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.
UK carrier Orange may not have secured the Palm Pre, but from the sound of it they don't really mind; their next high-end device is far more unusual than a simple slider smartphone. The carrier has revealed that it will be exclusively offering LG's GD910 Watch Phone in the UK this August, complete with capacitive touchscreen and integrated video calling.
Video demo after the cut
It's been almost five months since Toshiba first revealed their TG01 Windows Mobile smartphone, and now the company has invited us back to London on Thursday July 9th for what we're assuming is the handset's official release. Set to go on sale in Germany and Japan imminently, the TG01 has a vast 4.1-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen, 3G UMTS/HSPA, WiFi, A-GPS and Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon chipset running the show.
AT&T's femtocell system should launch nationally by the end of the year, according to one of the carrier's senior executives. Gordon Mansfield, AT&T's executive director for radio access network delivery, has revealed that the UMTS femtocell - which has been in trials with around 200 users for the past few months - will initially take on more test customers before the complete roll-out.
Verizon isn't letting Sprint have all the BlackBerry Tour fun, and while there's no official press release as yet the smartphone has shown up on the carrier's site. Tipped for a Verizon launch back in May, when the smartphone was spotted in the carrier's inventory system, there's no sign of a specific release date.
After months of leaks regarding the handset, Sprint has announced that they will be offering the BlackBerry Tour. Packed with EVDO Rev.A and 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, the Tour also has 2100MHz UMTS/HSPA and quadband GSM for international roaming use; it's expected to arrive "later this summer" in the US.
Novatel Wireless' MiFi 2352 is the third of the company's "Intelligent Mobile Hotspots" that we've unboxed here on SlashGear, but unlike Verizon's and Sprint's the 2352 is a GSM/UMTS device rather than EVDO Rev.A. Launching today on Telefonica Espana [pdf link], the MiFi 2352 features 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 5.76Mbps HSUPA, sharing that connection out for up to five WiFi b/g clients. We caught up with Novatel in London today, to find out what else makes the MiFi 2352 special; you can also see the first video unboxing of the portable 3G router after the cut.
Unboxing video after the cut
Samsung are, unsurprisingly, saying nothing right now, but according to the latest leaks you're looking at their upcoming Bigfoot Android smartphone for T-Mobile USA's network. First tipped on the leaked T-Mobile roadmap as arriving in Q3 2009, the Bigfoot is expected to have a 3-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen together with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with stereo speakers.
It looks, judging by these images, like someone has been faxing something they shouldn't have, but when the leak is a detailed spec-sheet for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 we won't quibble over it coming on thermal paper. According to MobileSyrup's source, the Tour 9630 will arrive on Canadian carrier Bell in mid-July, bringing with it an HVGA 480 x 360 display, 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with flash, quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 2100MHz UMTS/HSPA and 800/1900MHz EVDO Rev.A.