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iPhone’s personal hotspot will only support 3 connections over Wi-Fi

March 4th, 2011

To Apple’s credit: it has consistently said that its Personal Hotspot feature would “support five connections.” It did this without ever actually specifying what type of connections those were. According to support documentation on the iPhone maker’s website, those utilizing the Personal Hotspot feature in iOS 4.3 will be allowed to share their phone’s internet connection with up to five devices, …

Texas Instrument pushing for a more engaging ‘smart device’ experience

February 14th, 2011

Today at Mobile World Congress, mobile processor juggernaut Texas Instrument held a press event to offer some additional details about its OMAP 4 and 5 processor lines. Greg Delagi, the company’s senior vice president and general manager, gave the keynote — which took place right on the showroom floor. He emphatically talked about the need …

Image of Android 3.0 on Motorola Tablet surfaces in Taiwan?

December 10th, 2010

Several days ago, we saw Google’s Andy Rubin pawing an unreleased Motorola tablet running Android 3.0… and we liked it. Now, to further whet your appetite, a tantalizing screen shot of Honeycomb’s 3D live wallpapers, along with some device specifications, have surfaced in Taiwan. The screen shot taker describes the tablet as “light” and pontificates that the …

Motorola DEFY coming to T-Mobile November 3

October 20th, 2010

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about the Motorola DEFY; a rough and rugged Android handset we first told you about in August that was announced just last month. But that all changes today. T-Mobile has announced, via Twitter, that the 3.7-inch scratch-resistant, touchscreen device — which also boasts a 5 megapixel camera with flash, …

T-Mobile to throttle speeds of heavy data users

October 13th, 2010

Recently, T-Mobile released a statement detailing how it would handle customers who utilize more than 5 GB of data per month on their mobile devices. The statement reads: Beginning on October 16, T-Mobile will begin to reduce data speeds when a customer reaches 5GB of usage in a billing cycle, in accordance with T-Mobile terms …

Samsung sells 5 million Galaxy S smartphones

October 5th, 2010

Via a press release, Samsung proudly announced that they have sold over 5 million Galaxy S branded handsets since the device’s launch back in June. As Samsung writes: “The GALAXY S has been a phenomenal success in the global smart phone market, recording global sales of over 5 million units including more than 2 million units in …

Swype coming to Symbian S60 5th edition devices, beta available

September 1st, 2010

Today, Nokia announced that the ever-efficient Swype keyboard will be coming to Symbian S60 5th edition devices. The software keyboard, which is currently being launched as a limited beta, supports the N97, N97 mini, X6, 5800, and 5230 Nokia handsets. As Nokia explains: “Swype and Nokia have been hard at work to deliver a limited …

MetroPCS launches 'Mas Mexico', allows mucho calling to landlines

August 31st, 2010

Today, prepaid cellular provider MetroPCS launched a new add-on to its cellular plans titled Mas Mexico. Mas Mexico provides “unlimited voice and text messaging plan to connect MetroPCS customers with friends and family in Mexico for $5 per month—taxes and regulatory fees included.” The new calling feature applies to landlines only, but users can text message all …