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Sprint to announce ‘another industry first’ on February 7th

January 12th, 2011

Sprint just sent out invitations to a press event that will be held early next month in New York City. It is unclear what will be announced at the event, which will take place on February 7th — just one week ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress convention in Barcelona. Sprint’s invitation states that …

Verizon announces addition of Apple’s iPhone 4 to handset lineup; available February 10th

January 11th, 2011

At a planned media event today, the nation’s largest wireless carrier — Verizon Wireless — announced the addition of Apple’s iPhone 4 to its smartphone handset lineup. Lowell McAdam, Verizon Wireless’ president and CEO, saying “if the press writes about something for long enough and hard enough, eventually it comes true,” introduced the oft-fabled device. The …

Live from the Verizon iPhone event!

January 11th, 2011

We’re here, waiting in line, and ready to go. Everyone is expecting Verizon Wireless to announce that they will be carrying the Apple iPhone within weeks, and we’d be pretty shocked if that’s not what we’ll get. Could there be some other light Apple news sprinkled in? Maybe FaceTime over 3G? It’s possible, but we …

PlayStation Phone to be unveiled on December 9th?

November 24th, 2010

French gadget enthusiast blog Nowhereelse has reportedly received a copy of an invitation to a mysterious press event early next month. The event, as the invitation states, is supposedly “the most awaited event of the past 10 years.” While the authenticity of the invitation is anything but confirmed, the implication is clear: Sony Ericsson will …

Apple to introduce ‘iTunes Live Stream’ service tomorrow?

November 15th, 2010

A bit of digging into a property list file included with Apple’s latest build of iTunes, version 10.1, may give us a hint as to what Apple might introduce in the near future. The plist file in question makes reference to “iTunes Live Stream,” an unannounced service that could find itself at the center of …

Facebook announces new communication platform; simple, seamless, not email

November 15th, 2010

Today, at the company’s planned media event, social networking giant Facebook took the wraps off of its new communication service. Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, noted that the new system aims to be seamless, informal, immediate, personal, simple, minimal, and short… but not email. The new service will: provide messaging across all of the different ways people …

Live from Samsung’s mobile event

November 8th, 2010

That’s right boys and girls — BGR is here live at Samsung’s mobile event in New York City. The stage has been set for the second, more official unveiling of the Continuum Galaxy S handset and we’re waiting at the ready. Sure there have been plenty of Continuum–related leaks, but things get real tonight, and …

Facebook has 200 million active mobile users, improves iOS and Android applications

November 3rd, 2010

Today, at the company’s mobile media event, social networking giant Facebook announced that it has roughly 200 million active users on its Facebook mobile products; up from 65 million last year. Capitalizing on that momentum, Facebook announced several updated mobile offerings for two specific mobile platforms, iOS and Android. The iOS Facebook application will get …

Facebook hosting mysterious ‘mobile event’ November 3rd

October 29th, 2010

Moments ago, Facebook began to send out invites to a “Mobile Event” scheduled for November 3rd at the company’s headquarters. Back in September, TechCrunch and Business Insider both reported that the social networking behemoth was developing their own handset with deep Facebook integration. Will we see the rumored device come to fruition on Wednesday? Perhaps …