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Apple iPhone 4 for Verizon mini-review
By Todd Haselton on Friday March 18, 2011

We've been using a Verizon Wireless iPhone 4 for the past few weeks and are ready to bring you some of our opinions on the phone. In the end, apart from some data speed issues and call quality differences, the Verizon iPhone offers the same experience as AT&T's model.

Samsung Galaxy Tab with WiBro support shipping in South Korea
By Todd Haselton on Wednesday March 09, 2011

Samsung is shipping a version of its 7-inch Galaxy Tab with support for WiBro networks in South Korea. The device was launched on KT, which offers WiBro connectivity in 82 cities, and Chosun Ilbo, a Korean newspaper, said Samsung launched the device at a power price point than the 3G model. WiBro is a Korean wireless broadband service based on mobile WiMAX technology. Other hardware features, including a 4,00mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot, remain unchanged.

Verizon's Motorola DROID X2 may just be watered down DROID X
By Todd Haselton on Wednesday March 09, 2011

According to some leaked screen shots from an SCK Kiosks computer, Verizon's rumored Motorola DROID X2 may simply be a watered down DROID X. We hope to hear more during CTIA, which starts on March 22. Read on for more info on what's been leaked about the DROID X2 so far.

iOS 4.3 for iPhone may launch at 10am PST today with Personal Hotspot
By Todd Haselton on Tuesday March 08, 2011

Apple's latest iPhone update, iOS 4.3, could be launching later today. The update will add the Personal Hotspot feature to AT&T's iPhone, which will allow you to share your 3G connection with other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Kik Messenger for Android and iPhone updated with group chat, photo sharing
By Todd Haselton on Monday March 07, 2011

Kik has announced a new version of its Kik Messenger real-time chat application for the iPhone and for Android smartphones. The latest version of Kik Messenger lets users initiate group chats or share photos with one another. Kik Mesenger reminds us a lot of BlackBerry Messenger, and shares similar features to Beluga and WhatsApp, two competing services. Kik Messenger was originally available on BlackBerry smartphones, too, but RIM pulled it from the App World back in November. In tandem with the announcement, Kik also announced that it has secured $8 million in additional funding. The latest version is available for free now.

RIM launches free BlackBerry Protect beta backup service
By Todd Haselton on Monday March 07, 2011

Research In Motion's new BlackBerry Protect app, which provides over-the-air backup and restore, location services, and more, is now in open beta and is available for free.

Apple iPhone 5 may have aluminum back, dual-core processor
By Todd Haselton on Monday March 07, 2011

Rumor has it Apple's iPhone 5 may sport a dual-core processor and be outfitted with an aluminum backside.

We7, a free music service for Android, launches in UK
By Todd Haselton on Monday March 07, 2011

A new free music service, similar to Spotify, Slacker, and Pandora, has launched in the UK. It works on Android phones and allows users to cache music for consuming offline.

Sprint may announce Nexus S 4G, EVO 3D, and EVO View tablet at CTIA
By Todd Haselton on Monday March 07, 2011

Sprint may be planning to announce the Nexus S 4G, a 3D smartphone called the EVO 3D, and a tablet called the EVO View, during CTIA at the end of this month.

March Madness basketball games will stream to iPhone, iPad for free
By Todd Haselton on Saturday March 05, 2011

According to Engadget, CBS and Turner Sports are planning to stream all of the March Madness basketball games to iOS devices for free. Clients for the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone, should be available starting on March 10 from iTunes. Unfortunately it sounds like CBS is limiting the content to iOS, and so there won't be support for Android devices. Basketball fans, rejoice.