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Sprint Cancels WiMAX BlackBerry PlayBook

Sprint Cancels WiMAX BlackBerry PlayBook

In a move that's likely going to have users on both sides of the brands setting down their cups of beer and adding a little vodka, Research in Motion's BlackBerry Playbook has been dropped from Sprint's plans to carry the device with WiMAX. The PlayBook now has not secured deals for carrying by and of the largest three mobile carriers in the United States, including AT&T and Verizon Wireless. RIM will now have to market and bear the full burden of device development including support for application developers all on its own - not the most positive situation while other top-name brands have carrier supported tablets of their own.

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HTC Bootloader Situation Update: Devices Continue Shipping Locked, Unlock Comes from Web

HTC Bootloader Situation Update: Devices Continue Shipping Locked, Unlock Comes from Web

Wednesday of this week, HTC sent out a new update on the situation they've had brewing for some weeks, that being one where fans of the devices have demanded handsets have unlocked boot loaders so that they might root and hack them for custom modifications. HTC responded some time ago to the call to action by indeed responding with a declaration that they would, indeed, be unlocking their devices come this Summer and Autumn. In their most recent update, HTC notes that there have been many questions as to why their most recent devices still come locked, responding with updates on how and when each device would be unlocked and what users would have to do to make it happen.

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Clearwire Adding 120Mbps LTE And LTE Advanced To Its Network

Clearwire Adding 120Mbps LTE And LTE Advanced To Its Network

Alas, it seems the head-to-head competition between WiMAX and LTE has found a winner. Clearwire, the leader in WiMAX network development and a wholesale network provider, has today announced that it will be adding LTE and LTE Advanced, a move that to some indicates the company has acknowledged defeat. However, the company insists that they will continue WiMAX development and support.

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Google Offers FREE Nexus S Today Only

Google Offers FREE Nexus S Today Only

The Google Search front-page has almost always remained pristine which makes today's addition of a one-line advert hard to miss. But don't worry, the search giant isn't starting to accept front-page ads, instead, the company is trying to plug its own Nexus S handset, which it is offering for free---but for today only.

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iPhone 4, Infuse 4G, Droid Charge Among Most Popular Smartphones In June

iPhone 4, Infuse 4G, Droid Charge Among Most Popular Smartphones In June

If you've been wondering which smartphones are the most popular right now, then wonder no more. Canaccord Genuity analysts T. Michael Walkley, Charles John, and Mathew D. Ramsay have conducted a survey of carrier retail stores to see which smartphones were their top performers. The survey reports the top 3 handsets for each month and shows that the Apple iPhone 4 has a winning streak.

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Samsung Epic 4G, WiMAX Galaxy S II and more tipped for Q3 launch

Samsung Epic 4G, WiMAX Galaxy S II and more tipped for Q3 launch

Details of a number of new CDMA phones have leaked, including the Samsung Epic 2 and what could well be the WiMAX version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, aka the "Galaxy Within." According to This is my next's source, the Epic 2 - which will replace last year's Epic 4G - with a 4-inch display, 1.2GHz single-core Hummingbird processor and an 8-megapixel camera, as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard of course, will drop sometime in Q3 2011.

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Over 1M iPhones on T-Mobile USA

Over 1M iPhones on T-Mobile USA

AT&T made its plans to gobble up T-Mobile public back in March. The deal will cost AT&T $39 billion. Sprint is not happy at all about the purchase deal and has been pushing the FCC to block the acquisition, though it seems unlikely that a block will happen. Most suspect that Sprint is simply trying to force some limits on the merged company to make its position stronger in the market. AT&T and Verizon are the only two carriers that official have the iPhone on their networks with Verizon only having the iPhone 4.

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Motorola PHOTON 4G Hands-On [Video]

Motorola PHOTON 4G Hands-On [Video]

At a press event today in NYC, Motorola unveiled their new PHOTON 4G Android smartphone that looks to be a successor to the ATRIX 4G. The device has much of the same innards but sports a whole new form factor with a diamond-shaped body. We had the opportunity to get one of the first hands-on play with it. Continue after the cut for all the photos and a video.

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