G-FI: "The World's First Wireless GPS Accessory for the iPhone"

Hot off the heels of yesterday's press event, PosiMotion is laying claim to the first wireless GPS accessory for the iPhone and iPod touch. I'm sure the built in locator and google maps program will be just fine for most, but the GPS add-on will actually be compatible with any device with a Wi-Fi connection, but will… » 3/07/08 4:02am 3/07/08 4:02am

Wi-Fi Moto Q9 Unboxed, Heading to AT&T?

Boy Genius just got his hands on a new Moto Q9 that features Wi-Fi, AT&T branding and a slight color change. In addition to the hardware upgrade, the new Q9 is shipping with Windows Mobile 6.1, complete with a new user interface. Boy Genius notes the speediness of browsing online with the Q9 and seems generally… » 12/03/07 2:22pm 12/03/07 2:22pm

Hype Sheet: What Happens in Vega$...

The Pitch We've seen this approach before, eh? Looks like one of those AT&T commercials in which a dropped call leads to an awkward situation—a mother spontaneously revealing her sexually licentious past, for example, or Roger Clemens pushing it one season too far. But this schlubby hubby's problem isn't poor reception. … » 10/25/07 5:09pm 10/25/07 5:09pm

AT&T Brings Back Cingular Orange to "Mobilize" Brand; Jack's Still Dead

After spending an ungodly amount of money to kill Jack and mutate the Cingular brand into the "new AT&T," they've decided that Cingular's orange palette offered a "younger, edgier and more contemporary style—all attributes closely associated with wireless." But clearly not AT&T. So, they're rebranding. Again. Look for Death… » 9/12/07 11:40am 9/12/07 11:40am

Columbia Professor: "Open Up That Spectrum, Mr. FCC"

Right now to enter the wireless market, you pretty much have to go through of the Big Four wireless providers, who, as Columbia professor Tim Wu puts it, "tend to approve only established partners whose devices fit their business plans, which is why we have yet to see all those wireless devices that were supposed to be… » 5/21/07 9:15pm 5/21/07 9:15pm

Sizemodo: Helio Ocean vs. Everything (including iPhone)

We know you're itching for more Helio Ocean coverage, so here it is: a live Sizemodo of the Helio Ocean vs. every phone we have. First, we'll kick it off with a similar type of device: the slide-out QWERTY smartphone. In the middle we have the Helio Ocean, on the left there's the T-Mobile MDA, and on the right is the… » 5/09/07 3:46pm 5/09/07 3:46pm

Samsung BlackJack Getting Windows Mobile 6 Update After June?

Nothing's certain yet, but rumor has it the BlackJack won't be getting a Windows Mobile 6 update until some time after June. AT&T users were probably counting on somewhat of an earlier update, seeing as T-Mobile's Dash already got theirs last week, but no such luck (supposedly) for now. Of course, this is from… » 5/07/07 9:40pm 5/07/07 9:40pm

AT&T/Cingular Denying Free Conference Calls to Subscribers

If you've had to do phone conferencing at work, you're probably familiar with these free conference services that AT&T/Cingular has just decided to block. The company claims that these services, many of which are terminated (the end point of the call) in a call exchange in Iowa that has a 712 area code. The local… » 3/20/07 12:00pm 3/20/07 12:00pm

NYT Trendspotting: Everyone's Copying the Apple Store

Leaping from the introduction of the new AT&T Experience store (pictured anticlimactically above), which aims to shove all of the services offered by the hydra company in your face within the confines of a single space (the AT&T experience, no doubt), to Verizon's own innovatively named Verizon Experience store, which… » 3/13/07 12:36pm 3/13/07 12:36pm