Archive for the ‘Cellular’ Category

Samsung Instinct now available in Pink

  • January 14, 2009 9:45 am

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If you were eying the instinct but just couldn’t get over the black as coal exterior now you have another option, cotton candy pink.  Available immediately, the Pink Instinct will complement its darker brother in Sprint’s lineup and sell for $99 with a two year contract including a $100 mail-in rebate.  And all the ladies say….”woo woo!”

 

Source: Slash Phone

T-Mobile launching Blackberry 8900 sooner than you think.

  • January 13, 2009 2:28 pm

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If you’re a business customer that is!  The corporate scene will get dibs on the 8900 first on January 19th, while normal people will have to wait a few weeks until February 11th.  Sad, I know.  But least it’s coming, and coming on time!

 

Source: Boy Genius, Blackberry Cool *pic*

Telstra boasts of HTC Android packin’ phone coming…”Better AND more functional than Pre”

  • January 12, 2009 10:50 am

 

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Them sound like fightin’ words.  Telstra has taken the gloves off and is boasting of an up and coming HTC phone running Android with “HTC tweaks”  What tweaks?  We’ll have to wait as Telstra didn’t release that info.  Apparently the headset in question is “better and more functional than the Pre.”  I can definitely sense the humility there. /sarcasm.  Said handset supposedly will have a “huge” display, which in the current smartphone market is pretty much required.  We’ll have to wait until MWC next month in order to see what HTC, Telstra, and Android have in store for us!

 

Source: Engadget

China Mobile upgrading 3G network to the tune of US$8.6 billion.

  • January 12, 2009 10:29 am

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Chinese Mobile subscribers have reason to celebrate today as China Mobile announced that over the next 2 years they will be spending US$8.6 billion in order to add around 60,000 new towers covering 238 cities!  Currently CM has around 20,000 towers.  The Chinese government was reported saying that “the rollout would help stimulate the economy.”  Definitely a big upgrade!  Finally widespread and better 3G coverage for the people of China.  

 

Source: Mobile Burn

Palm’s App Store dubbed: “Palm Catalog”

  • January 11, 2009 12:05 pm

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The Palm App Store is apparently going to be dubbed “Palm Catalog” according to Palm’s Developer Network site.  The Pre’s webOS is based around HTML and java type code.  Palm has announced that they are going to be including various “libraries” into the SDK to allow very rich, graphical applications for the Pre.  If you are a Pre hopeful looking to get your game on, look elsewhere for now as the Pre “wasn’t designed with gaming in mind during the development cycle”.  Why you say?  Well look at Palm, they haven’t exactly been a “youth oriented” market.  Their market usually targets more middle aged businessmen, people who aren’t exactly the biggest gamers.  In other words, you won’t see a thousands of teens and twenty year olds standing in line to get the Pre.  Instead you will see guys in black suits and briefcases walking around staring down at their Pre.  Still, these serious people need some release.  I’m sure at least basic games will come to the Pre, however don’t expect Crash Bandicoot Racing to come to the Pre anytime soon.

 

Source: Engadget, Mobile Roar

AT&T’s iPhone tethering plan to cost only $10 now? (Rumor)

  • January 11, 2009 11:47 am

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It’s only been a little over a month that the iPhone tethering plans started flaring up again.  When they did, the rumored price was said to be $30!  Certainly not the best deal.  However, reports that have circulating in recent days puts the now adjusted price at only $10.  Why the change of heart?  Apparently, the less than stellar response from AT&T customers as they passionately voiced their displeasure on the internet.  If AT&T does in fact release an iPhone tethering plan at $10 instead of $30, you can pretty much bet that a lot more people will be willing to pay the extra $10.  Lets hope this rumor becomes reality!

 

Source: MacDailyNews

Verizon completes Alltel acquisition.

  • January 11, 2009 11:29 am

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Verizon has finally completed their merger with Alltel making them the largest (by subscriber base) carrier in the U.S. with 83.7 million customers.  The total dent in Verizon’s wallet comes in the form of $5.9 billion for Alltel’s equity, and $22 billion net of cash.  Over the next couple of months as the networks are integrated, Verizon is telling Alltel customers that nothing needs to be done on their end.  Alltel’s GSM will continue being served, and Alltel customers can call Verizon customers without it being deducted from their plan minutes.  

 

Source: Mobile Burn

The Palm Pre Touchstone…a.k.a: “The Puck”

  • January 10, 2009 10:30 am

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Engadget has been lucky enough to get an early hands on with Palm’s Touchstone wireless charger.  The Touchstone will be one of the first to be widely available to the general public.  This is definitely a really cool device. Palm did the right thing releasing this with the Pre.  Kudos to Palm.  Check out a few more pics below.  *Pictures are property of Engadget*

Source: Engadget

Blackberry 8900 coming to AT&T

  • January 9, 2009 12:34 pm

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While T-Mobile has been getting all of the Blackberry 8900 media attention lately, some AT&T hopefulls have been anxtiously waiting for any news to come out of Big Blue.  Fear not Berry lovers.  Boy Genius has snagged a picture of an 8900 dressed in AT&T garb ready to go.  For all of the Berry lovers who want the looks of the Bold but don’t need the battery life issues of 3G your time is coming.  So,  sit back and relax.  All is well in the world.