EVDO

  • 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

  • Latest iPhone rumor: EVDO/CDMA model coming in 2009

    Latest iPhone rumor: EVDO/CDMA model coming in 2009

    Apple’s quest for total handheld domination is limited by AT&T and so swirling rumors about a CDMA iPhone has to have some truth to them. It isn’t like Apple to be tied down to one distribution channel like the current iPhone, but that’s the way the cell phone biz works here in the States. According to a 9to5Mac Verizon insider, we could see a CDMA iPhone as early as… Read More

  • Chrysler to offer $499 EVDO car routers

    Chrysler to offer $499 EVDO car routers

    Instead of being stuck behind some A-hole driving 20 miles per hour under the speed limit while talking on his cell phone, you’ll soon be stuck behind a very similar A-hole trying to balance a laptop on his dashboard. According to Twice.com, Chrysler’s parts division will begin selling “a Mopar car cellular/Wi-Fi hot spot, expected to be the first of many Internet offerings… 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

  • Man installs EVDO on his MacBook Air

    Man installs EVDO on his MacBook Air

    When Devin skewered the MacBook Air some time ago, he was summarily insulted and burned in virtual effigy; we all laughed at him in the chat room. Far from being useless, however, one valid criticism against the MacBook Air was that it wasn’t portable enough. How could Apple leave out built-in EVDO, no one said? Rather than complain about, one Jordan Bunnell took the Apple by its core… Read More

  • Review: HTC Shift (CDMA version)

    Review: HTC Shift (CDMA version)

    The HTC Shift (CDMA version) is a UMPC with a 7-inch tilting screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The device runs Windows Vista Business and connects to Sprint’s EVDO data network for on-the-go computing. At around $1500, the device is a no-brainer for businesses that need super tiny notebooks for salespeople or field technicians and it even falls into the temptation zone for… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless offers overpriced data-only plans

    Verizon Wireless offers overpriced data-only plans

    Verizon Wireless has announced some new data-only plans that “are designed to meet the needs of customers who primarily rely on messaging to communicate with others.” Now replace “customers” with “Verizon” and “communicate with others” to “make an ass-load of money.” Far be it for me to tell you how to spend your hard-earned cash, but… Read More

  • VZW offering 50MB of data for $39.99/month

    VZW offering 50MB of data for $39.99/month

    File this away in your “Meh” folder if you like but Verizon Wireless is offering 50MB of EVDO data for $39.99 a month. That might work for some people, but I’d think it’d be pretty easy to blast through 50MB and, according to MobileBurn.com, going over will cost a cool 99 cents per megabyte. If you’ve got no better uses for $40 and just need to hop online in a… Read More

  • Cricket Wireless offering unlimited data for $35/month

    Cricket Wireless offering unlimited data for $35/month

    When I was back home in Portland a couple months back the tattoo shop I frequent had a Cricket shop next door and I didn’t really think anything of it. I know they’re small time and only offer service in Portland, Spokane, Nashville, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, the Central Valley of California and eventually Tulsa, but they’ve got a pretty sweet deal going on for those needing… Read More

  • Sprint Mogul update includes EVDO Rev. A support

    Sprint Mogul update includes EVDO Rev. A support

    Good news for HTC Mogul owners on the Sprint network — there’s a new update available that’ll allow your phone to connect to the higher speed EVDO Rev. A network where you could very well enjoy double the data speeds. The current EVDO Rev. 0 protocol features download speeds of 400- to 700-kbps and upload speeds of 50- to 70-kbps. EVDO Rev. A bumps the download speeds to… Read More

  • Sierra Wireless announces Compass 597 USB dongle

    [photopress:compas597.png,full,center] The Compass 597 USB dongle is the smallest in Sierra Wireless’ product line. The 597 features a microSD slot and works over an EV-DO Rev. A connection. It also features TRU-Install software that supposedly makes setup easier and is the first in its’ class to include a connector for an external antenna as well as a built-in GPS antenna. It will… Read More

  • Zatz likes the CradlePoint MBR1000 EVDO router very much

    [photopress:cradlepoint1.jpg,full,center] We might be seeing more hubs like this in the near future. As wireless broadband gets less expensive and technologies like WiMAX get competitive, 3G routers will start popping up. They’re relatively cheap and a great way to share a high-speed connection with multiple users in areas where you can’t get regular Internet access. Dave Zatz… Read More

  • Amazon Kindle review [Update]

    Amazon Kindle review [Update]

    I’ll be the first to admit that e-books suck. They’re great in theory, but they’ll never catch on. There’s nothing that screams dork more than an e-book. E-books are the future. Apparently there is some miscommunication going on and some are under the impression that I think e-books are not the future. I, like many others, enjoy the real thing. There’s just… Read More

  • Another expensive way to get the internet in your car

    Another expensive way to get the internet in your car

    I have a friend who spent the better part of the last three years of his life driving all over the country teaching people about bearings. Whether or not I actually completely understand what that means is irrelevant but what amazes me most is that he didn’t have satellite radio or some sort of in-car computer to keep himself entertained. Read More

  • 'Unlimited' EVDO ends up costing Verizon $1 million

    'Unlimited' EVDO ends up costing Verizon $1 million

    Without grabbing a dictionary, it’s pretty safe to say that most people would interpret the term "unlimited" to mean "without limits" or "endless" or "we won’t cut off your service if you download too much stuff." Read More

  • iBloglines, the Deluxe Mobile Reader

    iBloglines, the Deluxe Mobile Reader

    Bloglines has created the “Ultimate Pro” edition of iBloglines for the iPhone audience. It’s got added functionality like a “pin” to save posts or feeds until you’re on the fixed Web, the ability to e-mail articles, search for content, auto-refresh, personalized preferences and it automatically hides images to compensate for EDGE’s slogginess. I swear… Read More

  • BlackBerry 8830 Lands on Verizon Wireless Today

    BlackBerry 8830 Lands on Verizon Wireless Today

    Amazing. The BlackBerry 8830, which works on both CDMA and GSM networks, is now available on Verizon Wireless, as per the rumors. It is, after all, a BlackBerry, so you can expect and look forward to push e-mail and Internet access (in the EVDO/GPRS flavors) ’round the world. And is truly is “’round the world” because the 8830 works in more than 160 different… Read More

  • Apple May Include WWAN In Future Notebooks

    Apple May Include WWAN In Future Notebooks

    Another day, another Apple rumor. This time, “credible sources” are telling AppleInsider that Jobs & Co. are looking to start including integrated WWAN cards into future notebook models. The card will be optional and will cost around $180. Rumor has it that Apple is also trying to squeeze a WWAN adapter into the notebook lid rather than placing it on/near the logic board so… Read More

  • OQO Model 2 Gets HSDPA'd

    OQO Model 2 Gets HSDPA'd

    Over on Flickr, user tnkgrl got fed-up with the EVDO card her OQO Model 2 came with. So what’s a girlfriend to do when she wants a little HSDPA in her life? Mod the hell out of her computer, that’s what. Tnkgrl went ahead and ripped out that EVDO like a loose hangnail and replaced it with a brand spankin’ new HSDPA card. Doesn’t look like it took too much work, but… Read More

  • Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Not So Unlimited

    Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Not So Unlimited

    Having EVDO on a notebook when you’re out and about is certainly a treat. But all good things must come to an end and in this case, it just so happens to be the word “unlimited”. For over a year now, Verizon has been touting its EVDO data plan as “unlimited,” when in reality, if you went over 5GB of downloads a month, your service would be cancelled for fear that… Read More