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Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook now available

April 19th, 2011

The day has finally arrived for those eagerly awaiting the arrival of Research In Motion’s first tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook. The 7-inch tablet — which is also the first device to run the company’s QNX-based software — is aimed at consumers and professionals alike, with a blend of speed, security, and functionality. You know what …

Twitter may acquire TweetDeck

April 18th, 2011

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Twitter is in “advanced talks” to purchase TweetDeck — the popular desktop and mobile third-party Twitter client. The deal could be worth as much as $50 million, although neither party has commented on the possible acquisition. TweetDeck, based in the U.K, has 15 employees on its …

Sprint bringing carrier billing to Android Market

April 13th, 2011

Google has confirmed that the nation’s third largest wireless provider, Sprint, has started rolling out a new feature to its Android Market users: carrier billing. Sprint will — presumably — get a small cut of the total amount spent, which will be charged to users’ monthly wireless statements. According to intel gathered by blog Android Central, …

Happy Motorola ATRIX 4G Day!

February 22nd, 2011

Those of you clinging on to AT&T, waiting for a serious Android handset, rejoice. Today, February 22nd, is the day that you can officially purchase yourself a dual-core, laptop-docking, 1GB of RAM having, Motorola ATRIX 4G from your local wireless retailer. AT&T will be selling the set for $199.99, RadioShack will be pricing the unit at $149.99, and …

RadioShack to launch Sprint’s EVO Shift 4G early; $149.99 on January 6th

January 5th, 2011

If you’ve gotten yourself all worked-up about Sprint’s EVO Shift 4G from HTC, listen up. As we told you yesterday, the official Sprint launch date for the Now Network’s third WiMAX-enabled smartphone is January 9th. Best Buy will be offering pre-orders of the Shift to Reward Zone members on Thursday, January 6th and to the general …

Dell Venue Pro available today, ships December 9th

December 1st, 2010

It’s official. Via a press release, Dell has announced that its Windows Phone 7 handset offering, the Venue Pro, is now up for grabs. The device, which boasts a 4.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and vertical slide-out QWERTY-keyboard, will start at $99.99 (8GB) with a signed 2-year contract on wireless provier T-Mobile. Dell says the device will ship …

Skyfire browser hits Apple’s App Store

November 3rd, 2010

Just a quick follow-up to a story we posted yesterday. Alternative iOS web browser Skyfire — the browser that will let you watch Flash movies through some back-end HTML5 wizardry — has officially made its way to the App Store. The application has an “introductory price” of $2.99. If you’re interested, you know what to …

Nokia N8 available for pre-order, end of September release

September 8th, 2010

Nokia has made their unreleased, flagship N8 handset available for pre-order in the U.S. via shop.nokia.com. The device, which will retail for $549, has a listed availability date of the “End of September.” The date seems to confirm the “late September” timeframe that was reported by Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti this past Monday. More details are sure to …

Happy Fascinate Day to you… and a friend

September 8th, 2010

If you’ve been patiently waiting to get yourself a Samsung Fascinate from Verizon Wireless, the day hath cometh. Oh, and it might be a good idea to bring a friend with you. Verizon has their iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S on a “buy one get one free” promotion on its inauguration day; the deal will allow …

Chubby Motorola Charm now available on T-Mobile

August 25th, 2010

The Motorola Charm, a pudgy little Android handset we first heard about in July, is now available for purchase on T-Mobile. Here is a quick recap of what the Charm is working with: quad-band GSM, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps, 3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and 2.8-inch touchscreen display; the device will also be sporting Motorola’s MOTOBLUR UI overlay. …