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FCC docs hint at a May launch for an AT&T branded Palm Pre

February 12th, 2010

In a series of discoveries that would make Sir Arthur Conan Doyle proud, Pre Central forum member ToniCipriani may have uncovered the release date for the AT&T version of the Palm Pre. Both the Sprint and the Verizon version of the Pre have passed through the FCC with a confidentiality date that ended on or …

HTC Obsession to launch on AT&T and T-Mobile as the Diamond3?

January 21st, 2010

Windows Mobile 7 may be hitting AT&T and T-Mobile in the form of the HTC Diamond3, previously known as the Obsession. The Diamond3 will reportedly sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, GSM/HSDPA connectivity, 3.7 inch capacitive AMOLED display with multi-touch, 5 megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording, 512MB RAM/512MB ROM, 4GB of internal …

Motorola BACKFLIP up close and hands on

January 7th, 2010

The folks over at Motorola were nice enough to give us a deep dive into the new BACKFLIP which will be available Q1. You’re all aware that it features MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s UI over Android, so as far as the OS it’s not different from the CLIQ. The big difference is the form factor: it flips …

GSM encryption code cracked wide open, leaked to the Internet

December 28th, 2009

In a move to shed light on the vulnerability of GSM wireless networks, encryption expert Karsten Nohl, with the aid of 24 fellow hackers, was able to compile the multitude of algorithms behind the twenty one year old, 64-bit encryption scheme used to encrypt 80% of the world’s cellular GSM phone calls. The algorithm’s code …

Three new smartphones to hit Verizon Wireless in early 2010?

December 18th, 2009

Verizon Wireless may be turning it up a notch again and adding not one, but three new smartphones to its lineup in early 2010. The eclectic group is rumored to include the Windows Mobile-powered LG VS750, the Android-based Motorola Devour A555 and the Palm Pre Plus. The LG VS750 is LG’s first smartphone offering for …

BlackBerry Curve 8520 reportedly making its way into AT&T retail stores

December 3rd, 2009

AT&T sure doesn’t miss out on too many BlackBerry offerings, does it? In addition to the original Bold, 9700, and 8900, the Curve 8520 is going to start sharing some of that shelf space pretty soon. It doesn’t have an official release date just yet, only an announcement, but we can only imagine that it’s …

HTC Hero lookin' like device crosses FCC's desk

December 3rd, 2009

Well, what do we have here? The FCC has photographed and documented this GSM handset from an unknown manufacturer in preparation for approval. From the spec sheet and scattered info this is what we gather: quad-band GSM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, TV-Tuner, front and rear facing cameras, LED flash, 1 GB internal storage, 512 MB …

Apple backs up AT&T's ad campaign, launches two commercials tonight

November 23rd, 2009

AT&T has been trying to pick up the pieces after Verizon launched an incredibly aggressive ad campaign against the former’s network. We’ve all seen the commercials, the lawsuits and just about everything else in between. Surprisingly, but appropriately, Apple is jumping into the mix to back up the network that is home to its iPhone …