Verizon Wireless iPad 2 users report 3G connection troubles

By on April 8, 2011 at 8:51 AM.

Verizon Wireless iPad 2 users report 3G connection troubles

Does Verizon Wireless’ iPad 2 have a connection problem? Some users on Apple’s discussion forums seem to think so. One user named “nixxon 2000″ started a thread in called “iPad 2 WiFi + 3G Verizon Cellular Data Issue” in which the user claims that his or her iPad 2 refuses to connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. The only fix for this user is to hard reset the device using iTunes. We might typically chalk this up to a user error of sorts, but there are now five pages of replies, many of which are forum posters with the same problem. Reportedly, resetting the network settings doesn’t do the trick, and some Genius Bar employees weren’t able to find the root of the issue. One forum poster named “dtsguy” had this to say on the issue:

Easy way to duplicate: turn off cellular, then reboot normally. 3G will not come back regardless if switched on or off. Only way to turn back on is to 1) switch cellular back to ‘on’ and 2) reboot. All time consuming… Tried restoring, didn’t help……

We’re curious if this is a widespread issue or if it’s just happening with a handful of users, but we hope it’s something that can be fixed through a quick software update in either case. More →

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Motorola investigates ATRIX 4G voice quality issues [updated]

By on March 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM.

Motorola investigates ATRIX 4G voice quality issues [updated]

The tension continues to mount. If you’ve had some trouble with the voice call quality on your ATRIX 4G, you’re not alone. A Motorola forum discussing the topic has over 16,000 views and most users are complaining that other callers are unable to hear them clearly, even after tweaking noise suppression settings. The good news is, one Motorola forum manager has confirmed that Motorola is aware of voice quality issues on the AT&T ATRIX 4G and the company is working on fixing the problem. Hopefully it’s just a quick software update, but the forum manager did say that there’s no clear indication as to the cause of the problem.

UPDATE: Motorola has issued the following statement:

Motorola Mobility is aware of a very small number of ATRIX 4G users who have reported low audio issues when placing voice calls. Motorola ATRIX 4G is designed and tested to meet our high standards for audio quality. As part of our longstanding commitment to delivering high quality products that our customers love, we believe in reacting even when identified issues impact only a handful of users. Motorola is evaluating further optimization of audio levels in a future maintenance release. Any consumer who experiences this issue should contact a Motorola customer support center.

Motorola takes great care to ensure devices are developed with quality in mind. We appreciate consumer feedback and will continue working to refine our product experience.

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Image of Sprint-branded Motorola XOOM surfaces online

By on March 18, 2011 at 7:18 AM.

Image of Sprint-branded Motorola XOOM surfaces online

Sprint Users forum member r0fl is at it again. This time, the sleuthy Sprint user has posted an image of what appears to be a Sprint-branded Motorola XOOM tablet. The device, which is currently offered with cellular connectivity exclusively by CDMA carrier Verizon Wireless, should carry the same set of specifications as the model currently being sold. What is not clear, however, is if the device will ship WiMAX-enabled or WiMAX upgradeable. R0fl has a proven track record when it comes to unreleased Sprint hardware — back in December he leaked images of Sprint’s MiFi 4082 and HTC’s EVO Shift 4G prior to their release. More →

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Windows Phone ‘NoDo’ update for HTC HD7 unofficially lands on XDA

By on March 8, 2011 at 7:21 PM.

Windows Phone ‘NoDo’ update for HTC HD7 unofficially lands on XDA

It looks like the gang over at xda-developers have leaked a build of Microsoft’s Windows Phone NoDo update — better known as the copy and paste update — for the HTC HD7. Forum member football has posted the build, which is in RUU format, for European HD7s only. If you want to try to shoehorn this update onto your T-Mobile HD7, you had better be prepared to roll up those sleeves. Using the GoldCard method, it is possible to load this ROM onto unsupported hardware, what it is not, however, is easy. Regardless, if you’re the adventurous type, and want copy and paste functionality so bad you can taste it, hit up the read link and have a look for yourself… and do be careful! More →

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MyBlackBerry launches tonight at midnight

By on July 14, 2009 at 3:06 PM.

MyBlackBerry launches tonight at midnight

Are you concerned that there just aren’t enough Berry-centric sites out there for you to talk RIM with like-minded addicts? Dry those eyes as MyBlackBerry, a RIM-operated community forum for BlackBerry users, will officially launch tonight at midnight. In short, MyBlackBerry is a place were any current and future BlackBerry user is free to share tips, stories, review apps and just plain chew the fat. We’ve been testing out the site for a few weeks now and we think that given time and an influx of new users, it should become a decent spot for the BlackBerry faithful. Then again, there is something slightly creepy about posting to forums on the manufacturer’s website (don’t pretend you’re not the paranoid type), but we digress. As you wait for the stroke of midnight, you might want to check out the promo video that sums up what the site is all about. Speaking of the promo video, did anyone notice a little oopsie about a third of the way through? We’ve highlighted it ever so subtly above just in case you missed it.

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