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What to expect from Apple’s iPad 2 announcement tomorrow

March 1st, 2011

With Apple’s iPad media event only a day away, many people are asking just what Apple is expected to announce tomorrow. We have heard rumors and seen purported next-generation iPad parts leak practically since right after the first iPad launched. Thanks to third-party case manufacturers, we have also been given renders and even physical mockups …

Sony readying dual-display Android tablet, sliding Windows 7 VAIO tablet for Q4

February 21st, 2011

An unconfirmed report on Monday suggests that Sony is working on two unannounced tablets slated for release later this year. Struggling electronics giant Sony has been noticeably absent from the tablet tsunami coming our way this year, but it looks like the company has plans to change that in time for the holidays. Sony is already rumored to …

Motorola CEO defends XOOM tablet’s $800 price tag

February 17th, 2011

At Mobile World Congress on Wednesday, Motorola Mobility chief executive Sanjay Jha came to the defense of the company’s decision to price its first Android tablet at $800. The Motorola XOOM will be a flagship Android tablet when it launches in the near future, and Motorola has slapped on a flagship price tag. With 3G connectivity, …

Connected device sales will grow 77% to 39 million in 2011, Berg Insight says

February 17th, 2011

In a report titled Emerging Wireless Consumer Devices published this month by Berg Insight, the firm claims that sales of connected consumer devices will grow 77% in 2011. Berg estimates that 22 million consumer devices with embedded cellular connectivity were sold in 2010, and that number will nearly double in 2011 to 39 million. In …

Apple may hold WWDC 2011 from June 5th through June 9th

February 7th, 2011

Apple may hold its annual Worldwide Developer Conference event from June 5th through June 9th this year in San Francisco, according to a report on Monday. Italian blog Setteb.it has uncovered a placeholder in the event schedule for the Moscone Center convention hall — home of Apple’s WWDC show — that certainly fits the bill. Designated …

iPhone 4 Personal Hotspot may be coming to AT&T on February 13th

February 3rd, 2011

Last month, BGR exclusively confirmed that Apple’s new Personal Hotspot feature is coming to all iPhones with the release of iOS 4.3. In a later piece entitled, You don’t have to wait to turn your iPhone into a mobile hotspot, we also speculated that AT&T might not immediately enable the feature for its iPhone customers. It …

You don’t have to wait to turn your iPhone into a mobile hotspot

January 25th, 2011

Earlier this month, we exclusively reported that Apple’s new Personal Hotspot feature is coming to all iPhones with iOS 4.3. The feature, which was popularized by Android phones like the HTC EVO 4G, will allow devices to share an iPhone’s 3G data connection via Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, more cautious carriers like AT&T are likely to take …

Virginia-based Verizon Wireless subscribers: No, we cannot hear you now

January 24th, 2011

If the countless emails that have hit our inbox over the course of the past few hours are to be believed, Verizon Wireless is having some issues in Virginia. And by “some issues,” we mean the carrier’s voice and data services are out of commission across the entire state. Verizon Wireless’ tech support team has …

AT&T reportedly offering top customers with poor coverage free MicroCells

January 21st, 2011

According to a purported internal communication, AT&T will soon offer free MicroCells to certain customers experiencing poor service due to coverage issues. Pre-selected eligible customers “identified as likely to experience poor in-building coverage at home or in small offices” will receive the offer, which will entitle them each to a free 3G MicroCell with no …

T-Mobile still a few years away from LTE transition

January 20th, 2011

T-Mobile is sticking with HSPA+ for the long haul, Bloomberg reports — or at least for another few years. While major competitors build out LTE and WiMAX 4G networks, T-Mobile will continue to focus on its HSPA+ 4G network. T-Mobile has already stated that it intends to double the theoretical limit on the download side …