MetroPCS has announced that it will offer an unlimited everything plan for any customer who buys the BlackBerry 8530. The $60 plan also includes messaging, GPS turn-by-turn navigation, MetroPCS's backup service, Metro Banking, directory assistance, and all taxes are included in the price. The 8530 costs $230 if you buy it from MetroPCS, but that's because there's no contract.
Though I'm never one to reject a big smartphone, I realize that some users prefer the same power in a smaller size. Fortunately, Sony Ericsson has realized that, too.
Five months ago at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Sony Ericsson unveiled smaller alternatives to the beefy Xperia X10. The Android-powered Xperia X10 Mini and Xperia X10 Mini Pro stood out at the show since Sony Ericsson was the was the only manufacturer to take an existent handset and shrink it down. Admittedly, at the time I got what Sony Ericsson was trying to do, but I was skeptical that the company could pull it off. … Read more
Forgive us for not posting this blog lately, as we've been a little busy with a certain Apple handset. But this is a good week to be back, since a selection of notable handsets passed through the gates of the Federal Communications Commission. Not only did we see the Samsung Epic 4G Galaxy S phone, but also the rumored RIM Blackberry 9300, a couple of Nokia devices, and a new HTC smartphone.
Apple announced this morning that shipments of the white iPhone 4 will be delayed until "later this year."
Though Apple did not discuss specific reasons for the delay, the company said in a typically concise statement that building the handset "is more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected." It also promised that availability of the black model will not be affected.
Editor's note: Samsung has confirmed that it is not offering this promotion in the United States.
Sick of your iPhone 4 already? Then get on Twitter as fast as your fingers can type, because Samsung UK is giving away free Samsung Galaxy S smartphones to people who tweet their complaints about the Jesus phone.
Tweets from the Samsung UK Twitter account indicate that complainers are getting the top-of-the-line Android phone within a day of Samsung reading their complaints about the iPhone 4.
Read more of "Samsung gives away free Galaxy S to iPhone 4 complainers" at Crave … Read more
Microsoft has signed deals with leading smartphone makers to use its upcoming Windows Phone 7 operating system, according to a report.
Dell, Asus, LG, HTC, and Samsung are planning on releasing devices using Microsoft's mobile OS, Greg Sullivan, senior product manager for Microsoft, told U.K.-based tech news site Pocket Lint this week. The software is expected to be released later this year.
Microsoft is making a bid to catch up to rival phone platforms with Windows Phone 7, which the company unveiled earlier this year.
The last we heard, Motorola was still testing its Android 2.1 operating system upgrade for the T-Mobile Cliq. Originally scheduled to be released last quarter, Motorola pushed the update back to a rumored August debut. So with July passing quickly, it makes sense then that a leaked version of the ROM has made its way online.
Engadget Mobile loaded the ROM onto itsown Cliq to give it a run through. According to the blog, the phone runs a bit snappier than it did before the update, even with its 528MHz processor. Apps such as Google Maps and the Web … Read more
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Have you heard? Rumor has it the iPhone is coming to T-Mobile as early as this fall. That would be pretty huge, though not as huge as the long-rumored Verizon iPhone.
It does, however, raise an interesting question: would you buy an iPhone from T-Mobile? I ask because I've heard more people than I can count say, "I'm not buying one until I can get it from Verizon." I've never heard anyone say, "I'm not buying one until I can get it from T-Mobile."
Of course, there's so much dissatisfaction with … Read more
I own both an iPad and an iPhone 3GS, and I can tell you that the number of times I've considered using Bluetooth audio to wirelessly connect to speakers has been zero. I can't clearly explain why: maybe I think a dock that connects through the bottom pin connector is easier, or I get lazy and use the low-powered built-in speakers instead.
Well, let me try to convince you now: using Bluetooth as a wireless way to enjoy audio is both easy and fun. And it can free your iPhone up in very useful ways when you're … Read more