Rogers Upgrades Mobile Broadband Download Speed to 21Mbps

Direct from the press release: Rogers is excited to announce the launch of our new, super-charged HSPA+ wireless network with maximum download speeds of up to 21 Megabits per second (Mbps)*, faster than ever before. Rogers is the first carrier in North America to offer customers the world’s fastest mobile internet speed with the new HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick, now available for pre-order through rogers.com. Pre-order today,...

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LG-GW620 – New Android-powered smartphone from LG

LG Electronics (LG),  reinforced its aggressive strategy in smartphones by announcing the first Android mobile device which will give LG a broader and more dominant position in this expanding market. The announcement of LG’s first Android-powered smartphones comes only a week after the world’s third largest mobile phone company announced that it would be introducing three new Windows Mobile smartphones in the next few weeks. These...

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Nokia acquires Plum

Nokia and Plum today announced that Nokia has acquired certain assets of Plum Ventures, Inc, a privately held company which employed approximately 10 people with main offices in Boston, Massachusetts. Plum will complement Nokia's Social Location services. The acquired Plum assets will become part of Nokia's Services unit. About Plum Ventures Plum develops and operates a cloud-based social media sharing and messaging service for...

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Nokia 7705 Twist puts a new twist on messaging

Verizon Wireless and Nokia introduce the Nokia 7705 Twist, a fun phone with a unique square shape that swivels open to reveal a full QWERTY keypad. The phone's shortcut buttons provide quick access to messaging, the 3.0 megapixel camera, Web browsing, V CAST Music with Rhapsody®, voice commands, and speakerphone options. The Contact Light Ring, located in the lower right corner, can be customized to identify a message or a call from...

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US: AT&T adding HSPA 7.2 to 6 cities this year

AT&T today announced details of its rollout plans for High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 technology, which will provide a considerable speed boost to what is already the nation's fastest 3G mobile broadband network. Supporting this HSPA 7.2 initiative is AT&T's ongoing deployment of additional backhaul capacity to cell sites. These backhaul connections add critical capacity to the network to support today's unprecedented...

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UK: T-Mobile + Orange = True?

Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile and France Telecom's Orange are to announce they are in exclusive talks to form a joint venture, according to sources close to the deal. Three sources told Reuters today that the two firms will announce as early as Tuesday that they are in exclusive talks on forming a venture. However the sources said the deal is not sealed yet. The news follows rumours that bids by Vodafone and Telefonica for T-Mobile last...

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