Verizon Wireless subscribers who get spotty cell phone coverage at home or in the office could soon have a solution as the company rolls out a new service that will improve indoor coverage.
A Verizon Wireless spokesman confirmed a story on the Web site Unstrung that stated the company expects to introduce its first femtocell product early next year. Femtocells are compact wireless base stations that boost cellular signals indoors to provide enhanced coverage up to 5,000 square feet. A single device can typically handle up to three calls at a time.
The way the device works is that … Read more
Cable company Cox Communications will add cell phone service to its service bundle starting in 2009.
The cable operator announced Monday that it will initially partner with Sprint Nextel to resell its wireless service to customers in its cable territory. Cox already bundles high speed Internet, telephony, and TV service. And soon it will add wireless service for a quadruple play offering.
"Wireless service will be a key driver to Cox's future growth," Cox President Pat Esser said in a statement.
But Cox isn't stopping with just reselling Sprint's wireless service. It also plans to … Read more
What? What's wrong with you people? We're talking about Netbooks. Dell has a new "Mini" Note, but it's a 12-inch laptop. So, the question is: what is going on in the Netbook world these days? Also, the Internet makes you both smarter AND dumber, Google Earth shows up for iPhone, and Oprah gives out a Kindle discount. And Natali and Molly love Oprah. Deal with it.Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 839
Google Earth for iPhone/Touch http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10075543-37.html … Read more
Correction at 11:25 a.m. PDT: This story incorrectly stated that Verizon is currently selling the BlackBerry Storm. Verizon has announced it will sell the Storm, but it is not yet available for purchase.
Verizon Communications' wireless business helped boost profits for the third quarter as the company's management team reiterated confidence that the company will weather the brewing economic storm unscathed.
"We had what we thought was a good quarter, despite the economic uncertainty around the world," Verizon's CEO Ivan Seidenberg said Monday on the conference call with analysts and investors. "And it … Read more
We've all been there. You walk into your buddy's place, ready to rock the house in a little Guitar Hero, only you're carrying some old and busted POS that's seen way too many sessions and is probably being held together by superglue and duct tape.
After wiping the tears from your eyes from all your buddies laughing hysterically, it's finally your turn to jam. Only now, your gaming impotence strikes and this time you're laughed right out of the house.
For $250 and two AA batteries--which will supposedly last you "hundreds of hours"--you'll never have to go through such a traumatic experience again. On Thursday, Logitech announced its new wireless guitar for Guitar Hero for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2. Also, it's compatible with all Guitar Hero games, including Guitar Hero World Tour.
Called the Wireless Guitar Controller Premiere Edition, the guitar--which will be available in December--features a wooden neck, metal frets, metal tuning peg handles, and a rosewood fingerboard. Now, this means absolutely nothing to me as I know absolutely nothing about guitars, but man is this thing sexy-looking. It also offers a one-piece contoured shape that, according to Logitech, is the preferred design by many of the world's leading rock guitarists (the real kind, I think). … Read more
After two years of telling us, wireless HD video systems makers are now showing us how this works in actual products.
A few weeks ago, we brought you a demonstration of how the WirelessHD video standard works, and now competing standard WHDi is up.
Noam Geri, VP of marketing for Amimon, the chip company that's behind the WHDi wireless standard, gives a brief overview in the video below.
WHDi is already in use, just not in the U.S. quite yet. Sharp is selling a wireless video adapter for its Aquos X-series LCD TV in Japan already, and Sony … Read more
You might balk at the $130 price tag, but this time more actually means better. The Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave Pro combo puts two of our favorite products together in one package: the Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave Keyboard and the Logitech MX 1100 Cordless laser mouse.
Both products received very high marks from their respective editors, and the MX1100 mouse even managed to win an Editors' Choice award. This time around, we're sticking to our guns and rewarding this winning combo as well.
One of the most significant hardware changes in the bundle that we don't speak much … Read more
We had gotten word previously that MSI's follow-up to the Wind 100--the 120--would likely hit the streets this December. According to Digitimes, though, we won't have to wait that long. In fact, the 3.5G-sporting Netbook should be available sometime next month. The specs are fairly impressive, running Windows XP on Intel's Atom N270 processor with 1GB of RAM.
With its 8.9-inch screen, this ultraportable is inviting with its estimated street price of $552, but that price could come down if the manufacturer squares deals with American 3G network operators like AT&T or T-Mobile, … Read more