• CerevoCam: New camera automatically uploads pictures to social media sites

    I just came back from the CNET Japan Innovation Conference 2009 [JP] in Tokyo, where Cerevo, currently one of the most ambitious tech start-ups in Japan, showed its self-developed digital camera aimed at heavy social media users for the first time. The company has just seven employees (two of them are part-timers) but big plans: Cerevo intends to dramatically simplify the process of uploading… Read More

  • AT&T rolling out 3G netbook + home internet plans nationwide

    AT&T rolling out 3G netbook + home internet plans nationwide

    AT&T has announced that it’ll expand its subsidized netbook + home internet service packages that it’s been trying out in Atlanta and Philadelphia for the past few months. Starting sometime this summer, you’ll be able to package AT&T DSL with a 3G-enabled netbook from the likes of Acer, Dell, and HP for a (presumably) discounted monthly fee. Read More

  • AT&T-subsidized netbooks to be sold at Costco

    AT&T-subsidized netbooks to be sold at Costco

    Know where baby boomers buy their electronics? Know where baby boomers buy just about everything? It’s the same place — Costco! And we may soon see an influx of baby boomers carrying around 10.1-inch Aspire One netbooks with overpriced data service if Costco and AT&T have anything to say about it. Read More

  • Share your 3G connection over Wi-Fi with the LevelOne MobilSpot

    Share your 3G connection over Wi-Fi with the LevelOne MobilSpot

    It’s now a tad easier to share a 3G connection thanks to the LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless HotSpot. All the router requires is either a USB or Card Bus datacard and off it goes, sharing the EV-DO or HSDPA stream over Wi-Fi or out through Ethernet. It’s that easy, folks. LevelOne has also configured the router to work as a standard home router that’s compatible with… Read More

  • AT&T upgrading its network in anticipation of new iPhone

    AT&T upgrading its network in anticipation of new iPhone

    Looks like AT&T is working hard to upgrade its network in anticipation of the new iPhone. (Apparently it’s conventional wisdom that Apple will release a new iPhone this summer.) The primary benefit to you, the paying customer, is faster network speed—provided, of course, that you upgrade to the new iPhone. That’s how they get you. Read More

  • Hands-on: T-Mobile webConnect USB laptop stick

    Hands-on: T-Mobile webConnect USB laptop stick

    T-Mobile’s long awaited USB dongle is available starting today and we’ve had the pleasure of tinkering with the webConnect USB laptop stick for the day. T-Mobile hooked up with Huawei for their first foray into the mobile arena with a slim and stylish device. Considering how young and fertile T-Mobile’s 3G network, I was surprised by the speeds this little dongle could muster up. Read More

  • T-Mobile continues to expand its 3G network

    T-Mobile continues to expand its 3G network

    T-Mobile subscribers have been waiting patiently for the big magenta to roll out their 3G network and it finally happened last year. But, let’s be honest, it wasn’t as spectacular as we thought it would be. The only worthwhile device on the network is the G1 and that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. T-Mo plans to keep expanding its HDSPA network to more than 100 U.S. Read More

  • Cadillac jumping on the in-car mobile internet bandwagon at $29 per month

    Cadillac jumping on the in-car mobile internet bandwagon at $29 per month

    Back in August of last year, we caught wind that in-car wireless internet service from a company called Autonet would be an available feature on all 2009 Chrysler cars. Looks like it’s catching on, as starting next month the Cadillac CTS will offer the extra feature as well. Read More

  • On the subject of ridiculous wireless data pricing

    On the subject of ridiculous wireless data pricing

    That $99 Aspire One deal we covered late last year – Aspire One + two-year AT&T DataConnect plan – has both RadioShack and AT&T in hot water after a lady signed up for the deal and tallied up more than $5000 in overage charges within her first month. Read More

  • Sprint rolls out ‘Simply Everything Plan + Mobile Broadband’ for $149.99 per month

    Sprint rolls out ‘Simply Everything Plan + Mobile Broadband’ for $149.99 per month

    If you ask me (which you didn’t) there are few things more consumer-unfriendly than charging people for 3G data on their handsets and then charging them again for the privilege of connecting their handsets to a computer in order to use that same 3G data. Read More

  • Verizon offers $200 debit card to VAIO owners

    Verizon offers $200 debit card to VAIO owners

    If the $900 starting price of the Sony VAIO P seems a bit high to you, especially if you’d otherwise be shelling out an additional $60 per month for 3G data, Verizon’s looking to take a wee bit of the sting out of the bottom line with a $200 mail-in rebate debit card. Read More

  • Apple ditching DRM? 3G iTunes downloads?

    Apple ditching DRM? 3G iTunes downloads?

    Looks like the gods at Apple have been listening. People have long complained about Apple’s DRM protection on music available on iTunes and the inability to download songs to the iPhone over 3G (I mean come on). That might change tomorrow. Read More

  • China licensing Western 3G standards

    China licensing Western 3G standards

    Because of numerous delays, China has had trouble rolling out 3G on its TD-SCDMA cellular standard. Now they are allowing construction of CDMA 2000 and WCDMA networks, North American 3G and European/Asian 3G respectively. Read More

  • North Korea gets 3G network tomorrow

    North Korea gets 3G network tomorrow

    Wikipedia Good news for those of you in North Korea! (That must be, like, zero of you. I can’t imagine the North Koreans allowing our silly, subversive site to be easily readable.) You’ll have a 3G network up and running tomorrow, thanks to Egypt’s Orascom Telecom‘s $400 million investment. The network will initially cover Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, and… Read More

  • Nokia to ship 3G dongles early next year

    Nokia to ship 3G dongles early next year

    Nokia is planning on entering the growing market for connecting laptops to wireless networks, competing against Huawei Technologies, the current market leader. Nokia will begin shipping its first Internet stick early next year with the price yet to be disclosed. Nokia denied that the units would be branded “Donkles.” The global market for dongles is expected to grow by 30 percent to… Read More

  • Novatel intros ‘MiFi’ mobile broadband router

    Novatel intros ‘MiFi’ mobile broadband router

    Novatel might be on to something with its MiFi device. It’s basically a rechargeable, portable wireless router that ingests mobile data signals and spits them back out as standard Wi-Fi. The company is calling the technology an “Intelligent Mobile Hotspot,” in case you were longing for some industry jargon. The idea certainly isn’t new, but this version may very well be… Read More

  • HP's Mini 1000 now has 3G option – for a price

    HP's Mini 1000 now has 3G option – for a price

    Having an always-available connection seems like a great idea for an ultraportable netbook like the Mini 1000. And now you can have one — unfortunately, the rather hefty $200 premium takes the thing right out of a lot of people’s price ranges. Still, it’s better than just a 3G dongle, the sort of which I have never gotten working properly. You’ll be choosing between… Read More

  • China's i6 Goal Android phone uses Wi-Fi in lieu of 3G

    China's i6 Goal Android phone uses Wi-Fi in lieu of 3G

    This is the i6-Goal, an Android cellphone created by Chinese firm TechFaith Wireless and QIGI. Like all Android phones, it lets you browse the Web, watch dumb YouTube videos, send email, etc. Presumably it also makes and receives phone calls. There’s no 3G here (which is par for the course in China), with the Wi-Fi connection providing the speedy Internet connection. She also lacks a… Read More

  • Review: Griffin Clarifi iPhone 3G case

    Review: Griffin Clarifi iPhone 3G case

    I’m not the type of person who puts stuff in protective cases. I feel it’s like putting one of those leather bra things on the hood of your car; sure, it’ll protect the front of your car from rocks on the freeway, keeping it in perfect shape for when you sell it – but in the meantime, you’ve still got a funky looking leather bra thing on the hood of your… Read More

  • Tiny AT&T Quicksilver USB modem looks thumbdrive-y

    Tiny AT&T Quicksilver USB modem looks thumbdrive-y

    At first glance, you might mistake this doodad on the left for an ordinary, run-of-the-mill thumbdrive. Don’t be fooled! It’s a 3G modem from AT&T called the USBConnect Quicksilver. If you’re a weakling, you’ll love this thing because it weighs less than an ounce. Everyone, and I mean everyone, can lift one ounce, so less than one once should be a… Read More