We spent some time with the BlackBerry Touch a little while back, but we wanted to update you on something that’s changed. We have heard the model number of the device will now be 9870, but that’s not all. On the unit we played with, the four BlackBerry menu buttons were all part of one strip, much like the buttons on the BlackBerry 9700 or Curve. However, we’re told that the buttons on the BlackBerry 9870 have changed in the latest hardware revision, and there are now four separate buttons that are rectangular in shape. We have not been told a reason for the change, but this could definitely be part of the reason the phone wasn’t announced at BlackBerry World last week.
We don’t have too much info to report for the time being, but we’re hearing that the highly anticipated Google Nexus S 4G will be launching on Sprint within the next two weeks… More →
We’ve just heard that AT&T retail stores won’t be selling the beefiest iPad 2 model today. Apparently, AT&T stores have received 16GB and 32GB iPad 2 models in black and white, but the highest capacity version is noticeably absent. Perhaps this is due to a supply issue or just the fact that Apple and AT&T have forecast that the majority of consumers will purchase 16GB and 32GB iPads, but it’s a tad bit interesting. We have reached out to AT&T for comment and will update this post accordingly. As for Verizon Wireless stores, we recommend customers call ahead of time to check if their local store will be carrying the iPad 2 at all today. We’ve been told not all Verizon locations will have them in stock but they can all place orders on site. The Verizon Wireless locations that will carry the iPad 2 today should be receiving the 64GB model, we’ve been told.
UPDATE: We have confirmed AT&T stores do not have 64GB models for sale later today, and we have confirmed that Verizon stores that are selling the iPad 2 do have 64GB models. Additionally, our local Apple store does not have Verizon iPad 2 units for sale. Very interesting…
We’re hearing rumors that Verizon Wireless store managers have been told to prepare for a February 24th release of HTC’s 4.3-inch, LTE, Thunderbolt handset. More →
Interested in the next generation Motorola Android device to hit AT&T and Verizon? One of our Motorola sources just shot us over some information. The Tegra 2 phone is called (internally) Olympus… More →
We just heard from one of our AT&T sources that the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet is confirmed to launch on November 21st. Previously rumored: the tablet will launch for $649 without a service agreement on the nation’s second largest wireless carrier.
We’ve just heard from a Sprint source that the ZTE Peel — the iPod touch case designed to bring cellular data to your otherwise non-cellular device — will go on sale November 14th. We don’t have any details on how much the actual device will sell for, but we do know Sprint plans on charging $29.99 per month for 1GB of data usage with no contract.
We’ve just received a tip about a small fire that occurred at a RIM warehouse. Details about the safety of those working in the warehouse and what was stored in the warehouse were not disclosed. We’ve reached out to Research In Motion and will update this post with any response. More →
We just received a tip that Virgin Mobile Canada will not be left out of the smartphone party this November. According to our tipster, Virgin Mobile will be launching the upcoming BlackBerry 9780 on November 9th, and the Samsung Galaxy S on November 15th. Pricing information wasn’t provided to us but we doubt it will vary much from the competition.
We have just been told AT&T stores have started receiving iPad display models, iPads for sale, and iPad display accessories. More →
We have just received exclusive information about ZTE and Verizon Wireless… 1.3GHz CPU devices, anyone? More →
It looks as though the DROID X update — which we had pegged for a 12:00 PM ET release — became available last night around 12:00 AM ET. If you have a DROID X, fire that bad boy up and download the new bits. Let us know if things go smoothly!
We have just been informed that Walmart is about to launch a new unlimited family plan service in stores. More →