Friday’s News Bits

Friday’s News Bits
  • The LG BL40 has passed FCC tests with no US 3G on board… for now. According to the rumors, the device will be one of the first handsets to run on Telus’ new HSDPA network in Canada, so the 3G bands will be enabled later on. FCC confirms that BL40 will come with WiFi, Bluetooth, FM transmitter and 1000mAh Li-Ion battery.  (source: FCC, EngadgetMobile)

  • The HTC Touch Pro2 equipped with a 3.5mm audio jack is coming to Telus. The guys from MobileSyrup have gotten a CDMA version of the Pro2, and as you can see in the image, the device sports a standard audio jack. Hooray! Hope the Verizon version will get the feature too. (via: EngadgetMobile)

  • AT&T now offers the mobile version of MapleStory. The popular 2D sidescrolling MMORPG game can be purchased from AT&T Media Mall for $6.99. AT&T customers will be able to take part in typical MapleStory action and take on challenges, just like in the PC version. (source: AT&T)

  • BlackBerry OS 5.0 is to offer two much-wanted functions – Time Zone Auto Update and Mobile Backup. This is another piece of good news for all BlackBerry owners, in addition to the tabbed browsing we have recently heard of. We just can’t wait to check the version of the platform. And what about you? (source: BerryReview)

  • The Samsung S3100 looks like a cheap slider with nice music capabilities. A rumor has it that it will come out by the end of the summer, equipped with an FM radio with RDS, Bluetooth 2.1 and microSDHC support. Stay tuned for more details on specs, price and the markets it will be initially released on. (source: (translated))

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