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Sprint’s 3G/4G MiFi now available

April 7th, 2011

Recently, Sprint took to its community forums to let customers know that its new Novatel 3G/4G MiFi mobile hotspot is now available. “Sprint is the first carrier to launch a 4G MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot preloaded with MiFi OS™, widgets and application support, adding capabilities beyond just pure Internet connectivity and ensuring customers a reliable …

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide gets Android 2.2 Froyo update

April 5th, 2011

T-Mobile and HTC have finally released the anticipated Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide. The update adds support for placing free calls over Wi-Fi networks in addition to a new low-storage notification, resolved Bluetooth compatibility issues, text messaging and picture messaging bug fixes, and improved overall reliability. The software will also …

Verizon Wireless trade-in program now accepting tablets

April 1st, 2011

On Friday, Verizon Wireless announced that its cell phone trade-in program, which originally launched last September, will now accept tablets. The Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program was created to provide customers with a Verizon Wireless gift card worth up to $300 for their gear. It bases the value of a product off of a number of …

Kyocera Echo pre-orders start at RadioShack

April 1st, 2011

Sprint’s new dual-screen Kyocera Echo is now available for pre-order from RadioShack. The Echo sports two different displays for a total 4.7-inches of touchscreen real estate. The Echo’s second screen can be used to run two applications at once, as a full QWERTY keyboard, or to enhance gameplay. The Android 2.2 (Froyo) powered smartphone is …

Best Buy Connect 4G option now available

March 29th, 2011

Best Buy Connect — Best Buy’s mobile broadband arm — on Monday announced that customers can now sign up for 4G service.  The 4G data service, which was launched through a wholesale agreement with Clearwire, is an option for customers purchasing one of Best Buy’s 23 supported laptop models from Asus, Samsung, Dell, HP, Sony …

T-Mobile may launch HTC Flyer tablet

March 28th, 2011

Sprint announced last week that it would soon launch the HTC Flyer Android tablet rebranded as the EVO View 4G. Now, a new rumor circulating on Monday suggests another U.S. carrier will soon offer the Flyer as well. A series of leaked promotional materials and retail mock ups suggest that HTC’s Flyer is set to …

HTC ThunderBolt review

March 28th, 2011

With the ThunderBolt, HTC has delivered yet another “first 4G smartphone” following its EVO 4G for Sprint (and the often forgotten MAX 4G introduced in 2008). It’s the first handset to run on Verizon’s brand new 4G LTE network, and it’s an Android smartphone powerhouse that is easily the fastest smartphone on the planet in …

Motorola will stop building XOOM tablets after June, report claims [updated]

March 22nd, 2011

According to an unconfirmed report, Motorola is set to curtail production of its XOOM tablet beginning in April and production will cease after June. Industry watcher DigiTimes cites anonymous sources from within component suppliers in claiming that XOOM production in the first quarter of 2011 met forecasts of between 700,000 and 800,000 units. Motorola’s manufacturing partners are expected …

T-Mobile: We do not offer the iPhone

March 21st, 2011

As customer questions surrounding the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger mount, the latter has published a customer-facing frequently asked questions page in an effort to educate customers about what they can expect, and not expect, in the coming months. One of the specific queries T-Mobile addressed is the availability of Apple’s iPhone. In order to dispel any …

AT&T intends to use T-Mobile’s AWS spectrum for LTE

March 21st, 2011

On a call with investors Monday morning, AT&T confirmed its plans to use the AWS spectrum gained in the potential T-Mobile acquisition for its 4G LTE network. Following the carrier’s announcement on Friday that it will acquire T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom pending regulatory approval, AT&T on Monday revealed one of many factors that motivated it …