• Verizon Launches Its First Residential Quad-Play Bundle
    Verizon Communications Inc. is rolling out its first integrated quad-play bundle for its residential customers, blending wireless, TV, Internet and home phone services. They also throw in free access to some 14,000 Wi-Fi hot spots located in airports, cafes, retail stores ...More
    October 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Verizon Droid Looks to Take Down Apple iPhone
    Invasion of the droids? Verizon Wireless is making good on its previously announced decision to put a focus on Google Android-based smartphones with the aptly named Verizon Droid from Motorola Inc., due out by the end of the year. The carrier is clearly challenging the ...More
    October 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Clearwire No. 1 WiMAX Provider
    Clearwire Corp. is hanging onto its slot as the top BWA/WIMAX operator in terms of subscriber numbers, despite halting marketing activities to focus on its network build-out in the United States. That’s the word from research firm Maravedis. Generally speaking, the ...More
    October 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Back On?! Verizon Says It’s Getting the Palm Pre
    In what could be the most official announcement yet, Verizon Wireless says it will start selling the Palm Pre early next year. The company made the statement on its Twitter feed Friday.Just last month, it was reported that a Palm rep said the company never wanted Verizon as ...More
    October 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • 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