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Best Buy to offer Samsung S30 for $49.99

April 16th, 2009

The slightly smaller, sleeker successor to the Samsung Instinct is hitting Sprint retail stores on April 19th and it looks like Best Buy might be besting Sprint’s offer. With a two-year contract and $100 mail-in-rebate, the S30 will be retailing for $129.99 from Sprint but the pictured flyer shows Best Buy dropping $80 from that …

Palm's new handset: Pre-mature hype?

April 16th, 2009

There are many who would argue that Palm’s future success rides on the shoulders of of webOS, if not the Pre itself. While it most certainly seems like an exciting device, there are plenty of skeptics out there. Even those who were lucky enough to parade around with their units weren’t that impressed when they …

Sprint employees to commence Pre training soon

April 10th, 2009

Sprint and Palm have been mum about the release date of the Pre, but it looks like that won’t stop Sprint from ensuring its employees are completely prepared to hawk the savior phone as soon as it drops. Sprint has apparently sent out an email stating, “Employees can expect training to start in April as …

AT&T becomes victim of sabotage in Northern California

April 10th, 2009

Fiber optic cables are typically well-protected from damage or anything that would sever them. Early on the morning of April 9th however, fiber optic cables belonging to AT&T were cut and it was no accident. Whoever cut the cables knew exactly where they were going and what they were cutting as equipment was required to …

LG Viewty II might be slated to drop in June

April 9th, 2009

The arrival of the LG Viewty’s successor is rumored to take place some time this June, but only for our good friends in the UK. Jealousy would be an issue towards Orange subscribers across the pond because this iteration packs an 8 megapixel camera with a host of picture/video options, new S-Class 3D user interface, …

IBM to Sun Microsystems: On Second Thought, No Thanks

April 6th, 2009

In an economic climate such as the one we’re currently experiencing, we’re sure that Sun Microsystems is wishing they could say, “No takesies-backsies!” For the past few weeks, it seemed like everyone was on the edge of their seat waiting to see what would happen with IBM’s offer Sun. On Sunday, everything came to a …

BlackBerry App World officially comes to life

April 1st, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, the highly anticipated and long-awaited BlackBerry App World is out and ready to roll. Now you can officially wonder where your emails, SMS and call history went once you jam pack your memory with apps galore. For those who were feeling a little iPhone envy, you can now enjoy tons of your …

Samsung lets slip the new Instinct S30

March 31st, 2009

A sleeker and more compact version of the Samsung Instinct is coming, so grab your camping gear and find your nearest Sprint retailer. Or not. An official picture of the Instinct S30 — or what many thought to be the Instinct Mini, though it looks like that was just an internal name used on some …

Samsung shares details on possible WiMAX device/tablet

March 28th, 2009

WiMax is still around and kickin’, believe it or not, and Clear (formerly Clearwire, formerly Xohm) is planning to expand its networks soon. As such, it only makes sense that manufacturers are gearing up for the US expansion with some WiMAX devices, right? Samsung has dropped a few snippets of information on its SWD-M100 Mondi, …

Verizon eyeing a $99 netbook offering?

March 26th, 2009

These days, netbooks seem to be all the rage and carriers here in the US are finally beginning to see the revenue potential. AT&T already offers a subsidized netbook and now Verizon Wireless reportedly wants in on the action. Rumor has it that one unit has already undergone testing with others possibly lined up for …