Rumor: Apple releasing iOS 4.0.1 next week?

Apple Insider is reporting that, before being removed, a thread in the Apple Discussion Forums confirmed iOS 4.0.1 was being readied for release next week to address bugs — including the dreaded antenna “hold different” issue (or “death-grip” if you prefer).

iOS (iPhone) 3.0.1 was released July 31, 2009. 2.0.1 was August 4, 2008. 1.0.1 was was July 31, 2007. So next week for 4.0.1? Read the rest of this entry » 6-29-10 blog How to travel overseas with your cellphone, Sprint 4G rollouts Going overseas, make sure to read what to do with your cellphone and how to maximize the use and minimize the cost, Clearwire/Sprint rolls out 4G to 3 more cities has 36 in all, Amazon’s Kindle app for Android, Sprints updates freezing up EVO 4G and turning it into a “brick”, individual stories on Galaxy S type phones for Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, Upgraded Kindle app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, AT&T selling iPhone 4 at stores again but supply short

Samsung Epic 4G, Sprint’s Second 4G Phone, Arriving This Summer

Sprint Nextel has announced that in the Samsung Epic 4G, it will soon have a second smartphone capable of accessing its growing 4G network. The newest member of Samsung Mobile’s Galaxy S smartphone lineup, the Epic 4G is the manufacturer’s first Android-running, 4G device.
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Samsung Fascinate Galaxy S Smartphone Coming to Verizon

Samsung’s name is in the air, as heading into the July 4 weekend, the manufacturer released three new Galaxy S smartphones — the 4G-capable Epic 4G on the Sprint Nextel network, the Vibrant on T-Mobile and now the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon Wireless.

While the carrier has shared that the Fascinate will come in “Mirror Black with chrome details,” it has yet to release pricing and arrival date information — or even images — of its newest Samsung smartphone.
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Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Smartphone Headed for T-Mobile

Like Sprint and Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile introduced its own Galaxy S smartphone June 28, the Samsung Vibrant.

Unlike its competitors, however, T-Mobile tested no patience and revealed pricing details and a timetable for the Vibrant — which will arrive July 21 and retail for $200 with a two-year contract.

Looking not terribly unlike an Apple iPhone 3G S, the Vibrant features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. And like its Fascinate and Epic 4G Galaxy S siblings, it runs the Android 2.1 operating system and a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor. Read the rest of this entry »

Amazon enriches Kindle for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

Amazon is enhancing its Kindle reading experience by adding major new features to the platform–but only for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users.

The mammoth Internet retailer has introduced audio and video features to a handful of books in its Kindle marketplace. These features are supported only by its free, universal Kindle app for Apple’s devices (including the iPad), which competes with Amazon’s own Kindle hardware devices for aspiring e-book customers.
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Update: AT&T now selling iPhone 4, exhausts supplies

Supply problems have ‘done damage’ to Apple brand, says analyst

As promised, AT&T Inc. today started selling the iPhone 4 to walk-in customers, but many stores quickly ran dry.

AT&T confirmed that some stores have already exhausted their supply of iPhone 4s.

Lines ranged from the dozens to more than 100 at various stores, and AT&T rapidly exhausted its stock at some outlets.
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FCC Advises Travelers on International Wireless Access

The Federal Communications Commission has launched an effort to help U.S. travelers cope with the cost and complexity of traveling outside the United States with their wireless devices.

To do this, the FCC designated the week of June 21 as “Wireless World Travel Week,” and issued a set of suggestions to help travelers keep mobile phone costs under control. While the guidelines are intended for general travel, they also apply to business travelers. And there are a few other things that business users should keep in mind.

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Clearwire Expands 4G Wireless Service

Richmond, Va., Salt Lake City, and St. Louis join the growing list to receive WiMax Internet coverage from Sprint/Clearwire.

Richmond, Va., Salt Lake City, and St. Louis are the latest cities to receive 4G wireless service from Sprint/Clearwire, a provider of wireless broadband for businesses and consumers, the companies announced Monday. The Clear service uses WiMax and provides Internet download speeds four times faster than 3G.
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Hands-on: Amazon’s new Kindle app for the Android

By Barbara Krasnoff-Computerworld

As the owner of a Motorola Droid (the first one), and as someone who reads a great deal, I was pretty excited when I heard that Amazon was going to finally produce a Kindle app for Android phones. However, now that I’ve tried it out, while it’s nice to have, I’m not sure how much I’m actually going to use it.
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