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We're not sure if it's coincidence or if there's some concerted effort to push out overdue Windows Mobile 6.1 updates all of a sudden, but for whatever reason, Verizon's XV6800 is joining the AT&T Tilt this week in offering an official upgrade package for the first time. Could've come a little q...

August 27th 2008 at 9:13am 0 Comments
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Remember this? Yep, it popped up a while back as the uncreatively-named UTStarcom TXT8010, but never managed to launch on any US carrier -- a shame, considering the low price point (theoretically, anyway) and the somewhat trick look and form factor. It's all good, though, because Verizon has picked...

July 30th 2008 at 5:10pm 0 Comments
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Apparently looking to concentrate its efforts on its network infrastructure businesses, UTStarcom has sold off its Personal Communications Division -- the guys pushing the corporate wares to Virgin Mobile, Verizon, and others in North America -- for $240-plus million to a group of private investors....

July 4th 2008 at 3:47am 0 Comments
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Virgin Mobile has released the Arc, another in a long, long line of prepaid models designed to keep the upfront payment to a minimum at the cost of a killer feature list. Still, though, the UTStarcom-sourced flip makes out with Bluetooth, dual color displays, and a VGA camera for its $49.99 asking...

July 2nd 2008 at 1:59pm 0 Comments
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Sandwiched between a pair of overdue TPS reports in our desk's inbox this morning was this little gem, a glossy Verizon presentation filled with magical, exotic wonders hailing from a place and time not too far from our own. For starters, we're guessing that the giant "ID NOT FINAL" label here mean...

June 2nd 2008 at 9:04am 0 Comments
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This dual-band CDMA handset with EV-DO just popped up on our FCC radar this morning with the model designation "ELVIS," and while we have no idea what it is, where it's going, or when, we have to admit -- we can kinda see the resemblance between this and The King in his later years. If you catch ou...

April 16th 2008 at 11:01am 0 Comments
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UTStarcom are at CTIA with a few new products, including a prototype messaging device aptly named the TXT8010, the CDM7126c a CDMA clamshell, and an AWS modem, the UM100c. The CDM7126c -- the c stands for Cricket, there's also an m version but we'll let ya guess where it'll end up -- is low-end 80...

April 2nd 2008 at 10:29pm 0 Comments
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We've just received a fresh round of release dates on AT&T, and if we had to pick a single word to describe the theme here, it'd be "colors." Shades upon shades of phones -- both new and old -- will see a release on AT&T in the next couple of months, starting with the Sony Ericsson Z750a, th...

March 26th 2008 at 10:37am 0 Comments
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It doesn't look like much, but it's the innards of UTStarcom's unassuming CDM7126 flip that makes it a superstar. It turns out that this is the very first CDMA phone to launch in the US on AWS bandwidth, meaning that in addition to the typical 850 and 1900MHz support, this one adds in a little extr...

March 8th 2008 at 2:19pm 0 Comments
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We're delighted to report that the Q-Ball name didn't stick around very long for the upcoming Samsung U940 on Verizon; it's now the far more reasonable-sounding "Glyde" (truth be told, it was probably an internal codename all along, but we're issuing a hearty "whew!" nonetheless). The high-end QWERT...

February 25th 2008 at 3:02pm 0 Comments
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We've just been slipped some bittersweet information that we deliver with a heavy heart: AT&T's latest pricing information, which runs through April 7, apparently makes no mention of the hotly anticipated LG Vu. There's no mention of the Samsung Access, either, leading us to believe that the car...

February 6th 2008 at 3:21pm 0 Comments
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What would you do if the US patent office gave you the go-ahead on a far-reaching, non-specific application filed for a "mobile entertainment and communication device"? If your answer was that you would immediately draw up lawsuits against almost every major electronics manufacturer that even looke...

January 25th 2008 at 11:58pm 0 Comments