We're, of course, talking about a firmware update for the bug-riddled Storm. While Canadian service providers, Bell and Telus, have officially signed off on BlackBerry OS version 18.104.22.168, Verizon's Storm is working off version 22.214.171.124, which was released way back in December 2008, and is still experiencing such problems as the device locking while typing … Read more
Are you a Google Android fan? Did you rush out and buy the T-Mobile G1 the moment it came out? And are you eagerly awaiting the next Android device? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we may have something for you.
CNET is looking for a freelance blogger for a new Android-focused site. You'll be responsible for updating the blog regularly with news, developments, analysis, tips, and troubleshooting related to the Google Android Mobile operating system.
Qualifications include experience with technology and gadget journalism, preferably in an online environment; demonstrated writing experience; an ability to meet … Read more
A few years ago, Greenpeace singled out Apple when assessing companies for toxic waste. The clash now seems to be in the past, as Greenpeace has started using Apple's iPhone to spread its message on the importance of selecting the right toilet paper.
Greenpeace has launched an iPhone application version of its "Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide" that lets consumers compare brands available at their local grocery store to find which brands are most environmentally sustainable.
The app, developed by 3rdWhale, gives advice on a scale from "Recommended," "Avoid," or "They … Read more
While the Android 1.5 Cupcake update is on its way to T-Mobile G1 owners, the bigger question on some people's minds is when we're going to see a new Android device here in the United States. The HTC Magic, which was first introduced at GSMA 2009, has launched in several European countries, and Canada will get its Android devices in June, so how far behind could we be?
Ugh. Another day, another Palm Pre rumor.
The latest one comes from the Boy Genius Report and adds more fuel to the fire that the Pre will launch on or around June 7. An "anonymous tipster" sent BGR an internal Palm memo that outlines a schedule of events around the Pre for employees starting on June 3 and ending with a "LAUNCH LUNCH!" on June 5 at noon.
The article cited analyst Michael Cote of Cote Collaborative saying that there is a "strong possibility" that AT&T will drop the entry-level price of its service plan to $59 from $69. Apple is expected to unveil the latest iPhone on June 8 during the company's World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
AT&T declined to comment for this story, and Michael Cote did not respond to an e-mail request for an interview.
The price cut would likely help make the iPhone, which now retails for $200 with a two-year service plan with AT&T, more appealing to more mainstream customers. I've been saying for quite some time that the biggest hurdle to widescale adoption of the iPhone or any other smartphone in the mainstream market is the high price tag of the service contracts.
Consumers have shown that they are willing to pay anywhere between $100 and $200 for a sophisticated smartphone device. But the monthly service charge, which starts at $69 for the iPhone, is much harder to swallow.
It puts the real cost of the iPhone 3G over the life of the two-year contract at a whopping $1,856, which includes the price of the 8GB phone and 24 months of the most basic iPhone voice and data plan. It doesn't include the activation fee or taxes and other fees associated with the account. For subscribers who need more voice minutes or unlimited texting, the price tag is even higher.
Still, a $240 reduction in the overall cost of the phone over the life of the contract could entice some cost-conscious consumers.… Read more
Oh, Canada, Palm delivered some pretty good news on Wednesday morning, announcing that it will bring the Palm Pre to the Great White North through Bell Mobility.
Bell Mobility, a CDMA carrier, will offer the Pre some time in the second half of 2009, so now, Canadians can also agonize over an exact release date just like us here in the States. You can sign up to be notified via e-mail of its availability here.
(Source: The Official Palm blog)
On Wednesday, Nokia introduced its latest E series device, the Nokia E52--a voice-centric smartphone that claims 8 hours of talk time and 23 days of standby time.
In addition to the impressive battery life numbers, the E52 features noise-cancellation technology to bring you better call quality and also comes with a feature called Call Connect, which allows you to hook up your corporate phone system with your mobile phone.
While the extremely thin candy-bar-style handset doesn't feature a full QWERTY keyboard, it is e-mail capable with support for Nokia Messaging, Mail for Exchange, and Lotus Notes Traveller. Other highlights … Read more
When you're traveling, it's easy to come up with excuses not to exercise, like, "There's nowhere to run near this hotel." The new WalkJogRun Routes app leverages your iPhone's geolocation skills to find routes near you.
How? By tapping WalkJogRun.net's repository of 350,000-plus user-created routes. Just run the app, wait a few seconds for it to hone in on your location, then choose a distance (1 mile, 2 miles, all distances, etc.) to see the routes in your neck of the woods.
The subsequent list tells you the name, length, and … Read more