3G and Wi-Fi toting Dell Mini 3iX party it up with the FCC

By on November 6, 2009 at 11:12 AM.

3G and Wi-Fi toting Dell Mini 3iX party it up with the FCC

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It looks as if Dell’s Android handset is getting ready for prime time with AT&T as a new filing found on the FCC’s website has revealed the Mini 3iX. With both 850/1900 MHz bands of UMTS as well as Wi-Fi on board, the 3iX is likely to be identical to the Mini 3i which was unveiled in mid-August by China Mobile, the only difference being the aforementioned. If this is indeed the case then we’re looking at a 3.5″ 360×640 touchscreen display, 3 megapixel camera, A-GPS and support for Microsoft Exchange. The question is, will anybody even care?

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Palm Pre with US 3G gets certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance

By on August 15, 2009 at 9:50 AM.

Palm Pre with US 3G gets certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance

Ever since it was first announced at CES, people have been clamoring for a GSM version of the Palm Pre. About a month back we got our wish, but unfortunately the GSM Pre as we knew it did not include US 3G. We say ‘knew’ because the Wi-Fi Alliance recently certified a new variant of the Palm Pre, the P100UNA, complete with 850/1900MHz UMTS/HSPA. Wooo. Ordinarily we would assume this is a good indication that the Pre will be hitting up AT&T or Rogers after Sprint and Bell’s respective exclusivity periods are over, but considering that TELUS is about to make the move to HSPA we can’t help but wonder if perhaps the Pre will be one of its first smartphones.

[Via PreCentral]

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LG BL40g graduates from Clown College… er, the FCC

By on July 31, 2009 at 10:51 AM.

LG BL40g graduates from Clown College… er, the FCC

Just one day after it was officially announced by LG, a super special variant of the incredibly sexy BL40 surfaced on the FCC. Dubbed the BL40g, it contains absolutely no surprises save for two of the things we love most in life — the 850 and 1900 MHz bands of UMTS. Now before any of you get jumping to conclusions such as “holy crap, it is coming to AT&T” we should remind you that the BL40 has long been known to be TELUS-bound in time for the launch of its HSDPA network. You know, seeing how it runs on the same bands as AT&T and Rogers… You get the idea.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic NAM Unboxing

By on February 26, 2009 at 9:39 PM.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic NAM Unboxing

Remember that whole Nokia flagship POS issue? Well, it looks like they’ve finally cleared that up. Ever since around 7PM ET they started selling the Nokia 5800 NAM edition handsets. What, you didn’t expect us to bum rush the store and purchase one already? We’ve taken some pictures of the phone for you, and here’s some quick impressions on what we think of it:

UPDATE: Added a short video after the break!

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Nokia N85 NAM begins shipping, available directly from Nokia for $500

By on December 9, 2008 at 10:48 AM.

Nokia N85 NAM begins shipping, available directly from Nokia for $500

Just a hair behind schedule according to Amazon’s recent pre-order page, the Nokia N85 NAM has officially started shipping. The N85 is almost universally accepted as Nokia’s true flagship Nseries for the time being, trumping the N96 in just about every area and shaving over $200 from the N96′s price tag. Featuring specs among the best of any multimedia-centric smartphone on the market today, the N85 can be considered a bargain with a price point just north of $550 that is sure to drop fast as more distributors begin receiving inventory. Tri-band WCDMA, an OLED display, dual-sliding form factor, an integrated FM transmitter, dedicated media / gaming keys and all of the bells and whistles that we’ve come to enjoy in Nseries devices are all present and accounted for. Those who choose to purchase the handset directly from Nokia today can also enjoy a solid $50 discount by way of promo code NOK120108R1, bringing the price down to $502. Sweet – any takers?

[Via Symbian-Guru]

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Nokia N78 NAM hands-on

By on June 25, 2008 at 4:08 PM.

Nokia N78 NAM hands-on

The Nokia N78, huh? It’s the replacement for the ever-popular Nokia N73, but in a non-typical Nokia move, it’s actually available in a US 3G NAM flavor. Currently on the shelves at your local Nokia USA store, the N78 is the first handset from Espoo to ship with FP2. There’s a bunch of software improvement which we’ll get into another time, but our favorite one so far? The Destinations for Internet/WAP/MMS, etc. What this does is let you combine a bunch of your access points into one destination. No more of those annoying popup messages asking you how you want to connect even though you’re already connected to Wi-Fi and 3G. In terms of the handsets physical attributes… it’s nice. It’s a little long, but you can’t say it’s not sleek. A huge issue for us is the button placement. Granted it will take a little bit to get used to everything, but we can’t understand how in the heck that end key got placed on the left side like that. It is the most awkward thing to use if you’re holding the phone with one hand. Style over function, friends. Eh, there’s still a whole heep of function in there though. If you’re still in love, we encourage you to check out our hands-on gallery. You’ll like it. Anyone up for a giveaway?

Click on over to our Nokia N78 hands-on gallery!

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