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Apple iPad 2 launches in 25 more countries this Friday

March 22nd, 2011

Apple has just announced that the company will, indeed, launch the iPad 2 in 25 more countries this week. Apple is coordinating an international launch time of 5:00 p.m. local time on Friday, though customers can order online at Apple’s website starting at 1:00 a.m. in the morning. Full countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, …

HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G tablet appear on Sprint website

March 22nd, 2011

At this point there’s little doubt Sprint will be announcing these two exciting devices later today at its media event — which we’ll be covering live beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern — but seeing the devices pop up on the Sprint website is always comforting. We scooped both the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC …

Sprint to sunset iDEN network in 2013, moving all push-to-talk services to CDMA

March 16th, 2011

In a press release today, Sprint announced the successor for its push-to-talk (PTT) iDEN network, Sprint Direct Connect. Running on the company’s nationwide CDMA network, Direct Connect will offer users a larger coverage footprint, improved in-building coverage, and increased voice and data capacity. The new protocol will also add several new features, including 200 participant …

Samsung brings Galaxy Player to U.S.

March 16th, 2011

At the company’s 2011 product lineup event today, Samsung announced the U.S. availability of the 4-inch and 5-inch Galaxy Player. First spotted at Mobile World Congress last month, the two devices closely resemble the European Galaxy S smartphone currently in market. The duo will look to capture both the mind and market share of those consumers who …

Verizon’s HTC ThunderBolt finally official; $249.99, March 17th

March 15th, 2011

The day has finally come, Verizon Wireless has made the HTC ThunderBolt handset officially official. We’ve seen leak after leak — and even an authorized third-party provider announcement — but now, straight from the horse’s mouth, the handset has been anointed with a March 17th release date and $249.99 price tag. LTE data plans, which have been the topic of …

Random House titles appear in Apple’s iBooks store

March 2nd, 2011

Titles from major book publisher Random House will now appear in Apple’s iBooks store. The news was one of many talking points covered earlier today at Apple’s media event. Random House had previously been the only major publisher not represented in Apple’s popular iOS book store, as it was not willing to grant Apple the 30% …

Apple announces HDMI video-out cable, Smart Covers for iPad 2

March 2nd, 2011

Durning the company’s iPad 2 event today, Apple announced the addition of an HDMI-out connector cable. The 30-pin dock connector to HDMI cable will support full mirrored output from your iPad 2, output video in full 1080p, support rotation, and cost just $39. The accessory also allows you to charge your device while connected. Apple also …

Apple unveils the new iPad 2

March 2nd, 2011

Apple has just gone and done it, boys and girls — the next generation iPad is now official. Moments ago, Steve Jobs just announced the new iPad, the iPad 2 — surprise, it’s pretty much what we were suspecting. Here are some key specifications right from the man himself: Apple A5 processor, dual core CPU …

Verizon Wireless will move to tiered data plans this summer

March 1st, 2011

Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference this afternoon, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo told investors that Verizon Wireless plans to move to tiered data plans in the near future. The plans, which could roll out as early as this summer, may be based on consumption, speed, or a combination of the two. …