• Unboxing: Pantech C610 for AT&T

    Unboxing: Pantech C610 for AT&T

    Pantech’s C610 clamshell was announced today for AT&T and we were lucky enough to have one dropped off at the office. The C610 isn’t a bad looking phone to be honest and is well equipped. It can tap into the 3G network for downloading music, games and watching TV clips. It even gives directions with built-in GPS. Memory is expandable via microSD and also includes Bluetooth. Read More

  • Toughbooks get Gobi'd

    Toughbooks get Gobi'd


    There’s something to think of when you’re buying a Toughbook or similarly ruggedized computer. You’re taking these things, I can only assume, to places like the middle of the desert or into the crater of Mt. St. Helens; do you really think you’re going to get any wi-fi there? Probably not. And somehow I doubt that 3G dongle you brought with you is as rugged as the laptop. Read More

  • T-Mobile's 3G network live in Boston, Phoenix to follow

    T-Mobile's 3G network live in Boston, Phoenix to follow

    Good news, Boston. T-Mobile’s 3G network went live today, but we haven’t received anything “official” today. Anyway, Phoenix is scheduled to go live on Friday. That is all. via tmonews Read More

  • T-Mobile’s 3G turned on early in Philadelphia

    T-Mobile’s 3G turned on early in Philadelphia

    Know what I learned the last time I was in Philadelphia? Ben Franklin invented EVERYTHING. So it may be that Mr. Franklin is behind the surprise early launch of T-Mobile’s 3G service in his fair city. A post left yesterday on HowardForums details the adventures of one young man unexpectedly enjoying “800-1000kbps download and 200-300kbps upload” speeds. While some… Read More

  • Dell: "By the way, your Inspiron Mini secretly has 3G" (update: not)

    Dell: "By the way, your Inspiron Mini secretly has 3G" (update: not)


    People have found that their little Minispirons are sporting 3G capability that was unadvertised and is at the moment unsupported. I don’t know whether this is sketchy or cool. On the one hand, they’ve included a part in a computer that has no functionality and you have to assume that you’re paying for it. On the other hand, they didn’t BS the world and try to sell it… Read More

  • Straight from AT&T: We're working on reception problems, but it's your fault

    Straight from AT&T: We're working on reception problems, but it's your fault

    An internal source at AT&T discussed the problems fixed by the 2.0.2 update, explaining, in no uncomplicated terms, that the update controlled the UMTS power control in the phone. Each iPhone requires a small amount of power from the transmitter and that power is requested by the phone itself. If too many phones ask for too much power at once, the transmitter starts shutting down… Read More

  • T-Mobile 3G rollout dates revealed

    T-Mobile 3G rollout dates revealed

    With the Android-powered HTC Dream launching on their network sometime in the next few months, T-Mobile’s feelin’ the heat to get their 3G network as prepped as possible. Just a few weeks ago, a poster taped to someone’s wall told us that 3G would hit October 1st. While we had looked forward to hosting a big nationwide T-Mobile 3G countdown on September 30th, CellPhone Signal… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: Secret Agent Mang

    10 Days of CrunchGear: Secret Agent Mang

    We know why you need one of two Agent 18 iPhone 3G ClearShields: you dip your iPhone in bacon fat. Don’t worry. Intern Mosley does it too. It’s fine. Just don’t get any on your good coveralls. * Clear and durable plastic construction
    * Easy access to all connectors and touch screens
    * Unobstructed opening to camera lens for clear picture taking
    * Docks in… Read More

  • T-Mobile 3G now LIVE in Vegas

    T-Mobile 3G now LIVE in Vegas


    T-Mobile announced availability of its ‘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. Vegas joins NYC as T-Mobile’s only two 3G cities so far. For more on this exciting news, check out MobileCrunch photo credit, CNET. Read More

  • T-Mobile 3G launching in 27 markets on October 1st

    T-Mobile 3G launching in 27 markets on October 1st

    From TmoNews: “This poster, taped (poorly we might add) on the wall outside a meeting is our glass slipper, our unwavering proof of a date that will live in T-mobile infamy. Mark your calenders folks, October 1. Wake up, walk outside and breathe that 3G air.” “Hey Bob – we’ve finally set the date for when we’ll be launching 3G services in 27 launch markets. Read More

  • BlackBerry Bold release pushed back to September

    BlackBerry Bold release pushed back to September


    Interest in the BBB is at an all time low. BlackBerry News is reporting that the 3G BlackBerry from RIM is now being pushed back to September 1 or later. I’m not sure about you folks, but I’m over it. Read More

  • AT&T updates 3G coverage maps [Update]

    AT&T updates 3G coverage maps [Update]

    AT&T has updated its maps showing its 3G coverage areas. The ones from yesterday were apparently from March. For whatever reason, AT&T’s site is slow as grim death, so loading the new map may take you a while. Remember: AT&T is constantly expanding its 3G coverage, and says it’ll have the top 350 cellphone markets covered before the end of the year. [Update]: Hello… Read More

  • Are you in an AT&T 3G coverage area?

    Are you in an AT&T 3G coverage area?


    East coast is the best coast David Pogue mentioned in his review of That Device that AT&T’s 3G coverage here in the U.S. is still a little spotty. This handy map—the blue coloring shows where you’ll find 3G coverage—shows exactly where you’ll be able to use the high-speed network. Most big cities are covered, as you might expect. Those of you in Alaska… Read More

  • T-Mobile planning to celebrate 3G launch with Android handset?

    T-Mobile planning to celebrate 3G launch with Android handset?

    Rumor has it that T-Mobile USA plans to launch an Android handset as part of its nationwide 3G network launch, scheduled to happen sometime before the end of the year. Reports are circulating that the 3G launch is now scheduled for October 1st, and that the first Android handset will launch around the same time. Following the carrier’s launch of 3G service in New York City in May… Read More

  • T-Mo goes 3G on October 1

    T-Mo goes 3G on October 1


    You thought this was going to be about something else, right? Rumor has it that T-Mobile will launch 3G service – and 3G phones – on October 1st. They will be bringing the Sony Ericisson Bella as their first device and should be adding 3G to other phones over the year. Again, this is kind of unfounded and T-Mo hasn’t mentioned anything to CG about this but the carrier… Read More

  • Verizon halves EVDO overage charges, shows that the wireless data cartel cares about consumers

    Verizon halves EVDO overage charges, shows that the wireless data cartel cares about consumers

    EVDOinfo.com is reporting that Verizon has halved its per-megabyte overage fees for EVDO data and will set a cap of $250 per month in maximum fees for any three of a customer’s billing cycles. After that, subscribers will be subject to unlimited, non-capped overage charges. So if you go over your 5GB limit by one extra gigabyte, it could cost you $256. However, Verizon’s been… Read More

  • AT&T says the Samsung Omnia i900 will be out in the US in Q3

    AT&T says the Samsung Omnia i900 will be out in the US in Q3

    It’s been reported that the highly anticipated Omnia i900 will be out in the third quarter of 2008. You might remember this phone as being the one announced on June 9th — you know, the day that other phone was coming out. MobileCrunch got their hands on it last week and it looks pretty nice. The Omnia will run on Windows Mobile 6.1 and feature a 5 megapixel camera, 3.2″ WQVGA… Read More

  • BlackBerry Bold to launch in Canada before US?

    BlackBerry Bold to launch in Canada before US?


    Apparently Rogers of Canada will get the 3G BlackBerry in one week, June 25. I thought AT&T was getting the Bold in July? According to the BGR we may have to wait a bit longer for the Bold to hit stateside. AT&T corporate is still telling their Fortune 500 customers that the Bold will launch in “July/August”. I hope it’s not really August. It’s the one… Read More

  • Nokia E71, E66 on the real: Exchange, Gmail support and front-facing camera

    Nokia E71, E66 on the real: Exchange, Gmail support and front-facing camera

    One week after “some other phone” was finally revealed, Nokia today took the wraps off two phones that had been clogging the rumor mill for quite some time. Yes, the S60-based E71 and E66 are now officially real, and are officially for middle management types. Two words: Microsoft Exchange. Put those MBAs to good use! The E71, above, is available in both black and white, like… Read More

  • Microsoft says it doesn't fear iPhone 3G, won't release Zune phone

    Microsoft says it doesn't fear iPhone 3G, won't release Zune phone


    First person to understand and explain why I’m using this pic gets an invite to What.cd or Waffles.fm Don’t laugh, but Microsoft says that, as far as 3G phones are concerned, it’s got the iPhone 3G (and BlackBerry) beat. I said don’t laugh, silly! Yup, in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, the head of Microsoft’s entertainment and devices… Read More