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Why I’m switching to the Verizon iPhone: I need a phone

January 11th, 2011

Yesterday, my cohorts weighed in on the question on countless iPhone owners’ minds right now — should I ditch AT&T and buy an iPhone from Verizon? The answer is going to be different for everyone, of course. Some people have a compulsive need to switch phones constantly, so they can’t use a CDMA carrier. Some …

Why I’m not switching to the Verizon iPhone: Need for speed

January 10th, 2011

The image above says it all. It shows a screen capture of an actual speed test performed on an Apple iPhone 4 while connected to AT&T’s 3G network in northern New Jersey. It is not an anomaly. In fact it’s pretty standard in my home town and in the surrounding areas. Sometimes my download speed …

Sprint begins pushing BlackBerry 6 to Bold 9650, Curve 9330 owners

December 23rd, 2010

If you’re rocking the BlackBerry Bold 9650 or Curve 9330 and are on the Now Network, listen up. Sprint has begun pushing BlackBerry 6, with its new and improved UI, to owners of the aforementioned handsets. The update is being delivered over-the-air, but, as always, you can hit up BlackBerry’s site, download the new bits, …

Leaked images indicate Samsung EPIC 4G getting Android 2.2 on December 26

December 22nd, 2010

According to an image obtained by blog Phone Arena, Sprint’s EPIC 4G handset will be receiving an over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) on December 26th. The new code adds the ability to install applications to external storage cards, improves Bluetooth support and voice dialing, and brings Flash Player 10.1 compatibility. “GPS enhancements” is also …

Verizon Wireless branded Windows Phone 7 apps surface in Marketplace

December 22nd, 2010

If you’re waiting for a Windows Phone 7 device on Big Red, we have some encouraging news for you. It appears as though Verizon compatible WP7 applications are starting to make their way into the Windows Phone Marketplace. VZW is rumored to be launching a Windows Phone handset sometime after the New Year, but the …

Cricket adds unlimited music downloads to unlimited calling plan

December 20th, 2010

Value-driven wireless provider Cricket has announced a new, unlimited mobile calling plan that has a bit of a musical twist. The new plan will offer unlimited calling, text messaging, and data, and include unlimited music downloads. Customers, using the company’s Muve Music service, will be able to download full music tracks from labels such as …

RIM announces Amazon MP3 app for BlackBerry, available now

December 14th, 2010

Today, RIM and Amazon.com launched Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones, giving BlackBerry smartphone users in the U.S. access to Amazon’s catalog of over 14 million songs. Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones allows users to browse, preview, download, store, and tell friends about their favorite music all at the touch of a fingertip. Key features include: …

Skype updates Symbian client for N8, C7, E5 handsets

December 9th, 2010

In a brief blog post, internet communication company Skype announced an updated client for newer Symbian smartphones (formerly known as Symbian^3). The updated app will run on Nokia’s N8, C7, and E5 handsets, bringing free Skype-to-Skype calls, Skype Out, and text-chats to the Finnish handset maker’s latest and greatest. The post highlights the Skype’s SILK …

Google pushes Android Gingerbread 2.3 to Nexus One handsets?

December 6th, 2010

If you’re feeling a little down now that the official successor to the Google Nexus One, the Nexus S, has been announced, don’t feel too bad — reports around the internet indicate that Google has just started pushing the Android OS 2.3 update out, and it’s ready for you to hit that upgrade button. Gingerbread …

Nokia makes Ovi Maps 3.6 beta available via Labs

December 2nd, 2010

Nokia has just made a new, beta version of its Ovi Maps suite available for download via the Beta Labs channel. The update, version number 3.6, allows users to download street maps directly to their device using Wi-Fi, features a new, unified “My Position” and “Search” feature, improves transit line display, and betters compass calibration …