AT&T recently revealed that they are planning to shut down their 2G wireless network by 2017. The majority of carriers including AT&T have been pushing their customers to make the switch to a 3G or 4G phone. AT&T stated that they did not expect any problems having customers transition to 3G or 4G, but with the switch comes the requirement of using a smartphone.
For some this may not be a problem, they will finally be able to experience the glory that comes with owning a smartphone. But for others, using a smartphone presents a problem. I know my grandmom still uses an old flip phone and could care less to about buying a smartphone. She said to learn how to use a smartphone, she needs to attend a special university. Is there no work around for this group of people? Only time will tell.
Though Windows Mobile Mango update was officially released a few weeks ago, many carriers around the country are just releasing their update to users. If you have not received your update, go to your settings and check manually to see if the update is available for your Windows phone. According to wpcentral 30% of Windows phones are running on Mango and it has not even been a month since Mango’s release. Here is a list of available US phones for the Mango update:
HTC HD7S, HTC Surround, LG Quantum, and Samsung Focus v. 1.3. The Samsung Focus v. 1.4 is Testing and the Dell Venue Pro is in Planning.
Stay tuned for more info as the Mango update is pushed to more phones in the coming weeks.
With no announcement of the Iphone 5 at Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event less then a week ago, it seemed that many people were disappointed with Apple. Though taking a look at Apple’s site tells a different story. The new iPhone 4S is the biggest release by Apple so far. All pre-order stock are sold out. If you take a look at the three US carriers of the 4S you will see a similar results, all pre-order stock are sold out. AT&T is the only carrier to have released their sale numbers so far, a whopping 200,000 pre-order sales were taken in just 12 short hours. Ethan Shibutani, was lucky enough to have pre-ordered his iPhone 4S. “I wanted the A5 chip and the new camera, plus my iPhone 4 is selling on eBay for like $400 and the new one only cost me $299”, says the sophomore from Boston University. If you did not pre-order your iPhone 4S, you will be grabbing your tent and other camping equipment and be heading down to the three carriers or Apple stores to wait, happy camping. The iPhone 4S arrives in stores this Friday, October 14th.