AT&T's USBConnect Lightning Will Handle Their 7.2Mbps Network

While you anxiously await AT&T to bump 3G up to 7.2Mbps in your area, keep in mind that their new USBConnect Lighting device is what your laptop will need to take advantage of it. » 11/09/09 6:14pm 11/09/09 6:14pm

T-Mobile 3G Data Will Hit 21Mbps In 2010

AT&T just announced they're starting a national 7.2Mbps 3G rollout, and T-Mobile now says they're about to do the same. But what comes next? For most, it's 4G wireless data. For T-Mobile, it's steroid-pumped 3G, to the tune of 21Mbps. » 9/11/09 1:20pm 9/11/09 1:20pm

AT&T Bumping its 3G to HSPA 7.2 in Six More Cities

AT&T is bringing faster 3G speeds to Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, LA and Miami by years end. Of course, you won't get speeds anywhere near 7.2Mbps, but you should get a modest boost in performance nonetheless. [AT&T] » 9/09/09 9:33am 9/09/09 9:33am

Novatel MiFi 2372 Makes Portable 3G Wi-Fi Hotspot Awesomeness Possible…

We partly loved Novatel's MiFi 3G portable Wi-Fi hotspot because it was on the less-cramped networks of Verizon (and Sprint), but this HSPA version for AT&T or T-Mobile will still have its 3G-to-Wi-Fi powers, which border on marvelous. [BusinessWire] » 7/28/09 9:26am 7/28/09 9:26am

iPhone 3GS Upstream Speed Limited to 384Kbps

While the iPhone 3GS got a download speed boost—to 7.2Mbps—it didn't get any upload power-up, according to PC World: Its upstream speed is limited by its hardware to 384Kbps. But don't get out the torches and pitchforks yet. » 7/09/09 2:20pm 7/09/09 2:20pm

Giz Explains: What AT&T's 7.2Mbps Network Really Means

AT&T's contribution to the improved overall speed of the iPhone 3GS—their upgraded 7.2Mbps network—is nearly as important as Apple's. But 7.2 is just a number, and AT&T's network is just one of many. Here's where it actually stands. » 6/19/09 11:00am 6/19/09 11:00am

Sony Vaio P Modded To Accept SIM Cards, 3G via HSDPA Connection

The Vaio P comes with EV-DO hardware, but an enterprising modder has tweaked everyone's favorite makeup compact netbook to accept HSDPA SIM cards too, for 3G connections from AT&T. It's not for beginners, though. » 2/13/09 10:10am 2/13/09 10:10am

Chicago 3G Test: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

Giz Trivia: Did you know that Mark Wilson was our man in Illinois? That's right, up until this year he was living in Urbana, but now he's in Chicago, home of the very best and very worst of politics. » 12/17/08 1:00pm 12/17/08 1:00pm

The Definitive Coast-to-Coast 3G Data Test

After a grueling eight-city coast-to-coast test of the 3G networks run by AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, we've come up with some clear-cut test results. Think you know who has the best network? Think again. » 12/17/08 1:00pm 12/17/08 1:00pm

Raleigh-Durham 3G Data Test: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

Sean Fallon represents the Mid-Atlantic for Giz; he's a resident of a small town in the Raleigh-Durham area, home to a lot of college basketball. » 12/17/08 1:00pm 12/17/08 1:00pm

New York City 3G Data Test: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

New York editor John Mahoney was all over this project, not only initiating testing in NYC but helping set up the program so that everyone else could follow suit. » 12/17/08 1:00pm 12/17/08 1:00pm

SF and Bay Area 3G Data Test: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon


SF intern Andi Wang set out to test over three afternoons, covering a wider range than most testers by hitting not just SF but Marin and a good bit of Silicon Valley. » 12/17/08 1:00pm 12/17/08 1:00pm

Seattle 3G Data Test: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

As a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, I got a chance to test out 3G in both Seattle and Portland. As you can imagine, most of my stops were in coffee shops. » 12/17/08 1:00pm 12/17/08 1:00pm

Boston 3G Data Test: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

Weekend editor Jack Loftus tested his way around his hometown of Boston. There's no picture of him doing it, which, after you read his comments, might be a good thing. » 12/17/08 1:00pm 12/17/08 1:00pm

3G MSI Wind U120 Available in January, More Promising Models in the…

MSI has outed some of their plans to Laptop before the CES 2009 info-rush. And their big news is that 3G/WiMax enabled laptops will go on sale in the US this January. » 12/10/08 8:43am 12/10/08 8:43am

BlackBerry Storm Doesn't Need Wi-Fi or Tri-Band HSDPA Because Verizon…

Though the omission » 10/31/08 6:20am 10/31/08 6:20am of two all-but-standard smartphone features from BlackBerry's Storm is disappointing, it isn't totally inexplicable. BGR has confirmed through a "really top-level" Verizon source that the crippling was — surprise! — carried out at the behest of the wireless company. Few wireless providers are…

Motorola Q11 Smartphone Lacks 3G, Common Sense

We've known that the Motorola Q11 » 10/08/08 8:05pm 10/08/08 8:05pm (an update to the Q9) was in the works, but today Motorola made it officially known. Maybe I'm the you should listen to when it comes to this particular Windows Mobile line, but I don't even think Motorola cares about this baby. It does have the requisite Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD support…

Samsung's Armani 2 Night Effect Cellphone Forgets to Include Stylishness

Samsung's original Armani phone » 9/22/08 5:24am 9/22/08 5:24am was a tiny, touchscreen, haptic-feedback gizmo, and actually not bad looking at all: so I'm confused about the upcoming Armani 2 Night Effect. It's a plain candybar cellphone, emblazoned with large Emporio Armani emblems and it seems to have totally forgone attempts at simple…