Archive for January, 2007

Rogers Wireless sets date for TDMA/Analog shutdown

Classic Motorola DPC650Rogers Wireless has officially set a date for the shutting down of their older TDMA digital and analog towers. All clients still using these older services will be moved over to Rogers’ more advanced GSM network and will be offered free GSM handsets  to merge over. Rogers Wireless plans to turn off the older towers as of May 31, 2007.

“As Canada’s leading wireless voice and data communications services provider, Rogers is committed to offering our customers the best wireless experience,” said John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “By transitioning subscribers who are still on our TDMA and analog networks to our more advanced GSM service, these customers will enjoy the benefits of being on Canada’s clearest network at no additional cost,” he added.

7 comments January 15th, 2007

Cingular to get re-branded starting Monday

AT&T LogoNow that AT&T has gained full control over Cingular Wireless, starting Monday January 15th AT&T will start re-branding Cingular back into AT&T. Details are outlined on the AT&T website.

“While the AT&T logo will be prominent in all advertising and communications, the ads will initially include a transitional graphic with both the AT&T and Cingular logos. The co-branded element will help underscore the association of the two companies and transfer Cingular’s strong brand equity to the new AT&T. During the transition, the campaign will integrate popular imagery, phrases and icons from Cingular’s traditional advertising, including the “raising the bar” tag line, the “Jack” character and the color orange.”

Source: AT&T

5 comments January 12th, 2007

IT’S ALIVE! Apple and Cingular announce iPhone

 Apple iPhone

What actually looks like a photoshop image is real. Today during MacWorld’s kick off, Steve Jobs took pride in announcing the first Apple iPhone. The Apple iPhone integrates iPod + phone + OS X. Just when we thought Cisco would be the ones offering the “iPhone” looks like Apple worked around that. The all new Apple iPhone comes packed with features starting off with a 3.5″ touch display with special sensors to turn off touch sensitivity when it’s near your face along with Quadband GSM radio with EDGE. Not only that but we have Wi-Fi, 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth and oh yes… OS X.

The iPhone will come in two variants a 4GB and 8GB and will be offered exclusively thru Cingular Wireless (AT&T) in the USA, no word for other countries yet. The iPhone will launch June 2007 with a price tag of $499 (4GB) or $599 (8GB) with two year contract.

Just to top it off Apple also formed a partnership with Yahoo! to offer free IMAP push email for customers with iPhones. Not only that but you will find Google maps, OS X Widgets, Safari, and iTunes. Visit the Apple site for more details.

Source: Engadget Mobile

 

Apple iPhone

 

9 comments January 9th, 2007

CES 2007: Pics of the n76, n93i and n800 internet table and 6131 nfc demo

Internet Table n800
Nokia n76
Nokia n93i
Nokia 6131 nfc RFID demo
You can check all my pics here

1 comment January 9th, 2007

Apple and Cingular to announce “iMobile Phone” this week?

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Ok everyone start the drum roll… Rumor has it Apple will be announcing the long awaited Apple Phone in partnership with Cingular Wireless sometime this week. The latest rumors include Apple will launch this phone on the first day of Mac World. With the beginning of 2007 it’s expected Apple will launch several new exciting products but the biggest will be their first attempt at a phone or smartphone.

Keep checking back for updates as they become available.

1 comment January 8th, 2007

MOTOMUSIC – Motorola’s new upgraded music phones

 

MOTORIZR Z6 and MOTOMING

 

Motorola has started kicking off CES by announcing three new products. The new MOTORIZR Z6 is similar in design to the RIZR Z3 however the new Z6 allows synchronizing with Microsoft’s Windows Media Player and allows up to 2GB in microSD memory cards. Next up is the updated MOTOMING, a Linux powered smartphone now with EDGE. MOTOMING syncs with Realplayer and allows up to 1GB in microSD memory cards. Both phones sport stereo Bluetooth.

Motorola also showed off Active Headphones S9 Bluetooth headphones. These headphones feature more of a sport design by offering a behind the head fit. These headphones will be compatible with Motorola’s new Bluetooth adapter for iPod’s.

 

Active Headphones

 

2 comments January 8th, 2007

Nokia unveils new upgrades to their portfolio

 

New Nokias

 

As CES gets going, Nokia has announced several new handsets today including two upgrades to previous models and an all new RAZR-like smartphone.

Let’s start with the all new Nokia N76. The N76 features a RAZR like design with metal-etched keypad and comes packed with Quadband GSM, UMTS 2100, EDGE, 2 megapixel camera, microSD memory card slot, QVGA display, Bluetooth and external media controls. Next up are the two upgrades. The Nokia N93i which just makes the current N93 smaller and slimmer maintain the same specs: Triband GSM, UMTS 2100, EGDE, Wi-Fi, QVGA display and a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus and optical zoom. Not only that, but Nokia has upgraded the software bringing you Flickr for photo uploading. Last we have the Nokia 6131NFC. Nothing has changed on the 6131 except Nokia has added a NFC chip to the handset allowing MasterCard PayPass payments and other sorts of payments.

Source: Nokia

3 comments January 8th, 2007

Verizon announces VX-9400 and V CAST Mobile TV

 

LG VX9400

 

Verizon Wireless and LG have pumped out the long rumored VX-9400 featuring V CAST mobile TV. The LG VX-9400 comes packed with Dualband CDMA, 1.3 megapixel camera, microSD memory card slot, Bluetooth and a large swiveling 320 x 240 pixel display. Also Verizon Wireless also announced their new V CAST mobile TV service. V CAST mobile TV is powered by MediaFLO technology by Qualcomm.

“The new service will be accessible on new V CAST Mobile TV handsets via a dedicated V CAST Mobile TV key. The programming will be presented in “time block”/scheduled availability, consistent with familiar cable and satellite TV models, in both Eastern and Pacific Time zones. The initial lineup will include programming from TV’s best channels and shows, including CBS, Comedy Central, FOX, NBC News, NBC Entertainment, MTV and Nickelodeon; additional channels are expected to be added to the lineup after launch. The program guide includes date, time and program information, and also allows customers to view programming details up to 48 hours ahead of the scheduled broadcast. A dedicated V CAST Mobile TV Web site will feature a customized program listing grid, a search feature to discover programs by keywords, content information and previews, and editorial and community features, as well as service information and support. The service also includes optional parental control featu res, consistent with existing multimedia standards, which will be accessible from the Options Menu to allow parents to set ratings for TV and movies.”

Source: Verizon
 

73 comments January 7th, 2007

Cingular welcomes Palm Treo 750 3G smartphone

 

Cingular Treo 750

 

Palm and Cingular have officially pushed out the Palm Treo 750. The Treo 750 was announced today for CES 2007. The Treo 750 is a Quadband GSM with UMTS smartphone, which is powered by Windows Mobile 5 and comes feature packed with a 1.3 megapixel camera, miniSD memory card slot, full QWERTY keyboard and 65k TFT colour touch screen.

“Designed with the business customer in mind, the Treo 750 brings together the speed of Cingular’s BroadbandConnect service and broad solutions portfolio with Palm’s hallmark ease of use and functionality on top of the familiar Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system,” said Michael Woodward, executive director, mobile professional solutions, for Cingular Wireless. “The new Treo 750 will deliver that extra edge that all customers are looking for to take their business to the next level, whether they are on the other side of town, across the country or halfway around the world.”

You can pick up the Palm Treo 750 for $399 with contract at Cingular Wireless stores starting Jan. 8th, 2007.

Source: Palm

1 comment January 7th, 2007

Motorola KRZR gets ink’d

 

Tattooed KRZR

 

Looks like the RAZR isn’t the only phone to hit up the tattoo parlor. Engadget Mobile is showing us pictures of the tattooed Motorola KRZR K1. It’s expected these models will drop on T-Mobile sometime soon.

So I guess these ones aren’t done by Ami at Miami Ink?

6 comments January 7th, 2007

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