Since Judie’s initial preview of the HD2 in November, we’ve been waiting patiently (ok, not so patiently, but we’ve been waiting) on the official word on this phone hitting the U.S. If there’s an upcoming phone that can give off some Windows hotness, it’s the HD2. Now we know that it’s going to be exclusive to T-Mobile and greet consumersRead more
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We’ve been tracking the details on the Google Nexus One phone for a while now, and it certainly seems like a great Android handset. With the release rumored for this coming Tuesday, more information is starting to leak out on the direct-from-Google phone. Read on for some interesting new hardware rumors as well as information
My T-Mobile Blackberry Curve 8900 gave up the ghost tonight.
For the last day or so, the OS on the phone was acting sluggish, so I did a standard battery pull. This usually “reboots” the phone and clears up any issues the OS may be having. Well, when it came up, I got the dreaded Reload Software 552 error. Translation:
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be out this week. With 3G, a high res screen and a 3.2 megapixel camera it look great. At $200 under contract it looks even better.
The 9700 builds on the current Bold’s specs but has a smaller form-factor that many will appreciate. At the same time it retains the angled keyboard I have grown
After using the G1 for about three months, I came to one conclusion. The battery life just sucks. You can’t get through a day with light use and if you are a heavy user, like myself, you will need to charge before you even get halfway through a day. The Kanex High Capacity Battery for the G1 solves this and
I’ve been reading up on the Droid release, and I came across a post on TheUnlocker.com who have learned from Tmonews that an internal web page has been found indicating that the Motorola Sholes and Sholes tablet will both be coming to T-Mobile. No word on when it is going to get to fans of T-Mobile or even if it’s
T-Mobile has at least temporarily halted sales of their popular Sidekick phone. This action is in light of a likely data loss for their customers caused by events apparently connected to a recent server outage. The Sidekick is one of the few phones that is highly dependent on a remote server for storage and updating of data such as contactsRead more
If you use a Sidekick. DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR PHONE OR LET THE BATTERY DIE!!! That’s the message from T-Mobile and Danger/Microsoft. Apparently that data outage last week did more than just knock everyone offline…it also hosed their servers, which means everything stored there (calendar, contacts, pictures, emails, etc) is most likely gone.
This is just a terrible situation,
Over the past few days, I’ve been reading a lot on the rumors related to a Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Honestly, I was really surprised when I initially heard this. From a business point of view, it makes tons of sense; but from a technology point of view, it really has me scratching my head. Let’s stop and take a look atRead more
Motorola announced the addition of a new smartphone handset running the Android operating system. The Motorola CLIQ features a custom user interface called MotoBlur. The handset will be available on T-Mobile exclusively later this year. This announcement realizes the move for Motorola to Android for their smartphone handsets. More details after the break.Read more
Since I got my G1, I have been interested in viewing documents on my G1. However that was not possible, except for PDF files. I was able to quickly find a good PDF viewer in IcViewer. However, there have been times that I would like to create a Word document or Excel spreadsheet. Since there is no Open Office
I first touched an iPhone in late July of 2007. I was immediately taken with this revolutionary device, and within a few days had one of my own. Like many I found the iPhone to be revolutionary. I initially got the iPhone, planning to use it as my “recreational” device by using a windows mobile handheld for work. Within aRead more
In celebration of the overwhelming success of the Slacker Radio mobile application, Slacker is giving away free BlackBerry Curve smartphones to listeners.
All the major carriers are available (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile) and every one of them offers a Blackberry Curve smartphone in the handset lineup.
Each rate plan differs from carrier to carrier but the phone is free
Word’s trickling in that some T-Mobile customers may be seeing changes applied to their contract come September 1, 2009. According to TMonews the fee changes (which affect some but not all T-Mobile customers) are slated to raise overage costs which would change contract terms and allow those affected to cancel without any early termination fee (ETF). As usual this isRead more
Google has an update for Google Maps on Android phones that may not show up in your update list. Unlike past Android software updates for the T-Mobile G1 or HTC Magic, the new Google Maps release won’t be automatically pushed to your phone over the next few days. Instead, the upgrade is available for download in the Android Market. ToRead more
Who knows if this is simply a web designer making a fancy placeholder for an expected iPhone or whether this is foreshadowing of an upcoming 32 GB storage boost for the iPhone. Since the price shown is zero (pretty obviously a placeholder until final figures can be inserted) today’s headlines could just as easily be “iPhone price lowered to zero”….Read more
T-Mobile stated yesterday that they have now sold their one millionth G1 in a period of about 6 months. That’s very cool, but we really need to put that into perspective:
Originally, the T1 was said to have pre-sold 1.5 million units at launch. That figure proved to be incorrect.
Apple sold 1 million iPhones (original) in just 74 days
The summer travel season is fast coming upon us. In fact, here in Columbus we have a day in the 80′s predicted already! While it’s still not warm enough to go swimming, when you do finally take the plunge you may want to take this with you.
Quite honestly when I started reviewing this T-Mobile BlackBerry 8220 a month ago there were a few people who laughed at the phone. They’d heard the build quality was so-so and told me the first time I jostled the phone it’d disintegrate in my hand. I’d read a few online remarks downplaying the overall screen quality. Imagine my surprise whenRead more
The news is spreading all over the interweb about the Android Marketplace now going paid. There are still a TON of free apps, but there are now a whole swath of games including Guitar Hero ($9.99). Here’s a pic of my G1.
In the Pic, we see Derek Jeter Pro Paseball for $4.99, BreakTheBlocks for $0.99, Block Breaker Deluxe forRead more
Fellow techno-geek Joel Evans of Geek.com has a cool video of Andoid’s new Cupcake. Says Brother Evans,
Last night we had a geek outing with our favorite hacker, Brian Jepson, who you may remember from our feature on Hacking the XO laptop. This time around Brian got a hold of a development G1 and hacked around with cupcake…
The T-Mobile UK MDA Vario IV which is their version of the HTC Touch Pro is now for sale. You can pick this up for no money down if you get it with the right plan. Includes built in GPS, 3.2 MP camera, quad-band, up to 6 hour talk time, 3G, video camera, etc.
The T-Mobile MDA Vario IV is
PDAir sent me a couple of cases to try for on the T-Mobile G1. The first one is by far, my most favorite case I’ve yet tried with my G1. The leather flip case I received from PDAir even smells great; maybe not Vaja great, but it doesn’t come with a Vaja price tag, either!Read more
Boxwave sent me three cases for me to try with my T-Mobile G1. First up is the Boxwave Armor Case. I was sent the black version, which is made of anodized aluminum and has a protective Plexiglas window over the screen. There are openings for all functions of the phone, allowing you to use the phone while it’s in theRead more