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Rocketfish Battery Case for iPhone is recalled due to Fire Hazard Risk

Rocketfish_Battery Case recalled - CPSC.gov

(Best Syndication News) Best Buy announced a voluntary recall of the Rocketfish Battery Case accessory for use with Apple iPhone 3G/3GS mobile phones because of a fire hazard risk when the battery case overheats when charging. The Rocketfish Battery Case has the model number RF-KL12 and there was around 31,000 sold in the U.S. and about 1,000 sold in Canada.

Best Buy said that there were 14 reports of the battery cases overheating with three reports of minor burns. Four people reported minor property damage. The injuries were not severe enough and the consumers did not need medical attention.

The RocketFish Battery Case was sold at Best Buy stores in the US and Canada, Future Shop stores in Canada, and at bestbuy.com, bestbuy.ca, and futureshop.ca websites sometime between April 2010 through September 2011. They sold for prices ranging between $10 and $60.

AT&T signs up One Million Customers for Apple iPhone 4S Mobile Phones Service

Apple iPhone 4S - Apple Inc.

(Best Syndication News) - The new Apple iPhone 4S has had robust sales since the launch, which has helped AT&T with their 4G network service subscriptions. AT&T (NYSE:T) announced today that they have over 1 million customers that have activated services with the new mobile phone. AT&T said that this model of iPhone is the most successful product launch for the company.

AT&T had exclusive distribution of the Apple iPhone in 2007. Now the company says that they are the only US provider to offer the 4G speeds for the new Apple iPhone 4S mobile phone.

Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets, said in a statement that their service would allow customers to download twice as fast as their competition. AT&T services also allows for talking on the phone and being able to browse the Internet at the same time.

Netflix expands Android Honeycomb Tablet support for Streaming Video Service

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(Best Syndication News) - Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) announced today the expansion of Android 3.x devices supported in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Now international subscribers will be able to watch streaming videos on the supported Android based smartphones and tablets. In the US, there is now additional support for the Android Honeycomb tablets.

To get Netflix on the device, the subscriber needs to download version 1.5 of the Netflix App from the Android Market.

Netflix said that they now support 700 devices for streaming video in the United States. This includes, Internet TV consoles, Blu-Ray disc players, computers, game consoles, set top boxes, and mobile devices.

AT&T 4G LTE Wireless Service now available in Chicago and Atlanta

Talking on phone - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - AT&T announced today the availability of their new 4G LTE wireless network for residents of Chicago and Atlanta. The company will expand coverage to more areas in these cities in the next several months.

The 4G LTE network is AT&T’s fastest wireless service and it was designed to improve Internet access speeds. The 4G network is up to 10 times faster than 3G networks. AT&T plans to expand the 4G LTE network to 15 markets with 70 million people being able to use the service by the end of this year.

The company is also introducing HSPA+ technology to these markets as well. Both technologies will speed up data transfer times for their wireless customers. The HSPA+ service helps to improve speed in areas that are not supported by the 4G network.

Logitech unveils new Tablet Accessories – Wireless Headset and Boombox Speakers

Logitech Wireless Headset for iPad - credit: Logitech

(Best Syndication News) - Logitech is adding two new tablet accessories to their product lineup. Today, the company unveiled the Logitech Wireless Headset and the Logitech Wireless Boombox. The wireless accessories are designed to work with the Apple iPad or Android tablets.

The Logitech Wireless Headset uses Bluetooth® technology to connect to electronic devices. The headset comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts around six-hours. The time could be less depending on the user. The microphone on the headset has background-noise cancelling for clearer communication. The headset folds, which makes it more compact for traveling. Logitech has the headset available now and the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $69.99.

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