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iPhone to launch before June?

Jan 29 2007 - 04:11 PM ET | Apple, Backpage, Rumor
Apple rumor site ThinkSecret is reporting that the iPhone may begin shipping prior to June. At its MacWorld introduction earlier this month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs noted that the unusually (for Apple) distant launch date was because Apple wanted to...

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...

HipTop planning lower-end Sidekick

Jan 24 2007 - 08:06 PM ET | Danger, Rumor
The FCC has approved what looks to be a lower-end T-Mobile Sidekick (Sidekick Lite?). The Sidekick is technically produced by Danger and is called the HipTop, T-Mobile owns the Sidekick brand. The FCC filing doesn't reveal if this is a...

BitTorrent going mobile?

Dec 07 2006 - 04:41 PM ET | Rumor
BitTorrent Inc. announced that it has bought out competing BitTorrent client µTorrent. BitTorrent is a popular peer-to-peer file distribution protocol used by many applications, including µTorrent and the official BitTorrent Inc. client. It works by breaking files up into many...

Even more iPhone speculation

Dec 05 2006 - 01:22 AM ET | Apple, Rumor
Hardly a day goes by without another rumor of an Apple "iPhone", but the one from this past weekend has bubbled up way more than almost all others. Digg.com co-founder Kevin Rose has gone on record in a video podcast...

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...

Apple shares surge on iPhone speculation

Nov 21 2006 - 04:49 PM ET | Apple, Rumor
Shares of Apple have hit an all-time high [AAPL] with the latest surge related to speculation about the long-rumored "iPhone". While there have been rumors of an Apple branded mobile phone for years, the buzz has hit an all time...

Sony Ericsson prepping thin phone dubbed Ai

Nov 17 2006 - 04:18 PM ET | Rumor, Sony Ericsson
The thin-is-in bug has bitten Sony Ericsson according to a report from Reuters. The handset manufacturer is reportedly putting the finishing touches on a 9.4mm thick handset code named Ai. That's significantly thinner than Motorola's best offerings and would rival...

Cingular to launch music service

Nov 01 2006 - 03:11 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor
The Wall Street Journal has confirmed widespread speculation that Cingular Wireless will soon debut a music service. Cingular remains the only national carrier with 3G to not have a music offering (Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless have both had their...

Motorola may aquire Sagem

Oct 26 2006 - 01:59 PM ET | Backpage, Motorola, Rumor
Briefly--Motorola may be interested in acquiring French mobile phone maker Sagem. Ron Garriques, President of Motorola's mobile devices division, went on record stating that Sagem was "an option". Sagem is currently losing money for its parent Safran....

Motorola RAZR MAXX headed to Verizon Wireless

Oct 16 2006 - 04:17 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor, Verizon Wireless
A promotional image of a Verizon Wireless branded Motorola RAZR MAXX has leaked, leading to speculation that a CDMA version of the handset is in the pipeline. The MAXX was announced back in June along with the KRZR and RIZR...

Sony Ericsson working on music service

Aug 30 2006 - 01:30 PM ET | Backpage, Rumor, Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson may be working on its own music download service to compliment its Walkman line of phones. Company spokesman Aldo Liguri noted that Sony Ericsson is, "Developing the PlayNow service further. It is part of our bigger music strategy."...

BlackBerry 8100 leaks, multimedia features included

Aug 07 2006 - 05:06 PM ET | Research In Motion, Rumor, T-Mobile
Photos of a T-Mobile branded BlackBerry 8100 have found there way onto several websites. The photos confirm Research In Motion's move into multimedia is coming soon. The 8100 is not your conventional BlackBerry, there's even a camera. Known features of...

T-Mobile USA testing UMA with Samsung t709

Aug 02 2006 - 05:16 PM ET | Rumor, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA is in the process of testing UMA with a select set of consumers. The handset being used in the test is the Samsung t709, a handset that was announced this year at CES. UMA or Unlicensed Mobile Access...

Motorola K1c headed to Verizon Wireless

Jul 06 2006 - 11:19 AM ET | Motorola, Rumor, Verizon Wireless
UPDATE: You can now purchase the KRZR K1m through Verizon Wireless for just $139.99. Verizon Wireless is set to get the Motorola K1c according to some newly leaked photos and other reports. This is the first time we've heard the...

Upcoming Cingular handsets

Jul 02 2006 - 11:26 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor
Engadget Mobile got a sneak peak of Cingular's upcoming handset launches and shared the details last week. Carriers don't always stick to their own schedule, but this is probably a pretty good indicator of at least which handsets are coming...

VK close to bankruptcy

Jun 27 2006 - 03:06 PM ET | Backpage, Rumor
Korean handset maker VK is reportedly amid a major cash crunch. If a loan is not paid back by tomorrow the company will be forced to go into bankruptcy proceedings. VK recently restructered and reduced its workforce. The company is...

Sidekick 3 features and photos leak from FCC

Jun 07 2006 - 03:00 PM ET | Danger, Rumor, T-Mobile
UPDATE: The Sidekick 3 has been officially announced. More information about the T-Mobile Sidekick 3 (AKA Danger HipTop) has been posted by the FCC. It was approved by the FCC back in April. The hotly anticipated handset is expected to...

Rumor: Nokia E62 headed for Cingular

May 31 2006 - 01:56 PM ET | Nokia, Rumor, Smartphone
The Nokia E62 (AKA "BlackBerry killer") may be headed to Cingular. We first heard about the E62 from an FCC filing earlier this year, it's a stripped down version of the E61. Nokia hasn't officially talked about the E62, so...

BlackBerry 7130c, 7130g hit FCC

May 04 2006 - 12:31 PM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion, Rumor, T-Mobile
Photos and specifications of two upcoming BlackBerry models have been posted onto the FCC's website. The Blackberry 7130c and 7130g are GSM/EDGE devices likely headed to Cingular and T-Mobile respectively. Design wise the new BlackBerry units are slimmer and more...

Cingular to launch pink SLVR, blue RAZR, more

Apr 25 2006 - 05:16 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Rumor
Motorola is busy prepping some new Motorola models according to a product memo passed along to MobileTracker. Motorola's color theme continues, with the launch of two more colored handsets (a pink SLVR and blue RAZR). The Silver SLVR L6 will...

Sidekick III approved by FCC

Apr 22 2006 - 04:21 PM ET | Danger, Rumor, T-Mobile
UPDATE: The Sidekick 3 has been officially announced. The T-Mobile Sidekick III has been approved by the FCC, somewhat confirming speculation that the hotly anticipated device will launch this Summer. While exclusively marketed in the US as the Sidekick, the...

Nokia to debut new N-Series phones on Tuesday

Apr 21 2006 - 01:04 PM ET | Nokia, Rumor
Nokia is preparing to announce new N-Series models at an event in Berlin on Tuesday. Among the announcements expected is the Nokia N73, an update to the popular N70. We also expect the N93 to make a debut. Information about...

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...

Motorola Q to be MIA at CTIA, report

Mar 30 2006 - 03:53 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor, Verizon Wireless
Scott Moritz over at TheStreet says the Motorola Q will not debut at CTIA like many insiders were expecting. Verizon Wireless will have an exclusive on the thin-line PDA at launch, but consumers will have to wait at least...

Visiongain: Apple iPhone likely to launch with Helio

Mar 29 2006 - 12:07 PM ET | Apple, MVNO, Rumor
Pam Duffey, telecoms analyst at Visiongain, believes that Apple will design and brand its own mobile phone and that this handset will launch with upstart MVNO Helio. Helio is the partnership between Earthlink and SK Telecom that aims to bring...

Photos of Nokia N93, specs of N73 leak

Mar 26 2006 - 03:54 PM ET | Nokia, Rumor
Mobile phone enthusiast site NewMobile has posted photos of two unannounced Nokia devices, the N93 and N73. The article notes that the introduction for these handsets and possibly more N Series phones should come soon. Nokia N73 Update to...

Gambling MVNO in the works?

Mar 19 2006 - 04:47 PM ET | MVNO, Rumor
MocoNews notes that an online gambling company stated in its annual report that it intends to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) for gambling. MVNOs often go after a niche audience, such as sports nuts (Mobile ESPN) and...

Possible Treo 700p info leaks

Mar 18 2006 - 04:35 PM ET | Palm, Rumor, Smartphone, Sprint Nextel
Interesting information about the Palm Treo 700p showed up this week in a TreoCentral forum thread. The 700p hasn't been announced, but is rumored to be a Palm OS powered smartphone similar in features to the 700w. The thread...

Analyst sees 75% chance of Apple iPhone soon

Mar 17 2006 - 04:08 PM ET | Rumor
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster thinks there is a 75% chance that Apple will bring out its own branded mobile phone within the next 12 months. According to a report on iLounge, Munster's report includes the following note: “Additionally,...

Verizon makes informal bid for wireless stake

Mar 13 2006 - 03:33 PM ET | Rumor, Verizon Wireless
A British newspaper is reporting that Verizon has approached Vodafone with an informal offer to buy Vodafone's 45% stake in Verizon Wireless for $40 billion. We reported that this was likely most recently after AT&T's proposed merger with BellSouth. However,...

Verizon may sit on wireless buyout, NY Times

Mar 09 2006 - 04:36 PM ET | Backpage, Rumor, Verizon Wireless
The New York Times is running a story today that concludes Verizon's best move is not to try and buy out Vodafone's 45% stake in Verizon Wireless. Earlier this week we discussed the rumor, which was re-ignited after AT&T's...

Motorola ROKR E3 pics leak

Mar 02 2006 - 09:57 AM ET | Motorola, Rumor
Our friends at Engadget got ahold of the mystery ROKR phone that Ed Zander gave press a tease of at last year's analyst meeting. While it has been some time since that event, Motorola's new policy of not announcing phones...

Moto Q undergoing friendly Verizon testing

Feb 28 2006 - 12:49 PM ET | Backpage, Motorola, Rumor, Smartphone
Ubergizmo is reporting a rumor that the Motorola Q may be undergoing "Friendly-User" testing soon. The rumor goes on to say that, "With that and a few extra things to be taken care of, we should be seeing the Q...

Verisign looking to sell mobile biz, report

Feb 23 2006 - 12:11 PM ET | Backpage, Rumor
Verisign may be looking to exit the mobile business, if a report from Valleywag pans out. The company shelled out nearly $300 to buy Jambra (AKA Jamster), but that company is having a hard time sustaining growth. They also snapped...

Sony Ericsson K800i photos/specs leak

Feb 23 2006 - 12:03 PM ET | Rumor, Sony Ericsson
Rumors of the Sony Ericsson K800i have been circulating for a while, but new photos and a complete specs list were leaked onto a forum yesterday. The handset will be the next gen ahead of the popular K750i and may...

Sidekick III images leak (again)

Feb 17 2006 - 11:58 AM ET | Danger, Rumor, T-Mobile
More images have leaked online purporting to be the T-Mobile Sidekick III (or Sidekcik 3, if they will drop the roman numerals). Ever since the Sidekick II began shipping in September 2004 there have been rumors of the third rev....

Imate SmartFlip

Feb 13 2006 - 10:53 AM ET | PDA Phone, Rumor, Smartphone
The internet rumor mill is blazing this morning with pictures released to the internet of the new iMate SmartFlip. Details are sketchy at this point, but what we are hearing is that it will be clamshell, Windows Mobile 5.0,...

Palm Treo 700p details leak online

Feb 06 2006 - 10:53 AM ET | Palm, Rumor, Smartphone
Details surrounding the rumored Palm Treo 700p leaked online over the weekend. The 700p has been expected ever since the 700w was announced, but officially it has not been announced. It's going to come out first on Sprint, probably early...

Nokia N91and E70 approved by FCC

Feb 03 2006 - 03:23 PM ET | Nokia, Rumor
The Federal Communications Commission has approved two high-end Nokia handsets, the N91 (shown at right) and E70. The N91 is especially interesting because it includes a 4GB hard drive and would be the first phone with a hard drive...

PayPal working on mobile payment solution

Feb 03 2006 - 03:09 PM ET | In The News, Rumor
According to a report from Finextra, PayPal appears to be working on a mobile payment service. PayPal has posted ads looking for employees to work the new PayPal Mobile business unit. In the ads, the company describes PayPal Mobile...

Vodafone may dump Verizon Wireless stake

Jan 23 2006 - 12:12 PM ET | Rumor, Verizon Wireless
Several of Vodafone's ten largest shareholders are demanding the company sells its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless and use the cash to improve the balance sheet. The Times Online reports that investors are frustrated that Verizon Wireless is independent...

Verizon plans GPS child tracking service

Jan 20 2006 - 03:08 PM ET | Rumor, Verizon Wireless
According to a report in Red Herring, Verizon Wireless plans to launch a child tracking service this May. The service will debut on the LG Migo, a kid-friendly phone that the carrier launched late last year. Privacy concerns have...

Apple files Mobile Me trademark

Jan 12 2006 - 03:05 PM ET | Rumor
Sparking more iPhone rumors, Apple recently filed a U.S. Trademark for the phrase "Mobile Me." According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the filing was made on January 5th. In the list of goods and services, Apple...

HP iPAQ hw6900 details leak

Jan 10 2006 - 04:36 PM ET | Backpage, Rumor, Smartphone
UPDATE: The HP iPAQ hw6900 has been officially announced at 3GSM 2006. Details of the HP iPAQ hw6900 have leaked thanks to a report from our friends at Engadget. The Windows Mobile 5.0 powered smartphone hasn't been officially announced (so...

Samsung A960 revealed by FCC

Jan 02 2006 - 01:10 PM ET | Backpage, Rumor, Samsung, Sprint Nextel
The FCC recently posted approval documents (ID A3LSPHA960) for another unannounced phone, the Samsung A960. It's a clamshell handset that sports (among other features) EV-DO 3G data. Some other highlights include: Bluetooth OLED external display Camera with lens cover...

Samsung i830 a go for Verizon Wireless

Dec 28 2005 - 01:13 PM ET | Rumor, Samsung, Verizon Wireless
Another day and another rumor, this time for the Samsung i830 on Verizon Wireless as soon as next month. We first mentioned the i830 back in March when the FCC gave its approval nod. The i830 is an update to...

Lenovo working on smartphone?

Dec 28 2005 - 12:54 PM ET | Backpage, Rumor, Smartphone
A chinese language website posted details about a new Windows Mobile smartphone said to be in the works from Lenovo. The Chinese owned Lenovo is most well known for purchasing the ThinkPad series of notebooks from PC stalwart IBM. The...

Treo 700w to launch at CES?

Dec 26 2005 - 11:20 AM ET | Palm, Rumor, Verizon Wireless
All that has been officially announced about the upcoming Windows Mobile Treo's launch is that it will be soon and exclusively from Verizon Wireless. Technically not even a name has been announced, but it has been called the 700w in...

Verizon V Cast to get music downloads

Dec 24 2005 - 12:23 AM ET | Rumor, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is expected to announce an update to its V Cast service that will include music downloads. The company is hosting a press conference in conjunction with Microsoft at CES on January 5th. V Cast currently consists mostly of...

Nokia N80 heading to Cingular

Nov 28 2005 - 12:31 AM ET | Cingular, Nokia, Rumor
The Nokia N80 received FCC approval last week and some of the included photos show a Cingular logo, which likely means the phone will be part of Cingular's 3G phone line-up. The featureful N80 was announced earlier this month and...

LG CU320 gets FCC approval, heading to Cingular

Nov 17 2005 - 01:07 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone, Rumor
While still unannounced, the FCC recently put their stamp of approval on LG's CU320 slider phone. It looks to be headed to Cingular once their 3G network is up and running later this year. Feature wise the LG CU320 sports:...

Rumors of next-gen Treos spread

Nov 06 2005 - 05:50 PM ET | Rumor
Hot off the introduction of the Treo 700w there are rumors of more Treo models to help flush out the product line. Palm recently denied reports that the Symbian OS will be used in an upcoming model, citing the fact...

Motorola V3c for Verizon Wireless

Nov 03 2005 - 12:10 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor, Verizon Wireless
UPDATE: It's official, the V3c from Verizon Wireless now on sale for $99. According to posters on HowardForums, Verizon Wireless will launch the Motorola RAZR V3c at the end of the month. The V3c is a CDMA version of the...

BlackBerry 7130e with EV-DO leaked

Nov 02 2005 - 03:10 PM ET | Research In Motion, Rumor
New BlackBerry leaks are all the rage these days, this time it's the 7130e with EV-DO high-speed data. Bell Candada has the device on their website, including a photo (at right) and some specs: 1xEV-DO network-enabled 64 MB flash memory...

Possible Sidekick III images leak

Oct 18 2005 - 10:47 AM ET | Danger, Rumor
UPDATE: The Sidekick 3 has been officially announced. More photos of the Sidekick III have been leaked. Images of the next generation Sidekick have anonymously leaked on the internet. For a brief time the photos were posted onto HipTop.com, but...

BlackBerry 7100i for Nextel approved by FCC

Oct 03 2005 - 11:50 AM ET | Research In Motion, Rumor, Sprint Nextel
The FCC has posted approval documents for another 7100 series phone, this time the 7100i for Nextel and other iDEN networks. Design wise the 7100i matches the other 7100 series phones except for a whip style antenna. Features of the...

BlackBerry 8700 photos surface

Sep 28 2005 - 11:28 AM ET | Research In Motion, Rumor
More details about the BlackBerry 8700 have turned up. So far the rumors point to a 2005 launch for the 8700, which should be announced sometime in October. Spec wise, here's how the 8700 stacks up: 320 × 240 screen...

Nokia 3250 images leaked

Sep 25 2005 - 02:38 PM ET | Nokia, Rumor
Promo images of the Nokia 3250 have leaked, purportedly from a promotional event in Berlin. The tipster notes that Nokia should officially announce the phone in the next week. The 3250 features a unique form factor that combines elements of...

Motorola RAZR 2 pictures leak

Sep 23 2005 - 05:04 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
HowardForums has posted some purported photos and specs of the yet-to-be-announced Motorola RAZR 2 (the name is still undecided, but the phone that replace the RAZR V3). Stylistically the design hasn't changed much, but there is more power under the...

Treo 700w revealed, Windows Mobile powered Treo

Sep 22 2005 - 01:59 PM ET | Palm, Rumor, Verizon Wireless
UPDATE: The 700w has been officially announced, though Palm hasn't technically used the 700w name yet. Our friends at Engadget got ahold of the next generation Treo (what we've been calling the Treo 670). Turns out the name is the...

Palm, Microsoft and PalmSource in BusinessWeek

Sep 20 2005 - 03:54 PM ET | Palm, Rumor, Smartphone
BusinessWeek writes on Palm, Microsoft and the recent buyout of PalmSource. Not surprisingly, Palm was trying to buy PalmSource but eventually lost out, which is why it went for such a premium to Access. BusinessWeek confirms that Palm will be...

Live photos of BlackBerry 8700 'Electron'

Sep 18 2005 - 02:19 AM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion, Rumor
HowardForums member Flip_Side posted a photo set of the rumored BlackBerry 8700 (codenamed Electron). The unit is a GSM model and sports the Cingular logo. Features include: 320 × 240 resolution display with 65K colors 312 mhz processor 16MB RAM...

Nokia N90 to launch on Cingular?

Sep 08 2005 - 11:17 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia, Rumor
We hadn't heard about this before, but it looks like the Nokia N90 may be heading to Cingular. Previously it looked like the phone would be sold in the US strictly without a service contract, but Cingular is showing the...

Motorola ROKR update, Euro deals

Sep 02 2005 - 02:03 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
More information has come out about the Motorola ROKR (which is expected to be formally announced on Wednesday). T-Mobile Germany and O2 in the UK are both expected to carry the phone, in addition to Cingular Wireless in the US....

Motorola ROKR TV spot celebrity laden

Sep 01 2005 - 11:44 AM ET | Motorola, Rumor
According to insiders, a TV spot that was just filmed for the new Motorola ROKR features a barrage of A-list musicians: Madonna, Little Richard, Iggy Pop, Bootsy Collins, Lil' John, The White Stripes, Sleater-Kinney, Sum 41, Mya, Pussycat Dolls, Billie...

Motorola Q on Verizon Wireless in Q1 2006?

Aug 31 2005 - 01:30 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
Smartphone Thoughts thinks that the Motorola Q, the super-thin Windows mobile handset that was announced last month, will ship on Verizon Wireless in the first quarter of 2006. While the handset was announced, details like if it would be GSM...

Research In Motion inks deal with Intel

Aug 22 2005 - 06:56 PM ET | Research In Motion, Rumor
According to CNBC, Research In Motion (maker of the popular BlackBerry) is close to entering into a deal with semiconductor giant Intel. RIM will use Intel's power saving chips in its handhelds and also support Intel's WiMAX push. Intel is...

Nokia 6682 to ship on Cingular soon

Aug 20 2005 - 04:31 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia, Rumor
MobileTracker has posted a review of the Nokia 6682 Cingular Wireless is set to launch the Nokia 6682 (with it most likely replacing the aging 6620). A print advertising campaign for the Nokia 6682 with the note, "Available at Cingular"...

Nokia N91 to use iTunes, report

Aug 18 2005 - 02:19 AM ET | Nokia, Rumor
The Finnish daily Taloussanomat is reporting [link in Finnish, if you can translate please do so in the comments] today that Nokia will use iTunes to power the N91 music phone. Scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter, the N91...

Samsung A920 music phone on FCC site

Aug 17 2005 - 11:20 AM ET | Rumor, Samsung, Sprint Nextel
The FCC has posted approval documents (FCC ID A3LSPHA920) for a new music phone from Samsung, the SPH-A920. The flip phones sports music control buttons on the exterior. The jet black phone is known to include: * Bluetooth * Memory...

Sprint to get Samsung Blade V740

Aug 15 2005 - 11:14 AM ET | Rumor, Samsung, Sprint Nextel
PCS Intel has some spyshots of a Sprint Nextel branded Samsung V740 which launched earlier this year in Korea. The site notes that Sprint Nextel will call it the "Samsung Blade" and it's likely that the phone only has a...

HTC inks deal for next gen Treo

Aug 11 2005 - 12:04 PM ET | Palm, Rumor
According to the DigiTimes, HTC has inked a deal to manufacturer the next generation Treo (which has so far been called the Treo 670 in rumors). This isn't a surprise since the company already makes the Treo 650 but it...

Cingular in talks with HBO for video content

Aug 10 2005 - 10:37 AM ET | Cingular, Data, Rumor
An article at Newsweek Online notes that Cingular is in talks with HBO over wireless video content. HBO is well known for its critically acclaimed original programming (Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, etc) and the deal could be one of...

Paper: Cisco mulls buying Nokia

Aug 07 2005 - 08:21 AM ET | Nokia, Rumor
According to an article in Sunday Business (not currently online), a UK business weekly, Cisco Systems is considering buying Nokia. Earlier this month, Nokia's CEO announced that he would be retiring next year. The article notes that Cisco CEO John...

Details of the Treo 670 leak, runs Windows Mobile 5.0

Aug 05 2005 - 05:48 PM ET | Palm, Rumor
Images and videos of a mobile phone rumored to be the Treo 670 have leaked onto the web via HowardForums. The Treo 670 is shown running Windows Mobile 5.0, which is a big deal since Palm has never shipped a...

Samsung SGH-X800 approved, music phone

Aug 04 2005 - 05:00 PM ET | Rumor, Samsung
The Samsung SGH-X800 was approved by the FCC this week (ID A3LSGHX800). The front face of the X800 features music control buttons. Other features of the X800 include: * Bluetooth * Camera with flash * Memory expansion slot (type unknown)...

USA Today: Motorola E790 iTunes phone this month

Aug 01 2005 - 10:28 AM ET | Motorola, Rumor
Tucked into an article about the ringtone industry, USA Today noted that the Motorola E790 is expected to launch this month. E790 is a model name that leaked recently though many expect Motorola will use a four letter word to...

iTunes phone expected Monday, report

Jul 23 2005 - 10:22 AM ET | Apple, Motorola, Rumor
According to an article in Red Herring, Motorola is expected to debut its first iTunes phone at an event dubbed MOTONOW on Monday evening. The event will be held before the annual financial analyst meeting which, one year ago was...

Motorola RAZR V3x, possible V3 successor?

Jul 17 2005 - 09:35 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
UPDATE: Word came from Motorola that the RAZR V3x is simply the new name for the Motorola V1150 and no US version will be made. Motorola has added a new handset called the Motorola RAZR V3x to its US website....

LG F9200 photos leaked

Jul 14 2005 - 11:06 AM ET | LG Mobile Phone, Rumor
Photos of a handset reported to be the LG F9200 have leaked onto the internet. It will replace the LG F9100 which is currently shipping on Cingular. Features of the F9200 are still hard to lock down, but the pictures...

Rumor: Deutsche Telekom to sell T-Mobile USA

Jul 03 2005 - 12:05 PM ET | Rumor, T-Mobile
The Wall Street Journal Online has a piece [paid sub required] today about Deutsche Telekom possibly looking to sell T-Mobile USA. bq. As the German telecommunications giant faces a huge bill to upgrade the U.S. unit to keep pace with...

New iTunes version hints at mobile phone features

Jun 28 2005 - 05:50 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
Apple today launched a new version of its popular iTunes music jukebox software (version 4.9) which was advertised to include built-in podcasting support. But behind the scenes it appears Apple has also built-in support for mobile phones. On the Macintosh...

Motorola RAZRBerry design and specs leaked

Jun 27 2005 - 04:32 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
A detailed drawing and feature list purported to be of a new Windows Mobile powered Motorola handset have hit the internet. The handset has been dubbed the RAZRBerry by enthusiasts because of its resemblance of BlackBerry units. Feature wise the...

Cingular considering iTunes phone, report

Jun 24 2005 - 08:08 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
Reuters is reporting tonight that Cingular Wireless is in talks with Motorola about picking up the coming iTunes enabled phone. The story is based on anonymous sources, but isn't all that surprising considering Cingular's exclusive with the Motorola RAZR V3....

Sprint nears massive NFL sponsorship

Jun 20 2005 - 03:37 PM ET | Rumor, Sprint Nextel
UPDATE: The NFL has confirmed that talks have gone on with "major wireless carriers" though Sprint was not officially named. According to an indsutry report, Sprint is closing in on a massive sponsorship deal with the National Football League. Besides...

Sony Ericsson D750 up on FCC site

Jun 02 2005 - 01:00 PM ET | Rumor, Sony Ericsson, T-Mobile
See story correction below A handset that appears to be the Sony Ericsson D750 has been approved by the FCC [PY7A1022012]. The D750 is basically a K750i in the W800i shell made exclusively for T-Mobile. Features of the D750 include:...

Sony Ericsson rumors: Zoe / Ellen handsets

May 29 2005 - 05:28 PM ET | Rumor, Sony Ericsson
SE-NSE.com, an unofficial Sony Ericsson forum, has posted drawings of two new handsets purported to be in development by Sony Ericsson. Going by the codenames Zoe and Ellen, the two handsets are designed to sell for less than most current...

Sony Ericsson to announce more phones

May 27 2005 - 02:30 PM ET | Rumor, Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson President Miles Flint spoke recently at the Reuters Telecoms, Media and Technology Summit in Paris, noting that his company will try to expand its handset selection: bq. Sony Ericsson launched only seven new models in 2004, well below...

SK-EarthLink to offer WiFi/VoIP enabled mobile phone

May 02 2005 - 03:01 PM ET | MVNO, Rumor
SK-EarthLink, the upcoming 3G mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), is rumored to have a WiFi enabled handset in its future. The phone will function as a normal mobile handset unless in the range of a WiFi hotspot and then it...

Nokia 6638 approved, CDMA Series 60

Apr 27 2005 - 10:08 PM ET | Nokia, Rumor
The FCC has approved (FCC ID QMNRM-18) the Nokia 6638, the first CDMA Series 60 phone. Visually, it looks just like the Nokia 6630 with the addition of a [very long] antenna. Since the 6638 is a CDMA handset, Nokia...

Mag: Samsung A800 on Sprint PCS soon

Apr 27 2005 - 12:23 AM ET | Rumor, Samsung, Sprint Nextel
The May edition of Wired magazine features a mini-review of the Samsung A800 with a Sprint logo on it. The 2-megapixel camera phone was shown off at CTIA (see MobileTracker's coverage), but a carrier wasn't specified. Though magazines sometimes feature...

Siemens mobile sellout still on the table, report

Apr 24 2005 - 02:40 PM ET | Rumor, Siemens
Seimens is still mulling over what to do with its money-losing mobile phone division. Months ago rumors swirled that the unit would either be sold or disbanded, but the company denied all reports. When Siemens reports first quarter earnings on...

LG VX9800 specs leak from FCC

Apr 22 2005 - 05:45 PM ET | LG Mobile Phone, Rumor
UPDATE: The LG VX9800 has been announced by Verizon Wireless and it will begin shipping on October 1st 2005 Photos and specifications surrounding the LG VX9800 have been made public by the FCC. The VX9800 appears to be very similar...

Samsung SCH-V740, RAZR lookalike

Apr 22 2005 - 03:48 PM ET | Rumor, Samsung
UPDATE: Samsung has officially shown off the SCH-V740. More photos are contained in our new report. Rumors started spreading earlier this week that Samsung was prepping a Motorola RAZR V3 lookalike--they were true. The Samsung SCH-V740 looks surprisingly like the...

BusinessWeek: iTunes phone on the rocks

Mar 26 2005 - 02:22 AM ET | Motorola, Rumor
Stories on Motorola's upcoming iTunes phone are more common and sometimes even less reality based than research on the health risks of mobile phones. On BusinessWeek Online, Roger Crockett and Peter Burrows talk of a gloomy future for the yet...

Another day, another iTunes phone rumor

Mar 14 2005 - 09:26 AM ET | Motorola, Rumor
Analysts are still trying to nail down when Motorola will announce the first iTunes compatible handset... Today Scott Moritz from TheStreet is proclaiming that Motorola's iTunes phone is on the rocks. Major media outlets have gotten the launch date wrong...

Motorola iTunes phone expected at CeBIT

Mar 07 2005 - 10:23 AM ET | Motorola, Rumor
Newsweek is reporting that Motorola will announce its first phone with iTunes on board at CeBIT on Thursday March 10th. Rumors have pointed to another device being announced at the same time called the ROKR. It should include a hard...

Samsung i830, GSM/CDMA smartphone

Mar 04 2005 - 11:58 PM ET | Rumor, Samsung
The FCC has posted approval documents (FCC ID A3LSCHI830)for the Samsung SCH-i830, a Windows Mobile powered handset with both GSM and CDMA technology. The Samsung i830 appears to share the features of the i730, except for WiFi and a camera...

LG LX545 approved by FCC

Feb 22 2005 - 12:08 AM ET | LG Mobile Phone, Rumor, Sprint Nextel
The FCC yesterday posted approval documents for the LG LX545 (FCC ID BEJLX545). Visually the phone appears similar to the upcoming LG MM-535, expected to be launched on Sprint PCS later this year. Confirmed features include: * 1.3 megapixel CCD...

Motorola E1060 does not have iTunes

Feb 16 2005 - 06:42 AM ET | Motorola, Motorola, Rumor
By Jon Gales -- News wires were buzzing around the globe Monday about the Motorola E1060 being the first Motorola phone to come with iTunes, but it has now been confirmed to MobileTracker that the E1060 is not the long-awaited...

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...

Sprint down plays buyout bid by Verizon

Feb 10 2005 - 04:27 PM ET | Rumor, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless
Sprint's top executive spent part of the morning downplaying the possibility that Verizon will make a bid for Sprint. Gary Forsee, CEO of Sprint faced questions at a meeting for investors in New York: bq. On Thursday Mr Forsee was...

Cingular to carry Motorola V186

Feb 07 2005 - 04:30 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Rumor
It appears that Cingular Wireless will carry the Motorola V186. The phone was announced last month, but without any information about carriers. Today, images appeared on the FCC's website that show a Cingular branded Motorola V186. the branding isn't in...

Motorola V551p details

Jan 31 2005 - 02:57 AM ET | Motorola, Push-to-talk, Rumor
According to a PowerPoint document on Motorola's website [link; 4.2MB] a push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) ready version of the Motorola V551 is slated for launch next quarter. The Motorola V551p supports the following PoC features: * Dedicated PTT button (Left...

LG VX8100 specs

Jan 04 2005 - 03:49 PM ET | LG Mobile Phone, Rumor, Verizon Wireless
Details of the LG VX8100 have leaked, even before the phone it replaces (LG VX8000) hit store shelves. The LG VX8100 was approved by the FCC in December, and as usual the FCC provided photos. Some photos show Verizon Wireless...

Cingular set to launch BlackBerry 7100g

Jan 03 2005 - 01:31 PM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion, Rumor
UPDATE: Cingular BlackBerry 7100g now available for just $149.99! As of 02/10/05 this rumor is official. While originally planned for AT&T Wireless, it appears Cingular is set to launch Research In Motion's BlackBerry 7100g. The 7100g is very similar to...

LG A7710 specs leak

Jan 03 2005 - 01:03 PM ET | CES, LG Mobile Phone, Rumor
The LG A7710 should make its official debut at CES later this week, but MobileTracker can provide a sneak preview: * Slide-style design (like the Samsung P777 we featured last week) * 65K color screen * Class 10 EDGE *...

Samsung SGH-P777 details surface

Dec 31 2004 - 05:48 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor, Samsung
UPDATE: The Samsung P777 can be purchased from Cingular through Wirefly for just $199... Details surrounding the Samsung SGH-P777 are starting to make there way across the usual channels. While still technically unannounced (though mentioned in some marketing material), the...

Time Warner nears MVNO agreement

Dec 29 2004 - 12:05 PM ET | MVNO, Rumor
The Wall Street Journal says [paid subscription req.]that Time Warner Cable is close to inking an agreement with Sprint to become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). While the story isn't new (MobileTracker has been covering this rumor since June)...

Motorola V635 specs leak

Dec 28 2004 - 12:35 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
Information on the Motorola V635 has been posted onto the FCC's website. The Motorola V635 is an update to the Motorola V620 which was itself an update to the Motorola V600. Features of the V635 include: * EDGE high-speed data...

Samsung i730 to have WiFi

Dec 23 2004 - 02:21 PM ET | Data, Rumor, Samsung
The Samsung i730 will ship with WiFi according to new documents posted by the FCC. This means the device will include Bluetooth, WiFi and EV-DO. Other features of the Samsung i730 include: * Megapixel camera * Sliding QWERTY keyboard *...

Verizon, Vodafone, Sprint, Nextel

Dec 14 2004 - 03:58 PM ET | Nextel, Rumor, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone
With this morning's report that Verizon talked to partner Vodafone about purchasing Sprint (despite Sprint attempting to purchase Nextel), the wireless industry has been abuzz. Several further reports have been filed since the Wall Street Journal's that set the whole...

Verizon to bid for Sprint, says report

Dec 14 2004 - 12:28 AM ET | Nextel, Rumor, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless
The Sprint / Nextel merger story has just gotten a lot more interesting: The Wall Street Journal is reporting [paid subscription req.] another bombshell in today's issue: Verizon Wireless has gotten the OK from partner (and wireless giant) Vodafone to...

Sprint / Nextel merger may close Wednesday

Dec 12 2004 - 11:16 PM ET | Nextel, Rumor, Sprint Nextel
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Sprint / Nextel merger may close as soon as Wednesday. The $35 billion deal is moving at lightspeed--word of the deal only broke on December 9th. This is in stark contrast to...

Sprint / Nextel reach tentative deal

Dec 10 2004 - 04:15 PM ET | Nextel, Rumor, Sprint Nextel
Another Wall Street Journal exclusive--Sprint and Nextel have reached a tentative agreement valued at $36 billion [paid subscription req.] concerning the proposed merger. bq. The talks, characterized as advanced negotiations, could still fall apart, but if things stay on track,...

Motorola stock takes beating

Dec 10 2004 - 01:28 PM ET | Rumor
Mobile Market Watch Motorola stock took a beating after the proposed Sprint/Nextel merger rumor hit the wires yesterday (just after market closing, during afterhours trading). Stock in the company (Ticker: MOT) traded down nearly 8% today. If Sprint takes over...

Sprint and Nextel enter merger talks

Dec 09 2004 - 04:26 PM ET | Cingular, Nextel, Rumor
Breaking news: According [paid subscription req.] to the Wall Street Journal, Sprint and Nextel have entered merger negotiations. The merger would treat the two companies as equals. Sprint is the nation's third largest carrier while Nextel is the fifth (but...

Mobile phones the next iPod?

Dec 07 2004 - 04:59 PM ET | In The News, Rumor
For the most part, MobileTracker has stayed out of the "Will Apple release a cell phone?" battle because the rumors are unsubstantiated, but today a music big shot went on record saying mobile phones may take out the iPod--one of...

Virgin Mobile China?

Dec 07 2004 - 09:59 AM ET | Rumor, Virgin Mobile
It was just last week that we were talking about the possibility of Virgin Mobile India (it could still happen), but now the rumors are all about Virgin Mobile China. Richard Branson is in talks with a carrier in mainland...

Amazon pulls A630, adds to puzzle

Nov 12 2004 - 12:58 AM ET | Motorola, Rumor
By Jon Gales -- Despite claims by Motorola that this Christmas will be the season to remember, the company's Motorola A630 phone is no where to be seen. Rumors of manufactoring snags have circulated the internet for several months. Despite...

Samsung i640 info leaked by FCC

Nov 09 2004 - 02:19 PM ET | Rumor, Samsung, Smartphone
Details of the Samsung SCH-i640 have been posted onto the FCC website. The Windows Mobile powered CDMA handset looks to be the successor to the Samsung i600 (carried by both Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS). Some specs: * Windows...

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...

MPx220 AT&T Wireless watch, even closer

Nov 05 2004 - 05:38 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Motorola, Rumor
MobileTracker has found a group of online support documents from AT&T Wireless concerning the Motorola MPx220. The set of 38 documents were all updated today, November 5th. You can currently purchase a Motorola MPx220 from Cingular Wireless at Best Buy...

NEC e232 preview

Oct 29 2004 - 04:59 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor
Om Malik provides a preview of the upcoming NEC e232. It's an attempt by NEC to tap into the US consumer level mobile phone market. Features of the NEC e232 include: * Fitness applications(BMI index, calorie counting, max heart rate...

palmOne, Audi team up for Treo pairing

Oct 26 2004 - 08:34 PM ET | Bluetooth, Palm, Rumor
MobileTracker can exclusively reveal that PDA giant palmOne has inked a deal with luxury car maker Audi to enable automatic Bluetooth pairing between the Treo 650 and Audi cars. The car will automatically become your handsfree device. Details of the...

Sony Ericsson Z500A Cingular launch soon

Oct 26 2004 - 07:50 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor, Sony Ericsson
Update 12/10/04 The Sony Ericcson Z500a has been launched. Cingular's launch of the Sony Ericsson Z500A appears to be in the very near future. Besides being a prize in Cingular's $25,000 IM sweepstakes, the phone appears in a two-page spread...

RAZR V3 to ship in US soon

Oct 26 2004 - 02:05 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
The Motorola RAZR V3 will begin to ship in the US soon according to a email sent out to potential customers by Motorola. The email was sent to people who previously requested to be updated on the RAZR's release schedule....

Verizon in NextWave airwaves talks

Oct 14 2004 - 06:47 PM ET | Rumor, Verizon Wireless
According to Reuters, Verizon Wireless is in talks to purchase wireless airwaves rights from NextWave. The deal is valued at $3 billion for around 20 NextWave licenses. Details are scarce, and the story is sourced by an anonymous contact "close...

Google SMS to include driving directions?

Oct 13 2004 - 05:21 PM ET | Rumor, SMS
With last week's launch of Google SMS, the world's most popular search platform made a big entrance into the mobile space. The Google SMS service is limited to only a handful functions at this time, but MobileTracker believes the service...

Motorola MPx220 launched by BestBuy

Oct 08 2004 - 03:48 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor, Smartphone
The highly anticipated Motorola MPx220 is starting a softlaunch at BestBuy stores nationwide. Reports of availibility have varied, but a Howard Forums user reports on sucess finding the phone at a BestBuy store in California. BestBuy stores in Tampa, Florida--where...

Siemens SX66 to be on AT&T Wireless

Oct 08 2004 - 12:28 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Rumor, Smartphone
Mobile Gadget News is reporting that AT&T Wireless will carry the Siemens SX66. This device has a bunch of names: HTC Blue Angel / MDA III / XDA IIs Pocket PC Phone Edition. Features include: * Quad-band GSM * WiFi...

Motorola MPx220 launch near

Oct 03 2004 - 01:21 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Motorola, Rumor, Smartphone
Chatter concerning the Motorola MPx220 has become more detailed in the last few days. Some claim that stores already have the device in stock. AT&T Wireless has images of the phone residing on its server: # Large # Small The...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

T-Mobile shows off Motorola A630

Aug 27 2004 - 01:00 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor, T-Mobile
T-Mobile has not officially announced plans to carry the Motorola A630, but it has been a rumor since the phone was announced in June. Watchful eyes have found that an image on the front page of T-Mobile's website shows Catherine...

Treo 650 pictures (AKA 610 / ACE)

Aug 26 2004 - 06:10 PM ET | Palm, Rumor, Smartphone
Pictures of the upcoming Treo 650 (the device that was rumored to be called the Treo 610 or Treo ACE) have surfaced. This smartphone has been rumored since shortly after the Treo 600 shipped. According to the poster that provided...

Nokia Communicator 9300 rumor swirls

Aug 26 2004 - 12:56 PM ET | Nokia, Rumor
Rumors are currently making the rounds that Nokia will launch a slimmed down Communicator 9500 dubbed the Nokia Communicator 9300. There may be some truth to the rumor as it notes the phone will be launched on September 8th in...

Motorola V600 recall update

Aug 23 2004 - 02:30 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Rumor
Earlier this month MobileTracker reported that Cingular was recalling some Motorola V600 handsets. A week before the recall was announced, Cingular dropped the V600 from its line up. The plot thickens when today RCR Wireless News says they asked Motorola...

Upcoming US phones

Aug 02 2004 - 12:01 AM ET | Motorola, Nokia, Rumor, Staff Picks
We've mentioned a ton of new phones for the US lately, so many that its hard to keep track of what's coming when. Below we have an exclusive look at all the dirt on the phones you ask about. If...

Sidekick 2 in Newsweek

Jul 29 2004 - 06:19 PM ET | Danger, Rumor, T-Mobile
Danger and T-Mobile's Sidekick 2 is featured the August 2nd edition of NewsWeek. The price quoted is $229 which is $20 cheaper than the suggest retail price of the still selling Sidekick. The NewsWeek feature is the first actual published...

NEC 535 coming soon?

Jul 26 2004 - 11:43 PM ET | Rumor
The NEC 535 could be shipping soon on AT&T Wireless. This month's Wired magazine features it on page 78 and makes it sound like the device is shipping. A picture of an AT&T Wireless branded NEC 535 is given in...

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...

Motorola MPx100 possibly cancelled

Jul 15 2004 - 03:03 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
DigiTimes is reporting that Motorola has told Compal, the company it contracted to make the Motorola MPx100, to postpone its order of MPx100 smartphones. bq. Motorola originally placed orders for three smartphone models based on Microsofts Windows Mobile 2003 OS...

Verizon Treo 600 starting Monday [updated]

Jul 10 2004 - 04:04 PM ET | PDA Phone, Rumor, Verizon Wireless
TreoCentral is reporting that the Treo 600 will ship on Verizon Wireless starting Monday July 12th. For one week it will be available only to business channels. We published a screenshot that showed the Treo 600 on Verizon's website back...

Time Warner Cable to sell mobile phones?

Jun 23 2004 - 01:08 PM ET | MVNO, Rumor
A rumor is making its way around that cable giant Time Warner Cable wants into the cellular market. It would enter as an MVNO, and piggy back on an established carrier's network. Offering wireless service would enable Time Warner to...

AT&T may partner with Sprint for cell service

May 18 2004 - 12:24 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Rumor, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today [subscription] that AT&T is expected to announce a partnership with Sprint to offer wireless service to AT&T customers. The announcement should come this week, but won't take effect for a while: bq. The...

Sendo X to launch soon?

May 14 2004 - 02:25 PM ET | Rumor
The long awaited Sendo X smartphone may be launching soon. InfoSync World is reporting that the phone should be launched within weeks, not months. The site continues with, "The smartphone is currently undergoing validation with operators." We first reported on...

FCC: Samsung i550 Palm smartphone revealed

Apr 15 2004 - 01:38 PM ET | Rumor
Thanks to an FCC application, details of the upcoming Samsung i550 Palm powered smartphone have leaked. You can view the gory details here. The SPH-i550 is an upgraded version of the i500 which was announced 13 months ago. Here are...

N-Gage 2 pictures, to be announced Wednesday

Apr 12 2004 - 11:27 PM ET | Rumor
Our friends at Engadget have confirmed that the Nokia N-Gage 2 will be announced on Wednesday. We have covered N-Gage 2 rumors before [1, 2]. The chatter has picked up lately, especially with E3 around the corner. Included in the...

Verizon Wireless to carry Treo 600

Apr 08 2004 - 12:51 PM ET | Rumor, Verizon Wireless
In a "coming soon" message seen briefly on VerizonWireless.com [cache], it was revealed that the company will soon carry the Treo 600. While most carriers have had it for quite some time, Verizon Wireless is the nations largest carrier, which...

MPx220 specs leaked

Feb 12 2004 - 11:04 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
Specs of the upcoming Motorola MPx220 recently leaked onto a smartphone enthusiast website. It's the replacement of the very popular Motorola MPx200. The report cites a ship date of April 2004. Highlights of the MPx220 include: * Windows Mobile 2003...

Vodafone may take over Verizon Wireless

Feb 10 2004 - 01:17 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Rumor, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone
It's no secret that AT&T Wireless is being sold. Vodafone is said to be mulling a bid. However, a new rumor today has Vodafone taking over US wireless leader Verizon Wireless, a company that it already owns a large stake...

Vodafone prepares $40B AT&T Wireless bid

Feb 08 2004 - 01:11 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Rumor, Vodafone
Forget the $30 billion offer we talked about last week, the new rumor is a $40 billion deal by Euro giant Vodafone for an AT&T Wireless buy-out. The market cap of AT&T Wireless (traded under AWE) is currently $25.62 billion....

T650 pictures surface [with video]

Feb 07 2004 - 05:36 PM ET | Rumor, Sony Ericsson
The rumored Sony Ericsson T650 made a splash today via a short promo video that it appears in. The phone has yet to be announced. Club Sony Ericsson has some grabs of the video. If you would like to take...

Rumor: Motorola MPx220 in Q2 2004

Feb 03 2004 - 05:34 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor, Smartphone
The DigiTimes has a note about the rumored Motorola MPx220. Previous reports pinned the launch date to Q1 2004, but according to the piece we won't see it in volume until the end of Q2. The Motorola MPx220 would replace...

Report: AT&T Wireless sale reaches critical mass

Jan 23 2004 - 06:57 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, DoCoMo, Nextel, Rumor, T-Mobile, Vodafone
Nearly every news outlet is reporting at least something about AT&T Wireless being on the market. To sum things up, we've compiled pieces from all of the reports we have heard thus far. nearly everyone but Verizon Wireless is interested....

DoCoMo to sell Linux powered 3G phones

Dec 02 2003 - 07:38 AM ET | DoCoMo, Rumor
NTT DoCoMo is rumored to be working on a line of Linux powered 3G phones. The phones are expected to be here as early as Q3 2004. Although details are still sketchy, NEC looks to be a possible supplier....

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....

Rumor: Cingular looking to buyout major carrier

Nov 21 2003 - 02:57 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor
Cingular Wireless is reportedly looking to aquire a major GSM competitor in the US. The other nationwide GSM wireless carriers are AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile USA. Either one of these would be huge deals. The deal is supposed to go...

T-Mobile looking to sell Virgin stake

Nov 16 2003 - 12:04 PM ET | Rumor, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile
T-Mobile Germany is in talks to sell its 50% stake in Virgin Mobile, Britain's fifth-largest mobile phone company. The other half is owned by Virgin Group. Both companies have announced they are talking, but the terms of the possible deal...

Rumor mill: Nokia looking to hijack Symbian?

Nov 10 2003 - 03:45 PM ET | Rumor
The latest rumor to hit the fan is that Nokia is trying to edge out Psion to gain more control over the Symbian mobile operating system. Currently Nokia owns 32% of Symbian, and Psion 31%. The take over would cause...

P900 to appear on the 26th

Oct 06 2003 - 12:21 AM ET | Rumor, Smartphone, Sony Ericsson
The Register is reporting that the highly anticipated Sony Ericsson P900 will appear on October 26th. It will serve as the replacement for the P800, a phone that has already sold over a million units. Mobile-Reivew posted an extensive review...

Nextel's 2004 lineup leaked

Oct 01 2003 - 01:20 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor
Gizmodo got ahold of Nextel's 2004 Motorola phone lineup (including some pictures). Of the three phones talked about, the i930 looks to be the most interesting. It will run Microsoft's mobile OS and include everything from a camera with flash...

Nokia 3650 replacement approved

Sep 29 2003 - 05:04 PM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Nokia, Rumor
The rumors were true--Nokia is prepping a replacement to the popular 3650 dubbed the 3660 (World) or the 3620 (US), it sports the same unique shape that the 3650 has, but has a semi-normal keypad (the abnormal keypad was a...

P800 successor surfaces

Sep 18 2003 - 03:40 PM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Rumor, Smartphone, Sony Ericsson
We first mentioned the Sony Ericsson P810 back in June, but more details have surfaced. Sony Ericsson accidently uploaded a Flash movie containing several promotional slides featuring the yet-to-be-announced phone. If you haven't had a look at this device yet,...

More 6850 pics surface

Sep 16 2003 - 10:10 PM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Nokia, Rumor
MobileBurn has published more pictures of the upcoming Nokia 6850 (replacement for the popular Nokia 6800). It looks to be a pretty decent phone....

6850 puts cam + more on 6800

Sep 05 2003 - 05:09 PM ET | Nokia, Rumor, Unique
Some rogue pictures of a yet-to-be-announced Nokia which is being passed off as the 6850, show the now familiar "6800 feel" but with a camera and Bluetooth! For unfamiliar readers, the Nokia 6800 looks like a typical flip phone, but...

Nextel coming after Verizon?

Aug 15 2003 - 02:54 PM ET | Push-to-talk, Rumor
The latest rumor is the Nextel is looking to sue Verizon over its new push-to-talk service that was launched yesterday. The problem is said to be over the use of "push-to-talk", a phrase Nextel says it trademarked a few months...

NextWave License Deal Would Be Big Boost For Cingular

Jul 31 2003 - 11:33 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor
Cingular is going shopping--according to unnamed sources the company is working on a deal with Nextwave. As with most rumors, neither company has confirmed the reports. If Cingular should prevail in its rumored deal to purchase 34 licenses from bankrupt...

Sony Ericsson Z600 and P810/P900 pictures [updated]

Jul 25 2003 - 04:40 PM ET | Rumor, Sony Ericsson
MobileBurn has gotten ahold of some photos of upcoming Sony Ericsson phones. The Z600 is a clamshell with features similar to the T610. The T810/900 is the model after the P800, and has had some chatter on both sides about...

Motorola Prepping Microsoft Smartphone

Jul 25 2003 - 10:30 AM ET | Rumor
Reuters is reporting that Motorola is going to launch a mobile phone based on Microsoft software later this year. That will make it the first top 5 phone maker to jump into the Microsoft pool....

T610 For -$50? [updated]

Jul 16 2003 - 10:42 PM ET | Rumor
Amazon.com will began a $150 rebate on the Sony Ericsson T610 today as we previously reported. However, they raised their price on the phone by the same amount so there is no net gain (the phone is NOT -$50). It's...

T608 Lives

Jul 08 2003 - 06:51 PM ET | Rumor, Sony Ericsson, Sprint Nextel
Even though the T608 was listed as KIA (and had its own movement), it looks like it will see day light. A posting at the mobile site PowerPage.org says Sprint PCS confirmed that it will be available: bq. "I was...

European Roaming Alliance

Jun 19 2003 - 03:01 PM ET | Rumor
Word on the street is that Orange is going to join a roaming alliance started earlier this year by T-Mobile, Telecom Italia Mobile, and Telefonica Moviles. This would help all companies involved compete against Vodafone which offers roaming over nearly...

Cingular in Talks to Buy NextWave Airways

May 27 2003 - 02:34 PM ET | In The News, Rumor
The rumor on the street is that Cingular wants to buy around 20% of NextWave Telecom's airspace. This looks to be good news for Cingular customers and investors alike. The deal is rumored to be worth $1.5 billion. Reuters has...

Push To Talk May Go Global

May 21 2003 - 03:19 PM ET | Push-to-talk, Rumor
C|Net is running a piece on Nextel's DirectConnect service. Word on the street is that they want to make it global. The system would rely on satellites to relay data around the globe at the speed of light. For more...

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...

Apple Contracts For Wireless Screens

Apr 14 2003 - 02:15 PM ET | Apple, Rumor
We linked a story last week about the rumors that Apple is working on a mobile phone (normally thought of as the iPhone). The latest rumor is that they are indeed making a mobile device, but it won't be a...

Apple to make mobile phone?

Apr 13 2003 - 12:19 PM ET | Apple, Rumor
Apple's famously tight lipped business practices have made the company the target of intense speculation. There has been a rumor for over a year that Apple is trying to make a cell phone--no actual evidence but a lot of "chatter"....