Research In Motion has a fix to the problem of juggling your work and personal life on a single mobile device, and it’s called BlackBerry Balance.
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For the dedicated (and crazy) few waiting for a white iPhone 4, relief may be on the way. The elusive device has found its way to AT&T’s online system, according to the mobile site Boy Genius Report, a sign that Apple may be gearing up to launch it within the next few months.
Tired of the endless incompatibilities between video files and multimedia devices? Consider Vid.ly, a new service launching today in private beta testing that aims to make distributing your video to a wide variety of devices dead simple.
AT&T is set to expand its free 3G MicroCell offer nationwide to the top 7.5 percent of customers likely to receive poor service at home or in small offices, Engadget has learned.
Expect to see Apple’s iPad 2 in April — a year after the original iPad hit store shelves — according to a report by Digitimes, which points out that Apple has also added five new printed circuit board (PCB) suppliers for the tablet.
Verizon’s first iPhone commercial surprisingly doesn’t feature an iPhone at all. Instead, it’s all build up — and after years of waiting for the iPhone to leave the shackles of AT&T’s network, it’s deserved.
Google is expanding its testing of a long-awaited feature for Google Voice, the ability to port your current mobile number to the service, Engadget reports.
Adding more validity to the rumors that future iPads and iPhones will lose their home buttons, Apple is apparently testing multitouch gestures for multitasking on the iPhone, according to the mobile site Boy Genius Report.
Expect to hear the somewhat disturbing term “electrowetting” thrown around over the next few years. Samsung announced yesterday that it completed its buyout of Liquavista, a company focused on next-generation electrowetting display technology, last month.
Things aren’t getting easier for Nokia in America. The company has canceled the launch of its X7 smartphone, which was supposed to be available on AT&T exclusively this year, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept Android program that can literally keep an ear out for credit card numbers.
Boxee Box owners (all two of you) rejoice! As promised, Boxee is bringing Vudu’s extensive library of streaming high-definition movies to its set-top box in an update today.
Tablet growth is set to explode this year, and businesses will certainly account for much of it. Companies are expected to purchase more than 10 million tablets in 2011, Reuters reports, based on a market forecast from consulting firm Deloitte.
Sure, Samsung is now the king of Android phone manufacturers, but that doesn’t mean it plans to rest on the success of its current Galaxy S line of Android phones.
Nintendo has finally revealed US launch details for its upcoming 3D portable gaming system, the 3DS. In a press event in New York today, Nintendo of America’s President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime announced that the 3DS will hit American shores on March 27 for $249.99.
The holidays have been good to Apple, and in particular to iPad sales. In its first quarter 2011 earnings report today, Apple said it sold an astonishing 7.33 million iPads and 16.24 million iPhones in the quarter.
We didn’t see HP/Palm’s webOS tablets at CES earlier this month as we’d hoped to, but we’re still eager to see what the company has planned. Now Engadget has gotten its hands on some early renderings of the devices, as well as some enticing details — including the fact that HP is readying 9-inch and 7-inch models, dubbed Topaz and Opal respectively.
After being announced nearly two years ago, the union of cable TV provider Comcast with NBC Universal has finally been approved. The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department handed down the decision, and the deal is expected to be finalized by the end of the month.
Stoke, a company that specializes in mobile broadband gateways to help carriers manage massive loads of mobile data, announced today that it has landed an additional $17 million in funding led by new investor Focus Ventures.
Facebook announced a few days ago that it would offer developers access to users’ address and phone number information. Not surprisingly, that’s sparked a bit of an uproar. Now, according to Facebook’s director of developer relations Douglas Purdy, the company is putting the feature on hold as it works to make the process clearer to users.
It’s been less than a week since the Verizon iPhone was announced, and not surprisingly, it looks like the tech world is already hungry for Apple’s next major products.
If you’ve ever gone on a road trip through the US, you know how maddening keeping track of mobile coverage areas can be. Enter “Coverage?”, an app that compiles data coverage maps across all major US cellular carriers.
The coolest feature on Verizon’s iPhone, the mobile hotspot functionality that will let users tether up to five separate devices to the carrier’s 3G network via a single phone, will be headed to all iPhones in the next major update of iOS, version 4.3, according to mobile site Boy Genius Report.
Now here’s a telling sign that AT&T’s network reputation is in shambles: The popular Daily Show ran a long segment espousing the virtues of the Verizon iPhone while constantly referencing AT&T’s network failure.
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One cool difference between the Verizon iPhone and its AT&T counterpart is the addition of mobile hotspot capabilities — which allows you to share your 3G connection with up to five other devices.
At long last, Verizon has an iPhone. The carrier held a media event in New York today to announce that, after years of negotiations, it will make an iPhone available to its customers early next month.
Appcelerator’s success is accelerating. The company, which has created a platform to let developers easily build software that runs across multiple devices, announced today that it has doubled in size since November, and that it is bringing on new sales and engineering executives.
Klout, a startup that helps people measure how influential they are across a variety of social media sites, announced today that it has scored $8.5 million in a round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins.
AT&T has profited nicely to date from being the only carrier to offer the iPhone. So it’s bound to be nervous now that Verizon is getting ready to announce an iPhone on its own network. And yesterday the claws came out.
Verizon’s iPhone is coming in late January, sooner than the previously reported February 3 date, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Users of Windows Mobile 7 devices are reporting heavy 3G data usage while their phones are idle, something that could pose a problem for those with limited data plans.