A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that they can improve data speeds over cellular networks by reducing dropped packets without any new or added hardware. Using just algebraic equations, the researchers can transfer dropped packets to the receiving device in order to solve the problem of a missing chunk, which then frees up the network for other tasks.
Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet has made its way to the FCC again, but this time around it's packing cellular bands that will support almost all major US carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Although the already launched WiFi-only version of the tablet hasn't been making waves, it does offer many unique features designed for business users.
That mysterious new US wireless carrier we talked about just two days ago turns out to be Cellular South rebranded as C Spire Wireless. They had begun releasing teaser commercials for the new brand along with a countdown website, hinting at a major reveal on Monday, September 26. But it seems they just couldn't contain themselves long enough.
Caller ID is one of those things that many of us both love and hate. It's great because if you are getting a call from that annoying neighbor down the street, you can skip it. However, it's bad at times if the caller ID isn’t who you think it is. There is nothing worse than picking up a sales call when the caller ID doesn’t tip you off.
With the increasingly explosive smartphone market, top-notch 3G network performance has become even more important than ever before. AT&T manages to steal the throne for peak 3G performance, according to a recent PC World test report, beating out various other competitors by a wide margin.
Cellular South announced that they will be offering the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 with 3G network access on their own carrier. This subsidized netbook measures in at 10.1-inches and would offer wide-range coverage for subscribers. This is very similar to what AT&T is offering.
Now this is pretty cool. Apparently, gadgets that can change their color just by pressing a button are on the horizon for tech geeks everywhere. Yes, that means you can make your handheld any color you want on the go. Can you sense the anticipation?
Well this is a bit disappointing. While Acer entered themselves into the smartphone market just a few months ago, they're now experiencing troubles with several U.S. carriers, which means we most likely won't see any smartphones in the U.S. from the company until next year.
In case the regular old Nokia E71 isn't good enough for you, rumor has it that there will soon be another version of the device available called the E71i. And while this version will be very much like the standard E71, it will have a significant camera upgrade and a few other perks.
If you're in the market for a new push-to-talk handset, then you'll be pleased to hear that Motorola gave up some details about their Clutch i465 today. Though we first heard about it in February, we're just now getting a good look at it.
This phone is tough. It meets military-grade specs and can stand up to solar radiation, vibration, shock and even dust. The Clutch supports messaging of all kinds including IMs, e-mails and text messaging.
Other features include a micro USB port, a 5-pole accessory connection, a 3-megapixel camera for stills and video, a 2.5 mono audio jack, 20MB memory and a 1,130mAh battery. It has support for MP3, WAV and MIDI ringtones and has Bluetooth 1.2. We don't know when the Motorola Clutch i465 will be released or even how much it'll cost, but we do know it's meant to stand up to the elements while offering a decent feature set. It will appear on Boost Mobile first.