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Windows Phone Live to offer Windows Phone 7 syncing and remote wipe

July 13th, 2010

Microsoft unveiled its new Windows Phone Live website, a companion site that will be integrated into its upcoming Windows Phone 7 handsets. Similar to Microsoft’s MyPhone service unveiled as a beta in May 2009 for Windows Mobile 6.x handsets, the new Windows Phone Live will offer 25GB of SkyDrive storage space and will let Windows Phone 7 …

MobileMe to go offline tonight, respawn with new features

June 17th, 2010

Just a quick little heads up to anyone who relies upon MobileMe, as the service will be down for maintenance overnight from 1am to 3am ET. Downtime is never fun, but it’s sounding a lot like when Apple’s engineers are done with the update we’ll finally see the beta label shed from the updated webmail …

Evidence suggests MobileMe will become free

June 4th, 2010

It’s not a whole lot to go on, but rumors never are. Recent changes to the Account Type statuses of Apple’s MobileMe service is leading many to believe that the cloud-based syncing offering may soon become free. Instead of being labeled as an Individual subscriber accounts are now labeled with Full Member. We have been …

RIM's Mike Lazaridis wants manufacturers to limit your data usage

February 16th, 2010

We really love the boys and girls over at RIM, but if you haven’t already noticed, they’re pretty much stuck in 1998. Why do we say that? Well, RIM’s co-CEO Mike Lazaridis (who is absolutely brilliant) started spewing off his nonsense on data conservation at MWC and how “manufacturers had better start building more efficient …

Rogers quietly adds Voice & Data Usage tracking to its website

September 13th, 2009

Well would you look at that? Rogers Wireless has become the last Canadian carrier to enter the 21st Century by allowing its subscribers to track their voice, data and SMS/MMS usage in near real-time. All one has to do is log into his or her MyRogers account at Rogers.com, click “Manage My Wireless Services” and …

Rentobile gives junkies their fix, offers handset rental service

December 31st, 2008

Every once in a while a startup comes along and offers a service that makes you sit back and think, “why didn’t I think of that?” Such is the case with Rentobile, a mobile phone rental company based in New Jersey. The premise is simple – people like new toys. Rather than sit around and …

Nokia announces six new low cost phones for emerging markets

November 4th, 2008

Nokia on Tuesday introduced six new mobile phones and two new services that target emerging markets. The phones will include the 7100 Supernova and the XpressMusic 5130 and will retail for €25 to €90 ($32 to $115 USD). The first handset to hit the market in late 2008 will be the Nokia 7100 Supernova, a …

T-Mobile Drops More “App Store” Details

September 11th, 2008

T-Mobile recently made it known that it will be the first carrier to offer its own mobile-accessible application store in line with Apple’s App Store. What better venue than CTIA to shed some new light on T-Mobile’s plans to enter the evolving space that is mobile app distribution? Here is the condensed version of an …