There’s been a constant clamor over the past few years from some consumer groups that want to see mobile operators forced to stop locking handsets they sell, so that phones will be able to work with any compatible operator. The argument is that locking handsets to operators diminishes the competition among the operators, particularly when[…]
T-Mobile has won damages and an injunction (via Phone Scoop) against several companies that were taking bulk quantities of its prepaid handsets, unlocking them, and then reselling them. The company calls such activity “prepaid phone trafficking,” when it’s really just exploiting a poor business model. As in other suits filed by other operators, it sounds[…]
The European Union has been interfering in the market for international mobile-phone roaming rates for some, taking the populist position that the charges were too high, and forcing caps on the wholesale rates operators charge each other, hoping to drag down retail prices. But the effect was, as we predicted, baloon squeezing: while intra-Europe roaming[…]
This CDMA messaging phone sports a QWERTY keyboard that slides out from the side. Other key features include a music player with dedicated keys, stereo Bluetooth, memory card slot, 1.3-megapixel camera, large QVGA display, and accelerometer.
Someone who prefers to remain anonymous, sent me a story that I hear all the time these days. He was getting annoyed with not knowing who was calling his Blackberry, so he figured he’d write a simple app to do a standard database lookup in order to pull up the info that would at least[…]
This CDMA version of the Curve combines EVDO data with standard Curve multimedia features such as a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, stereo Bluetooth, memory card slot, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Other features include GPS navigation, QWERTY keyboard, large QVGA display, push email, and trackball navigation.
Cal-Comp’s second phone for the US steps up from EZ with support for AWS networks, a larger display, voice dialing, speakerphone, and support for downloadable games and content. The A100 is an otherwise basic bar-style CDMA phone.