Thursday's News Bits
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- Rogers to deploy ultra-fast HSPA+ network in August. The Canadian carrier is about to make a lot of people in Toronto quite happy by embarking on the record-breaking network speed of 21Mbps. It's just too bad that today's cell phones don't support bandwidths like this, but Rogers is planning to roll out a Mobile Internet stick to allow disgrunted cell phone customers to benefit from the new jaw-dropping speed if not by using their handsets, then at least on their personal computers. (source: cell phones)
- A Czech guy discovers an alternative way of charging up the iPhone. The young inventor has mounted an USB port to an MSI Wind netbook battery and subsequently found out he could recharge his cell phone two times. If you are enthusiastic about giving the thing a go yourself, you can download the video manual via the link. (via CrunchGear)
- A new version of Quickoffice for Symbian devices has been released. Version Premier 6 runs on 3rd and 5th edition Symbian devices and allows people to open any Office 2007 file and edit almost any. The updated app can be had absolutely free of charge by people, owning a cell phone that has come with a pre-installed copy of Quickoffice. (source: Nokia)
- Yet more funny news: Apple has relased iPhone 3GI! This is, of course, just a funny story, concocted by The Onion. According to the source, the new iPhone sports the most awesome features you can ever imagine, including the fastest processor and the best display and software. The most thrilling thing about the new device is that is can only be seen by the most devoted fans of the manufacturer. To all other people, however, the iPhone 3GI ("I" for "Invisible") will remain invisible! (source: The Onion via IntoMobile)