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Facebook coming to BlackBerry PlayBook this month, iPad users shed tear

May 2nd, 2011

If you’re addicted to your PlayBook and a certain social network, listen up. Research In Motion has announced a new Facebook application for its 7-inch, QNX-based tablet due out in “May.” The new app will allow users to view and add friends and photos, utilize Facebook’s chat feature, and interact with the News Feed. “There …

Video chat may be coming to Android 2.3.4

April 26th, 2011

A carefully crafted tweet has sparked rumors of a native video-chat feature coming to Android 2.3.4 in the near future. “Just had a video call using gmail on Nexus S. Impressive quality @googlenexus Gingerbread 2.3.4 #io2011,” reads the post in question. The implication is — obviously — that Google will migrate its Gmail, browser-based video chat …

T-Mobile: LG G2x getting Gingerbread 'soon'

April 25th, 2011

If you read our review of T-Mobile’s G2x, you know we’re fans of the dual-core handset. There is, however, something a little disheartening about buying a top-of-the-line smartphone running a slightly dated operating system — the G2x is currently running Froyo, Android 2.2. But all that is about to change, according to a tweet by …

RIM to announce only one phone at BlackBerry World?

April 22nd, 2011

We’ve heard from two independent sources that RIM is planning on announcing only one handset at BlackBerry World next week, the BlackBerry Bold Touch (or whatever name it ends up launching with). Yeah, that’s right… the company has six major products in the pipeline, all currently set to be released between June and September, and it is …

BlackBerry Torch 2 hands-on!

April 8th, 2011

We’re not done, folks! In addition to getting some hands-on time with the BlackBerry Touch (Monaco / Monza) and the BlackBerry Bold Touch, we’re back at it again with an exclusive hands-on with the BlackBerry Torch 2. This is really what the original Torch should have been; instead of an underpowered, under-spec’d handset, the Torch …

HTC Pyramid may be revealed as HTC Sensation on April 12th

April 6th, 2011

HTC’s highly anticipated Android smartphone codenamed “Pyramid” may finally be unveiled as the HTC Sensation at a media event in London on April 12th. An unconfirmed report from technology blog Pocket-lint cites multiple unnamed sources in claiming that the device will be introduced at the HTC event as had previously been rumored. Earlier reports suggest the Sensation …

Samsung, Boost Mobile introduce Galaxy Prevail Android handset

April 5th, 2011

Today, Samsung and Boost Mobile jointly introduced a new member of the Galaxy family, the Galaxy Prevail. Running a fairly-stock iteration of Android 2.2 (Froyo), the device sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 2 megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth, GPS, and microSD card slot (support for up to a 32GB card). The device is the first CDMA, …

Nokia to hold Symbian smartphone event on April 12th

April 5th, 2011

Nokia recently began sending out invites to an event in London taking place next Tuesday, April 12th. We’re not sure what Nokia is going to announce — possibly the latest Symbian update, we’d imagine — though it’s entirely possible this could involve some hardware as well. What we do know is that Nokia is holding …

IEEE rubber-stamps next generation 802.16m WiMAX standard

April 2nd, 2011

The IEEE Standards Association has given its seal of approval to the next generation WiMAX standard, dubbed 802.16m. The new standard supports a “wide range of data rates in multiple user environments” and has a theoretical maximum throughput of around 300Mbps. “We are delighted that IEEE has recognized the completion of this comprehensive technical effort …