Watch this week’s iReview as we talk about the possible images of an iPhone 5 being tested in the field, OS X Lion face detection feature making it to iOS 5, our follow-up on Apple being confirmed as the largest Smartphone manufacturer, and the iPhone 3GS being on sale, sort of. We also talk about our new shows starting next week where we bring the iReview style to Android and Windows Phone 7 content. As of next week, stay tuned to our:
– Pocketnow Android Revolution every Tuesday – Pocketnow Windows Phone View every Thursday – Pocketnow iReview every [...]
It looks like Verizon will be offering the HTC Droid Incredible 2 in a new silver color to accompany the original black version — although like many lightly-colored phones these days, the face will remain dark. Although the Incredible 2/S was never one of our favorite HTC designs, the two-tone appearance works well here, in our opinion. It’s expected that the silver DI2 will maintain the same features and specs of its predecessor.
First revealed at Mobile World Congress in February, the Incredible 2 (sold globally as the Incredible S) brings an upper mid-range [...]
If you somehow missed or didn’t take advantage of Verizon’s own BOGO deal on the Motorola Droid 3, worry not, as there might be an even better deal for you. This time it’s coming from LetsTalk and you can get the smartphone for nothing.
The offer is valid only for the weekend and if you decide to take advantage, you can grab a Verizon Motorola Droid 3 for free. Of course, the offer is valid if you sign a two-year contract but if you only want to upgrade your individual plan, the phone will go for $89.99. If you wanted this phone, now is the time to get [...]
You can look at it as another sign of the next iPhone coming or just one of your lucky days if you are looking to buy an Apple smartphone. Radio Shack is reportedly offering the device with $30 off and Target seems to discount the iOS device too.
Over at Radio Shack, the 16GB iPhone 4 on AT&T will cost $169.99 with a two-year contract, $30 less from the original price of $199.99. The 32GB variant will go for $269.99, iPhone 3GS 8GB will only cost $19.99.
Over at Target, the iPhone 3GS will have the same $19.99 price used by Radio Shack, of course, with a two-year [...]
In this video we review the software of the new HTC EVO 3D for Sprint. The EVO 3D has some of the best software available for any Android smartphone available. Running Android Gingerbread along with the latest version of HTC Sense 3.0 delivers an awesome user experience that any smartphone connoisseur will enjoy.
While the EVO 3D does include a little bit of proprietary software the majority of it is quite useful. The best apps included are Media Share, Mirror, Reader, Sprint Hotspot, Qik, Transfer, and Watch. Some other apps that some users may find appealing most [...]
Apple’s move to offer 90 second previews for music on its own iTunes back in December last year was followed by all sorts of reactions, from the users who were glad to listen to more tunes of a song before purchasing to some artists that didn’t like the idea.
TiPb reports that, after seven complete months, Apple has decided to roll out the feature to international iTunes stores. The Canadian content market reportedly features 90 second previews for some music as the novelty starts rolling out and those who access iTunes from the U.K. also report one-and-a-half minute [...]
Rovio has finally decided to make its overly-popular Angry Birds game available for Windows Phone and the Xbox Live title has been published to the Marketplace one month ago. The developer has now updated the game to add more levels for the enthusiasts.
As of the latest version, you will be able to fight pigs on 225 levels and the refresh also unlocks episodes 10 and 11. The initial Windows Phone variant of the game only included 135 levels and it’s good to see that developers are constantly adding new features to their software — not that Angry Birds on other [...]
The Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro, launched at the beginning of May, is headed to O2 in the U.K. but it appears that Orange U.K. is also preparing its line-up to welcome the tiny QWERTY slider.
According to the dedicated phone page on the carrier’s website, the Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro is “coming soon”. The phone features a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 320 x 480 HVGA resolution screen with mobile BRAVIA engine, five-megapixel rear camera with HD video recording, front-facing VGA camera for video chat, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 2GB internal storage, 1200mAh [...]
We couldn’t possibly show you all the 500+ features Windows Phone Mango will bring, according to Steve Ballmer himself, but we tried in our Windows Phone Mango preview as well as in the Mango Beta 1 versus Beta 2 face-off.
One thing we couldn’t show you though was Mango’s ability to connect to WiFi hotspots with hidden SSID. It wasn’t enabled in either Mango Beta — and it’s not a feature in Windows Phone, let it be initial release or NoDo. According to Brandon Watson, the ability to connect to hidden SSID WiFi networks will be present on the [...]
Oh, excuse me, is that the Windows Phone Zune player on your Android? No, it’s UberMusic! You definitely heard of LauncherPro if you are running Android on your phone and UberMusic is the developer’s take at a music player, now out of Beta and in the Market.
One of the great features of UberMusic is that the program is completely customizable via applying user interface skins also available in the Android Market. It will also download artist art and set it as background, features six different widget sizes, and much more. It will cost you $3.49 but it’s [...]
LG’s Thrill 4G will be the cheapest 3D smartphone around (not there’s much in the way of competition right now) when it lands on AT&T. We were expecting it for August 7, based on previous rumors and leaks, but as is all too common when you’re dealing with smartphone releases, it now looks like that date is going to get pushed back to late August.
A leaked Radio Shack notice informs its employees that AT&T will be delaying availability of the Thrill 4G, and as a result, the smartphone won’t be ready until two weeks later on August 21. While the [...]
For the time being, if you want to check out the latest version 3.0 of webOS, you have to do so on a TouchPad, just as Android Honeycomb is relegated to tablet status. It looks like HP may be considering plans to bring the OS (or at least parts of it) to the smaller screens of smartphones, with the revelation that the webOS 3.0 virtual keyboard contains a mode for smartphone use.
When scaling down the screen size in the webOS developer emulator to something more appropriate for a smartphone, the system automatically replaces the virtual keyboard with one that has a layout [...]
While Windows Phone 7 has a lot going for it, and will be even more appealing once Mango arrives in full force, one place where Android clearly has the upper hand is with 4G data. With no LTE, no WiMAX models to speak of, it’s not currently a platform known for access to high-speed data. That could easily change with the wave of Mango phones on the horizon, and there’s some evidence now that we could be seeing some HSPA+ models on T-Mobile.
The image above is supposedly of stickers printed for T-Mobile stores, to be affixed to phones on display. In addition to [...]
Just moment sago we informed you that HTC had just released the kernel source code for several of their devices. Now we have learned that both the Sensation 4G and the Evo 3D have received “S-Off”! Wow. That was fast!
S-Off, for those of you who don’t know, is the key to loading a custom Recovery Image, which is the first step to install a custome ROM, tweaked kernel, and even some themes.
The application that allows you to do this is reportedly still an early beta, so please take care if you decide to run it. The instructions (and ramification of doing [...]
The source code for several HTC devices (based on the 2.6.35 Linux Kernel) was just released. The Salsa, Chacha (and Chachacha), Evo 4G, Evo 3D, Droid Incredible 2, and the Sensation 4G all now have their kernel’s source code available to the hobbyist community.
The kernel is “the central component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel’s responsibilities include managing the system’s resources (the communication between hardware and software [...]
Feeling good that you managed to hold onto one of AT&T’s grandfathered unlimited data plans? You may have to wipe that grin off your face shortly, as AT&T today announced plans to start throttling data speeds for its most active users on unlimited plans.
Starting October 1, if you find yourself in the group of unlimited users that consists of those whose bandwidth consumption places them in the top five percent, you can can look forward to AT&T throttling your speeds.
It’s odd that the carrier hasn’t defined any particular cut-off point; [...]
A mysterious Samsung QWERTY slider popped up earlier this week,and was quickly pegged as a possible Galaxy S2 variant headed to AT&T. Supposedly, the carrier would get two such smartphones, one with and one without a hardware keyboard. Now a new rumor says that the keyboard-bearing model may not be a Galaxy S2 after all, and the GS2 we were expecting for AT&T, the Galaxy Attain, may have just put in an FCC appearance.
BGR cites a “trusted source” informing the site that the i927 in those photos from earlier is not, in fact, a Galaxy S2. Part of the [...]
Is Microsoft paying for apps to be converted from iOS to Windows Phone? According to a source, the answer is yes!
Microsoft has long been the power-house behind businesses both large and small. In addition to their office applications, they also have server operating systems, enterprise-class database solutions, and let’s not forget Exchange. Exchange powers a large percentage of corporate email, calendar and scheduling, and contact management. One would imagine that Microsoft is pretty happy getting a licensing fee from every company that wants to enable syncing with [...]
In this episode of the Android Application Weekly we demonstrate some apps that will allow you to share and edit your photos with friends, feed a little monster candy, and watch your favorite TV shows and movies on the go. To download these directly to your Android smartphone or tablet just take a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner or click on the app title link to be taken directly to the Android Market.
Cut The Rope $0.99 full version, no trial available
Cut The Rope is a very fun and challenging puzzle game. The [...]
Earlier today, Google released version 2.3.5 of its Gmail app for Android, giving you some new sync options to only check for priority-tagged conversations, and giving you the ability to set custom notification tones, among other features. There is one change you may not have been expecting with this new version, and it’s causing compatibility with some apps to break.
Behind the scenes, Google updated the app’s manifest to change the access rights for the Gmail database. While previously, other apps could easily access your messages, now a signature check will stop [...]
There are lots of things to like about the third iteration of HTC Sense UI. One of my favorite features is the elegant and functional lock-screen that lets you not only unlock your device, but quick-launch an app at the same time.
While the functionality of Agile Lock isn’t exactly the same, the appearance and ability to quick-launch apps from your lock-screen is there. To unlock the phone you drag the “lock circle” upwards. To unlock and launch an app, drag the desired icon into the “lock circle” to unlock your smartphone and launch the app. [...]
Several weeks ago, HTC announced on Facebook that testing had been successful for the original Desire’s Gingerbread update, and that it would start going out to users by the end of July. With the end of the month on the horizon, HTC looks ready to start distributing the Desire update.
A few days ago, an HTC rep claimed the update was already going out to Desires based on their IMEI numbers, but with a thread-full of Desire owners at XDA-Developers checking their phones for updates, the sense soon formed that the HTC rep may have jumped the gun with that [...]
A couple days ago, after posting information on its website indicating that the long-awaited Gingerbread upgrade that would bump Xperia X10 smartphones right past Froyo from Eclair, Sony Ericsson quickly backpedaled and announced that we’d still have to wait a little longer for the code. The company still hasn’t re-posted the Gingerbread upgrade information, but reports are coming in that the update is nevertheless going out, keeping SE on its earlier-reported schedule.
On Monday, Sony Ericsson posted on Facebook that the plan was to start getting the update out [...]