Sunday, 5 December 2010

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Gingerbread coming December 6th, says Notion Ink

Posted: 05 Dec 2010 09:47 AM PST

We all know it’s coming, we just don’t know exactly when. Android 2.3 has been the topic of the Android community for quite some time now, and with Google keeping quiet about its features and release date, we have all been left in the dark. However, according to Notion Ink, it looks like (as rumored) December 6th will be the day we have been waiting for.

Just as rumored, tomorrow marks Andy Rubin’s appearance at D: Dive Into Mobile where we have expected would be the time and place for the official Gingerbread reveal. And according to Notion Ink’s website we have even more backbone to this exciting rumor.

Their weekend special site reads:

6th December is another big day for Android and you will find out how fast Notion Ink can work. (Eden is extremely compatible with 2.3)

There you go, even further confirmation tomorrow will be the day we have been waiting for! We will be sure to keep you updated tomorrow through the exciting news!

[Via Notion Ink]


DK28 Froyo Test Build for Epic 4G

Posted: 04 Dec 2010 10:04 PM PST

I know you all want ice cream, but you’ll just have to wait. Everyone on a Epic 4G has what appears to be a test build (better than nothing!) of the Android 2.2 Froyo OS build available to them today on an official tip from Google themselves. Have a peekie at it if you do so dare. [ZIP file] Instructions on what to do with this sweet junk are available via the excellent pack of magicians over at XDA.

Head over to the XDA Developers Forum thread and figure out what you’ve got to do with the contents of the ZIP file, and have yourself a taste of the sweet stuff. Tell them we love the way they rock and roll with their sweet developer guitars, rock and roll so hard.

[Via XDA Developers Forum]


Verizon Releases 4G LTE Network Tomorrow!

Posted: 04 Dec 2010 09:45 PM PST

Welcome to a full rundown of what you’re about to get (or are thinking about getting) tomorrow as Verizon blasts their 4G LTE network out upon the world. A full list of all the fun things we’ve covered so far are below, including a review of one of the VERY few LG VL600 LTE Modems to have been passed out to publishers. You’re gonna love the way you surf.

First, take a look at this [Review] of the LG VL600 LTE Modem, the one you’re gonna be putting your hands on very soon, we shall assume. Check out the press release for the modem and see a fun commercial for it [here]. See a bit of info on your alternative, the [Pantech UML290], get a nutshelled version of Verizons [official 4G LTE website], and check out their [contract free options].

Then, read an epic [ON TIME ANALYSIS] of “The Importance of Verizon LTE and 4G Networks” by Ben Bajarin and check out how communications regulator Ofcom predicts that the [UK may be next]. ALSO we’d like to congratulate Verizon on what’ll certainly be a successful launch. Go Verizon Go!

Check out a brand new press release for the event (with locations and state-by-state support persons) below:

4G LTE Modems from LG and Pantech, with Value-Priced 4G Data Plans Combine for Broadband Connectivity
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – From coast to coast, throughout 38 major metropolitan areas, Verizon Wireless is preparing for the Sunday, Dec. 5 debut of the fastest and most advanced 4G network in the United States.  With the 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network from Verizon Wireless, laptop users will experience speeds up to 10 times faster than when they surf on the company's 3G network.  In real-world, loaded network environments, data rates are expected to be 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
Business customers and individual consumers interested in getting 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless will want:
· 4G LTE Coverage Locator – go to to check if an address is in the initial 4G LTE coverage area.  Street-level coverage maps will be available on the site beginning Sunday, Dec. 5.
· 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Data Plans – choose from two 4G LTE Mobile Broadband data plans: $50 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance or $80 monthly access for 10 GB monthly allowance, both with $10/GB overage.
· 4G LTE Modems – the LG VL600 is backward-compatible with the 3G network and supports Windows® XP 32-bit, Vista™ 32/64-bit (SP2) and Windows 7 32/64-bit.  Also backward-compatible with the 3G network is the Pantech UML290 4G USB, which is a 180 degree rotating USB connector and supports Windows XP 32-bit, Vista 32/64-bit (SP2) and Windows 7 32/64-bit.  Each will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Dec. 5 for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Plan. 
· How to Order – visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, order online at, call 1-800-256-4646 or go through the company's business sales channels.  To find a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store, visit the Store Locator online at   
Sunday's launch of Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network immediately reaches more than one-third of all Americans, right where they live or work.  Major metropolitan areas covered by Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network on Sunday, Dec. 5 include:
Akron, Ohio
Athens, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
Charlotte, North Carolina
Chicago, Illinois
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
Denver, Colorado
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Houston, Texas
Jacksonville, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Angeles, California
Miami, Florida
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Nashville, Tennessee
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York, New York
Oakland, California
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Orlando, Florida
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix, Arizona
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rochester, New York
San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
St. Louis, Missouri
Tampa, Florida
Washington, D.C.
West Lafayette, Indiana
West Palm Beach, Florida
View Verizon Wireless' 4-minute video, "4G LTE: More Than Just Speed," by visiting the Multimedia Library at or by visiting the VerizonWirelessTV YouTube channel at  Also, visit for more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Media can schedule a visit at a Verizon Wireless Communications Store by contacting the local area PR Manager on the mobile number indicated below.  Media can access high-resolution images and video related to Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at
# # #
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at
Howard Waterman
Verizon Wireless (Northeast)
917.359.5505 (mobile)
Mike Murphy
Verizon Wireless (New England)
781.223.5975 (mobile)
John O'Malley
Verizon Wireless (Upstate N.Y.)
585.261.5899 (mobile)
David Samberg
Verizon Wireless (N.Y. Metro)
914.329.5429 (mobile)
Sheldon Jones
Verizon Wireless (Philadelphia Tri-State)
215.219.8890 (mobile)
Melanie Ortel
Verizon Wireless (Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.; Va.)
410.794.6055 (mobile)
Sheryl Sellaway
Verizon Wireless (South Area)
404.695.5564 (mobile)
Chuck Hamby
Verizon Wireless (Fla.)
813.404.6029 (mobile)
Gretchen LeJeune
Verizon Wireless (Houston, Texas; Gulf Coast)
713.204.2100 (mobile)
Audrey Lundy
Verizon Wireless (Central Texas)
214.587.0303 (mobile)
Karen Schulz
Verizon Wireless (N.C., S.C., Tenn.)
864.561.1527 (mobile)
Kate Jay
Verizon Wireless (Ga., Ala.)
678.245.9532 (mobile)
Michelle Gilbert
Verizon Wireless (Mich., Ind., Ky.)
248.914.3680 (mobile)
Brenda Hill
Verizon Wireless (Kan., Mo.)
913.660.2624 (mobile)
Laura Merritt
Verizon Wireless (Ohio, Pa., W.Va.)
614.561.2605 (mobile)
Carolyn Schamberger
Verizon Wireless (Ill., Wis.)
847.204.4282 (mobile)
Karen Smith
Verizon Wireless (Minn., S.D., N.D., Iowa, Neb.)
612.590.3511 (mobile)
John Johnson
Verizon Wireless (West Area)
410.382.5032 (mobile)
Bob Kelley
Verizon Wireless (Mont., Idaho, Wyo., Utah, Colo.)
303.241.3105 (mobile)
Heidi Flato
Verizon Wireless (Northern Calif., Nev.)
952.324.8692 (mobile)
Ken Muche
Verizon Wireless (Southern Calif.)
714.315.7946 (mobile)
Jenny Weaver
Verizon Wireless (Ariz.; El Paso, Texas; N.M.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Southern Utah)
602.909.6149 (mobile)
Scott Charlston
Verizon Wireless (Hawaii, Ore., Northern Idaho, Wash.)
206.940.0385 (mobile)
National Media Contacts:
Jeffrey Nelson
917.968.9175 (mobile)   
Elva Lima
818.429.1213 (mobile)   
Brenda Boyd Raney
908.872.7152 (mobile)    
Tom Pica
914.772.0757 (mobile)

[Via SlashGear]


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