Q: I want to know how to upgrade a jailbroken iPhone's firmware to 2.0 or 3.0 from version 1.0. Presently, all I can do is listen to music, text, and make calls--I can't install applications. Meanwhile, my others friends have it all because they are on AT&T. I am begging for a way to upgrade to 2.0 or 3.0. - Ishan
Skype's latest mobile beta for Windows Mobile phones graduated to version 3.0 on Tuesday. Skype 3.0 beta for Windows Mobile integrates two big features from the desktop version--file transferring and SMS. Both are welcome additions that bring the mobile VoIP application much closer in line with the newly updated desktop version, Skype 4.0 for Windows.
The SMS feature has been seamlessly added as a shortcut icon on the contact list page (it's the black circle encasing a tiny cell phone), but you can also initiate a text message by selecting "Send SMS" from … Read more
As he has been doing in public speeches and interviews in the last year, Michaelhas again stirred up speculation about what his company has planned in the handheld market.
In a speech he gave in Tokyo Tuesday, the chief executive of Dell was slightly more specific than he has been in the past on this topic.
"For the last three years, we have integrated 3G radios into our notebooks," said Dell. "We already have agreements with many mobile carriers around Netbook devices, so it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect that we would have smaller … Read more
VANCOUVER, B.C.--That innocent-looking mobile phone you use to call your mother and check e-mail represents the next frontier for malicious hackers, though it eluded researchers who stood to earn $10,000 for exploiting a smartphone at the CanSecWest security conference this week.
TippingPoint Technologies, which sponsors a Pwn2Own hacking contest each year at the event, was offering the prize money for each successful exploit of an, BlackBerry, and phones running Google's Android, Windows Mobile, and Symbian operating systems.
On Friday, a researcher in Italy wanted to participate in the contest remotely and was told he had … Read more
This was originally posted at ZDNet's Between the Lines.
Updated: Amid weak fiscal third-quarter results reported Thursday, Palm Chief Executive Edward Colligan said that the company is well positioned to launch the Pre and promised a road map of smartphones and an application ecosystem built on the company's new WebOS. Bottom line: Palm envisions an entire product line built on the WebOS.
Virgin Mobile's CEO said Tuesday that the Mobile Virtual Network Operator plans to introduce touch-screen handsets. Speaking at the Dow Jones Wireless Innovations conference, CEO Dan Schulman didn't give any specifics, but he said that the handsets would be part of a move to "smarter" phones.
As an MVNO carrier with a core prepaid business, Virgin Mobile focuses on low-end and basic models for making calls and sending messages. Over the past 18 months, and particularly after its acquisition of Helio, the operator has offered more multimedia handsets and messaging-centric devices with full keyboards. Yet, like … Read more
GSMA 2009 was clearly a snoozer, in terms of Google Android news, but with the CTIA Spring 2009 just a couple of weeks away, there's hope for some announcements at the show. While we can't say for sure, here's something that might interest you.
According to HTC Chief Executive Peter Chou, the smartphone manufacturer plans to release at least three Android devices in 2009. Keep in mind, this number includes the HTC Magic, which was announced at GSMA for the European market, so we're looking at a minimum of two more.
This information came to light … Read more
Mobile devices are becoming the virtual newspaper.
According to a report released Monday by market researcher comScore, the number of U.S. residents using mobile devices to access news and information more than doubled to 63.2 million in January over the previous year.
"Over the course of the past year, we have seen use of mobile Internet evolve from an occasional activity to being a daily part of their lives," Mark Donovan, comScore's senior vice president of mobile, said in a statement. "This underscores the growing importance of the mobile medium as consumers become more … Read more
Meet the new Blackberry "Tellor" edition, a limited-release version of the popular Bold smartphone. 205 ridiculously shiny diamonds are impeccably laced onto the bottom panel below the keyboard (QWERTY and AZERTY models available), and you can even bedazzle it with extra flair, including Celtic crosses, inlaid initials, and ostrich/stingray/lizard/alligator skins.
If you have any desire to get your hands on one of these, we suggest you set up your lemonade stand now--they're only making 50 units, and there's no word on pricing...yet.
On Thursday, Palm and Sprint hosted a Webcast to spotlight the Palm Pre and what makes it different from any other smartphone on the market. Watch the event unfold here.
10:52 a.m. PDT: We're about 7 minutes away from the start. I'm logged in and jamming to some ridiculous music. Scheduled speakers include David Owens, director of consumer acquisition for Sprint, and Matt Crowley, product line manager for Palm.
10:58 a.m.: I see some of you are asking where you can watch the Webcast. According to my Palm contact, this is an invite-only event … Read more