Ari Robbins

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Ari Robbins

Ari has a background in psychology, technology, journalism and a few other 'ologies' and 'isms'. This combination of experience allows him to provide a unique perspective on the world of wireless technology. He hopes to bring timely news, insight, humor and at times a little satire to the proverbial PhoneDog table.

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Samsung Captivate available early at some AT&T retail locations?

Yesterday the Samsung Vibrant, T-Mobile's Galaxy S phone, officially became the first in the Galaxy S lineup to be available in the US - beating AT&T to the punch by three days.  Last week we...

Nokia: function over form will always win

There's no doubt the iPhone 4 'scandal', or 'Antennagate,' or whatever you'd like to call it has turned some heads.  At the very least it developed enough attention to call for a press conference...

Apple addresses iPhone 4 issues, offers solutions

If you're reading this now there's a fair bet that you either watched Apple's press conference regarding the iPhone 4, or you didn't have time and therefore want a synopsis of what went down.  In...

Warrant for iPhone 4 prototype withdrawn

Since we're on the topic of the iPhone 4 today, it only makes sense to mention that the District Attorney for San Mateo County, California, has been granted an application to withdraw the original...

Confirmed: Samsung Vibrant to launch July 15th

We all know at this point that the Motorola DROID X is scheduled to launch next Thursday July 15th.  What we didn't know (until now) is whether T-Mobile was officially pushing the launch date of the...

Verizon explains early DROID X deliveries [updated]

Update: We just found out, thanks to Droid-Life, that exactly 170 DROID Xs were shipped early, and that Verizon is trying to get the owners not to activate their phones until the 15th because of...

AT&T's Samsung Captivate retail packaging leaked

Exactly nine days from now the Samsung Captivate, AT&T's Galaxy S variant, will be lining the shelves of AT&T retail stores nationwide.  And unless T-Mobile gets their official act together...

Celebrity Unboxing: Maria Sharapova takes a swing at the Xperia X10 mini pro

Well here's something you don't see everyday, a celebrity unboxing!  Yeah, we've seen plenty of commercials with celebrities, like Luke Wilson on AT&T and several NBA players representing T-...

Fring for iOS4 lets you video chat over 3G, free of charge

Have you heard of Fring?  If not, it's basically a video chat app that supports iOS, Android, Symbian, and Windows Mobile.  With video chat being all the rage these days after Steve Jobs talked up...

iPhone 4 catches fire, burns owner

Despite all the "issues" with the iPhone 4, we still knew it was one of the hottest devices on the market right now.  But you know Apple, being "one of" the hottest devices just wasn't good enough,...

Imagine Cup finalists get rewarded with Samsung WP7 prototypes

The Imagine Cup, by Microsoft, is (in their own words) "the world’s premier student technology competition...Overall, the idea is to show how technology can help solve the world’s toughest problems...

HTC bringing Mondrian and Mozart to Windows Phone 7 platform

If you're looking forward to the Windows Phone 7 Platform launch this holiday season (or slightly earlier, say September/November maybe?), and wondering what's in store for you in terms of hardware...

AT&T Samsung Captivate to launch July 18

AT&T Android fans, hold on to your hats for this one!  Until today, the Samsung Vibrant was the only Samsung Galaxy S phone that had an official release date.  But no longer, as AT&T has...

Samsung Galaxy S2: More fantasy than reality

Wow, this is very interesting!  Remember the 'leak' of the Samsung Galaxy S2 that surfaced Monday?  Well, the latest speculation about the device is that it was a completely fabricated rumor created...

Google's Chrome to Phone: Froyo's oft forgotten feature

There's definitely a reason people are excited about Froyo.  From the JIT compiler, which speeds up the phone and apps as a whole, to automatic updates for apps and tethering, there's no shortage of...

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