Posts Tagged ‘GSM’
  • Nexus One pricing leaked! $530 without contract. $180 with 2-year T-Mo deal.
    by Mike
    Posted December 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    In the market for a new smartphone -- an Android smartphone in particular lacking any physical keyboard? If so, the Nexus One has no doubt been on your radar. "THE" Google/Android phone to have. We've seen the specs over and over as well as blurry video after blurry video with a few clear ones here and there meticulously detailing the hardware and Android 2.1. Awesome. We already know about all of that. The biggest question, the question of price, has so far been elusive -- until now. I...
  • Online iPhone purchases resume for NYC residents.
    by Mike
    Posted December 28th, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    Thankfully, *del*the fraud problems*/del* whatever caused AT&T; to stop online iPhone sales to NYC residents has been solved. Venturing over to AT&T;'s website and clicking the appropriate boxes will once again net you an iPhone no matter your zip code -- NYC residents included. Whether the "fraud problem" was actually eliminated or AT&T; fixed the imminent network problems in the area isn't known and probably never will be. At least hopeful New Yorkers can be at peace, let out a sigh of relief,...
  • Everybody panic: GSM algorithm cracked. This is not a repeat of 2008…2003….
    by Mike
    Posted December 28th, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    For the next few weeks be afraid, very afraid. Karsten Nohl, an encryption expert with PhD. in computer engineering from the University of Virginia has successfully cracked the algorithm that secures the billions of calls that populate the GSM airwaves around the world each and everyday. What does it mean? On the surface it shows that the GSM technology may be ready for another security update as listening in on wireless GSM calls just became a tad easier. As tempting as it is however, resist...
  • AT&T responds: No online NYC iPhone sales because of “fraud”. [Update]
    by Mike
    Posted December 28th, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    **Update: They're back...(see below) If there was ever a more obscure and BS answer, this would definitely take the cake for #1. It was only yesterday that we found out about AT&T;'s blacklisting of any NYC online shoppers from ordering iPhones. The most obvious (and likely reason) to those with even a small shred of common sense is AT&T; performing some damage control. With the holidays no easing and iPhone usage still skyrocketing (as is data usage) something had to be done to keep AT&T;'s NY...
  • Nearly two years after the fact — AT&T CS Rep: “New York is not ready for iPhone”. iPhone not available for sale online w/ NYC zipcodes.
    by Mike
    Posted December 27th, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    The ongoing spiraling in a downward direction that AT&T;'s image is continually traveling is both sad and entertaining. Could it be my sadistic side finding pleasure in an enemies misfortunes? Who knows. What I do know however is that reports from Consumerist this fine Sunday evening detailing a new revelation in the AT&T;/iPhone drama are quite alarming to say the least. Go to Apple's or AT&T;'s website and try and order an iPhone with any NYC zipcode -- it won't work. Now try any other maj...
  • 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...
  • Since 2007: AT&T Wireless network upgrade expenditures decreased each quarter yet wireless data revenue up 80%. WTF?!
    by Mike
    Posted December 17th, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    You know, every day that I'm not on AT&T; I pat myself on the back. How many times have we heard AT&T; PR fluff (most recently from CEO Ralph de la Vega himself) stating that AT&T; simply can't keep up with the massive data usage increases since the iPhone's launch? Charts circulated several weeks back showing the 5,000% increase in AT&T; data traffic clearly. A small shred of mercy may have been doled out but a select few. However, a new report published today by the AP in conjunction with a bl...
  • AT&T’s first foray into the wonderful world of Android an utter failure. Motorola Backflip/Enzo a piece of garbage with Yahoo experience.
    by Mike
    Posted December 16th, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    To AT&T; users who have been holding out for their day to claim Android and use the The Nation's Most Reliable Network, The Nation's Fastest Network, "Death Star" -- a gsm network that happens to reside inside of the U.S -- the Moto Backflip/Enzo is a slap in the face. AT&T; had to get into the Android game at some point. They'd be stupid not to. While many AT&T; hopeful were no doubt looking forward to some sweet high end uber Android device, I'm sorry to say that they won't find it here. Gr...
  • 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...
  • AT&T responds to “Operation Chokehold” shenanigans. Typical copy/paste response included.
    by Mike
    Posted December 15th, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    While Operation Chokehold may not be gaining the mass support the organizers would hope for, (so far fans on the Facebook Fan Page are only in the triple digits) it's nice to see that it's at least hitting home. AT&T; has responded tonight with the typical cookie cutter response your typical uneducated PR team is use to pumping out... We understand that is primarily a satirical forum, but there is nothing amusing about advocating that customers attempt to deliberately degrade se...
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