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3G BlackBerry in development

July 13th, 2007

For Australians, that is. This bittersweet news comes out of the land down under, where lucky Telstra customers appear poised to become the first GSM subscribers with access to a 3G-equipped BlackBerry device. Chris Ting, a RIM technical account manager, revealed that the company is readying a 3G capable device for use on the country’s …

Sony Ericsson sees increased profits

July 12th, 2007

Bucking expectations, Sony Ericsson has just announced rising profits to the tune of a 54% increase during the second quarter of this year. This sales boon pushed SE’s market share up 3 points to 9%, a move made that much more impressive considering Apple’s recent power play. SE is still a distant 4th in the …

T-Mobile brings MyFaves to Germany

July 12th, 2007

This could be the first time in the history of the wireless industry that the United States has served as the testing ground for something that actually gets exported to another region of the world. T-Mobile, purveyor of budget wireless service and meager device selection in the US, has decided  to export their MyFaves service …

AOL admits big boo-boo and pays out $3 Million

July 12th, 2007

In a settlement with 48 states and DC, AOL had agreed to pay out $3,000,000 to those states and drastically revise its cancellation policies regarding their internet service. In the past, CSRs at AOL could get bonuses up to $3000 for retaining the customer’s service, prompting aggressive behavior and making it difficult for customers to …

Palm Foleo to debut on August 22nd?

July 12th, 2007

File this one in the "rumor" mill for the time being, but reports are pegging the Palm Foolio Foleo release date somewhere around August 22nd. According to several anonymous sources, this is the date that Palm’s yawner of an over hyped accessory will be available by way of their online and corporate retail channels. 3rd …

Lack of Nintendo Wii’s may be even worse over the holidays

July 12th, 2007

  Think it’s difficult to find a Nintendo Wii now? Just wait until the holiday season. So says George Harrison, senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications for Nintendo of America, who said in an interview, "There is no guarantee that we are not going to have ‘out-of-stocks’ this holiday season. If you see one, …

Samsung launches “Mobile Blog Phone”

July 11th, 2007

Yeah, the title is a little ridiculous, but it’s lifted straight from the Samsung promo material, we swear. The "Mobile Blogging" label actually refers to the handset’s built in YouTube client that allows for easy uploading of videos to the amateur video site, much like Helio’s recently upgraded UP service. The phone also includes support …

Remote Desktop for your iPhone!

July 11th, 2007

Every now and then a 3rd party developer will come up with something that is so ingenious it makes you wonder why it wasn’t included out of the box. This iPhone Remote Desktop Client is one such invention. Developer Nate True has come up with a way to modify TightVNC’s open source VNC app to …

Sidekick Slide (Zante): Hands On!

July 11th, 2007

Yeah, I know we got you excited yesterday, and were complete asses for not posting information on it, but what can we say, it was a busy day! The Sidekick Slide is an upcoming Danger/T-Mobile Sidekick that’s rumored to launch this year in Q3. We’re not sure what sort of launch plans T-Mobile has in …

70″ touchscreen PC

July 11th, 2007

Yeah, our mouths are agape as well. This giant beast of a machine is perhaps the biggest all-in-one PC you’ll ever see (for the next 4 days, that is). The 70" touchscreen sports an 8000:1 contrast ratio, 8ms response time, 700 cd/m2 brightness, and full HDMI support. The specs on the PC itself are a …