Prepaid MiFi Device Coming From Virgin Mobile on Monday

Virgin Mobile will give semi-frequent travelers even less reason to get locked into a two year wireless data contract on Monday when its prepaid MiFi device hits shelves in Best Buy and Radio Shack stores.

The MiFi is a battery powered pocket router that pulls in a 3G data signal over Sprint’s network, which Virgin Mobile leases, and …

HTC EVO 4G Review: Everything And The Kitchen Sink

These days every manufacturer sets out to pack everything including the kitchen sink into a device but very few actually achieve such nirvana. HTC, however, managed to cram everything and anything into the EVO 4G for Sprint.

At its core, the EVO 4G is a beast of a device, both in size and specs. The 4.3-inch 800×480 screen is …

Android 2.1 Update Out Now For Sprint HTC Hero

Better late than never.

Sprint announced today that they would begin rolling out Android 2.1 aka Éclair for HTC Hero owners. The update brings goodies like Google Maps Navigation, enhanced corporate email support, a beefed up Sense UI and a variety of minor bug fixes.

Update your software

To update your Hero through computer …

Sprint to Round Down Prepaid Minutes With ‘Common Cents’

Funny how something as simple as rounding down cell phone minutes may have the ability to ingratiate a carrier with consumers. Sprint’s looking to find out whether or not that’s true by launching what it’s calling “Common Cents Mobile” through a partnership with retail giant Walmart.

The plan includes seven cents-per-minute …

Live Blog: Sprint EVO 4G Press Conference

I’m live blogging from my phone so there won’t be any photos until later tonight.

The nerds here are getting very territorial over seats at the press conference. It’s pretty ridiculous.

What can we expect to hear from Sprint CEO Dan Hesse? My guess is pricing and availability for the EVO 4G.

Those of us at the event will be …

Virgin Mobile to Offer $35 Prepaid BlackBerry Plan

Newsflash! Plenty of people barely use any of their voice minutes any more. It’s all texting, e-mailing, and webbing (webbing, right?) nowadays. Virgin Mobile knows this and, as such, will soon offer an unbelievably aggressive BlackBerry plan.

Since Virgin Mobile is a prepaid operator (it uses Sprint’s network), you’ll have to …

BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G Officially Outed

The annual BlackBerry hoopla known as WES kicks off today in Orlando and with it comes two new hardware announcements. Say hello to the Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G.

The Pearl 3G has actually been lurking around since Q4 of 2009 and it’s about as exciting as you’d expect. The revamped hardware falls in line with the general aesthetic …

A Practical Guide To Android [Update]

When Google’s mobile operating system Android launched in 2008 you could only get one device and it remained that way for some time. That’s definitely not the case in 2010 with all major US carriers snatching up Android devices left and right. Here’s a rather lengthy but concise guide on every Android device that’s currently available or …

Two Minute Video: How Cheap is Your Cell? Techland Compares Plans

Shopping for a cell phone service plan presents a dizzying array of options, add-ons, and pricing structures. Here’s a look at several plans from the four major cell carriers. We’ll take a look at the cheapest personal voice plan, cheapest personal voice and texting plan, cheapest personal everything plan, and a couple of family …

Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G Has Kitchen Sink Appeal

There are some pretty aggressive handsets pouring out of the CTIA conference this year. Case in point, Sprint’s upcoming HTC EVO 4G. It’s an Android 2.1 handset with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch screen, 720p HDMI output port, visual voicemail, and more.

HTC’s done a nice job of making this thing relatively svelte but as …

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