• Verizon’s Data Network Suffering (Another) Nationwide Outage

    Verizon’s Data Network Suffering (Another) Nationwide Outage

    Just two weeks after Verizon’s 4G data network most recently went on the fritz, it looks like customers are once again being forced to live their lives without data. Verizon users across the country will be waking up without without so much as a 3G connection in sight. Read More

  • Potternavi: Pioneer Announces 3G-Equipped GPS For Bikes

    Potternavi: Pioneer Announces 3G-Equipped GPS For Bikes

    Pioneer yesterday announced the so-called Potternavi [JP], a GPS for bicycles that will be available in white or black. Buyers can expect a 2.4-inch color LCD with 240×320 resolution, ANT+ support, an acceleration sensor, a USB port, and 10 hours of battery life. Pioneer says that the Potternavi not only shows maps and directions but also lets users look for popular spots, for example the… Read More

  • O2 Plans Free, Nation-wide Wi-Fi Network In The UK: Jealous?

    Kudos to O2, the Telefónica-owned mobile operator, for planning a country-wide free Wi-Fi network. That country just so happens to be the UK, the home of “dark forces.” Hmm. The network should be fully operational by 2013. Read More

  • Climbers Can Now Make 3G Calls From Mount Everest

    You know the ultimate test of mans survival is becoming a tourist trap when you can make a 3G video call from its lofty summit. Nepalese firm Ncell has installed 3G towers on the top of Mount Everest, allowing those so inclined to whip out the old iPhone and make a few calls from the top. The coverage, which ends at the summit but is situated at 29,029 feet (five miles) in the air, allows… Read More

  • My3G Allows for Facetime Over 3G

    Wondered what jailbreaking was good for? If you’re using an iPhone 4 you can download My3G, a program that convinces iOS that it is using WiFi when it is really using 3G. This, in turn, lets you run Facetime over 3G. The app costs $3.99 and is available in the Rock app depository. Read More

  • AT&T fixes throttle problem on 3G network

    AT&T found a defect in their Alcatel-Lucent equipment about a month ago that, under certain conditions, throttles upload speeds to 100kbps. This of course is not a good thing, so they’ve been working on the problem and identified a software defect that was causing the problem. Good news is, the patch has been released and is currently being pushed out to everyone using the… Read More

  • Review: T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide

    Short Version: A long, long time ago, I can still remember, how the MyTouch 3G’s touchscreen used to make me cry. And I knew that if they had their chance, that T-Mobile could add a keyboard, and maybe we’d be happy for a while. And how May/June made me shiver because T-Mobile has delivered – a MyTouch with a keyboard as useful as a Sidekick’s. Read More

  • The iPad 3Gs are on their way

    If you ordered your iPad 3G fairly early yours should be hitting the FedEx truck come tomorrow morning and in your hot little hand by lunch. I just got a shipping notification and now I can watch it roll from hub to hub and into my home. Read More

  • iPad 3G to ship in the US by May 7th

    Apple in the US has updated its online store today, adding a shipping date and pre-order buttons for the different versions of the iPad 3G. And it looks like Americans will be able to lay their hands on the the 3G variant of the device “by May 7th”. As with the Wi-Fi model, each customer is currently able to pre-order a maximum of just two iPads online. Read More

  • AT&T's CEO (of all people): iPad will be driven by Wi-Fi, not 3G

    As everybody knows by now, Apple ships the iPad in the Wi-Fi version this month, with the 3G subscription-based model following in April (probably). And as it’s AT&T that has secured the right to provide 3G connectivity to iPad users in America, you’d think Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s CEO, would be the first person to promote sales of the 3G model. But it’s… Read More

  • Wi-REACH: Roll your own 3G hotspot

    So you like the idea of the MiFi but you already have a 3G USB stick, eh? The Wi-REACH aims to give you the best of both worlds with a $99 cradle that turns your 3G USB stick into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Read More

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