cdma

Droid X2 getting evaluated by the FCC?

It's always entertaining when those on the web stalk the FCC and the patent office for sneak peaks as to what gadgets are coming. But often, there's some useful intel that comes as a result. The latest listing on the FCCs website that the Droid X2 may be coming is a case in point. The listing, which has a 180 day confidentiality letter, included tells of a Motorola CDMA phone that handles EVDO, BLuetooth, and wireless bands b-n. Since it's CDMA and Motorola, that usually points to Verizon's way, but is it really the Droid X2 that everyone is talking about? Inquiring minds want to know.

HTC Merge at FCC, Verizon Branded, Still CDMA World Capable

This is the HTC Merge, a CDMA world phone that's got a lovely slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a healthy dose of Android on board. It's found its way to an FCC review now, carrying with it the Verizon tag meaning that it will be at least one of the carriers allowed to work with the handset in the near future. Another CDMA world phone offered by Verizon is the Blackberry pwning Motorola Droid Pro, a phone we used constantly whilst rolling through Mobile World Congress 2011 due to its global abilities and sweet big face with tiny keyboard below - would we rather be rolling with a big fat flip-out landscape keyboard such as this? You can bet on it.

Motorola XOOM teardown reveals EVDO/HSPA+ World Modem

Motorola's XOOM tablet has suffered the screwless indignities of the teardown, with iFixit taking the 10.1-inch Honeycomb slate apart for the unblinking gaze of the camera. The freshly rooted tablet is unsurprisingly straightforward to open - considering that's something Motorola will be doing a lot of, while replacing the 3G modem with a 4G version later in the year - and reveals what iFixit describes as a blank "mini-PCI interconnect board" which seems to be a placeholder for the 4G modem. Interestingly, the XOOM uses the same Qualcomm MDM6600 3G radio as Verizon's iPhone 4, which as you may remember is potentially world-phone capable (the radio, that is, not the iPhone 4). That could imply that the HSPA+ capable chipset won't be changed out for the GSM versions of the XOOM, merely have its GSM capabilities unlocked through software/firmware. In the end, iFixit have glowing things to say about the XOOM's repairability, though they do warn that there are a lot of screws to get past in order to access all of the different components. For more on the performance of the XOOM, rather than the hardware inside, check out the Android Community XOOM and Honeycomb Review.

MetroPCS Leaks First LTE Android Phone, the Samsung SCH-R910

What an exciting name, huh? It's just the model number, we're sure there'll be a snappier name on the way. This lovely looking phone from the future comes in the form of a photo snapped by a contributor to BGR, a photo which pictures the phone in a slightly blurry pic (as always) that also seems to confirm that this device will only be working on Android 2.2.

Verizon Demos Global Calling and many other features of the Droid 2 Global [Video]

The main difference between the DROID 2 and the DROID 2 Global is that the Global has built in GSM/CDMA radios and can be used around the globe (if you pay for service). Well many users may have the phone and not even know how to enter these modes. Verizon now has you covered with their series of YouTube videos demoing just how to switch network modes, dial a number, and place a call.

HTC Bee leaks on way to Alltel?

The HTC Bee smartphone has been spotted lurking in an Alltel ROM exhumed by 911sniper, and is believed to be headed to the carrier as the CDMA version of the HTC Wildfire.  According to previous leaks, the Bee will have a 3.2-inch QVGA touchscreen, 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7625 processor and a copy of Android 2.2 Froyo. There's also a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash light and autofocus. [via Engadget Mobile]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Spotted in Israel

Seems like the Galaxy Tab has been showing up all kinds of places lately, along with the accessories. Here, a pre-release version was spotted in Israel, this morning. It was said that the device was running 2.2 with a slightly upgraded user interface. You can obviously see the sticker on the device that says CDMA, which gives credence that the device, will most likely be available on Verizon or Sprint's network.

Battery Tips from Sprint To Maximize Life On The EVO 4G

One of the few gripes people is having with the new EVO 4G is short battery life. While on 4G and medium to heavy usage, I’ve seen the 4G go from fully charged to almost dead in 4-5 hours. This is unacceptable for today Smartphone’s. It should last at least 8 hours or more if you’re not a heavy user.

HTC Hero with Cox Branding Gets Purchased on Craigslist

Yes, Cox Cable is working on a wireless service. Slowly, but surely, the cable providers wants to have their own niche market, and if these screenshots from Android Central are any indicator, then it looks like the company was using an Android-based device for testing. Sure, it could mean that the company plans on launching the wireless service with the CDMA HTC Hero as part of their wireless line-up, but for now, we'll just chalk this one up to testing.

myTouch Slide, Drops By The FCC

Guess it won’t be long now, the myTouch Slide could be right around the corner. Lately the FCC has been a great source for leaked phones. This one even has a picture of the device with the back door off. These filing confirmed this device for T-Mobile, which we already knew it would land. There were also a few specs mentioned in papers as well.
1 2 3