There's a fix coming for the iPhone 4's antenna problems: Apple will make the signal strength meter go higher, no matter what. Seriously? Yes. Also, Steve Jobs did not say, "It's just a phone," Microsoft doesn't care which way you insert your batteries, and there is no space dust on Hayabusa.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Well, it looks like the Kin's kin is also getting the ax.
T-Mobile confirmed to CNET on Thursday that it plans to stop selling the two existing Sidekick models.
"As T-Mobile looks to further innovate and raise the bar for the next generation of the T-Mobile Sidekick, as of July 2, the Sidekick LX and Sidekick 2008 will no longer be available through T-Mobile, including retail stores, care, telesales and online," the company said in a statement.
Existing customers will still be supported and the company seems to suggest that it is not done with the brand, … Read more
We drive the Chevy Volt--yep the real one--and the 2011 Kia Sorento (with monkey.) The Nissan Leaf is open to anyone to preorder. Smart airbags may not be so smart. And we'll find out why mobile TV in your car may not be that easy to receive.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 169 SHOW NOTES
This past weekend I finally got around to using a very cool, and possibly unintended, feature of the Nexus One's $55 car dock. There's a large open space in the back where the phone's 5-megapixel camera can poke its head out. I'm assuming hardware maker HTC did this to keep from obscuring the nearby secondary microphone (which is used for noise cancellation), but the result is that you can still use the camera app freely--even when it's in car mode.
Sure this can be a little dangerous, but only if you're fiddling around with … Read more
Microsoft's mystery event is a mystery no more.
A source confirms I was on target with my prediction that the event will herald the introduction of Microsoft's long-awaited new phones for the always-connected crowd. The devices, code-named Pure and Turtle, are both slider phones, each with a touch screen and keyboard, a source told CNET. In the U.S., the devices will run on Verizon Wireless' network and go on sale within the month following the event.
Microsoft plans to unveil the devices at the April 12 event in San Francisco.
However, those wanting an iPhone should really … Read more
T-Mobile USA said late Monday that it is resuming sales of the Sidekick after pulling it off the shelves in the wake of last month's massive outage.
The wireless carrier said that the Sidekick 2008 will now sell for as low as $49 with a two-year contract, while the Sidekick LX 2009 will be priced at $149 with a two-year contract.
"T-Mobile is pleased to announce that Sidekick sales have resumed," the carrier said in a statement.
The company is still dealing with the aftermath of the outage, which left customers without access to their data for … Read more
A massive outage left many T-Mobile USA customers across the country unable to make calls or get data on their cellular phones on Tuesday.
In a statement, T-Mobile said it is working to get its service back up and running.
"T-Mobile customers may be experiencing service disruptions impacting voice and data," the company said in a statement. "Our rapid response teams have been mobilized to restore service as quickly as possible. We will provide updates as more information is available."
The move comes as the carrier is still working to restore data to T-Mobile Sidekick users, … Read more
Microsoft has begun the process of restoring data to Sidekick owners who have been without it since a massive outage began at the beginning of the month, the software giant said Tuesday.
In a statement, Microsoft said it has posted a tool to T-Mobile's Web site that allows Sidekick owners to restore their address book.
Although it initially feared that much data might be lost, Microsoft said last week that it expected to be able to recover most, if not all, of the information. However, the company also said that the process of bringing back the data will go beyond this week. … Read more
Microsoft on Monday apologized for the length of time it is taking to restore missing data to T-Mobile Sidekicks. The company said it expects to begin restoring data this week, but added that bringing back all data will take longer than that.
In a note on its Web site, Microsoft said that the reason for the delay is that the company wants to make sure that it doesn't risk messing up data as it restores information to users' phones.
"The Danger/Microsoft team is continuing to work around the clock on the data restoration proces," Microsoft said. &… Read more
Although Microsoft has said it expects to recover most if not all lost data for Sidekick users, T-Mobile said on Thursday that new sales of the product remain on hold.
The carrier declined to say when--or if--Sidekick sales would resume.
"We're pleased that Microsoft/Danger is continuing to make progress," T-Mobile vice president David Beigie said in a statement to CNET News. "T-Mobile's sole focus remains on helping Sidekick customers recover from this disruption."