Nokia unveils its new slate of Android smartphones starting at $85

Nokia — in its newest iteration as a licensed brand of HMD — is a long way off from its glory days, the years when it not only set the pace for innovation in the mobile phone market, but a

How Do You Connect 10 Million Dumbphone Users To Facebook?

As low internet penetration stifled <a target="_blank" href="">Facebook's</a> early growth in emerging markets in 2011, Indian startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.u2opiamobi

Sprint To Sell The iPhone 4S With Unlocked MicroSIM Slot

It's beginning to look like CDMA iPhone 4S customers may have the edge when it comes to international roaming. <a href="

Source: The iPhone 5 Will Indeed Be A Dual-Mode CDMA / GSM ‘World Phone’

The upcoming iPhone 5 will almost certainly be a single phone that supports multiple networks, namely <a href="">CDMA</a> (such as the one used by Verizon or Sprint in

TxtEagle Raises $8.5 Million To Give 2.1 Billion A Voice

<img src="" />Never mind tablets, smartphones, and mobile-social-location-photo-sharing apps. Heck, never mind <em>computers</em>. The singl

Defcon Researcher Creates $1,500 GSM Interceptor

<img src="" />Defcon, the hacker conference, wrapped up yesterday, and while I spent all day knee-deep in Forumula 1 coverage word got out

3G GSM crypto hacked

Bloops. Researchers have figured out how to crack 128-but UMTS 3G technology, thereby putting almost all modern phones in danger. The paper, found here basically describes a 2-hour process and is more

G.S.M. encryption hacked

Karsten Nohl, a PhD from the University of Virginia, looking dreamy above, has broken A5/1, an algorithm to encrypt G.S.M. cellphone conversation. The hack follows a few steps including the use of a d

Get on your party hats: GSM Palm Pre hitting O2 and Movistar

<img src="" /> We're all quite excited here to <a href="">find out that</a> O2 an

This is why text messages are 160 characters in length

<img src="" />Fact: the average post card contains less than 150 characters. That little nugget of information is partially why today's

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 requ

Rid your iPhone/speaker set-up of the GSM buzz blues

Nothing kills a freeway Pandora jam session faster than the freaky-deaky alien speak that is GSM interference washing out your tunes. Once the pulsing of a GSM phone’s RF transmitter finds its w

Palm announces unlocked Centro, Google Maps with My Location

By now you’re all familiar with the Palm Centro, so I’ll save all of you from having to read through a list of specs again. Today, Palm announced that an unlocked GSM version of the dainty

SIM cards to get NFC payments soon, but will it be enough?

[photopress:simcards.jpg,full,center] Subscriber Identity Modules, or SIMs, might be on the verge of extinction. SIMs themselves are getting smarter, now capable of doing far more than hold your cell

GSM carriers band together to piss off R Kelly

[photopress:rkelly_1.jpg,full,center] If you’re a child porn-loving sicko, your cellphone may soon cease to be your gateway to illicit images, at least if the GSM operators at the MWC in Barcelo

CG Exclusive: Samsung launches F490, Croix UI phone with touchscreen, sadly Europe-only

[photopress:F490.jpg,full,center] The uber-hot F490, an Armani-like touchscreen GSM phone with front VGA camera and back 5-megapixel camera just dropped in Europe today for about 500 euros. The F490 h

The Orientation: The differences between GSM and CDMA

It’s come to my attention that not everyone understands the subtle yet significant differences between GSM and CDMA. We’ve received random e-mails from folks asking how they can get XY pho

AT&T supports any cellphone in the world, is amazing, cures cancer

Huzzah! After years of keeping its shining light under a bushel, AT&T has finally come out as the biggest, hottest multi-sexual phone carrier in all the world! Have a phone! Use it on AT&T! Co

Verizon positioning another CDMA/GSM gender bender

Phone Scoop has it that Verizon is loading up another CDMA/GSM hybrid phone. The RIZR-esque Motorola has a CDMA radio for domestic, Verizon Wireless yakking, and an unlocked GSM side for international

Western Union building mobile payment service

Soon, you’ll be able to get money on your mobile phone no matter where your location. The GSM Association is working with Western Union to develop a cross-border money-transfer service that woul
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