Recent in Month: November 2010

Acer beTouch E140 Going to Italy for 199 Euros

Nov 29th - Acer’s beTouch series isn’t the most widely-known of the bunch, but they’re still cheap phones that pack decent punches. The E140 is a phone which Acer hopes will compete with the low-end offerings currently being dangled about by LG, Motorola, and HTC, but if it’s truly up to that task remains to be seen. It’s ...

New PlayStation Phone Details Trickle In

Nov 29th - So we’re all pretty much convinced that the device is real, but what exactly is it? When will we see it? What will we be able to do with it? None of these questions can be answered with 100% certainty, but MobileCrunch was fortunate enough to receive an informing phone call from their “much-trusted tipster” ...

LG Optimus S Gets a Custom ROM

Nov 29th - Who says every phone doesn’t get some after-market love? A pair of developers over at AC have whipped up one of the first custom ROMs for Sprint’s LG Optimus S, and while it doesn’t add much to the experience, there’s nothing like freeing yourself from the carrier-induced chains that normally come with Android phones these ...

$1000 Bounty Offered to First Person to Crack Google TV Root

Nov 29th - While the networks are doing all they can to shut down Google TV (for reasons we don’t quite comprehend), there are others who want nothing more than to break the whole thing wide open. Such is the case with the offering of the “Google TV Root Bounty,” a $1000 reward being offered up over at ...

Lockscreen Gestures Come to Droid in Latest CyanogenMod Release Candidate

Nov 29th - CyanogenMod has doen it again, bringing in some nifty functionality to the ROM for rooted phones that really sets it apart from the pack. CM6.1 RC5 is the latest for the Motorola Droid, and it brings along lockscreen gestures. This will allow you to assign and dictate gestures (much like gesture search) from the lockscreen ...

KDDI Goes GaGa for their Androids — Lady GaGa, that is

Nov 29th - There is something to be said for an advertising campaign that relies on star power to move a product rather than mentioning any aspect of the actual product. That’s fine and all, but somewhere we are missing the connection between Lady GaGa (especially the track “Poker Face”) and the Sharp IS03. But we will secede ...

Apple Lays Down the Banhammer on Android Magazine App

Nov 29th - Providing its content isn’t totally obscene or illegal, there is one thing Google won’t do based simply on content focused on something other than Android: ban it from the Market. But Apple on the other hand likes to ban things seemingly just for kicks, the latest case involving the denial of and application from Danish ...

Sprint Announces WiMAX Is Up in LA, DC, and 4 More Cities

Nov 29th - Following the launch of WiMAX in New York City a couple months back, the 4G technology is being officially unleashed in a few more big markets that up until now were mysteriously lacking in next-gen mobile data. Los Angeles, Washington DC, Miama, and a trio of cities from Ohio with Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus are ...

HTC Gratia Delayed to Unconfirmed Release Date [Update]

Nov 29th - [UPDATE]: It looks like the entirety of this story may be slightly untrue. While many European regions still haven’t seen the Gratia, judging by the comments below (and some quick Googling) it is indeed available in at least Italy and Sweden. Looks liked HTC remained fairly quiet about it. The HTC Gratia was supposed to ...

Gingerbread Builds Show Up in App Logs (and Honeycomb, Too?)

Nov 29th - December is just a couple days away and still we have no official sign of Android Gingerbread’s impending release, but we know it is deep in the testing process. Take, for example, these application logs showing the new version of Android residing on at least a few Nexus One handsets. The latest build is going ...

Samsung I9020T Gets a Couple Antenna Swaps

Nov 28th - The I9020T(Nexus S) has made its way back to the FCC. The difference from old to new? A new BT/WiFi and GPS antenna. No information about the two changes. What did they do? What have they added? Removed? [via Engadget]

G2 Free at Best Buy

Nov 28th - For those of you that thought 50 bones for the G2 was a crazy sweet deal, your socks are about to be rocked. Best Buy is offering the G2 for a mere $free with a new two year contract. This deal is only happening today and tomorrow as part of the Cyber Monday sales, which ...

Death Knell for Google TV Already Sounding?

Nov 27th - We could all cross our fingers and say it’s only for the holidays or it could be a white knuckled effort to get more units into the hands of consumers; but an equally probable story is 25% off of Sony’s Blu-Ray GTV units can only mean bad things. With almost every major network giving the ...

AppCast #6: Chase Mobile, FlightTrack 4.0, ThickButtons, and More [VIDEO]

Nov 26th - Today’s AppCast coincidentally features apps for those who travel: games to keep you busy, a banking app for members of a particular blue bank, a flight tracker, and a keyboard to help you type on those bumpy takeoffs and landings. (Ok, that last one is a bit of a reach but I had to stick ...