If you're a heavy data user and still grandfathered in a Verizon 3G unlimited data plan, which the carrier recently replaced with tiered data plans, you could be facing throttled data speeds. Late last week, the carrier began throttling the top 5 percent of its heaviest-use 3G unlimited data customers.
If you're in need of a convenient surveillance solution for your home or business that allows for mobile access to live video streams, then you might want to check out the Nano 3G device from WCCTV. They've just claimed to be the first to offer Verizon 3G-certified video surveillance products.
The Sony PS Vita - the company's replacement to the PSP - has gone up for pre-order at Amazon, with the retailer suggesting a December 31 2011 ship date in the US. Both Amazon's US and UK sites are offering the Vita, each having the WiFi-only and WiFi + 3G versions up for grabs. Pricing starts at $249.99 in the US and £229.99 in the UK.
It's not often that a device of this disturbing a magnitude gets through a month or two being under wraps - much less several years. That appears to be the case though, as this eBay listing shows a MacBook Pro with not only a place inside the laptop to insert a SIM card, but a rather ugly slide-up antenna protruding from the side of the display half of the device as well. This device dates back to 2007, while Apple has yet to produce a laptop with any sort of mobile capabilities other than Wi-Fi connectivity - currently users must purchase mobile hotspots or flip the ON switch for their mobile hotspots on their iPhones.
Vodafone UK has denied reports that it has cancelled pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, though it has ceased taking further orders while the Apple preliminary injunction prevents sales of the Honeycomb slate in most European countries. While the tablet is still present on Vodafone's "coming soon" page, it now only allows would-be buyers to register their interest. Read on after the cut for Vodafone's official statement.
What looks to be Fusion Garage's JooJoo 2 has been caught clearing the FCC, the company's second attempt at the fast-growing tablet segment. Details on the currently unnamed tablet are scant, thanks to a confidentiality agreement that lifts at the end of November, though the test report does confirm the device to be a "smart mobile tablet PC" with dualband WCDMA/HSDPA, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
If you're an AT&T customer still holding onto an unlimited data plan, you may start noticing some changes in the coming months. It's rumored that AT&T will begin throttling data speeds for its heavy-use unlimited data subscribers starting the first week of October. This could be another sign that the iPhone 5 is indeed landing in September and that AT&T is anticipating major data network congestion soon thereafter.
Motorola XOOM 3G customers who have been patiently waiting for the promised 4G LTE upgrade, have gotten a little worried in recent months as rumors emerged that the company was pushing a new tablet and leaving previous customers in the cold. Well, thankfully that's not the case and the company has just begun sending out emails to confirm with customers that the upgrade will be happening sometime in September.
Verizon's new tiered data plans officially kicked in yesterday with four packages ranging from $10 per month for a meager 75MB to $80 per month for 10GB. It's a bummer for new customers here on, but if you were lucky enough to have snagged a 3G unlimited plan earlier, there's some surprising good news.
While we've been fielding rumors of iPhone 5's and iPad HD's of late, let's not forget the iPod touch, itself due for a refresh in September. Rumors regarding what the fifth-gen touch could offer have been thin on the ground so far, but Applespot.nl claims the PMP will, in fact, be the much-requested iPod touch 3G, adding a data-only cellular connection to the touchscreen media-player.