Nintendo will launch the 3DS web browser and eShop on June 6th during the E3 game tradeshow in Los Angeles. A post on Nintendo’s website confirms: “The Nintendo eShop will be enabled through a system update which has been announced for the evening of June 6, 2011. We’ll have more information for you after this update becomes available.” The eShop should allow 3DS users to download extra game content directly to their devices, although it’s unclear what else will be available at launch. Nintendo has said that a Netflix client is in the works, so our fingers are crossed that it’s part of the package, too. We reviewed the Nintendo 3DS in early April and the lack of an eShop, Netflix, and web browser, were some of our biggest gripes with the device. More →
Nokia hit us up to let us know that in addition to partnering with Disney on the upcoming TRON: Legacy movie (Nokia said the film will be the first to feature the Nokia N8), they are going to be having a very special advanced screening of the movie. It’s taking place on Tuesday, December 14th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, and Nokia has give us a pair of tickets to give away to you guys. Here are the details on how to enter!
- To enter to win (2) tickets to an advanced screening of Disney’s TRON: Legacy, courtesy of Nokia:
- Drop in a comment below on why you’d like to attend the screening — maybe tell us your favorite scene from the first film, maybe your favorite Nokia handset — anything you want.
- The content will run until this Friday, December 9th at 11:59PM ET. We’ll notify the winner by email within 48 hours after the contest has closed.
- Good luck!
P.S. If you don’t win in our contest, hit up Nokia’s Facebook page to try your luck. More →
Here’s a quick little ray of sunshine for all those people that own a Sprint 4G device in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Stephanie Vinge, a member of Sprint’s corporate communications team, just fired off a tweet reaffirming that her company would add Los Angeles to its 4G market-portfolio before December 1, 2010. Sprint customers: keep your finger on your device’s 4G trigger, WiMAX is on its way. More →
CNN and other media outlets are reporting that U.S. wireless carrier Sprint has plans to launch its 4G, WiMax network in New York City on November 1 and in Los Angeles and San Francisco in early December. Sprint has been testing its next generation data network in both New York and L.A. for the last several months. Sprint currently has 54 U.S. cities covered in 4G and has publicly stated that they plan to cover 120 million Americans by the end of 2010. Evo and Epic owners in NYC, LA, and SF… rejoice! More →
PCMag is reporting that wireless broadband company Clearwire is beginning to make 4G resources available to customers in New York City and Los Angeles. The report reads, “The company is giving selected “early adopters” dual-mode 3G/4G modems, but warning that 4G isn’t fully built out in either city. Early adopters who want to try Clearwire’s service will pay $35 for the first two months and $55 for each following month, with a two-year contract required.” Clearwire hasn’t stated when a fully built-out iteration of its 4G network will be available in NYC or LA, but the availability of WiMax spectrum can’t hurt the chances of it being sooner rather than later. The company also stated that: “During this construction phase, owners of CLEAR 4G devices may also experience 4G coverage while traveling to other cities that Clearwire plans to launch commercially later this year, including: San Francisco; Tampa, Miami, and Orlando, Fla.; Nashville, Denver, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburg.” Customarily, Sprint launches 4G service in a given area one to two months after Clearwire. More →