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T-Mobile G1 with Google Android officially announced

Sep 23 2008 - 11:14 AM ET | 3G, Android, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA has officially confirmed what unofficially has been the talk of the town--the debut of the first Google Android based mobile phone. The T-Mobile G1 is made by HTC (the device was code named the HTC Dream) and was...

Sony Ericsson Z750 HSDPA handset

Mar 26 2007 - 05:55 PM ET | 3G, AT&T, CTIA, Cingular, Sony Ericsson
CTIA 2007 -- The Sony Ericsson Z750 is a new HSDPA handset targeted at North America. What that really means, though not technically announced, is it's destined for AT&T (Cingular). While the 3G connectivity is surely big news (it's Sony...

Nokia E90 Communicator announced

Feb 12 2007 - 05:51 AM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Nokia
3GSM World Congress -- The new Nokia E90 Communicator takes on where the 9300i Communicator left off. It keeps the familiar laptop-esque form factor but makes a lot of upgrades under the hood. One big change is that the...

Motorola Q q9 with HSDPA

Feb 12 2007 - 05:17 AM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Motorola, Smartphone
3GSM World Congress -- 3GSM's flurry of handset announcements is in full force this morning with most major manufacturers showing off several new models. The latest is the Motorola Moto Q q9 which is the next generation Q which is...

Upcoming Motorola phones revealed by executive

Jan 24 2007 - 08:14 PM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Motorola, Rumor
Motorola's Ron Garriques, president of mobile devices, recently gave anxious investors a sneak peek at the company's upcoming handsets. The presentation has been posted online [PDF]. Look for these announcements soon. As expected, many of Motorola's upcoming announcements will be...

Sprint updates on WiMAX buildout

Jan 09 2007 - 11:46 AM ET | 3G, Data, Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel has updated investors on its plan to build a 4G WiMAX mobile data network. The first coverage areas will be Chicago and Washington D.C. and the network should reach over 100 million people by the end of 2008....

Samsung a727 HSDPA thin phone

Jan 08 2007 - 05:44 PM ET | 3G, CES, Samsung
CES 2007 -- When HSDPA is added to the Trace you get the Samsung a727, a new 3G handset announced today at CES. The razor thin handset still manages to pack in the latest 3G technology and should be the...

Sprint adds Mac compatibility for EV-DO Rev A card

Jan 08 2007 - 03:00 PM ET | 3G, Backpage, CES, Data, Sprint Nextel
CES 2007 -- Sprint Nextel has announced officially supported Mac OS X compatibility with one of its EV-DO Rev A cards. Previously the easiest way to get EV-DO on a Mac was to go with Verizon (Mac OS X offers...

Palm Treo 750 launches on Cingular

Jan 07 2007 - 08:31 PM ET | 3G, CES, Cingular, Palm, Smartphone
CES 2007 -- Cingular Wireless has officially announced the Palm Treo 750. The long awaited device is the first Treo from Cingular to have either 3G or Windows Mobile. The 750 has been shipping in Europe for quite some...

Cingular to demo one-way video calling

Jan 05 2007 - 05:34 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
Cingular will demo a one-way video calling service next week at CES. Video calling is currently supported in many countries but this will be a first for the US market. The service allows users to send a live video stream...

Verizon Wireless quietly rolling out EV-DO Rev A

Dec 14 2006 - 04:43 PM ET | 3G, Data, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless
Sprint Nextel has been busy announcing anything new about its EV-DO Revision A rollout while Verizon Wireless has stayed quiet on the topic. To the casual bystander it appeared that Sprint Nextel was pulling away with a huge lead, but...

Sprint activates EV-DO Rev A in 10 more markets

Dec 12 2006 - 03:28 PM ET | 3G, Data, Sprint Nextel
Sprint has upgraded its data network to EV-DO Revision A in 10 more markets around the country. Rev A adds significantly faster upload speeds compared to the older Rev 0 technology. The latest batch of upgrades includes many of the...

Nokia N75 coming to Cingular this month

Dec 01 2006 - 07:24 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Nokia, Rumor
According to a tipster we trust, the Nokia N75 is set to launch on Cingular in December. While the N-Series has proven quite popular globally, the N75 will be the first N-Series device available directly from a US carrier. The...

Report: 500m mobile broadband users by 2010

Nov 21 2006 - 06:00 PM ET | 3G, Backpage, Data
A new report from Strategy Analytics says that the global market for mobile broadband will reach 500 million users by 2010. Next generation technologies like WiMAX and UMTS TDD will help fuel the growth but not dominate it. The report...

Qualcomm and Motorola to team up on UMTS phones

Nov 14 2006 - 04:04 PM ET | 3G, Motorola
Qualcomm and Motorola have announced an agreement to collaborate on UMTS handset development. This comes the same day as Qualcomm's president noted that talks with Nokia over patent licensing were not going well. Motorola was already working with Qualcomm for...

Samsung BlackJack announced by Cingular

Nov 13 2006 - 01:44 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Samsung
As expected, Cingular has announced availability of the Samsung BlackJack, a thin QWERTY smartphone set to compete with the Motorola Q and T-Mobile Dash. The BlackJack, also known as the SGH-i607, is a Cingular exclusive and is also one of...

Sprint launches EV-DO Rev A

Oct 24 2006 - 01:17 PM ET | 3G, Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel has launched its EV-DO Rev A network in San Diego, becoming the first US carrier to launch the technology anywhere. The upgrade has gone significantly faster than first thought, it originally wasn't supposed to launch until next year....

T-Mobile USA announces 3G strategy

Oct 06 2006 - 11:43 AM ET | 3G, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA has finally announced its 3G strategy, well after all of the company's national competitors have launched 3G service. Parent Deutsche Telekom will spend $2.7 billion to build out the network which is thought to be based on UMTS/HSDPA....

Helio announces Hybrid data card

Oct 04 2006 - 04:10 PM ET | 3G, Data, MVNO
Fledgling mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Helio has announced a data card called the Hybrid. With the Hybrid, Helio becomes the first MVNO to offer a data card. The card itself is based off the Sierra AirCard 580. Despite the...

AWS auction ends with $13.7B in total bids

Sep 20 2006 - 12:02 AM ET | 3G, Data
The US government sponsored Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction has ended and raised a total of $13.7 billion. The auction started on August 9th and fell within expected proceeds. There were 161 rounds of bidding and only 35 of the...

Sprint launches Novatel Wireless S720 EV-DO Rev A card

Aug 29 2006 - 01:27 PM ET | 3G, Data, Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel has launched the country's first EV-DO Rev A mobile broadband card, the Novatel Wireless S720. While it conforms to the new speedy Rev A technology, don't expect faster speeds quite yet. Sprint doesn't expect to activate its Rev...

Cingular launches Samsung ZX20

Aug 22 2006 - 02:48 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Samsung
Cingular has launched its second HSDPA capable handset, the Samsung ZX20. We first saw this handset at CES. Cingular began shipping its first HSDPA handset, LG's CU500, back in July. The ZX20 is an an update to the ZX10, adding...

Sony Ericsson K618i announced

Aug 08 2006 - 11:03 AM ET | 3G, Sony Ericsson
The Sony Ericsson K618i us a new 3G handset that is basically a 3G infused W810i. With built-in UMTS 2100, the K618i isn't destined for US (unlike the W810i which is still scheduled for a launch from Cingular). Features of...

Verizon Wireless ships ExpressCard style EV-DO card

Aug 03 2006 - 11:25 AM ET | 3G, Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless has started to ship the Novatel Wireless V640 ExpressCard/34. Previously the company only sold data cards in the older PCMCIA format and owners of notebooks with the new ExpressCard slot were out of luck. The card is available...

Sprint accelerates EV-DO Rev A launch

Aug 03 2006 - 11:18 AM ET | 3G, Data, Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel has announced an accelerated launch of EV-DO Revision A. The speedier 3G tech was supposed to start coming online in the first quarter of next year. Sprint plans to have its entire network upgraded to EV-DO revision A...

LG CU500 softlaunches on Cingular

Jul 14 2006 - 05:48 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
The LG CU500 is currently in a softlaunch from Cingular (it was approved in April, but hasn't been shown off until now). It's the first of two HSDPA equipped handsets that Cingular plans on launching. The HSDPA 3G standard is...

Palm to make 3G Treo for Vodafone

Jul 13 2006 - 11:01 AM ET | 3G, Palm, Vodafone
Palm took the unusual step of pre-announcing (though without many details) a new handheld designed exclusively for Europe. Earlier this month it came out that due to new regulations regarding the environment, Palm would be unable to continue selling its...

Cingular and HBO launch expanded video clips

Jul 13 2006 - 10:39 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, Cingular
Cingular and HBO extended their partnership with the introduction of more video clips. Available exclusively to Cingular's 3G customers, the new content includes some mobile-only episodes of the show Entourage. In another first, Cingular Video subscribers can also enjoy full-length...

Verizon V Cast to broadcast over 50 live concerts

Jul 10 2006 - 03:32 PM ET | 3G, Backpage, Verizon Wireless
Verizion Wireless is promoting its V Cast service by launching V Cast Performances, a showcase of live concerts. Over 50 performances will be shown, from artists such as Live and Cheyenne Kimball. All of the concerts are available to V...

Cingular goes 3G in NYC

Jun 30 2006 - 11:14 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, Cingular
As expected, Cingular has activated its UMTS/HSDPA 3G network in the New York City metro area. Coverage is limited but should expand in September. The Samsung ZX10 is the only 3G handset being offered in the market. Cingular should continue...

Verizon Wireless chooses Lucent for EV-DO Rev A

Jun 27 2006 - 03:27 PM ET | 3G, Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless announced it has chosen Lucent to deploy EV-DO Revision A. The network upgrade is a combination of hardware and software updates. Verizon has been testing Lucent's rev A technology since 2005. Once completed Verizon Wireless will be able...

UMTS Motorola Q coming by year end

Jun 13 2006 - 09:48 AM ET | 3G, Motorola
According to a Bear Stearns research note, Motorola expects by year end to ship a GSM based Q smartphone equipped with UMTS 3G technology. At the Q's announcement Motorola made it clear that it planned on bringing the Q to...

Hiwire joins crowded mobile TV market

Apr 24 2006 - 02:38 PM ET | 3G
Aloha Partners announced a new subsidiary called Hiwire that will join several other US firms looking to provide live broadcast TV to mobile phones. Hiwire will compete most directly with Qualcomm's MediaFLO and Crown Castle's Modeo. All three companies...

TI, NEC and Matsushita mulling 3G spin-off

Apr 07 2006 - 12:18 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, Rumor
Texas Instruments, NEC and Matsushita are in discussions to merge 3G operations to cut costs. Reuters reports: A source close to the talks said the five companies are aiming to set up a joint venture to develop microchips and software...

Verizon Wireless adds to V Cast content

Apr 06 2006 - 12:30 PM ET | 3G, Backpage, CTIA, Data, Verizon Wireless
CTIA 2006 -- Verizon Wireless today announced a barrage of new content for its V Cast service. The content comes from several new partners and will be available to existing and new subscribers for no additional cost. The O.C...

MobiTV tops million subscribers

Apr 04 2006 - 04:22 PM ET | 3G, CTIA, Data
CTIA 2006 -- Current third-party Mobile TV leader MobiTV has surpassed the million subscriber milestone. The numbers weren't broken down by geographic area, so it's hard to tell how many of these subscribers are in the US (MobiTV's service...

Qualcomm achieves 7.2 Mbps HSDPA call

Mar 31 2006 - 10:06 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, Data
Nortel and Qualcomm together completed an industry leading 7.2 Mbps data call over HSDPA. HSDPA is the 3G technology that Cingular Wireless is currently upgrading its network to. The companies completed the initial series of pre-commercial category 8 HSDPA...

The very tiny, LG KG320 announced at CeBit

Mar 13 2006 - 05:23 PM ET | 3G, Backpage, LG Mobile Phone
MobileBurn has got their hands on an tiny, full featured slim (9mm) candy bar phone, the LG KG320, also being shown at the CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany. Features: 1.3 megapixel camera 262k color TFT LCD display Bluetooth 128MB of...

Samsung SGH-D870 announced at CeBIT

Mar 13 2006 - 04:20 PM ET | 3G, Samsung
Samsung announced another slider at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany, the Samsung SGH-D870. Though the SGH-D870 is most likely slated for European / Asian release, the tri-band, EDGE compatible Samsung SGH-D870, is a slim phone coming in at 0.51" thick,...

Cingular Video (TV) Launches

Mar 07 2006 - 03:35 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, In The News, LG Mobile Phone, Nokia, Samsung
On the coat tails of yesterday's announcement of two new 3G phones’, the LG CU320 and the Samsung SGH-ZX10 handsets, today Cingular announced ‘Cingular Video’ on-demand streaming video service, with 19 channels of video, and four more channels coming soon....

FCC approves basic Nokia E61 the E62

Mar 07 2006 - 10:39 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, Nokia
According to PhoneScoop, the FCC revealed yesterday a new E Series device, the Nokia E62. Though details are slim, the E62 looks to be a stripped down version of the Nokia E61, which garnered FCC approval recently. The E61 differs...

Cingular releases the Samsung ZX10

Mar 06 2006 - 05:15 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Samsung
Today Cingular also released the Samsung ZX10, the second in a pair of 3g phone's for Cingular's network that we first saw a couple of months ago at CES. Cingular's 3g service is available in select cities including, Austin,...

Cingular releases the LG CU320

Mar 06 2006 - 04:51 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
Today Cingular released the LG CU320, the first of a pair of 3g phone's for Cingular's network that we saw a couple of months ago at CES. Their 3g service is available in select cities including, Austin, Baltimore, Boston,...

Mobile DTV alliance welcomes Microsoft

Mar 02 2006 - 10:17 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, Smartphone
The Mobile DTV Alliance is already brimming with heavy hitters with the likes of Intel, Motorola, Nokia, and Texas Instruments, but today it welcomes Microsoft to the fold. The Mobile DTV Alliance encourages the deployment of DVB-H in North America....

Mobizzo, Sprint, MTV, all want your Mobile TV

Feb 27 2006 - 03:15 PM ET | 3G, In The News, Ringtones, Sprint Nextel
After a slew of announcements it looks as if everyone wants in on the mobile TV bandwagon. Today, international powerhouse News Corp. owners of Fox TV and Sky TV, announced a new portal, Mobizzo, to sell ringtones and graphics, leveraging...

Cingular in video sharing trial

Feb 15 2006 - 03:09 PM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Backpage, Cingular
Cingular Wireless is one of more than twenty mobile phone carriers testing video sharing. The trials are scheduled to be completed in the first half the year are to test out a technology that allows one-way video transfer during a...

Sony Ericsson W950i announced

Feb 13 2006 - 05:58 PM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Sony Ericsson
3GSM 2006 -- After launching two other models this morning (see J100 and K610i) Sony Ericsson debuted its most powerful Walkman phone yet, the W950i. The handset sports a massive 4GB of flash memory which puts it on an...

BT, Virgin and Microsoft to do mobile TV

Feb 13 2006 - 11:56 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, In The News, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone
The TimesOnline is carrying a story that BT, Virgin and Microsoft are announcing a Mobile TV alliance. The three will announce a digital TV service for mobile phones at the 3GSM Congress in Barcelona. This is just one of...

GlobeTrotter GT MAX, tri-band HSDPA / 3G UMTS Wireless Data Card

Feb 13 2006 - 10:22 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, Data
Option N.V. the wireless technology company, today has announcement the GlobeTrotter GT MAX, a tri-band HSDPA / 3G UMTS Wireless Data Card. "The GlobeTrotter GT MAX is has a multi-band flip-out integrated antenna design meaning that GT MAX once...

BenQ EF91 HSDPA handset announced

Feb 13 2006 - 07:12 AM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Siemens
3GSM 2006 -- BenQ announced its first HSDPA phone at 3GSM, the EF91. The company is calling it the first HSDPA phone, but both LG and Samsung were showing off HSDPA equipped phones at CES. Discounting the claim, the...

Fujitsu Siemens Pocket LOOX T Series announced

Feb 13 2006 - 05:35 AM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Smartphone
3GSM 2006 -- Fujitsu Siemens announced two feature packed Windows Mobile powered smartphones today, the Pocket LOOX T Series. Both the T810 and T830 pack similar feature sets: Tri-band GSM + UMTS 802.11b/g wirelesswith VoIP capability Bluetooth v2.0 Integrated...

Sony Ericsson K610i announced

Feb 13 2006 - 03:47 AM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Sony Ericsson
3GSM 2006 -- Leading the pack for handset announcements at 3GSM, Sony Ericsson announced the K610i and J100. The K610i is an update to the K600i that was announced last year at the same event. The candybar styled 3G handset...

Cingular announces global 3G roaming

Feb 13 2006 - 03:25 AM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Cingular, Danger
3GSM 2006 -- Cingular Wireless announced a global 3G data plan aimed at business travelers. Starting next month Cingular will offer a GlobalConnect data plan that features unlimited domestic use and up to 100MB/month of usage on partners' networks...

NEC 500is

Feb 09 2006 - 11:54 AM ET | 3G
The latest RAZR competitor is the NEC 500is and wow is it slick! At only 11.9 mm thick, the EDGE enabled GSM phone has a 176x220 LCD, a monochrome OLED secondary display, and a 1.3 megapixel camera, stuffed into...

2006, the year of 3G

Feb 08 2006 - 11:15 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, In The News
ABI Research is reporting that 2006 may be a banner year for 3G technologies world wide. As reported by MobileMag, "The expansion of 3G services is expected to increase substantially this year, continuing the trend from last year when...

Cingular to test DiBom DVB-H tech

Feb 07 2006 - 06:54 PM ET | 3G, Data
DiBcom told RedHerring in an interview that Cingular Wireless will test out its DVB-H based mobile TV technology. DVB-H is not the only mobile TV standard around, but it does have one major boost--Nokia is backing it. The N92...

Sony Ericsson and Panasonic to deliver EDGE enabled ToughBooks to Cingular

Feb 07 2006 - 02:18 PM ET | 3G, Backpage, Cingular, Panasonic, Sony Ericsson
News Note: Today Sony Ericsson and Panasonic inked a deal to integrate the GC83 EDGE PC Card inside the Toughbook CF-29 utilizing Cingular's network. [Press Release]...

FCC approves two new Nokia phones, the N80 and the 6282

Feb 07 2006 - 12:32 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Nokia, PDA Phone, Smartphone
Yesterday the FCC approved two new Nokia phones for the U.S. market, the 6282 and the N80. The phones appear as originally specced, with both handsets including GSM 850/1900 and WCDMA 1900, but not WCDMA 850. This may make the...

June 29 is date for 3G spectrum auction

Feb 01 2006 - 03:36 PM ET | 3G, Backpage
The Federal Communications Comission has set June 29th as the date for its advanced wireless service licenses auction. T-Mobile USA is expected to make a big showing at the auction since it is currently light on spectrum and doesn't...

Mobile music store video review

Jan 30 2006 - 01:59 PM ET | 3G, Review, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless
Both Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless operate mobile music stores--you can search, purchase and listen to music right on your phone. Feature wise the stores are pretty similar: Powered by EV-DO so downloads are fast Dual-mode downloads so you can...

TDtv mobile TV tech announced

Jan 18 2006 - 02:19 PM ET | 3G, Data, Sprint Nextel
IPWireless today announced TDtv, a new mobile TV standard. In tandem, Sprint Nextel announced a $10 million investment in IPWireless. TDtv operates in the universal unpaired 3G spectrum bands that are available across Europe and Asia at 1900MHz and...

Cingular showing off 3.6Mbps HSDPA

Jan 05 2006 - 03:00 PM ET | 3G, CES, Cingular, Data
CES 2006 - Cingular has successfuly completed the first HSDPA data call, right here at CES. Last night at a media event there was a laptop computer equipped with a 3.6Mbps HSDPA PC card and it was attaining around 2Mbps...

Verizon Wireless V Cast music downloads launched

Jan 05 2006 - 02:26 PM ET | 3G, CES, Verizon Wireless
CES 2006 - As expected, Verizon Wireless today announced over-the-air (OTA) music downloads as a part of its V Cast media streaming service. All OTA downloads are dual mode, allowing you to easily download the same song on your Windows...

LG shows off MediaFLO

Jan 04 2006 - 11:40 AM ET | 3G, CES, LG Mobile Phone
CES 2006 - Another sign that this year's CES is one big 3G demonstration, LG will be showing off MediaFLO technology at its booth. MediaFLO was developed by Qualcomm and is a streaming media technology that will be covered...

Lenovo to build Cingular HSDPA into laptop

Jan 04 2006 - 10:41 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, CES
CES 2006 - Laptop maker Lenovo will build support for Cingular's 3G network technology into an upcoming laptop model. This saves users from the expense of getting a card and also keeps the PC card slot free. Several companies...

Samsung zx20 with HSDPA

Jan 04 2006 - 04:08 AM ET | 3G, CES, Samsung
CES 2006 - Samsung announced the zx20, what could the first commercially available HSDPA handset. Because of HSDPA, Cingular is the expected carrier, though Samsung won't confirm this. Features of the zx20 include: Dual band HSDPA/UMTS 850/1900 Quad-band GSM with...

More US wireless spectrum to be auctioned

Dec 30 2005 - 03:59 PM ET | 3G, Backpage
The US government will host another wireless spectrum auction. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced it will be cheaper than first thought to move the government out of 1710-1755 MHz. The total cost is expected to come in...

T-Mobile USA 3G, GSM 850 transition

Dec 19 2005 - 12:13 PM ET | 3G, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA may begin a 3G launch next year, according to an interview posted on BetaNews. The company hasn't officially announced much about 3G, just always noting that it will not be anytime soon. Also an unknown is the type...

Cingular Video debuts with HBO content

Dec 15 2005 - 04:37 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
Cingular today announced a 3G video service aimed to compete with Verizon's V Cast. Cingular Video allows subscribers with 3G phones to view exclusive video clips from HBO. The catch is right now Cingular has no 3G handsets, only a...

Cingular launches 3G BroadbandConnect network

Dec 06 2005 - 06:06 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
After intense speculation, Cingular has finally launched their HSDPA 3G network which is being marketed as BroadbandConnect. Though the US is not typically a leader in 3G mobile technology, Cingular's network is the first HSDPA in the world. 16 cities...

Cingular launches AC860 HSDPA card for business

Nov 14 2005 - 01:38 AM ET | 3G, Cingular, Data
Cingular Wireless recently added the Sierra Wireless AC860 PC card to its business website. The card suppors quad-band EDGE and dual-band UMTS/HSDPA. The business site notes Cingular plans on launching UMTS/HSDPA in 15-20 markets by the end of the year....

Industry group eyes Qualcomm's 3G patents

Oct 28 2005 - 11:53 AM ET | 3G
A group of major industry players filed a complaint to the Complaints to the European Commissionto investigate anti-competitive behavior by Qualcomm concerning patents on WCDMA tech. Broadcom, Ericsson, NEC, Nokia, Panasonic, and Texas Instruments state: Qualcomm is violating EU competition...

Cingular and Lucent turn on HSDPA in two markets

Oct 18 2005 - 12:38 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
Cingular and Lucent have completed network upgrades in two markets and have successfuly implemented HSDPA, the next-gen data technology that is going to power Cingular's 3G data network. The pre-existing UMTS networks in Seattle and Phoenix have been upgraded to...

Cingular to expand 3G service on November 1st

Oct 14 2005 - 02:23 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
Cingular will expand its 3G UMTS data network on November first according to a posting on Cingular's internal sales website. Service has already been up in several markets thanks to a joint deal between AT&T Wireless and NTT DoCoMo last...

Verizon Wireless expands and cuts price of EV-DO

Aug 29 2005 - 12:08 PM ET | 3G, Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless has expanded BroadbandAccess, its name for high-speed EV-DO service. Besides the new market, the price for existing Verizon Wireless voice customers has been cut 25% to $59.99 for unlimited monthly use. Rumors of the price drop leaked out...

Verizon expected to reduce EV-DO cost

Aug 28 2005 - 12:31 PM ET | 3G, Data, Verizon Wireless
UPDATE: It's true. BroadbandAccess is in new markets too. Reuters is reporting that Verizon Wireless will lower the cost of its unlimited EV-DO 3G data service. The package currently costs $79.99 per month. Sprint Nextel recently launched similar service is...

Verizon Wireless completes test of EV-DO Rev A

Aug 18 2005 - 11:45 AM ET | 3G, Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless and Lucent have recently tested EV-DO Revision A, the next generation data technology that will replace EV-DO. The recent test included the industry's first live over-the-air call using 1xEV-DO Rev A technology. A more extensive trial has been...

Qualcomm buys Flarion

Aug 11 2005 - 11:42 AM ET | 3G, Data
Qualcomm this morning announced a $600 buyout of FLASH-OFDM inventor Flarion Technologies. If after two years Flarion meets certain milestones, there will be another payout of $205 million in stock and cash. Qualcomm noted that it plans to stick with...

Amp'd announces Kyocera Jet Multimedia Phone

Jul 25 2005 - 03:44 PM ET | 3G, Kyocera, MVNO
Amp'd Mobile, a youth oriented MVNO startup, today announced the first phone that it will carry once the service launches later this year. The Kyocera Jet Multimedia Phone is a customized version of the Slider Remix, with one major addition...

Sprint PCS launches EV-DO

Jul 07 2005 - 09:47 AM ET | 3G, Data, Sprint Nextel
Sprint PCS has today began the official launch of high-speed EV-DO service in select markets. Verizon Wireless began offering a similar service last summer. The launch this month is limited to 34 markets, but by early 2006 Sprint expects to...

T-Mobile USA still planning 2007 3G launch

May 29 2005 - 05:19 PM ET | 3G, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA, a division of Deutsche Telekom, is still planning on launching a 3G network in 2007. T-Mobile USA CEO Robert Dotson believes his company will continue to grow at about 1 million new customers per month through the end...

Verizon Wireless ships KPC650 EV-DO card

Apr 18 2005 - 12:36 PM ET | 3G, Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless has started shipping the Kyocera Passport KPC650 BroadbandAccess PC card. Kyocera claims that their card performs 30% faster than the AirCard 580 from Sierra Wireless (Sprint signed up to carry that exact card). bq. The superior performance of...

Motorola V1150 3G handset announced

Mar 10 2005 - 12:42 AM ET | 3G, Motorola
CeBIT 2005 -- The Motorola V1150 is the second new 3G handset announced at CeBIT (the V1050 was the first). Features of the V1150 include: * 2 megapixel camera with VGA camera for video calling * Bluetooth * SCREEN3 streaming...

Motorola V1050 3G handset announced

Mar 10 2005 - 12:39 AM ET | 3G, Motorola
CeBIT 2005 -- Motorola today announced the V1050, one of two 3G handsets being shown off this year at CeBIT. The feature list is still a little sparse, but the V1050 is confirmed to have: * 1.23 megapixel camera with...

Motorola M1000 info posted by FCC

Feb 16 2005 - 02:53 AM ET | 3G, DoCoMo, Motorola, Rumor
The FCC posted approval documents on Tuesday for the Motorola M1000. The M1000 appears to be Motorola's first handset for NTT DoCoMo--it was announced back in August 2004 that Motorola would make handsets for DoCoMo. Besides working on DoCoMo's FOMA...

Motorola A1010 announced

Feb 15 2005 - 01:40 PM ET | 3G, Motorola
3GSM World Congress -- It was pictured in a series of spy shots posted online last week, but now the Motorola A1010 is official. It's an update to the A1000. This 3G UIQ powered smartphone includes features like: * 48MB...

Motorola E1120 announced

Feb 15 2005 - 01:29 PM ET | 3G, Motorola
3GSM World Congress -- During a flurry of announcements yesterday at 3GSM, Motorola announced the E1120. The tiny 3G phone packs a long feature list, including: * 3 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash. * Bluetooth * QVGA color...

Sony Ericsson Z800 3G phone announced

Feb 14 2005 - 05:23 AM ET | 3G, Sony Ericsson
In addition to announcing the K600 at 3GSM World Congress, Sony Ericsson also announced the Z800. It's a clamshell style 3G handset related to the V800 (a Sony Ericsson made for Vodafone). Features include: * Bluetooth / IrDA / USB...

Sony Ericsson K600 3G phone announced

Feb 14 2005 - 05:14 AM ET | 3G, Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson at 3GSM World Congress announced the K600 3G mobile phone. The slim handset boasts dual mode UMTS-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 and a host of other features: * 1.3 megapixel digital camera * Size and weight of a 2G mobile phone...

Qualcomm announces new HSDPA 3G tech

Feb 14 2005 - 03:30 AM ET | 3G
Qualcomm announced an expanded HSDPA roadmap and expedited schedules to support the industry's first deployments. Cingular Wireless is testing HSDPA in the US, it will allow for download speeds up to 14 megabits per second. Qualcomm is showing off its...

Vodafone Japan lost subscribers in Jan

Feb 06 2005 - 11:49 PM ET | 3G, Vodafone
Update: Vodafone K.K. has officially announced this story--the actual net-loss was 58,700 customers. The company also announced changes to its executive structure. The press release is available below. Reuters is reporting via an anonymous source that Vodafone K.K. lost subscribers...

Verizon Wireless VCAST launches

Feb 01 2005 - 12:00 AM ET | 3G, Data, Verizon Wireless
Today marks the launch of Verizon Wireless' V CAST media streaming service, the first of its kind in the United States. V CAST uses EV-DO to download the content. V CAST is available to Verizon Wireless subscribers with capable phones...

Verizon ships Novatel V620 EV-DO card

Jan 12 2005 - 12:15 PM ET | 3G, Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless today announced the introduction of Novatel Wireless' V620 EV-DO high-speed data card. The V620 uses dual band EV-DO and 1xRTT technologies (1xRTT is used when no EV-DO signal can be found). Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service is $79.99 per...

Verizon Wireless VCAST, 3G media streaming

Jan 07 2005 - 02:00 PM ET | 3G, CES, Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless today announced VCAST, the nation's first 3G multimedia service for consumers. Starting February 1st, VCAST will use EV-DO to deliver high-resolution video, 3D games and music right to mobile phones. bq. For $15.00 monthly access in addition to...

Verizon to debut streaming audio/video service

Jan 06 2005 - 07:54 PM ET | 3G, CES, Data, Verizon Wireless
The Associated Press is reporting that Verizon Wireless will tomorrow make an announcement concerning mobile audio and video: bq. With the mammoth International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as a backdrop, Verizon Wireless planned Friday to detail a robust...

Motorola tests HSDPA in Europe

Jan 06 2005 - 02:11 AM ET | 3G, Motorola
Motorola announced that it completed trials of HSDPA (the 3G technolgy currently in testing by Cingular Wireless) in Europe: bq. Speeds of 2.9Mbps have been recorded at the edge of an outdoor UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) cell using a...

Cingular completes 3G test in Atlanta

Jan 04 2005 - 01:07 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
Cingular has completed a test of HSDPA (what Cingular has decided on for 3G). The test was successful: bq. In recent tests the HSDPA-enhanced network delivered sustained over-the-air data rates of more than three megabits per second (Mbps), and supported...

Cingular 3G plans announced

Nov 30 2004 - 05:02 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Data
Cingular today announced its 3G plans, an expected announcement after the AT&T Wireless takeover (Cingular now has ample spectrum for advanced data services). The UMTS/HSDPA third generation network will offer average data speeds between 400-700 kilobits per second (Kbps), and...

DoCoMo: 2G gone by 2012

Nov 26 2004 - 04:07 PM ET | 3G, DoCoMo
Briefly--NTT DoCoMo today announced that it will stop operation of its second generation cellular network in 2012. Currently 80% or 40 million DoCoMo customers are on the 2G network. While the company offers a host of 3G handsets [see archive],...

Nokia: 10 new 3G phones in 2005

Nov 19 2004 - 12:19 PM ET | 3G, Nokia
Jorma Ollila, Nokia's CEO, is on record boasting about Nokia launching 10 new 3G phones in 2005. Earlier this month, Nokia announced it expected to ship 40 new models in 2005, which means 3G will be an impressive 25% of...

SH901iC announced by NTT DoCoMo

Nov 17 2004 - 03:45 PM ET | 3G, DoCoMo, Security
NTT DoCoMo has announced the SH901iC, one phone from the upcoming 901i Series. The 901i series is marked by 3D surround sound, i-appli games and FeliCa smart-card technology. The SH901iC is well equipped: * 2.2" CGS screen with 260K colors...

N900iL released by NTT DoCoMo

Nov 15 2004 - 01:31 AM ET | 3G, DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo today announced availability of the NEC N900iL, a dual-mode 3G/WiFi mobile phone. According to the company: bq. The N900iL is specifically designed to support DoCoMo's exclusive PASSAGE DUPLE system for dual-network operation as both a standard FOMA phone...

Vodafone launches 3G network

Nov 10 2004 - 03:16 AM ET | 3G, Vodafone
As expected, Vodafone today launched its 3G network. The network has been a massive investment by the company thus far--some estimates are as high as $129 billion. The activated markets are: Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands,...

Vodafone to launch 3G this week

Nov 08 2004 - 12:41 PM ET | 3G, Rumor, Vodafone
Vodafone is expected to roll out its 3G phone network this week. The company will spend an impressive 100m ($185m US) in marketing, which pales in comparison to the billions it spent on spectrum licenses. 10 phones should be available...

China's 3G troubles mount

Nov 07 2004 - 03:58 PM ET | 3G
The Wall Street Journal has a piece [Subscription req.] in Monday's issue about problems China faces in its 3G rollout. Problems include cost, standards, and poor phones. bq. The Chinese government also could mandate that phone companies share space on...

3 UK launches 3G Motorola's

Nov 04 2004 - 02:57 PM ET | 3G, Motorola
3 UK today announced the availability of three new 3G mobile phones from Motorola. The phones are: * Motorola E1000 - 260K color display, 1.2 megapixel camera with 8x zoom, QVGA resolution display, Bluetooth * Motorola A1000 - Symbian based,...

Audiovox 8940 announced [CTIA IT 04]

Oct 25 2004 - 11:31 AM ET | 3G, UTStarcom (Audiovox), Verizon Wireless
Audiovox today announced the CDM-8940, the first phone from the company to ship with EV-DO high-speed data. Features of the 8940 include: * Two 260K color TFT displays (internal/external) * MiniSD memory card slot * 1.3 megapixel camera with video...

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...

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...

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...

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...

FOMA Raku Raku phone released by DoComo

Jul 28 2004 - 02:44 AM ET | 3G, DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo today announced the release of the FOMA Raku Raku. It's a lower-end 3G camera phone capable of making video calls. Here are the specs: * .3 megapixel camera * 2.4-inch 65K color QVGA LCD * Read Aloud function...

Verizon launches EV-DO in Las Vegas

Jul 27 2004 - 06:02 PM ET | 3G, Data, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless will tomorrow launch its EV-DO powered BroadbandAccess data service in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will provide users with internet speeds of 300-500 kilobits per second. San Diego and Washington D.C. are the other cities that have Verizon's BroadbandAccess....

AT&T Wireless launches 3G

Jul 20 2004 - 01:58 PM ET | 3G, AT&T Wireless, Data
As expected, AT&T Wireless has launched 3G service in four major US cities: Detroit, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle. Dallas and San Diego should come online before the end of the year. Data speeds average 220-320 Kbps. Unlimited mMode data...

T-Mobile UK launches 3G data cards

Jul 19 2004 - 11:43 AM ET | 3G
T-Mobile has launched 3G data service in the UK. The cards also bundle WiFi and GPRS, switching between whatever is available and fastest. T-Mobile has over 500 WiFi hotspots in the UK. Unlimited data will cost you 70 a month....

AT&T Wireless to launch 3G next week

Jul 15 2004 - 05:04 PM ET | 3G, AT&T Wireless, Rumor
Rumors are flying that AT&T Wireless will launch its first round of 3G services next week. The next generation network is said to become available in four cities: San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and Detroit. An unlimited data plan will cost...

Sony Ericsson Z1010 launches on Vodafone

Jun 28 2004 - 11:25 AM ET | 3G, Sony Ericsson, Vodafone
The Sony Ericsson Z1010, a UTMS (3G) handset, is now shipping from Vodafone. We heard back in November 2003 that it was "close to launch". It is the first 3G phone from Sony Ericsson. Here are the core features: *...

3G data card from Novatel approved

Jun 10 2004 - 03:59 PM ET | 3G, Data
Gigaom notes that Novatel got FCC approval on their new 3G Wireless PC Card. The Merlin U520 Wireless PC Card Modem was developed jointly with Lucent and should enable download speeds of up to 384 kbps. This card will be...

LG, Qualcomm plan EV-DV by 2006

Jun 09 2004 - 01:17 PM ET | 3G, LG Mobile Phone
LG inked a deal with Qualcomm that secures a plan to launch EV-DV by 2006. Qualcomm will provide LG with CDMA2000 1xEV-DV chipsets by the end of this year. LG Telecom will launch EV-DV trials as soon as early 2005...

Cingular to test high-speed data

May 26 2004 - 12:09 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Data
The Wall Street Journal is reporting [subscription] that Cingular Wireless will soon start testing a high-speed data service. Don't get too excited though, it isn't expected to become commercial until 2006. bq. Cingular will use so-called UMTS technology for its...

Hutchison's 3G numbers looking up

May 20 2004 - 03:07 PM ET | 3G
Hutchison Whampoa's 3G subscriber data is looking better. The company has picked up nearly 700,000 new customers in the last 2 months. The total number of Hutchison 3G subscribers sits at 1.73 million. More subscribers are still needed for profitability....

3 now shipping Nokia 7600

Apr 19 2004 - 09:45 AM ET | 3G, Nokia
3G carrier 3 is now shipping the Nokia 7600. It is Nokia's first 3G phone for 3 and it features a radical design. We first featured this handset in September 2003. Here is a quick run down of the features:...

CTIA: AT&T Wireless announces 3G plans

Mar 23 2004 - 09:54 AM ET | 3G, AT&T Wireless
AT&T Wireless will roll out 3G service in 4 major cities this year: San Francisco, Seattle and two still un-named cities. AT&T Wireless is rolling out 3G thanks to an investment by Japan's NTT DoCoMo....

T-Mobile Europe to start 3G service in May

Mar 18 2004 - 02:50 PM ET | 3G, T-Mobile
T-Mobile Europe announced today that it will begin 3G service in May. 3G has been slow to catch on in Europe thus far. T-Mobile hopes to ship 10,000+ phones in the first quarter after launch....

NTT DoCoMo ships SH900i, fourth 900i phone

Mar 18 2004 - 02:38 PM ET | 3G, DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo will start shipping the SH900i on March 20th 2004. It's the fourth 3G FOMA 900i series. Like the others in the series, the SH900i is jam-packed with features: * Macromedia Flash equipped browser * HTML e-mail * Avatar-capable...

CeBit: Samsung goes 3G, SGH-Z105

Mar 17 2004 - 11:18 AM ET | 3G, Samsung
Samsung Electronics announced a new 3G handset, the SGH-Z105. While a 3G phone, it still works on GSM/GPRS networks, so users will still be able to roam. Here's a quick run-down of the features: * Rotating digital camera (with video...

Cannes 3GSM World Congress roundup

Feb 24 2004 - 03:58 PM ET | 3G
All the wireless big wigs are in Cannes for the 3GSM World Congress. The recent rash of announcements (e.g. Motorola MPx, Nokia Communicator 9500) are all from this conference. While MobileTracker is not attending this year, we present you more...

Motorola debuts A1000, a 3G handset

Feb 24 2004 - 12:40 AM ET | 3G, Motorola
As part of a rash of announcements [see 1, 2], Motorola has announced its newest 3G handset--the A1000. The phone attempts to meld raw power with sex appeal. * Video conferencing capabilities * Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF document viewing...

Orange announces 3G plans

Feb 23 2004 - 10:45 AM ET | 3G
Orange has announced some details about its upcoming 3G service. Slated to start later this year, the comapny hopes to have 3 handsets to launch the network with. Two data cards are also part of the plan, which will take...

AT&T Wireless still under 3G deadline

Feb 19 2004 - 02:52 PM ET | 3G, AT&T Wireless
Thanks to an investment by NTT DoCoMo, AT&T Wireless must start up 3G service in 4 of the top 50 US markets by December 2004 [MobileTracker coverage 1, 2]. The Cingular buyout did not change the deadline. However, once the...

Vodafone to ship Sharp V801SH megapixel phone

Feb 02 2004 - 01:06 AM ET | 3G, Sharp, Vodafone
Vodafone K.K. announced that starting in April, it will be shipping the Sharp V801SH. It's a new 3G handset made specially for the Vodafone network. It's aimed for use both in Japan and abroad. To accomplish roaming, the V801SH plays...

Editorial: What's wrong with 3G?

Jan 30 2004 - 05:17 PM ET | 3G
Anthony Newman over at infoSync World has an editorial that discusses the problems of 3G. It's a quick read, but makes some good points. bq. "A couple of years ago, 3G was all the rage, especially here in the UK....

NTT DoCoMo surpasses 2M 3G subscribers

Jan 29 2004 - 02:28 PM ET | 3G, DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo has announced that it has passed the 2 million customer mark for its 3G services. It has been two years and four months since the service launched. The company was hoping to reach this milestone in two more...

Hutchison starts up 3G service in Hong Kong

Jan 27 2004 - 01:26 PM ET | 3G
Wireless carrier Hutchison has started 3G service in Hong Kong. We first reported on this back in December 2003, when the official launch date was still unknown. The NEC 616 is the only phone the carrier is offering for launch....

Vodafone tries 3G data

Jan 26 2004 - 10:08 AM ET | 3G, Data, Vodafone
The Register is reporting that Euro-carrier Vodafone is trying out 3G data cards. The service should make it to the marketplace by Spring. However, the Register wasn't too impressed with the speed: bq. "The current version of the card provides...

3G in Australia going badly

Jan 16 2004 - 11:51 AM ET | 3G
3G service to Australia has failed to spark the sales first hoped. The carrier '3' announced that it met only 24% of its expected holiday sales....

Verizon Wireless announces nationwide 3G network

Jan 08 2004 - 12:45 PM ET | 3G, Data, Verizon Wireless
Verzion Wireless has announced plans to create a nationwide 3G EV-DO network in the US. The service which has been available for some time in Washington D.C. and San Diego will be expanded to other major US cities by this...

DoCoMo intros FOMA 900i, 3G power phones

Dec 18 2003 - 01:30 PM ET | 3G, DoCoMo, Panasonic
NTT DoCoMo has announced its latest offering, the FOMA 900i series. The entire series is shipping with a Macromedia Flash browser, a first for 3G handsets. Expect to see them early next year. The notables in the 5-phone series are:...

Hutchison 3G subscribers top 200K

Dec 15 2003 - 09:02 AM ET | 3G
There are now more than 210,000 Hutchison 3G subscribers in Britain according to the company. In all markets, Hutchison has 660,000 3G subscribers. Despite the low numbers, 2.5 million new phones are on their way to the carrier. The company...

Sony Ericsson's 3G phone close to launch

Nov 25 2003 - 08:57 PM ET | 3G, Rumor, Sony Ericsson
MobileBurn notes that Sony Ericsson is putting the final touches on its first 3G phone--the Z1010. According to the report, the Z1010 could be here as early as January....

Lucent, AT&T Wireless test 3G in Miami

Oct 13 2003 - 02:44 PM ET | 3G, AT&T Wireless, DoCoMo
Lucent and AT&T Wireless have announced they are testing a next-generation W-CDMA (commonly known as 3G) wireless network in Miami, Florida. You may remember that back in August we mentioned AT&T Wireless had bought 3G gear. Japanese wireless mega-carrier NTT...

Make it easy, make more money

Oct 01 2003 - 08:27 AM ET | 3G
Stephen Jones from The 3G Portal let us know about a white paper he wrote titled, "The Next Generation Business Strategy for Wireless Carriers" [download as pdf] that explains what wireless co's need to do to become more profitable in...

3G causes headaches

Sep 30 2003 - 07:11 PM ET | 3G
According to a study out of Amsterdam, 3G waves can cause headaches and nausea in humans. 3G is the "third-generation" cellular service, and is mostly known for its impressive speeds (video calls can even be placed). Another striking find in...

2 megabits in your hand

Sep 29 2003 - 02:14 PM ET | 3G, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless has launched 1xEV-DO networks in D.C. and San Diego according to a news release by the company. Normal speeds range from 300-500 kilobits per second, but bursts can get as speedy as 2 megabits per second (faster than...

Nokia 7600 offers radical new design

Sep 25 2003 - 07:42 AM ET | 3G, Bluetooth, Camera, Nokia, Staff Picks
Nokia has introduced a radical new phone dubbed the Nokia 7600. It sports a very unconventional design which can be seen at right (click to zoom). The feature set is quite impressive too: * 3G + GSM 900/1800 * 65K...

Sanyo catches Euro fever

Sep 08 2003 - 08:46 PM ET | 3G, Sanyo
Japanese phone maker Sanyo has made it clear that it will be moving into the European market by 2004. Sanyo has quite a bit of 3G experience, so this should be a welcomed move (at least by consumers). Vodafone will...

Motorola uncovers A920

Aug 28 2003 - 03:55 PM ET | 3G, Camera, Motorola
Back in March we posted details on a yet-to-be-announced phone from Motorola that was being looked at for approval by the FCC. It was called the A920, and it has officially been announced by Motorola. It's the most advanced 3G...

14 megabits in your ear

Aug 25 2003 - 05:07 PM ET | 3G, DoCoMo
DoCoMo is working on perfecting a new-and-improved 3G technology that will boost speeds to an impressive 14 megabits. This is a 30-fold increase over today's 3G's handsets. It won't get here for a while though, DoCoMo is looking at 2005...

T-Mobile UK 3G chatter continues

Aug 19 2003 - 02:08 PM ET | 3G, T-Mobile
Rumors of T-Mobile UK launching 3G services continue to echo around the web. The latest is that the telecom giant will have the service up-and-running by Christmas, but that date may be affected by what handsets are available at that...

Nokia inks 3G deal in Switzerland

Aug 06 2003 - 11:49 AM ET | 3G, Nokia
Nokia has inked a deal to deliver a WCDMA (known simply as 3G) core network to sunrise in Switzerland. Things have moved quickly, and Nokia has already delivered hardware. The network is expected to be commercially launched by the end...

AT&T Wireless gears up for 3G launch

Jul 23 2003 - 04:37 PM ET | 3G, DoCoMo
AT&T Wireless has ordered the tech needed to meet investor NTT DoCoMo's deadline for it to launch a next-generation cell phone network in the United States according to C|Net. If the network isn't up in at least 4 US cities...

3 unveils twin-camera 3G phone

Jul 17 2003 - 11:32 AM ET | 3G, Camera, Smartphone
NEC thinks 2 is better than one so is including 2 digital cams on the e808Y, its new 3G phone for 3 (the mobile-operator not the number). Why would one need two cameras? One for stills and one for video...

Longer Lasting 3G

Jun 16 2003 - 02:06 PM ET | 3G, DoCoMo
3G phones have super-fast data and super-low battery life. DoCoMo says they figured out how to extend battery life without compromising features. The new phones which are made by Fujitsu and NEC, will run for 200 - 240 hours. That...

Nokia's New Dual Mode GSM/WCDMA Phone

Jun 13 2003 - 12:04 PM ET | 3G, Nokia
According to the company, Nokia has started commercial deliveries of the world's first dual-mode 3GPP compliant GSM/WCDMA. It sounds like a really neat idea as it's able to handle seamless handovers (from GSM to WCDMA and back). The Nokia 6650...

Hutchison 3G Mobile to Include Playboy Pics/Video

May 21 2003 - 12:20 PM ET | 3G, In The News, Unique
Reuters is running a story that states Hutchison inked a deal with Playboy to sell porn over 3G. Sounds like they are desperate to sign people up. 13 million photos and 2,000 hours of video will be at the finger...

Hutchison 3G UK On The Slowboat

May 07 2003 - 11:57 AM ET | 3G, In The News
After all the hype with Hutcison's 3G launch in the UK, the company is now admitting that they've only sold 20,000 phones since early March. To non-aficionados that may sounds like a lot, but the company publicly stated they expected...

Samsung And Nokia Partner

Apr 28 2003 - 06:31 PM ET | 3G, Nokia, Rumor, Samsung
Word on the street is that Samsung and Nokia are joining forces to make 3G and 4G phones. Not much is even known about 4G, but two mega co's teaming up is never a bad thing (well, except Sony and...

Kyocera's New Swivel Phone

Apr 26 2003 - 01:19 AM ET | 3G, Camera, Kyocera
Gizmodo points to a new phone from Kyocera that's got a unique swivel design. The Kyocera A5305K3G (try saying that 5 times fast) is a 3G phone and packs all the features you'd expect out of one (video for...

Australia's First 3G Phone

Apr 15 2003 - 09:38 AM ET | 3G, Camera, In The News
As reported earlier this month, Australia now has a 3G network. NEC introduced the e606 for use on the new network, which makes it the first mobile hone in the country that can handle video calling. The camera phone supports...

3G In Africa

Apr 02 2003 - 09:26 PM ET | 3G, In The News
Wireless companies are looking to put in 3G networks in Africa despite poverty. Less than 10% of the country has telephone access (yes, telephone not mobile phone) so if these networks take off it could be extremely profitable. It's going...

3G In Australia

Apr 02 2003 - 09:10 AM ET | 3G, In The News
Hutchison Telecommunications announced that it's 3G network is ready for commercial use. If you live in Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane--look for it. The downside is that since it's a new technology you're going to have to buy a new phone....

Clay Shirky: 3G Doomed

Mar 29 2003 - 12:37 AM ET | 3G, Miscellaneous
Clay Shirky is well known around the Internet for his tech essays. His latest is on why 3G (the mobile phone technology that's supposed to rule the world about a year) will fail. While we can't agree with everything said,...

3G Motorola Phone Leaked

Mar 17 2003 - 10:55 AM ET | 3G, Camera, Motorola, PDA Phone
Due to an FCC filing pictures and details about an upcoming 3G phone from Motorola have been circulating. The A920 looks pretty hip--it's pretty much one big color screen. It's got a built in digital camera that can take stills...