As if the iPhone 4 wasn't getting enough bad press around the U.S., now the iPhone 4 users in more than two dozen markets markets are having problems with severely throttled upload speeds. HSPUA equipped AT&T markets like Boston, New York, and Las Vegas that were seeing speeds of over 1 Mbps have fallen over the weekend to 100 kbps or lower.
The conspiracy theorists want to believe that AT&T has posed a cap on bandwidth due to the popularity of the phone and the possibility of network saturation, but considering that huge markets like Los Angeles are not affected by this that seems to be unlikely. More on the issue as it comes.
NTT Docomo, the leading cell phone carrier in Japan, is planning on making all of their cell phones SIM free in April 2011. Ryuji Yamada, the President of Docomo, told the Nikkei, a Japanese daily paper, that customers will be able to simply switch SIM cards out of their phones if they decide to go with another carrier. Japan's Communications Ministry recently released guidelines in June stating that the country's leading carriers should consider selling unlocked handsets, and this seems to be a step towards that goal.
Apple has pulled the plug on a Vietnamese developer suspected of hacking the iTunes App Store. Over the weekend, developer Thuat Nguyen reportedly had 42 of the top 50 ranked e-book applications sold. This came alongside a large amount of complaints from customers saying their accounts had been overcharged and hacked.
Those who have the white HTC EVO 4G on preorder from best Buy may have a nice surprise waiting for them; the EVO has landed a few days ahead of the expected July 11th ship date. While iPhone 4 fans still have to wait a bit longer for their white versions, it looks like the HTC guys have beaten them to the punch on this one. Hang around the phone if you've got one on preorder; your new toy may be in your hands sooner than you think.
The latest happenings from around the web - 07/07/2010
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I want to say this right up front, anyone who spends $20k on a phone needs to be kicked in the boys. With that warning, I present the Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 with more bling that a professional sports banquet.
The iPhone 4 has the features we are all familiar with and all of the issues too. It has 6.5 carats of VVS quality F-color diamonds around the outside of the metal band. I hope the thing will still get a signal with all those diamonds.
If you are tired of the plain old black PS3 Slim, a new version is coming in a different color and with larger HDDs. The new color will be white and the thing has a white game controller as well.
You might expect that the new white version will land in Japan to start with, and it is. The new white console will come with a 160GB or a 320GB HDD. Those new drive capacities will replace the current 120GB and 250GB versions.
It's been a long while since Nokia offered a mobile phone that most of us were interested in. The company lost some of its focus by working with too many irons in the fire. Nokia has announced a change that will see it focusing more on its core business.
Nokia has announced that it is selling its modem business to a company called Renesas Electronics. Renesas has been paying to use the Nokia modem tech since 2009. The deal is worth about $200 million according to Nokia.
QNAP has announced that it has a new app that will let users of the Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch stream music, pictures, and video from their QNAP NAS server to their Apple device. The content can be streamed to the Apple device anywhere the user has internet access.
The new firmware update that allows the steaming to the devices is the 3.3 NAS management update utility. The app itself is called the QMobile app. Using the new firmware and the app the user can stream all sorts of content.
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