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DROID X screen issues acknowledged by Motorola, Verizon Wireless

July 21st, 2010

Verizon and Motorola have come out with an official statement to address screen issues early adopters of the Motorola DROID X are experience; specifically, banding or flickering. The statement is short and sweet, and goes something like this… Verizon Wireless and Motorola are aware of a very small number of DROID X units that have …

Samsung Intensity II coming to Verizon Wireless soon

July 21st, 2010

One of our friends over at Best Buy was kind enough to send us in a few shots of the new Samsung Intensity II, due out on Verizon Wireless… um, soon we would presume? The phone pictured is a display unit, but from what we’re told the full-QWERTY slider-phone will have a 2 megapixel camera, …

Deutsche Bank gives Sprint buy rating, cites success of EVO 4G

July 20th, 2010

Right before Q2 earning go live, Deutsche Bank has knighted Sprint with the coveted “buy” rating. DB noted that they “expect Sprint’s 2Q results to highlight continued improvements in its post paid ops,” which prompted Deutsche Bank to reduced their estimate for post-paid net losses from 500,000 to 400,000 for the quarter. The firms analysts credit strong sales …

Apple eviscerates Q3 earnings estimates, revenue up 78% year-over-year

July 20th, 2010

Apple’s been getting a little bit of bad press lately, but it clearly isn’t hurting their bottom line. In a press release today, the Cupertino company announced earnings for Q3 2010 ending on June 26th… and they’re impressive. The company posted revenue of $15.7 billion for the quarter with earnings per diluted share coming in …

Rumor: DROID 2 hitting on August 12th

July 20th, 2010

Fresh out of the rumor oven, still warm. Engadget is reporting that the Motorola DROID 2 could launch on Verizon Wireless as soon as August 12th. The tech site quotes a “trusted source” who also detailed that the 12th could be some sort of “soft launch” — as a full DROID creepy commercial media blitz is not …

Motorola DROID 2 to be released with Android 2.2?

July 20th, 2010

This weekend, the folks over at Droid-Life acquired an image that seems to answer a question a lot of potential DROID 2 owners have. Will the DROID 2 ship with Android 2.2 — Froyo — or will they have to wait for Verizon to release an update? Well, luckily it looks like the answer to …

Nokia Siemens to acquire Motorola network infrastructure assets in $1.2 billion deal

July 20th, 2010

This morning, Nokia Siemens announced that it would acquire $1.2 billion in network infrastructure assets from telecom giant Motorola. As the press release states: “Motorola’s networks infrastructure business provides products and services for wireless networks, including GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, WiMAX and LTE. This business is a market leader in WiMAX, with 41 contracts in 21 …

RIM updates Locate Service, GPS-free location queries now possible

July 19th, 2010

Today, RIM announced an update to its BlackBerry Locate Service that will allow developers to use GPS-free cellular triangulation to acquire location information in their apps. As RIM states: Users can be indoors with no GPS coverage, but your app will still be able to guide them to restaurants or points of interest (POI) around …