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Bell DC HSPA+ network launches Nov 23: up to 42Mbps with Novatel Ovation MC547 modem

Bell DC HSPA+ network launches Nov 23: up to 42Mbps with Novatel Ovation MC547 modem

HSPA+ is all well and good, but Bell Mobility and Novatel Wireless are more interested in what speeds you can manage if you pair a couple of cells together. Together they've announced the Ovation MC547 USB modem for Bell Mobility's freshly unveiled Dual-Cell HSPA+ (DC HSPA+) network, which will be theoretically capable of up to 42 Mbps downloads and 11 Mbps uploads.

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Bell leak tips no BlackBerry 6 upgrades until 2011

Bell leak tips no BlackBerry 6 upgrades until 2011

RIM may have promised BlackBerry 6 updates for the Bold 9700, 9650 and Pearl 3G, but that doesn't mean you're going to get them any time soon.  A leaked schedule document acquired by MobileSyrup purportedly from Canadian carrier Bell Mobility has revealed they don't plan to push out the new OS version until sometime in 2011.  According to the document, Bell's 9700, Pearl 9100 and recently released Curve 3G 9300 will be left with OS 5.x for at least several months.

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Bell MiFi 2372: Novatel respond

Bell MiFi 2372: Novatel respond

Novatel Wireless' MiFi 2372 has been making headlines today after reports surfaced claiming the Bell Mobility version of the portable wireless hotspot had been recalled over safety issues. We've just got off the phone with Rob Hadley, Novatel's CMO, to clear up exactly what happened, and as you might expect the actual story belies the hyperbole. According to Hadley, only two incidents of user-induced damage have been recorded - the Novatel labs suggest that one MiFi 2372 owner used a knife or other sharp object to open the battery compartment, while another used "excessive force" and damaged the battery due to over-compression - and, since damaged lithium ion batteries can overheat, the company decided to redesign the battery door assembly so as to make it easier for customers to remove.

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AT&T-spec HTC Legend spotted crossing the FCC

AT&T-spec HTC Legend spotted crossing the FCC

We made no disguise of our lust for the shiny, MacBook-esque loveliness of the HTC Legend when we reviewed it back in March, and so the idea of it crossing over from Europe to the US and Canada tickles us in the very best of places.  The newly published FCC listing may not mention the Legend by name, but some codename and label sleuthing certainly seems to imply that it refers to an HTC Legend with AT&T-friendly 850/1900 WCDMA support.

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Bell Mobility MiFi 2372 on sale today

Bell Mobility MiFi 2372 on sale today

Dear Canada, you've been very patient but your MiFi wait is over.  Having announced back in October that the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 "intelligent mobile hotspot" was coming to Bell Mobility in November 2009, the carrier has waited until the very end of the month to put the 3G-sharing battery powered router on sale.  However, on sale it is, and as of today Canadians looking to share a single 3G HSDPA/HSUPA connection between up to five WiFi devices can do so for $99.95 with a new, three year agreement.

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Windows Mobile 6.5 Gets October 6 Street Date

Windows Mobile 6.5 Gets October 6 Street Date

If you're one of the millions of people out there using Windows Mobile, then it's a safe bet that you've been stuck at 6.1 for far too long. Maybe that 'X' button up at the top corner isn't the easiest thing in the world to activate. Whatever your concerns are, it's looking like you have a bright future, and one that you don't need to wait too much longer for, either. Today marks the announcement, officially, that Windows Mobile 6.5 is coming to the market, with a street date and everything.

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