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  • Circuit City pawns getting Microsoft-powered Tablet PCs

    Circuit City pawns getting Microsoft-powered Tablet PCs

    There was a time that a salesman actually needed to have enough skill, or knowledge, to sell a product — not both though. Circuit City got away from salesman way back in 2003, and now they are further enhancing their minions with some tablet PCs. EDGE, which creatively stands for Enhanced Digital Guide Experience, was created with customer in mind, but to be used by the associates on Windows… Read More

  • The behind-the-scenes story of Xbox Live

    The behind-the-scenes story of Xbox Live

    You gamers should know how great Xbox Live can be, but do you know how the service came about, or what Microsoft’s plans for it in the future are? (You may also know how incompetent many XBL players are—playing Team Fortress 2, it never ceases to amaze me that on my team of eight players, six were engineers, one was a useless dunce, and I was the only scout trying to get the briefcase. Read More

  • On July 7 the Motorola Rokr E8 music phone could be yours

    On July 7 the Motorola Rokr E8 music phone could be yours

    The cellphone companies (other than Apple; it’s perfect in every way imaginable) are still trying their hardest to make a decent MP3-playing cellphone. T-Mobile latest attempt is the Motorola Rokr E8, which will be available on July 7, the same date that Real Madrid want to announce the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo. The phone, which debuted at January’s CES, appears to be more… 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 touch… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: The most in-depth MGS 4 feature you'll ever read

    CrunchArcade: The most in-depth MGS 4 feature you'll ever read

    Edge, the expensive yet professionally unmatched British gaming mag, calls Metal Gear Solid 4 “a bang of a finale, not a whimper.” High praise that should put to end any “but will the game be good?” speculation. Like last month’s expansive GTA IV preview (which I bought at Barnes and Noble last week, along with that 2600), Edge devotes several thousand carefully… Read More

  • Nokia Siemens doubles speed of EDGE

    Nokia Siemens doubles speed of EDGE

    This morning Nokia Siemens announced that they’ve doubled the speed of EDGE to 592Kbps via a Dual Carrier EDGE software solution. Existing GSM/EDGE networks will likely benefit from this in Q3 such as T-Mobile unless the government unshackles their 3G network before then. iPhone v1.0 owners will also benefit. Nokia will continue to boost speeds with EGPRS 2, which is said to offer 1.2Mbps… Read More

  • EDGE network down in Pittsburgh?

    EDGE network down in Pittsburgh?

    A reader just sent in a tip that EDGE service might be down in the Pittsburgh area. It appears, at least on my iPhone, that EDGE is down in the Pittsburgh area. Anyone else say anything about this? How ’bout it? Is anyone else having EDGE trouble in and around Pittsburgh? For what it’s worth, I’m definitely having EDGE trouble here in Boston but that’s mostly because I… Read More

  • AT&T's EDGE network still down? [Update]

    Just a quick perusal of the forums tells me that AT&T’s EDGE service is still down affecting BlackBerry and iPhone users. Can anyone in the crowd confirm or deny? [Update]: According to our AT&T rep, it appears that things are back up and running. We’ll keep you posted if anything else happens. Read More

  • Edge's Top 100 Games: The Top 10 Was More Believable

    Edge's Top 100 Games: The Top 10 Was More Believable

    I tried to find this month’s Edge magazine in my local Barnes & Noble, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Of course, I was looking for it to read the rest of its top 100 games of all time list, but at least the Guardian did all the heavy lifting for me. We already know the top 10, so here are the other 90. Yes, these lists are useless and are designed just to draw eyeballs, but… Read More

  • Zelda: Ocarina of Time Named "Best Game of All Time" By Edge Magazine

    Zelda: Ocarina of Time Named "Best Game of All Time" By Edge Magazine

    Edge magazine has named The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time the best game of all time. Yes, everyone hates these so-called “best” lists and many of them are created just as Digg bait nowadays, but Edge magazine, in my opinion, isn’t your typical video game magazine. It doesn’t use words like “awesome” or “super-de-dooper” to describe and review… Read More

 
  • AT&T Speedier Because of Something That Starts With i?

    AT&T Speedier Because of Something That Starts With i?

    Late last night some AT&T geeks started benchmarking their network speed. Suddenly, after months of sub-standard EDGE speeds, they noticed 200+kbps during most trials, suggesting that someone out there has been tweaking things to make iPhone browsing a little less like pulling teeth. Read More

  • EDGE Network Could Cost Apple Tens of Customers

    EDGE Network Could Cost Apple Tens of Customers

    A couple of things that make people nervous about the iPhone: no mechanical keyboard and AT&T/Cingular’s EDGE network. If anybody’s poised to perfect the whole touchscreen keyboard thing, it’s probably Apple. Nokia almost got it with the 770/N800 but for people with gargantuan thumbs, “tapping” ASDF in one fell swoop is about as fun as riding a bike with no seat. Read More

  • Legacy Mobile Switching Vendors Will Remain Vibrant

    Legacy Mobile Switching Vendors Will Remain Vibrant

    A new report from Visant Strategies finds that the market for legacy mobile switching vendors will remain strong, even as there is a move to I/P-based switching. The report suggests the continued deployment of CDMA EV-DO, WCDMA/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE base stations will lead to a market for all mobile network components at an ever-increasing rate. Global softswitch sales could reach more than $6… Read More

  • T-Mobile Wing Released

    T-Mobile Wing Released

    Not like you didn’t already know about the Wing, but those of you with T-Mobile can now purchase the Wing. This MyFaves-enabled phone isn’t cheap and will run you $300 with a two-year contract, but oh is it feature-rich. Aside from the sliding QWERTY-pad, you’ll find Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, EDGE, a full HTML browser, push e-mail, microSD, media player, and a 2.0-megapixel camera… Read More

  • Motorola RAZR2 Spec'd Out

    Motorola RAZR2 Spec'd Out

    The RAZR2 V8 is geared toward entertainment and it sports the necessary accoutrements to get the job done. The second generation RAZR keeps the slim and sleek form factor of its predecessor with a stainless steel frame, metal and glass housing that’s 2mm smaller on the GSM and CDMA versions. The 2-inch QVGA external display is nice and bright with contextual touch interaction with an… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Announces New Phones

    Sony Ericsson Announces New Phones

    Today, Sony Ericsson announced two new phones not guaranteed to stimulate your senses. The T250 is a very basic phone that will probably be carried at local carrier, pre-paid levels. Features include a dual-band GSM (ouch), a VGA camera, FM radio, and a silver or black paint job. Not too bad, but nothing special. The other contender is the S500 slider, which is a quad-band GSM phone with EDGE that… Read More

  • Google Phone: Here Before The End of 2007?

    Google Phone: Here Before The End of 2007?

    Stop living your life for just a second because we have a possible release date for the rumored Google Phone: late 2007. Supposedly the phone will be manufactured by HTC (they make the Dash, among others), which will have more than one million Google Phones (GPhones?) by the end of the year. This news comes to us by way of DigiTimes, the Taiwanese tech-oriented newspaper that often gets stuff… Read More

  • T-Mobile Replacing MDA With Wing (Possibly)

    Most likely due to the fact that no one cared about the device, T-Mobile has started to do away with the MDA. As a replacement, the T-Mobile Wing (aka HTC P4350) will take over full-QWERTY/PDA duties, featuring the brand spankin’ new Windows Mobile 6.0. MyMobile911 reports that the device will have a spring-loaded sliding keypad, the same screen at the Cingular 8525, and a blue rubber… Read More

  • Need Speed? Peep The Sony-Ericsson PC300 Card

    Need Speed? Peep The Sony-Ericsson PC300 Card

    During CES, it would have been great to have had some kind of EV-DO card or high speed wireless card. Since I now know that John is going to horde them for himself, I’m eying the recently announced Sony-Ericsson PC300. This bad boy not only comes with HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS, but it has a wicked neon pink label! It supports download speeds of up to 3.6Mbps and has an integrated antenna… Read More

  • Battle Test: Nokia E62 and BH-800

    Battle Test: Nokia E62 and BH-800

    The Nokia E62 is an interesting little beast. It looks like Motorola Q but it uses Symbian S60 platform rather than Windows Mobile 5. Additionally, the E62 is available on Cingular, so it utilizes EDGE “high speed internet” rather than EV-DO. So far so good. The E62 is not a bad phone. It performs quite while in many of the most important categories. Its reception is clear and it is… Read More