Nokia has canceled its first MeeGo phone before it even had a chance to launch, according to a report by Reuters, citing two industry sources.
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Update: A recent tweet by Google’s Vic Gundotra pretty much rules out an Android/Nokia partnership. Now Nokia has no choice but to partner with Microsoft. —
Verizon Wireless has finally answered the question of how voice calls will be handled for its 4G LTE network. The carrier is planning a new service, tentatively dubbed VoLTE (voice over LTE), that will handle high quality voice and video calls over 4G, CNN reports.
After struggling to bring its aging Symbian platform into the modern smartphone era, Nokia may very well consider moving to a third-party OS like Android or Windows Phone 7. But if it comes to that, European mobile carriers are hoping that the Finnish phone company stays away from Android, according to a report by the Financial Times.
Kyocera, a company mostly known for making printers and dumb phones (through its Sanyo brand), isn’t usually associated with innovative smartphones. But last night, with the reveal of its dual-screen Android Echo phone, it proved it’s ready to compete in a new market.
No you didn’t misread that headline. In a move clearly meant to deflect some attention away from the massive amounts of Verizon iPhone press, T-Mobile announced today that it will offer all of its phones for free on February 11 and 12 — with a new two-year contract, of course.
Verizon’s iPhone 4 contains a chipset that could have enabled it to work on AT&T’s network as well, a teardown by the repair site iFixit revealed.
After missing the holiday season, Nokia announced today that it has finally started shipping its E7 smartphone to “select markets” this week.
If you’re wondering why we’re not seeing more Android smartphones running version 2.3 of the OS like Samsung’s Nexus S, this may be why: Google is apparently prepping its Android 2.4 update for April. And it will likely serve as transition to the major Android 3.0 update, the news site Pocket Lint reports.
Bad news for fans of Last.FM’s free mobile apps: the Internet radio company announced today that it’s cutting off the free tunes and making its Radio feature on mobile and home entertainment apps subscriber-only.
We’re one step closer to getting official details on Sony Ericsson’s Playstation phone, the Xperia Play. The company revealed yesterday that the Android phone will launch on February 13 during the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
Forget the previously rumored launch date and price for Motorola’s Xoom Android tablet. It now looks to be headed to Best Buy stores on February 24 for a hefty $799.99, Engadget reports.
Several Nokia executives may soon be sacked as part of CEO Stephen Elop’s grand strategy revamp for the company, Reuters reports.
Preorder sales of Apple’s iPhone 4 broke Verizon’s first-day sales records in only two hours, Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead said in a statement this morning.
Apple fanatics may have something new to get excited about. In addition to the iPad 2 and iPhone 5, they can now expect an Apple television, according to Piper Jaffrey analyst Gene Munster.
If you’ve ever wanted to treat Craigslist like the newspaper classifieds that it helped kill, Lifelike Craig HD for the iPad is the ideal app for you.
Motorola’s Atrix 4G was one of our favorite devices from the Consumer Electronics Show, primarily because it had the cool ability to turn into a full-fledged ultraportable laptop when plugged into its Laptop Dock. So it’s impressive just how quickly AT&T has managed to quash my excitement for the device with the announcement of its crazy Laptop Dock pricing.
Mobile app store Pocketgear announced today that it’s relaunching as Appia, a platform to enable mobile operators, manufacturers and portals to deliver app stores of their own.
AT&T isn’t just sitting back and letting the Verizon iPhone get all the buzz surrounding mobile hotspots.
After being rumored for years, Verizon’s iPhone is now one step closer to consumers. And early reviews signal that the device is worth the wait.
News Corp’s The Daily iPad newspaper is the first app to support one-click subscription billing, and Apple’s vice president of interactive services Eddy Cue says that the feature will soon make its way to other apps.
T-Mobile has finally come clean on its latest flagship devices, a 4G version of Samsung’s Galaxy S phone, and LG’s G-Slate Android tablet, which will try to differentiate itself from the crowd with 3D recording and playback capabilities.
Online marketplace TeachersPayTeachers offers a fairly direct proposal for educators: You can get paid for your lesson plans and other teaching materials.
Windows Phone 7 users can blame Yahoo Mail for their mysteriously high 3G data usage, the company revealed to Windows Phone Secrets yesterday.
Apple may be considering more restrictions for its App Store, which runs counter to the company’s more relaxed stance over the last few months.
Last week we reported that Samsung had sold 2 million units of its Galaxy Tab Android tablet, but now it looks like that may not be the case, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Mobile app users are a fickle bunch: while they’re willing to give new apps a try, 26 percent of the time the apps never get a second shot, according to a study by the analytics firm Localytics.
For the first time ever, shipments of Android smartphones outpaced all of the competition worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2010, including longtime champion Nokia, according to the research company Canalys.
Update: Engadget’s Richard Lai goes in-depth on why he believes the camera wasn’t a problem with the white iPhone 4. In short, the faulty camera Wozniak was seeing most likely resulted from inferior white iPhone parts. Woz also responded to Engadget, saying that he didn’t actually have any inside knowledge on why the unit was delayed. Since this seems to be another case of Woz just misspeaking, we can no longer say that he “confirmed” the camera issue.
Newly launched rental-property startup RentPost has a simple goal: to bring the aging and overly complex category of property management software into the modern era of web apps.
Research in Motion is off to a slow start with its upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Production of the device is in full swing, though only at a mere 150,000 to 200,000 units a month, according to sources at component suppliers who spoke to the news site Digitimes.
Life is good for the reigning Android hardware king Samsung. The company released its record-breaking earnings report (PDF link) for the fourth quarter of 2010 yesterday, revealing that it sold 2 million Galaxy Tab tablets and 80 million phones.
Netflix today issued its first report on Internet service provider performance, ranking cable company Charter the best and wireless provider Clearwire dead last.
Not surprisingly, Facebook has flatly denied yesterday’s rumor about a potential phone unveiling next month, Reuters reports.
Despite increased smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2010, Nokia still lost ground to the iPhone and Android in market share — something that hurt the phone manufacturer when it came to operating profit, according to the company’s fourth quarter 2010 earnings report.
AT&T made a strong showing in its last quarter of 2010. The carrier announced its earnings today (PDF link) and revealed that it added 2.8 new wireless customers in the last quarter and sold 4.1 million iPhones.