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Ericsson hits 100Mbps for mobile broadband IRL

October 25th, 2008

Imagine opening up your mobile browser and having the page load almost instantaneously. Or typing in a new link or clicking on a new page and having it load faster than you can say “What’s IRL?” By now, most of you are familiar with the testing that has been going on in Europe with LTE …

Huge Ad on WSJ for Blackberry Storm

October 13th, 2008

We’ve known for a while that it was coming, but nothing says it’s going to be here soon like, well, the words “Coming soon.” This ad has just appeared on the Wall Street Journal as well as other newspapers this morning. Other carriers (Vodafone) have made their official announcements for Blackberry’s first-ever touch screen and …

It’s Official: Verizon Wireless says contracts are optional

September 22nd, 2008

Last week, we spilled a rumor onto the Internet regarding Verizon Wireless’ new deal for going contract free. Today, VZW has officially announced and confirmed our suspicions — contracts are not necessary for those who want to pay the unsubsidized price for phones or potential subscribers who want to use their existing CDMA devices. The …

Helio Ocean 2 hits FCC… again

September 19th, 2008

Earlier this year, around March, news of the Helio Ocean 2 was flooding the ‘net with diagrams “leaked” by the FCC. Well, the rumors and possibilities were quickly trashed when news of a Virgin Mobile acquisition of Helio came out. ‘Twas a sad day for hardcore Helio fans and mixed emotions were abound in the …

Blitz messaging phone hits Verizon

August 25th, 2008

Looking for a QWERTY-ified messaging device without all the bells and whistles of a smartphone? The Blitz is your ticket. The UT Starcomm-sourced phone sports support for all popular IM clients, as well as POP email access. Sadly, there’s no EV-DO support, with data poking along at 1X RTT speeds. Other features include a microSD …