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Bluetooth 4.0 to be finalized by June 2010, devices to launch late 2010

April 25th, 2010

Bluetooth SIG announced on Tuesday that the much anticipated v4.0 update to the Bluetooth protocol will be finalized and sent to manufacturers by the end of June 2010. The next iteration of the mobile connectivity protocol will feature ultra-low power consumption that could theoretically be powered for years by a coin-celled battery, faster transfer rates, …

Verizon Wireless teases employees (and us)

April 7th, 2010

One of our connects just dropped this in our inbox, and coincidentally, it looks like it went out internally to a lot of Verizon Wireless employees. What are we betting on? HTC Incredible? BlackBerry Bold 9650? Apple iPad 3GS?

Where's WiMAX?

June 4th, 2009

With rumors of a Sprint-bound tri-mode CDMA/WiFi/WiMAX handset gaining traction, we thought it might be a good time to talk about what is as opposed to what could be. Sure, a tri-mode handset would be amazing but without official word from Sprint it’s still just speculation. 3G is so 2000 and late, Sprint is the …

Bye bye WiMAX, Nokia targets LTE in 2010

March 5th, 2009

Well folks, it was fun while it lasted — sort of. Back in January Nokia swiftly and quietly pulled the plug on its N810 WiMAX Edition, one of the first portable WiMAX devices to reach market. Speculation pointed to the ridiculously slow roll out of the US WiMAX network as one of the main factors …

Intel to use free energy to power mobile devices

December 7th, 2008

In a proposal that sounds like it is right out of Star Trek, Intel said on Friday that it is researching the potential use of free energy as a mobile power source. Intel is developing tiny sensors that can harvest ambient forms of energy, including body heat, sunlight and radiation. Movement, like that of moving …