Archive for July, 2006

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Alltel Releases LG AX490 with Fastap Keypad

July 31st, 2006

Alltel and LG released today the all new AX490; the first mobile phone to offer Fastap keypad technology provided by Digit Wireless. Fastap keypad allows for dual levels of functionality by integrating the traditional 12-number keypad with raised buttons for each letter of the alphabet. The Fastap keyboard simplifies virtually every phone function and provides [...]

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Cingular Announces Surcharge for Non-GSM Customers

July 31st, 2006

Reuters reported today that Cingular plans to charge subscribers with older, TDMA and analog style handsets a new $4.99 monthly surcharge. Cingular is the only provider currently charging an additional fee to customers for use of the older technology. It is part of Cingular’s plan to phase out phones based on older TDMA and analog [...]

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HTC Star Trek to be Released as Cingular 3125

July 31st, 2006

The UnWired reports that the HTC Star Trek is to be supported by Cingular Wireless; Cingular will be self branding the new Windows Mobile 5.0 SmartPhone as the Cingular 3125. Information of the Cingular 3125 was discovered on a Cingular rebate form indicating of a $100 mail-in-rebate being offered; bringing the final price to $299.99 [...]

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Extended Life Battery for Palm Treo

July 31st, 2006

Treo users can now have the option of an extended life battery for there precious Palm handhelds. With more Treo users running multiple applications an extended battery can come in quite useful. Replace your Palm Treo 650, Treo 700, Ace Cell-Phone, or Treo 700w Battery or Keep an Extra Battery on hand as a backup. [...]

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Verizon Releases LG Chocolate

July 31st, 2006

Verizon Wireless released today the LG VX8500 (a.k.a. Chocolate). Available exclusively through Verizon Wireless, Chocolate is the ultimate mobile phone, loaded with features, such as V CAST, V CAST Music, and fabulous tools like VZ NavigatorSM, all packaged within a smooth slider design. Chocolate features include: 1.3 mega pixel camera (still and video) Bluetooth (1.1) [...]

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Ericsson Delivers HSDPA To SmarTone Vodafone Hong Kong

July 31st, 2006

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson, Monday said Hong Kong mobile operator SmarTone-Vodafone is launching a commercial mobile broadband service with full HSDPA coverage in Hong Kong. Ericsson said this launch follows the successful upgrade by Ericsson of SmarTone-Vodafone’s third generation wideband code division multiple access network (WCDMA) with high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA). Under [...]