Posts Tagged ‘GPRS’
  • HTC HD2 video showing TMO branding all but confirms what we already knew…
    by Mike
    Posted December 22nd, 2009 at 5:35 am
    Regardless of your opinion on Windows Mobile, you have to admit that the HTC HD2 -- all 4.3" of it's glass faced frontal beauty -- is a drop dead gorgeous phone. Currently however, US citizens are left without any official channels to pick up a subsidized or even a US version of the device. That's all set to change in the not too distant future. A video (below) showing a new "2.0.1" ROM showcases among other things, a very familiar magenta boot image that goes "Stick Together" -- a TMO sl...
  • NTT DoCoMo begins 4G network upgrade.
    by Mike
    Posted December 17th, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    It's that time again. Time to look across the deep blue see to lands far away wishing upon a star that we were in that place. The place to wish ourselves to is Japan - the tech hub of the world. It is here where local carrier NTT DoCoMo has begun upgrading their current 3G network to an LTE based 4G network with plans to flip the switch by the end of 2010. Their goal is might speedy mind you as U.S. carriers aren't set to begin such upgrades until that same time. DoCoMo's approach is a smar...
  • The T-Mo 3G rollout continues…
    by Mike
    Posted December 16th, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    Grand Rapids (MI) residents: Do you feel something in the air? If so (and even if not) that new sense of "something newness" is due to the new 1700MHz band of 3G that is pulsating through your town's buildings, vegetation, and human bodies. Woot! There's nothing like the feeling of the wind in your hair and the blinding sense that 3G speeds bring to your mobile device. With each new city that is graced with T-Mo's 3G goodness I find myself curious as to real world speeds. We all know wh...
  • US gets first commercial HSPA+ network thanks to BendBroadband. [Update]
    by Mike
    Posted December 16th, 2009 at 6:44 am
    Here we are thinking that some big money making corporate machine such as AT&T; was going to launch the first HSPA+ network in the states. It takes money to put up and support all of the physical and digital mojo behind such a network which is why the obvious default to the countries largest GSM provider was a given -- or so we thought. Thanks to BendBroadband, a central Oregon cable company, the US does now in fact have the sweet, speedy waves of HSPA+ blanketing the fortunate few. Those luck...
  • Nokia N97 price cut in half. 3-year marriage commitment to Bell Canada needed…
    by Mike
    Posted December 7th, 2009 at 9:07 am
    For whatever reason, Nokia phones have failed to really catch on here in the states. I know we've all seen those junk freebie Nokia's that just about every carrier has, using them to inflate their bottom line. But the real meat is that of smartphones. Here in the states and even North America as a whole, Nokia smartphones are often left for those with deeper pockets than most thanks to a lack of carrier subsidizing. $5-$600 phones are simply too much for most end users to pay. Even the most...
  • Verizon’s latest response to AT&T lawsuit claims: Stuff it. You suck.
    by Mike
    Posted November 16th, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    Anyone thinking that either AT&T; or Verizon were going to roll over and let the other walk all over them in the courtroom has another thing coming. Neither side is backing down anytime soon as both have come forward with fightin' words. We all know that AT&T;'s latest claims has them bragging how "awesome" their EDGE network is when the "rare" extremely common occurrence of 3G-less AT&T; coverage presents itself. Verizon on the other hand comes out swinging pretty hard saying: AT&T; did not ...
  • Samsung Behold II costs $229?
    by Mike
    Posted November 13th, 2009 at 6:43 am
    If you're in the Market for an Android device, you've got quite the selection this holiday season. But if you're a bleeding edge nerd who wants the top of the line, you really only have a couple choices. Sprint's HTC Hero or Samsung Moment and Verizon's Droid Eris or DROID Droid are really the top models for the time being. But another option is coming quick in the form of the Samsung Behold II. This new device from Samsung will be the first Android device to feature Samsung's "TouchWiz" cus...
  • AT&T getting all suey just because Verizon called out AT&T’s crap network…
    by Mike
    Posted November 3rd, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    Perhaps you've seen Verizon's clever ads recently being run on TV. They feature a rather humorous play on words and AT&T;/Apple's "There's an app for that" into their own "There's a map for that". Looking at the pictures above, we can see the obvious comparison is between AT&T;'s 3G network and Verizon's 3G network. It's also no surprise that VZW wins hands down with AT&T;'s 3G suckiness falling way, way behind. Apparently AT&T; has a problem with getting called out and have brought on their tea...
  • Motorola Sholes coming to T-Mo USA?
    by Mike
    Posted November 2nd, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    So Big Red is like a disease to you and you can't fathom moving to Euro-land just to purchase and *fully* use a Euro-spec Droid Milestone? No worries dear reader as a screenshot showing a reported "dev only" section of a MotoBLUR site shows something very interesting indeed. See that circled bit of info? It points to a TMO edition of the Motorola Sholes -> Droid. If a GSM version exists outside of the country, it isn't hard to believe a GSM version would come state side. On one had it wou...
  • GSM HTC Hero with 850/1900MHz 3G coming to North America!
    by Mike
    Posted October 29th, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    I'll give you a minute to come down off of your certain gadget fueled high before I break some not so happy news.... .... ... .. . Ok, now that, that is out of your system Ill get on with it. The GSM HTC Hero w/ AT&T; specific 3G bands is coming to our continent. The bad part? It's going to our friends up north on Telus. Damn! Those lucky Canadians. Eh, it's not all bad. The biggest part of the battle -- getting the right operating frequencies -- is half over. Now you'll just need t...
  • Tmo 9700 decides to stay home a few more days. Not showing up until November 16th party.
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 7:59 am
    Products release dates getting pushed back are never fun at all. Starting with a sentence like that, you know that something now so smile inducing is following. Word is that the much lusted after T-Mobile BlackBerry 9700 decided to hold of it's coming out party until November 16th. You know T-Mobile better watch out. Starting a string of delays isn't fun for anyone and this delay in particular is starting to remind me of the delay after delay style launch AT&T;'s Bold suffered from. We can o...
  • Light show coming to T-Mobile via Sony Equinox
    by Mike
    Posted October 26th, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    While I generally try to avoid phones with overly gimmicky features or slogans, the Sony Equinox is rather neat little clamshell phone. Not a smartphone by any means, the Equinox sings a different tune. A tune of affordability and sophistication. Specs include a 2.2 inch QVGA internal display, GPS, Stereo Bluetooth, FM Radio, YouTube support, and a 3.2 mp shooter. Average sounding specs aside, the real marketing muscle behind this particular handset revolves around the way the external scree...
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