The 404 Digest for Episode 782 Apple approves app that promises " cure for homosexuality." .xxx domain names coming to the Web. Ten years later, the Apple iPod may be on its way out. Download Angry Birds Rio free today on Amazon Appstore. Rebecca Black: waiting too long to choose a seat could cost you your life. Episode 782 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
ORLANDO, Fla.--Slowly but surely, we're getting a more complete picture of the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. Last week T-Mobile revealed the smartphone's feature list, and now the carrier has spilled the beans on pricing.
The new Sidekick will cost $99.99 with a two-year contract with unlimited data and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Alternatively, you can purchase the messaging handheld for $149.99 with a two-year service agreement and lower data plan, such as its 200MB data plan.
We got a chance to get hands-on with one here at CTIA 2011, and we like what we're … Read more
LG has just announced the T-Mobile G2X, which is the much-awaited U.S. version of the LG Optimus 2X. It appears that T-Mobile and LG are going after a G prefix naming convention with their higher-end devices, the first being the T-Mobile G-Slate tablet.
Like the Optimus 2X, the T-Mobile G2X has very impressive features. It has the coveted 1.0 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, a beautiful 4-inch WVGA display, 8GB of internal memory plus the option of up to 32GB with microSD, HDMI mirroring, DLNA support, an accelerometer, a gyro sensor, 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and … Read more
ORLANDO, Fla.--Though T-Mobile and Nokia are both in a state of flux, they're joining forces to offer an affordable smartphone for the U.S. market.
Today, both companies announced that the Nokia Astound will be available from T-Mobile starting April 6 for $79.99 with a two-year contract. The Astound is basically a rebranded version of the C7, which was introduced back in October 2010, and features the same sleek design, a 3.5-inch AMOLED touch screen, a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video capture, and a front-facing camera for video calls.
The Symbian 3-based smartphone … Read more
We were lucky enough to get our hands on a preview build before the show, and can share a lot more about what's in store for Opera on mobile phones and tablets.
Starting with the interface, the Opera browser gets a little bump in sophistication on an already graphically rich display. Opera loyalists will note some subtle changes--Opera has shaved off the title bar … Read more
Like its other Optimus counterparts, the Optimus C arrives with Android 2.2 Froyo, a 3.2-megapixel camera, WiFi, 3G, a 3.2-inch touch screen, and a usable 600MHz processor. It's certainly not the best Android phone we've seen, but for $130 without a contract with Cricket Wireless, it's not a bad deal.
At the moment, it seems that the only noticeable carrier that doesn't offer one … Read more
The 404 Digest for Episode 781 AT&T in talks to purchase T-Mobile--what's this got to do with me? AT&T puts the boot on unauthorized iPhone tethering. Rebecca Black signals the end of days. Giving in to the Super Moon's cry for attention. Sprint adds Google Voice service for customers. Episode 781 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
AT&T will add two smartphones to its lineup in the coming months, including one with 3D capability, the company said today.
The LG Thrill 4G boasts a 1GHz dual-core, dual-channel processor. It will also feature 16GB of storage, thanks to 8GB on-board and an 8GB microSD card. As one might expect from its name, the device will be capable of connecting to AT&T's 4G network. It will sport Android 2.2 and a 4.3-inch display.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Thrill 4G is its 3D functionality. According to AT&T, the device boasts a "glasses-free 3D experience," in addition to the ability to capture 3D video and snap 3D photos. Video recording in 3D is available at 720p resolution, while 2D recording will output at 1080p resolution. The device will also come with access to the LG 3D Space for people to access 3D games, videos, and images, AT&T said. One downer: the only image available so far is too small to actually offer any detail.
But if the LG Thrill 4G sounds familiar, there's a good reason for that. Last month, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company unveiled a smartphone called the Optimus 3D with all the same features as the Thrill 4G. That device is scheduled to be available in Europe in the second quarter.
As for the LG Thrill 4G, neither AT&T nor LG are saying how much the device will cost when it launches "in the coming months."
AT&T also unveiled the HTC HD7S today. The device features a 4.3-inch display and a 1GHz processor. It will run Windows Phone 7 when it launches "in the coming weeks." AT&T did not reveal a price for the HD7S.… Read more
Orlando, Fla.--Kyocera today announced a developer's program for the company's new Echo Android handset that it unveiled with Sprint last month. The Kyocera Android Developer Program won't formally launch until April 17, but the company will show off the SDK at CTIA 2011.
The program is meant to encourage development of applications and games that will utilize the Echo's dual screens. Categories include gaming, social networking, mobile entertainment, location-based services, and productivity.
Kyocera also announced the initial list of developer partners who will issue the first apps optimized for the handset. For the most part, … Read more
With the four (but soon to be three, what with yesterday's surprise announcement that AT&T plans to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion) major carriers all trumpeting the respective performance of their own high-speed mobile networks, RootMetrics set out to determine which was truly the speediest by testing 4G-capable phones from each one.