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Phone different App Watch, Last week's Wait-a-Thon Winner!

Maybe you've heard, we now have an official section for the Phone different Native App Watch. We are keeping track of all the developers who are talking about creating software for the iPhone with the new SDK. We are going to keep it updated with the latest news as it arrives and adding (we hope never subtracting, but it's possible) new companies as they pop up.

Know of a software company or piece of software that's not on our handy-dandy table? Do tell!

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Write for Phone different

Like our sister site, WMExperts, we're looking for writers here at Phone different as well. You may have heard that Mike is now our "Editor Emeritus" during the Phone different Podcast and as a result things are getting awfully lonely around here. Come on, join us, give us some company.

Send an email to jobs@phonedifferent.com with the subject line "Writing for Phone different" and some info in the body:

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Add Phone different to your Home Screen!

Thanks to this excellent how-to and a surprisingly little time with Photoshop, we now have our very own custom Home Screen Icon for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. If you're here with your version 1.1.3 iPhone (or iPod Touch with the $20 upgrade), just click that "plus button" at the bottom and add us to your Home Screen. The iPhone's bookmark tool is even smart enough to grab the first two words from our title - "iPhone News," which seems like a pretty good indication of what you'll find when you tappy tappy that little icon.

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Forums are back up!

Update: Huzzah and hooray! Chat away!

All of our sister sites have put up the word so we may as well too -- our forums have crashed just a tiny bit but we're working hard to bring them back up. In the meantime, I'll note that the amount of iPhone news to be had here at CES amounts to precisely bupkiss, and I've been looking. Like the Mac Pro announcement, I think this bodes well for iPhone news at Macworld next week!

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Phone Different Podcast #8

Today's podcast is a big one. We cover all of the new news with the upcoming O2 and T-Mobile launches, the Smartphone Round Robin sides of things, Google's Android and whether it competes with Apple, plenty of iTunes news, and the final words from the community..











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Round Robin: BlackBerry Curve

The BlackBerry Curve (8310)

For the first week of Smartphone Experts' Smartphone Round Robin, I was assigned the BlackBerry Curve 8310. As I've indicated in the Crackberry forums, I've said some nasty things about BB in the past. Some of that is going to have to be put behind me this week; this BlackBerry 8810 isn't going to use itself.

And don't forget - a comment on this post counts as an entry in the Round Robin Contest!

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Smartphone Round Robin

We are now launching the cool project we were hinting at in the last podcast: the Smartphone Round Robin. For the next 2 or three weeks, all of the editors of the various Smartphone Experts sites will be using one of the "other" smartphones out there.

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Phone Different Podcast #7

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Shocking you with a day early this time instead of a day late. For podcast 7 we talk about CTIAthe iPhone on Orange, possible unlock rumors, a product red version possibly coming, an SDK in february plus some widget speculation, some leopard speculation, webapps, and a brief hacking segment. And then, a bit on the iTunes plus price cut, Greenpeace, new Apple ads, and att.com making changes. And of course the usual chat about the community.

No less chock full of stuff than last week, but I managed to shave off a few minutes and keep us under 50 minutes. How did I do it? By shaving off the talks about Apple vs. gateway / acer / packard bell. Sharp listeners, look for the "I'm going to cut this" and Dieter being sad. I'll post it up later today.

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Phone Different Podcast #6

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It's an even bigger podcast than last week, coming in at almost an hour. We talk about some of the ins and outs of the new firmware, the danger to unlockers, rumors of iPhones abroad in Canada and France, the recent rumors of 2nd party apps, widgets and human interface guidelines, and of course the hacked apps. Then, we talk about Jobs and his reality distortion field, and some of the Apple lawsuits out there. And of course, the community gets the final words.

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Phone Different Podcast #5

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