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VIA eNote 11.6-inch ultraportable gets WiMAX [Video]

VIA eNote 11.6-inch ultraportable gets WiMAX [Video]

VIA have unveiled their latest ultrathin notebook, the eNote Turnkey Solution, a wireless-packing ultraportable based on the company's 1.3GHz Nano CPU and a choice of WiMAX, HSDPA and EVDO Rev.A modules.  Intended to be offered by carriers rather than direct to consumers, the VIA eNote has an 11.6-inch WXGA LCD and VX800 graphics chipset.

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CDMA Development Group Announces Improvements with SVDO

CDMA Development Group Announces Improvements with SVDO

Are you on one of the CDMA networks out there? Here in the States, that boils down to Sprint or Verizon, and it means that you're probably wishing you could be doing a few things here and there. Like talking on the phone and surfing the internet at the same time on your Palm Pre or BlackBerry Tour on your 3G connection. Well, if the CDMA Development Group (CDG) has any say in the matter, you're one step closer to getting that dream realized.

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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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Sprint and Verizon MiFi 2200 down to $0.01 at Amazon

We’ve made no bones about how impressed we are with the MiFi “intelligent mobile hotspot” from Novatel Wireless, having played with both Verizon and Sprint‘s CDMA models.  If you’ve been tempted by a 3G hotspot of your own, but been put off by the $300 sticker price, then head over to Amazon where both the Verizon and Sprint models are down to just one cent with a new service plan.

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Palm Pre WiFi app creates DIY EVDO router [Video]

Palm Pre WiFi app creates DIY EVDO router [Video]

Official support for tethering is still one feature conspicuous by its absence from the Palm Pre's abilities, and the last we heard Palm were cautioning tweakers not to unofficially enable it lest Sprint get upset.  If, though, the promise of sharing all that EVDO Rev.A goodness is just too good to miss, and you fancy some MiFi-style WiFi hotspot action, then homebrew app My Tether is the answer.

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DEC M5 Windows Mobile phone hits Chinese market

DEC M5 Windows Mobile phone hits Chinese market

Is there room in your hearts for another Windows Mobile smartphone?  Leaving aside the possibility that your heart has never been occupied by a handset running Microsoft's platform, let's instead focus on DEC's M5, a 3.2-inch 240 x 400 touchscreen smartphone with EVDO and a 3-megapixel camera.

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Ford F-150 “mobile office” with Sprint EVDO launched [Video]

Ford F-150 “mobile office” with Sprint EVDO launched [Video]

Ford and Sprint have joined forces to offer F-150 truck buyers, together with other models from the manufacturer's commercial range, an in-dash computer with integrated EVDO Rev.A connectivity.  The Ford Work Solutions (FWS) system consists of a double-DIN head unit with touchscreen, 4GB of flash storage, Bluetooth and a Sprint data connection, and can be used to either work on local or remote files, browse the internet, get turn-by-turn directions via Garmin software or print via a Bluetooth-enabled printer.

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BlackBerry Storm 2 (aka 9550) detailed; AT&T Storm 2 “relatively soon”

According to the Boy Genius Report, RIM’s BlackBerry Storm 2 – the touchscreen follow-up to the original Storm launched back in November – will indeed include WiFi b/g along with EVDO Rev.A and 2100MHz UMTS (for roaming).  Known as the BlackBerry 9550, it will also be joined by the 9520, a version of the Storm 2 for GSM carriers AT&T and Rogers Wireless.

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Sprint promise 3G femtocell before AT&T: voice and data service

Sprint have thrown down the gauntlet to AT&T over which US carrier can stage a full commercial release of a 3G femtocell first.  According to Unstrung, Sprint’s VP of device and technology development Mathew Oommen has promised they will be first to launch a 3G femtocell this year, which will not only boost voice-call reception for Sprint handsets but also EVDO Rev.A coverage.

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour preorders open: $200 on July 12th

Verizon have released details of their version of the BlackBerry Tour, which we now know will be released on July 12th.  Priced at $199.99 with a two-year agreement, the Tour has both EVDO Rev.A for use in the US and UMTS HSPA 2100MHz support for high-speed access while roaming.

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Verizon HTC Ozone announced: $50 from June 29th

Verizon HTC Ozone announced: $50 from June 29th

Verizon Wireless have announced the HTC Ozone, their counterpart to Sprint's Snap.  The QWERTY-blessed Windows Mobile 6.1 phone has EVDO Rev.A support, VZ Navigator for audible turn-by-turn directions and a 1,500mAh battery.  It's also a global-roaming phone, and comes complete with international power adapters.

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Verizon HTC Ozone specs leak: $120 from June 29th

Verizon HTC Ozone specs leak: $120 from June 29th

Details of Verizon's upcoming Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone, the HTC Ozone, have leaked, detailing not only the handset's full specifications but pricing and other tidbits.  The Verizon Ozone XV6800 will have a 2.4-inch QVGA non-touchscreen display and full QWERTY keyboard, and not only access the carrier's EVDO Rev.A network but have globalphone quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity for roaming use.

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