Why a World Phone iPhone 4S Matters, But May Still Not Make Much Impact

Apple had announced the iPhone 4S as a singular model that would work on both GSM and CDMA networks around the world. This allows Apple to simplify it’s product line so that it doesn’t need to offer a separate CDMA model for CDMA networks–like those of Sprint and Verizon Wireless in the U.S.–and also give […]

Dual-Mode CDMA/GSM iPhone 5 Now Being Tested by Apple?

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It appears that either Apple engineers or executives, or carrier executives, are beginning to test an iPhone 5 device with dual-mode CDMA and GSM radios, which would make the next-generation iPhone a world-phone model. By offering a multi-mode GSM and CDMA device, Apple could offer 1 device for either AT&T or Verizon Wireless, with the […]

HTC EVO 3D Release in UK Delayed until September

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Those of you across the pond who have been seething with jealously watching your American counterparts enjoy HTC’s EVO 3D are going to have to wait a little longer to curb those feelings because HTC has confirmed to SlashGear that the device has been delayed in the United Kingdom and will not be hitting shelves […]

Motorola Prepping GSM Variant of Droid Bionic for Rival Carrier AT&T?

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While the Droid Bionic is slated to arrive sometime this summer as the flagship 4G LTE Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless, its manufacturer Motorola may also be preparing to launch a variant of the smartphone on rival carrier AT&T. The phone would slot in on AT&T’s lineup as a more advanced model of the Motorola […]

A GSM Droid 3 on AT&T? It’s Possible!

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A GSM variant of the Motorola Droid 3 for Verizon Wireless was seen going through the FCC for regulatory approval with an identifying number of IHDT56MF2. The device is said to be sporting AT&T’s 3G and GSM bands. Additionally, although the FCC filing does not specifically say that this is a GSM variant of the […]

HTC Flyer Coming to T-Mobile USA with 3G Radio?

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After Sprint, T-Mobile USA may be the second major carrier in the States to offer the Android 2.3 HTC Flyer tablet with the latest version of HTC Sense. A model of the Flyer was seen going through the FCC with GSM and T-Mobile-compatible 3G bands. Wireless Goodness says that the filing with the regulatory agency […]

Unlocked iPhone 4 in the U.S.? Will AT&T Soften its iOS Iron Grip?

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Apple is speculated to be delivering unlocked versions of the GSM iPhone 4 in the U.S. as early as Wednesday. Sources report that iPhone 4 with the model numbers MC603, MC604, MC605, and MC606 are starting to appear inside retail stores, and those models are similar to the unlocked counterparts sold in countries where Apple currently […]

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

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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, […]

Apple Proposes New SIM Standard Smaller the microSIM

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Apple wants to take the SIM cards used in GSM phones even smaller. The iPhone-maker has proposed the smaller format to the European telecoms standards body and French carrier Orange is behind the proposition to reduce the size of the SIM card, which could help Apple create thinner, smaller, or sleeker products in the future. Orange […]

A World Phone HP Pre 3 Headed to Verizon?

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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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

AT&T to Offer Motorola Xoom?

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A recent FCC filing for a wireless handheld product from Motorola with AT&T-compatible 3G suggests that the Android 3.0 Honeycomb Motorola Xoom tablet may be headed to AT&T. The device is described as a wireless tablet in the filing, though Motorola did not make mention of the Xoom brand name. FCC filing and approval do […]

HP, AT&T Prepare Launch Party for HP Veer webOS Smartphone

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Invitations have been sent for the diminutive HP Veer webOS smartphone for May 2 in Anaheim, California. Little information is known about the Veer launch party, but the three-hour event will also host hands-on training, demos, and giveaways along with appetizers. According to PreCentral, when the blog registered for the event, they were told to […]

New Nokia E6 Symbian^3 Phone Photo Shows Off VGA Screen

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Nokia has had several popular and affordable BlackBerry-style phones with front-facing keyboards over the years, including the E71 series–which also was subsidized on AT&T as the E71x, the E72, and the E73 Mode available through T-Mobile USA. The latest one, the E6, will bring subtle refinements to this popular form factor that offers business and […]

White iPhone 4 to Ship by April?

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Apple’s white iPhone 4, which has been delayed ever since the GSM-model launched in late June 2010, will go into production this month and will be available to consumers in April, some ten months after the black model was originally available. Although Apple had introduced the white version of the iPhone with previous models, the […]

T-Mobile USA Expands G Franchise with LG G2X?

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It looks like T-Mobile USA will be expanding its G-franchise with a new smartphone that was leaked as the LG G2X. The fourth largest U.S. carrier which operates the second largest GSM network in the country already has another G product in its lineup, also from LG, in the form of the G-Slate. The G-Slate […]

iPhone 5 to Sport Larger 4-Inch Display with Thinner Bezel [Updated]

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Updated: According to BGR, this is a fake photoshop job. In addition to the circulating iPad 2 rumors, speculation on the Internet has it that Apple has bigger plans for the iPhone 5 refresh, which is believed to be announced at the WWDC developer conference this June. According to 9to5 Mac, Apple may be preparing […]