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Sprint officially announces ZTE Peel iPod touch case

November 10th, 2010

Today, via a press release, Sprint officially announced its ZTE Peel iPod touch mobile-hotspot case. The iPod accessory, which will be available November 14th, will retail for $79.99 and will fit second and third generation iPod touch devices. Sprint will offer a $30, month-to-month hotspot plan for the Peel that will include a 1GB data …

ZTE Peel hitting Sprint November 14th; $30/month, no contract?

November 5th, 2010

We’ve just heard from a Sprint source that the ZTE Peel — the iPod touch case designed to bring cellular data to your otherwise non-cellular device — will go on sale November 14th. We don’t have any details on how much the actual device will sell for, but we do know Sprint plans on charging …

Verizon announces Fivespot global, mobile hotspot

October 4th, 2010

Today, Verizon Wireless announced the availability of the ZTE Fivespot global hotspot. The internationally-compliant mobile hotspot will support the following frequencies: CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A/Rev. 0: 800/1900 MHz, WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA: 850/1900/2100 MHz, and GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. The device will be available starting on October 7 for $99.99 with a 2-year service contract (after a $100 mail-in rebate).Available domestic and international data plans offered will be …

Verizon Wireless launches ZTE Salute

August 20th, 2010

Yesterday, Verizon Wireless launched its first handset from manufacturer ZTE, the Salute. The Salute is a candybar shaped vertical slider-phone with a 2.4-inch scree, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and is VZ Navigator capable. The feature phone will retail for $19.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. Let’s just hope ZTE doesn’t venture into the high-end phone market …

ZTE Peel for the iPod Touch passes through the FCC on its way to Sprint

July 28th, 2010

The ZTE Peel 3200, a Sprint-branded sleeve with mobile hotspot functionality and EV-DO connectivity, was spotted at the FCC. The curious device sports a sleeve-style form factor that appears to be ideally suited for the iPod Touch. Details are sparse on the device but it is clearly a mobile hotspot with integrated GPS and support for …

Nokia to sell wireless modem business to Japanese company Renesas

July 7th, 2010

The NYT reports that Nokia plans to sell its wireless modem business to Japanese company Renesas for $200 million. The NYT cites falling prices (the average cost of a modem is down to 30€ from 120€) and competition from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. In an official statement, Nokia wrote: “The planned transfer of Nokia’s …

HTC drops its bid for Palm as Lenovo emerges as front-runner

April 23rd, 2010

According to a report from Reuters, HTC has dropped the idea of acquiring Palm after a close examining the ailing company’s books. Reuters quoted an unnamed source in Taiwan who was involved in the dead deal as saying “there just weren’t enough synergies to take the deal forward.” This means HTC has joined a growing list …

Verizon announces the ZTE AD3700 mobile broadband USB modem

August 13th, 2009

Time to get your world traveling on, Verizon Wireless subscribers. Big Red has just announced the latest addition to its global roaming-ready mobile broadband lineup and as long as you can handle the rather loud choice of coloring, it’s not a bad option at all. The ZTE AD3700 USB modem packs just about every type …