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Verizon Launches Global Mobile Hotspot, Calls It Fivespot

Built by ZTE, the Fivespot from Verizon allows up to five devices to connect and share 3G speeds when traveling abroad. It will be available October 7 for $100 after a $100MIR.

Domestic Data Plans:
• $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and $0.10/MB overage
• $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance and …

New T-Mobile myTouch Features FaceTime-like Video Chat

T-Mobile and HTC have just announced the “new” myTouch aka myTouch HD. Like the G2, the myTouch HD runs on T-Mobile’s super fast HSPA+ network (4G) that’s currently available in Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss.; Denver, Colo.; Huntsville, Ala.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Norfolk, Va.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; …

Am I the Only One Who’d Buy a Huge Honkin’ Tablet?

When Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad back in January, there was very little to compare it against–and so it wasn’t clear whether its 9.7″ screen made it an unusually large tablet, a rather little one, or just about right. At the moment, it’s looking like a big boy: The two most intriguing iPad alternatives of the moment, Samsung’s …

Ask Techland: How Should I Replace My Ancient Cell Phone?

Have a question for Techland? Send an e-mail to tips at techland dot com and we’ll do our best to answer it.

Question: My ancient AT&T cell phone—it has a Cingular logo on it, if that gives you any indication of its age—is rapidly circling the drain. People can’t hear a word I am saying and the battery life is shot. I’ve heard …

Every Continent Has Been Google Street Viewed

Remember when Google Street View launched in 2007? Countless hours were spent exploring the streets of NYC, Miami, Denver, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Some folks got pissy over privacy issues and others were caught with their pants down or something like that. Didn’t one of the Street View cars capture a crime in progress or …

Mobile 4G Service Goes Live in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Pittsburgh

High-speed 4G mobile internet from both Sprint and Clear has been flipped on in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Pittsburgh. Sprint is a majority shareholder in Clear, but the two companies offer different service options.

In the Minneapolis area, for instance, Clear offers a $45-per-month home internet plan that includes 6 Mbps download speeds …

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