Today T-Mobile got their fowl-mouthed CEO on stage and they hoped he would bring the heat. Though I’m not exactly sure if it constitutes bringing that aforementioned “heat,” but T-Mobile has officially announced when you might be able to officially get an iPhone on America’s 4th carrier. T-Mobile is betting you’d be willing to pay full-price for a little slab of Apple or at least … Continue reading It finally happened, the iPhone goes Magenta
There was no shortage of BlackBerry news around the Internet today. First we got word that RIM was no more, Verizon got dibs on the white Z10, and comes word that T-Mobile will also be carrying BB’s flagship device. There’s not much to report in terms of BB news itself, the general reaction to the Z10 has been pretty ‘meh’ across the board and sadly … Continue reading T-Mobile announces Blackberry Z10
Big news from the Magenta carrier, yesterday T-Mobile announced that it has signed a deal with Verizon wireless that would effectively bring additional 60 million people. Some of the more notable pieces of the agreement include opening up the 1900MHz band to T-Mobile customers and the deployment of LTE sometime next year. The additional spectrum will no doubt improve coverage for existing customers and a … Continue reading T-Mobile Signs Agreement with Verizon Wireless; Promises better coverage and LTE
According to AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Verga the upcoming 4G/LTE devices will be a lot better for your battery. Instead of using separate (and separately powered) radio chips for 4G and 3G, they will use a single chip that utilizes strictly LTE until you are out of range, then switch over to a 3G radio. He calls this technology “circuit switch fallback” and … Continue reading AT&T: LTE phones will sip, not chug, your battery.
It happens in only a moment. The stars have aligned, the music is right, and you lock eyes just in time to see the fireworks reflecting in her eyes. And that’s how you know, in that perfect moment between anticipation and bliss, this is your chance. Finally, after all this waiting for the circumstances to be just right, we might finally see…cell carrier neutrality*. It’s … Continue reading The Time Is (Almost) Right For Unlocked Smartphones In The U.S.
Somewhere, a Motorla XOOM owner weeps today. Samsung just gave us the heads up that their Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be launching on Verizon’s LTE network come July 28 in Metallic Gray or Glossy White flavors. The tablet also comes in 16GB or 32GB versions while packing Android 3.1 Gingerbread, a 1Ghz NVIDIA Tegra2 processor, 1080p out, and a 3MP rear-facing and 2MP front facing … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE available at Verizon Wireless on July 28
Welcome back to another roundup. We’re back on track so this roundup won’t be as long as yesterday’s. Today, AT&T takes 4G more seriously and unveils the first markets they will be rolling out LTE to. Microsoft discovers over 400,000 emails on the Rustok botnet server. B&N and Amazon bicker over battery life that is ultimately irrelevant because of the length of time being argued.
Microsoft will be launching a web based windows phone marketplace with ‘Mango’. Google will start offering options to encrypt your sync. French people do frenchy things and annoy me. Also we recorded another episode of the podcast early and tried something different this time. We think it went well and we’ll be trying even more experiments as time goes by, to make the Noisecast more enjoyable. You can give it a listen here. As usual, the roundup continues after the jump. Continue reading “Noisecast Roundup 5-25-2011: I’m tired of the French”
I’m sure the marketing execs over at AT&T are getting a little heat about their “4G” HSPA+, which is good. Putting the heat on a company usually produces better results. In turn, CTO John Donovan has released a little update regarding their LTE network rollout. The plan is to show some love to 5 major cities this summer (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Chicago and Atlanta … Continue reading AT&T Getting serious about 4G
Originally scheduled for April 28, Verizon’s LTE outage foiled those plans. Samsung just sent out their APB stating that the droid will in fact be on sale on Verizon’s website tomorrow for $299 with a two year contract. Of course, you will have to purchase the LTE data plan in order to use the phone, but such are the premiums for higher data speeds. Unfortunately … Continue reading Samsung Droid Charge finally arriving on Verizon tomorrow
Our friends over at Samsung just sent us the lowdown on their first 4G LTE Android smartphone, the Droid Charge (SCH-i520), bringing Verizon’s LTE Android count to two. Coming on April 28, it rocks a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front camera, a 1Ghz Hummingbird processor, and yummy LTE speeds. Unfortunately it’s coming with Froyo 2.2 but hopefully a Gingerbread upgrade is on the way (although our Samsung contact tells us “no information on a Gingerbread update at this time”). Furthermore, people who purchase the Droid Charge will get $25 Media Hub credit from http://www.samsung.com/DroidChargePromo to test out those LTE speeds with movie purchases or rentals. Pick it up on April 28 for $299 on a Verizon 2-year contract. We’ll see if we can get our grubby paws on a review unit! Full press release after the break. Continue reading “Samsung Droid Charge coming to Verizon April 28”
If WiMax isn’t your cup of tea but you really wanted RIM’s first tablet, the Blackberry PlayBook, then fear not as RIM announced today that it will be offering an LTE and an HSPA+ version of in the second half of 2011 to compliment the already announced WiFi and WiMax models. The 4G capabilities of each tablet are in addition to built in WiFi so … Continue reading MWC 2011: RIM PlayBook getting full 4G capabilities later this year
I had a bit of a revelation last week while rumors were circulating about a possible Verizon iPhone. It seemed like the entire Internet was abuzz with the speculation that the much adored iPhone would finally have a much adored Verizon network behind it. Admittedly, while I would never switch back to Verizon, I was curious to see where the big announcement would take us. Finally AT&T would have competition in the iPhone market and we’d be able to see if even the giant Verizon could stand up to the iPhone’s network demands. Continue reading “What’s wrong with us?”
Amidst all the seething excitement of a Verizon iPhone at today’s event, a question was asked and answered that was somewhat overlooked by the news that a Verizon iPhone is actually a reality. A reporter asked if “the CDMA iPhone exclusive to Verizon” in which Apple’s Tim Cook replied “It’s a multi-year, non exclusive deal.” Two things struck me as interesting with this, the first being that the reporter specifically stated CDMA iPhone and that Tim Cook replied that it was a non-exclusive deal, obviously pertaining to that CDMA iPhone. Does that mean we should expect a Sprint iPhone soon? Continue reading “Does this mean Sprint is getting the iPhone?”
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