Posts tagged with: CDMA
  • by | December 14, 2011 3:51 AM

    Tis the season to be taking advantage of sales while they last. Amazon has just dropped the price of the very admired Motorola Droid RAZR from it's staggering $299.99 to just $169.99 after your typical 2-year contract. Sadly, as with just about every sale involving a cutting-edge smartphone, the price is only available for new customers. If you're an existing Verizon customer that's eligible for an upgrade, you'll have to bump that number to $229.99 if you want the phone. We're not sure how long that price tag will remain, so move quickly if you're on the market for the best Verizon Droid ...

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  • by | December 12, 2011 12:44 AM

    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not inside the world of Google's Android project. In today's show we start by talking about all the deals that Google is offering in the Android Market as part of their celebration for reaching 10 Billion downloads. We later go through the smartphone releases of the week, which include details on the LG Nitro HD and the T-Mobile launch of the White Samsung Galaxy S II. Going through all the leaks of the week we found more details on the Motorola Droid 4, the Sony Ericsson LT28at, the HTC Merge and more. This week's ...

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  • by | November 19, 2011 10:40 AM

    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not inside the world of Google's Android project. We begin today's show by talking about Google Music and the reason why you should give it a try. We later cover the approval by Motorola Stock Holders for the merger with Google and what this could mean for you as a customer. We later go through the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the first impressions on the device. In this week's rumors we go through the new Motorola Driod Xyboard line-up coming to Verizon, the HTC Quattro Quad-core tablet, and more. We ...

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  • by | November 10, 2011 10:33 PM

    We learned earlier this week about Verizon's intent to start offering double the data allowances on smartphone plans for users with LTE-capable handsets. At a conference yesterday, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo shed a little light onto why that decision was made, and it turns out it may be more about appeasing iPhone users than those with LTE phones. Basically, Verizon saw that if it wanted to keep providing the same level of service, with a growing number of iPhone users bringing their data needs to the network, it could either keep pouring money into expanding its 3G capabilities, or try and ...

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  • by | November 8, 2011 11:30 AM

    Last week, we heard about plans for Republic Wireless to start offering cellular service with a unique mix of traditional 3G connectivity and VoIP-over-WiFi. By letting WiFi handle most of the heavy lifting, Republic was supposed to be able to offer unlimited voice, data, and text for only $19 a month. It was an intriguing concept, but we were left with a few questions over how the service would work, and what sort of smartphone options would be available. Republic has since launched its "hybrid calling" offering; does it still seem like a good deal? We knew that it was likely you'd have ...

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  • by | November 7, 2011 12:39 AM

    Watch this week's Pocketnow iReview as we go through all that's Cool, and the Not So Cool inside the world of Apple's iOS devices. In today's show we begin by talking about iOS 5.0.1 beta and what's so good about it. And yeah, no iOS version is complete without a proper Jailbreak, so the next segment is all about the Dev-Team's progress with the semi-tethered Jailbreak for iOS 5. We later go through our week's coverage, which includes Adam Lein's comparison of Navigon between the iPhone and Windows Phone 7. We end the Cool section by talking about C Spire and how the iPhone is now becoming ...

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  • by | October 30, 2011 3:14 AM

    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not inside the world of Google's Android project. In today's show we go through details on how to pick up your Galaxy Nexus on Verizon as of November 10th and in the UK on November 17, and we later talk more about how Motorola plans to adopt Ice Cream Sandwich. We also go through the recent invitations HTC has sent out for a November 3rd event where we already have the phone that we assume will get announced. We continue with all the smartphone releases for the week, which include the Motorola Droid RAZR ...

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  • by | October 17, 2011 12:08 AM

    Watch this week's iReview as we go through all things Cool, and the Not So Cool inside the world of Apple's iOS devices. In today's show we go through the iPhone 4S pre-order and official launch results, which are so far another record for Apple, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. We also talk about the iOS 5 launch to the public and how it has performed so far. We already went hands-on with the iPhone 4S with Brandon's recent unboxing, so make sure you catch the links in the video to watch his first impressions. We later cover al the new iOS app releases after iOS 5 was released and we end the ...

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  • by | October 12, 2011 12:48 PM

    When Apple first released the Verizon CDMA iPhone 4, some guys taking a close look at the phone's components noticed that the chipset for the CDMA radio also technically supported GSM. While that model was stuck doing CDMA-only, the iPhone 4S fulfills on that dream of a dual-mode radio, enabling users who have a CDMA primary carrier to roam on GSM networks while abroad. That's the idea, anyway; how will it actually work out? First off, you'll obviously need a SIM, which you'll have to get from the GSM carrier whose network you wish to use. The only sticking point here is that the iPhone 4S ...

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  • by | October 8, 2011 2:45 AM

    The newly launched iPhone 4S went up on pre-order yesterday as promised and, even if there were some hick-ups with the system not working for everyone on the first try (nothing unusual), Apple seems to have sold out the initial amount of devices. If you go to the Apple store now and try to place an order, the phone will be shipped in 1-2 weeks. If you need an iPhone 4S pronto, instead of waiting 1-2 weeks for the online purchase to deliver you can try your luck at an Apple store on October 14. With the new Apple-phone, AT&T is proud to announce they had the best iPhone launch ever. The ...

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  • by | October 7, 2011 1:30 PM

    Boost Mobile announced last month that it would soon be offering its subscribers the chance to pick up Samsung's new Transform Ultra QWERTY slider. Now launch day is upon us, making the Transform Ultra the first Gingerbread Android to join the ranks at Boost. More than just the first Gingerbread, it's also arguably the most powerful smartphone on the carrier, with its 1GHz processor surpassing the Samsung Prevail's 800MHz. It's imagery capabilities are also a step-up from the Prevail; even though the Transform Ultra has a relatively low-res three-megapixel main camera, it beats the ...

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  • by | October 7, 2011 12:55 PM

    Up until the beginning of the month, we had known Samsung's Transform Ultra for Boost Mobile as the SPH-M930 QWERTY slider. That all changed thanks to a tipster, hooking us up with some pics of the phone and a few specs. What we didn't know at the time was when Boost would end up releasing the phone; now Boost has officially announced the Transform Ultra, revealing it will arrive on October 7. The specs we heard for the Transform Ultra are largely confirmed by Boost; the phone will have a 1GHz processor, main three-megapixel camera, and a VGA front-facer. There's no mention of internal ...

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  • by | October 7, 2011 11:09 AM

    A couple weeks ago, we looked into a report suggesting some of the ways Sprint might go about getting itself set up with an LTE network, as part of its transition away from WiMAX. We noted that we'd get the chance to learn more and confirm or deny all that information at a presentation the carrier was planning for discussing its network strategy. That event is currently underway, and so far Sprint has detailed its plans for LTE adoption. The goal is to get LTE running and ready to take on its first subscribers by mid-next-year. At the forefront of Sprint's strategy is not wasting any more ...

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  • by | October 5, 2011 7:00 PM

    We've been keeping tabs on Huawei's x886 smartphones as they made a few appearances this past summer. We saw it as both the M886 Glory and the U8860 Honor. The manufacturer finally made things official late last month, announcing the Android as the Honor. Now the phone is back, putting in an appearance at the FCC, and naming yet another variant, the C8860 destined for Cricket. If the name Huawei doesn't get you excited, maybe the prospect of a 1.4GHz single-core Gingerbread Android with a four-inch FWVGA screen – all available off-contract for around $300 – sounds a little more ...

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  • by | October 5, 2011 4:44 PM

    When we see an unknown phone model pop up on a benchmarking site, there's plenty we have to consider before getting excited about a new smartphone on the way. Could it be an internal development model, never meant to see the light of day? Is it just some punk kid submitting bogus data to mess with us? One particular LG model has been appearing on such lists for the past couple months, and now there's evidence making the handset seem very real indeed, as it gets its FCC certification. LG's LS831 is a Windows Phone handset; that much we know from its appearances in the database for WP Bench. ...

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