Blu Introduces The Studio 5.5 For Just $179.99 Unlocked

One of the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers in the world, Blu Products, has just announced their 5.5″ phablet the Studio 5.5.

The STUDIO 5.5 features a 5.5 inch FWVGA LCD and slim profile of just 9.5mm which makes handling the device extremely comfortable. In addition, the STUDIO 5.5 is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor with 4G HSPA+ 42Mbs connectivity, 5.0 Mega Pixel autofocus camera with LED Flash and 1080p HD video recording, along with an expandable micro-SD slot up to 32GB, 1GB RAM, and Dual SIM functionality. Future software updates and upgrades will be automatically downloaded through BLU’s over-the-air Wireless Update Feature.

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Rdio App Makes Personalized Streaming Free


Rdio, the digital music service app that is available on both iOS and Android, has announced it’s personalized streaming stations are now free on mobile for all iOS and Android users. All users are invited to listen to all of Rdio’s stations, with a library of over 20 million songs, at no cost even those who’s subscriptions have ended. They have also announced two new features to the app. Station Sharing, share any song, station, artist even genre via facebook and Twitter (Google+ was not mentioned). Playlist and album stations, which is self-explanatory.

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Sprint Calling On Developers To Create The Next Big App


Sprint is issuing a challenge to developers to bring their app ideas to CITA’s MobileCon in San Jose California and turn those ideas into the real deal. They are dubbing this challenge the Sprint Hackathon and it will be held Friday, Oct. 17-18 at MobileCon. Sprint is throwing in FREE registration to MobileCon including all the keynotes, panel discussions, thought leadership stages, trade show and networking just for registering for the Hackathon.  Looks like there will be categories and prizes for this Hackathon, take a look at the list below.

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Blackberry 10 Receives NATO Approval


Blackberry announced that BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones have received NATO approval up to “Restricted” level. Having this level of approval let’s NATO countries use Blackberry phones in the office and field.

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T-Mobile Announces Hiring Events for Veterans


T-Mobile announced an effort to hire military veterans at a series of October hiring events. There are 3500 open positions that T-Mobile hopes to fill with U.S. Armed Forces, and active members of the National Guard, and Reserves. T-Mobile is already has a significant amount of employees who have served or serve in the military.

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AT&T Brings 1 Gigabit Broadband To Austin


AT&T announced today that Austin Texas will be able to download their favorite shows and game at lightning speed with their new 100% Fiber 1 Gigabit service. The roll out is expected to last through December and will also bring more advanced TV services.

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Good Deeds Wireless, Charity Focused Wireless Carrier


Good Deeds Wireless has just been announced. Good Deeds will donate 50% of its profits directly to the charities they work with. Scheduled to launch September 30 in Philadelphia at an event hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South East Pennsylvania. Currently the three charities that Good Deeds will be supporting are, Big Brothers Big Sisters,

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Sherwin-Williams Releases ColorSnap Google Glass App


Updated with video: Thanks Jason T. Smith

Sherwin-Williams becomes the first major consumer brand to launch a Google Glass Application. The application was developed by Resource, one of the largest independent marketing agencies in the country. The app is available for download to your Google Glass but is still in beta and will likely have a few bugs and issues that will need to be ironed out.

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PengPod 1040: Dual Boot Tablet On Indiegogo


PengPod has announced their Indiegogo campaign for their proposed PengPod 1040 dual boot tablet. They are talking about a 9.7″ ultra high resolution tablet that will run Android and Linaro OS (a linux distro). PengPod is pitching this as an all in one solution to mobile and desktop needs.

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Rogers And Sprint Bring Connected Cars To Canada


Rogers Communications and Sprint announced a partnership that will allow Sprint to bring in-car “infotainment”, as they refer to it, and telematics to Canadian drivers. The agreement allows auto makers using Sprint Velocity in Canada to use the Rogers wireless network to connect vehicles on the road.

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Top Brands Bringing New Apps To Blackberry, But Is It Enough?


Blackberry announced some top brands jumping in on the Blackberry 10 app market. Blackberry is pretty excited about this development but is it enough to pull the struggling mobile giant from the quicksand? Martyn Mallick, Vice President of BlackBerry World and Global Alliances at BlackBerry had the following to say about the development.

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The Developer Interviews: Kahil Nettleton Of Spiderfly Studios (Android)


Thanks for doing this interview with us today Kahil! This is our very first developer interview for the site. I have always loved your work with the Glowfly app and the Spiderfly Studios design work looks stellar! As some of our readers know, I am a novice graphics designer and you were kind enough to take one of my designs and polish it up for use on our Google+ and Twitter page.  Thanks so much for doing that.

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Microsoft Updates Windows Phone App Studio


In their on going effort to reach out to developers, Microsoft has released an update to their Windows Phone App Studio. Among the more notable improvements is the addition of new graphic elements such as icons and backgrounds. And the integration of SkyDrive, so that developers can access pictures quickly.  Read on below for the more meaty details of the press release.

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The 4.7b Dollar Blackberry Deal

BlackberryInvertedLogoYesterday we reported on the woes of Blackberry. There was also speculation that Blackberry would be up for bid to try and save the struggling mobile company from sinking into oblivion. Today Blackberry announced a Letter of Intent led by Fairfax Financial, who already owned some of Blackberry. Below is an excerpt from the Blackberry press release.

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Why You Should Consider iPhone And iOS For Your Next Mobile Platform


A few days ago I brought you just a few reasons why you should consider Android as your next mobile platform. Today I will give you some reasons why iOS could be your choice in mobile. As I did in my Android article, I am going to focus on the good points of iOS and the iPhone. There are plenty of resources on the internet that will give you their reasons not to adopt iOS (I have my own as well), but for this article, I am focusing on why you should consider iOS.

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Why You Should Consider Android For Your Next Mobile Platform


The mobile market is the most intense in competition than it has been in years. The platform players have been shaved down to three major runners, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone (one can make an argument for Blackberry pulling up the rear). The intensity of competition even rings through websites and social networks, where loyal users from each camp take up arms and fight to the death through forum and site comments.

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