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  1. 1. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Vodafone wields largest base of music subscribers in Europe You might think that a dedicated player like Napster or Spotify would hold claim to the largest base of customers for subscription-based music services, but quite the contrary --
  2. 2. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER it's actually megacarrier Vodafone, which offers access to around 2 million DRM -free tracks at a variety of price points in Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK, a library that it says will grow to some 6 million in 2010. Universal, Sony, Warner, and EM I all have deals in place with the carrier -- probably one of the big reasons they've been able to amass so many subscribers, a number that currently stands around 450,000 spread across eight markets. Granted, compared to iTunes, half a million users still isn't much of a market driver -- but if nothing else, it seems to validate the business model, give carriers a big voice in the content distribution conversation, and serve as a testament to the fact that users are considering phones of all brands and platforms to be viable music players. Vodafone wields largest base of music subscribers in Europe originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Tue, 02 Feb 2010 04:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailKeep unreadAdd tags 10:57 AM (2 hours ago) Sony Ericsson Aspen: first with Windows Mobile 6.5.3 from Engadget M obile by Thomas Ricker
  3. 3. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER It's finally here: Windows M obile 6.5.3, the iterative finger-friendly Windows M obile release that should have been wrapped into 6.5.0. The latest mobile wares from M icrosoft come wrapped inside the Sony Ericsson Aspen (aka, Faith); a business-focused QWERTY candybar with 2.4-inch QVGA TFT touchscreen LCD, 3.2 megapixel camera, A-GPS with Google M aps, 3.5-mm audio jack, WiFi, and microSD expansion. This latest addition to Sony Ericsson's GreenHeart portfolio comes in black or white silver and packs quad-band GSM /EDGE with either HSPA 900/2100 or 850/900/2100 radios (depending on region). Available in Q2. Back to Windows M obile 6.5.3 for a second, although this is a .dot.dot update it's actually a fairly significant move for M icrosoft. For starters, this release now includes a more finger-friendly layout (no stylus needed even when digging deep into the OS), support for capacitive touchscreens (huzzah!), and acts as a platform to enable multitouch. M icrosoft has also improved browser performance with faster page load times and better memory management while improving the pan and flick gestures and zoom and rotational speeds. Sounds like somebody is getting ready for M obile World Congress. Sony Ericsson Aspen: first with Windows Mobile 6.5.3 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 02 Feb 2010 03:06:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  4. 4. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailKeep unreadAdd tags 8:57 AM (4 hours ago) Samsung GT-S8500 is first with Bluetooth 3.0 from Engadget M obile by Thomas Ricker And here we have it: what's likely to be the world's first Bluetooth 3.0 phone courtesy of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). According to the filing's description, the "compact and slim" Samsung GT-S8500 is a touchscreen slate phone with a "high resolution" 3.1-inch OLED sporting a TouchWIZ UI and quad-band GSM /EDGE radios. The advantages of the 3.0 Bluetooth spec approved in April are faster throughput (up to 24M bps) and more frugal power usage -- both welcome advances in modern media- playing handsets. Although it's not stated we can assume an official launch in Barcelona for M obile World Congress.
  5. 5. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Samsung GT-S8500 is first with Bluetooth 3.0 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 02 Feb 2010 01:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailKeep unreadAdd tags 5:48 AM (8 hours ago) HTC pulls wraps off Droid Eris' kernel source from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler 1 person liked this They knew this day was coming, but still, we can't help but feel like there must be some higher-ups at Verizon that are squirming today at the knowledge that the innermost workings of one of their highest-profile smartphones -- the Droid Eris -- are now available to anyone willing to invest the couple minutes that the package takes to download. This should give hackers some more elbow room to cook custom ROM s for Verizon's remix of the Hero -- and if they can beat an official Android 2.1 release for the phone by even a single day, that sounds like a win in our book. HTC pulls wraps off Droid Eris' kernel source originally appeared on Engadget M obile on M on, 01 Feb 2010 22:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  6. 6. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailKeep unreadAdd tags 3:44 AM (10 hours ago) Palm Pre Plus MMS and GPS issues crop up, webOS update can't come soon enough from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler It doesn't look like we've got any showstoppers here -- but just as with any major new smartphone release, Verizon's Pre Plus is starting to take some lumps after romping in the field for a week since its retail availability kicked off. Of the two biggies being cited so far, one is of particular concern: apps other than VZ Navigator don't seem to take advantage of GPS augmentation, meaning they're relying on a straight-up GPS signal alone to get a location lock -- something that often doesn't work on a phone (a reliable workaround seems to be to open VZ Navigator before you open the app you really need, but still, not an optimal situation). The second, less troublesome issue involves sending MM S messages over WiFi; basically, you can't. The phone forgets to fire up cellular data to send the message and tries to route it over the WiFi connection instead, which inevitably fails. What's odd about both of these is that they seem like regressions from the software already rolled out to Sprint (and other) Pres, and a surprising lack of rigor from a carrier known for putting its phones through the gauntlet prior to release. Let's hope we see an over-the-air update in short order, shall we? Palm Pre Plus MM S and GPS issues crop up, webOS update can't come soon enough originally appeared on Engadget M obile on M on, 01 Feb 2010 20:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailKeep unreadAdd tags 1:44 AM (12 hours ago)
  7. 7. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Bada getting 'latest version of TouchWiz,' first model a lock for MWC from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler The screen shots we've seen of Bada so far don't really remind us of the TouchWiz we know and love (or hate) today, but a new blog post on Samsung's official Bada site says that the platform will definitely be hooked up with "the latest version of TouchWiz" with "chic touch interaction and components to increase its simplicity and ease of use." What's unclear is whether this'll be a ground-up rethinking of Sammy's classic full-touch user experience or just a grafting of its latest production version onto Bada -- but the good news is that we'll find out soon enough, because the company goes on to say that we'll be seeing "the new Bada smartphone at M WC this month." We'll admit, we don't know how we feel yet about the use of "Bada" and "smartphone" in the same sentence -- but we'll know plenty more in a couple of weeks. Bada getting 'latest version of TouchWiz,' first model a lock for M WC originally appeared on Engadget M obile on M on, 01 Feb 2010 18:38:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailKeep unreadAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (14 hours ago) Somy X5: basically a Sony Ericsson Pureness for a tenth the price from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  8. 8. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Here's the thing about Sony Ericsson's Xperia Pureness: once you get past the translucent display, there's not much to it. Seriously -- it doesn't have 3G, a camera, hunks of precious metal, or even a fancy name to flaunt like Vertu, Dior, or Versace; it's just a low-end phone from a mass-market manufacturer that can't do much other than make calls. We suppose that's why it was so easy for a Shenzhen KIRFer to pop out this near- perfect duplicate of the Pureness -- the Somy X5 -- in no time. Heck, it's even got support for two SIM s, or exactly twice as many as you'll find on the $1,000 genuine article -- which, if you're keeping track, is over twelve times the bargain-basement sticker on the Somy here at RM B 550 ($81). Anyhow, looks like it's back to that search for a faithful Aura replica, eh?
  9. 9. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Somy X5: basically a Sony Ericsson Pureness for a tenth the price originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 01 Feb 2010 16:06:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailKeep unreadAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (14 hours ago) Alcatel's Pre-alike OT-980 with Android seeks to undercut HTC Tattoo from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler North Americans are about as familiar with Alcatel as Europeans are with baseball, but the brand -- owned by China's TCT -- actually does a decent amount of low- to mid-end handset business around the world. One thing Alcatel isn't known for, though, is venturing into the smartphone fray, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that they're taking a swing at the Android market here with the OT-980 slider. Even more surprising, perhaps, is the fact that it basically looks like a cheesy Pre with red accents, but stay with us: TCT
  10. 10. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER wants to undercut HTC's ultra low-cost Tattoo when it brings the 980 to market, so you might be able to find this one for peanuts. Apart from the fact that it runs Donut, the spec sheet reads pretty nicely, too, with 192M B of RAM , Qualcomm's relatively new 600M Hz M SM 7227 core, WiFi, 3G, and a magnetic compass, but you'll have to wait a bit -- it's not expected to hit the market for another few months, it seems. Alcatel's Pre-alike OT-980 with Android seeks to undercut HTC Tattoo originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 01 Feb 2010 15:41:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailKeep unreadAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (15 hours ago) Mobience smallQWERTY keyboard saves the lives of touchscreen detesters from Engadget M obile by Darren M urph
  11. 11. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Have any idea what a SureType keypad would look like if it were removed from a BlackBerry and (barely) enlarged? We're guessing it'd look a little something like this. Designed by M obience, the smallQWERTY keyboard is meant to give you a more tactile option when it comes to texting or inputting characters into your phone, M ID, UMPC or pretty much any other handheld device. There's no mention of a price, and we're not told exactly how long it'll take to master this thing, but we're bubbling over just thinking of the fun we could have from hacking into the text input fields of nearby devices with this. Shh... you didn't hear that from us. M obience smallQWERTY keyboard saves the lives of touchscreen detesters originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 01 Feb 2010 15:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailKeep unreadAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (16 hours ago) Motorola Devour for Verizon gets boxed, shares Pixi's processor? (update: Moto's support site is live) from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  12. 12. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER M otorola's so-called Calgary has found itself on a lengthy, fascinating journey from rumor to retail -- a journey that began way back in 2008. Finally, here we are a whole bunch of months later, the high-end Droid having been released back in November and Verizon still without a midrange choice for Android hopefuls -- but that's about to change. Right, Verizon? Right? The latest intel from Android and Me suggests that the Devour (as it'll almost certainly be known to the public) will feature a Qualcomm M SM 7627 -- the same next-gen entry-level core being used by the Pixi that's designed to replace the aging M SM 7600 series, very likely a chip that we're going to be seeing a whole lot of over the next 12-18 months in devices that manufacturers don't deem worthy of Snapdragon. M eanwhile, Android Central seems to have scored a shot of some promotional material for the Devour suggesting that it's not far off -- the site says we're looking at a retail box here, but considering how small and narrow the Droid's box is, this could actually be some in-store signage or something to that effect. We'll know soon enough, hopefully. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in] Update: And look at this, M otorola's support documents for the Devour are now live (we count 10 pages' worth, total). Not too much interesting in here, but we can confirm that the name will be Devour, it's got WiFi, and there'll be a car kit available. Thanks, Stormdancer!
  13. 13. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER M otorola Devour for Verizon gets boxed, shares Pixi's processor? (update: M oto's support site is live) originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 01 Feb 2010 16:49:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailKeep unreadAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (17 hours ago) Logitech app turns your iPhone into wireless trackpad or keyboard from Engadget M obile by Darren M urph It ain't the first company to do it, but Logitech's new iPhone app is certainly one of the easiest to get into. Oh, and did we mention that it's completely free to download? Available now in the App Store, Touch M ouse transforms your handset into a wireless trackpad or keyboard, and thanks to its reliance on vanilla WiFi signals, you won't need any proprietary equipment to get it up and running. It's fully compatible with both M ac and PC platforms, and it's obviously a pretty fantastic way to control your HTPC without dragging a full-fledged keyboard / mouse into the living room. Hit the source link for more details, and be sure to let us know how it goes in comments once you give it a roll. [Thanks, Wulf] Logitech app turns your iPhone into wireless trackpad or keyboard originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 01 Feb 2010 13:36:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (17 hours ago) China Unicom profits down 50 percent, NTT DoCoMo up by the same margin from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  14. 14. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Call it proof that there's a global wireless karma equilibrium, if you will, that needs to be maintained: China Unicom has warned that its net profit for 2009 will be down a whopping 50 percent, while one of its doppelgangers across the Sea of Japan -- NTT DoCoMo -- has encountered exactly the opposite fortune on news that it has posted a 48 percent year-over-year improvement in black ink. Unicom blames a perfect storm for its misfortune, citing the sale of its CDMA network in 2008 for an artificially inflated profit a year ago combined with the immense expense involved in rolling out its HSPA cells over the course of 2009. DoCoM o, meanwhile, ironically benefited from weak demand for new handsets that pushed its procurement costs lower, and it might be the start of a revolution in the way Japanese phones are announced and offered. Reports circulating today suggest that the carrier is gearing up to offer micro SIM s capable of working with Apple's iPad, which would mark a first for any major Japanese network; historically, you've had to buy a phone from them, but with LTE looking more globally harmonious than any network technology before it, this might be the start of something good. Speaking of LTE, NEC has announced that it'll be demoing a concept LTE "terminal" (presumably a handset) in cooperation with DoCoMo at M WC this month, likely the first example of many we'll see over the course of the year as a number of carriers around the world march toward live 4G networks. [Thanks, Rata] China Unicom profits down 50 percent, NTT DoCoMo up by the same margin originally appeared on Engadget M obile on M on, 01 Feb 2010 13:08:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (19 hours ago) Nokia Custom Dictionary takes predictive text to the obvious next level from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  15. 15. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Nokia's just posted its literally-named Custom Dictionary utility to Beta Labs' hallowed halls of experimental wares, finally bringing what appears to be a thorough, editable predictive text solution to S60 devices so that you can use (in Nokia's own words) friends' names and nicknames, places, and "slang" (read: every four-letter word you know) with aplomb in the course of normal textual conversation. What makes Custom Dictionary cooler than the average predictive text system, though, is the fact that you can load, unload, and transfer custom word lists to and from your PC and between devices, making it easy to back up your nonsensical gibberish in the event you lose or change phones. As with anything in Beta Labs, you've got to proceed at your own risk -- but the stuff's available to download now. Follow the break for a video demo. Continue reading Nokia Custom Dictionary takes predictive text to the obvious next level Nokia Custom Dictionary takes predictive text to the obvious next level originally appeared on Engadget M obile on M on, 01 Feb 2010 11:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (20 hours ago)
  16. 16. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Samsung to mass produce 3.3-inch touch-embedded AMOLED panels from Engadget M obile by Richard Lai Need a mystery to keep you bewildered? Here's one: that layer of nothingness between the touch-sensing glass and the display on your phone. Whatever that is, Samsung's about to blow it away with a new 3.3-inch WVGA AM OLED touchscreen coming in M arch. The magic lies in the on-cell touch technology -- 0.001mm-thick capacitive touch sensors are deposited between the panel's substrate and the bottom polarizer film, thus removing the usual touchscreen glass cover and the gap that follows. If all goes well, Samsung should be delivering thinner and lighter phones with slightly brighter touchscreens in a few months' time, or possibly phones in the current package but with bigger batteries. Sorry, LCD, but we've got a new crush to focus on. Samsung to mass produce 3.3-inch touch-embedded AM OLED panels originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 01 Feb 2010 10:06:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (21 hours ago)
  17. 17. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER See Fabian Hemmert and his amazing, shape-shifting cellphone prototype (video) from Engadget M obile by Tim Stevens 1 person liked this Cellphones, whether they be smart or dumb, are pretty amazing things -- but they're pretty lifeless things, too. Design researcher Fabian Hemmert thinks that our gadgets could move us a little more if only they could, well, move. As part of his TEDxBerlin talk late last year he shows off some prototype phones, including one that can get thicker on any of its four corners, and another that can shift its center of gravity similarly (shown above). The possibilities are intriguing, like a status bar that could get physically hefty as it gets weighed down with icons, but we're not sucking down all of Hemmert's Kool-Aid. His idea of devices giving off a heartbeat and changing shape like they're breathing in your pocket is just a little creepy, and more practically we have a hard enough time holding onto our handsets as it is -- imagine all the suddenly top-heavy cellphones leaping out of hands and to their doom. Continue reading See Fabian Hemmert and his amazing, shape-shifting cellphone prototype (video)
  18. 18. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER See Fabian Hemmert and his amazing, shape-shifting cellphone prototype (video) originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 01 Feb 2010 09:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (22 hours ago) Microsoft Tag makes a video appearance, still seeking popularity from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov "It's the hyperlink in the physical world" says a M icrosoft PR man, giving us the most succinct definition of what Redmond's Tag initiative is all about. Having announced its alternative take on the barcode at CES 2009, M icrosoft has been working behind the scenes on proliferating the use of these multicolored Tags, which are designed to be snapped by nearby cameraphones. Once the pattern is recognized, you can obtain digital content directly on your phone -- whether it be a website link, YouTube video, or whatever -- and the uses are pretty much limitless: business cards, product packaging, magazines, anything that can benefit from supplemental online content and has a flat surface is a candidate to be Tagged. Such is the theory anyhow, and M icrosoft's doing all it can to make it happen, with software for most mobile platforms, including the iPhone. Video demonstration after the break. Continue reading Microsoft Tag makes a video appearance, still seeking popularity M icrosoft Tag makes a video appearance, still seeking popularity originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 01 Feb 2010 08:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  19. 19. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (yesterday) Teenager invents low-frequency radio for underground communications from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov 2 people liked this You know what's really annoying? Teenagers. Even more annoying? Teenagers inventing legitimately useful things and getting awards for it. M eet Alexander Kendrick, the 16- year old inventor of a new low-frequency radio that allows for cave-texting, which isn't some fresh new euphemism, it just means people can finally text while deep
  20. 20. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER underground. How deep, you ask -- well, Alexander's team of intrepid explorers went far enough (946 feet) to record the deepest known digital communication ever in the United States. What you see the young chap holding above is the collapsible radio antenna, though plans are already afoot to ruggedize and miniaturize the equipment to make it more practical for cave explorers and rescuers. Way to go, kid. Teenager invents low-frequency radio for underground communications originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 01 Feb 2010 06:11:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (yesterday) N97 firmware update v21.0.045 ready to download from Engadget M obile by Thomas Ricker Get to it N97 owners. In addition to your free Ovi M aps, Nokia just let loose firmware version 21.0.045 that promises to improve call reliability and internet browsing while smoothing out the jumpiness some have seen with kinetic scrolling introduced in v20. It's available now via a Nokia Software Update tether if you just can't wait for it to be set free over the air. As always, let us know how it goes in the comments.
  21. 21. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER N97 firmware update v21.0.045 ready to download originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 01 Feb 2010 04:46:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (yesterday) NTT DoCoMo will demo LTE prototype at MWC, launch service this year from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov Still on track to launch its LTE network this year, Japanese carrier NTT DoCoM o has today announced that its first prototype handset designed specifically to handle all that bandwidth will be unveiled at M WC 2010. We already knew a cool $10.4 billion or thereabouts were to be spent on Japanese LTE deployment, and now we can break that figure down a little by noting that NTT will be spending between $3.3b and $4.4b on its infrastructure alone. All we know of the new phone so far is that it'll be the product of the overall partnership with NEC, Fujitsu and Panasonic, but judging from NTT DoCoM o's last prototype to grace these pages, we're unlikely to be left wanting. NTT DoCoM o will demo LTE prototype at M WC, launch service this year originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 01 Feb 2010 04:19:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (yesterday) Motorola Backflip spotted in the wilds of China
  22. 22. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER from Engadget M obile by Darren M urph M otorola's Backflip has yet to springboard itself over to AT&T, but those who call China home can hop on the bandwagon right away. Said phone -- which sports a full touchscreen and a physical QWERTY thanks to the horizontal clamshell design -- is now available from M oto's Chinese portal for 4,298 Chinese yuan (in unlocked form), which translates to right around $630. While the rest of the world awaits the phone's launch later this quarter, you can hit up Mobile.163.com for a downright beautiful gallery of in the wild shots. Go on, it's safe. We think. [Thanks, M e] M otorola Backflip spotted in the wilds of China originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (yesterday) DirecTV DVR Scheduler quietly arrives in the WebOS App Catalog
  23. 23. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER from Engadget M obile by Richard Lawler Just a few days after making debuting on the Android M arket, DirecTV has unleashed its DVR Scheduler app for WebOS phones. No surprises here, the usual program guide searching (for everyone) and remote DVR scheduling features (DirecTV customers with the right set-top boxes only) are in effect for the rock bottom price of $0. We've got a few additional pictures of the app here, but it's just as simple to get on your Pre or Pixi so why not roll over to the App Catalog and hit that download button? Gallery: DirecTV DVR S cheduler for WebOS
  24. 24. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER DirecTV DVR Scheduler quietly arrives in the WebOS App Catalog originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:34:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Feb 1, 2010 (yesterday) Mac OS X 10.3 installed on Nokia N900 via PearPC, barely usable for impatient geeks from Engadget M obile by Richard Lai Curious folks around the world enjoy a bit of hackintosh every now and then (although once is enough for many), but no geek has successfully ventured as far as Toni Nikkanen of Finland, who became the first person to run OS X on a phone -- the Nokia N900. As you can see in the video after the break, Toni's hack relies on PearPC -- a PowerPC emulator -- to install good ol' OS X 10.3 (Panther), but the mammoth sluggishness means it's far from usable. Still, if you can spare 90 minutes for each boot-up plus plenty more for the snail-paced cursor, then head to the source to learn from Herra Nikkanen. [Thanks, M atija]
  25. 25. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Continue reading Mac OS X 10.3 installed on Nokia N900 via PearPC, barely usable for impatient geeks M ac OS X 10.3 installed on Nokia N900 via PearPC, barely usable for impatient geeks originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 31, 2010 (2 days ago) Bell's Remote PVR software ensures you won't miss the Canadiens Leafs game, even you're stuck in traffic from Engadget M obile by Tim Stevens When DirectTV started teasing an iPhone app about a year ago our interests were certainly piqued -- and then disappointed when it was revealed it would only allow remote scheduling. When the Android version came along we got our hopes up again for remote streaming of content, but again got them dashed again. Now Rogers is doing the disappointing, launching the charmingly titled "Remote PVR Access from your Bell Smartphone" in Canada just before the Olympics on February 12, though it's unclear right now which smartphones will be covered. It too allows remote scheduling of content and, sadly, not remote viewing. Some day we'll get our wish -- some day. Bell's Remote PVR software ensures you won't miss the Canadiens Leafs game, even you're stuck in traffic originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 31, 2010 (2 days ago)
  26. 26. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Mobiado's 712ZAF yet another way to rid yourself of bothersome $100 bills from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  27. 27. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Cash weighing you down? Credit limit too high? Luxury phone specialist M obiado might just have the answer with its latest creation, the 712ZAF candybar. Billed as the successor to the Luminoso, the Vancouver-based company's latest execution of conspicuous consumption features a 2.2-inch QVGA display, AGPS, two-mic dynamic noise reduction, a 5 megapixel camera with flash, and quadband EDGE plus UMTS 900 / 1900 / 2100 (M obiado has always had a bad habit of simply calling out "WCDM A" without specifying UMTS or HSPA, but on that tiny display, it really doesn't matter too much). The aluminum frame is surrounded with a ceramic coat in your choice of six colors; no word on price or availability, but we'll venture a guess that breaking open your piggy bank isn't going to cover it. M obiado's 712ZAF yet another way to rid yourself of bothersome $100 bills originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 31, 2010 (2 days ago) Samsung S5620 'Monte' possibly leaked, looks better than it sounds from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  28. 28. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER We know the FCC's already gotten a gander at this thing, but the general public... well, that's another story altogether. Daily Mobile has a bunch of shots of what it claims to be Sammy's upcoming S5620 M onte, a silly name from a company that certainly hasn't shied away from funny branding in the past (one quick look at the Corby or Rant should be able to verify that for you). Anyhow, we're told to expect a TouchWiz-powered feature phone here with a 3-inch display, HSDPA, and a 3.5mm headphone jack which you can clearly see in some of the pictures. A quick look at the FCC filing also reveals WiFi, though the lack of WCDM A testing indicates that we won't have 850 or 1900M Hz 3G support -- in other words, North Americans are out of luck as usual. If we had to guess, this one might get the covers pulled off at M WC next month. Samsung S5620 'M onte' possibly leaked, looks better than it sounds originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:47:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  29. 29. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 31, 2010 (2 days ago) Blyk-powered 'Orange Shots' service coming next month to Monkey customers from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Now that Blyk's free-service-for-ads model has officially bitten the dust, we're starting to see new ideas come out of the woodwork from the Dutch company that might (or might not) stand a better chance of striking a survivable balance of value and profitability. Orange UK has announced that it'll be launching Orange Shots as of February 1, a program for advertisers that lets them target subscribers of its M onkey prepaid service in very specific ways. Sound familiar? Yeah, that was pretty much what Blyk had been doing all along -- difference being that they're no longer trading access to that targeted group for free minutes and texts. As far as we can tell, Orange is simply offering its subscribers the hope of getting special offers from advertisers, meaning its margins are probably going to be a lot higher here than Blyk's ever were before -- assuming M onkey customers agree to sign up, of course. For now, it's purely opt-in; let's hope it stays that way. Blyk-powered 'Orange Shots' service coming next month to M onkey customers originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 02:22:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 31, 2010 (2 days ago) Dropped calls, begone: AT&T expands feds' Wireless Priority Service to Canada
  30. 30. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler American carriers have had Wireless Priority Service in place for several years now, giving government officials and first responders improved access to potentially overloaded networks in the event of an emergency or high-density gathering -- but historically, that service has been restricted to American soil. With the Winter Olympics coming right up in Vancouver, AT&T figured it'd have quite a few G-M en strolling north of the border, so it has worked with Rogers this month to roll out priority access for devices roaming in Canada that are already authorized for the service. In a nutshell, that means VIPs strolling around the luge circuit will be able to get through (and stay through) if the crush of humanity gets too much for the poor, overworked cells to handle. And no, you can't sign up for it, so don't even ask. Dropped calls, begone: AT&T expands feds' Wireless Priority Service to Canada originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 31, 2010 (2 days ago) VisualBoyAdvance turns your Palm Pre into a Game Boy emulator
  31. 31. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov 1 person liked this A certain UK bank operates a delightfully dorky advertising campaign whose slogan is "we give you extra." Well, in the case of mobile software communities, that's exactly the case. From jailbroken iPhones to PS One-emulating HD2s to multitouch- enabled browsing on the Nexus One, the one group of people we know we can truly rely on are other geeks. So let's salute those heroes once more, in recognition of the VisualBoyAdvance -- a webOS-based emulator for Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games. The former two categories are said to play smooth as you like, whereas the Advance stuff suffers from slight slowdown at present. We've only seen it playing on a Pre, but there should be no reason why your Pixi wouldn't be allowed in on this party. A quick video demo awaits after the break, and the source link has all the installation details you'll need. Continue reading VisualBoyAdvance turns your Palm Pre into a Game Boy emulator VisualBoyAdvance turns your Palm Pre into a Game Boy emulator originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:35:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 30, 2010 (3 days ago) Inmarsat's new phone trialed en route to June launch, definitely won't be mistaken for a RAZR from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  32. 32. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER If you live your life one oil rig, one Siberian gas field, or one Antarctic base at a time, odds are you're precisely the target demographic for Inmarsat's new handset being rolled out later this year. Oddly, despite the company's decades-long history of providing satellite phone service, the IsatPhone Pro is apparently the first model "purpose-built for its network" with awesome features like Bluetooth, text messaging, email support, and GPS capability that can be injected into outgoing text messages (you know, for when you finally strike oil somewhere in the M ariana Trench). Anyhow, the company has
  33. 33. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER announced that the first calls have now been successfully made using the handset on the way to retail availability this June -- but if you have to ask for a price (either for the phone or a per-minute rate), odds are it's not for you. Inmarsat's new phone trialed en route to June launch, definitely won't be mistaken for a RAZR originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Sat, 30 Jan 2010 15:34:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 30, 2010 (3 days ago) Firefox for Mobile makes Maemo its first home from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov As if you needed any more evidence of the tech supremacy of your Nokia N900 or N810, here's Firefox making its official mobile debut on the most righteous M aemo OS. Available for download right now, version 1.0 will come with a pretty sweet feature named Weave Sync, which harmonizes your bookmarks, tabs, history and passwords across devices, making for a seamless transition between your desktop computer and your mobile one. We reckon we could get used to that. Alas, Flash support is still somewhat shaky, and does not come enabled by default, though you're free to flip the switch and ride the lightning as it were. We're sure M ozilla will appreciate any crash reports you might want to throw its way as well. So come on already, download the darn thing and let us know if it improves on the already spectacular browsing experience of the N900.
  34. 34. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER [Thanks, Ross M.] Firefox for M obile makes M aemo its first home originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 30 Jan 2010 11:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 30, 2010 (3 days ago) Virgin Mobile Canada lights up HSPA+ network, iPhone 3GS, Bold 9700 in tow from Engadget M obile by Donald M elanson Well, it's a bit earlier than the invitation to the big launch event suggested, but it looks like Virgin M obile Canada is now officially part of the HSPA+ club, and it's now also selling a couple of new phones you might be interested in. Naturally, the network will give you coverage in line with the Bell network that Virgin is piggybacking on (encompassing 93% of Canadians), and you can expect the same download speeds of up to 21.6 megabits per second and upload speeds up to 5.76 -- in "ideal conditions," of course. As expected, the carrier is now also offering a number of new phones that take advantage of the network, not the least of which include the iPhone 3G and 3G S (in all the usual varieties), and the BlackBerry Bold 9700. Hit up the link below to check out the
  35. 35. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER complete lineup, and Virgin's new smartphone plan offerings, which start at $50 per month Virgin M obile Canada lights up HSPA+ network, iPhone 3GS, Bold 9700 in tow originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 30 Jan 2010 10:11:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 30, 2010 (3 days ago) Xperia X10 officially headed to T-Mobile in Germany this April from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov Announced to the world in early November last year, the Xperia X10 has been Sony Ericsson's paper flagship device for a good few months now, and unfortunately the latest official word seems to confirm that the wait will be even longer. NTT DoCoM o has already stated it'll launch the handset in Japan this April, and T-M obile has now also gone official with an April timeframe for the X10's German arrival. Guess we can consider that February 10 "expected launch" in the UK dead and buried by this point. It's all rather lackluster in our eyes -- we've seen HTC produce the devastatingly versatile HD2 and even the Nexus One in the time it's taken Sony Ericsson to iron out bugs in a UI we suspected was too ambitious from the start. Let's hope the final product is worth the wait, eh? Xperia X10 officially headed to T-M obile in Germany this April originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Sat, 30 Jan 2010 06:23:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 30, 2010 (3 days ago)
  36. 36. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER iPad UI gets ported to the iPhone and iPod touch from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov 2 people liked this At this particular point, 50-something days away from the earliest iPad deliveries, we doubt too many people are up in arms about the iPad's ability to act as a jumbo iPhone. On the other hand, if we told you you can take pretty much the entire iPad experience and distill it down to your iPhone OS device, well you'd probably care a lot more, wouldn't you? To get that extra 3D flavor to your UI, including the fetching iBooks shelf and other iPad-specific touches, you'll need a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch, access to the Cydia app store, and the manpower to click past the break for the full instructional video. Come on, you know you want to. [Thanks, Taimur]
  37. 37. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Continue reading iPad UI gets ported to the iPhone and iPod touch iPad UI gets ported to the iPhone and iPod touch originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 30 Jan 2010 04:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 30, 2010 (3 days ago) FCC Fridays from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler We here at Engadget M obile tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't possibly (want to) cover all the stuff that goes down there, we've gathered up all the raw info you may want (but probably don't need). Enjoy! Phones Read - Samsung S5620B Read - Samsung S5620L Read - Samsung SCH-U320 Read - Sharp 943SH Read - Sharp STX-2 Read - Alcatel OT-808a Read - LG GS500F Read - LG GD880 Peripherals
  38. 38. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Read - Vodafone M obile Broadband K3805-Z Read - Novatel M iFi 2352R FCC Fridays originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 22:41:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 30, 2010 (3 days ago) Microsoft CFO says 'we'll have much more to say' about WinMo 7 in February from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Every indication we've had out of M icrosoft is that Windows M obile 7 is on track for a grand unveiling at M obile World Congress in Barcelona next month, and indeed, Fox Business has none other than CFO Peter Klein on record saying as much -- the closest thing we've had to a confirmation outside of Robbie Bach's analyst remarks a few weeks back. At the 4:07 mark of the video, Klein says that the company is "heads down" on WinM o 7 and expects to have "much more to say" about the product out in Spain, which would mark the one-year anniversary since the announcement of 6.5 at the same venue. Considering the brutal response that last version endured over the better part of 2009, let's hope they're coming to the table with something much, much more delicious this time around. M icrosoft CFO says 'we'll have much more to say' about WinM o 7 in February originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 20:11:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 30, 2010 (3 days ago)
  39. 39. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER SlingPlayer Mobile 2.0 for WinMo gets finger-friendly from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Sling has given the Windows M obile community a little love this week with the release of SlingPlayer M obile 2.0, blessing it with a totally redesigned "sleek and intuitive" interface and a handful of new features that bring it to parity with its counterparts on other platforms. First off, the UI's been reworked to make styli a thing of the past -- everything should now be usable with a finger -- and they've added multiple viewing modes for widescreen and zoomed content. You've also got support for Sling Accounts, an improved guide and DVR control, and fully-blessed streaming over both 3G and WiFi on any network. Anything running WinM o 6 or up with a touchscreen should theoretically work and it's a free upgrade from 1.6 -- only catch is that you need a Slingbox Solo, Pro, or Pro HD to use it (older models are being blocked, an annoying habit that we've seen with other recent SlingPlayer releases). It's available for download now. SlingPlayer M obile 2.0 for WinM o gets finger-friendly originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 18:12:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) Nexus One for AT&T's 3G bands likely in the works from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler 1 person liked this
  40. 40. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER By all appearances, Google's trying to break Android free of the surly bonds of the manufacturers and carriers that support it, opening its own online store and selling unlocked Nexus Ones to anyone willing to pony up the $529. Problem is, the Nexus One as we know it today is only available in a configuration that supports North American 3G on AWS spectrum, meaning you've got to go with the States' fourth-largest carrier if you want to blaze -- you've got no other option. That's not very "open," is it, Google? That brings us to an FCC finding today. Take a look at the two labels above; the one on the right comes from the current Nexus One. The label on the left, meanwhile, is physically identical and comes from a new filing for a device with FCC ID NM 899110. The old Nexus One has ID NM 899100, so this new device is just a single digit off -- likely a variant of the existing model. If you look into the RF reports a bit, you'll immediately notice that the new handset supports 3G on WCDMA Bands I, II, and V, meaning that it'll work on AT&T (and Rogers, Bell, and Telus for the Canadians in the room) along with most of Europe. Same label style, nearly identical model ID, different bands -- we think we know what's going on here. Google, your move. [Thanks, wonderbread]
  41. 41. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Nexus One for AT&T's 3G bands likely in the works originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 15:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) AT&T's messaging plan requirement on 'quick messaging' handsets slipped in with unlimited voice launch from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  42. 42. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER You see, it's just not enough that you're locked into a long-term binding contract with an epic ETF these days, apparently -- carriers need a little more assurance that you're going to make it rain on them after you pick up a subsidized device. Verizon's doing it, and now AT&T's following on from a slightly different angle, it seems. BGR has scored what appears to be some sort of FAQ for sales reps detailing new requirements for AT&T's so- called "quick messaging" range -- primarily midrange feature phones with QWERTY keyboards -- and as the name implies, they now want you to hook up to a messaging package of at least $20. We're being told by AT&T that this requirement was actually put
  43. 43. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER into place back when the carrier tweaked its unlimited voice plans, so if you've bought one of these devices in the past couple weeks, odds are you've got this fine print written into your contract. Enjoy! AT&T's messaging plan requirement on 'quick messaging' handsets slipped in with unlimited voice launch originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 15:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition impressions from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Last October, we would've never guessed that T-Mobile would bother to circle back with HTC on the myTouch 3G to craft a slightly modified version that fixes everyone's single
  44. 44. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER biggest complaint -- the lack of an integrated 3.5mm headphone jack -- but here we are now in January with that very product resting in our hands. Even crazier, though, is that the only version of the modified phone (or, at least, the only version announced so far) is a limited edition tie-up with Fender and pitchman Eric Clapton. Strange bedfellows, indeed -- maybe just strange enough to work. Seriously, who doesn't want a phone endorsed by one of the hippest, most storied brands of the 20th century? Continue reading T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition impressions T-M obile myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition impressions originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) T-Mobile myTouch Slide in the wild? from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  45. 45. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER With the G1 on its last legs, the CLIQ stands as T-Mobile USA's only QWERTY Android set -- and for a carrier that seems as committed to Android as T-Mobile does, that doesn't seem right, now, does it? Indeed, that rumored myTouch Slide looks like it's going to get real here pretty shortly now that we're seeing shots of the thing in the wild, and... well, it looks nothing like the original myTouch 3G (and even less like the Fender edition). Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder -- and we'd want to wait until we see this in the flesh -- but the myTouch Slide appears to lack the old model's attractive contours, sticking with a spartan design strangely paired to a chrome-ringed earpiece. Besides the clear addition of an optical pad here (something we'd previously heard HTC would be pushing hard in 2010), it's apparently got an HVGA display, externally accessible microSD slot, camera with flash, and unfortunately, an old-school ARM 11 processor. We're holding out hope that T-Mobile has plenty of higher-end gear waiting in the wings, but for now, this looks like the G1's true spiritual successor. T-M obile myTouch Slide in the wild? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:48:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  46. 46. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) Nexus One experiencing nationwide data outage? (update: it's back!) from Engadget M obile by Darren M urph Well, Happy Friday to you, too! We've been inundated with tips from perturbed Nexus One users across the country (and even in Puerto Rico) suggesting that their T-M obile data coverage is completely out of commission. As you can see above, our own Josh Topolsky is seeing the error in Brooklyn, NY. Some users have reported that their SIM card pulls down data when swapped out of the Nexus One and into another handset, and both T-Mobile and HTC tech support centers have purportedly been slammed. At the moment, no one really seems to know what the issue is, but we have seen some reports from owners that their data is coming down just fine. So, what say you? Let us know what's going on with your Nexus One in the poll below.
  47. 47. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER [Thanks to everyone who sent this in] Update: As of 12:54PM ET, it seems that data is back in action for Nexus One users. You should probably try rebooting your phone if it's not. View Poll Nexus One experiencing nationwide data outage? (update: it's back!) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) Michael Dell pulls Mini 5 Android tablet from his parka, offers to put one in yours in 'a couple of months' (video) from Engadget M obile by Tim Stevens Hot on the heels of us thinking maybe the Dell Streak / M ini 5 was possibly due for a name change to the "M 01M," a roving heckler from TechCrunch managed to catch the
  48. 48. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER man himself, M ichael Dell, on the street and get a quick demonstration of the thing -- which he with no uncertain terms referred to as the "M ini 5." He swiped through a number of home screens and quickly showed the five megapixel camera on the back, mentioned 3G wireless, and then tucked it away again. No price was given, but the biggest news is confirmation that it's coming out in "a couple of months," which is something of a surprise given the company was still calling it a concept just a few weeks ago. Video of this choice encounter is after the break. [Thanks, M ark O.] Continue reading Michael Dell pulls Mini 5 Android tablet from his parka, offers to put one in yours in 'a couple of months' (video) M ichael Dell pulls M ini 5 Android tablet from his parka, offers to put one in yours in 'a couple of months' (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 07:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) Toshiba TG02 lives, drops by the FCC from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov
  49. 49. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Before the Nexus One and the HD2, there was the Toshiba TG01, sprinting along with a 1GHz Snapdragon in its belly and a 4.1-inch front end. Alas, that phone was hamstrung by a resistive touchscreen and a poorly thought-out skin atop an even worse OS (WinM o 6.1), but even by today's standards its hardware spec is top notch. Color us intrigued, then, to find its successor finally making its FCC debut -- with Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi (802.11b/g) connectivity in tow and a case outline suggesting some earlier leaked shots might still be accurate. It's a quad-band GSM handset, though from the tests we've seen it appears to sadly lack 3G frequencies for the US. The marketin g name has also been confirmed as the TG02 and with M WC 2010 fast approaching, who's to say we're not going to have a brand new Toshiba handset to fawn over? Go past the break for more. Continue reading Toshiba TG02 lives, drops by the FCC Toshiba TG02 lives, drops by the FCC originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 06:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago)
  50. 50. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER HTC Magic's Sense update ready for download from Engadget M obile by Thomas Ricker You've waited long enough, now today's the day that HTC releases ROM Version:3.05.401.3 that brings the Sense user interface to M agic owners. Just be sure and heed HTC's warning to backup your data since this update will overwrite whatever it is you've been doing. Now hit that source link and get to updating, heroes. HTC M agic's Sense update ready for download originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 06:19:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) HTC's HD2 carrying a secret stash of hidden RAM from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov
  51. 51. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Will this phone ever stop surprising us? Rumblings that all HD2 devices have 576M B of RAM inside them started developing in China a little while before T-M obile unveiled its upgraded US-bound handset with, funnily enough, the same amount of memory. Now, those trusty souls over at XDA-developers have concocted custom ROM s for everyone else to free up the extra 128M B of operational headroom, and user feedback appears to corroborate the theory. We can hardly begin to fathom the reasons for HTC disabling part of its available hardware, other than to guess that a WinM o 7 upgrade was in the company's plans for this phone all along and it just wanted to keep its ability to handle the new OS under wraps. Video and pictorial evidence of cracking past the 448M B barrier after the break. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in] Continue reading HTC's HD2 carrying a secret stash of hidden RAM HTC's HD2 carrying a secret stash of hidden RAM originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 03:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) LG GD510 Pop's solar panel add-on finally ships
  52. 52. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Considering the LG Pop's milquetoast specs, the best thing going for it has to be its trick solar rear that's capable of injecting three minutes of talk time for every eleven minutes of sunshine you pour into it. Problem is, the panel was an accessory that didn't ship in the box -- you had to buy it separately, and back at the Pop's launch, it wasn't available. That's all been cleared up now with news out of LG's German press office that the panel's available for a stout €34.90 (about $49) on top of the phone's €169 ($236) sticker -- pricey, perhaps, but you figure you'll make it up in power savings over the course of a few years' use. Over the long term, all phones should have these suckers built in just for kicks, so let's hope LG's setting a precedent here. LG GD510 Pop's solar panel add-on finally ships originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 02:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) Zune software references rumored Project Pink devices, a video upload service? from Engadget M obile by Ross M iller
  53. 53. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER We weren't sure things could get any more interesting with M icrosoft's mobile rumor mill, but along comes Zune Boards with some tantalizing findings in the latest Zune software update. First up is the eEndpointFamily files, which lists all the compatible hardware -- ZuneHD, for example. Also found, however, were entries for "PmxPure" and "PmxTurtle." PM X, if you recall, seems to be a reference to M icrosoft's Premium M obile eXperiences group, the remnants of the Danger acquisition who have been whispered to be working on Project Pink. As for Pure and Turtle, let's go back all the way to September 2009, when we first heard those names as the initial Pink duo -- there were some supposed renders, too. If that's not enough, two PMX table entries pointed to a snippet of text stating that "Studio members" can "View and manage pictures and videos taken with your phone at the Studio," followed by a link that for now redirects to Zune.net. Could the mysterious Project Pink and the oft-rumored "Zune phone" be one in the same, with some "Studio" service for uploading media to the cloud? Is this all some red herring perpetuated by some amused M icrosoft staffers? We don't know, but it's mean to tug at our heart strings like that, M icrosoft, and worse that it makes M obile World Congress even more painful to wait for. #tmdp
  54. 54. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Zune software references rumored Project Pink devices, a video upload service? originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) T-Mobile myTouch 3G granted ultra-minor firmware update, too from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  55. 55. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER The CLIQ isn't having all the Android over-the-air update fun today -- and unlike M otorola's little debacle, this upgrade looks like it's here to stay. The myTouch 3G has started receiving what appears to be the tiniest of cute little updates -- so tiny, in fact, that it fixes just one bug: a dodgy missed call indicator that wasn't showing up consistently. The bottom line is that you can't expect Android 2.0 or 2.1 here -- you'll still be at 1.6, and if you're intentionally not answering your phone, you may have actually preferred the bug anyhow. Let us know how your updates go, folks.
  56. 56. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER T-M obile myTouch 3G granted ultra-minor firmware update, too originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) Rest easy, iPad roamers: O2 and Orange have micro SIM orders, too from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Steve mentioned in his iPad preso yesterday that he was pretty confident the company would have international data deals locked up by June or July of this year -- but since the thing uses some wacky new micro SIM standard, carriers that intend to support it are going to need to get the new chips in stock after having used traditional SIM s for nearly twenty years. That makes moving your iPad around between carriers and your SIM between devices that much harder, but we've got a sliver of good news here: we're hearing from a tipster with connections at supplier Gemalto that O2 and Orange both have micro SIM orders in the pipeline. That doesn't necessarily mean that Apple is going to be trumpeting them as iPad partners with special data plans, of course -- but even if they aren't, at least they'll have the necessary equipment ready for you if you want to use your unlocked tablet on their airwaves. Gemalto also has outstanding orders with T-M obile and AT&T (of course), so yeah -- it might be a long road, but we're hopeful that these will start to become commonplace over the next few years. [Thanks, anonymous tipster] Rest easy, iPad roamers: O2 and Orange have micro SIM orders, too originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 20:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
  57. 57. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) Motorola CLIQ briefly gets firmware update by mistake, still Android 1.5 from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler A few extremely lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it) CLIQ owners were blessed with a new firmware update today, it seems, before the goods were unceremoniously yanked just minutes later. Phone Scoop reports that software version 1.3.8 -- which still runs Android 1.5, by the bye -- was available for just 15 minutes before M otorola took it offline. No one's coughed up a changelog yet, but users that have received the update have reported that it claims to improve GPS tracking and features a new option for assigning functionality to a double-press of the home button. For its part, Motorola's saying that "a test version of the update was mistakenly enabled" but isn't giving guidance on when we might see an official release -- so let's just make sure it has Android 2.1 next time it goes live, yeah? M otorola CLIQ briefly gets firmware update by mistake, still Android 1.5 originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 19:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) Vodafone facing more pressure to shed Verizon, other key assets from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  58. 58. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Among European wireless conglomerates, it's not just Deutsche Telekom that's under the gun to make magic happen for investors these days. Shareholders of the UK's Vodafone are banging on the doors, too, asking why the company's stock is trading an estimated 30 percent lower than the sum of its parts -- and they want something done about it. Part of the problem appears to be the fact that Voda hasn't seen a dime from its 45 percent ownership of Verizon Wireless since 2005 (the joint venture simply hasn't paid any dividends) and it doesn't expect to for at least another couple years -- but there are apparently a variety of assets in its portfoilo around the world that have investors worked up, including its part ownership of France's SFR. CEO Vittorio Colao (pictured) has made no secret of the fact that all options are on the table and Verizon Communications would likely be more than happy to snap up Vodafone's 45 percent stake; with the guys with all the money starting to get worked up, we might see some blockbuster deals happen in 2010. Vodafone facing more pressure to shed Verizon, other key assets originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:22:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 29, 2010 (4 days ago) Motorola will 'broaden the scope' of Blur, sell a phone through Google this year from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Earnings calls tend to be about as exciting as a stale piece of white bread, but every once in a while something juicy falls through -- and morsels are filtering out of the earnings call that M otorola held this morning. Here are the biggies:  We hope you like Blur, because it's not going anywhere. CEO Sanjay Jha says that "the majority of our new smartphone [sic] this year will feature" the platform, and that it'll "include enhancements to address the prosumer segment of the market." They're looking to rope in media (music, photos, and so on) the same way they did social networking, boost enterprise compatibility for white collar types that only have
  59. 59. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER one phone, and improve network efficiency to ease up on battery drain. All good things, we reckon.  Feature phones in M oto's range will "meaningfully decline" as it heads toward planned profitability in the fourth quarter through higher-margin smartphones. Android isn't the only game plan, though -- it'll continue to develop its ultra low- end handsets for emerging markets.  Following the Nexus One's lead, Jha said that it'll launch "at least one direct-to- consumer device with Google." That matches up nicely with a statement he made during our CES interview that "there will be multiple devices [launched through Google] and I think that we said 'yes' today that probably this next device is our device." All told, we have every reason to believe that this'll be an exciting year for M oto fans -- and that HTC needs to keep a close eye on these guys. M otorola will 'broaden the scope' of Blur, sell a phone through Google this year originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) Engadget Mobile Podcast 033 - 01.28.2010 from Engadget M obile by Trent Wolbe
  60. 60. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER iPad M ania may have gripped the nations of the world, but believe it or not, there is other news to chat about -- especially in the M obile realm. And most of it is about stuff that either looks, sounds, or simply is very, very fast. Chris and Sean keep you running alongside the freight train in this week's edition of the Engadget M obile Podcast. Hosts: Chris Ziegler, Sean Cooper Producer: Trent Wolbe Music: Solvent - Devices and Strategies (Ghostly International) 01:38 - Apple iPad 16:53 - HTC Supersonic 21:23 - 3 Scandinavia first out of the gate with 84M bps HSPA 33:25 - Virgin M obile Canada launching HSPA network on February 2? 00:00 - Sony Ericsson Vivaz is official: 8.1 megapixels' worth of Sy mbian Subscribe to the podcast [iTunes] Subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes [RSS M P3] Add the Engadget M obile Podcast feed (in M P3) to your RSS aggregator and have the show delivered automatically [RSS AAC] Add the Engadget M obile Podcast feed (in enhanced AAC) to your RSS aggregator [Zune] Subscribe to the Podcast directly in the Zune M arketplace Download the podcast
  61. 61. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER LIS TEN (MP3) LIS TEN (AAC) Contact the podcast podcast (at) engadgetmobile (dot) com. Filed under: Podcasts Engadget M obile Podcast 033 - 01.28.2010 originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Popout Original audio source (EngadgetM obile_Podcast_033.mp3) Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) Is this the Samsung Galaxy 2? from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler 1 person liked this You could accuse Samsung's first production Android device, the Galaxy, of many things -- but you couldn't really accuse it of being pretty. M aybe that's about to change with the phone's replacement, though, now that Androphones has scored a render of a device that appears to be an Android- powered Sammy that's looking a lot more put-together than anything they've released so far. Even better, it apparently has the chops to live up to its pretty face with a 1GHz Snapdragon, 3.7-inch AM OLED display, 5 megapixel cam, Android 2.1, and a whopping 32GB of internal storage on its way to an alleged M WC unveil, but we see one problem here: Samsung makes its own systems-on-chip, so we don't see why they'd be sourcing a Snapdragon here. That said, the picture looks real enough -- and you
  62. 62. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER don't see rabid Samsung fans make convincing fake renders too often -- so we'll hold out hope this gets announced one way or another. Is this the Samsung Galaxy 2? originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:24:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) AT&T says it's 'closing the gap' on dropped calls from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  63. 63. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER AT&T spent a good bit of its earnings call today talking about its network -- not too surprising, really, considering the cozy relationship between dropped calls, subscriber count, and profit. The overall takeaway was that the company is pleased with its progress and continues to improve thanks to the addition of new carriers at existing cell sites (read: increased over-the-air capacity), an ongoing backhaul renovation, and the recent roll-out of 7.2M bps capability across most of its 3G footprint. In terms of dropped calls specifically, AT&T claims that the statistic dropped network-wide from 1.41 percent to 1.05 percent between December '08 and '09 -- not bad, though the real problems seem to be in key high-density, high-visibility markets like M anhattan where it hasn't yet met its vaguely-defined "performance objective." That said, it seems convinced that it'll patch
  64. 64. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER things up over the next few months as it continues its infrastructure push -- and considering that Apple's entrusting AT&T with the iPad, we don't doubt that there's some work underway to mute the cries of "we want Verizon" about 90 days from now. Then again, there's no substitute for real-world experience, so we'll dare pose the question: are you seeing improvement in your neck of the woods? Follow the break for another juicy slide out of AT&T's earnings deck. Continue reading AT&T says it's 'closing the gap' on dropped calls AT&T says it's 'closing the gap' on dropped calls originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) Motorola files another small profit in fourth quarter from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler M oto appears to be continuing its long, arduous road toward recovery on news of its financial results for the fourth quarter of '09 -- or, at the very least, it's not losing any ground. Overall, the company posted a meager profit of $142 million for the quarter on revenue of $5.723 billion, $14 million better than a quarter prior and a staggering $3.799 billion better than the same quarter a year ago. Breaking it down by division, M obile Devices is still in the red, but not by terribly much -- it did $1.8 billion in sales with an operating loss of $132 million, while Home and Networks M obility (the guys responsible for wireless infrastructure and set-top boxes) made $91 million on sales of $2 billion. Some 12 million handsets were shipped in the quarter alongside 3.4 million set-tops; that marks a downtick of 1.4 million phones from the third quarter, but as the company shifts focus to smartphones, it makes sense that would happen to a certain extent -- provided the company can keep margins high. The company expects to lose somewhere between 1 and 3 cents per share in the first quarter of 2010, so the recovery isn't complete yet -- but stemming the bleeding was an important first step. M otorola files another small profit in fourth quarter originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
  65. 65. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) AT&T activated 3.1 million iPhones last quarter, 1 million non-phones from Engadget M obile by Paul M iller While Verizon suffers a bit on paper, primarily thanks to a spendy Alltel merger, AT&T has some pretty good news to report on the "money" front. AT&T's $3 billion in earnings are up 26% over the year ago quarter, and particularly hot on the wireless front with 3.1 million iPhone activations, 2.7 million new wireless customers, and 1 million non-phone devices like e-book readers. While the 2.7 million bests the 2.2 million newbies at Verizon Wireless, AT&T gained less customers on contract thanks to its any -device-goes ways, so it's hard to say who's really in the best position here. Still, with devices like the Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader and now iPad in its fold, AT&T is clearly the go-to for getting your not-a-phone onto the internet. Now if only it could do it, um, well. AT&T activated 3.1 million iPhones last quarter, 1 million non-phones originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) T-Mobile USA offers free BlackBerry Pearl trackball replacement from Engadget M obile by Sean Cooper
  66. 66. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER If you're Pearl's pearl has lost some of its luster -- and indeed some of its control -- we've heard that T-M obile USA is stepping in to help sort that out. As of the 15th February, BlackBerry Pearl 8100, 8120, and 8320 owners can apparently pop into a T-Mo shop and have it replaced for $free. The only catch is your device has to have been purchased from T-M obile -- and, we assume, have troubles. Sadly other BB owners with problems can't get this in-store service -- as they require more than a simple pin for the same service -- but we'd imagine enough noise to customer support could help your cause if you're having trouble. We're liking the trend we've seen of late with carriers offering up these random acts of kindness and do hope we'll continue to see more. T-M obile USA offers free BlackBerry Pearl trackball replacement originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) Moto CLIQ hacked to enable FM radio, easy listenin' coming soon from Engadget M obile by Tim Stevens 1 person liked this We wouldn't rate the ability to tune FM radio highly on our wishlist of missing features on M otorola's CLIQ, but nonetheless an Android tweaker by the name of Eugene has figured out
  67. 67. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER how to deliver it. The necessary receiving hardware for pulling down the Weekly Top 40 was actually there all the time, Eugene just needed some binary files -- and to believe. Once he believed hard enough, clapped his hands, and copied over those files, presto he was groovin'. He hasn't released a working version of his tweak to the world just yet, but we presume that will be coming soon enough. M oto CLIQ hacked to enable FM radio, easy listenin' coming soon originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:12:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) RIM briefly confesses that BlackBerry Tour 9650 is on the way from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler We've got no shortage of evidence that there's an updated version of the Tour on the way, but we're dealing with pretty ironclad proof now that RIM itself has made mention of the so-called 9650 -- albeit briefly. A message posted on RIM 's official Facebook account read "The BlackBerry Tour 9650 is coming! Check back for official news!" only to get pulled mere hours later, but the damage has been done -- it's definitely on the way, not to say we'd really doubted it before anyhow. M ajor features over the original Tour should be an optical pad (in place of that old-school trackball) and the addition of WiFi, making it very likely a solid upgrade for owners of nearly any CDMA BlackBerry. Alright, Storm2 owners, we'll cut you some slack -- but the rest of you, seriously, stay tuned.
  68. 68. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER RIM briefly confesses that BlackBerry Tour 9650 is on the way originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 08:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) Nokia grows profits and smartphone share in Q4 from Engadget M obile by Thomas Ricker Pretty good news for Nokia today as it announces its Q4 results. Net income jumped 65% to €948 million (on €12 billion in sales) or 26 eurocents per share, from €576 million euros, or 15 eurocents a share, earned in Q4 2008. That handily beat the consensus forecast of 19 eurocents per share. Importantly, Nokia grew its smartphone (or "converged devices" in Nokia parlance) marketshare to a healthy 40%, up from 35% just last quarter. Looking forward, Nokia cautioned that it expects its adjusted operating margin in Devices & Services in Q1 2010 will be at the low end of its 12% to 14% target. At the time of this posting, Nokia stock has jumped about 9% in recognition of these good times. Nokia grows profits and smartphone share in Q4 originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 07:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) 50 Android games demonstrated in one video -- who says Android can't game? from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov 2 people liked this
  69. 69. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER 50 seems to be a pretty trendy number right now, what with Palm's Pre Plus and Samsung's i8910 HD both showing off the ability to run more than 49 concurrent processes. Joining that number party, albeit in a different fashion, is this video demonstrating 50 games running smooth as butter on a M otorola Droid handset. If you thought you had to have a Zune HD, iPod touch or one of them webOS thingies to get your mobile gaming on, maybe this will serve as a competent dissuader. See it after the break. Continue reading 50 Android games demonstrated in one video -- who says Android can't game? 50 Android games demonstrated in one video -- who says Android can't game? originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 05:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags
  70. 70. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) RIM's (doomed?) BlackBerry Magnum makes its video debut from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler The same cat that brought us the last M agnum scoop is back again, this time with a short video detailing the differences between RIM 's supposed first effort at making a touchscreen / QWERTY hybrid device and its nearest cousins, the Bold 9000 and 9700. Notably, the narrator points out that the phone shares its keyboard design more closely with the 9000 than the 9700 -- for aficionados, this can be a crucial difference -- and it generally shares its physical cues with the older Bold apart from a move to micro-USB (and the SurePress screen, of course). Sadly, the proto here lacks an operating system so there's not terribly much to see beyond the hardware itself, but it might all be for naught - - the latest intel suggests that this phone has been supplanted by a mysterious "Dakota"
  71. 71. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER with updated specs, so we'll just have to hang on to our Curves and Storms for a little while longer. Follow the break for the full video. Continue reading RIM's (doomed?) BlackBerry Magnum makes its video debut RIM 's (doomed?) BlackBerry M agnum makes its video debut originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:19:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) iPad won't handle GSM voice calls -- or will it? from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  72. 72. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Like the camera references, this could just be another case of vestigial SDK weirdness -- but for whatever reason, devs have noticed (and we've been able to reproduce) a "Touch to return to call" bar in the iPad emulator just like you'd expect to find on an iPhone during a traditional GSM call. It certainly seems like Steve would've bothered to mention during today's festivities if you could do something crazy like pair up a Bluetooth headset and go to town (and you'd need a voice plan on top of that $29.99 data anyway), so who knows: either Apple's just made every UI element as adaptable as possible regardless of whether it's applicable to a particular device, they're planning a higher-res iPhone down the road, or they're integrating the bar into some VoIP action. Or... you know, none of the above. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in] iPad won't handle GSM voice calls -- or will it? originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 03:46:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  73. 73. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) China says Android can stay, misses Google's point from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov A Chinese M inistry of Industry and Information Technology spokesperson has today delivered a statement affirming China's willingness to allow Android devices to operate within the country without restriction so long as they adhere to the nation's laws. This means that whatever China's response to Google no longer obeying its censorship edicts may be, it won't be to disallow Android -- which kind of makes sense considering the growing roster of OPhones out there, all running a remixed version of the dessert- loving mobile OS. Then again, Google's latest power play was to hold back Android handsets from entering China, so we're not entirely sure how much the M ountain View outfit cares about the M iddle Kingdom's apparent benevolence. China says Android can stay, misses Google's point originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 03:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) Apple lifts VoIP over cellular restrictions in new iPhone SDK from Engadget M obile by Paul M iller
  74. 74. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Great news for the VoIP world: iCall, the maker of the iCall VoIP iPhone app that can catch a GSM call and flip it over to WiFi, has issued a press release saying that the new iPhone SDK allows for VoIP over 3G cellular connections. Previously such calls had to be made over WiFi, since AT&T's network (or someone well acquainted with AT&T's network) didn't think it was man enough to take the VoIP traffic. Interestingly, iCall says its 3G-friendly VoIP app is available now, and is the first and only such app in the App Store -- which seems like some pretty quick turnaround on everyone's part, but apparently the 3G restriction wasn't anything to do with the software itself, but instead a server-side block. We just tested this out and it totally works, and while we'll be looking for more verification that the ban has indeed been lifted, it sounds like it's time for some cheaply connected international parties in the streets. Filed under: Cellphones Apple lifts VoIP over cellular restrictions in new iPhone SDK originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 22:07:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags
  75. 75. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) Apple iPad's 'Micro SIM' explained from Engadget M obile by Sean Cooper While the news of Apple's iPad having 3G wasn't exactly a surprise, the move to a new format for the SIM certainly was. The SIM -- that tiny card that holds your contact info and account information that you find in your GSM handset -- is a 15 x 25mm plastic card whereas the new M icro SIM (also known as a 3FF SIM ) is a diminutive 12 x 15mm, about 52% smaller. Needless to say, it's not physically compatible with your current phone. This card was developed by the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) to offer things like more storage space on-chip for provider applications, increased control and security functions -- over what, we don't know -- and the new smaller form factor allows it to fit in tiny devices. Frankly, we wouldn't call the iPad "tiny" and we have absolutely no clue what justification Apple had to switch to it other than a desire to be different -- this is the company that pioneered M ini DisplayPort, after all -- but the long and the short of it is that you're going to have a hard time finding a carrier offering M icro SIM s in the short term since the GSMA doesn't appear to be actively spearheading a mass conversion. In fact, from AT&T's perspective, this is better than a software lock in some ways -- you're not going to be able to download a hack that gets you on another network, so you're totally at the mercy of your carrier at choice for providing a compatible card. Intentionally evil? Perhaps not -- all standards have to start somewhere -- but it's an awful pain in the ass. Update: T-M obile (in a partnership with Lok8u GPS devices) announced they were bringing the 3FF SIM to US shores back on January 6th of this year. See the source link for more info.
  76. 76. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER [Thanks, Brian] Apple iPad's 'M icro SIM ' explained originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 20:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) Nexus One Desktop Dock now available for $45 from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler The rumored desktop dock for the Nexus One has been made official today -- conveniently (and accurately) bearing the official name of Nexus One Desktop Dock -- running $45 sold separately or bundled with your phone purchase. As expected, dropping the phone into the dock triggers the Clock application to fire up to give you access to alarms, music, and weather (not unlike the Droid), but the special sauce lies out back where you'll find a 3.5mm jack that connects to your stereo system using an included 3.5mm-to-RCA cable. A charger's included to keep the phone topped off while it's resting in the cradle, too, and considering the presence of Bluetooth here, we're guessing audio is ferried via A2DP rather than a hardwired connection. Technology! The dock's available right now for purchase directly from Google. Nexus One Desktop Dock now available for $45 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 19:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago)
  77. 77. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER iPhone SDK calls out nonexistent iPad cam, confirms split views and popovers are iPad-specific from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler iPhone owners holding out hope that OS 3.2 would bring some of these fancy new iPad spoils to their devices might be in for a disappointment, because two of the big ones -- split view and popovers -- are both referred to in Apple's updated human interface guidelines as "iPad-only." Realistically, this shouldn't come as a surprise; both of these UI elements were built to shine on larger displays, and it's hard to say how you could make either one of them work on HVGA -- but it's important for devs to note that heavily investing in these are definitely going to make it difficult to make their apps compatible
  78. 78. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER across all iPhone O S-powered devices. Considering that iPhones will almost certainly continue to dominate iPads for sales volume, we know how we'd be developing. In other news, running the updated iPhone simulator in iPad mode gives you the option to take photos, which doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense considering that it doesn't have a camera. There are plenty of plausible explanations for the muck-up, but our guess is that Apple's left the vestigial capability on-board since the framework's already in place for the iPhone and there could very well be iPads down the road that have a cam (or two). Follow the break for a shot of the iPad's Address Book imploring you to take a photo -- and savor it, since it's probably the closest you'll actually get to snapping a shot on the device any time soon. [Thanks, iPhone Dev and Eric] Continue reading iPhone SDK calls out nonexistent iPad cam, confirms split views and popovers are iPad-specific iPhone SDK calls out nonexistent iPad cam, confirms split views and popovers are iPad- specific originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 18:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) DirecTV mobile app now live on Android Market from Engadget M obile by Richard Lai

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