September 2004 articles

BlackBerry 7100t launched by T-Mobile

Sep 30 2004 - 06:18 PM ET | Research In Motion, T-Mobile
T-Mobile today began sales of the BlackBerry 7100t. The device was announced earlier this month and is a diversion from Research In Motion's convential design--the 7100t looks like a phone. Features of the device include: * Innovative 20-character keyboard (includes...

RIM announces Q2 results

Sep 30 2004 - 04:34 PM ET | Research In Motion
Research In Motion this afternoon announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2005. RIM of course is the maker of the popular BlackBerry device/platform. bq. Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 was $310.2 million, up...

SAT review app comes to mobile phones

Sep 30 2004 - 03:31 PM ET | Unique, Verizon Wireless
Princeton Review's Prep for the SAT is now available for mobile phones. Currently only available to Verizon Wireless customers (but soon to other carriers), the application is intended to help raise SAT scores. The application was developed by VOCEL and...

Audiovox 9900 ships on Verizon Wireless

Sep 30 2004 - 12:03 PM ET | UTStarcom (Audiovox), Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless will tomorrow start to ship the Audiovox CDM-9900. The Audiovox 9900 is a higher camera phone with video recording. Specs include: * 240x320 pixel (QVGA) 260,000 color Poly-Silicon TFT main display * 65,000-color STN LCD subdisplay * VGA...

DoCoMo announces fuel cell charger

Sep 30 2004 - 11:56 AM ET | DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo today announced a revolutionary new fuel cell charger for its FOMA series of 3G phones. It's still in the testing phase, but is expected to greatly increase the possible usage time of FOMA mobile phones. bq. The micro...

Pictures of Sprint PCS Treo 650 leak

Sep 29 2004 - 11:38 PM ET | Palm, Rumor, Sprint Nextel
Some new pictures of the upcoming Treo 650 (specifically a Sprint PCS branded Treo 650) have been leaked onto TreoCentral.com. We posted a picture set late last month, though that unit was not branded. Note of interest: the Treo 650...

Motorola A630 on Amazon

Sep 29 2004 - 11:24 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
Confirming our previous report, the Motorola A630 appears to be days away from launch. Mega retailer Amazon.com has posted the phone on its web site. Availability of the unlaunched phone is listed as, "In stock soon. Order now to get...

MDA III ships from T-Mobile Germany

Sep 29 2004 - 09:43 AM ET | Smartphone, T-Mobile
The MDA III has started to ship from T-Mobile Germany. Details of the Microsoft powered smartphone appeared in June: * Bluetooth * WiFi * Camera * Increased battery life (up 25%) * BlackBerry push email Don't import the MDA III...

Audio streaming to Sprint PCS phones

Sep 29 2004 - 09:25 AM ET | Data, Sprint Nextel
Catahoula Streaming Audio is a new application from Quadline that lets you stream MP3 and WAV audio files to Sprint PCS mobile phones. It remains to be seen if Sprint PCS wants to allow this on its "unlimited" data plans....

Verizon Wireless launches mobile AOL mail

Sep 29 2004 - 09:02 AM ET | Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless today announced that its subscribers now have access to AOL email accounts via Verizon Wireless' Get It Now. The service costs 99 a month as part of an introductory offering. The application is compatible with the Kyocera Slider...

Deal: 1GB SD card for $68

Sep 28 2004 - 02:40 PM ET | Bargain
Memory DealTracker PocketPCTools noted that eCost.com is selling a Lexar 1GB SD memory card for $68 after rebate. The deal will only last for the next 90 hours and supplies are limited, so move fast. We have reported on many...

Motorola invests in mobile security firm

Sep 28 2004 - 01:48 PM ET | Motorola
Motorola today announced an investment in Bluefire Security Technologies. The money will be used to, "Accelerate the development of its [Bluefire's] Mobile Firewall Plus suite of security applications." The software attempts to secure data on mobile devices: bq. As more...

O2 announces new data solution

Sep 28 2004 - 01:09 PM ET | Data
O2 has announced a unified mobile data solution for businesses. The technolgy combines 3G, Wireless LAN and GPRS in an attempt to get business professionals online anywhere. Software from the company called O2 Connection Manager chooses the best connection available...

Agile Messenger 3.0 released

Sep 28 2004 - 01:00 PM ET | Smartphone
Agile Messenger, the cult-hit instant messenger for mobile phones, has been updated to version 3.0. The application boasts more than 400,000 registered users and is available for a limited time as a free download. The major new feature in 3.0...

BlackBerry 7290 announced

Sep 28 2004 - 12:48 PM ET | Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the BlackBerry 7290, an updated version of the BlackBerry 7200. This is the first device from RIM to ship with Bluetooth. Features of the 7290 include: * Bluetooth * Quad-band GSM * 65,000 color...

Woman arrested for loud cell conversation

Sep 28 2004 - 02:10 AM ET | In The News
The Washington Post has an article today about a woman who was arrested in a DC metro station for a loud cellphone conversation. To make the story even more strange, the woman was 5-months pregnant! bq. The police officer told...

Motorola V180 launched by Cingular

Sep 27 2004 - 02:38 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular Wireless today began selling the Motorola V180. The V180 has been launched by both T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless in the recent weeks. Cingular is selling the V180 for just $59.99, without a rebate. That's the lowest cost between the...

Wacom pen tech coming to mobile phones

Sep 27 2004 - 11:02 AM ET | In The News
Wacom today announced that its popular wireless pen technology is coming to mobile phones. Wacom is known for making tablets that allow graphic artists to gain more control over their cursor--these tablets use wireless tools that do not need batteries...

Vodafone wants larger stake in Verizon

Sep 27 2004 - 10:49 AM ET | Verizon Wireless, Vodafone
Reuters has a piece that notes Vodafone would like to have a bigger stake in Verizon Wireless (currently the company owns 45% of Verizon Wireless). However, Verizon Wireless would also like to have a bigger stake. Verizon has wanted to...

PalmSource to launch Smartphone OS

Sep 27 2004 - 02:02 AM ET | Palm
PalmSource is expected to announce a new OS just for smartphones, another sign that phones are the future of PDAs. Features will include built-in Bluetooth support, Java, new web browser, BlackBerry email support and more. PalmSource claims the new software...

Ogo launched by AT&T Wireless

Sep 27 2004 - 01:45 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Data
AT&T Wireless today launched the Ogo CT-10 wireless messaging device (email/IM/SMS). While newly announced today, the Ogo was no surprise--an FCC filing revealed details of the device prior to today's announcement. The Ogo costs $17.99 monthly for unlimited service, or...

AT&T Wireless Ogo review

Sep 24 2004 - 06:35 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Review
3GCoding.com has a review of the yet-unannounced Ogo device from AT&T Wireless. Word of this device leaked from an FCC filing. It is a data only device (email/IM/SMS) from AT&T Wireless that will be marketed towards the younger market. Unlimited...

Motorola A630 release close?

Sep 23 2004 - 03:04 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor, T-Mobile
The word on the street is that T-Mobile is very close to releasing the Motorola A630. In a rumor report from August, MobileTracker reported that the Motorola A630 would likely be seen from T-Mobile in September. This claim is supported...

DoCoMo and Cingular to partner

Sep 23 2004 - 01:03 AM ET | 3G, Cingular, DoCoMo, Rumor
Reuters is reporting by way of Nihon Keizai that Japan based NTT DoCoMo will enter into a partnership with US based Cingular Wireless. The pact will help unify 3G cellphone technology. bq. The tie-up, under which DoCoMo and Cingular will...

Nokia 6670 announced

Sep 23 2004 - 12:10 AM ET | Nokia
Nokia today announced the Nokia 6670, a smartphone with a megapixel camera. Features of the Series 60 device include: * 65,536 color display * Megapixel camera (1152 X 864 pixels) with 4x digital zoom * Bluetooth * Web browser with...

Old cell phones piling up by the millions

Sep 23 2004 - 12:07 AM ET | In The News
Today's Wall Street Journal has a piece [Paid subscription req.] about old unused cellphones stacking up in record numbers. While there is no way to get ahold of the actual numbers, the estimates are eye-popping: bq. An astounding 100 million...

Verizon Wireless expands 3G data network

Sep 22 2004 - 01:47 PM ET | Verizon Wireless
As expected, Verizon Wireless has announced new cities for BroadbandAccess, its EV-DO 3G data network. The new cities are: * Atlanta * Austin * Baltimore * Kansas City, KS/MO * Los Angeles * Miami/Fort Lauderdale * Milwaukee * New York...

Samsung i600 launched by Sprint PCS

Sep 22 2004 - 01:35 PM ET | Samsung, Smartphone, Sprint Nextel
Sprint PCS has officially launched the Samsung i600, a Windows Mobile 2003 smartphone. This is the first Windows Mobile device for Sprint PCS. Features include: * Pocket Outlook, Pocket Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, Microsoft Windows Media Player and ActiveSync technology...

Vodafone K.K. launches 7 new 3G handsets

Sep 22 2004 - 01:25 PM ET | 3G, Vodafone
Vodafone K.K. today announced that the company will carry 7 new 3G based mobile phones. Some, like the Nokia 6630 are both 3G and GSM. The new phones are: * Sharp 902SH and 802SH * Sony Ericsson 802SE * NEC...

Holiday season 2004 phone preview

Sep 22 2004 - 01:15 PM ET | In The News
PhoneScoop attended a media event in New York City this week where mobile phone makers showed off their holiday 2004 lineup. We've covered most of the phones pictured already, but it's great to see non-promo photos (you can see how...

Siemens S66 announced, megapixel phone cam

Sep 21 2004 - 09:51 AM ET | Siemens
Siemens today announced the S66, the company's first megapixel camera phone for the US market. The Siemens S66 is quite similar to the Siemens S65 (did not make it to US). Here are some features of the S66: * 1.3...

palmOne reports earnings, shares surge

Sep 20 2004 - 05:13 PM ET | Palm
palmOne today announced earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2005 which set off an upsurge in the company's stock (PLMO). Shares of palmOne ended the day up 5% and then spiked another 15% in after hours trading to sit...

Nokia 7710 rumors fly

Sep 20 2004 - 03:36 PM ET | Nokia, Rumor
Internet message boards are buzzing with rumors of a new Series 90 device from Nokia called the 7710. It is seen as a replacement for the Nokia 7700, which was discontinued before it even shipped. Features of the 7710 are...

Verizon Wireless partners with BestBuy

Sep 20 2004 - 03:01 PM ET | Verizon Wireless
Shortly after announcing a store-in-store partnership with Circuit City, Verizon Wireless has announced that BestBuy will begin to sell Verizon phones and service in its chain of over 600 stores. In addition to the usual voice plans, Best Buy customers...

Opera Mobile reaches 1 million downloads

Sep 20 2004 - 02:58 PM ET | Data
Opera today announced that Opera Mobile, its Symbian based mobile phone web browser, has had over 1 million downloads. This makes Opera Mobile the most popular 3rd-party Symbian app. Opera Mobile started to really take off because of SSR, Small...

Sidekick II now for sale from T-Mobile

Sep 20 2004 - 01:03 PM ET | Danger, T-Mobile
After a long wait and lots of rumors, the Sidekick II (some are still calling it the Sidekick 2) is now available from T-Mobile.com. You'll pay $249.99 after a $50 instant web only rebate. Fetaures of the new Sidekick include:...

Samsung intros 667 MHz mobile CPU

Sep 20 2004 - 01:00 PM ET | 3G, Samsung
Samsung today announced a speedy new CPU for 3G mobile devices. The 667 MHz processor fits more power into the same space and should enable more features for 3G handsets: bq. By introducing a structured custom design methodology at the...

Flasher V7 first Virgin Mobile cam phone

Sep 20 2004 - 12:51 PM ET | UTStarcom (Audiovox), Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile USA today announced its first camera phone, the Flasher V7. The phone is made by Audiovox and is based on the Audiovox CDM-8910. Specs include: * VGA camera with LED flash * Speakerphone * 1xRTT data * 65,000...

AT&T Wireless drops Motorola V600

Sep 20 2004 - 01:16 AM ET | AT&T Wireless
As we reported would happen, AT&T Wireless has dropped the Motorola V600. The company started shipping the V600 back in March. Cingular Wireless dropped the V600 in July. It is not known if the upcoming merger between the two companies...

Motorola V180 launched by AT&T Wireless

Sep 20 2004 - 01:06 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Motorola
AT&T Wireless today launched the Motorola V180 for consumers. For the past week it has been available to business customers only. The Motorola V180 comes with: * 128128 pixel 65K color CSTN main display, 96 x 32 pixel monochrome LCD...

Motorola V505 launched on AT&T Wireless

Sep 20 2004 - 12:59 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Motorola
Update: Amazon.com has started selling the Motorola V505. After rebate you get $75 BACK. This is less than free. As expected, AT&T Wireless has officially launched the Motorola V505. MobileTracker exclusively reported on images of the Motorola V505 showing up...

BlackBerry 7100v launches on Vodafone

Sep 16 2004 - 09:54 AM ET | Research In Motion, Vodafone
Vodafone has launched a carrier customized version of the BlackBerry 7100t called the BlackBerry 7100v. Despite being called a "Vodaphone exclusive", the device has the same features as the 7100t but just a different case. More information on the 7100v...

Cingular launches software for vision-impaired users

Sep 16 2004 - 01:51 AM ET | Cingular
According to the AP, Cingular is set to launch software for the Nokia 6620 that will allow easier use by vision-impaired users. The application, which was created under a partnership wtih ScanSoft, is called TALKS. bq. Basic cell phone features...

Motorola V505 on AT&T Wireless site

Sep 16 2004 - 12:07 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Motorola, Rumor
Update: This phone has since launched and Amazon.com has started selling the Motorola V505. After rebate you get $75 BACK. This is less than free. Rumor has it that AT&T Wireless will today drop the Motorola V600 in favor of...

Motorola i325 released on Nextel

Sep 15 2004 - 03:18 PM ET | Motorola, Nextel
The Motorola i325 is now available from Nextel. The i325 is a ruggedized phone built for abuse. Like the i315 it features Motorola's new Direct Talk feaure. Features of the i325 include: * Rain-resistant rugged design built to withstand extreme...

Motorola i315 released on Nextel

Sep 15 2004 - 03:12 PM ET | Motorola, Nextel
Nextel recently added the Motorola i315 to its phone lineup. The i315 is the first phone from Motorola to support Direct Talk, which is basically Direct Connect without a network available (works within 1-8 miles). Features of the i315 include:...

Peer-to-peer comes to cell phones

Sep 15 2004 - 03:00 PM ET | Data
New Scientist has an article about peer-to-peer (P2P) file transfer software coming to a mobile phone near you. P2P is the technology behind applications like the original Napster and current KaZaa. Employees at the Nokia Research Center have written P2P...

Verizon promotes weather service for Ivan

Sep 15 2004 - 02:47 PM ET | Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is busy promoting data and text based weather services to its subscribers in the path of Hurricane Ivan. Despite imminent destruction and loss of life, the company is not making these services available for free. bq. As demonstrated...

Cingular / AT&T Wireless merger near FCC vote

Sep 15 2004 - 02:39 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
The Cingular buyout of AT&T Wireless is nearing a vote by the FCC, Reuters reports. The $41 billion cash deal should be voted on by the 5 commissioners within the next 2 weeks. The deal is expected to be approved....

Sidekick gets improved deaf features

Sep 15 2004 - 01:19 PM ET | Danger, T-Mobile
Danger today announced that its Hiptop2 (AKA Sidekick II) device will have improved features for deaf and hard of hearing users. This is in reaction to the influx of hearing impaired users that have taken to the Hiptop for its...

Siemens SF65 announced

Sep 15 2004 - 11:56 AM ET | Siemens
The Siemens SF65 is a new swiveling clamshell handset with a 1.3 megapixel camera. The styling is very camera-like (much like the latest models coming from Sony Ericsson), be sure to check out the many photos of the SF65 after...

T-Mobile SDA Music announced

Sep 15 2004 - 11:39 AM ET | T-Mobile
T-Mobile Germany today announced the SDA Music, a slightly modified version of the T-Mobile SDA. The Windows powered smartphone includes an extra row of keys to control the integrated MP3 player. Other features include: * VGA camera * Bluetooth *...

Carriers brace for Ivan

Sep 14 2004 - 04:39 PM ET | In The News
Cell phone carriers are once again preparing for a hurricane--this time in multiple states. While initial projections put Ivan on the battered Gulf Coast of Florida, forecasters are now predicting that the strong category 4 storm will slam into the...

Siemens shows off 360 megabit mobile data

Sep 14 2004 - 01:55 PM ET | Data, Siemens
Siemens showed off new wireless technology at the Mobile Internet 2010 forum that allows data to move across at up to 360 megabits per second. That's about 150 times faster than most cable modems. bq. To make the high-frequency signals...

Nokia to use SD memory in future

Sep 14 2004 - 01:05 PM ET | Nokia
Nokia announced today that it has filed for membership in the SD Card Association and that the company has plans to use SD memory in future phone models. This is not the end of MMC for Nokia, the company says...

Motorola V180 launched by T-Mobile

Sep 14 2004 - 01:29 AM ET | Motorola, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA today launched the Motorola V180. While the V180 announced over 7 months ago, T-Mobile is the first carrier to pick this phone up in the US. Features include: * 128x128 pixel 65K color CSTN main display, 96 x...

T-Mobile starts taking Sidekick II orders

Sep 14 2004 - 01:23 AM ET | Danger, T-Mobile
It looks like we were right about the T-Mobile Sidekick II launching within the next week--T-Mobile is now taking orders from current Sidekick customers. If you are the owner of a Sidekick, you should have gotten an email giving you...

AT&T Wireless Ogo to compete with Sidekick

Sep 13 2004 - 09:55 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Rumor
AT&T Wireless has gotten the Ogo, a new data-centric mobile device, approved by the FCC. The Ogo looks to compete with the T-Mobile Sidekick II, though it lacks phone functions. Features of the ogo include: * Bluetooth with Personal Mobile...

Record Co. ringtone sales slow

Sep 13 2004 - 04:20 AM ET | Ringtones
The Wall Street Journal writes [Subscription only] in today's issue that record companies are not seeing the profits once forecasted for ringtone sales. However, it may not be the business itself, but the legalities: bq. That snafu shows how new...

LG L1400 ships from Cingular

Sep 13 2004 - 04:09 AM ET | LG Mobile Phone
Cingular added the LG L1400 to its lineup over the weekend. With a new activation, the entry-level camera phone is selling for $29.99 without rebate. Features of the 1400 include: * VGA camera (4x zoom, and brightness control) * 65k...

Nokia N-Gage QD ships from T-Mobile USA

Sep 10 2004 - 01:00 PM ET | T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA today added the Nokia N-Gage QD to its phone lineup. The Series 60 smartphone / gaming device costs $99.99 after rebate with new service activation ($50 mail-in rebate). Cingular started shipping the device late last month. You can...

Check Gmail on your phone

Sep 10 2004 - 11:04 AM ET | Data
Engadget found a free PHP web application that allows you to check your Google Gmail email from your mobile phone. The Gmail interface is currently too complicated for mobile phones to handle, though Google has hinted at making a "mobile"...

Siemens CX70 EMOTY announced

Sep 10 2004 - 10:59 AM ET | Siemens
Siemens today announced an MMS savvy phone similar to the CX70, the Siemens CX70 EMOTY. According to the company, the CX70 EMOTY is aimed to allow users to convey emotions via MMS messages. bq. The CX70 EMOTY is equipped with...

Sanyo MM-7400 specs leaked

Sep 10 2004 - 01:12 AM ET | Rumor, Sprint Nextel
Specifications of the Sanyo MM-7400 have leaked onto the internet--including a photo. The MM-7400 will be carried on Sprint PCS, likely in the next few months... Some say as soon as this month. Features include: * 16 MB RAM, 32...

'Cellular' movie opens today

Sep 10 2004 - 12:44 AM ET | Nokia
Hollywood thriller "Cellular" opens today in US theaters. The movie stars a Nokia 6600 as one of the main elements, and the title itself is derived from the extensive use of the Series 60 smartphone. The plot outline from IMDB...

Nokia increases quarterly estimates

Sep 09 2004 - 08:17 PM ET | Nokia
Finally a stroke of good luck for Nokia--the Finnish company has announced that it expects to exceed quarterly profit estimates for the third quarter of 2004. Based on the first two months of the quarter, Nokia expects to make EUR...

Old 'brick' phones back in style

Sep 09 2004 - 07:58 PM ET | In The News
The NY Times has an article about old 'brick' style cellular phones catching a geek-chic wave. Quoted in the article is Eugene Auh, a proud owner of a Motorola DynaTac. It did not explain how Mr. Auh plans to use...

T-Mobile Sidekick II release very close

Sep 09 2004 - 04:39 PM ET | Danger, Rumor
Edward C. Baig of USA Today penned a review of the T-Mobile Sidekick II in today's paper. In the review he says (emphasis added by MobileTracker): bq. Let me briefly weigh in on one other clever messaging phone T-Mobile is...

FCC announces 3G spectrum auction

Sep 09 2004 - 04:01 PM ET | In The News
The FCC today announced a new auction for 3G spectrum space in the US. The 20 MHz of spectrum should be sold within 15 months. bq. It [the FCC] started the process to make paired, five megahertz blocks of spectrum...

T-mobile to launch Windows smartphone in Europe, USA

Sep 09 2004 - 02:48 PM ET | Smartphone, T-Mobile
T-Mobile is set to launch the Smart Digital Assistant (SDA)--its first Windows powered smartphone in Europe. Priced at 100 Euros with a new activation, it's on the lower end of smartphone prices. Features of the SDA include: * VGA amera...

T-Mobile USA launches 1,000th retail store

Sep 09 2004 - 02:43 PM ET | T-Mobile
T-Mobile opened its 1,000th retail store in the US today. The pace so far this year has been nearly one store every other day. The new store today is located at 699 Market Street in San Francisco. As part of...

Nokia 7260 announced

Sep 09 2004 - 10:17 AM ET | Nokia
Nokia has officially announced the Nokia 7260. Images of this phone were leaked several weeks ago to various online message boards. At the time the photos were said to be an updated Nokia 7610, but that does not appear to...

Nokia 7270 announced

Sep 09 2004 - 10:09 AM ET | Nokia
The Nokia 7270 was announced today at the Totally Fashion event in Shanghai. It's another bold design from Nokia, and is one of only a few flip phone from the company. The housing is etched stainless steel. The 7270 comes...

Nokia 7280 announced

Sep 09 2004 - 09:59 AM ET | Nokia
Nokia today announced the 7280, a sleek highly styled cell phone without a conventional key pad. Instead of a keypad, the Nokia 7280 has a, "discreet keyless dial" (Ed. note, we're not sure how this works...). The rest of the...

10 megapixel camera phones in future

Sep 09 2004 - 02:13 AM ET | Camera
Carl Ziess has announced a new lens for camera phones that packs higher quality in a smaller space. At about the size of a pea, the new lens sports three-elements and extremely aspheric surfaces. Carl Ziess partnered with Dialog Semiconductor...

Motorola beefs up design team

Sep 08 2004 - 02:27 PM ET | Motorola
Retuers has an article on Motorola's recent attempt to put more focus on the design of its mobile phone. This can be shown most clearly by the Motorola RAZR V3. bq. Working with high-tech graphics, space-age materials like titanium, and...

Nokia parters with Six Apart

Sep 08 2004 - 12:43 PM ET | Nokia
Nokia has partnered with blog software maker Six Apart (maker of the software that powers MobileTracker). Nokia Lifeblog will become compatible with Six Apart's TypePad hosted blogging service. The blogging capability of Nokia Lifeblog is based on the open ATOM...

BlackBerry 7100t review

Sep 08 2004 - 02:29 AM ET | Research In Motion
Rumors have been flying that a BlackBerry aimed to compete with the Treo 600 is soon to launch on T-Mobile USA. While the rumor that it would launch today is not correct, Walter Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal has...

Nokia 9300 announced

Sep 08 2004 - 02:04 AM ET | Nokia
Nokia has today announced the Nokia 9300, a smartphone for business professionals. We noted rumors of the 9300 two weeks ago. It's a Series 80 device and runs on the Symbian 7 OS. All apps that work with the Communicator...

MDM announces "Directions On The Go"

Sep 07 2004 - 01:08 PM ET | Data
Mobile Digital Media (MDM) today announced Directions On The Go, a directions and mapping solution for Series 60 mobile phones. The software is stored on an MMC card so it takes up no space on your phone. Compatible handsets are...

MobiTV launches C-SPAN

Sep 07 2004 - 01:00 PM ET | Sprint Nextel
Users of MobiTV can now tune into C-SPAN and C-SPAN 2. Surprisingly the company waited until after the political conventions to launch the channels. Currently MobiTV is only available to Sprint PCS users. The service streams "live" TV to mobile...

Danger CEO interviewed, talks Sidekick II

Sep 07 2004 - 03:22 AM ET | Danger
Our friends at Engadget have an interview with Hank Nothhaft, CEO of Danger (makers of the T-Mobile Sidekick). In the interview, Mr. Nothhaft discusses the details of the Sidekick II which is expected to be shipping this month. Danger has...

Cellular carriers recover from Frances

Sep 07 2004 - 03:15 AM ET | In The News
Hurricane Frances left millions of Floridians without power and thousands without homes, but cellular carriers tried hard to make sure cell phone service was not on the list of losses. Verizon Wireless sent in dozens of COWs (cells on wheels)...

Samsung SPH-V5400 announced

Sep 07 2004 - 03:04 AM ET | Samsung, Unique
Samsung announced the Samsung SPH-V5400 over the holiday weekend. the SPH-V5400 is the first cell phone to include a hard drive (yes, a hard drive). The drive is only 1.5GB, but that's more storage than you'll find in any other...

Samsung announces new 3G chipset

Sep 07 2004 - 02:50 AM ET | 3G, Samsung
Samsung has announced a new 3G chipset with a record breaking amount of built in storage--up to 2.5 Gigabits. The four-die multi-chip package (MCP) should allow for more complex 3G phones while maintaining healthy battery life: bq. By combining more...

BlackBerry Connect comes to Series 80 phones

Sep 07 2004 - 02:44 AM ET | Nokia, Research In Motion
Nokia today announced that it is bringing BlackBerry Connect to Nokia Series 80 mobile phones. The first such device will be the Nokia 9500 Communicator which will be able to, "Connect to BlackBerry services from Research In Motion." However, the...

Cingular to carry Motorola RAZR V3

Sep 03 2004 - 10:18 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Rumor
According to several reader tips, Cingular Wireless retail sales reps have been notified of a sales goal where they can be awarded a free Motorola RAZR V3. The RAZR V3 is of course the super-thin flip phone that turned heads...

Orange launches push-to-talk

Sep 03 2004 - 11:52 AM ET | Push-to-talk
Orange yesterday launched Talk Now, a push-to-talk service. While quite common in the US (Verizon Wireless, Nextel, Sprint PCS all have it), this is a first* for Europe. Features include: * Instant one-to-one and one-to-group calling as well as "silent"...

View DVDs on your Treo 600

Sep 03 2004 - 11:44 AM ET | Palm
TreoCentral has posted directions for Treo 600 owners that shows how to watch DVD movies on the Treo 600. The method compresses a DVD and formats it for the smaller screen, leaving you with a file around 100 MB, which...

Report: Cell sales up, may have peaked

Sep 03 2004 - 11:39 AM ET | In The News
According to a new report from researchers at Gartner, cell phone sales have seen a recent growth in sales. During the last quarter, "worldwide mobile phone sales totaled 156.4 million units, up 35 percent from unit sales posted a year...

Camera Phone Obsession book published

Sep 03 2004 - 11:22 AM ET | Camera
Paraglyph Press has published an entire book dedicated to camera phones. Camera Phone Obsession discusses topics like: * Creating an image that can be instantly shared changes the way we think of our day-to-day experiences. * Technological limitations force the...

Cell carriers brace for Frances

Sep 03 2004 - 11:13 AM ET | In The News
Many national cell phone carriers have announced their plans for hurricane Frances, the latest storm to threaten Florida. Here's direct links to each carrier's press release: * Cingular * Nextel * Sprint PCS * Verizon Wireless Furthermore, T-Mobile USA announced...

Cingular launches Nokia 6620

Sep 02 2004 - 02:03 AM ET | Cingular, Nokia
Cingular Wireless has launched the Nokia 6620. The phone started shipping from AT&T Wireless early last month. The Nokia 6620 is quite similar to the Nokia 6600, but with EDGE high-speed data. Expect to pay $399.99 with contract, a full...

AT&T Wireless expands 3G service

Sep 01 2004 - 01:47 PM ET | AT&T Wireless
AT&T Wireless has expanded its trial 3G service to two new cities: Dallas and San Diego. Customers in the two cities have a choice between two 3G phones, the Motorola A845 or Nokia 6651. A card for laptop computers is...

Nokia ships over 1 million N-Gage units

Sep 01 2004 - 01:18 PM ET | Nokia
Nokia announced today that it has sold over 1 million N-Gage game decks. The numbers include sales of both the N-Gage and N-Gage QD. MobileTracker has a N-Gage QD review. Nokia originally wanted to sell 6 million N-Gage units by...

Samsung A790 shipping to consumers

Sep 01 2004 - 01:14 PM ET | Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is finally shipping the Samsung A790, the CDMA/GSM world phone that has been shipping to business customers for quite some time. Expect to pay $349.99 with a two year contract. You will be able to roam on the...

Mossberg reviews MobiTV, Sprint TV

Sep 01 2004 - 12:43 AM ET | Data, Review, Sprint Nextel
Walter Mossberg, star reviewer for the Wall Street Journal, took a look [subscription only] at two mobile TV offerings available to Sprint PCS users. Mossberg's reviews are known to make or break services, which is bad news for Sprint TV:...