According to The Wall Street Journal, Verizon Wireless said it will roll out a national walkie-talkie-like service on its cellphones beginning Monday, competing directly with the “push to talk” product offered by rival Nextel.
T-Mobile will give you the SIM unlock code for you phone if you ask for it. All you have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email you need to provide you name, phone number model # and IMEI# (which can be found on the box, or each phone has different shortcuts to this info). They will send you back the unlock code which will allow you to place a competitors code into the phone. I Don’t know for sure if AT&T and Cingular offer this, but I cannot imagine they would not.
The new Samsung i500 released by SprintPCS (palm/phone combo) will sync with a Macintosh (OS X) running Palm’s desktop. I have yet to try it on OS 9, but it does indeed work on OS X. Neither Sprint nor Samsung advertise support for the Macintosh.
T-Mobile is now selling the Sony Ericsson T610, a small stylish mobile with an aluminum finish, a camera, Bluetooth, iSync compatibility, and a rough start. (Cingular customers can pick up its “Americanized” cousin, the T616 instead.)
(Sprint PCS confirmed the handset was going to be made available, and now, according to MobileTracker, it wont be. No source was listed, and I will contact Sprint PCS business services again to see what the status is. SprintPCS has the phone on their website for $229, though some of the information is not correct. You can also watch the hand-wringing in real-time on T608 Users if you are interested. -Emory)
A recent MobileTracker story says that the T608 is not coming (despite a recent rumor here at the PowerPage). Their source is a Reuters story that mentions cost cutting moves.
Steven Frank has posted a comparison between the Sony Ericsson P800 and the T-Mobile Sidekick (AKA Danger HipTop). Steven has used the Sidekick as his primary phone for quite a while and recently picked up a P800 instead of upgrading to the color version of the sidekick.
One of the biggest surprises is that the P800 is actually smaller than the Sidekick. Don?t believe it? He?s got pictures.