Archive for April, 2009

Sidekick LX

The Sidekick LX, refreshed for 2009, is now available for pre-sales for current T-Mobile customers.  New customers will have to wait until the official launch on May 13.


The 2009 edition of the Sidekick LX features a 3.2 inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 MP camera with LED flash, 3G data, and GPS.  The LX is going to set up back $199.99 on contract after mail in rebate.

Log in to your T-Mobile account to pre-order yours today.


7 comments April 16th, 2009

AT&T FamilyMap

AT&T FamilyMap allows you to track where your family members are by using cellphone triangular.

AT&T FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family’s information is secure and private.


Signing up on the AT&T website and get your first 30 day free of charge.  After the trial period you will be automatically be charge the monthly rate of $9.99 for up to two family members, $14.99 for up to five family members unless you cancel the service.


Add comment April 16th, 2009

Motorola Evoke QA4


If it is not a phone with a full QWERTY keyboard being launched its one with a full touch screen interface.  Alltel Wireless has launch the Motorola Evoke QA4 at a price of $99.99 on contract featuring, you guess it, a touch screen interface.

The Evoke also has a 2 MP camera and numeric keypad.  More at Alltel.

Source: Engadget Mobile


6 comments April 16th, 2009

LG Banter-U.S. Cellular

With full QWERTY phones being the in thing these days, Regional Carrier-U.S. Cellular has launched the LG Banter.

LG Banter

The Banter retails for just under $50 ($49.95 to be exact) on a two year contract after mail in rebate.  Featuring Bluetooth, a 1.3 MP camera, changeable faceplates, and a full QWERTY keyboard the Banter is a great addition to USCC’s lineup.

More at U.S. Cellular.


Add comment April 15th, 2009

MetroPCS Gets the Hint

MetroPCS has launched the Motorola Hint at a cost of $249.00 USD.


No matter where you are, the new Motorola Hint™ will allow you to enjoy conversational style threaded messaging with the ability to store up to 300 text messages in your inbox and a full QWERTY slider keypad. With a unique black and red, ultra sleek pocketable design, Motorola Hint features a full-color 2.5” widescreen display and provides a best-in-class text messaging experience combined with optimized predictive text capabilities, making it easy to read, create and send messages on-the-go.

Head over to MetroPCS to learn more or to buy online.


1 comment April 15th, 2009

SMS Worm Detected

F-Secure has detected the first worm for mobile phones spread through SMS service.  The worm know as “Sexy View” relies on contact information, specifically phone numbers, stored on your smartphone to spread itself.


The worm works by sending SMS messages to your contracts containing a link to a malicious website with the promise of “hot pictures”.  If the receiver of the SMS clicks on the link they are prompted to install an application which in turn will infect their smartphone with the worm.  The information that the worm harvests is then sent back to its creators who most likely will use the information for SMS spam.

Read more on F-Secure.


Add comment April 14th, 2009

Samsung Propel Pro-AT&T


The Samsung Propel™ Pro is a feature-rich smartphone offering outstanding versatility in a sleek, stylish and compact vertical-slider design that easily fits in your pocket.

The silver and chrome QWERTY slider features Windows Mobile 6.1, WIFI, and a 3.0 MP camera.

Look for the Samsung Propel Pro at your local AT&T dealer for $149.99 on a two year contract after mail in rebate.


Add comment April 14th, 2009

kwiry Discontinues Service

kwiry allowed users to send text messages to a short code from their mobile device then later retrieve the message from a PC.  The idea was simple “text it before you forget it”.  I just received and e-mail for kwiry that they will be discontinuing service April 23, 2009 due to “economic realities”.  Read the e-mail below:


It’s with heavy hearts that we write this post. On April 23, 2009 (12AM PDT), we will be discontinuing the kwiry service.  As of today, the service will no longer accept new sign-ups. We have very much enjoyed getting to know many of you and working to build features to help you get things done and simplify your lives.  We appreciate all of your help, feedback and patience as the kwiry service evolved.  Unfortunately, due to economic realities, we can no longer maintain the service.

From now until April 23, you can download all of your past kwirys in .csv format (can be opened in Excel as a spreadsheet) once you login.

We want to thank our wonderful and supportive investors at Hummer Winblad, our board of advisors and our partners.  Also, we couldn’t have done any of this without the tireless support of our friends and family during the last few years.

Thanks for being part of the kwiry community,

-Ron, Steve & Nabil


Add comment April 13th, 2009

BlackBerry Outage


Looks like most BlackBerry users in Canada and the United States are currently without e-mail service.  From what I have read it appears all service providers are affected by this outage: Rogers, AT&T, Verizon, etc.

Are you experiencing no e-mail service or delays receiving messages, leave a comment below.


Add comment April 13th, 2009

Nokia Swivel-Verizon

One of the ninjas at BGR is reporting that Verizon Wireless is going to launching a swiveling Nokia this summer (July/August). Not sure about features but as you can see-full QWERTY keyboard and S40 OS.


The above image is a mock up of the actual device based on “first hand impression”.

Source: Boy Genius Report


Add comment April 12th, 2009

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