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GadgeTell Review: Nokia Lumia 710

What is it? The Nokia Lumia 710 was the first Windows Phone I ever actually had a chance to spend any significant amount of time with, so I was pretty excited when the package arrived on my doorstep. This phone was Nokia’s first Windows Phone in the US, that alone was exciting. Our Thoughts In more »

Facebook brings Timeline to brand pages

Facebook is serious about bringing Timeline to almost everything on the social network. Starting today brand pages will also be able to use the new layout. The new Facebook Pages look just like the new Facebook Timeline. There’s the one line in the center that follows from today down to the founding of the company, more »

Nokia 808 PureView brings a 41MP camera to a phone

While Nokia only had one Windows Phone to announce at Mobile World Congress, it did have an impressive Symbian smartphone to show off. While Symbian may not be the most exciting platform out there, any phone with a 41MP camera is certainly one worth talking about. The Nokia 808 PureView is one of Nokia’s last more »

Nokia goes after the low-end Windows Phone market with the Lumia 610

At its Mobile World Congress press conference Nokia announced a number of new phones, but only one brand new Windows Phone. That phone is the Lumia 610, the first Windows Phone that’s truly designed for the low-end. The Nokia Lumia 610 is the first Windows Phone to run what what we’ve been calling Tango. It’s more »

Messages for OS X beta now available for download

One of the more exciting features of the newly-announced Mountain Lion is the inclusion Messages that brings iMessaging to your Mac. Thankfully we don’t have to wait until summer to get that functionality. You can download a beta of Messages right now to run on your Mac that runs Lion. The beta replaces iChat, but more »

Apple brings more iOS features to the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion

To followup OS X Lion, which brought some iOS features to the Mac, Apple has announced OS X Mountain Lion which promises to bring even more iOS to your Mac. OS X Mountain Lion (the “Mac” has officially been dropped from the name) still has the fullscreen apps and Mac App Store as Lion, but more »

Aqua Tek S could be the ultimate rugged iPhone 4/4S battery case

Snow Lizard Products is an accessory manufacturer that you probably haven’t of before that has a pretty cool iPhone case in the works. The Aqua Tek S is a rugged case for the iPhone 4 or 4S. Snow Lizard Products claims it’s the first ever “battery powered, solar charged, rugged under water iPhone 4/4S case.” more »

House of Marley Bag of Rhythm is now available for $349.99

House of Marley’s portable boombox is finally coming to market after months of teasing. The House of Marley Bag of Rhythm is a giant portable boombox for your iOS device or any portable device with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The boombox’s giant 4-inch speakers will give you a ton of sound. I was able to more »

Plants vs Zombies lands on the BlackBerry PlayBook

PopCap continues to make sure its games are available on every platform available, as Plants vs Zombies is now available on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The popular tower defense game where your walls of plants protect a house from an army of zombies should be in the App World right now, though these is no available more »

Amazon’s new Kindle ad shows off low prices

Amazon has put out another ad touting its Kindle line while taking a few shots at Apple. In the new ad, Amazon again takes a shot at the iPad’s reflective screen that makes it difficult to read in direct sunlight. When the iPad user talks about movies and games, the Kindle user mentions the Kindle more »

Developer shows off a Nokia N9 running Ice Cream Sandwich

Nokia’s first and only MeeGo phone, the N9, is getting a new life thanks to a member of the NITDroid developers team. Alexey Roslyakov has managed to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on the N9. He tweeted the above photo, along with a single word, “progress.” Obviously the ICS implementation isn’t complete, but at more »

Apple will announce iPad 3 during the first week of March

For the past two years Apple has announced the new iPad in February, but this year that’s changing. Apple doesn’t have an event this month, but it will have one in March. According to a source talking to All Things D, Apple is planning on a launch for the next iPad in the first week more »