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WIndows Phone 7 ad is brilliant, really

finally unleashed all their news today, which we will be sharing in a bit. They also put out their first Windows Phone 7 ad, and we’ve gotta say, we think it’s a good one. It got a chuckle or two out of us, and seems apropos for this day and age. Give it a look!


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Android surpasses iOS and BlackBerry as the most popular smartphone OS

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

Android

Data acquired by Nielsen in this graph shows the past 8 months of ‘s steady rise to the top as the most popular OS. While took a major dive around June, and BlackBerry OS continuing to swerve in both directions like a drunk behind the wheel. This puts Android at 32% of new phone purchases, with Apple and BlackBerry closely tailing each other at 25% and 26% respectively. Though, RIM still remains in the overall lead, boasting the most users of their OS in the US market.

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Read More | Nielsen

HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 specs leaked

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Cell Phones, Microsoft, Rumors

HTC HD7

is the lucky company set to launch the first series of devices, and by the looks of it on paper the HD7 (successor to the HD2) is going to be a great competitor in the smartphone market. The HD7 is expected to be launched at T-Mobile first in the US, though no official statements have been made by HTC, T-Mobile, or Microsoft on the matter.

Some of the notable features on the HD7 include a vibrant 480x800 WVGA resolution; kickstand notifications; Bluetooth 2.1; 5-megapixel cam; 1Ghz processor, and 802.11 WiFi.

Read More | PC Guides via Boy Genius


White iPhone 4 vs. black iPhone 4 comparison

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Design, Features, Handhelds

White iPhone 4 vs black iPhone 4 front angled

A few days ago we hit you with our white iPhone 4 hands-on gallery, giving you an up-close look at the device as it stands on its own. Today we’ve put together a gallery showing the yet-to-be-released next to the currently available black model. Go ahead and look through the images to see not just the obvious differences (you know…the white front and back of the device,) but also the more subtle ones. Things like the dock connector and headphone jack are also white, unlike what you’d find on the black model.

If you want to get your hands on a white iPhone 4, we’ll be sharing details soon on how you can get your hands on one, or get your black model converted with white parts. If you’re interested, let us know in the comments!

Gallery: White iPhone 4 vs. black iPhone 4 comparison


Windows Phone 7 to launch November 8th in US

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Cell Phones, Microsoft, Rumors

HTC HD7

Amidst all the chatter about hitting stores sometime this October, or more typically stated “next month”, a more precise release date for the US has finally revealed itself. Earlier reports of a Windows Phone 7 unveiling in NYC on October 11th have been identified as false; however, a source close to Microsoft guru Paul Thurrott reveals that the US will get their grubby hands on the WP7 November 8th. While according to Neowin, Microsoft is planning to launch WP7 devices in the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy as early as October 21st.

Read More | Neowin

White iPhone 4 hands-on gallery

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Features, Handhelds

White iPhone 4 left

The . Delayed multiple times, with current understanding that it will be available from Apple to the general public sometime before the end of the year, this is one of the most curious Apple delays in history. We’ve got our hands on a white iPhone 4 model—they aren’t non-existent by any means. In fact, a bunch of employees at Apple have them and use them as their primary device, and the factories over in Asia are pumping out the parts for these phones in order to perfect the white model to get it ready for the launch this fall.

We will be getting into a bit more about what’s holding up the white version of the iPhone 4 in just a bit, and we’ll also let you know how you can get your own. In our opinion, the white model is just gorgeous, but there are one or two things Apple will wanna fix before releasing them to the masses. For now, take a look at our white iPhone 4 hands-on gallery. One interesting note, it’s not just the front and back glass that are white—the dock connector is also white, as is the inside of the headphone jack.

Gallery: White iPhone 4 hands-on gallery


Sony looking for Android developers

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Cell Phones, Rumors, Video Games

playstation phone

announced via their website their desire to find an engineer with “experience in mobile development, specifically ”, as well as with a “knowledgeable experience of online gaming.” While no direct conclusions can be drawn from Sony’s optimal candidate characteristics, it is not far fetched to speculate on the possibility of Sony aiming to counter gaming services on other mobile devices, namely Xbox Live. How they will pull off this is not known, but we expect it to work similar to the upcoming Xbox Live phone integration, with possibly even more of a focus on gaming itself. All of a sudden, the wait for Android 3.0 is on.

 

Read More | Sony via engadget


Verizon not going to carry Windows Phone 7 until 2011

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Verizon Wireless has confirmed that they will not be one of the carriers of Microsoft’s product when launches in just a few weeks. While the Kin’s lack of any commercial viability led Verizon to stop carrying the product a mere few weeks after launch, Verizon and Microsoft’s relationship is reportedly intact. This leaves AT&T as the flagship carrier, as no others are known at this point. We’ll see at the launch if Windows Phone 7 can compete with the on its platform, and whether or not Verizon sitting out of the launch fray will have any negative impact on the success of WP7.

Read More | Business Week via Phonescoop


Bleeding Edge TV 364: ElementCASE Vapor 4 kills iPhone 4 antenna signal

We took a trip down to Cedar Park, Texas to visit the fine folks at ETS Lindgren, a company that builds anechoic chambers and testing solutions for things like smartphone antennas. We learned a lot, and at the end of the day decided that we wanted to see if they’d allow us to test the antenna by itself, and then test those results against an iPhone 4 inside of the ElementCASE Vapor 4.

The Vapor 4 is an $80 case that looks great, but we’ve been hearing that users were having issues with dropped calls and data signal loss. We wanted to know if the case was the reason, or if it was the iPhone 4 antenna itself. Get a look at our scientific test, and the results, in this episode!


Microsoft holds funeral for iPhone and BlackBerry

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Cell Phones, Microsoft

iPhone funeral

In light of their new RTM being sent off for manufacturing, the folks at Microsoft jauntily gathered to pay their last respects to the and BlackBerry. The faux funeral was fully decked out with life sized mock iPhone and BlackBerry devices driven by hearse through Redmund campus.

Microsoft burying the iPhone and BlackBerry may seem a little far fetched at this juncture, but it sure is fun to watch when the big companies go head to head like this. No matter what side you are on, expect the competition to bring new levels of quality to everyone.

Windows Phone 7 was finished on September 1st, with a release date planned to be announced on October 11th in New York City.

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