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AT&T statement: software defect is the upload bottleneck, fix in the works

July 7th, 2010

AT&T has officially released a statement about why some users have been experiencing sub-par (and we do mean sub-par) upload speeds over the past several days. The statement reads: “AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent jointly identified a software defect — triggered under certain conditions – that impacted uplink performance for Laptop Connect and smartphone customers using 3G …

Apple announces iPhone 4

June 7th, 2010

“Now stop me if you’ve seen this.” And so Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4. Featuring stainless steel banding around the sides and a glass front, the iPhone 4’s “closest kin is a beautiful old camera.” It’s 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS at 9.3mm thick, which Apple claims makes it the smallest smartphone on …

iPhone available from Vodafone UK on January 14th

December 21st, 2009

Already available from O2, Orange and even Tesco Mobile, the UK’s third largest carrier, Vodafone, finally announced this morning that it will begin selling the ubiquitous Apple smartphone on January 14th. Vodafone subs will be able to snag either the iPhone 3G or the iPhone 3GS for free on all tariffs over £35 and £45 …

XPERIA X10 visits the FCC, gifts them with its operating manual

December 20th, 2009

Ordinarily, looking at FCC filings are about as fun as discussing the history of blotting paper, but we have a rare exception in the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10. While the standard fare external pictures offer nothing we haven’t already seen, the filing contains a wealth of teardown photos that are sure to please both phone …

Bell’s HSPA network to go live next month

October 5th, 2009

Canadians coast to coast rejoice, for next month Rogers’ HSPA monopoly will come crashing down at the hands of Bell as it officially launches its HSPA network overlay. Bell has been under increasing pressure to iron out any kinks in their upcoming HSPA roll-out as the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winters Games are fast approaching and …

Samsung announces OmniaPRO B7330, WinMo 6.5 upgrade plans

September 17th, 2009

In the run up to the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5, manufacturers and carriers are trying to tantalize fan bases with new and exciting products. Unfortunately there really hasn’t been anything we would deem “wow worthy” up to this point (announced officially, that is), though Samsung seems to think its short-term strategy is all that. …

Vobis Computer's HIGHSCREEN PP5420 has good specs, awful name

July 2nd, 2009

For the past two weeks, the Android scene has been all Hero this, Sense that but apparently there are a few other players in the Google game trying to make a name for themselves. Enter Vobis Computer’s HIGHSCREEN PP5420, the newest Android handset to hit the street complete with an IRS tax form sounding name. …

Rogers to finally release Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

June 18th, 2009

Rogers subscribers who happen to be fans of Windows Mobile will be pleased to learn that Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X1 is now shipping to retail outlets across Canada and will be available within the next few days. Finally. With a price tag of $249.99 on a 3-year contract with a voice and data plan of …

Is the Samsung Louvre really the Omnia Pro?

June 14th, 2009

Excited about the upcoming Samsung B7610 Louvre? Well wait just a tick, because we’ve got some interesting news to report. Yesterday Samsung slipped up and pictures of the Louvre were briefly published to its press gallery. Apparently Sammy referred to the Louvre as we know it as the Omnia Pro, a device that we have …