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Kelly Hodgkins

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Mystery T-Mobile HSPA+ handset is the Vanguard/G1 Blaze?

July 28th, 2010

T-Mobile launched a teaser web page for a mystery HSPA+ handset yesterday, but conveniently failed to remove some clues that point to the identity of the handset. A quick scan of the source code for the webpage reveals references to the Vanguard, an alternative name for the G1 Blaze which is also known as the …

DROID X gets one-click rooting tool

July 27th, 2010

Want to root your DROID X? Find yourself confused by all these references to this mysterious adb program and its cryptic commands? If you are nodding your head in agreement, then you need to point your browser to the forums at Alldroid where member Sil3ntKi113 has packaged up a simple and easy rooting tool for …

Verizon Wireless customers top the charts in smartphone data usage

July 27th, 2010

Wireless billing vendor Validas analyzed the billing records of 20,000 wireless customers from January to May 2010 and discovered that Verizon Wireless customers top the charts in smartphone data usage. According to the compiled data, Verizon Wireless smartphone users consume 421MB per month, a figure that surprisingly tops iPhone users on AT&T who consume an …

Analyst: EVO 4G sales expected to bolster Sprint's Q2 2010 earnings

July 27th, 2010

Sprint is slated to announce its Q2 2010 earnings on Wednesday and analysts are weighing in on the expected performance of the nation’s #3 wireless carrier. Though it is still losing customers to its competition, Sprint is expected to show improvement year over year in the important postpaid category, with the carrier losing approximately 425,000 …

Smartphones dominate the UK market with Android rising 350%

July 27th, 2010

Market research company GfK RT released a report on Monday that revealed this simple fact: the British love smartphones. According to GfK’s June figures, smartphones are growing steadily in the UK and now make up 73.5% of the contract market; up from 55% in Q1 2010. Android is also exploding in the UK growing over …

Apple to sell unlocked iPhone 4 in Canada starting at $659

July 26th, 2010

Canadians looking to score an unlocked iPhone on Friday may have to pay dearly for the carrier-free convenience being offered by Apple retail stores. According to CBC news, pricing for the unlocked version of the iPhone 4 will start at $659 — for the lower capacity 16 GB version — and climb up to $779 for …

Apple takes on the DROID X in its latest antenna death-grip video

July 26th, 2010

Apple took aim at the Motorola DROID X in the latest video to hit Apple’s smartphone antenna performance webpage. In the video, Apple demonstrates that the DROID X, like the iPhone 4, will drop 3 bars when held death-grip style by someone with presumably gigantic hands. Though these videos are designed to show that the …

Motorola DROID X inventory remains exceedingly low

July 26th, 2010

In a research note to investors, analyst Mark McKechnie of Gleacher & Co pointed out what most Android fans on Verizon already know- the inventory of the flagship DROID X remains incredibly low. According to Gleacher, most retail stores are sold out of the DROID X and all incoming inventory is being used to fill …