• 3G Tests Show AT&T Faster than Verizon
    Well, at least one company is bucking the let’s-bash-AT&T Inc.’s-3G-performance trend, sharing the results of comparison testing in seven major markets. And guess what? Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO loses out to AT&T's HSPA network, most significantly in ...More
    December 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Launches U-Verse/Smartphone Holiday Bundle
    Talk about your integrated marketing campaigns. AT&T Inc. is offering a $200 promo card for use toward a new smartphone ... if you sign up for its U-Verse fiber-based residential entertainment service. New smartphone customer, new home sub – now that’s a ...More
    December 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • Manly Droid Ads Take on Silly Female iPhone
    Are you girly? Do you have a “BFF?” Are you into fashion? Then maybe that namby-pamby iPhone’s for you. But if you’re manly (insert chest-beating here), a guy’s guy, with a garage full of power tools, then you’ll want to consider the ...More
    December 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • Palm Pre – What You Don’t Know But Wish You Did
    The Palm Pre was released with much fanfare in the U.S. last June, but since then, it’s begun to get lost in the shuffle. The iPhone 3G S came out a couple of weeks later and the Motorola Droid launched last month, taking the Pre off of the front burner.But the Pre ...More
    December 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • FCC Probes Verizon’s $350 Early Termination Fee
    Verizon Wireless has some explaining to do to Federal regulators. The FCC said in a letter that it would like to know why, exactly, the cellco has doubled its early termination fees (ETFs) for users with smartphones like Blackberries and the Motorola Droid. Regulators are ...More
    December 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Nokia to Chop Smartphone Portfolio in Half
    No. 1 handset maker Nokia is refocusing its smartphone strategy for 2010, and plans to chop the number of new offerings it has in half.Nokia, originator of the candy bar phone, has seen steady encroachment on its market-leading position from Apple Inc. and Research in ...More
    December 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • IDC: Apple Tablet a ‘No-Brainer,’ 4G Lackluster
    Research firm IDC has looked into its crystal ball for 2010, and says that the Apple tablet is a “no-brainer.” 4G however? Not so much, for now."We predict that Apple will finally introduce this new device family, which is more of an oversized iPod Touch (8 ...More
    December 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Samsung Brings Clearwire WiMAX Beyond the Dongle
    Finally, commercial 4G in the United States is moving beyond the laptop dongle, thanks to Samsung Telecommunications America. Samsung has announced the WiMAX-enabled Mondi mobile Internet device for the Clearwire Corp. network, initially launching in the Dallas/Ft. Worth ...More
    December 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • BlackBerry Prices Slashed for Bold, Curve
    Feeling the holiday spirit, Research In Motion has joined the price-slashing parade by cutting prices in half – after a mail-in rebate – for selected phones. They include the new and old versions of the Bold, as well as four versions of the BlackBerry Curve. ...More
    December 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Verizon Blows AT&T Away on Facebook
    It’s been a rough month for AT&T, which has been slammed in the airwaves by Verizon for its 3G coverage. Now comes word that Verizon is also slaughtering its archrival on Facebook.A new marketing campaign on the popular social networking site has helped Verizon ...More
    December 4, 2009 Posted in News