December 2, 2010 in BlackBerry, Mobile Phone
Things just got a little more heated in the RIM / Kik dispute: RIM’s now filed a Canadian patent infringement case against the company, just days after it pulled Kik Messenger from BlackBerry App World due to “breached contractual obligations.” We don’t have the complaint yet, so we’re not sure exactly what RIM’s patent covers, but it’s a fair bet to say it’s likely messaging-related — and it’s probably a safer bet to say that RIM doesn’t screw around when it comes to dealing with potential threats to BBM. You mess with the bull, you get the horns.
Continue reading RIM sues Kik in Canada for patent infringement
RIM sues Kik in Canada for patent infringement originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 01 Dec 2010 13:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
November 28, 2010 in Android, BlackBerry, htc, Mobile Phone
The Engadget Mobile Podcast: it’s our way of saying we love you. Actually, scratch that — it’s just one more way to say we love phones, and you just happened to be standing in the way so you got some collateral love.
Hosts: Chris Ziegler, Myriam Joire (tnkgrl)
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: Daestro – Light Powered (Ghostly International)
00:01:11 – Black Friday 2010 deals roundup: ultimate mega edition (updated regularly)
00:08:51 – Windows Phone 7 Marketplace hits 3,000 apps and games, attracts 15,000 developers
00:23:15 – Windows Phone 7 gets user-friendly hack for bypassing the Marketplace, loading your own apps
00:31:02 – Motorola Droid Pro official on Verizon: $179.99 after rebate, pre-sales begin November 9th
00:36:47 – iOS 4.2 available today, brings the iPad into the multitasking era (update: it’s live)
00:42:39 – Dell Streak Android 2.2 (Froyo) update review
00:44:45 – HTC Desire Z review
00:50:37 – Nokia X7-00 spotted feeding its Need for Speed in the wild (video)
00:54:55 – BlackBerry Style officially launches October 31st for $99 on Sprint
01:00:55 – Sony Ericsson faults ‘especially rigorous’ firmware testing in US for X10′s Eclair update delay on AT&T
01:06:15 – Sony Ericsson CEO suggests February reveal, perhaps the PlayStation Phone?
01:08:47 – Acer reveals 4.8-inch Android smartphone with 1024×480 screen resolution
01:21:20 – Verizon launching LTE network in December 2010 (video)
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Engadget Mobile Podcast 064 – 11.27.2010 originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Sat, 27 Nov 2010 16:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
November 23, 2010 in Android, BlackBerry, Mobile Phone, Other
Dish Network took another step towards its ambitious TV Everywhere
plans — not to be confused with Comcast’s and Time Warner’s TV Everywhere partnership
— by releasing the Android version of its Dish remote access app
late last week. This nicely completes the provider’s suite of mobile offerings, which have already been available on the iPhone, iPad and certain BlackBerry phones. The catch is that to take advantage of the app, Android users must own a Sling-enabled Dish device like the ViP 722 / 722k
HD DVRs or the recently released Sling adapter
. With the necessary hardware though, the app turns smartphones into a control freak’s best friend, working as a remote control, a DVR manager, and a Sling-powered media streamer to view recorded or live programming over Wi-Fi or 3G. That’s a pretty nifty feature set considering it costs a lovely low price of free, and it’s certainly more robust than mobile offerings from Comcast
, Time Warner
, or DirecTV
. In other words, when it comes to getting the most from your your paid TV service while on the go, it appears the underdog satellite company can certainly dish it out.
Continue reading Dish Network remote access app comes to Android, your Harmony groans
Dish Network remote access app comes to Android, your Harmony groans originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 23 Nov 2010 09:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
November 23, 2010 in Android, Mobile Phone
Seems like Black Friday is nearly obsolete, doesn’t it? You know how it goes on Thanksgiving week these days: there’s no shortage of deals to be had from most of the wireless carriers in the country, but US Cellular’s angle here is a little different. Rather than doing limited-time discounts or buy-one, get-one-free offers on particular models, they’re going to flip you a $150 credit good toward your future bills when you add a line (or start a new individual plan) with a smartphone like the LG Apex, pictured, that just rolled out last week. After taxes and fees, that should give you roughly two months of free service if you pick the phone up alongside US Cellular’s newish Primary Plus plan that includes 450 minutes, unlimited messaging, and 5GB of data — enough to get you into 2011 without a bill. Should make enjoying your turkey just a little easier, we figure. The promo runs through next Monday, November 29; follow the break for the full press release.
Continue reading US Cellular: buy a smartphone this week, get $150 toward your future bills
US Cellular: buy a smartphone this week, get $150 toward your future bills originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
November 11, 2010 in BlackBerry, Mobile Phone
Look, T-Mobile, don’t feel bad — Americans usually get scooped on new BlackBerry launches by their friendly neighbors to the north! RIM’s a Canadian company, after all — and as is frequently the case, the new Bold 9780 is seeing launches on both Rogers and Telus several days ahead of T-Mobile’s retail go-live in the States. It’ll run you CAD $149.99 (about $150) on Rogers and CAD $50 less — CAD $99.99, that is, or about the same amount in US currency — on Telus, so you can pretty much figure out who’s trying to be the value brand here. Interestingly, if you go contract-free, the roles reverse: Rogers charges you CAD $449.99, while Telus asks CAD $499.99. Go figure!
[Thanks to everyone who sent these in]
Rogers, Telus already selling BlackBerry Bold 9780 originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:22:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.