Asus Eee Slider 32GB coming

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

The Eee Slider has many people drooling over it’s sleek lines and specs and there’s news that a 32GB model of the Asus Eee Slider will be coming our way soon, but that also means that they will ditch the 16GB model. Folks in Europe will be able to get the 32GB model for €499, we just don’t know when.

We also have no info on what the delay is about, but it is likely a software issue. There is a 3G version coming in 2012 as well.

3G Rumored for Next iPod Touch

Posted in iPod Touch by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2011

Rumor is that users will be able to pop a 3G SIM card into the next iPod Touch and subscribe to a data plan of their choosing. AT&T and Verizon Wireless already offer 3G service for the iPad, so a connected iPod Touch would presumably work just like they do.

If this rumor turns out to be true, this is great news for those wanting a data only phone. Skype could replace a traditional voice plan, and iMessages, the messaging service that will launch with iOS 5 this fall, could reduce the need for SMS. Using data-based services could lead to big savings on a monthly smartphone bill.

Apple confirms glitch with Verizon iPad 2

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on April 10th, 2011

Remember when iPhone owners complained about AT&T’s network and could not wait for the day they could use their Apple devices on Verizon’s network? It wasn’t so long ago. Well, we have iDevices on Verizon now and guess what? It isn’t all it was cracked up to be. The grass always seems greener on the other side.

Verizon iPad 2 users are having reboot problems. Apple calls the number of users with problems “small”, but they have acknowledged the problem after message boards went crazy this week with customers complaining they are having difficultly accessing Verizion Wireless’s 3G data network.

Verizon 3G iPad 2 owners report reboot problem

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on April 8th, 2011

Looks like Verizon-based Apple gadgets have a recurring reboot problem. Owners of Verizon’s native iPad 2 with both Wi-Fi and 3G (in 16, 32 and 64GB memory configurations) are complaining that they have to reboot their devices if they want to connect to 3G after previously switching that feature off.

Wi-Fi works just fine apparently, but 3G connections can take several minutes or just never happen. It doesn’t seem like all Verizon iPad 2 users are having this problem, but the complaints from those who are affected are very similar. It just goes to show that Verizon has it’s own set of problems with iDevices, much like At&t

HP TouchPad spotted in Vietnam with SIM slot for 3G

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2011

HP’s TouchPad has shown up in a Vietnamese leak with a video showing that the tablet will have 3G soon. It shows a 32GB version with a SIM card slot for 3G on HSPA networks. They didn’t load webOS 3.0 because it was low on power, but a side-by-side with an original iPad showed it to be nearly identical in size to the original iPad, which has the same 9.7-inch screen size.

Versions of 3G have been promised by HP and are rumored to be arriving as early as September in AT&T. A Verizon 4G edition with LTE is also expected for the same time and would need its own SIM slot. Officially, only a Wi-Fi version is due to arrive by this summer.

2011 MacBook Air to have 3G?

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2011

Apple announced the new MacBook air back in October, which means we will likely see the 2011 MacBook Air around October of this year, and now it looks like the 2011 MacBook Air may come with 3G. The news comes from Apple conducting a survey among its MacBook Air customers and asking them questions about how much they use 3G, data syncing and more.

So it is looking like Apple is seriously considering putting 3G into the 2011 MacBook Air, which would be great news to many users. I wonder if Apple will also put 3G into the 2011 MacBook Pro’s. We’d love to see that.

PSP2 may have 3G connection, AMOLED screen

Posted in PSP by Conner Flynn on January 23rd, 2011

We have some more PSP2 rumors today. Nikkei believes that Sony’s new handheld will have a data-only 3G connection allowing an always-on way to play multiplayer games or access the PlayStation Store. The connection would come from NTT DoCoMo in Japan and maybe other carriers.

We don’t have any info on how pricing would work. Discounted 3G rates could be the ticket here. Users might get a free but small amount of data every month and pay extra only when they need to expand the amount of data they use. In other news, the handheld’s touchscreen is now AMOLED rather than the expected LCD. Is that realistic though? Maybe not. AMOLED’s chief supplier Samsung is still facing production shortages that would keep it from large-scale AMOLED production until later in 2011.

Onkyo 3G Windows 7 tablet for Japan

Posted in Onkyo by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2010

Onkyo has announced a new Windows 7 tablet with KDDI 3G onboard. The 11.6-inch TW317A7 tablet (basically a rebranding of the ExoPC Slate) features an 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, and stereo speakers.

The 11.6-inch multitouch display has a 1366 x 768 resolution, and features Onkyo’s new custom ExTOUCH software which is designed to enhance finger input in the OS and boasts a dedicated app launcher. You can expect the TW317A7 to be available in Japan this week for an unknown price.

Sony’s Reader Daily Edition now on sale with Wi-Fi and 3G

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2010

Hot on the heels of Hanvon introducing a new color E-Reader, Sony is announcing that you can now purchase another monochrome version. Lucky you.

The Sony Reader Daily Edition is now on sale in-stores and online. The Reader Daily Edition has both Wi-Fi and 3G, and like the new Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition, it also has a touch panel. The 7″ screen will give access to Sony’s Reader Store via Wi-Fi or 3G, and you can also do some basic Web browsing via Wi-Fi.

Modu T is the lightest 3G handset ever

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2010

Modu is offering what they are calling the “The Lightest 3.5G Touch Phone in the World”. It runs on Brew and goes by the name Modu T. This is the company’s first touchscreen handset that features a 2.2-inch display, GPS, FM radio, 2GB of internal memory and support for expansion via microSD cards.

It’s fully compatible with their ‘fy’ add-ons, which means you can add features to this device like a 5MP camera, sports kits to it for the exercise, and even a QWERTY keypad. It comes with Facebook and other social networking options as well.

AT&T unveils pay-as-you-go data, new 3G portables

Posted in AT&T by Conner Flynn on September 20th, 2010

AT&T’s line of mobile data plans has expanded today with the company’s first options for prepaid data. With the DataConnect Pass, if you own a notebook that features integrated 3G connectivity, you can pay for a limited amount of data use without having to worry about paying tons if you surfing all over the place.

Still, the rates will carry a premium for that freedom at $15 per 100MB of data over a day, and $30 will get you a week’s pass with 300MB of data, while a full month (at 1GB) will cost $50.

T-Mobile offers BlackBerry 9300 Curve 3G

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on August 9th, 2010

The BlackBerry 9300 Curve 3G is finally official today. If you told T-Mobile to bring it, consider it brought. Though we still have no word on what it will cost. It’s basically an entry-level smartphone, so you can expect a reasonable price.

The 9300 Curve 3G will be able to support AT&T’s 3G bands, but there is still no word from AT&T on whether they will release the device or not. The BlackBerry 9300 Curve 3G is another BlackBerry device that runs on the recently introduced BlackBerry OS 6.0.

Nook Wi-Fi now available for $150, Nook 3G $200

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2010

Great news for Nook fans. Looks like an all-white, Wi-Fi only version goes on sale today for $150. Better news is that the 3G version has also dropped by $60. That means that the classic nook is now $200. The only differences between the $150 Wi-Fi nook and the $200 3G nook are: Wi-Fi vs 3G, the Wi-Fi has a white back, the 3G has a grey back and the Wi-Fi is 11.6 ounces while the nook 3G is 12.1 ounces.

You are good to go with either, but that $200 Nook is worth it just to make sure you have perpetual, free access from anywhere. Great news!

Clear adds Mac-friendly 4G/3G modem, 4G routers

Posted in Modems by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2010

Mac users have some good news today. Clear has announced some 4G networking hardware with a focus on Macs. The Sierra Wireless-made 4G+ Mobile USB is its first dual 3G and 4G modem that supports Macs and gives them an EVDO data connection fallback when 4G coverage is poor or non-existent. It will work with Mac OS X Leopard or later and will cost $115 outright or $6 a month.

The Spot 4G is a 4G-only mobile router for those who like to stay in Clear’s coverage. It shares WiMAX with up to eight other devices over W-Fi. The Spot 4G+ is just a rebranding of Sprint’s Overdrive with a 3G option and up to five devices sharing the network.

Huawei intros 3G pocket router with OLED display

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2010

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Britain’s 3 has added a portable 3G router with its own display features. Huawei’s E585 has a monochrome OLED display that shows battery life and connection as well as the amount of data used. There’s also a new web-based setup page with the router and it can be configured for Linux PCs and Macs and Windows.

The E585 will continue charging even while it shares its 3G connection over Wi-Fi with up to five other devices. It also doubles as storage with a microSDHC slot, but we don’t know if this will act as network-attached storage. 3 UK will sell Huawei’s router in July for £50 (or $74) on a pay-as-you-go basis.