Month: August 2011

HTC Jetstream Tablet hits AT&T Sept. 4

AT&T will release the HTC Jetstream Tablet Sept. 4. It’s the first 4G LTE/HSPA+ tablet from Ma Bell and will have a powerful 1.5 gig processor. It’ll run the Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system that was designed for tablets and helps make the new Samsung 10.1 tablet so good. The tablet will cost a healthy

Sprint early termination fees going up next month

According the excellent SprintFeed blog, Sprint will join AT&T and Verizon with heavy early termination fees. Currently, the early term fee at Sprint is $200, but the blog says beginning Sept. 9, it will go up to $350 for “advanced” series devices like smartphones, tablets and netbooks. Only contracts signed on or after Sept. 9

U.S. Gov’t seeks to block AT&T merger with T-Mobile

The proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile appears to be in serious trouble. Bloomberg reports today that the U.S. Government has sued to block AT&T $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The merger would’ve created the nation’s No. 1 wireless carrier, placing the new AT&T and No. 2 Verizon miles ahead of No. 3 Sprint.

Samsung introduces new Galaxy phones for T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint

As expected, Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S II on three U.S. carriers Monday. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile got new phones while Verizon is expected to carry a different SamsungĀ  product exclusively. Samsung said all three variants of the phone will be available this fall. In Europe and Korea, the phone has sold five million

Sprint plans big media event for Oct. 7 with big news

This morning, Sprint sent out media invitations to a major event in New York Oct. 7. Judging by the graphics on the invite, it looks like we’ll be talking about networks and in building signal strength and what not. Sprint boss Dan Hesse has hinted all summer that his company would have a significant announcement

VIDEO: iTunes in the Cloud to allow streaming, too

Insanely Great Mac provides a neat walk through for the upcoming iTunes in The Cloud service from Apple. Heretofore, folks were thinking it was just a cloud access service, but the video shows it to very much be a (sort of) streaming service as well. Could video streaming be coming, too? There’s two videos here

Rumor: Sprint employees told to not discuss iPhone 5 rumors

With iPhone 5 rumors running rampant — a 3.8” screen, a 4” screen — Sprint employees have apparently been told to not discuss the soon-to-be-released Apple handset. The Sprint blog, SprintFeed, reports that an internal memo has been sent to Sprint employees to not speculate about whether an iPhone is coming to the company, despite

New in the Apple App Store: Rhythm Repeat videogame

FilpoGames has released Rhythm Repeat ($0.99), a music game that challenges “players to follow and reproduce the flashing sequence of brightly colored notes. ” You play as a composer trying to keep pace with music, tapping notes in the same order they are shown. Sounds simple enough. The game maker claims it lets players perform

JD Powers cell phone survey results: Great for Verizon, not pretty for AT&T

JD Powers released results for its ninth Wireless Network Quality Performance study today, and the results were not pretty for AT&T Wireless. For Verizon, the results were quite the opposite. The study found, interestingly, that network performance varied by how you used your cellphone. More people, the study showed, had issues making calls versus text

Facebook ends “Facebook Deals” program

Facebook’s challenge to the daily deals site Groupon is over. The social media site it was ending its “Facebook Deals” program, designed to offer its more than 700 million users daily product and service discounts. The company had tested the service for several months in Atlanta, Austin, TX, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco. It