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iPhone 3.0 keynote now available in iTunes

iPhone 3.0 SDKYesterday, finally unveiled the OS. We are stilling digging deep into the update, and will be bringing you our thoughts in just a bit, but we felt that it might behoove us to let you know that you can now download the iPhone 3.0 keynote presentation directly from iTunes now, in it’s entirety

(minus the Q&A session.) Go ahead and get a first-hand look at cut, copy, and paste, MMS, global Spotlight search, and all the demos. If you aren’t a developer, then you can look forward to downloading the update in June, which will probably be alongside this years iPhone release.

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Palm Pre hits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Videos

Our boy Josh from over at Engadget hit up Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and he brought the with him to show to the nation. In case you happened to miss the show, we’ve embedded the clip above so you can check it out. Will the Pre make you switch over from the iPhone?


BlackBerry App World

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Internet

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It would appear that App World will soon be arriving. Although it is not open yet, you can register now to know when it will be available. Purchasing must be made through PayPal, so you had best sign up for that, too. The requirements are that your smartphone must have an operating system of 4.2 or higher and have a trackball or SurePress touchscreen. RIM is also calling for applications so if you come up with one, let them know.

 

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Palm Treo Pro Out March 15

Treo ProPalm and Sprint have announced that the will be available on March 15. You can get one at any Sprint outlet or online for $199.99 and a two year subscription after a $100.00 mail-in and $100.00 instant rebate. You also have to get their Everything Plan or a $30.00 per month or higher add-on. If you believe you can handle that kind of monetary commitment, your wait for the smartphone is only a couple of weeks away.

Be sure to check out our Palm Treo Pro unboxing gallery.

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Pantech Matrix Pro unboxing gallery

Pantech Matrix Pro home horizontal

We were able to spend some quality time with the latest dual slider Windows Mobile smartphone from , that being the . If you are unfamiliar with dual slider phones, what this means is that if you slide the phone vertically, you get a number pad—but if you turn it horizontally and slide up, you get a QWERTY keyboard. Very slick. The Pantech Matrix Pro runs Windows Mobile 6.1, and is Video Share capable, which means you can beam video to and from the phone to other handsets, a feature that we think is the hotness, along with turn-by-turn navigation via aGPS. We will be doing more with the Matrix Pro, but for now, we’ve put together a nice Pantech Matrix Pro unboxing gallery, featuring 31 images of the new smartphone.

You can pick up the Pantech Matrix Pro now for $179.99 with two-year contract. We’ve got all the specs for you, after the break.

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Smartphone Users Spend Big Bucks on Applications

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Handhelds, Internet, Video Games

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ABI Research surveyed 235 smartphone users in the U.S. who installed applications in 2008. Their result was that 16.5% spent between $100.00 and $499.00. That’s a lot of apps considering that many of them are free or less than $25.00. Analyst Jeff Orr sees this as the reason, “Apple is seen by some as hurting the market with its iPhone App Store. It drives the price of content down to $1-2, using a model similar to its successful iTunes music store. If you exclude Apple from the mix, applications for other platforms cost about $7-25 each.”

He went on to say that Apple’s marketing did a lot to get others to work on their own. Look for application storefronts from Nokia, Palm, RIM and Samsung to come this year.

 

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LeapFrog Text & Learn

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Toys

Text & LearnLeapFrog has been putting out sophisticated learning products for years. Their latest toy is the a Text & Learn, designed for tots whose parents have Blackberrys or iPhones and won’t share. There is a pretend browser mode, learning games and a QWERTY keyboard to teach them to type. Recommended for kids ages 3 to 6, they can send and receive text messages with Scout the puppy. The Text & Learn made its debut at the recent UK Toy Fair and will be available sometime this summer for $21.99.

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Palm Centro

Palm Centro BlackDon’t wanna splurge on something like an or BlackBerry? After checking out the Palm Centro, we think this might be the device to pick up for that loved one. You can get one for as low as $49.99 on AT&T, and it’s a great introductory smartphone - a huge step-up from your typical flip camera or music phone. It supports instant messaging, web browsing, has a full QWERTY keyboard, 320x320 touchscreen, media player, 1.3-megapixel camera, 64MB internal storage, and . Seriously, that isn’t bad for a $50 smartphone. Oh, even better? Pick it up on Amazon, and it’s free with contract.

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Palm Treo Pro unboxing gallery

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

Palm Treo Pro in box

We just got our hands on a Palm Pro, which we are in the process of playing with

reviewing. Before we hit you up with the review of this Windows Mobile 6.1-based smartphone, we figured we’d get you a bunch of images of the good. One thing I can say for certain, I like the build quality of the device, and it feels nice and solid in the hand. Stay tuned for the full review, but for now, enjoy our Palm Treo Pro unboxing gallery.

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T-Mobile G1 unboxing gallery

T-Mobile G1 inner box

We’re in the midst of getting our reviewed, but in the meantime, we wanted to show off the looks and unboxing experience of the phone. Obviously, the G1 is the first publicly available phone that is based on the Google platform, and if you are on T-Mobile, we think it’s the phone to have. This is obviously T-Mobile’s answer to the , and it’s good to see that other companies are trying to innovate and catch up, with the aim of putting out great phones. With Android, the G1 software is even more open than that of the iPhone OS. We’ll get into all that in our review of the phone, but for now enjoy the shots in our T-Mobile G1 unboxing gallery.

You can pick up a G1 at the T-Mobile site, we even recommended the G1 in our Holiday Gift Guide.

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