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  • Verizon and Hermandad Mexicana Nacional Sponsor Latino Scholarship

    Verizon has partnered with Hermandad Mexicana Nacional to contribute nearly $10,000 to the Latino Angelino Scholarship Fund. The scholarships are available to students of Latino decent and will be awarded based on financial need and academic achievement. The $1,000 scholarship is meant for high school graduates and community college students who plan to attend an accredited four-year… Read More

  • 3G iPhone Coming to Latin America this Month

    Latin America’s largest cell phone operator, America Movil, will launch the 3G iPhone in ten countries starting August 22. The popular handset will go on sale in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. America Movil operates in 16 countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and in the United States. It currently has over… Read More

  • Openmoko publishes handset schematics

    More on the open source mobile front, Openmoko announced that it will freely publish electrical schematics for its Neo 1973 and Neo FreeRunner mobile phones. Openmoko began its renegade opensource tactics when it first started shipping its Neo FreeRunner handset with a free, open source operating system and open applications on July 4th. The company said its initial supply has sold… Read More

  • Sprint caps data users

    Sprint has finally executed on its threat to cap EVDO wireless broadband usage at 5GB per month, (300 MB if roaming). Reports have been coming in from Sprint customers who are seeing a note attached to their bill saying that roaming caps will begin in 30 days. “Effective in 30 days, Sprint reserves the right to limit throughput speeds or amount of data transferred and to deny… Read More

  • AT&T thinks global

    AT&T has expanded its international wireless offerings. New traveling perks include: new international data discount plans; increased voice and data coverage; international data roaming coverage in 150 countries, up from 145; discounted data packages available in 67 countries, up from 41; international roaming coverage on 120 major cruise ships, up from 75; and global GPS navigation… Read More

  • T-Mobile shuts down phone traffickers

    More from T-Mobile USA, the carrier announced that it has obtained final judgments and two permanent injunctions against handset resellers, who’s practices it said “can be harmful and misleading to consumers.” Both cases were in Texas: one in Houston against Rafiq Wazir Ali, who also used the business name Fone Xchange, and the other in Dallas against ASPAC and its… Read More

  • T-Mobile's 3G now live in Vegas

    I can’t believe its really here! Yeah 3G! Well for T-Mobile at least, 3G is still news, the carrier announced availability of the ‘next-generation’ network in Las Vegas today, and confirmed plans to expand the service to at least 20 additional markets by the end of 2008. Even as the last carrier to roll out 3G, faster speeds are always a welcome addition to any market. Read More

  • India’s Airtel to launch 3G iPhone August 22

    India’s top mobile service provider will launch Apple’s 3G iPhone in India on August 22. Details at this time are sketchy and pricing details have not been revealed yet. Two other companies, Estonia’s EMT and the Czech Republic’s Telephonica O2, will also launch the popular handset in their respective countries. Airtel doesn’t have the exclusive right to sell… Read More

  • Aline Yu and Gregg Brown Join mSpot Team

    Mobile music and entertainment company mSpot announced today that it has hired Aline Yu and Gregg Brown to help mSpot market its music, ringtone, live radio and video products to a public hungry for mobile entertainment. Aline Yu has hired on as the VP of Marketing and Gregg Brown as Director of Product Marketing. Yu brings experience from two mobile businesses, Kodak Mobile and SkyGo. Read More

  • Everything you need to know about the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro for Sprint/Verizon

    <center With the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro finally on their way to the states for both Sprint and Verizon, its gettin’ tough to keep track of which carrier-specific model will have what. Which will have an accelerometer? Which packs more ram? Who the hell is Victor? Fortunately, PhoneArena‘s gone and done all the digging you need. It’s all summed up nicely on… Read More

  • Moto announces more reasons to ROK

    Motorola has expanded its ROKR line, introducing three new music-centric handsets including the candybar EM30, the EM28 clamshell and the EM25 slider with FM radio sharing capabilities. Steve Lalla, corporate vice president of Mass Market Products, said: “Following the path of our award-winning ROKR E8, the newest additions to our ROKR family make listening to and discovering new… Read More

  • Live NASCAR on MediaFLO

    ESPN and Qualcomm’s mobile TV unit MediaFLO USA have agreed to bring a series of live NASCAR events to a mobile phone near you. From August 5th to the 31th, subscribers to AT&T’s Mobile TV with FLO service and Verizon Wireless’s V CAST Mobile TV service will be able to catch live NASCAR coverage on ESPN’s mobile channel. Live races include the NASCAR Nationwide… Read More

  • HTC about to sell its millionth Touch Diamond

    HTC says it’ll sell over a million Touch Diamonds by the middle of this month…iPhone, who? Even though Apple sold a million iPhone 3Gs in just 3 days, HTC says its still gonna celebrate. Launched in June, the Touch Diamond is HTC’s latest touch-based smartphone, and an HTC representative told PC World that the Touch Diamond is HTC’s fastest selling handset ever. So far… Read More

  • Leaked photos of the Moto VE240, eh

    Photos have appeared of Motorola’s latest entry-level handset the VE240, rumors are its slated for release from no contract carriers MetroPCS and Cricket. Based on the photos (thanks Phonearena), we’re guessing the VE240 is a low-end, music-centered, candybar style handset. No news on the release date yet. But we’re guessing this isn’t part of the company’s… Read More

  • Matching your handset to your handbag

    More from ABI Research, following Dior’s recently introduced line of mobile phones, the firm predicts more high-end fashion houses are looking to mobile phones as the latest design frontier. ABI says mobile phones “take on a powerful symbolism” for brands as “personal items used frequently in public,” and representations of a user’s “social status… Read More

  • Mobile Linux to rule MIDs

    According to the latest report from ABI Research, Linux is set to be top dog in the mobile OS wars by 2013. The research firm predicts that Linux, led by Moblin, LiMo and Maemo, will be the OS for more than 50 million mobile Internet devices (MIDs) in five years. ABI calls the MID market the “first real example of a greenfield situation” in that its believes all mobile OSs will… Read More

  • Delta Air Lines Embraces Wi-Fi during Flights

    The U.S. company Delta Air Lines announced today that it will sell broadband wireless Internet access on its entire domestic mainline fleet. The service is expected to be up and running on all domestic flights by the middle of 2009. Wi-Fi will be offered to passengers flying throughout the continental United States. Aircell, an airborne communications provider, will install the network on… Read More

  • Updated iPhone Software Now Available

    Apple released iPhone software 2.0.1 yesterday, an update to the original software that comes with the iPhone 3G. Apple isn’t saying why the update is needed at this time, only that the new software fixes bugs that have troubled the mobile device. I suppose it is only natural to want to keep such problems as secret as long as possible, due to potentially bad publicity or security risks… Read More

  • Steve Jobs admits MobileMe is "not up to Apple's standards"

    Lambasted by bloggers around the globe for its laundry list of issues, MobileMe hasn’t had the best start. Turns out the critics aren’t alone in thinking it wasn’t ready for prime time. In an internal e-mail that was pretty much guaranteed to leak, Steve Jobs acknowledged that MobileMe was “not up to Apple’s standards” after a rushed and improperly… Read More

  • AT&T to Extend iPhone Exclusivity Contract in U.S.

    USA Today is reporting that AT&T has reached an agreement with Apple to extend AT&T’s exclusive rights to carry the iPhone in the United States. AT&T will remain the exclusive retailer of the iPhone through 2010. AT&T subsidizes the price of the iPhone to the tune of about $300, which keeps the handset’s retail price at $199. AT&T hopes to make up for the subsidy… Read More