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Google's Unsubsidized Nexus One on T-Mobile is NOT $49

George Thiruva, over at Gadgetopolis, has put together one of the most confusing examples of math I’ve ever seen and came to the conclusion that Google’s unlocked, $529, Nexus One is only $49 when coupled with T-Mobile. Here’s a snippet: So, the real cost of an unlimited everything plan is $99.99/mo for subsidized phone buyers. [...]

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HTC Magic is Most Likely Going to be the T-Mobile G2

Speculation has been flying around the web for months now as to which of the HTC phones is going to become the platform for the T-Mobile “G2″ — or rather the follow-up to the popular T-Mobile G1 (Video Review). Back in December or January the general opinion was that the G2 would be based on [...]

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AT&T Cell Network Sucking Hard for the iPhone Recently?

AT&T invented illegal wiretapping, monopolies and crushing corporate power, but what they also bring to the table is exclusive rights to Apple’s much-desired iPhone. When the iPhone was first announced on the AT&T network, I still remember the following response from a group of friends about 20-strong: 50% – Sweet! I’m getting one! 50% – [...]

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T-Mobile G1 (Android Phone) Review

Update #1: We have also put up a 4-part T-Mobile G1 video review for readers as well. Summary [7.5 out of 10] The T-Mobile G1 is an excellent “first-mover” Android-based phone from T-Mobile and is truly a “Google Phone”. If you are already have most of your life on Google through one of their many [...]

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Motorola Adopts Google Android and Windows Mobile Exclusively

Up until this point, Motorola has been shipping millions of devices on it’s custom MOTOMAGX Mobile Linux platform as well as the Symbian UIQ platform. After announcing some disappointing 3Q losses, Motorola announced plans to move their entire device line to Google’s Android and Windows Mobile platforms exclusively, discontinuing development and support for the MOTOMAGX platform [...]

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No HTC Touch HD for the US, Just the T-Mobile G1 and Beyond

As we move into the fall the announcements of mobile devices are going to start leaking out of our ears… especially sexy, Christmas-fodder devices. A lot of folks a few months ago were waiting for HTC’s next “Sexy device” after the HTC Touch ended up sucking balls with slow performance, crappy software and not the [...]

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BlackBerry (9500) Storm Touch Screen Releasing All Over the Place

It’s freaking official, after the first announcement was made that the BlackBerry ‘Thunder’ was the new BlackBerry to compete with the iPhone, then months of waiting, then rumors that it was now called the ‘Storm’, it’s finally here, and every carrier everywhere seems to be getting them. The shot you see above is from Canada’s [...]

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Windows 7 Coming Sooner Than We Thought?

InternetNews is reporting that next version of Windows (codenamed Vienna) might be coming as early as June of 2009. This had been in the pipeline before XP was released, but what comes as a surprise is this would be almost a year sooner, cutting into the anticipated life cycle of Vista. The information comes from [...]

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DeviceAnywhere Brings the iPhone(tm) 3G To Life for Mobile Application

For the developers out there, DeviceAnywhere has launched mobile device support in it’s DeviceAnywhere Studio product for the iPhone 3G, full announcement after the jump.

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Video of Android-Based HTC Dream in the Wild

Hardly the most exciting video ever, but for the folks that have been standing around waiting for Google’s Android-based phones to finally make it to market, this might give you a glimmer of hope. What we have today is a really terrible quality video of the HTC Dream in action: Looks like HTC’s plans to [...]

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New BlackBerry Touchscreen – The Thunder

Update #1: The BlackBerry ‘Thunder’ is now called the ‘Storm’ and is slowly being released on networks all around the world, with Verizon having first-rights here in the US. Check out the story. Well it looks like BlackBerry was working on a touch-screen smart phone after all! Pictured above is the new BlackBerry Thunder (9500-series); [...]

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Stop Your iPhone Browser From Forgetting Cookies

Do you have a JailBroken iPhone and it drives you bat-shit that every single time you open Safari on the iPhone to browser to your favorite site, check your email, load up Google Reader, etc. you have to re-login and it doesn’t seem to remember your cookies from particular sites? Well iRemember is here to [...]

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Samsung Instinct, the iPhone's Closest Competitor

On June 20th Sprint is set to announce the iPhone’s closest competitor: The Samsung Instinct. The Instinct offers the same approach to a phone device that the iPhone made popular: slapping a myriad of features into a “slab” touch-screen design but wrapping all that functionality with an intuitive design. The Instinct is bringing all the [...]

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Momail Announces Support for 3G iPhone and Samsung Omnia

Momail has announced support for the upcoming 3G iPhone and Samsung Omnia releases. For the folks fuzzy on what Momail does, it more or less acts as a super mobile-mail-service in that all the receiving, delivery and sending of mail is optimized around the “mobile device” environment you are on. That includes respecting multiple sender [...]

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Samsung L870 – Symbian OS + Safari Mobile Browser

Details have popped up showing that the Samsung L870 is actually a Symbian S60 smartphone, slider form factor using (get this) the Apple Safari Mobile Browser. Yea… not WebKit, but specifically Safari Mobile… go figure. Here are the specs for anyone waiting on a new slider that want the “real web” on a 2.4″ QVGA [...]

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Apple iPhone vs BlackBerry Bold

A detailed, mostly physical comparison between the iPhone and the BlackBerry Bold. If you saw the Bold and were curious how thick, wide, tall, short, heavy it was, this is the article to read. The gist of it is that the BlackBerry Bold is a bit thicker, has almost exactly the same surface form factor [...]

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RIM Offers Free BlackBerry Wallet Private Data Software

Looks like RIM is offering a free personal-private data management application for all BlackBerry devices called BlackBerry Wallet. It’s not general PIM software, but rather software used to store your more private information like address, passwords, credit card numbers, etc. RIM claims it’s completely safe, so if you trust your BB and RIM completely, have [...]

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Edit iPhone Notes on PC Using RemoteNote

RemoteNote is PC software that allows you to edit and work with the Notes stored directly on your iPhone using a web-admin interface on your PC. You need to have a JailBroken iPhone or iPod Touch with firmware 1.1.3 or 1.1.4 installed though and also require a wifi connection on the phone to connect to [...]

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SMS Data Costs $732.95 per MB

We covered the “True Cost of SMS” a while ago, but data is surfacing again at the absolutely ridiculous rates that SMS demand. Latest estimations put the “true” cost of SMS messages to be roughly 4x that of the most pessimistic rates estimated to be the cost of transmitting data to/from the Hubble Space telescope. [...]

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BlackBerry 9000 to be Announced May 12th

Super-hotness… BGR is reporting that May 12 at WES 2008 the BlackBerry 9000 series will be announced/unveiled and available to be played with to your hearts content at the conference. If the mockup above is true to the real device, I’m surprised at the flat/glossy look of the keypad after the bubbled buttons on the [...]

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Sneak Peak at the BlackBerry 9000 / Niagara

BoyGenius had an article about the upcoming BlackBerry 9000-series (Niagara… which is the code-name for like 27 other corporate products from companies) that everyone was speculating was going to be a giant touch-screen back when the iPhone first dropped and rumors were abound. Well now it looks like it is going to stay with the [...]

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Sony Bluetooth Audio Mini

I recently picked up the Sony DR-BT21G/B Bluetooth Stereo Headset.  My intentions were to use it as hands free for my cell and also to listen to music from my cell.  After using it with two devices (Samsung Blackjack II and Sanyo Katayna DLX) I have come to the conclusion that the limiting factor in [...]

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iPhone Review (Part 3 of 3)

iPhone Review, Part 1 of 3 iPhone Review, Part 2 of 3 iPhone Review, Part 3 of 3 Well we have looked at the Gripes and Praise for the iPhone, now let’s wrap this review up… Conclusion [8 out of 10] First let’s look at why this wasn’t a 10 out of 10 to get [...]

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iPhone Review (Part 2 of 3)

iPhone Review, Part 1 of 3 iPhone Review, Part 2 of 3 iPhone Review, Part 3 of 3 Yesterday we tipped off this review with the iPhone Gripes, today we are going to concentrate on making note of only what makes the iPhone awesome to give a good counter balance to it. Let’s dig in… [...]

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