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Apple iPod Event Slated For Mid-September?

August 11th, 2010

Rumor has it that Apple will be scheduling its annual iPod event for mid-September, which is a little bit later than in years past. This contradicts rumors from just last week that the event would be held in mid-August. Apple has held these iPod events every year since 2005. Last year, they announced their September …

U.S. Cellular releases second Android device, HTC Desire

August 11th, 2010

It appears that U.S. Cellular has become quite smitten with the “Androids” these days. Today, the company announced that the HTC Desire will be available to its customers in stores and online on August 27. The Desire will join four other Android-powered smartphones in the US Cellular line-up, including the Samsung Acclaim and the Samsung …

BGR Breaks It Down: How to shop for a new phone

February 1st, 2010

Guest post by a “connect” in the wireless industry. Absolutely dread going to your location wireless provider’s store and having to be social? If it’s one of your worst nightmares, hopefully this will help you change that. Here are a few tips that might help you get a better deal on a phone and keep the hurt off …

Blackberry Bolds hit New York, sell out

September 3rd, 2008

Dear New Yorkers, It has come to our attention that you lucky bastards are able to purchase pre-release Blackberry Bolds for a mere $1,300 right there in Manhattan. While this price is nothing short of egregious, we’re a little jealous that you can walk to your local mom and pop Blackberry shop and pick one …

Europeans lower roaming charges, by legislation

August 30th, 2008

Here in the United States, there are not legal limits on what carriers can charge for roaming, and things can get pretty pricey if you’re on a regional plan (which most people are not). This gets to be more of a problem if you’re a social butterfly on a continent with a lot of small, …

Mobile sales grow, but less dramatically

August 29th, 2008

Hear that loud ringing around the world? Can you feel the good vibrations? The Beach Boys are pleased. The Wall Street Journal’s Adam Ewing reports that there are an additional 305 million mobile phones sold in Q2, 2008, representing 12% growth from the year before. That means there are nearly a third of a trillion …

Verizon dresses down with fauxbates

August 28th, 2008

A less-than-classy move by Verizon Wireless will put them in the AT&T Rebate league … AT&T currently sends “rebates” in the form of those impossible-to-ring horrid orange prepaid debit cards — after about two months. Verizon, which has historically been excellent at processing of rebates in less than a month and as of now issues …

Telus reneges on “unlimited” data plans

August 27th, 2008

In an ethically-questionable business move, Canadian carrier Telus is pushing customers off of an “unlimited” data plan – with force. Reports note that the carrier is discontinuing it’s $75 “no-cap” plan used with data cards and moving them to a $65 1GB package. This is a huge problem for users in rural parts of Canada …

Sprint stiffs Uncle Sam, ignores impoverished schoolchildren

August 26th, 2008

Five parcels of Johnson County, Kansas land, belonging to none other than Sprint, have unpaid property taxes this year. Sprint is delinquent to the county to the tune of $18,216.54. If you notice a sudden drop in Dorothy and Toto’s readin’, writin’, and ‘rithmetic scores, you’ll know who is responsible. According to Sprint, the mistake …

iPhone proliferates around the globe, the madness spreads

August 25th, 2008

The iPhone 3G must have a lot of frequent-flyer miles, because it’s certainly getting around. Today, over 21 additional countries including: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia and Uruguay have launched the iPhone 3G. This brings iPhone availability up …