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Carrier Wars: Last but not least, T-Mobile

August 11th, 2009

What a long strange trip it’s been, mobile fans. Our Carrier Wars series has managed to tons of conversation surrounding the state of wireless carriers here in the US. Sure a lot of it is senseless banter, but beyond that there are legions of subscribers who are genuinely interested in learning what kind of performance …

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8520 Hands On (again)

August 6th, 2009

After Mr. Epstein attended the RIM event on Tuesday for the BlackBerry Curve 8520, I promptly snatched the review unit he received out of his hands when he got back to the office. Let’s not beat around the bush: a BlackBerry is going to either me or Michael and I was closest. It’s not the …

T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8520 sold early at Walmart, unboxed

August 3rd, 2009

You know the deal… A big box retail store receives stock of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 a few days before it’s due to go on sale so an overzealous employee throws caution to the wind and sells one to someone. Obviously, the purchaser must then proceeded to go straight home and post an unboxing video …

BlackBerry Curve 8520 goes live on T-Mobile website

August 1st, 2009

Right on cue, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 has gone live on T-Mobile’s website. Listed as “coming soon”, the 8520 will be available starting August 5th though direct pricing from the carrier is still a bit of a mystery. We’re not sure it matters all too much however, as the new budget Curve will be available …

LG BL40g graduates from Clown College… er, the FCC

July 31st, 2009

Just one day after it was officially announced by LG, a super special variant of the incredibly sexy BL40 surfaced on the FCC. Dubbed the BL40g, it contains absolutely no surprises save for two of the things we love most in life — the 850 and 1900 MHz bands of UMTS. Now before any of …

HTC Touch Pro2 and Snap now available from TELUS

July 30th, 2009

Canadian Windows Mobile junkies have a couple of reasons to smile this afternoon as TELUS has begun selling two great WinMo packin’ smartphones: the HTC Snap and Touch Pro2. Priced at $0 and $249.99 respectively on 3-year deals with voice and data discount (or $399.99 and $649.99 outright), both the Snap and Touch Pro2 are …

LG officially unveils its new Chocolate, the BL40

July 30th, 2009

LG officially unveiled the latest addition to its Black Label series, the BL40 Chocolate. A bit of deja vu as this handset has already starred in its own photo shoot and made its unofficial YouTube debut. The red-trimmed handset has a 4-inch wide screen 800×345 pixel display with a unique 21:9 aspect ratio, 5 megapixel camera with …

BlackBerry 9700 specifications

July 29th, 2009

While we don’t have a sexy codename for this BlackBerry to attach to the model number, our very same ninja is back again with a list of specifications for this unseen and unnamed device that will launch as the BlackBerry 9700. Ready? Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE UMTS/HSDPA 480×360 resolution display Wi-Fi a,b,g OS 5.0 QWERTY keyboard 3.2 …

TELUS' HTC Touch Pro2 now available at Best Buy

July 24th, 2009

Oh Best Buy, how we love you so. It doesn’t seem to matter to you whether or not a carrier has officially launched a device, because you’re in the big box business and don’t care about trivialities like carrier announcements. The latest example of this sort of behavior is your peddling of TELUS’ HTC Touch …