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Droid 3 Packs qHD Display And 8MP Camera

The Droid 3 is a follow-up to the Droid and Droid 2, and sports the same sideways slider design of its predecessors. The Droid 3 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and includes a 4-inch qHD display and an 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash, and full 1080p HD video capture. The Droid 3... - read more

Verizon Now Offers Data Alerts for Smartphone Users

Verizon Wireless today added a new feature to its account management tool that sends alerts to customers regarding their monthly data usage. Starting today, smartphone users will receive text message alerts when they reach 50%, 75%, 90%, 100%, and 110% of their monthly data allowance.... - read more

Boost Kicks Off $5 Promotional Rate for Calls to Mexico

Sprint's Boost Mobile service today announced a limited promotion that will allow its customers to place unlimited calls to landlines in Mexico for $5 per month. The option must be added to a monthly unlimited plan, which start at $50. The International Connect plan also includes unlimited... - read more

Verizon's Tiered Data Goes Into Effect July 7

Verizon Wireless has confirmed to Fierce Wireless that it will introduce tiered data plans starting on July 7. The company has indicated at regular intervals this year that unlimited data plans would no longer be available, but it hadn't specified a date. The tiered data plans will cost $10... - read more

AT&T Updates Its Facebook Status to Intro HTC Status

AT&T today announced via its Facebook page that it will offer a re-branded version of the HTC ChaCha, to be called the Status, later this summer for an undisclosed price. The single most interesting feature of the Status is that it has a "Facebook button" and customized software that... - read more

HTC myTouch 4G Slide Boasts 8 Megapixel Camera with Burst Shot and HDR

T-Mobile and HTC today announced the myTouch 4G Slide, a new Android device that features an 8 megapixel camera with an array of sophisticated capabilities. Aside from auto-focus and dual LED flash, the myTouch 4G Slide's camera includes zero shutter lag for immediate image capture, Sweep... - read more

Verizon Confirms Tiered Data Plans to Start in July

Verizon Wireless today confirmed that it will cease offering unlimited data plans starting next month. "We will move to a more usage based model in July," said Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney in an email sent to AllThingsD. "We’ll share more later." Verizon has mentioned several... - read more

T-Mobile Offers Daily Deals App for Android

T-Mobile has made a new application available to its Android handsets that provides users with access to daily deals and other money-saving offers. The application, called More For Me, uses LivingSocial to provide the daily deals. The app is free to use. T-Mobile also said that it plans to... - read more

Samsung Offers a Peek at the Dart for T-Mobile

Samsung has published some details about the SGH-T499 Dart for T-Mobile. The Dart is an Android 2.2 Froyo bar-style handset that has a 3.14-inch touch display, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. The Dart also includes a 3 megapixel camera with video capture, but it lacks a flash. It supports... - read more

Motorola Triumph Coming to Virgin Mobile

At an event in New York City today, Motorla announced the Triumph, an Android phone for Virgin Mobile. The phone sports a very square shape and unusually high-end features for Virgin. Those features include a 1 GHz processor, large 4.1-inch display, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera,... - read more

Apple Details iOS 5 Features for iPhone

During the keynote address at its WorldWide Developer's Conference, Apple today provided details about what iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users can expect to see in iOS 5. Apple called it a major new release, with 200 new features and 1,500 new APIs for developers. A significant change to iOS... - read more

Apple Unveils iCloud for iPhone

During the keynote address at its WorldWide Developer's conference, Apple today provided details about what iPhone users can expect to see in its new iCloud service. iCloud is a completely re-written version of Apple's MobileMe concept and it works across all iOS devices. All content on a... - read more

T-Mobile Announces HTC Sensation 4G Availability

T-Mobile announced today via its Facebook page that the HTC Sensation will become available by June 15, with early availability at WalMart by June 12. Pricing wasn't announced. The Sensation 4G was introduced by HTC earlier this year and has a dual-core SnapDragon processor at 1.2GHz; a... - read more

AT&T Names First Five LTE Launch Cities

AT&T today announced that Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio will be the first markets to have access to its forthcoming Long Term Evolution network later this summer. AT&T said it will add 10 more markets to its LTE footprint by the end of the year, but it didn't... - read more

AT&T Confirms HTC HD7S for June 5

AT&T has announced that it will offer the Windows Phone 7-based HTC HD7S starting June 5. The HD7S is nearly identical to the HD7, but upgrades to a Super LCD 4.3-inch touch display. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Retools Its Plans

T-Mobile has rolled out a number of changes to its post-paid and pre-paid rate plans. Customers of T-Mobile's post-paid service, for example, can choose plans with unlimited talk and text that include either 200MB, 2GB, 5GB, or 10GB of data for $69.99, $79.99, $89.99, or $119.99 per month,... - read more

T-Mobile Ratchets Up to 42Mbps in 55 Markets

T-Mobile USA today announced a significant expansion of its 42Mbps HSPA+ network footprint to a total of 55 markets. A handful of the new markets includes: Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Detroit, Mich.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; New Orleans,... - read more

Verizon Planning to Use Wi-Fi to Supplement 3G, 4G

Speaking at the TIA conference this week, Verizon Communications CTO Tony Melone said that the company hopes to offload some data traffic from its cellular data networks to W-Fi. Melone said that Verizon is hoping to get users to transition from cellular data services to Wi-Fi data when in... - read more

Verizon's LTE Goes Live in 9 Markets Today

Verizon Wireless announced that its Long Term Evolution 4G network is now live in nine new markets, including Mobile and Montgomery Ala.; Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.; Gainesville, Pensacola and Tallahassee, Fla.; Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.; and Bryan-College Station and... - read more

HTC Trophy Announced as Verizon's First WP7 Device

Verizon Wireless today announced the HTC Trophy, its first Windows Phone 7 device. The Trophy will ship with the "NoDo" WP7 update installed, which is the latest version of the operating system available. It includes cut-and-paste and better Marketplace search. Features of the Trophy include... - read more

Verizon to Introduce Tiered and Family Data Plans

Verizon Wireless Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo told Reuters that the company plans to eliminate unlimited data plans for smartphones by this summer, substituting tiered data plans in their place. Verizon has mentioned in the past that it would take this step, though Shammo didn't... - read more

Verizon Officially Announces Motorola Droid X2

Verizon Wireless today announced the Motorola Droid X2, a sequel to last year's hit phone that steps its 4.3-inch display up to qHD (540 x 960) resolution and adds a dual-core 1GHz processor engine under the hood. The Droid X2 sticks with 3G cellular technology but includes support for... - read more

Virgin Mobile Resurrects $20 Data Plan

Virgin Mobile USA today announced an addition to its roster of Broadband2Go plans. Starting today, it will once again offer a $20 monthly plan that provides up to 500MB of data. This plan joins the existing $10 plan, which provides 100MB for 10 days, and the $50 plan, which provides 2.5GB... - read more

AT&T Finally Allows Off-Market Apps on Android Phones

AT&T has confirmed that, starting with the Samsung Infuse 4G, its Android devices will be able to load off-market applications. Historically, AT&T has blocked this feature, citing security concerns. AT&T indicated earlier this year that it would be making a change to that policy,... - read more

Verizon Announces Significant LTE Expansion for May 19

Verizon Wireless today announced that a wide number of markets will have access to its Long Term Evolution 4G network starting May 19. Some of the markets include: Mobile and Montgomery, Ala.; Denver, Colo.; Gainesville, Pensacola, and Tallahassee, Fla; Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.; and a... - read more

AT&T to Roll Out Consumer Security Services in 2012

AT&T executive John Stankey today revealed that the company plans to introduce security services for its consumer customers starting in 2012. AT&T already offers security services for its business customers, but with the rising adoption of smartphones, AT&T says more attacks on... - read more

Wi-Fi Calling Now Free from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has quietly begun offering Wi-Fi calls for free from properly equipped phones. T-Mobile has marketed a number of different Wi-Fi calling products before. This latest iteration allows users to add the free Wi-Fi calling feature to their monthly rate plan. They'll then be able to... - read more

Motorola Kicks Out Three New Phones for Boost

Boost Mobile and Motorola today announced the addition of three handsets to Boost's roster of devices. Clutch + i475: This sequel to the Clutch is a bar-style QWERTY phone for Boost's iDEN network. It supports Boost's PTT services and boasts Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, 2.5mm headset jack,... - read more

AT&T Version of Venue Pro Available from Dell

Dell recently began offering a variant of its Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 smartphone with support for AT&T's 3G bands. The FCC approved the AT&T variant back in December, though until now, the Venue Pro has only been available with support for T-Mobile's 3G network. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Reveals Upcoming Smartphone Plans

According to PCMag, AT&T senior vice president of mobile devices, Jeff Bradley, said that the company plans to bring more Android and Windows Phone 7 devices to market in the coming months. First up will be a ruggedized Pantech slider that has a touch screen and keyboard. Bradley noted... - read more

Samsung Announces Infuse 4G for AT&T

At an event in New York City today, AT&T and Samsung unveiled the Infuse 4G. The Infuse 4G has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and measures 8.99mm thick. It has a 1.2GHz processor under the hood and will ship with Android 2.2 Froyo. The main camera rates 8 megapixels and can capture... - read more

T-Mobile Lights Up More HSPA+ Markets

T-Mobile today announced via its official Twitter account that the markets of Ft. Myers, Fla,; Pueblo, Colo.; and Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pa. have been upgraded to HSPA+ at 21Mbps. T-Mobile said 170 markets now have access to HSPA+. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Fine-Tunes Parental Controls

AT&T today announced some new features for its AT&T Smart Limits for Wireless product. The additional capabilities let parents to block up to 30 numbers (increased from 15), which blocks calls and text messages to/from select people/lines. The revised service now also lets parents... - read more

T-Mobile Commits to BlackBerry Bold 9900 with HSPA+

T-Mobile USA today confirmed that it will offer the BlackBerry Bold 9900 when it becomes available later this summer. The Bold 9900 will be able to access T-Mobile's HSPA+ network at 14.4Mbps. T-Mobile is upgrading its network to 21Mbps and 42Mbps in some markets. Source: Phonescoop - read more

HTC Droid Incredible 2

Verizon Wireless today announced that the HTC Droid Incredible 2 will be available Thursday, April 28. Droid Incredible 2 shares many features with the Incredible S, announced earlier this year. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense, and has the latest generation 1GHz SnapDragon processor... - read more

Details for Verizon Unleashed Emerge

Verizon Wireless has published information on its web site about an unannounced service offering called Unleashed. Based on Verizon's site, Unleashed is a new pre-paid service that offers unlimited talk, text, and web for $50 per month. Daily rates are available, too. For $1.99 per day,... - read more

White Apple iPhone 4 Hits Stores April 28

Apple today announced that the white version of the iPhone 4 will be available starting Thursday, April 28. Source: Phonescoop - read more

HTC Thunderbolt Wireless Charger Priced by Verizon

Verizon Wireless recently published some information (since pulled) about the wireless inductive battery cover for the HTC Thunderbolt. The battery cover, which is Qi certified, will allow the Thunderbolt to charge via magnetic induction. LG recently announced a Qi-certified magnetic... - read more

Apple Releases iOS 4.3.2 to iPhone

Apple today released iOS 4.3.2 to the iPhone (GSM only), iPad and iPod Touch. Apple notes that the system update mainly fixes bugs related to FaceTime and Wi-Fi, in addition to patching some security holes. Apple released iOS 4.2.7 for the CDMA iPhone 4. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Intros Even More Unlimited for $80

T-Mobile today announced a new Even More plan that includes unlimited voice minutes, unlimited messages, and unlimited data for $79.99 per month. The plan won't charge overage fees, but data is soft-capped at 2GB per month. Users who exceed 2GB will see their mobile broadband speeds... - read more

Apple Confirms White iPhone Arriving Soon

The Wall Street Journal today reports that Apple has confirmed that the white version of the iPhone 4 will be shipping soon. An unnamed Apple spokesperson indicated to the Journal that the problems it had manufacturing the white iPhone have been solved, and it is on track to ship this... - read more

AT&T Revises GoPhone Data Packages

In conjunction with the release of the LG Thrive Android smartphone, AT&T rolled out new data plan options for its GoPhone pre-paid service. It has a new offering of 500MB for $25 month. It has also boosted the allotment for its other data plans, offering 10MB for $5 per month and 100MB... - read more

Boost Kicks Off New International Voice/Text Options

Boost Mobile today announced two new options for those needing international calling/texting services. The $5 International Connect plan provides Boost customers with unlimited calling to landlines in 150+ cities in Mexico; unlimited calling to Canada; and unlimited international text... - read more

AT&T Drops Messaging Plan Requirement for QMDs

AT&T no longer requires those who purchase Quick Messaging Devices (QMDs) to also purchase an unlimited messaging plan. When checking out via AT&T's online store, AT&T notes, "To ensure the best possible experience with your QMD, AT&T recommends adding a Messaging Unlimited... - read more

Verizon Wireless to Eliminate One-Year Contracts

Verizon Wireless has confirmed that it plans to cease offering one-year contracts to new customers. One-year contracts will no longer be available starting on Sunday, April 17. A Verizon Wireless spokesperson explained via email, "Keep in mind, a majority of our customers select a two-year... - read more

T-Mobile Sets Date and Price for G2x Launch

T-Mobile indicated today via its official Twitter account that the LG G2x will be available online starting April 15 and in stores April 20. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T offers a Mobile Protection Pack bundle for the accident-prone user

AT&T is now offering the Mobile Protection Pack, which bundles their mobile location service, mobile insurance, and enhanced support. The plan costs $9.99/month per each line of service. This is a significant savings over purchasing the services separately. The Enhanced Support is available... - read more

T-Mobile's Rocket 3.0 USB modem shows 25Mbps download speeds

At CTIA, the crew from Laptop Magazine decided to put T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 network to the test. With the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 USB modem, they achieved impressive download speeds of 42Mbps, and upload speeds of 2.7Mbps. T-Mobile reports that the HSPA+ 42 coverage will expand to Chicago, Long... - read more

Speed tests show Verizon's LTE faster than Sprint's WiMAX

Who has the fastest 4G service between Verizon and Sprint? On Friday, BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk announced the results of 1,000 speed tests conducted between a Verizon HTC ThunderBolt and a Sprint EVO 4G. According to the results, Big Red's LTE service is faster and more consistent than the... - read more

38 years have passed since the first cell phone call

Yesterday, 38 years passed since Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola placed the first phone call on a cell phone while taking a stroll on the streets of New York City in the distant April 3rd of 1973. Cooper made a dazzling demonstration by calling none other than rival Dr. Engel, research chief of... - read more