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Verizon USB1000 Global Modem: EVDO and HSPA

Verizon USB1000 Global Modem: EVDO and HSPA

Verizon are wising up to the fact that data subscribers want to keep using their WWAN modems even when outside the reach out EVDO Rev.A networks, hence this: the USB1000 Global Modem.  As well as CDMA service while in the US, the Verizon USB1000 supports triband HSPA for when you're abroad; there are also global data plans for regular travelers.

BlackBerry Curve ousts iPhone 3G from US smartphone top-spot

BlackBerry Curve ousts iPhone 3G from US smartphone top-spot

The iPhone 3G's seemingly unstoppable dominance at the top of the US smartphone sales chart has come to an end, with the BlackBerry Curve 83xx-series snatching the number one position in Q1 2009.  Smartphones make up 23-percent of handset sales; Apple and Palm both saw their smartphone share decline by 10-percent each over the course of the quarter, while RIM's share increased to almost 50-percent.

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Blackberry Storm 2 due in September, has WiFi

Blackberry Storm 2 due in September, has WiFi

According to a source very close to the issue, Verizon has given the go for RIM to release the BlackBerry Storm 2 in September of this year. The followup to the groundbreaking Storm that was released last year as the first touchscreen Blackberry, SlashGear has been told that the new Storm 2 addresses one of the biggest criticisms of the first smartphone and of Verizon devices in general, in that it will support WiFi.

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BlackBerry 9630 Niagara gets pre-production review

BlackBerry 9630 Niagara gets pre-production review

Don't ask where they got it, and don't ask how, but CrackBerry have acquired a pre-release BlackBerry 9630 Niagara last seen cavorting on a leopard-skin rug.  The 9630 is a CDMA combination of the Bold, Curve 8900 and Storm, with the most obvious tweaks being to the size and the keyboard (both in-between the 8900 and the Bold) with the processor and radio of the CDMA Storm.  CrackBerry certainly seem impressed.

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 from T-Mobile Initial Impressions

BlackBerry Curve 8900 from T-Mobile Initial Impressions

With the arguments over the BlackBerry Storm (review part 1 & 2)still raging, it's going to take a solid, dependable smartphone from RIM to settle some users down.  The BlackBerry Curve 8900 on T-Mobile might just be that device: a more traditional full-QWERTY form-factor than some of RIM's recent diversions, SlashGear has been spending some time with a pre-release 8900 and have some first-impressions in advance of our full review.

As looks go, the 8900 doesn't break any new ground for RIM.  Happily, the Curve family has always been blessed with handsome looks and sturdy build, and this latest device is no different.  Solid and tough, it's also surprisingly light and compact, nestling well in the hand.  The display is amazingly crisp, an area which RIM have been excelling in recently with both the Bold and the Storm, and the latest BlackBerry OS 4.61.114 does its usual job of making the majority of functions available from the first level of menus.  The keyboard, while not as aesthetically pleasing as that of the Bold, is responsive and highly usable, with just the right amount of key spacing (in fact some of us prefer it over the Bold) and clickiness.

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BlackBerry Storm firmware 4.7.0.90 leaks for GSM & CDMA handsets

BlackBerry Storm firmware 4.7.0.90 leaks for GSM & CDMA handsets

Yet more firmware leaks for the BlackBerry Storm, and it's looking like the only way to get a really stable, usable smartphone is to update it unofficially.  Version 4.7.0.90 will play nicely with both the Verizon Storm 9500 and the Vodafone Storm 9530, and reportedly brings with it increased stability, faster screen transitions and a new, full keyboard in portrait view.

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