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The GSM Association and Wireless Broadband Alliance have joined forces to make it possible for smartphone and tablet users to roam between the two technologies more easily
Apple's senior vice president of marketing, Philip Schiller, announces the latest version of the company's smartphone, the iPhone 4S. The new phone features an A5 chip, dual-core graphics, a longer battery life, better camera, and both CDMA and GSM.
Retail price caps, the separation of roaming tariffs from domestic contracts and measures to boost the competitiveness of small operators are all elements of upcoming EU data-roaming rules, ZDNet UK has learned
The Finnish handset maker is suing Apple in a US court, alleging that iPhones infringe 10 of its patents related to networking technology
A GSM version of the popular Palm Pre smartphone will be available this fall in Germany, according to a new report.
TreoSpot is a Location Based Reminder utility for Palm Treo GSM smartphones. Once you set-up the TreoSpot database, you can enable...
Those slinky sources of Engadget Mobile's have provided the site with an "in the wild" picture of what the site calls the "BlackBerry Onyx," a smartphone that takes the Bold's original lines and kicks them up a notch, so to speak:The device is rumored to be a 3G-enabled GSM BlackBerry heading for AT&T, with a similar UMA-enabled sister phone ("Driftwood") going to T-Mobile.
Back in October I had the chance to check out the Palm Centro for Sprint and thought it was a very good device for the new smartphone buyer. Since that time I know several people that have purchased one and love the device. AT&T and Palm today announced the availability of the Palm Centro from AT&T. The device has the same design and specifications as the Sprint Palm Centro, but unfortunately lacks a 3G radio. It is a quad-band GSM device with support for the EDGE data network. The first model available is the Glacier white model with green highlights with an Obsidian black model becoming available in about a month. The device is available today starting at US$99.99 with 2-year service agreement and for those looking to move from a feature phone to a smartphone I think this is a decent choice available at a good price.
I enjoyed the short time I spent with the Palm Cento from Sprint and have actually recommended it to a few people who fit the profile for the device. These people actually LOVE the device and are pleased I told them about this compact smartphone. There is a GSM version available now from Vodafone in Europe and rumors of a GSM version eventually coming to the U.S. Most rumors had the device coming to AT&T in the U.S., but now Engadget Mobile has posted a photo of a Centro with the T-Mobile logo on it so we may see it from T-Mobile as well.
Motorola's Windows Mobile 6-based Q9 is a relatively bulky smartphone, although the keyboard is large and responsive. You get quad-band GSM, GPRS/EDGE and 3G/HSDPA connectivity, but it's a pity that Wi-Fi is not built in.
3GSM: Tie-up with HTC and HP indicates that BT is serious about the mobile space again
I said there would be a ton of announcements from 3GSM this week and if your head isn't already spinning with the speed and number of device announcements then get ready for another one. Research in Motion announced the BlackBerry 8800. The BlackBerry 8800 is the thinnest BlackBerry device and yet features their famous QWERTY keyboard and the trackball navigation system similar to the Pearl. Integrated GPS and a microSD expansion slot are also packed into this slim device. The BlackBerry 8800 comes with BlackBerry Maps that work with the integrated GPS radio to provide driving directions to your desired destination. The device sports a 320x240 landscape color display.The quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE smartphone will be available worldwide starting this month.
HP has had Pocket PC Phone Edition Mobile Messenger devices for a couple of years, but they have never really seemed to have taken off. HP continues to try to compete in the mobile market and is launching their HP iPAQ 500 series Voice Messenger. The Voice Messenger is a Windows Mobile 6 Standard device (aka Smartphone) and looks to also have a 1.3 megapixel camera. The HP Voice Messenger is capitalizing on the increasing popularity of VoIP and includes capabilities and integrated WiFi for this functionality. HP is also including a powerful voice command system that actually allows you to reply to email by dictating and sending a voice response without the need for any typing. GSM/EDGE and Bluetooth radios are also included on the device. The new HP Voice Messenger should be available this Spring, but you can check out our image gallery in the meantime.
The QWERTY keyboard smartphone market continues to expand and Cingular customers will soon get a chance to own one of the slimmest form factor devices out there. Cingular is looking to roll out HSDPA devices in the next couple of months and looks to be the carrier of choice for GSM phone enthusiasts.
The BlackBerry for non-corporate users who require extensive multimedia capabilities, in addition to push-e-mail.
Despite some handset compatibility and call quality issues in our tests, Cicero Networks' softphone could prove valuable for mobile professionals with Wi-Fi-equipped Windows Mobile smartphones.
Cicero Networks' softphone provides access to VoIP services over Wi-Fi and GSM networks from a single dialler. When seamless roaming between Wi-Fi and GSM is implemented, CiceroPhone should prove very useful. However, a Wi-Fi-equipped Windows Mobile smartphone may be a more convenient platform than a handheld.
3GSM: Enthusiasm is growing for the use of open source software in the mobile space, with a prototype Linux 3G phone on display this week
3GSM: Having survived its legal wrangles with Microsoft, UK phone maker Sendo is putting music at the heart of its latest Series 60 smartphone
T-Mobile will offer an iPaq device that claims smooth roaming between GSM networks and Wi-Fi hot spots
But a quiet year for announcements?
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