3G Transmissions Cracked, Run For the Hills!

Just weeks ago, GSM encryption was cracked, but everyone was all like, "No big deal, GSM is old." Now the encryption protecting 128-bit UMTS 3G has been cracked as well. » 1/15/10 8:35am 1/15/10 8:35am

AT&T's Internal Plans To Fix Their Network

AT&T was calling me to set up an interview with their CTO, but all I could hear was garbled noise on my AT&T iPhone. "I can't really hear you!" I shouted, as if volume would clear the channel. It's always been like this, in my home in San Francisco. While the howls of iPhone 3G reception issues get louder and… » 8/25/08 1:00pm 8/25/08 1:00pm

Motorola Alexander's QWERTY-Free Cousin: The Atila

It's been about a week since spy shots of the Motorola Alexander » 8/11/08 2:16pm 8/11/08 2:16pm surfaced, and it appears that it will be followed by an inbred cousin dubbed "Atila" that was born without a QWERTY keyboard. It will also be the first Motorola device with tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. Other features include: quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 7.2Mbps…

DreamCom 10, Ergonomic Laptop Transformer

The DreamCom 10 laptop is a pretty standard Intel-based computer (featuring UMTS/HSDPA) with one identifiable trick up its sleeve—the ability to transform into multiple configurations for improved user comfort. With an expandable neck and an attachable dock allowing for a tipi-like biped stance, we're guessing the… » 3/04/08 10:43am 3/04/08 10:43am

FCC Says T-Mobile Getting Third 3G Phone, the Samsung t819

If two is a coincidence and three is a trend, then T-Mobile's third 3G phone, Samsung's slidin' t819, will solidify the carrier's commitment to rolling out a 3G UMTS network in the spring, delayed from the original promise of Q4 2006. This FCC leak comes on the heels of the Nokia 6263 arrival, but also after the… » 12/12/07 11:43am 12/12/07 11:43am

Qualcomm To Build Universal Super Chip for GSM 3G, EV-DO and 700MHz…

Everybody is getting into the cellphone industry's new spirit of openness. Google pushes for open networks for the 700MHz wireless network to be, Verizon answers the call with a pledge to make its network available to all technology, and now Verizon's longtime companion, Qualcomm, has unveiled a chip that will be the… » 12/03/07 1:23pm 12/03/07 1:23pm

Samsung's Bang & Olufsen Phone Coming in 17 Days

Samsung and Bang & Olufssen have just thrown up a teaser site for their Serenata phone, which comes at us in just 17 days. What the phone has internally or even what it looks like is still a mystery on the site, but putting two and two together from earlier leaks you get a phone with 4GB flash memory, MPEG-4 video,… » 9/13/07 1:27pm 9/13/07 1:27pm

Vertu Sort of Announces 3G Ascent Ti Phone

The Ascent Ti, the next phone in Vertu's overly flashy line, received the dullest unveiling: an FCC filing. Good thing it had enough newness to make up for it. Looks like the Ti is going 3G with UMTS 2100, which means it won't work on our 3G in the States. It'll also have a 3 megapixel camera, a first for Vertu's… » 7/05/07 4:30pm 7/05/07 4:30pm

What's In Nokia's Future? Exec Talks Symbian, GPS, WiMax and More


Mobile freaks know that Nokia is a funny company, at the same time the biggest brand in handsets worldwide, and a niche player in the American cellphone market. This week, I sat down with Bill Plummer, Nokia's North America VP of sales and channel management for Multimedia to discuss matters Nokia faces in the… » 4/27/07 3:00pm 4/27/07 3:00pm

HTC Shift is the UMPC for UMPC Haters

It surprises even ourselves when we say that HTC's Shift should be the UMPC device that makes us—who were mild on UMPCs before—a fan of the platform. Instead of using a split keyboard or a *shudder* on-screen circle pad, the Shift makes like the Advantage with its sliding and flipping screen. With the input problem… » 3/26/07 1:00pm 3/26/07 1:00pm

Sony Ericsson PC300 Does 4 Flavors of Wireless

Amidst the barrage of phones they introduced this morning, Sony Ericsson quietly released their first mobile broadband card capable of supporting 4 types of wireless—HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS. The card will get you 3.6 MBps of download speed and it's been fitted with an integrated antenna, so you don't have to… » 2/06/07 10:30am 2/06/07 10:30am

D-Link 3G Mobile Router Turns Wireless Broadband Into Wi-Fi

D-Link crosses that twilight zone between mobile broadband wireless connections and Wi-Fi with its 3G Mobile Router. Just plug a compatible 3G notebook adapter into this baby's CardBus slot, and suddenly that EV-DO, UMTS or HSDPA network can be shared with any Wi-Fi enabled device. » 2/01/07 10:45am 2/01/07 10:45am

Leaked 3G Moto Phone Gets its Walking Papers

That was fast. So remember those 3G-enabled Moto phones that were leaked earlier this week? Well, one of them got its official walking papers today. AT&T folks now have the option of picking up Moto's $129 (w/ 2-yr contract) MOTORAZR V3xx. The phone has a 1.3MP cam, Bluetooth with A2DP support, a microSD slot for… » 1/26/07 9:15am 1/26/07 9:15am

Cingular Treo 750 Launching at CES

Word is Cingular's going to announce the 750 at CES this Sunday. No release date or price until then, but we're mildly looking forward to the smaller form factor and UMTS support. » 1/03/07 5:00pm 1/03/07 5:00pm

T-Mobile's Announces 3G Data over UMTS, Late Better Than Never

Sometimes, peer pressure is good. One case: cellular data. While Sprint, Verizon, and even Cingular are already playing around with 3G speeds, T-Mobile, was stuck rocking the square EDGE/GPRS data connections that run at a little more than 100+Kbps. Until today. TMo just announced that they're finally going 3G,… » 10/09/06 7:59pm 10/09/06 7:59pm

T-Mobile Holding Press Conference Friday October 6 to Announce UMTS

According to eWeek Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA will be holding a press conference on Friday, October 6, to announce their plans for 3G deployment here in the States. Apparently, » 10/04/06 7:00pm 10/04/06 7:00pm

T-Mobile Wins Large Chunks of 3G Spectrum, What Does This Means To You?

In a recent auction hosted by the FCC, T-Mobile won a large chunk of the 1700MHz and 2100Mhz band, which is used 3G data communications. T-Mobile grabbed up 120 bids covering 474 million people, which means they have multiple spectrums covering the super-urban areas, where coverage is spottier thanks to more… » 9/18/06 9:00pm 9/18/06 9:00pm

BlackBerry 8707g To Debut This Week

Good ol' RIM will launch the BlackBerry 8707g—closely related to the 8700g—this week, yet another member of its happy BlackBerry family that will operate on 2100MHz UMTS networks (in addition to supporting old hat GSM). You'll find the familiar, family-destroying capabilities that have made the BlackBerry all the rage… » 8/14/06 11:56am 8/14/06 11:56am

Sony Ericsson M600 Hands-On (Verdict: A Dream)

TechDigest spent a bit of time with the M600 and posted their reactions to this next-generation UIQ phone. One important point? It's better than the Blackberry 7100 and supports multiple push-email solutions, including RIMs. That means this thing is patent-proof, accepting email from multiple server types. » 2/07/06 10:30am 2/07/06 10:30am