Smartphones

Verizon’s Upcoming Roadmap Leaked, Lots of Android, No Mention of iPhone

One of BGR’s many insiders has revealed key details in Verizon’s upcoming roadmap for the latter half of 2010 and 2011. Contrary to reports that Verizon would be getting the iPhone in early 2011, there are plenty of Android-powered devices of various sizes and form factors slated for big red.

Motorola is working on a Droid Pro …

Rumor: Verizon iPhone Confirmed, says TechCrunch

In a rather needlessly lengthy post, TechCrunch contributor Steve Cheney claims that unnamed sources have revealed to him that Apple has ordered millions of CDMA chipsets from San Diego, CA-based Qualcomm. The fabled iPhone for Verizon will supposedly go into production in December.

The entire story is a bit contradictory. Cheney …

Apple Shoves ‘Lite’ Apps into ‘Try Before You Buy’ Section

If you’ve made your way through the iPhone’s App Store, you’ve no doubt noticed several apps being sold for a certain price alongside a “lite” version of the same app. It’s more or less a feature-restricted version of the app meant to entice you to buy the full version.

There’s now a new section of the App Store called “Try Before You …

Droid X To Get Froyo In September

A discussion about issues with Exchange over at Motorola’s support forums has revealed a tentative release date for Froyo for the Droid X. According to Motorola employee Matt, Droid X users will get the Froyo (Android 2.2) update in early September.

A fix for this will be included in the upgrade to Android 2.2 scheduled for

Apple Rumors Suggest New iPods, Smaller iPad, and More

Ah yes, more Apple rumors. About as dependable in frequency as they are undependable in accuracy, they must all be reported no matter what. This latest round comes from iLounge, who cites a “highly reliable source” while cautioning us to “take this report with the requisite grains of salt.” They do pretty good work over there at …

3D Smartphone Coming From Sharp Later This Year, No Glasses Required

Sharp, the one time maker of the now defunct KIN and Sidekick brands, has declared it will bring to market a smartphone with a 3D panel that doesn’t require glasses by year’s end. It will likely have a 3D camera in tow, too. But will it be any better than the display on the Nintendo 3DS? And will it be any better than the faux 3D …

BlackBerry Ban Begins 8/6 in Saudi Arabia

Less than 48 hours after the United Arab Emirates announced they would begin banning BlackBerry service on October 11 comes word from it’s neighbor to the west that they, too, would be banning BlackBerry service but sooner rather than later.

The Communications and Information Technology Commission of Saudi Arabia threw the …

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