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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  • 79. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER If you're familiar with DirecTV's iPhone app, then this fresh Android release should be no stranger as both free apps offer the same handy search and record functionalities. No official requirements published yet, but an educated guess would suggest they'd be the same as the iPhone counterpart. The lucky folks over at DBSTalk have once again had a chance to preview this DirecTV app before it went live on Android M arket last night, so either get to downloading or head over now for their dandy walkthrough. DirecTV mobile app now live on Android M arket originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:47:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 28, 2010 (5 days ago) NFL bringing RedZone channel to phones next season
  • 80. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler The NFL has announced that it'll be bringing its all-action, all-the-time RedZone content to cellphones in time for next season, offering tons of game-day coverage on the go to anyone willing to pay the price. Thing is, said price hasn't been announced -- but if it's reasonable, it could put a pretty big dent in the value of Sprint's existing relationship with the NFL, which brings free live and archived content to subscribers of its Simply Everything plans. Also worried, of course, are the NFL's traditional content distribution partners -- the major networks like CBS and FOX -- but realistically, we can't see ourselves choosing to watch a whole game on a 3-inch display over a 50-inch in high def. With one hand holding the phone, how are we going to hang on to the beer and grub? [Thanks, Colin] NFL bringing RedZone channel to phones next season originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags
  • 81. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Nokia updates N97 with free Ovi Maps, just as promised from Engadget M obile by Richard Lai It was only a week ago when Nokia shook us with its free turn-by-turn navigation update, but the poor old N97 got left out in the cold. Not any more though, folks! In fact, the new Ovi M aps for N97 was delivered one day earlier than promised, and can be found "through the software update client in the device." Thanks, Nokia, but don't forget your N900 fans, too. [Thanks, @old_no_7uk] Nokia updates N97 with free Ovi M aps, just as promised originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 16:07:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) iPad vs. iPhone: what does 3G cost you? from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  • 82. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER With the announcement that the iPad would continue Apple's often-rocky relationship with AT&T to serve up wide-area data, we wanted to know: exactly what does an iPad cost you over the course of a couple years? Granted, the iPad doesn't support voice calling -- nor does it require a contract, unlike the iPhone -- but for anyone who uses an iPhone primarily for browsing and gaming, this could make for a serviceable alternative that saves money over the long term. Follow the break for the full rundown. Continue reading iPad vs. iPhone: what does 3G cost you? iPad vs. iPhone: what does 3G cost you? originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 15:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  • 83. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Apple iPad 3G service plans on AT&T, $30 for unlimited data from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler In a direct blow to everyone else with a netbook and an unlimited data plan, AT&T has scored a deal to offer unlimited 3G data on 3G-capable versions of the iPad for $29.99 a month (then again, this is the same as an iPhone plan, and you're getting iPhone-level capability here). A 250M B plan, meanwhile, will be available for half that at $14.99 a month. Activation can happen right on the device -- no store visits or calls are necessary - - and there's no contract involved. The device is fully unlocked, so if you absolutely want to, you're welcome to take it to any other GSM carrier of your choice (assuming you can find a SIM that works -- Apple's talking up a new "micro SIM " for it). International users, stay tuned: Apple expects to have deals in place for you by June of this year.
  • 84. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Apple iPad 3G service plans on AT&T, $30 for unlimited data originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 14:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Motorola Zeppelin spotted hopping train to Barcelona? from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler 1 person liked this First, a disclaimer: we've heard the "Zeppelin" name before, both from M otorola and from Palm before that -- we have no idea why it keeps coming up, particularly given the obvious references to epic disasters. That said, mobil.cz is reporting that this rather shapely device is an all-new M otorola smartphone bearing Android and the Zeppelin name that's scheduled for unveiling at M WC in Barcelona next month. It's said to have touch-sensitive buttons below the display, a 5 megapixel cam, 3.2-inch HVGA display, GPS, and Blur, presumably (well, hopefully) based on Android 2.0 or 2.1. In other words, it won't be the highest-end phone on the block, but it won't be the lowest, either -- and it could very well be the most stylish. If this is legit, we shouldn't have too long before we find out. M otorola Zeppelin spotted hopping train to Barcelona? originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
  • 85. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Nokia Siemens, LG hit LTE speed record from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler 1 person liked this What, 43M bps not good enough for you? Well, clean room testing doesn't really say much about what kinds of data speeds we'll be seeing in the real world -- but for what it's worth, LG and infrastructure joint venture Nokia Siemens have announced that they've hit a new speed record for an LTE Class 3 device: 100M bps. The tests were performed at Nokia Siemens' facilities in Germany and Finland using pre-production USB modems from LG operating in the 2100 and 2600M Hz frequencies, but they're not stopping to celebrate -- work is now turning to tests in other bands that'll be used for LTE around the world and to upping performance even further. That's a good thing, we'd say, because past experience tells us that transfer rates in actual use are a mere fraction of what we read on the spec sheet. Nokia Siemens, LG hit LTE speed record originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:22:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Nexus One succumbs to Colorware's charms from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov
  • 86. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Colorware's out to conquer the whole gadget world, it seems, as it has now added Google's first own-brand phone to its roster. Joining such hero devices as the Nook, iPhone 3GS, every modern console and even the occasional ThinkPad, the Nexus One will take three weeks to undergo its makeover, at a cost of $175 if you're supplying your own or $800 for a brand new one. Whether the results end up priceless or worthless will be entirely up to you, however, so feel free to practice on their design site a bit before pulling the trigger. Nexus One succumbs to Colorware's charms originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:53:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Samsung's Galaxy Spica turns into Galaxy Portal for T- Mobile UK exclusive
  • 87. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler A few weeks ago, Britons may not have cared about the rumors that Samsung's cute little Android-powered i5700 Galaxy Spica would be graced with Eclair next month. Then again, a few weeks ago, we didn't know that it'd be coming to the British Isles attached to any carrier in particular, either. Turns out T-M obile has gone and scored itself a one- month exclusive on the i5700, renaming it the "Galaxy Portal" in the process -- and it'll have the blacked-out version all to itself for a full three months. With a 3.2 megapixel
  • 88. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER cam, 3.2-inch HVGA display and HSPA, it could make for a decent midrange way to get into the wide world of Android -- especially when (or if) Samsung pushes the 2.0 upgrade -- and it's available now for free to anyone willing to sign away £23 (about $37) a month on an 18-month contract. Samsung's Galaxy Spica turns into Galaxy Portal for T-M obile UK exclusive originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 08:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) NFC goes peer-to-peer, won't help you download next week's Lost premiere from Engadget M obile by Tim Stevens Near-field communication, or NFC, has been slowly but surely creeping its way toward mainstream adoption, and this latest announcement by the NFC Forum, rulers of the 13.56MHz frequency, should only help things to go more smoothly. It has announced the Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP), enabling NFC- compliant devices to talk to each other. We're not talking massive transfers on a gigabyte scale here, rather things like contact infos, web addresses, and surely other types of secret message ("UR Cute!"). Along with LLCP comes the new NFC Signature Record Type Definition (RTD), which not only yet another acronym but also entails a new way of digitally signing those messages, theoretically preventing their being usurped and used for evil purposes -- like recess blackmail. NFC goes peer-to-peer, won't help you download next week's Lost premiere originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 08:08:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
  • 89. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) International Zune with phone functionality hinted in Microsoft job listings, magic boxes from Engadget M obile by Thomas Ricker
  • 90. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER
  • 91. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER We're not sure how it happened (ok, we have an idea) but M icrosoft went from confident incumbent to the scrappy tech underdog in the last few years. We're not talking marketshare here, but mindshare. Through it all the Xbox 360 has remained a constant fave and Windows 7 has certainly helped the company rekindle consumer enthusiasm as did the release of the Zune HD. Now, if we're reading our tea leaves correctly, then M icrosoft's got a whole lot more in store for 2010. Redmond's already hinted pretty strongly that it's hell-bent on bringing the acclaimed Zune media experience to more devices including its Windows M obile handsets -- something we hope to see unveiled in Barcelona. The problem, is that dedicated Zune hardware is pretty much restricted to the US and Canada at the moment. A quick look at M icrosoft's job boards, however, reveals the need for a London-based "Business Development M anager" responsible for driving European content licensing deals for digital music and support engineerin g and development divisions including Zune, Xbox, and Windows M obile. Another Zune- related posting reveals a position for a hardware test engineer with "working knowledge of cell-phone 2G and 3G technologies." We're also seeing that the latest Zune software update is country aware judging by Arne Hess' language and localization testing over at the::unwired. M an, if M icrosoft can get its act together and horizontally integrate the best of its killer apps and services then the rest of the industry had better watch out. International Zune with phone functionality hinted in M icrosoft job listings, magic boxes originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 06:38:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Nokia's mobile radar handset responds to movement, not emotion (video) from Engadget M obile by Thomas Ricker
  • 92. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Seems like Helsinki's always got something interesting to show in its Nokia Research Center (NRC). Today's conceptual adventure involves radar, or RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging) if you prefer. Without going into too much technical detail, Nokia demonstrates a handset that uses electromagnetic waves to measure the speed of an impressively stoic Finn as he walks towards and away from a prototype handset that can identify the direction of movement. It also works through fabric to help turn typically mundane tasks such as volume adjustment into an aerobic art form. No really, see for yourselves in the video after the break. Continue reading Nokia's mobile radar handset responds to movement, not emotion (video) Nokia's mobile radar handset responds to movement, not emotion (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 04:42:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Nexus One Dock to support external speakers, make use of that Bluetooth radio?
  • 93. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov Your favorite ill-defined smartphone accessory is back, this time teasing us with talk of external speaker support (via mini audio jack) and wireless audio transmission. We did wonder why the Nexus One dock would have a Bluetooth connection when the phone already has one of its own, and the trick seems to be that the dock will act as the conduit through which the Nexus will transmit music wirelessly to your nearest set of banging sound thumpers. Simple, yes, but also rather liberating for your Eclair-sporting device. M akes that $45 price seem all the more reasonable, no? Nexus One Dock to support external speakers, make use of that Bluetooth radio? originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 06:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Pressure-sensitive touchscreens show up on the not too distant horizon from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov 1 person liked this
  • 94. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Ever heard of quantum tunneling? It's the basis for the latest approach to gather steam in the never-ending quest to endue touchscreens with force recognition, and its promises are as lofty as you'd expect. Developed by UK researchers Peratech, this new methodology revolves around a 75-micrometer (less than a tenth of a millimeter) quantum tunneling composite, which display makers can add to their screens relatively cheaply and painlessly. The pressure-sensing layer consumes no power when it isn't depressed and requires a miniscule two micrometers of movement to register a touch. Japanese display maker Nissha (who counts LG and Nintendo among its customers) has grabbed a license and we're even hearing devices could be coming out as soon as April. Check the Peratech site for more info. Pressure-sensitive touchscreens show up on the not too distant horizon originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 04:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago)
  • 95. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Verizon lost $653 million last quarter in spite of increasing revenues from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov 91.2 million total customers, 2.2 million of whom joined in Q4, $27.1 billion operating revenue in the quarter, and you still make a loss? Well, in fact Verizon made a tidy profit, which may be considered comparable to Google and Intel's latest results, but its culling of jobs at the end of last year cost it a whopping $3 billion (presumably in redundancy settlements). Still, the company looks buoyant with that quarterly revenue number growing by 9.9 percent year-on-year, and CEO Ivan Seidenberg noting that significant costs were incurred in setting up for a 4G network deployment in 2010. Our favorite nugget of info? The "cash expense per customer" per month number: $27.62, which presumably includes Droid subsidies and the like. How does that compare to what you're giving VZW each month? [Thanks, Josta] Verizon lost $653 million last quarter in spite of increasing revenues originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 03:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Windows Mobile 7 roadmap elucidated, starts with MWC 2010 demo from Engadget M obile by Vladislav Savov You know, January is all but expired now. Gone are the heady (or is that headless?) days of CES 2010, and we're nearly past the rumor euphoria of the decade, so what do we have to look forward to? According to CNET's sources, WinM o 7. This year. Sure, we heard as much from DigiTimes, but it's
  • 96. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER always good to put a more legitimate source to what is quite the juicy forecast. Confirmation that M icrosoft is planning to finalize all code by this summer also meshes with an earlier leak of an LG Windows M obile 7 handset set for a September release, while the latest Pink phone rumors are also reiterated. At any rate, it all kicks off in Barcelona come February 15, with M icrosoft also circling its M IX 2010 web development conference a month later as the time it'll start dishing the dirt on how to code for the new OS. So there we have it, new consumer phones and a long overdue WinM o overhaul all coming to you within the next few months. Windows M obile 7 roadmap elucidated, starts with M WC 2010 demo originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 02:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Samsung i8910 HD thumbs nose at Pre Plus, runs 50 processes of its own from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler 1 person liked this
  • 97. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER PreCentral's 50-app demo on the Pre Plus was insanely (if not excessively) impressive, but is it the only phone out there with the kind of multitasking prowess that mere mortals could never possibly need? No, turns out. Adam Fullerton of iUnlock does a pretty wild demo on Symbian-Guru where he flashes his i8910 HD with a custom ROM that significantly lowers power-on consumption of the phone's 256MB of RAM , starts running apps, and makes it all the way to 50. Even better, they aren't all throwaway apps, either: he's got Gravity, Skyfire, Opera, Quickoffice, Adobe Reader, and S60's built-in music player and browser all running, among countless others, and it looks like he still
  • 98. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER comes out of it with a bit of headroom at the end. Is it practical? No -- nor could you likely do this with a stock i8910 ROM -- but it's comforting to know that the hardware's entirely capable of this kind of tomfoolery. Samsung i8910 HD thumbs nose at Pre Plus, runs 50 processes of its own originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 01:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) HTC Bravo spotted again, looking as real as ever from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler 2 people liked this
  • 99. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Now that we're being blessed with our second in-the-wild shot of the alleged HTC Bravo, we're just going to go ahead and call it: this Nexus One-alike is almost certainly real. Of course, there are a couple key differences against its Google-sponsored cousin -- first you've got the optical pad (or so it seems) in place of a trackball, and perhaps more importantly, Sense makes its Android 2.1 debut. Apart from a quickly-retracted remark from 3 Sweden that we'd see this in M arch, we don't really have any intel on when (or where) this'll drop, but hey, it's looking pretty production-ready to us.
  • 100. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER [Thanks, Carl] HTC Bravo spotted again, looking as real as ever originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:51:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Apple's iPhone dev program whoopsie: 'Need to update this for the 27th launch' from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  • 101. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER We're sure everyone in Cupertino is ordering Chinese to the office this evening; it's going to be a late night. I's to dot, T's to cross, as they say, in preparation for what's undoubtedly going to be a big day tomorrow. Of course, consistently burning the candle at both ends leads to mistakes -- mistakes like this, for example: a placeholder on the signup form for Apple's iPhone Developer Program (that we've been able to confirm) reading "Need to update this for the 27th launch." 27th launch, indeed -- so what does this mean? If we had to guess, devs are going to get first crack at an updated iPhone OS -- something the company has done before -- which is suddenly going to make the $99 sign- up fee for the program sound a whole lot more reasonable for the impatient among us, isn't it? Apple's iPhone dev program whoopsie: 'Need to update this for the 27th launch' originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags
  • 102. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Willcom to file for bankruptcy soon? from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler In Japan's perpetually white-hot mobile market, Willcom kinda got the short end of the stick by virtue of the fact that it uses PHS -- a tricky, rare standard that requires significantly more cells to operate than CDMA and UMTS. If the company falls into financial collapse -- as Nikkei English News is reporting today that it will -- we'd wager a bet that its continued use of PHS and its subsequent failure to obtain the same scales of economy as its competitors led directly to the bankruptcy. The app arently filing could come as early as next month, possibly splitting the firm into two chunks: one to see the legacy PHS network through the remainder of its life and a second, forward-looking bit that would possibly fall into SoftBank's paws and lead the charge on a 4G build-out. We'd hate to see any company with the strategic foresight to build a concept teddy bear phone go bankrupt, of course -- but in the long term, it could be for the best in Japan's competitive wireless landscape. Willcom to file for bankruptcy soon? originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:47:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  • 103. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) Northstream updates LTE experiences on TeliaSonera, looking a little better from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Indeed, just as we said in our last look at the topic, the old adage of "your mileage may vary" most definitely applies here. Consulting firm Northstream has updated its first look at TeliaSonera's worlds-first commercial LTE network, emphasizing that it wasn't disappointed with performance at all -- they'd gotten a scant 12M bps down previously (we're delighted to be able to call 12M bps "scant," by the way), but further testing reveals that it's a little more complicated than that. Like any wide-area wireless network, performance is a voodoo formula of location, speed, network utilization, moon phase, and whether you're casting evil stares at the modem, and Northstream was able to see performance of around 25M bps regularly with a few bursts up above 40M bps. For a first- gen 4G network, that's more like it -- it's an encouraging sign both for TeliaSonera's customers and for folks looking forward to near-term LTE deployments around the world. Northstream updates LTE experiences on TeliaSonera, looking a little better originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 27, 2010 (6 days ago) DOT bars bus drivers and commercial truckers from texting while driving
  • 104. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER from Engadget M obile by Darren M urph It's coming. And soon. Of course, you know darn well we're referring to the day where no human in any nation can text and drive legally, and we're seeing the US Department of Transportation get us one step closer with its latest mandate. Effective immediately, bus drivers and interstate commercial truckers are disallowed from texting while operating a motor vehicle, and should they choose to send that one last SM S anyway, they'll be hit with "civil or criminal fines of up to $2,750." Needless to say, the Advocates for Highway Safety are pretty stoked about the notion, but they confess that this isn't taking things far enough. And for anyone who has been sideswiped by someone special telling someone more special "I LUVRZ U XOXO LOL" while doing 80 on the I-15, well, they'd probably concur. DOT bars bus drivers and commercial truckers from texting while driving originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 11:21 PM AT&T settles ETF case for $18m from Engadget M obile by Nilay Patel Hey, if you're a New Jersey AT&T subscriber and you paid a flat-rate ETF between January 1, 1998 and November 4, 2009, you've got a tiny bit of $18 million coming your way. That's the settlement amount AT&T's agreed to in this latest ETF class action -- as usual in these cases, it's far cheaper for AT&T to just throw out some cash than it is to fully litigate this thing, especially with the FCC breathing down its neck. Expect individual settlements to be relatively minor, while all the lawyers receive platinum underpants trimmed with only the finest jewels. Update: It's for all AT&T subs, not just the kids from the Shore. Update 2: AT&T just sent us a statement about the settlement -- the carrier wants to highlight that it's the old ETFs that are involved here, and not the new pro-rated ones that we hate just as much. Check it:
  • 105. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER We strongly deny any wrongdoing, and no court has found AT&T M obility committed any wrongdoing regarding these fees. However, we have agreed to settle to avoid the burden and cost of further litigation. It's important to note that the litigation involves old early termination fee policies of the old AT&T Wireless and Cingular. In 2008 we introduced a new, more flexible early termination fee policy, in which we pro-rate the ETF if you are a new or renewing wireless customer who enters a one- or two-year service agreement. Cool -- now let's talk about how customers who pay full price for handsets should pay a lower monthly fee that doesn't include an equipment subsidy. That's a policy we could totally get behind. [Thanks, David] Continue reading AT&T settles ETF case for $18m AT&T settles ETF case for $18m originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 10:39 PM FCC expands ETF inquiry, fires off letters to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Google from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Verizon might be getting picked on for introducing its whopper $350 "advanced device" ETF, but the FCC has decided that it wants answers from everyone on concerns that "there is no standard framework for structuring and applying ETFs throughout the wireless industry." The commission has sent letters (via fancy certified mail, in case you're wondering) to all of the other biggies -- AT&T, Sprint, and T-M obile -- along with Google, asking a series of questions probing how each carrier's ETFs are determined and applied. Google gets roped in for its nasty equipment recovery fee, but all of the recipients share a common dubious distinction: the frickin' FCC -- a bureaucracy filled to the brim with lawyers and... well, bureaucrats -- can't figure out terms that everyday customers are expected to understand. Of course, most customers don't have the distinction of being able to send a certified letter to their carrier probing fees and require a prompt and complete response, so we're happy to see the feds get to the bottom of this.
  • 106. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Sure, ETFs may ultimately prove to be completely justified in their current form considering the expense that carriers put up to subsidize hot hardware, it's true -- but regardless, it's in everyone's best interest to make sure they're spelled out in ways even FCC commissioners (and Engadget editors) can appreciate. FCC expands ETF inquiry, fires off letters to AT&T, Sprint, T-M obile, and Google originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 8:45 PM Virgin Mobile Canada launching HSPA network on February 2? from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  • 107. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Saying that CDMA-based Virgin M obile Canada is "launching" a network is a bit of a stretch, actually, since it just rides atop Bell's airwaves -- but for what it's worth, it looks like we now have a date for an official HSPA launch. Bell, of course, has been wasting no time aggressively building out and marketing its HSPA network the past few months, and to get Virgin switched over, they'll likely be getting a variety of BlackBerrys and iPhones -- a far cry from the low-end fare its American cousin offers. Anyhow, the wholly-owned M VNO has scheduled a shindig for the evening of February 2 to launch its "huge new HSPA+ network and some of the world's sexiest phones" -- and hey, even if you don't like the new hardware, any party with Jay Sean sounds like a win to us. For what it's worth, Virgin's site is now listing both the iPhone 3GS and Bold 9700 as coming soon, so yeah, it's definitely about to get real up in here.
  • 108. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Virgin M obile Canada launching H SPA network on February 2? originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:34:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 8:45 PM HTC Supersonic maybe rendered, matches up with leaks so far from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  • 109. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Okay, look, we're not saying it's unpossible for someone with some incredible Illustrator skill to have thrown this together after seeing the supposed leak last night -- there are definitely plenty of talented people out there with far too much time on their hands. That being said, this matches up perfectly with everything we know and everything we've been told so far, so even if it is fake, it probably gives us some good insight into what Sprint's terrifying beast of a phone is going to look like up close. The Supersonic is said to have a 4.3-inch display and WiM AX alongside Sense -- so if it's all true, we strongly suggest other carriers be ready to step up their Android game. Any other leaks care to step forward today? [Thanks, Silver] HTC Supersonic maybe rendered, matches up with leaks so far originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:19:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 7:09 PM Nokia X6 16GB announced, Comes Without Music from Engadget M obile by Joseph L. Flatley
  • 110. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Nokia's just announced a 16GB version of its crowd pleasing, capacitive touchscreen X6 to compliment the current 32GB model. As expected, the new handset offers many similarities to its sibling, including a 3.2-inch widescreen capacitive display and 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a dual LED flash. Unfortunately, this device is Comes with M usic-deficient, meaning that you'll have to load tunes onto the device the old fashioned way (though it's not like that ever seemed like a big deal to begin with). In addition to EA's Spore, this bad boy includes Asphalt4 and DJ M ix Tour by Gameloft and an all-new Ovi M aps (with free walk and drive navigation, M ichelin and Lonely Planet guides). Available in four colors, including black, white, white with yellow highlights, and white with pink highlights. Expect to see this one roll out sometime this quarter for a price to be announced. Nokia X6 16GB announced, Comes Without M usic originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 5:19 PM
  • 111. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Google Voice comes to iPhone and webOS, as a web app from Engadget M obile by Ross M iller 1 person liked this FCC investigation be damned, Google has finally managed to bypass the App Store and release Google Voice to the iPhone (and webOS, too) the same way it pulled off Latitude, i.e. via a HTM L5-based web app. According to Senior Product M anager Vincent Paquet, it should work with any HTM L5-compliant device, although the formatting at this point has been tailored to Apple and Palm's platforms. So here's how it works: much like with its mobile Gmail site, the app caches your contacts list in a browser page. All the usual GV functionality is there, writing SM S messages, checking your inbox, and even listening to voicemails (although that latter functionality wasn't working for us yet in our trials). Placing phone calls is an interesting trick: as pictured above, after you choose the recipient, the app prompts you to call one of Google's local numbers via the native dialer -- even for international calls, hence the lower rates by paying through Google. The recipient will see your proper GV digits, and upside with this method is you'll still be able to utilize call waiting and background usage. The catch, of course, is a call history littered
  • 112. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER with random numbers. It's not a perfect solution by any means -- if anything, take solace in an assortment of home screen icons for each section of the app -- but it's probably the best we're gonna get for the time being. The page should be up and running later today, so if you're anxious, direct your mobile browser to voice.google.com and just keep hitting refresh. Google Voice comes to iPhone and webOS, as a web app originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 5:19 PM Zune 'Phone' devices listed in latest software update from Engadget M obile by Thomas Ricker
  • 113. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Whoa, what's this? The so-called Zune software maintenance release has a trio of Phone device drivers tucked away inside the Zune.inf file according to Long Zheng over at istartedsomething. And similar to the three devices listed representing the three types of Zunes, we have three Phone.DeviceDesc placeholders for three unannounced (Pink and WinM o 6.x/7?) phones presumably running premium Zune media services. We expect M icrosoft will come clean at M obile World Congress starting February 15th. We'll be there live which means that you will be too. Zune 'Phone' devices listed in latest software update originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:48:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 3:33 PM The Robot is exactly what you think it is from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  • 114. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER What's a generic name for an android? Yep, "robot" -- so it only stands to reason that a name like "The Robot" would befit the most boring, generic Android set imaginable to a T. Indeed, there isn't a single feature on The Robot that stands out -- apart from perhaps the vague Storm knockoff design -- thanks primarily to a resistive 2.8-inch QVGA display and a mere dual-band 900 / 1800 3G-free GSM radio (North Americans need not apply). In fact, we were just about to write off The Robot altogether until we noticed that its manufacturer is generously bundling "more than 25" apps in ROM -- and besides, you have to admit that it's got the bossest, most unapologetic silver Android logo you've ever seen right below the subpar display. That counts for something, right? Grab it now for $179 -- or if you want one for each pants pocket plus a spare, they're yours for just $170 and change. [Thanks, Toni] The Robot is exactly what you think it is originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:07:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  • 115. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 2:30 PM Walmart greeters will soon welcome you to a Nexus One with Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T 3G? (update: nope!) from Engadget M obile by Tim Stevens 1 person liked this Today's Nexus One may be the hottest keyboard-free Android smartphone on the market today, but it doesn't exactly have the hottest network support. That looks like it'll be changing soon thanks to Walmart of all places, which has put up a "Coming Soon!" page for the Nexus One, listing an impressive suite of wireless bands including 1xEvDO for 3G on Sprint and Verizon and UM TS/HSDPA 850/1900 for 3G on AT&T. Could this
  • 116. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER finally be the network-agnostic smartphone (or smartphones, as the case may be) that Google has wanted, or is it just a case of some optimistic web admin letting his fingers do the walking when writing up this teaser? We're leaning toward the latter, and there's also a rumor of a $99 price when purchased at Walmart. We're having a hard time swallowing that one, too -- if only because the Droid went for $188 there at launch. Update: Seems Walmart slipped up! Spokesman Ravi Jariwala states: "Due to a technical error, this item erroneously was displayed on our site. We're working with our partner Let's Talk to have it removed as quickly as possible. We have no plans to carry Nexus One in Walmart stores or online at Walmart.com at this time." Walmart greeters will soon welcome you to a Nexus One with Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T 3G? (update: nope!) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 06:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 2:30 PM IDC: Symbian should keep dominating the market, Android to take second from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler We have absolutely no idea what kind of voodoo, pseudoscience, and black magic goes into making an analyst-grade industry forecast, but considering that our local weather dude can barely tell us whether it'll be raining in a few hours -- much less a year or two from now -- you've got to take these sorts of things with a healthy dose of skepticism. That said, we're finding it pretty notable here that IDC's latest worldwide smartphone shipment forecast through 2013 has Symbian continuing to dominate the field of ever-stronger competitors thanks "primarily to the strength of Nokia in markets outside of the United States," while Android will surge past Windows M obile, BlackBerry, and iPhone to become number two in the world on shipments of some 68
  • 117. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER million devices. Falling back a bit in IDC's Utopian vision are generic Linux devices along with webOS, which -- while "growing steadily" -- will be held back by a wee number of carrier partnerships. Everything that IDC's saying seems plausible enough, and we've got every reason to believe that Android's going to continue to heat up -- particularly with four of the top five mobile players (Nokia notably excluded) devoting significant portions of their smartphone lineups to the platform over the coming months. As for Symbian, it's an absolute juggernaut by any measure, so we can see it staying king for a while even in a complete vacuum of serious innovation -- it'll just be interesting whether to see Nokia and the Foundation can keep these hungry upstarts firmly in their rear-view mirror for much of the decade. IDC: Symbian should keep dominating the market, Android to take second originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 06:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 10:31 AM Ericsson to cut 1,500 more jobs than expected in wake of nightmarish Q4 '09 earnings call from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Just when you thought that infrastructure firms would be banking ridiculous quantities as carriers around the world kick off LTE trials and full-scale network upgrades, it looks like we're actually still stuck in a bearish period on Ericsson's news that its profit fell a whopping 92 percent to $43.4 million from the same period a year prior. Analysts probably thought the same, too, seeing how they'd reached a consensus estimate of 2.5 billion kronor (about $346 million) in profit, generally making this a quarter Ericsson would like to forget as quickly as possible. That'll be difficult, though, because it's currently on the path to cut several thousand jobs, which is where the other shocking half of this news comes into play: they've now bumped the total cuts from 5,000 to about 6,500, perhaps a side effect of the fact that new CEO Hans Vestberg sees the dead-in-the-water market "staying the same" so far against the fourth quarter. So c'mon, carriers of the world -- let's drop a few hundred billion into 4G upgrades right this second, shall we?
  • 118. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Ericsson to cut 1,500 more jobs than expected in wake of nightmarish Q4 '09 earnings call originally appeared on Engadget M obile on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 02:38:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 6:45 AM Gigabyte's first Android phone in the flesh? from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler What does 9,000 rubles (about $300) buy you these days? If mobile-review's intel is right -- and it often is -- it'll get you this, a phone that seems poised to become Gigabyte's first Android handset. The site had previously rolled out a render of the thing -- but now they've got it in the wild, seemingly -- showing the company's typical GSmart branding and a suspiciously M agic-like layout below the display. As for specs, we're looking at a 2 megapixel camera (as evidenced by the silkscreening on the battery cover), a lackluster QVGA display, WiFi, GPS, a 528M Hz M SM 7225 core, and -- get this -- dual-band EDGE. Sound like fun? Yeah, we're not feeling it either, especially considering that it's rumored to be launching with Donut on board -- not to say that shoehorning Eclair onto a phone with yesteryear's specs makes things much better. As for timing, they're thinking late February or early M arch -- and like we said before, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see it pop up at M WC.
  • 119. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Gigabyte's first Android phone in the flesh? originally appeared on Engadget M obile on M on, 25 Jan 2010 23:19:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 4:53 AM Cellular South bolts CTIA, says organization favors the big boys from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Years of bad blood between the States' rural carriers and the nationals -- particularly over roaming agreements -- looks like it's on the verge of boiling over with Cellular South firing one of the most damning volleys so far: withdrawal from the CTIA. For the record, the CTIA is the industry association that's supposed to be looking after all carriers' interests in Congress (it should come as no surprise that they're based in Washington, DC), but there are a few key issues where the little guys and the Big Four don't necessarily see eye to eye -- roaming spats aside, there are outstanding issues of handset exclusivity and spectrum allocation. Ultimately, it's unclear how going rogue is going to benefit an 800,000-strong player like Cellular South, but if this kicks off a domino-like exodus, maybe we'll see some interesting policy changes. Cellular South bolts CTIA, says organization favors the big boys originally appeared on Engadget M obile on M on, 25 Jan 2010 21:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 2:42 AM HTC Supersonic for Sprint possibly spotted in the very, very ugly wild
  • 120. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler 1 person liked this
  • 121. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER We've seen our fair share of unattractive leak photos in our day -- Mr. Blurrycam is an extraordinarily busy, well-traveled individual, after all -- but this might very well take the cake. What we see here is allegedly the first live shot of HTC's killer Supersonic for
  • 122. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Sprint, a phone that we've heard would feature HD2-like specs in an HD2-like shell: 4.3- inch display, fast processor, and an unbelievably thin body, to be specific. Where the Supersonic allegedly goes off the beaten path, though, is with the inclusion of Android 2.1 with Sense and WiM AX, perfect for Sprint's budding 4G network. The site that's leaked the photo also says we can expect an FM radio and a 1GHz clock on that Snapdragon plus a kickstand, something we'd heard before. It's still not much to go on, but the fact that we're this close to falling in love with a phone that we can barely make out through thick artifacting, censoring, and a dirty camera lens really says something, doesn't it? Stay tuned -- we're hopeful the leaks are going to start flowing fast and furious on this one. [Thanks, Jackson R.] Update: They've posted closeups of the original shot without the masking -- still not mega high-quality, but getting better. We're not convinced it's real, but we're certainly not convinced it's fake, either. Update 2: Our trusted tipster (the one that tipped us off to the Supersonic's existence in the first place) tell us that this is, in fact, the real deal. We'll take two, please. Update 3: And finally it appears in the clear -- image updated above. Continue reading HTC Supersonic for Sprint possibly spotted in the very, very ugly wild HTC Supersonic for Sprint possibly spotted in the very, very ugly wild originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 25 Jan 2010 19:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 2:42 AM Google: Nexus One 3G issues result of poor coverage, bugs; patch possibly within a week from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Looks like Google's investigation into the crappy 3G claims on the Nexus One are winding down, and it's a one-two combo of good news and bad news. First, the
  • 123. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER bad: preliminary findings suggest that poor 3G coverage factors into it, at least in part -- a believable story considering that T-M obile has the smallest 3G footprint of the four US nationals. Now, the good: there's a software component to the problem, too, and the company says that it's already testing a fix. So far, testing is looking good -- so good, in fact, that an over-the-air update could be available "in the next week or so." It sucks that this partly boils down to crappy coverage, but we'll have to see where things stand after the patch gets rolled out -- and hopefully this'll serve as a high-profile reminder to T- M obile that it needs to step on the gas (and to Google that it might want to expand its horizons). [Thanks, Wesley] Google: Nexus One 3G issues result of poor coverage, bugs; patch possibly within a week originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 25 Jan 2010 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 2:42 AM Motorola's unlocked A45 Eco ready to green you up from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  • 124. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER We'd originally though this one was a South American special, but M otorola has now started selling the M OTOCUBO A45 as the "Eco" through its North American direct-to-consumer store. It's a low-end device -- don't expect Android here -- but $160 really isn't bad for a full QWERTY slider with a 2 megapixel cam, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD support up to 32GB, and a QVGA display, especially consider that it comes unlocked and unbranded. The "Eco" label comes from the fact that the phone is made from recycled and corn-based materials -- not unlike the Renew -- so if you're in the market for a text-centric backup phone, this might just be an interesting option that won't keep y ou up at night thinking about the environmental destruction you've caused. It's available right now. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in] M otorola's unlocked A45 Eco ready to green you up originally appeared on Engadget M obile on M on, 25 Jan 2010 17:47:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 12:02 AM Cox trials voice calls, streaming HD video over new LTE network from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Cox Communications is just now kicking off slivers of its CDM A network in Virginia, California, and Nebraska, but it's already got its sights firmly fixed on 4G services, too, having announced today the "successful completion" of LTE trials in Phoenix and San Diego supported by infrastructure from Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei. Notably, both voice calling (a hot topic in 4G right now, since there aren't any commercial h andsets in the field yet) and HD video streaming were tested -- a nice little tie-in with Cox's cable biz. Airspace for all of this newfound interest in the wireless space comes from Cox's recent spectrum acquisitions in the 700M Hz and AWS ranges; granted, even in a best-case scenario these guys would have to negotiated a bunch of serious roaming deals to take their service national, but in the meantime, anyone lucky enough to be within range of a Cox tower might very well be in the first wave of Americans to enjoy the spoils LTE has to offer. Follow the break for Cox's full press release. Continue reading Cox trials voice calls, streaming HD video over new LTE network
  • 125. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Cox trials voice calls, streaming HD video over new LTE network originally appeared on Engadget M obile on M on, 25 Jan 2010 16:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 26, 2010 12:02 AM Microsoft posts, un-posts WinMo 6.5 SDK (update: it was a beta) from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler There's no better proof that you don't need a current SDK to publish apps for Windows M obile 6.5 than the M arketplace, but that's not to say there aren't specific bits new to 6.5 that devs might like to use -- problem is, there's never been a final SDK that Redmond's made available. That changed -- ever so briefly -- on Friday as the company posted both Standard and Professional Edition SDKs in a variety of languages, but by today, they've been pulled. No official explanation has been given, but there are a couple solid theories: one, the SDK outed 6.5.3's full details (it's still not clear whether M icrosoft has "officially" unveiled this update or if it'll be throwing a bigger launch party, perhaps at M WC), and two, there are apparently some incompatibilities with newer versions of
  • 126. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Visual Studio, which is required for the SDK to function. Stay tuned, but in the meantime, just keep on developing the way you've always been doing it and you should be fine. Update: So the::unwired heard back from M icrosoft on the issue, and apparently, the SDK was "prematurely" posted in beta form and pulled once the company realized the mistake. Of course, this explanation could realistically be a cover for virtually anything, so we'll take it with a grain of salt. M icrosoft posts, un-posts WinM o 6.5 SDK (update: it was a beta) originally appeared on Engadget M obile on M on, 25 Jan 2010 14:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 25, 2010 9:08 PM Unannounced BlackBerry Curve 8910 took CES refuge at Case-Mate's booth? from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  • 127. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER RIM has an interesting reputation in the trade show world: it rarely makes any announcements of interest or consequence during events, but if you look hard enough, you still might just find something juicy. Last year's CES, for example, briefly saw a Curve 8900 mysteriously running AT&T-branded firmware, which we now know foretold a release several months later. This year's shindig in Vegas proved to be a little less bombastic -- or so we thought, anyway, until a dude cleaning out his camera's memory card noticed that Case-M ate (of all companies) allegedly had an unannounced Curve 8910 chilling in its booth. It's pretty common for manufacturers to give valued
  • 128. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER accessory partners some prototypes ahead of time to make sure there are plenty of add- ons available by the time a device is released, they just don't usually... you know, put those prototypes out at a booth for everyone to enjoy. We actually stopped by Case-M ate this year and didn't catch the 8910, but we don't know how long it was actually out -- and besides, telling the difference between this and a Bold 9700 takes a M ike Lazaridis-like understanding for the subtle differences in RIM 's industrial design. Next year, though, be on notice, guys: we'll be scanning your kiosks with a fine-tooth comb. Unannounced BlackBerry Curve 8910 took CES refuge at Case-M ate's booth? originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 25 Jan 2010 13:22:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 25, 2010 6:53 PM Nokia kicks off second Push N900 contest with red, white, blue flavor from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler You may recall that Nokia's first Push contest resulted in an absolutely delightful mashup of an N900 and a Speak 'n Spell (although we always hate to see a vintage Speak 'n Spell bite the dust). Problem is, Americans weren't really represented among the finalists, so the company has decided to do a second round with a distinctly American flair -- and this time, there's cold, hard cash involved. Push N900 M od in the USA (it's a mouthful, we know) runs through February 15, during which interested parties need to get their submissions for creative N900 uses and hacks to Nokia; finalists will be chosen and given support to turn their ideas into reality. Afterward, modders will be flown out to CTIA in M arch with their finished products to demonstrate their doohickeys before a board of judges, and -- here's the good part -- winners will receive $10,000, $5,000, and $3,000, respectively. The N900 was pretty much born to be hacked, so let's see some wild ideas, alright?
  • 129. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Nokia kicks off second Push N900 contest with red, white, blue flavor originally appeared on Engadget M obile on M on, 25 Jan 2010 11:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 25, 2010 5:21 PM Belkin finally ships $80 TuneCast Auto Live iPhone FM transmitter from Engadget M obile by Darren M urph It may have taken Belkin a season or two longer than it would've liked, but the TuneCast Auto Live FM transmitter has finally received its shipping papers. Hailed as the first iPhone 3.0 accessory way back in June of last year, this here device is designed to tap
  • 130. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER into your iPhone 3G / 3GS GPS module and quickly find the best FM station for transmission. Put simply, it takes the guesswork out of selecting the most optimal frequency for use in your vehicle, and it also allows you to switch stations right on your iPhone's display. It's up for purchase right now in North America for $79.99, while Europe and Asia / Australia is expected to see it in M arch and April, respectively . Belkin finally ships $80 TuneCast Auto Live iPhone FM transmitter originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 25 Jan 2010 09:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 25, 2010 5:21 PM DoubleTwist partnering with T-Mobile for Android music management from Engadget M obile by Darren M urph As the late, great Rodney Dangerfield would attest, DoubleTwist has been jonesing for some respect for quite some time. For those unaware, said software essentially acts as an
  • 131. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER iTunes for everything else, giving users of all those non-Apple devices a somewhat familiar interface and portal to sync media, playlists, etc (video demonstration is after the break). Up until now, Android users have been forced to figure out content management on their own, and while geeks have obviously had no issue, those expecting iTunes to take the wheel have found themselves in an uncomfortable position. Reportedly, T- M obile USA has decided to partner with the company and pre-load the software onto a number of new Android devices -- not just the Fender myTouch 3G. The only real pitfall here is that Amazon's MP3 Store integration is missing, but we should learn more as T- M ob goes official with the details later today. Is this the big break DoubleTwist has been waiting for? Time shall tell. Continue reading DoubleTwist partnering with T-Mobile for Android music management DoubleTwist partnering with T-M obile for Android music management originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 25 Jan 2010 08:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 25, 2010 5:21 PM Microsoft Pink targeting teens and twenty-somethings, devices launching in Spring? from Engadget M obile by Thomas Ricker Few reporting on M icrosoft are as plugged in to the day-to-day happenings in Redmond as M ary Jo Foley. So much so that she's apt to write an entire column (or two) about internal M icrosoft reorganizations -- moves that can be telling from a company attempting to seamlessly integrate its Zune, Xbox, M edia Center, and Windows M obile products, services, and experiences. While you might find it interesting that Enrique Rodriguez has left the company in the latest shakeup to hit M S' Entertainment and Devices unit, the following sentence presented as fact is what caught our attention: "Pink is the codename for both the set of premium mobile services and one or more Windows M obile phones aimed at the teen/twenty-something market."
  • 132. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Of course, what she's referring to is the infamous Project Pink, the mystery whatsit said to be emanating from the M icrosoft Premium M obile eXperiences (PM X) group built around the people and technologies nabbed after the Danger acquisition. We're also intrigued by the discussion of Pink in a separate breath from the consumer build of Windows M obile 7. This makes us wonder if M icrosoft is working on a three-pronged strategy that will result in targeted Windows M obile 7 business and consumer devices as well as Pink phones specifically aimed at teens and twenty-somethings. M ary Jo Foley speculates that the Pink devices might be the first to run M icrosoft's new premium Pink services but still be WinM o 6.x based -- if true then we could see a launch this quarter, no need to wait for Windows M obile 7 which isn't expected until the end of the year. How many days until M obile World Congress again? [Thanks, Pratik] M icrosoft Pink targeting teens and twenty-somethings, devices launching in Spring? originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 25 Jan 2010 07:50:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 25, 2010 1:11 PM Keepin' it real fake, part CCLII: Nokia N900 commits S60 5th fraud from Engadget M obile by Thomas Ricker 1 person liked this It's not the first N900 KIRF we've seen but it's definitely the truest fake physical reproduction of Nokia's flagship "mobile computer" to date. Not necessarily a good thing since its the raw power and OS that makes the N900 such a compelling handset -- not its looks. Nevertheless, the industrial design, port placements, and QWERTY layout of this "N900 Style" handset is a near exact physical knock-off of its Nokia inspiration. Critically absent is M aemo 5 riding an ARM Cortex A8 processor, 32GB of integrated
  • 133. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER storage, WiFi, 3G data radio, Carl Zeiss optics, and the peace of mind you get when purchasing a genuine Nokia handset. Besides, even with dual-SIM support, do you really want to spend $120 for a JAVA-built S60 5th-ish user experience on a 3.2-inch display pushing 240 x 320 pixels? Oh hell no. One more shot after the break if you're feeling surly. [Thanks, Drew] Continue reading Keepin' it real fake, part CCLII: Nokia N900 commits S60 5th fraud Keepin' it real fake, part CCLII: Nokia N900 commits S60 5th fraud originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 25 Jan 2010 04:23:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 25, 2010 1:11 PM Is this the Motorola MOTOSPLIT? from Engadget M obile by Nilay Patel Okay, we're not anywhere close to 100 percent on this, but we just got a blurry screenshot of something we're told is the M otorola M OTOSPLIT, a Snapdragon-powered Android
  • 134. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER set in the vein of the Droid with a totally wild split-horizontal sliding QWERTY keyboard. Yeah, we want one -- it reminds us of the beloved Nokia 6820, although it's much thinner. We're told this thing is coming to AT&T in Q3, which makes sense; we've only pinned down three of M a Bell's five planned Android devices, and this would be a nice higher-end compliment to the Backflip. We'll keep an eye out -- and you let us know if you hear anything good, okay? Update: Yes, we know it's a render, sheesh. We have a bit of a history with M otorola and renders, you know. Is this the M otorola M OTOSPLIT? originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 25 Jan 2010 00:48:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 25, 2010 1:11 PM Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus now on Verizon's site from Engadget M obile by Nilay Patel
  • 135. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Congrats, Palm, you're now officially on a second US carrier. Yep, the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus are now up for sale on Verizon's website -- you've read the review, are you taking the plunge? Update: Just noticed that the limited time, buy one get one offer that promised a free Palm Pixi Plus with your purchase of a Pre Plus isn't active -- it's only being offered along side the Pixi Plus. But let's give VZW a few hours to get their system up and running before burning down the village. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in] Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus now on Verizon's site originally appeared on Engadget on M on, 25 Jan 2010 00:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 25, 2010 12:04 AM Google's Nexus One censors your voice-to-text input, we #### you not
  • 136. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER from Engadget M obile by Richard Lai It'd be kinda funny if someone was live-bleeping your profanity, right? Sure, but five minutes later you'd sober up to regret and lingering annoyance. Turns out the Nexus One does it for real, courtesy of Google's speech-to-text engine -- it replaces notorious curses like the F and S words with a '####,' which is a more dramatic take on the Zune HD's now-obsolete Twitter censorship. As silly as this sounds, Google has come up with a good reason: We filter potentially offensive or inappropriate results because we want to avoid situations whereby we might misrecognize a spoken query and return profanity when, in fact, the user said something completely innocent. Kudos for caring, but it wouldn't hurt to have an on / off option either -- after all, it's not like we're asking for pinch-to-zoom here, and we'll promise to use a swear jar. Google's Nexus One censors your voice-to-text input, we #### you not originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:49:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  • 137. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 24, 2010 10:10 PM HTC HD2 gets a spec boost for the US from Engadget M obile by Nilay Patel Looks like the HTC HD2 is getting a little spec bump on its way to our fair shores: the official spec page lists the version bound for T-M obile US with 1GB of ROM and 576 of RAM , a boost over the international edition's 512 and 448M B. What's more, it looks like a bigger 16GB microSD card will come in the box, a big jump over the 2GB stick currently bundled overseas. Not a bad little upgrade -- dare we hope that it presages a much bigger bump to Windows M obile 7 before the scheduled spring launch? [Thanks to everyone who sent this in] HTC HD2 gets a spec boost for the US originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 14:23:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  • 138. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 24, 2010 6:42 PM Motorola MOTOROI almost certainly bound for T- Mobile (thanks, FCC!) from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler We needed to independently connect and verify a few dots before sounding the alarm here, but sure enough, it looks like Cell Phone Signal has unearthed the best smoking gun yet suggesting M otorola's M OTOROI -- the phone formerly known as the Sholes Tablet - - is destined for T-M obile USA. The evidence comes in the form of an FCC filing, a M otorola device with ID IHDP56KC6, that's certified for quadband EDGE plus T- M obile-friendly 1700 / 2100MHz HSPA humming at a peak of 10.2M bps down and 5.6M bps up (not too shabby) with Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and magnetic compass. By and large, M oto managed to paint over revealing portions of spectrum analyzer screen shots that contained the product's codename, but there are a couple they forgot to touch -- and sure enough, the part they didn't want you to see reads in part "SHOLES." So why are we so sure this is the keyboardless M OTOROI as opposed to an AWS- compliant form of the Droid / M ilestone, which shared the Sholes name internally? The answer lies in the SAR report, which didn't test the phone's radiated power in both "slider up" and "slider down" configurations like we saw in the Droid's documentation -- there's just one set of figures here. That, of course, means no slider, which in turn means no QWERTY, which ultimately means M OTOROI. Now if you'll excuse us, we need to close fourteen sets of FCC filings, restart our computer, and grab a quick drink -- but in
  • 139. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER the meantime, T-M obile folks, take comfort in knowing that your M oto rollercoaster doesn't start and end with the CLIQ. Don't suppose this would be a M arch release, would it? M otorola M OTOROI almost certainly bound for T-M obile (thanks, FCC!) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 24, 2010 4:30 PM Rogers rolls out fixes for 911 problems with Dream and Magic, cuts off data for non-upgraders from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler So Rogers and HTC have worked with the kind of hustle you don't normally see from carriers or manufacturers to fix a rather dangerous glitch in their branded versions of the Dream and M agic causing calls to 911 to fail with GPS enabled -- and needless to say, you're going to want to apply the upgrade on the double. Why? Well, the problem's so dangerous that Rogers has taken the unusual step of vowing to disable internet access altogether for anyone failing to apply the "mandatory" patch by 6AM today (but don't worry, you should get it back as soon as you've upgraded) which actually allows emergency calls to go through. For their troubles, affected customers will be credited one month's worth of data -- and M agic owners will be delighted to discover that their phones have magically received HTC's Sense UI as a result of this whole ordeal. All's well that ends well, right?
  • 140. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Rogers rolls out fixes for 911 problems with Dream and M agic, cuts off data for non- upgraders originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 06:35:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 24, 2010 12:04 PM Bell's Palm Pre now free -- in exchange for three years of your life from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler
  • 141. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER How long does it take for a smartphone to go from two hundred bucks on contract all the way down to a big, fat goose egg? If you're Bell -- and the phone is the Palm Pre -- the answer is right around five months, apparently. Following its August release and a couple of mid-course pricing corrections, Bell's now making Palm's first webOS-based device available for free just as long as you're willing to commit to three years at a minimum spend of CAD $50 (about $47) a month. The move likely comes on the announcement of the Pre Plus, perhaps as a preemptive strike against any of its competitors planning on carrying it -- and if we were Sprint right now, we'd be paying very, very close attention to these guys. Bell's Palm Pre now free -- in exchange for three years of your life originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 03:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
  • 142. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 24, 2010 6:47 AM GDC attendees getting free Droid or Nexus One, perfect for Palm's training session from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler Unless you're press or a booth worker, major industry trade shows can be educational, enlightening, relaxing... dare we say even fun events that actually don't fill you with dread at their mere mention. Of course, the trade-off is that you (or your employer, if you're lucky) are then responsible for fronting the hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars that organizations command for passes to those events. So what do you get in return apart from a few days of schmoozing with some of the most important people in your line of work and the opportunity to play with cool stuff and steal as many promotional pens and USB sticks as you possibly can? In the case of GDC this M arch, attendees who sign up for either the M obile / Handheld Summit, the iPhone Summit, or the Independent Games Summit will be gifted with their choice of a Droid or Nexus One, representing the hottest, latest Android gear from M otorola and HTC, respectively -- potentially prime targets for the yet-to-be-tapped 3D gaming market on the platform. With Palm onsite, it should make for some interesting dynamics -- but then again, they're giving these things to people at an event called the "iPhone Summit," for crying out loud. GDC attendees getting free Droid or Nexus One, perfect for Palm's training session originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 23 Jan 2010 22:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Add starLikeShareShare with noteEmailAdd tags Jan 24, 2010 2:40 AM
  • 143. Advertisements: www.twapt.net MOBILE FORM BUILDER Android dual-boot could make Nokia N900 jack of two trades from Engadget M obile by Chris Ziegler 1 person liked this M aemo's already pretty open as open platforms go, but what's better than a single open platform on your open phone? Two open platforms, of course, creating a vortex of pure, unadulterated openness the likes of which the world has never seen. Hacking is par for the course with Nokia's N900, so it comes as no surprise to see that a motivated individual has managed to get his unit set up in a trick dual-boot configuration with M aemo on internal storage and Android on a separate partition loaded from the microSD card. He says it's "proof of concept" for the moment -- but to steal his words, "its [sic] real and it could be spectacular." We couldn't agree more, and as much as Nokia loves its own code, we can't help but think this precisely the sort of tinkering the N900 was made for. Check video of the magical boot after the break.