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INQ still working on Facebook phone; to be called ‘Cloud Touch’?

January 11th, 2011

The sleuths over at unwiredview.com have found a Bluetooth SIG entry for a fairly peculiar device being called the INQ Cloud Touch. In the filing, the Cloud Touch is described as: An Android smartphone built to make messaging faster and smarter. It’s designed around the way people naturally communicate and has Facebook built into its …

Vizio makes VIA Phone and VIA Tablet official

January 3rd, 2011

Following on the heels of a report by the Wall Street Journal, electronics maker Vizio has made its entry into the smartphone and tablet market official. In a press release, the company outlines its VIA Phone and VIA Tablet devices that are set to debut this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Vizio’s VIA …

T-Mobile myTouch 4G review

November 23rd, 2010

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the heir apparent to the myTouch 3G throne and T-Mobile’s second HSPA+ handset, the myTouch 4G. The new device, which is manufactured by HTC, has all the trimmings of a flagship device: 1GHz processor, front and rear facing cameras, vivid touchscreen display, and, depending on whom you ask, a …

HP’s unlocked, GSM Palm Pre 2 available in U.S.; $450 [Updated]

November 18th, 2010

Early this morning, HP made the unlocked, unbranded, GSM, Palm Pre 2 available on its U.S. website. The webOS 2.0 device, which will retail for $449.99 contract-free, is listed as “in stock” and has a ship time of under 24-hours. Just a quick recap on the Pre 2: 1 GHz processor, 3.1-inch multi-touch display with …

Verizon adds LG Vortex, Cosmos to phone lineup

November 15th, 2010

Today, via two separate press releases, Verizon announced the addition of the LG Vortex — a full-touchscreen, Android 2.2 smartphone — and the LG Cosmos — a full-QWERTY messaging phone — to its handset lineup. The Vortex will boast a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with haptic feedback, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, 3.2 megapixel camera, micro-SD card slot (with support for up …

Wi-Gear CEO says Apple acquisition rumors are false

November 10th, 2010

Following a report on Tuesday claiming Bluetooth headphone maker Wi-Gear was acquired by Apple, the company’s CEO confirmed Wednesday that the report is false. Mark Pundsack, Wi-Gear’s CEO, confirmed to Macworld that Wi-Gear and its intellectual property are currently for sale, but Apple did not buy the company. “Two words: ‘I wish!’” Pundsack wrote in …

Nokia N8 review

November 2nd, 2010

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, Nokia’s latest and greatest Symbian handset, the N8. The N8 got a bit of a late start in life, with production and shipping delays a plenty, but the handset is now starting to propagate itself the world over. Available in five different colors, the full-touchscreen device — which is …

Wi-Fi Direct launched, device-to-device connections with range and speed of Wi-Fi

October 25th, 2010

Today, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced a new protocol that is sure to further embed the groups namesake technology in your life called Wi-Fi Direct. The new technology will allow devices to use the Wi-Fi protocol to make device-to-device connections (similar to Bluetooth) with the range and throughput of the 802.11 specification. As the press release reads: “Wi-Fi …

T-Mobile's myTouch 4G ROM, video, spec-sheet leak

October 19th, 2010

When a ROM for an unreleased handset leaks, sometimes the most valuable thing they contain are images and videos of the device, and the ROM for the myTouch 4G — coming to T-Mobile — is no different. The mT4G will be an HSPA+ handset that packs a 3.8-inch WVGA display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi b/g/n, …