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More fail, less Epix; major bug plagues another AT&T / Samsung handset

May 10th, 2009

Ahh the Samsung Impression. It’s arguably the sexiest feature phone AT&T carries right now, with its 3.2-inch WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen, slide out QWERTY, 3 megapixel camera, HTML Web browser and plenty more. Specs aside however, the Impression appears to be the next victim in a still-forming line of Samsung handsets from AT&T stricken with severe …

Google too slow for you? Get Cupcake on your G1, today!

April 15th, 2009

While the keys to the Android 1.5 “Cupcake” SDK may have just been handed over to developers, the clever folks in the XDA-Developers community have been playing with the software on their G1’s for the past few days already thanks to an individual known as haykuro. Very, very long story short; haykuro successfully ported the …

Early-look Android SDK 1.5 released to developers

April 14th, 2009

The long awaited Android “cupcake” upgrade for the Android OS looks to be one step closer to release. An early-look version of the Android 1.5 SDK has been released to developers which includes a preview of soft keyboards, home screen widgets, live folders and speech recognition. This early version of the SDK also includes both …

Hands on: OS 5.0 on the Bold

April 10th, 2009

Way back in September we gave the world its first glimpse at the upcoming BlackBerry OS 5.0 running on a Curve 8310, but since that time RIM has continued to keep mum on the subject so we thought that we’d conduct a brief overview of BlackBerry OS 5.0 running on a Bold. So hit the …

Receiving video MMS works on iPhone OS 3.0?

April 1st, 2009

Ever since the iPhone 3.0 beta was released, only the lucky and skilled have managed to enable MMS on their iPhones. It’s not that it’s impossible to do, you just have to know your way around the OS and do some modifications, enter settings, and that sort of stuff. What everyone has been wondering, however, …

Apple finally invents copy/paste and MMS; iPhone 3.0 gets official

March 17th, 2009

We all know as soon as a feature comes to the iPhone, Apple invented it right? Perfect examples are the full touchscreen form factor, mobile apps, visual voicemail and the accelerometer — all brought to market by Cupertino. But none of those things are Apple inventions, you say? Pfff, clearly you’ve never met an Apple …

Symbian announces future platform development schedule

March 13th, 2009

It might have taken a while for the Symbian Foundation to get rolling but if its newly-announced development schedule is even close to accurate, play time is most definitely over. Symbian, shall we say, hasn’t exactly been speedy with platform updates in the past. Fast forward to the group’s new schedule seen above and we’re …

Apple iPhone 3.0 OS event March 17th, we got some info

March 12th, 2009

So it looks like Apple’s planning on holding an event for iPhone 3.0 OS March 17th along with showing off an updated SDK. This would fit nicely with their brief history of having a preview software event followed by a hardware refresh in June/July. As far as what we’ve been told of iPhone 3.0, here’s …

T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120 to finally get OS 4.5

March 11th, 2009

And we thought AT&T was slow! News is now trickling out that T-Mobile pack rats are in for a treat this coming Friday. Apparently, OS 4.5 for the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is fiiiiiiiinally going to be released. We don’t exactly know why it took so long for RIM to put together a build that T-Mobile …