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Carrier Wars: Verizon Wireless speed test results

July 28th, 2009

Well folks, the numbers are in. Last week we asked Verizon Wireless subscribers to break out their favorite EV-DO handsets and see how Big Red’s 3G network stacks up against the competition. So far we’ve only covered one of the big US carriers, AT&T, so Verizon represents our second of four. Despite terrible results in …

Welcome to Carrier Wars; next up, Verizon Wireless

July 23rd, 2009

You knew we weren’t going to leave well enough alone — it’s just not our style. Following yesterday’s post calling out AT&T for terrible 3G service in the NYC area and the subsequent number crunch that revealed things aren’t as bad elsewhere, BGR readers were left wanting more. What about Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile? How …

BlackBerry Tour Review: Part 2

July 7th, 2009

My, my, what a long road we’ve traveled. We’re back at it just like we promised. We combed through the BlackBerry Tour we had a while ago, but now that we have a Verizon unit in hand it’s a whole new ball game. We’re writing this review without looking at or referring to the previous …

Sprint launches Sierra Wireless AirCard 402

April 21st, 2009

As we weigh our options in seeking out an alternative to the USB modem that completely and utterly failed us in Vegas, a new option has just presented itself in the form of a nifty little hybrid broadband card from Sprint. Announced this morning, the Sierra Wireless AirCard 402 features a unique design that allows …

Chinese wholesaler gets its hands on Palm Pre?

April 17th, 2009

Big wheel keep on turnin’, rumor mill keep on churnin’. As the Pre’s release draws closer, the device is popping up left and right all over the Internet. In the latest installation of Pre sightings, Ludle, a Chinese accessories wholesaler managed to snag a Pre, or at least it would appear that way. It’s entirely …

BlackBerry Storm 2 with Wi-Fi and a new screen

April 6th, 2009

SlashGear reported on a rumor they heard about the next generation BlackBerry Storm launching with Wi-Fi on Verizon Wireless. We’ve been able to confirm that rumor a pretty long while ago, so yes, the Storm 2 will launch on Verizon with Wi-Fi. SlashGear was correct in their report and it’s 100% confirmed. Something not reported …

Motorola Evoke QA4 mystery deepens

March 16th, 2009

The Motorola QA4 gets even more mysterious as additional information about this touchscreen slider is uncovered. The handset made its way through the FCC way back in September 2008 with 800/1700/1900 CDMA bands, suggesting that the phone was intended for use on US Cellular, MetroPCS or Cricket. As of Monday, the supporting FCC documents (manual, …

Motorola Evoke QA4 makes a cameo on Moto site

March 15th, 2009

As Moto fans and curious passers-by alike sit waiting for more news on the next-generation Moto handsets we scooped back in December, one of a few interim items of interest has just popped up on Moto’s site. The Motorola Evoke QA4 is a bubbly but intriguing handset that hasn’t yet been officially announced, which makes …

TELUS launches the BlackBerry 8230

March 10th, 2009

Late this afternoon, Canada’s TELUS Mobility formally announced that it too has launched the BlackBerry 8230 Pearl Flip. Starting at $49.99 on a three-year contract and going all the way up to $449.99 contract-free, TELUS is hoping the youth market in Canada will receive the clam shell smartphone with open arms — especially younger females …