• Sprint Puts Android-Based Hero on Sale
    Sprint-Nextel Corp. has officially launched the HTC Hero smartphone, based on the Android operating system. The gadget goes for $180 after rebate with a two-year contract. Sprint is also requiring a data plan.The device offers a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with a ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • BlackBerry Storm 2 Ready for UK, U.S. Launch Uncertain
    Several reports indicate that the much-awaited BlackBerry Storm 2 will be available for sale in the U.K. sometime in the next few days. A story in The Guardian says it’s due to launch this week, while other reports name Oct. 21 as “Storm Day.” Vodafone ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Motorola Ditches LiMo for Android
    Open-source Linux as a mobile operating system might have an unfortunate future of being cannibalized by its own variations – as evidenced by Motorola Inc. dropping its board seat on the LiMo Foundation in order to focus on the Linux-based Android operating system. ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • T-Mobile Yanks Sidekick Amid Data Loss Catastrophe
    Adding a bit of fuel to the debate surrounding the reliability of cloud services (think Twitter, Google outages), T-Mobile USA has halted sales of its popular messaging-friendly Sidekick device, after a server meltdown essentially erased subscribers’ saved e-mail, ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Brits Might Prefer Palm Pre to iPhone
    The Palm Pre might give the iPhone a run for its money across the pond if you put much stock in a new study.Four months after its U.S. release, the Pre will go on sale this Friday in the U.K. Researcher TNS says more than one-quarter of the 1,000 people it polled in Britain ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Survey: iPhone Rules Business World
    The iPhone now not only tops J.D. Power’s smartphone customer satisfaction list for consumers – it’s the top choice for business too.The survey results, which came out this week, gave Apple a total of 803 points out of 1,000. BlackBerry was second with 724 ...More
    October 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Offers $60 Unlimited Text and Talk
    AT&T Inc. is joining the price-drop caravan with a new $60-per-month prepaid offer: the AT&T Unlimited Talk and Text. Available beginning October 12, the new GoPhone prepaid feature package offers unlimited nationwide calling and unlimited texting to anyone in the U.S., ...More
    October 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • iPhone Now Less Likely Verizon-Bound
    IDC analysts say Verizon is now much less likely to start selling the Apple iPhone next year than previously thought. That’s due to this week’s announcement that Google and Verizon will be working to put more Android smartphones on the market.Does that mean ...More
    October 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 2 Release Date Named
    Like Sean Combs, Puff Daddy, P-Diddy, or just plain Diddy, an upcoming BlackBerry smartphone goes by many names – Onyx, Bold 2 ... sometimes it’s just known by its model number, the 9700.Whatever you want to call it, just one day after we learned an important ...More
    October 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Report Names Important Date for BlackBerry Bold 2
    The popular BlackBerry Bold is ready for a sequel, if a report from an “insider” is to be believed.The Bold, which came out just last year, has been one of BlackBerry’s top-selling products. Now comes word that AT&T and T-Mobile will make an ...More
    October 8, 2009 Posted in News