Archive for the ‘Cingular’ Category

RIM announces EDGE-enabled BlackBerry 8700c based on Intel CPU exclusively on Cingular.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

BlackBerry 8700c

Research In Motion today announced its first BlackBerry device that runs on Intel XScale processor. BlackBerry 8700c will be available initially exclusively on Cingular Wireless network starting on November 21st. The device is the first BlackBerry with quad-band GSM and EDGE class 10 Internet access and color QVGA screen.

Price is said to be $299 with a two year service agreement.

Cingular to introduce Sony-Ericsson Z520a soon.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Word on the street is that Cingular will release Z520a in a few weeks to replace the now-aging Z500. The new model is smaller and lighter and adds Bluetooth support. Even more importantly the phone is now quad-band GSM.

Freedom Wireless’ pre-paid wireless patent upheld.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

A federal court upheld previous patent decision and ordered Boston Communications Group (BCGI) and Cingular Wireless to stop selling prepaid wireless services based on Freedom Wireless’ patented systems. The ruling allows BCGI and Cingular to service current customers for 90 days while paying Freedom Wireless 2.5cents/minute royalty. BCGI CEO issued a statement assuring that his company will continue the appeals process. It appears that only Cingular TDMA pre-paid service is affected – and as Cingular has been hard at work transitioning to GSM this decision will probably only accelerate that process.