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Nokia to hold music-centric event on March 11th

March 7th, 2009

Will it be the announcement of a sexy new music phone or two? Is Nokia actually going to kill DRM and make a big deal of it like Apple did? Is “Comes with Music” relaunching as “Really Cool Songs that are Free for a Year with the Purchase of Select Handsets, on Ovi”? Unfortunately it …

Take that, Hulu content partners

March 6th, 2009

By now you’ve no doubt heard of the recent Hulu on Boxee situation. Three sentence recap for those who haven’t: Boxee is a media management/viewing/streaming application for Mac and PC that became a popular way for users to enjoy Hulu content on computers or on an Apple TV. Hulu told Boxee to stop serving its …

Cydia creator looking to launch competitive paid app store

March 6th, 2009

Cupertino will be none too happy to hear the news but Cydia creator Jay Freeman is looking to turn Cydia into an all-out application store. Cydia, for those unaware, is one of two hubs iPhone and iPod Touch owners use to obtain unauthorized apps on jailbroken handsets. Think of it as a cross between the …

Breakdown of BlackBerry App World pricing structure

March 5th, 2009

Now that the preliminary site for RIM’s upcoming application store “BlackBerry App World” is up, we’ve got a lot on our minds and we’re sure you do as well. Our first dose of shock comes from the pricing structure, which is absolutely horrible. To quickly rehash the image above, you’re looking at a nine-tiered structure …

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic NAM pulled from NYC Nokia store?

February 28th, 2009

Bear with us while we try and get a handle on the situation, but it has come to our attention that the Nokia flaship store in New York City has pulled the 5800 XpressMusic NAM from its shelves. Apparently the move is completely related to the whole no 3G signal fiasco which led to massive …

Amazon Kindle 2 hands-on review

February 28th, 2009

It’s been nearly five months since we scooped Amazon’s Kindle 2 and earlier this week, after what seemed like an eternity for anxious e-book fans, Amazon finally began shipping its new reader. We unboxed it for you this past Tuesday but you know we couldn’t leave it at that — it’s full-on review time! Leading …

Windows Mobile 7 slated to arrive in 2010

February 25th, 2009

In a Strategic Update Meeting on Tuesday, Steve Ballmer discussed all things Windows Mobile; its current market position, its standing within Microsoft and its future. Microsoft confirmed that Windows Mobile is one of its core seven businesses with 2,000 dedicated employees and nearly a billion dollars in yearly operating expenses. According to Ballmer, Windows Mobile …

Updated BGR Mobile app now available for iPhone and iPod Touch

February 25th, 2009

Last month we introduced the BGR Mobile app for the iPhone and iPod Touch and thanks to our awesome readers, it has definitely been a success. Nothing is perfect however — especially not a v1 app — and we’ve kept our noses to the grindstone, continuously working on improvements. We’ve also listened to what our …