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iPhone 3G performance with iOS 4.2: much improved

November 8th, 2010

iPhone 3G owners have had a rough time lately. First, they missed out on some of the best new features iOS 4 had to offer. Then, the watered down version of iOS 4 they finally got their hands on slowed performance to a near-crawl in most cases. But don’t worry, iPhone 3G owners, some long …

BlackBerry Style 9670 review

November 8th, 2010

I have to be perfectly honest here… I was anything but excited when FedEx dropped a BlackBerry Style 9670 review unit from Sprint at my door. I have nothing against BlackBerrys and I certainly have nothing against Sprint, but the idea of reviewing what would probably end up being just another BlackBerry was not exciting …

AT&T says T-Mobile’s fake 4G network isn’t the biggest

November 3rd, 2010

AT&T released an official statement Wednesday regarding T-Mobile’s recent claims about 4G. AT&T’s problem was a bit different than ours… you know, that all 4G talk is bogus right now. Instead AT&T pointed out that T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network is in fact not the largest in the country. Instead, AT&T possesses the biggest HSPA+ network — …

No Skype over 3G for Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Tab

November 2nd, 2010

PCMag.com is reporting that Verizon Wireless’ Samsung Galaxy Tab will be able to utilize Skype voice-calling, but the service will “only work over Wi-Fi.” The report cites Skype as the first-hand source of the information. Currently, Verizon’s Android smartphones are pre-loaded with a special version of the VoIP calling and chat client that allows users …

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse: Thank you iPad

October 31st, 2010

Sprint may not stock the iPhone or the iPad, but that hasn’t stopped them from reaping the benefits (or even making a case) of the iPad’s success. In an interview with GigaOm, Dan Hesse,CEO of Sprint pointed out that the fastest selling iPad’s were the WiFi variants, which bodes well for Sprint. Sprint’s Overdrive 3G/4G …

Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab crosses FCC’s desk

October 30th, 2010

It looks like the Wi-Fi only variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab — a device Samsung said they were working on that recently made an appearance in a Best Buy advert — has crossed the FCC’s desk. The only difference between the carrier branded Tab and the Wi-Fi only Tab, other than the absence of …

Mount Everest boasts 3G internet coverage

October 30th, 2010

Picture this: you are at the base camp of Mount Everest, only to realize it’s your girlfriends birthday and you forgot to send flowers; what do you do? Grab your cell phone and call the florist of course, as Ncell, Nepal’s mobile operator, now has you covered. The carrier has announced its first 3G base …

Confirmed: BlackBerry Curve 3G coming to WIND Mobile

October 30th, 2010

Over the last several days, rumors have been swirling that the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 would be making its way to WIND Mobile — especially after the device surfaced in RIM’s software database. Now, one of our ninjas from the North has sent us visual confirmation of the device in Wind Mobile’s inventory system. Judging …

Verizon rolling out DROID 2 update; improved battery life, Wi-Fi, GPS

October 28th, 2010

Today, Verizon Wireless announced a minor update to the Motorola DROID 2 that is currently being rolled out. The update brings with it improved battery life, better proximity sensor accuracy, improved GPS tracking, faster transitions between Wi-Fi and 3G, and a handful of other small fixes. The update — version 2.3.20.A955.Verizon.en.US/BPC01.09.07P — is being pushed …

T-Mobile to launch Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 10th, $399.99

October 27th, 2010

Ensuring that it won’t be left out of the Galaxy Tab party set to take place early next month, T-Mobile announced Wednesday that it will offer up its version of Samsung’s Android tablet starting November 10th. While T-Mobile is still being coy about pricing in its press release, its website clearly states that the Galaxy …