Motorola’s Droid 3 Sold Out Online


It looks like the third-generation Motorola Droid is a hot seller as the phone is sold out online at Verizon Wireless’s website. Though the $199.99 3G smartphone–with a two-year contract–lacks a 4G LTE radio, the device has a number of high-end features that make it attractive to consumers, including a much improved keyboard, high resolution […]

August Launch of Verizon Galaxy S II May Lack 4G LTE


Based on Motorola’s conference call, Droid-Life is deducing that if the Sasmung-made Galaxy S II is launched in August, that device would lack 4G LTE. The reasoning behind this is due to Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha stating that the Droid Bionic launching in September would be the first phone in the world to feature both […]

CDMA HTC Wildfire S Gets FCC Approval


It looks like in addition to T-Mobile USA‘s version of the HTC Wildfire S, HTC is also making a CDMA variant which was seen getting U.S. regulatory approval at the FCC. The Wildfire S could be considered a mid-range handset and could essentially fill the spot of the Androi-powered Hero that was launched several years […]

Is Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Down?


It’s unclear if Verizon’s 4G LTE network is down, but at least in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, various 4G devices–MiFi mobile hotspot routers, a few 4G LTE Android smartphones, and a USB modem–refused to connect to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, indicating that there may be network issues at least in the San Francisco […]

HTC 7 Pro Arrives on US Cellular


US Cellular is now offering the HTC 7 Pro Windows Phone 7 smartphone with a sliding and tilting screen in landscape mode to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. The HTC 7 Pro is similar to Sprint’s HTC Arrive, which features the same hardware design for the carrier’s CDMA 3G network. The HTC 7 Pro features a […]

Is Apple Recalling Verizon’s CDMA iPad 2 Mid-Shipment?


Consumers who have purchased the CDMA version of Apple’s iPad 2 for Verizon’s network are reporting that Apple is recalling its popular tablet mid-shipment from China before they reach their doorsteps. Various customers account that upon tracking FedEx’s system, they found that delivery exceptions were listed in the system and that the courier is stating […]

No 4G iPhone at WWDC? — 5 Reasons to Consider a 3G Smartphone


If you were holding out for Apple to announce a new, next-generation iPhone, perhaps even an iPhone 4G LTE, at WWDC and were disappointed that there was no new hardware announcement, you shouldn’t be disappointed. 3G smartphones, or even evolutionary 3G devices that rely on HSPA+ technologies are still great options. Depending on your needs, […]

Motorola Droid 3 Begins to Appear in Verizon’s Database System

Motorola Droid 3 details

Though Verizon and Motorola have not announced availability for the Droid 3, the successor to the keyboarded Droid and Droid 2 (Droid 2, Droid 2 R2D2 Special Edition, and Droid 2 Global) franchises, the device had been leaked numerous times in the past. It seems that the 3G Android smartphone is now starting to appear […]

Is Recent Apple Job Post Geared at Sprint iPhone Development?


A recent job posting for a carrier engineering team member for Apple located in Kansas City, Missouri may be geared at a forthcoming Sprint iPhone. A few blogs are speculating that given the job’s Kansas City location’s proximity to Sprint’s Overland Park, Kansas headquarters, the job posting may be targeted at an upcoming launch of […]

A World Phone HP Pre 3 Headed to Verizon?


An HP Pre 3 webOS smartphone was seen passing through the FCC with support for CDMA, EV-DO, GSM, and UMTS radios suggesting that the device is a world-phone CDMA model for Verizon Wireless. Though the world-phone CDMA module would be compatible with U.S. carrier Sprint as well, a recent leak on Pre Central shows the […]

Sprint Announces Motorola XPRT

Motorola XPRT front facing low-res homescreen

The Motorola XPRT is an enterprise-focused Android smartphone aimed at luring BlackBerry owners to the more consumer-centric mobile operating system. The device will be compatible on Sprint’s 3G CDMA/EV-DO network and is similar to the Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid Pro or the global GSM Motorola Pro handsets, which features a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a BlackBerry-style […]

Pegatron Cutting CDMA iPhone 4 Production by 50%


In a report published by DigiTimes, suppliers indicated that Pegatron, responsible for manufacturing the CDMA version of the Apple iPhone 4 for Verizon Wireless, may be scaling back production of the flagship smartphone by as much as 50 percent. If true, the 10 million production number may now only be 5 million. Details were not […]

GSM iPad 2s Appear to Outsell Verizon, WiFi iPads at Apple Stores


My personal inventory checks at Apple retail stores in Northern and Southern California indicate that the GSM variant of the iPad 2–the version that is compatible with AT&T’s 3G and 2G network–is outselling the WiFi version and the Verizon Wireless version. Though retail employees were not able to speak officially and could not disclose sales […]

Verizon Says Its Next iPhone Will Be A World Phone

Verizon iPhone 4

During its earnings conference call earlier today, Verizon’s CFO Fran Shammo confirmed that Verizon’s next version of the iPhone will be a device with global capabilities. While most of the call was focused on sales numbers (the company activated 2.2 million iPhones and sold 250,000 HTC ThunderBolt’s in the first two weeks), the company also […]

U.S. Cellular to Also Carry Motorola Xoom Tablet

US Cellular Motorola Xoom

The Motorola Xoom, the first Android 3.0 tablet, may see a debut on yet another U.S. carrier, US Cellular. Initially announced and released for Verizon Wireless with a 3G radio to be upgraded in the future to a 4G LTE radio, the CDMA tablet has been rumored to be coming to Sprint in a 4G […]

Sprint Adds a Touch of Green to Android with Samsung Replenish


In San Francisco, California at the Climate One discussion, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse unveiled Sprint’s latest eco-friendly efforts in the form of the Samsung Replenish, an eco-conscious Android smartphone. While the phone is touted as environmentally friendly, it doesn’t skimp on specs and the Samsung Replenish should be able to take on messaging devices with […]

Droid Incredible 2 Slated for 4/28 Launch?


It looks like the Verizon Wireless HTC Droid Incredible 2 Android smartphone will be launching on April 28th, if an anonymous tip to Droid Dog is to be believed. The handset has been leaked numerous times in photos, and a recent pricing leak suggests that the successor to wildly popular original Droid Incredible will be […]

Galaxy Tab 7-Inch Gets Unofficial Android 3.0 Honeycomb Port


Early adopters of the Android 2.2 Froyo-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch are now treated with a functional, yet unofficial, port of Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the small pocket-able tab. Though Samsung has remained silent on whether the 7-inch tablet will get Android 3.0 in the future, the Galaxy Tab-maker has since announced 8.9- and 10.1-inch versions of […]

Sprint Brings Push-to-Talk to CDMA Phones as It Winds Down iDEN Coverage


Push-to-talk has been a gold standard on Nextel’s network, which Sprint had acquired. However, as Sprint is winding down the iDEN network used by the Nextel side of the business, the carrier is adopting a new push-to-talk gold standard in trying to migrate its iDEN Nextel customers over to CDMA. That freed spectrum from the […]

Why Sprint’s Commitment to 4G WiMax Worries Me


On its own, I commend Sprint for being the first 4G network in the U.S. by debuting its WiMax network and its EVO 4G smartphone long before rival Verizon Wireless had even unveiled its own 4G network based on the competing LTE network. However, when the carrier says that it’s committed to WiMax despite looking […]