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What will it take to reinvigorate the venerable Sidekick brand? T-Mobile thinks it knows and has teamed up with Samsung on the Sidekick 4G. My teenage son reviews it on video and is impressed. Me too, since the device has solid hardware and runs Google Android. Read more »

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Anticipating how new technologies will be used, especially new form factors such as tablets, is difficult. Data from the recent immr tablet study show how individuals expect to use tablets, which in turn influences the various tablet hardware models and features they are apt to purchase. Read more »


Join Matt and Kevin for the live podcast where they’ll discuss the latest mobile tech news and share hands on impressions of new gadgets. The Sidekick 4G is in hand, but is it a hit? Find out and participate in the live chat room! Read more »


As a final part of our site rebranding, GigaOM’s mobile channel is now named Mobilize, in conjunction with our event of the same name. The fourth-annual Mobilize event this fall is expanding to two days, reflecting the growth of the mobile industry. Read more »


By fall, Microsoft will push the next Windows Phone 7 update, including an IE9 browser, developer access to the camera and motion sensors, improved performance, multitasking and support for an ever so slightly wider range of hardware. Where will competitors be and what’s taking so long? Read more »


As more family members begin using smartphones, mobile software and web services, isn’t it time we used them to help us better manage our family lives? These apps are the first I’ve found to help keep my family working together for events, location and shopping lists. Read more »


Google has worked out carrier billing with Sprint, which should be rolling out in the next few days to all Sprint customers using Android devices. That could help boost software sales in the Android Market, as consumers prefer carrier billing to other methods. Read more »


News of HTC’s latest smartphone brings yet another mobile video store for rentals and purchases. Unlike apps, which are very platform specific, content shouldn’t be dependent on a device brand or processor. The video industry needs to wake up and finally free up mobile media. Read more »


The HTC Sensation 4G, just announced for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, seems to have it all: a dual-core CPU; large, high-resolution display; and high-end camera for 1080p video recording. Topping it off are two key software features in an updated HTC Sense and HTC Watch. Read more »


Join Matt and Kevin for the weekly mobile podcast. On tap this week: a new Nokia handset in the U.S., low priced tablets, hands on with the HTC ThunderBolt and Kevin’s new mobile gadget that doesn’t really move at all. Join us for the live show! Read more »


Is Nokia’s Symbian operating system relegated to a historical footnote by 2015? Research firm Gartner thinks so, but Nokia’s transition to Windows Phone 7 could take a few years and Google’s Android platform isn’t yet entrenched in the low-end segment just yet: Symbian may survive longer. Read more »


A leaked image of an alleged HP webOS handset design shows something missing, and that’s a good thing: the phone appears to drop the physical keyboard. Palm never implemented a software keyboard on their otherwise excellent webOS platform, but HP looks to be making the change. Read more »


As mobile apps become more sophisticated, they can be preferable over their desktop counterparts: fully functional, but faster and easier to use. Two major computer makers recognize what this means: the potential for huge disruption through a subtle merger of traditional desktop computing and mobile platforms. Read more »


We’re down to the last 10 days of the U.S. tax season and that means many procrastinators are either panicking or are calmly filling out their extension form. This list of five mobile apps can help you quickly file or prepare your taxes before the deadline! Read more »

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