Bringing Inexpensive Mobile Access to Researchers in Antarctica

A unique approach combines some of the benefits of walkie-talkies and satellite phones while using ordinary cellphones connected to a base station from startup Range Networks.
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The Unlocked iPhone 5 Hits the Apple Store

Contract-haters rejoice!
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Time to Consider Prepaid Mobile?

Prepaid is no longer just cheap phones for people who can’t afford wireless contracts.
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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III Selling on Amazon for $800

Think you’ll get a discount because it’s Amazon.com? Guess again.
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Most Cellular Networks Worldwide Vulnerable to Attack, Researcher Says

By failing to encrypt network commands, carriers are leaving text messages and phone calls vulnerable to interception, a German researcher told AllThingsD.
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Network-Hopping iPhone 4S Not Without Its Restrictions

Although Sprint, Verizon and AT&T are all selling the same iPhone 4S, how a device is purchased and activated can have long-term implications on which networks the device can later be used on.
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You Can Now Buy an Unlocked iPhone 4 (Though You Might Want to Think Twice)

For those who really want an iPhone 4 to run on T-Mobile, there is now an official method for doing so, though the phone can only run on an older, slower data network. The biggest use for the pricey, unlocked version of the phone is likely to be for frequent international travellers that wan’t the ability to easily pop in a new SIM card, rather than pay AT&T’s high international roaming and data rates.
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AT&T Agrees to Acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion

AT&T is buying Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile USA for $39 billion in cash and stock. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies. To most observers, the deal will come as a surprise since earlier reports had said that Sprint and T-Mobile were discussing a tie-up of some sort.

IPad 2: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Enter the Tablet Market

“The iPad team is building the best iPad for the future,” Apple COO Tim Cook said during the company’s first-quarter earnings call in January. On March 2, we’ll find out just what he meant when Apple unveils the iPad 2 at a special event in San Francisco.

Exclusive: Apple iPad 2 Event Set for March 2

To those who care intensely about this kind of stuff–which would be pretty much everyone in the tech ecosystem–Apple will hold its much-anticipated event on March 2, where the tech giant seems poised to unveil a new version of its hugely successful iPad, according to multiple sources. As in, iPad 2! Or, as BoomTown is now officially nicknaming it: iPad Too! According to several sources close to the situation, the Wednesday date in a little more than a week is firm and will take place in San Francisco, the scene of many such Apple events.

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No Verizon iPhone Until 2011?

Nokia Sues Apple