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T-Mobile breaks 1 million iPhone mark on EDGE

T-Mobile breaks 1 million iPhone mark on EDGE

Amid AT&T's new unlocking of their off-contract iPhones in collaboration with Apple officially, T-Mobile has chosen this opportune moment to announce that they've already got 1 million iPhone customers on their network. They do this with the micro-SIM cards they've already got available for sale separate from smartphones for their network along with lower prices than AT&T is offering, albeit with slower speeds for the uploading and downloading of data. Will the AT&T unlock wave bring them another batch of new users?

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txtr ebook reader loses WiFi; €299 pre-orders from Dec 1st

txtr ebook reader loses WiFi; €299 pre-orders from Dec 1st

Of the flurry of ebook readers we've seen over the past six months or so, one of the more interesting has been the txtr, if only because it promises to embrace the open-source community with its freely-available APIs.  Unfortunately, txtr seem less open with their launch updates; the reader is supposedly launching in Germany tomorrow, but the German startup has just revealed that it won't actually have WiFi.

txtr Wireless ebook reader targets devs with open API

txtr Wireless ebook reader targets devs with open API

The market for wireless-connected ebook readers is hotting up, and so we're happy to welcome the latest entrant, txtr.  Set to hit European and US markets from December 15th, the €319 ($477) device has a 6-inch 600 x 800 E Ink display, capacitive slider, accelerometer, USB 2.0, WiFi and "txtr Net"; like Amazon's WhisperNet service, txtr Net is an onboard 3G connection which keeps ebooks synchronized between the txtr reader itself and a user's online account.

Video demo after the cut

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LG GD510 “Pop”: style & solar charging, but short on specs

LG GD510 “Pop”: style & solar charging, but short on specs

Sometimes a gadget comes along that is so pretty that, when you realise it has a spec-sheet more barren than the Sahara, you can't help but tear at your chest and roar.  LG's GD510 "Pop" isn't quite so bad as all that, but it's a handsome 3-inch touchscreen phone - the most compact ever with such a screen-size, they say - with a brushed aluminum body that throws out most of the things we take for granted in today's handsets.  WiFi we can live without, but a handset lacking 3G?  For shame!

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Garmin nuvi 1800-series PNDs leak; EDGE-packing 1690 confirmed for $500

Garmin nuvi 1800-series PNDs leak; EDGE-packing 1690 confirmed for $500

Looks like Garmin aren't going to take the rise in PND apps for smartphones lying down: an anonymous source has just officially outed specifications for the Garmin nuvi 1690 we've been seeing recently, together with its bigger siblings the nuvi 1820 and 1860.  The 1820 and 1860 are the first two models from Garmin's new nuvi 1800-series, with 4.8-inch WVGA touchscreens, WiFi and Bluetooth, and - in the case of the 1860 at least - a 3-megapixel camera with geotagging.

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Verizon and ZTE Introduce the AD3700 for World Travellers

Verizon and ZTE Introduce the AD3700 for World Travellers

Verizon Wireless announced today the upcoming release of the AD3700 global USB modem from ZTE. Locally, the device will utilize Verizon's EV-DO Revision A network, but globally it will open up its network capability and access EV-DO, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, and UMTS, allowing Verizon wireless customers to use their new device in 175 countries.

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 gets official: T-Mobile USA and Vodafone UK

BlackBerry Curve 8520 gets official: T-Mobile USA and Vodafone UK

RIM have officially announced the BlackBerry Curve 8520, the handset formerly known as the BlackBerry Gemini.  Set to land on both T-Mobile USA and Vodafone UK next month, the Curve 8520 is the company's latest non-3G smartphone, complete with a full hardware QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad for navigation and a 2-megapixel camera.

There's also a 320 x 240 display, Bluetooth and WiFi.  A microSD card slot and 3.5mm headphone jack round out the specifications, while the battery is good for 4.5hrs of talktime or 17 days of standby.  While many may scoff at the absence of high-speed cellular connectivity, the success of other 2.5G BlackBerry handsets such as the Curve 8900 shows there's still a demand for straightforward, solid messaging-centric smartphones.

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