Topic / 3G

PSP2 Rumour: 3G, OLED screen [Update]

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The new PSP, expected to be announced this week, has had some big rumours flying around. Today’s is from Nihon Keizai Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper, which is saying that the new gaming system will have 3G connectivity, provided by NTT DoCoMo in Japan. They say that the 3G will be used for multiplayer games, downloading games and movies but the device will not be able to make phone calls. The […]

BigPond Ultimate USB Modem launches for consumers

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Back in late August, Telstra announced their new Mobile Broadband that could reach up to 20Mbps. The same speed that ADSL2+ can reach. It was firstly only available to Business customers in major CBD areas. However, it was announced today that the BigPond Ultimate USB Modem has launched and is available for consumers. The modem is available for $0 upfront on a 24 month plan and prices start at $29.95 […]

Organs status sent to cellphones wirelessly

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A Dutch research facility has found a way to send organ status updates with a new wireless technology called a Body Area Network (BAN) so that they can be forwarded to doctors via a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. Yes, this means that your liver is getting its own IP address – not that IP addresses are scarce. IMEC, the organisation, has used its own ultra-low-powered electrocardiogram sensors to perform the […]

More iPhone Problems

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There have been reports that there are more problems with the iPhone, but this time its with the iPhone 3G. iPhone 3G users have been saying that after a software update, their iPhone is sluggish and in some cases, barely usable. The update that is causing this is Apple’s new iOS4 which they say “makes the iPhone more powerful, easier to use, and more indispensable than ever”. However, I’m sure […]

Apple announces Bondi Store opening

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Apple is set to open the doors to its Bondi Junction store on May 28 – the same day the iPad will be released – at the good time of 8am. How do we know this? Well, a little invite popped into a message box with the details: The Apple Store Bondi is the best place to learn about all the latest products from Apple, including the magical new iPad™ […]

Aussies can now pre-order their iPads

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It’s May 10, and you know what day it is. It was the day Nelson Mandela became the president of South Africa. Also, it happens to be the day when you can now pre-order your iPads from the ye-olde Apple Store. So, why you’re still here? Go and get one now. Remember, the device will be out on May 28; and will be the only place you can get it […]

Aigo’s sexy tablet fills the the Slate hole – packs Tegra 2 and Android

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Look at that sexy design. No, that’s no mockup. It’s a new tablet from Aigo (or Patriot) with beautiful slate-like design. According to new details from China, it will run on the Tegra 2 processor from NVIDIA alongside a 1GB ARM Cortex A9 processor with 512MB of DDR2 memory, a 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display and HDMI output. It comes with a 4GB, 16GB and 32GB options and will […]

Leaked prototype of new iPhone… found in a bar

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RUMOUR MILL: Is this the next iPhone? You know how we love rumours of the device that seems to have a God-complex to it. Gizmodo today has posted a couple of photos of a prototype that they found in a bar (someone from Apple must be s**ting themselves). What’s new in the device is a new front-facing camera with the camera found in the back, an improved display, using micro SIM and the […]

iPad 3G to start shipping on May 7

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May 10 will be the date when Apple fanboys can pre-order their iPads in Australia (and other countries – except for New Zealand, so suck on that), but for the Americans – who got to get their hands on the device since April – will see the 3G version of the iPad shipping on May 7, according to the Apple Store – despite a “late April” date being mentioned by […]

Apple releases iPad ad during Academy Awards

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Apple has published a new teaser commercial for the iPad during the Academy Awards today. The new ad basically highlights the features of the new Apple device – including watching a Star Trek film, reading an eBook from the iBooks app and working on documents with iWork. The iPad is set to launch on April 3 for the Wi-Fi model, while the 3G model will come out later in April. […]

Apple and Windows 7 – relief is here.

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Apple have today released the best thing for Windows users – updated Bootcamp drivers for their Windows 7 installation on their Mac. While this will be of big relieve to those who use Windoze Windows on their Mac, the following models have been classed as unsupported: iMac (17-inch, Early 2006) iMac (17-inch, Late 2006) iMac (20-inch, Early 2006) iMac (20-inch, Late 2006) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2006) MacBook Pro (17-inch, […]

Telstra CEO confirms iPhone tethering coming soon

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Since the launch of iPhone OS 3.0, only Optus, Vodafone and 3 have offered tethering, allowing an iPhone owner to connect their computer to the internet via the iPhone’s 3G connection. Now, Telstra iPhone customers are no longer left in the dark, as CEO David Thodey has confirmed that they are working with Apple to bring this feature to their network. “We are listening to our customers [about tethering],” he […]

Samsung, Qualcomm to renew mobile license deal

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Samsung has announced that it will renew its contract with Qualcomm, extending the current contract to fifteen years, that will give the South Korean mobile maker access to the company’s US patents for 3G and the new 4G (fourth generation) technology. Samsung will give the wireless technology company a down payment of US$1.3 billion, and will also pay running royalties, though Samsung has not gone into specifics of that portion […]

iPhone Dev team unlocks iPhone 3G

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The iPhone Dev Team have announced that they have managed to unlock the iPhone 3G, a task that was seem to be impossible by many, and this is soon going to be packaged in a new application similar to QuickPwn. Codenamed “yellowsn0w”, the release date will be available to all on New Year’s Eve 2008. As well, you will need to have an iPhone 3G with the baseband firmware 2.11.07 […]

Vodafone 3G network upgrade delayed

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The $500 million 3G network upgrade from Vodafone Australia, with self-imposed deadline of Christmas to complete the upgrades, has been delayed as its supplier, Ericsson, has said that it needs more time to finish building the upgrade. It originally announced the plans in December of last year, hoping to extend its 3G network coverage to 95 percent of the country. It is now expected that the upgrades are to be […]