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Throwback Thursday: The Motorola RAZR

May 19th, 2011

Motorola has produced several iconic handsets during its storied existence. The DynaTAC, the Vader, the v60 and of course, the Motorola RAZR. What Nokia did for the candy bar-style mobile phone in the 1990’s, Motorola did for the flip phone in the early 21st century. Thin, sleek and stylish, the RAZR was initially brought to market …

AT&T announces full-touchscreen HTC Freestyle; quick-messaging Brew handset

February 8th, 2011

Your friends over at AT&T have added a new, full-touchscreen, quick messaging device, based on the Brew mobile platform, to their handset lineup. Say hello to the the HTC Freestyle. The Freestyle sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera with video recording capabilities, micro-SD card slot (support for up to a 32GB card), 3.5mm …

HTC Sense to get music, video services and more

December 23rd, 2010

In an interview with Forbes on Thursday, HTC’s head of User Experience Drew Bamford provided some insight into where the company’s Sense product is headed in the near future. Sense started as a UI overlay placed atop various platforms on HTC devices. While the UI aspects of the product remain a central focus, HTC will …

Skype mobile application to run on Verizon Wireless BREW feature phones

August 18th, 2010

It looks like Skype and Verizon Wireless have inked another deal to bring the Skype mobile application to more Verizon devices. In a blog post today, Skype announced they are “expanding the Skype mobile application onto a variety of Multimedia 3G phones with an app based on the BREW platform, including the LG enV TOUCH, LG Chocolate …

HTC launching "new category" of smartphone with HTC Smart

January 7th, 2010

This morning HTC announced that it will be releasing a new BREW powered smartphone dubbed the HTC Smart, perhaps better known by its former name the Touch.B/Rome. The goal of the HTC Smart, and future like handsets, will not be to blow us away with specs but rather to put affordable smartphones, with HTC’s Sense …

China Unicom disses the iPhone, orders more Windows Mobile, Symbian phones

December 24th, 2009

China Unicom topped the 2 million subscriber mark this month and based upon its recent handset procurement, those wild and crazy China Unicom customers love Symbian and BREW, enjoy Windows Mobile, and, though they are buying the China Unicom-exclusive iPhone, they do not share the same fervor for Apple’s mobile phone as their Japanese counterparts. …

Qualcomm’s BREW platform lives on; coming soon to Sprint handsets near you

September 11th, 2009

On one end of the mobile spectrum, you have smartphone OSes that are feature packed, diverse and almost endlessly enhanceable. On the other end of the spectrum, you have dumb phone OSes that are limited in function but typically well-suited for the average consumer. Somewhere in the middle lies Qualcomm’s BREW Mobile Platform. Some may …

Verizon Wireless to deploy Java-based services

June 2nd, 2009

In with the new, out with the BREW — Sun Microsystems has just announced that Verizon Wireless is among several new partners to jump on the Java bandwagon. The nation’s largest carrier has long used BREW as its mobile platform of choice but times they are a’ changing. Moving forward, VZW will deploy Java Platform …

Motorola VE465 rugged feature phone headed to Alltel and TELUS

March 17th, 2009

Here we go again. On the one hand, rumorsville is buzzing with speculation surrounding the Evoke QA4, a rather intriguing touchscreen slider reportedly headed to US Cellular, MetroPCS and/or Cricket. On the other hand, you’ve got the VE465. CDMA 800/1900/1700/2100 connectivity 1.9 inch TFT internal display with 176 x 220 pixels and 65k colors 1.05 …