Smartphones

How To: Upgrade Your Droid To Froyo Now!

The wait for Froyo is now over, Droid owner. Follow these simple steps to upgrade if you haven’t already received a notification to update OTA.

Step 1. Download this file and rename it “update.zip”

Step 2. Copy the zip file to your Droid’s microSD card.

Step 3. Power down your Droid.

Step 4. While pressing the “x” button, …

App of the Week: Thumbplay

Leave Pandora to the Na’vi, Thumbplay is the definitive cloud-based music service for both desktop and mobile devices with unlimited, on-demand access to over nine million tracks. Import your existing iTunes playlists and wirelessly sync between your smartphone (Android, BlackBerry and iPhone) and computer (PC and Mac). Tap into your …

BlackBerry OS 6 Coming To a Handful of Existing Devices

With the announcement of the BlackBerry Torch comes the rollout of OS 6 for existing BlackBerry devices including the Bold 9700, Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G. Rollout will be determined by mobile carrier certification so it could be months before it’s officially available. Of course, if you troll the BlackBerry forums, you’ll probably …

AT&T and RIM Announce the BlackBerry Torch

After a 16-month collaboration, AT&T and RIM announced the BlackBerry Torch, the first BlackBerry with touch-screen and full QWERTY keyboard. As expected, RIM’s latest OS, 6.0, powers the Torch including a handful of new features, like universal search, tabbed browsing, and group messaging.

(More on Techland: RIM Stokes BlackBerry

CBS Shows Going to Hulu Plus?

Apparently CBS is in talks with Hulu to feature its shows on the new $9.99 per month premium Hulu Plus plan. Said CBS CEO Les Moonves,

“Are we having discussions with the Hulu subscription service? Yes we are. Our goal is to get paid for our content in as many different ways as we can without hurting the mother ship. The key here is

BlackBerry 9800 To Be Unveiled Today

Handset manufacturers and mobile carriers tend to spend quite a bit of money on fluff phone launches (cough*Samsung*cough) but AT&T rarely, if ever, falls into that category. When RIM’s unannounced BlackBerry 9780 aka Bold broke cover last week, many – including myself – assumed that was the device AT&T would be unveiling. Turns out …

Froyo Will Not Unlock Tethering or Mobile Hotspot For Droid

The good news is that Motorola’s Droid for Verizon Wireless will receive its Android 2.2 update this week; the bad news is that the tethering and mobile hotspot features won’t be coming with it. Our friends at Phone Scoop were contacted by Verizon Wireless spokesperson Brenday Raney who said in an e-mail that the “Droid by …

PA Consulting Confirms “Death Grip” is Unique to iPhone 4

As if we didn’t already know. PA Consulting has released their own report on AntennaGate and confirms that the “death grip” is unique to Apple’s latest iPhone.

Pitted against a BlackBerry 9700 and HTC HD2, the iPhone 4 performed within the same wireless range as the other smartphones but on the lower end of the spectrum. …

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