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

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… » 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… » 5/21/07 9:15pm 5/21/07 9:15pm

Rumormania: Apple Putting 3G into MacBooks?

This rumor seems to come out of nowhere, but the combination of wishful thinking and high-end technology is what makes it so good. AppleInsider says a source told them Apple will integrate 3G access into a MacBook model. Other laptop makers have already introduced the trend into their business and "luxury" models, but… » 5/14/07 4:20pm 5/14/07 4:20pm

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

Dealzmodo: Make $25 Buying a Samsung Blackjack

Amazon has a pretty good deal on the Samsung Blackjack. After all is said and done Amazon will pay you $25 to take this phone. Sign up for next Cingular service, or extend your contract to receive this phone for $50. Tack on a $75 mail-in-rebate to earn some free money. If you stroll into a Cingular store to pick up… » 3/14/07 7:45pm 3/14/07 7:45pm

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