LG Prada II Full Specs Leak Online

The last we heard of the upgrade to LG's Prada phone, the Prada II, was a grainy photo and some speculative specifications. Now over at Boy Genius Report they've been given a run-down on the full specs of the phone from a source they trust. The rumored 5-megapixel camera is indeed there, with flash and VGA video… » 9/05/08 6:01am 9/05/08 6:01am

Nokia's N96 Has European Debut, $800 Price Ticket

Nokia's much rumored, much anticipated N96 » 9/03/08 7:35am 9/03/08 7:35am slider has just had its debut—in Europe. It's on sale for €550, or around $798 (yes, this is obviously the unsubsidized price—before tax, too). And though there's no firm info on the US launch timing or prices, this is a good indicator it's on its way. []

Nokia N79 and N85 Roll Out Officially, With US 3G Aboard

After yesterday's dribble of info, Nokia's upcoming N79 and N85 are official now, and do indeed carry WCDMA support for US 3G goodness. The N79 has a 2.4-inch screen, 5-megapixel camera and comes with a 4GB microSD card in the box for storage, while the N85 has a 2.6-inch OLED screen, 5-megapixel cam and 8GB of… » 8/26/08 4:00am 8/26/08 4:00am

Nokia's N96 Now Official, Quad-Band and HSDPA

After much leaking of information, Nokia's N96 slider cellphone is now official. It's a quad-band, US 3G-enabled (WCDMA) phone with a 2.8-inch screen, 16GB of built-in memory, a 5-megapixel Carl-Zeiss Tessar lens, A-GPS and 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi. The media-player functions of the phone get their own dedicated slide-out… » 8/26/08 4:00am 8/26/08 4:00am

Samsung T919 Touchscreen Handset Confirmed For U.S. T-Mobile Customers

There's no price or release date announcement attached to these images of the Samsung T919 just yet, but we do know it's coming to U.S. T-Mobile customers. Some day. We also know it sports the 1700 MHz WCDMA band, a five megapixel camera and a front-facing secondary camera. Wi-fi support is speculated, but not… » 8/17/08 4:43pm 8/17/08 4:43pm

Forthcoming Nokia N85 Slider Looks Like It's Getting U.S. 3G

Nokia loves to tempt U.S. folks with hot 3G N-Series phones that only work in Europe, before releasing a U.S. version several months later like they did with the N95 » 8/07/08 12:40pm 8/07/08 12:40pm. But according to , it looks like a version of the forthcoming N85 slider (N96's little cousin that ) with full tri-band WCDMA support is going to hit…

LG First Off the Blocks with Combo 3G Phones That Do CDMA and GSM

LG has produced two 3G handsets, the KM560 and the KP330, that support all three WCDMA bands and GSM bands, too. The cellphones are compatible in 220 countries, meaning that global roaming just got that bit easier. Both the KM560 and KP330 will be available in the second half of 2008 in selected countries, before they… » 2/13/08 9:15am 2/13/08 9:15am

HTC Boss Says 2 to 3 Android Phones in 2008, New Touch Interface Coming…

Digitimes, citing the Chinese-language Commercial Times, said HTC was committed to building two or three Google Android-based handsets in 2008. This apparently came straight from HTC boss Peter Chou, who spoke to foreign investors in Taiwan last week. When we heard from Chou at the Open Handset Alliance/Android… » 11/12/07 8:47am 11/12/07 8:47am

TechFaith Launches "World's First WCDMA/GSM Dual Mode Phone"

China's TechFaith Wireless Communication Company has developed what they are calling the "World's first WCDMA/GSM dual mode phone." The "Twins" phone, as it has been dubbed, allows users the option of loading one WCDMA card and one GSM or loading dual GSM SIM cards. That means it would no longer be necessary to switch… » 11/01/07 9:00pm 11/01/07 9:00pm

Nokia's Skinny 6555 3G Clamshell Comes to AT&T

We originally cast this skinny Nokia clamshell as one of those Europe-only teases, but guess what? The inside word is that it was made for AT&T, for use on the HSDPA network in the US. This edition will have WCDMA 850/1900, specialized AT&T keys and the very American price of $49.99 (with contract, no doubt). At first… » 9/12/07 3:00am 9/12/07 3:00am

Nokia 6555 is Skinny Clamshell with 3G, Analog Clock, Video Sharing

Nokia's elegant new handset, the 6555, is hitting Europe next month. Longer and slimmer than most clamshells, its display boasts 16 million colors. Available in black, red and metallic peach—or is that apricot?—this W-CDMA phone's key features are after the jump. » 8/21/07 6:31am 8/21/07 6:31am

Toshiba Portege R500 Ultra-Portable Notebook Gets HSDPA, FCC Clearance

That super light 2.4-pound Toshiba Portege ultra-portable (previous version here) has gotten a little upgrade in the form of 3.5G HSDPA connectivity. That's right, you'll soon be able to take this laptop out anywhere and still be able to get online and upload your own YTMNDs, thanks to the GSM, GPRS, EGPRS, WCDMA and… » 7/20/07 11:52am 7/20/07 11:52am

Ericsson Speeding Along


Ericsson announced Thursday that they will be assisting in the destruction of the English language by promoting a range of incomprehensible abbreviations, beginnning with a demonstration at CTIA of 28Mbit/s HSPA with MIMO, an evolution of WCDMA created using HSDPA in the downlink as specified in 3GPP release 5. » 4/06/06 11:33am 4/06/06 11:33am