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Apple tablet mockup spotted hiding on Clearwire website?

December 30th, 2009

If you were a hardcore skeptic and entertaining serious doubts about the Apple tablet, well, let’s just say Clearwire’s latest home page won’t do you any good. Spotted just behind the Zune HD there, and to the left of a PSP Go, there is an odd looking creature with a shiny touch screen, a dock …

Sprint to get 4G Mobile Hotspot from Sierra Wireless soon

December 30th, 2009

We get the feeling that early 2010 is going to be big for Sprint’s WiMax. We came by one of these training slides for a new 3G/4G mobile hotspot, precisely like the Mi-Fi, for Sprint. Like many of Sprint’s wireless data cards, this one is also going to be made by Sierra Wireless. What we’re …

Google Nexus One docs get leaked: $530 unsubsidized, $180 with plan

December 29th, 2009

Further details about the Nexus One have emerged since we reported about its exclusivity with Google this morning. It will be apparently be sold by Google for $530 unsubsidized, and $180 with a T-Mobile plan. If you do sign up for a plan and cancel within 120 days of purchase, you’ll have to cough up …

Apple tablet to get display panels from Innolux?

December 28th, 2009

As the day draws near for an expected but rumored Apple tablet announcement, more details regarding this mythical beast are surfacing. This time it’s news of Innolux, a subsidiary of Foxconn (whom we all know produces the iPhone for Apple), making the touch screen panels for the upcoming tablet — rumored to be the iSlate. …

LG LS680 with Android pops up on Sprint's system

December 28th, 2009

Shortly after the rumors surrounding the Sprint and LG event at CES just days away, we were greeted with this little screen shot in our inbox this morning. It looks like Sprint will be getting a LG Android handset pretty soon (though we’re not ruling out the possibility of a WiMax WinMo phone being announced …

Apple iPhone inexplicably unavailable for NYC via online orders

December 27th, 2009

This one has us scratching our heads. When attempting to order the iPhone for zip codes in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other major cities, everything seems perfectly fine. However, NYC zip codes, more specifically Brooklyn, removes the iPhone as an option for online sales. We called several stores in the NYC area, including one …

MobileRL wants you to download its software so it can spy on you!

December 25th, 2009

With rising concerns for privacy these days, advertisers are having an increasingly difficult time gathering personal consumer data. MobileRL, an Israeli start-up, is looking to change or “revolutionize” the way information is collected for ad purposes. The Israeli company wants you to download software onto your phone which will allow them to turn it into …

Apple patent application reveals tactile-feedback keyboard

December 24th, 2009

With Apple tablet rumors mounting and anticipation causing its market share to rise, it looks like there is still more innovation to be uncovered. Apple filed a patent application called “Keystroke Tactility Arrangement on a Smooth Touch Surface” which entails a dynamic surface that changes depending on how a user interacts with it. In order …

Luke Wilson gives the AT&T crew a little morale booster

December 24th, 2009

Life has got to be rough right now for AT&T employees. Thankfully, Luke Wilson has stepped up to the plate and recorded an internal memo for the folks at AT&T who might be struggling to get through the daily grind. After all, they have to deal with us as angry customers and it’s not their …

Sprint to announce Windows Mobile WiMax phone January 6th?

December 23rd, 2009

There are a series of recent events and announcements that could lead one to believe that Sprint, LG and Microsoft are working together to announce something big. Sprint has been planning a big show for CES on January 6 and calling it the “must-attend” event of the entire exhibit, and announcements will be made by …