Episode 99
Dec. 20, 2011

Mul­ti­ple reports have emerged of T-Mobile switch­ing on 3G for fre­quen­cies that exist­ing unlocked iPhones and other devices can use. At least some parts of Neva­da and some parts of North­ern Cal­i­for­nia and the North­west are see­ing 1,900MHz repur­posed to be used as addi­tion­al car­ry­ing space for theHSPA+ 84Mbps net­work antic­i­pat­ed for 2012. Those who live in the altered areas are see­ing speeds faster not just than they would on EDGE but faster than AT&T’s real-world 3G, at 7.92Mbps down and 1.8Mbps up.

How jealous of Verizon streaming Wild card games and Superbowl?!

The US International Trade Commission has just ruled in favor of Apple’s patent claims against HTC, banning some HTC devices from sale and importation to the US. The decision comes after ITC found that HTC violated two claims on one of Apple’s patents. This final patent infringement ruling will not take effect until April 19, 2012.

Victor Webb (Gadget Gurus): 

We haven’t experienced any real issues with signal strength on our LTE Galaxy Nexus units in the few days we’ve been using them since release, but Verizon is now saying that there is an issue — and it’s working on a fix. In a response tweeted by official Verizon account @VZWSupport today, the company says that reported signal issues are “currently being investigated” and that a software update is in the works, but there’s no release date yet. Various reviews have sporadically reported problem…

BT to sue Google: The six patents in question “relate to technologies, which underpin location-based services, navigation and guidance information and personalized access to services and content,” BT said.

Apple sues Samsung over Smartcover patent infringement

Nuance buys Vlingo

Blackberry Playbooks stolen…I guess it’s the only way RIM will get rid of them. Amazon almost bought RIM…came to its senses.

Blueant headphones

LifeProof case

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