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Caught in the wild: Android-loving Modu phone that is smaller than the Sony Ericsson X10 mini

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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini might not enjoy its reign as the tiniest Android phone for very long. Remember Modu, the modular phone that took on various shapes and sizes thanks to a host of exchangeable jackets?

Well, it seems they’ve been working on an Android phone for the sequel and it looks absolutely tiny next to an iPhone and an HTC Magic… Read more »

Samsung Wave gets lifetime Route 66 navigation, starts from 30 euro

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Samsung’s quest on popularizing the Bada-powered Wave continues. All the Wave users are now able to get lifetime Route 66 voice-guided navigation for 30 euro. In addition they’ll get one-year free speed camera database updates.

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Developers can now enjoy the iOS 4.1 beta 2, proximity sensor issues finally solved

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Does your iPhone 4′s proximity sensor acting weird on you? If it does, I ‘ve got some great news to share with you: the solution is on its way. The iOS4 beta 2 has just been released to developers. That< means you can expect it to come to your iPhone 4 in a few weeks time.

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Statistics geek: mobile web traffic by OS, Android OS distribution

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Statistics of mobile web usage often point to the iPhone as the king of the hill. The fine print however is that those statistics use data from the US only.

So, here are our two cents – web traffic from mobile devices to our site, which should give the other side of the story. It’s probably not 100% representative of the worldwide statistics, but at least it’s more global.

And while we’re in statistics geek mode, we’ll also take a peek at how Android OS versions are distributed… Read more »

Skype is now iOS4 friendly, offers true multi-tasking and free Skype-to-Skype calls

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Skype is now updated for iOS4 and supports multi-tasking. If this is not enough for you, then you should know Skype has no intention to charge you for 3G calls.

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Beta version of Opera Mobile 10.1 for Maemo offers faster JavaScript, features geo-location

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While promises of MeeGo are stealing all the spotlight, Maemo is not forgotten – certainly not by Opera. They’ve released an update for their Opera Mobile browser bringing it up to speed with the other platforms.

Sun Spider JavaScript benchmark results, possibly from the Nokia N900 (it doesn’t say) and its 600MHz CPU

Opera Mobile 10.1 beta for Maemo brings faster JavaScript, geo-location support and power management support, among other things… Read more »

Adobe’s FlashTime to bring free p2p videocalling to all Androids out there, a touch of sarcasm too

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On the course of working on the latest beta builds of Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR 2.5 for Android smartphones, Adobe dropped a tingling teaser – their FlashTime video chat app. Still not included in the beta software builds, the playfully named video chat runs real-time between two Nexus One phones on the video demo following the break.

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RIM finally introduces GPS-free location service for BlackBerries

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It’s been a few years since most of the major manufacturers started using the cell tower triangulation as a quick fix for the slow initial GPS position locking. Today even some cheap feature-phones use the cell-based location service, but still there is no BlackBerry handset capable doing this.

Well, that’s no more. RIM has finally added cell positioning to their Location Services and it’s ready to be used for all developers in their future or already released applications.
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Firefox Home for iPhone now available over at the App Store

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It’s been only a couple of months since we first heard of the Firefox Home for iPhone and the application is already available for download over at the App Store. While it’s not the actual Firefox web browser, the Firefox Home app is still a quite handy application: it brings all bookmarks, open tabs and history from the computer’s web browser to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad via the Firefox Sync service.

While Firefox Home is not a full-blown web browser it makes use of a built-in Safari web browser to load pages from your bookmarks or the list with the currently opened tabs.

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1 billion apps flew off the Android Market shelves

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While the Android Market still can’t compete with the App Store when it comes to the total number of available applications, it sure is its most serious (and most rapidly improving) competitor. And here comes yet another proof of that: the billionth application recently flew off the Android Market shelves.

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Nokia’s Terminal Mode connects your car’s multimedia system with your smartphone

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Nokia’s engineers managed to fully connect your mobile phone to your car’s dash head unit. Thanks to the Terminal Mode you can control the most important phone features directly from the car controls (touchscreen, wheel shortcuts, BT audio).

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Microsoft promises loads of Windows 7 based tablets by the end of the year, Windows 7 SP1 beta available now

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Today on the Worldwide Partner Conference Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer revealed the company’s plans of releasing multiple tablets running Windows 7 by the end of this year. He also spoke about Microsoft looking forward to the cloud computing and continuing working on the Azure OS.

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New version of NAVIGON MobileNavigator for iPhone is now available, brings true multi-tasking, new maps and a price cut

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Navigon has updated their MobileNavigator for iPhone with iOS4 compatibility. The two major changes are the Retina display support and true multi-tasking capability.

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Moorestown-based Aava developer platfrom phone shows off MeeGo 1.1

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A proper MeeGo device is still nowhere in sight, but the Aava phone is the next best thing – it’s a developer platform, meaning intended mostly for MeeGo developers rather than customers, but it gives us a look at how the MeeGo OS and MeeGo-powered devices might look.

There’s a lengthy video review along with an extensive photo shoot of the Aava phone running MeeGo 1.1. A lot of the things aren’t working yet, but there’s still quite some time before the market launch… Read more »

Get Android up and running on your old Windows Mobile phone

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A Windows Mobile device owner is not something you would like to be at this moment. With Microsoft focusing all their effort on WP7, support for current devices is next to non-existent and it’s not like they are so good that they don’t need the occasional update.

But what if you could get an OS that is currently all the rage to run on your old device? It does look like a nice way to repay it for all those years of loyal service. And all you need is a microSD card, some spare time, plus the ability to follow instructions. Read more »