Wireless


  • Palm Pre Makes UK Debut
    The Palm Pre is here! Here, if you live in the U.K., that is.O2, the Pre’s exclusive carrier in Brtain, made the smartphone available to residents today. The 8GB device won’t set you back a dime if you sign up for a two-year services contract, running about $56 ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Wi-Fi Direct to Create P2P Blanket?
    Watch out, Bluetooth. The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced a new Wi-Fi specification called Wi-Fi Direct, which will enable Wi-Fi devices to communicate with each other on a peer-to-peer basis, within a radius of about 300 feet.In terms of peripherals, Wi-Fi Direct has a clear ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Lashes Out Against Google Voice. Again.
    The ongoing he-said, she-said exchange between Google Inc. and AT&T Inc. over the Google Voice application blocking calls to some rural exchanges added a chapter Wednesday night. AT&T has fired off a statement that the issue is about net neutrality. Period.Google ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Time Warner Cable Sets WiMAX Launch Date
    Time Warner Cable will launch its WiMAX mobile broadband offering on Dec. 1 as an MNVO on the Clearwire Corp. network.The 6mbps (downlink) service, branded as Road Runner Mobile, will initially be available in the Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, N.C., markets. Dallas ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Palm Pre: Not Just Good Smartphone, ‘Brilliant’ Product
    From the “where did this come from?” file comes this: The Palm Pre is not only a terrific smartphone, it’s one of the “10 Most Brilliant Products of 2009.”You read that right. Palm Pre has been named to the prestigious Popular Mechanics list ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • T-Mobile Gets Lucky: Most Sidekick Data Recovered
    T-Mobile USA caught a break in the Sidekick data vaporization debacle on Thursday, thanks to Microsoft Corp. being able to recover “most” of the information lost in a server meltdown over the weekend.Sidekick users were treated to the loss of their e-mails, text ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • BlackBerry Storm 2 Launched in Europe
    ”Storm”-chasers can finally rejoice. The BlackBerry Storm 2 has made its first official appearance, available for pre-sale in several European countries today, making this prediction more than a month ago almost spot-on.Vodafone is the initial ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T, Dell Embed 3G for SMBs
    The industry has been discussing the merits of embedded 3G and the resulting opportunity for more widespread adoption of mobile broadband for years, but major announcements of such initiatives have been few and far between. Into the breach comes AT&T Inc., which has ...More
    October 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Wal-Mart Enters Prepaid Market
    Seemingly dabbling in everything, discount giant Wal-Mart now plans to give prepaid providers a run for their money.The store has teamed with American Movil. The pair will sell unlimited voice and text for $45 per month, under the brand Straight Talk. If you don’t ...More
    October 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • First Look: BlackBerry Storm 2 ‘Exciting’
    The wild speculation continues as to when the BlackBerry Storm 2 will be available for sale, ranging from as early as this week to just before Thanksgiving. But some people are getting a chance to look at the new device and share their opinions.Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, ...More
    October 14, 2009 Posted in News