Verizon's got a press conference coming tomorrow to officially announce the launch details of their new next generation 4G wireless service. The 38 city launch will make Verizon's LTE the largest 4G network n the U.S.
The introduction of LTE is big for Verizon since Sprint has had a leg up when it comes to 4G speeds until now. NO word on whether the network will officially go online tomorrow; the commercials and press have had the release date as "sometime in December." We'll check in on the official announcement when it comes, so stay tuned.
ViewSonic have announced it will it's upcoming ViewPad will reach Australian shores in January 2011. The device comes in two sizes, 7 and 10-inch will obviously be up against Telstra's T-Touch Tab, Samsung Galaxy Tab and the ever-so-popular Apple iPad.
The ViewPad includes an 800x480 screen, two cameras (a 3-megapixel rear camera and VGA-quality front camera), Bluetooth and of course WiFi, thrown in is also in-built GPS. To show the iPad up, it includes MiniUSB and a MicroSD slot built into the ViewPad - it will be powered by Google's Android 2.2 operating system.
Today Optus has started the process of automatically unlocking it's customers' iPhone's over the Optus network, which allows the iPhones to be used overseas. Previous iPhone handsets (prior to the iPhone 4) were locked to the carrier's SIM - which prevented use on other networks.
The network locking was started with AT&T's exclusivity to Apple's first iPhone in the US - this was to stop customers from importing the iPhone somewhere it wasn't for sale and using it on a network that was not AT&T.
Panasonic's not exactly the first company that comes to mind when it comes to console gaming; their 3DO system fell flat soon after release. Their upcoming "Jungle" handheld system, with its QWERTY keyboard, mini HDMI port, a micro USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack is looking to bring Panasonic back into the gaming world.
Apparently Panasonic is going to be choosing some select U.S. consumers to test drive the Jungle and get some feedback from outside their labs. Details are sketchy at this point; no sign of how they wil even choose their candidates. The only thing out there from the company at this point is a quote stating they know what they're in for: "We know other companies out there have traditional hand- held gaming covered... We're doing something very different."
Nokia Siemens have dropped a golden nugget of info just now, not only are they one of the world's top suppliers of cellular infrastructure but they are saying that Apple's new iOS 4.2 update supports a technology called 'network-controlled fast dormancy' that better optimizes how the phone connects to the network.
They are saying the situation is win-win as it provides; better battery life, less unnecessary network utilization - the tease? Nokia Siemens have said that they implemented all of this tech into their own smartphones starting earlier this year.
Sharing funny articles with your high school buddies who you haven't talked to in ten years is one thing, but sharing business-centric items with colleagues is a whole different ballgame. LinkedIn, the social networking site dedicated to business professionals, has launched a share button that publishers can attach to their articles to link content to the site.
LinkedIn has made several moves to make their site more content friendly with content sharing and resharing amongst others and this is yet another step to make content easier to access and share on the site. No one's saying that the In button will be as plentiful around the Internet as the "Like" button, but it's a step in the right direction if they can get the big sites to implement it.
DoubleTwist isn't taking Winamp's official arrival on the Android music player scene lying down. On the same day that Winamp went out of beta and into public consumption mode, DoubleTwist fired back with a major update that brings wireless sync to the popular Android music player.
AirSync, the simply titled new feature, will allow you to wirelessly sync your movies, music, and photos. Simply connect your phone to your PC's WiFi network, start the app, and touch the AirSync button. After keying in a passcode, you can set up the app to sync music, video, and photos. After the initial setup AirSync automatically syncs to your network, picking up new files if they're added. You'll have to shell out for the paid version to play with AirSync; the first 10,000 users to sign up will get it for 99 cents and after that it will cost $4.99.
One of Engadget's readers have let out a little bit of a golden nugget today - that the HP Slate is currently on it's way. The reader even provided PDF proof of their claim.
Could the Slate be in consumers hands in the next few weeks? It looks like Engadgets reader is expecting to have it in his hands come December 6th.
For the gamer who hates getting his [or her] killstreak on in COD, or during their 4 hour raid's in World of Warcraft, I present to you the following disturbing image.
Yes, people have gone there. According to Amazon, customers who purchase an Adult Reusable Cotton/Poly Snap Diaper are also fans of Call of Duty 4.
The world's first Tegra 2 based smartphone, the LG Star, has been spotted and a video is below for your visual pleasure. The Star is a 4-inch Android 2.2 based handset.
GSM Israel somehow obtained the phone - which includes an 8-megapixel camera and (shock!) a HDMI port. They've put it side by side next to Apple's iPhone 4 and it is quite fast at loading webpage tests.