Note: T-Mobile is throwing around the term 4G for their HSPA+ rollout but in reality HSPA+ is a 3G network technology even though it does provide 4G speeds. It appears 3G and 4G terminology is used more for marketing these days than actual technology being used.
T-Mobile has started announcing cities they have launched HSPA+ in and things are looking very good for users in those areas. As of today 30 million U.S. residents have access to their HSPA+ networks.
This includes people in the following areas:
- Upstate New York (Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse),
- Connecticut (Hartford, New Haven, Milford and Stamford)
- Providence, R.I.
- Philadelphia Read more
Our friends at mblware, the makers of BlackBook are looking for beta testers for a BlackBerry application. If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please head over to their website via the following link to signup.
The boys over at GIZMODO have leaked the first images of what seems to be the next generation iPhone. Some may question the authenticity of the story regarding how they’ve acquired such a top secret Apple product, but we’ll let that debate flourish elsewhere. I’m just interested in the phone itself, the new features, and to see how well Apple’s 4th revision of the iPhone will stand against the next wave of smartphone favorites. With recent reports of BlackBerry OS 6.0 emerging and the unmistakable momentum that Android is producing, the race for supremacy is going to be a tight one.
Just a short time ago Steve Jobs introduced the 4.0 OS to the world and explained the enhancements there. So what’s new with next generation iPhone? While some details may still be under wraps and left obscure, here’s what has been determined so far according to GIZMODO: Read more
Over the weekend our good friends over at Androidguys.com reported that Samsung’s Galaxy S (also referenced as the i9000) could be headed to T-Mobile as the T959. In more recent years T-Mobile has opted to go with model names such as the Memoir or Behold; however, the company definitely has a history and knack for indexing their devices using letters and numbers. From its announcement during CTIA we’ve all had our speculations and hopes. Since then, I’ve been in contact with some trusted sources in the industry from retail to engineering as well as following the rumor mill. While it may or may not be an exclusive deal, I believe that many signs point to the big pink “T”. Rumors are rumors, I’ll be the first to tell you how quickly things may change from what we hear between now and when the phone’s released. But with Sprint’s EVO 4G and AT&T and Verizon reserving or sharing exclusive rights to the iPhone 4G on the horizon, let’s face it; T-Mobile needs this. Let’s take a look at just a few of the details we’ve gathered so far and let you be the judge. Read more
As promised, we made sure to visit Powermat during CTIA to catch up with our friends during the show and see what they’ve brought to the table. To be perfectly honest, there really wasn’t anything new that impressed. Well, not to us anyway. We already saw their roadmap into the near future at CES back in January. The difference now is that we’ve been given the green light to share the knowledge with our loyal readers! What was taboo to speak of before is now fair game; complete with photos of our private tour!
If you missed our previous article which reviewed the Powermat product, it is essentially the premier wireless charging solution for all your favorite small electronics. Imagine the ability to simply rest your device on a mat and have it begin a charge and notify you when it is done; completely free of wires. This is what Powermat delivers. If you ever felt that Powermat was a one trick pony in the wireless race, boy, are you in for a treat! Read more
I have to admit, I am in love with this incredible piece of technology. Steve Jobs wasn’t lying when he said the iPad is magical; it truly is in my eyes.
The build quality of the iPad is solid. I’ve had my iPad for about 48 hours and when I first pulled it out of the box, it was at 96% battery and, 8 hours later of heavy use, it was down to only 52%. That sure lives up to my standards for mobile device battery life. Also, the inclusion of a rotation lock on the iPad is very convenient, especially for reading iBooks or browsing the web while lying on your side. This is something that’s been available to iPhone jailbreakers for a while, but was never made available in the iPhone OS until now.
The built-in speakers are very clear and have a good amount of bass for stock speakers. It’s not tinny at all; and a large departure from the iPhones speaker system. Apple has worked some acoustic wonders to pull this off on a device that is only half an inch thick. Read more
BlackBerry has been the proud sponsor of the Grammy winning Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. World Tour which began in Japan in September of 2009 and just recently hit its North American leg this past February. Like any other album they’ve released, they use their music as a way to reach people on a special level and deliver a message. Having released The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) in the wake of a recession last year, the general message was to just be able to let loose and have fun. The show reached the hometown of the Black Eyed Peas in Los Angeles, CA earlier this week and they had some special plans to make it a memorable one for their fans by including them in a small part of history.
Working with BlackBerry and other partners such as 3ality and AEG Network LIVE, The Black Eyed Peas pioneered a vision to deliver, for the first time in history, the broadcast of their live concert performance at Staples Center in 3D to viewers in theaters across the nation. Read more
Dan Frommer from Silicon Valley Insider published a story on Yahoo Finance today that sums up the feelings I have had about RIM. Dan’s article title is simple and to the point, “RIM is Screwed”.
The bottom line, RIM and the BlackBerry line is growing stagnant and it appears the co-CEO’s are oblivious to this gradual decline. A few highlights from the Silicon Alley Insiders article:
- The touchscreen BlackBerry Storm is a joke. RIM’s QWERTY, plastic-keyboard BlackBerries are still leading the company.
- RIM’s mobile software is garbage next to Apple’s, HTC’s Android implementations, and Palm’s webOS.
- RIM’s Web browser is a toy compared to the advanced browsers that ship on better platforms.
- And RIM’s BlackBerry App World — increasingly becoming part of the equation for Apple, Android, and others — is a ghost town. There are simply no must-have apps for the BlackBerry besides its “push” email system and the popular BlackBerry Messenger app. Those probably won’t be enough. Read more
Ask any attendee of CTIA 2010 who made the biggest announcement during the event and they’d be hard pressed to choose between Samsung and Sprint’s presence during the show. Both made some huge announcements and showed off industry standard setting devices. The entire show seemed to focus on mobile broadband and Sprint did well in announcing their HTC EVO 4G, but Samsung very much held their own unveiling its latest smartphone device; the Galaxy S.
During Samsung’s exclusive Unpacked event the Life On My Mobile team got to experience the incredible features of the Galaxy S and received a very practical and real-life demonstration on how the device can truly simplify your daily ventures. It was impressive to say the least. Read more