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Technology development company MagnaCom thinks it has a new wireless approach that could revolutionize wireless communication. That's the bottom-line takeaway from the company's presentation (in-person demonstrations will be given at CES in January). With a sheaf of freshly minted patents and an impressive pitch, MagnaCom is claiming that its use of WAve Modulation (WAM) instead of the current QAM (Quadrature Modulation) will provide the bandwidth next-generation content networks desperately need. WAM vs. QAM To understand what MagnaCom is claiming, we need to first talk about the current system.... Read more...
Like a lot of companies in the run-up to CES in January (brace yourselves for the onslaught in the next few weeks), HP is announcing a fleet of new computers. The new machines are in HP’s portfolio of “Elite”-branded products and include a pair of notebooks, a pair of desktops, a touchscreen monitor, and education and configuration/deployment services for businesses. The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ($1,299) is a 14-inch (1080p HD) notebook that’s just 15.9mm thick, weighs 3.3 pounds, dual-core Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, and 4G LTE. The display offers optional touch capabilities,... Read more...
When considering the physical design of a smartphone, there’s one key dimension that often matters most to the majority of users: thickness. No one wants to carry around a thick, clunky smartphone. Manufacturers realize thin devices sell, which is why it seems every time we turn around they’re constantly fighting for the title of thinnest device. The current title-holder is the Motorola Droid Ultra, which is billed as the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. It measures just 0.28 inches thick and is available exclusively through Verizon Wireless. Motorola Droid Ultra Review: Ultra Thin LTE Smartphone... Read more...
When considering the physical design of a smartphone, there’s one key dimension that often matters most to the majority of users: thickness. No one wants to carry around a thick, clunky smartphone. Manufacturers realize thin devices sell, which is why it seems every time we turn around they’re constantly fighting for the title of thinnest device. The current title-holder is the Motorola Droid Ultra, which is billed as the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. It measures just 0.28 inches thick and is available exclusively through Verizon Wireless. The Droid Ultra was announced alongside... Read more...
We were effusive in our acclaim over Republic Wireless’ astonishingly inexpensive mobile service, and the company is making more headway in the mobile market now that it’s added the Moto X to its offerings. The Moto X (review here), which you can snag for $299 through Republic Wireless, brings a higher-end handset option to the service and should pull in many more customers than the old $249 Motorola Defy XT. You can opt for a black or white version of the new phone. Along with the availability of the Moto X, Republic Wireless is launching its new service plans. You still don’t... Read more...
Sprint customers can snag a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for $49.99 starting on October 11th with a new line or eligible upgrade and a 2-year service agreement. Unlike the WiFi-only version of the Galaxy Tab 3 we’ve reported on before, this little number offers 4G LTE. The device will come in white initially with a black version available by the holidays, and it runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of onboard storage. It also has 3MP rear/1.3MP front cameras, Samsung Hub, an IR blaster, Polaris Office, SAFE enterprise security if you’re BYOD-ing at work.... Read more...
It only makes sense that a high-speed train would provide wireless service that's also high-speed right? In that case, all aboard! Amtrak this week announced an upgrade to its AmtrakConnect cellular-based Wi-Fi service to take advantage of 4G technologies. Amtrak says the 4G upgrade is already in place on Acela Express and California-supported Capitol Corridor, Pacific Surfline, and San Joaquin services, and will be rolled out to its remaining fleet of Wi-Fi equipped trains by late summer. "We continue to place a strong focus on improving customer satisfaction, and this upgrade is delivering the... Read more...
Samsung has done an exceptional job the past few years building interest and recognition for their Galaxy-branded smartphones. The fervor isn’t quite on the level of Apple's iPhone launches, but if the attendance of their “Samsung Unpacked” event at Radio City Music Hall and the buzz on-line for today’s introduction is any indicator, Samsung has tapped into something big and earned a cult following, very much like Apple has over the years. And the sales figures back this up, of course, all of which show Samsung dominating the Android-based smartphone market. When a company... Read more...
Samsung has done an exceptional job the past few years building interest and recognition for their Galaxy-branded smartphones. The fervor isn’t quite on the level of Apple's iPhone launches, but if the attendance of their “Samsung Unpacked” event at Radio City Music Hall and the buzz on-line for today’s introduction is any indicator, Samsung has tapped into something big and earned a cult following, very much like Apple has over the years. And the sales figures back this up, of course, all of which show Samsung dominating the Android-based smartphone market. When a company... Read more...
According to research conducted by RootMetrics, AT&T has the fastest pure LTE speed of any of the major carriers, clocking in average download and upload speeds of 18.6Mbps and 9.0Mbps. Number two Verizon delivered 14.3Mbps and 8.5Mbps, respectively, with Sprint a distant third at 10.3Mbps and 4.4Mbps. T-Mobile doesn’t offer 4G, but its non-LTE speeds are the best of the group at 7.3Mbps down and 1.5Mbps up; AT&T is a strong second in that category, actually, with 4.3Mbps and 1.1Mbps. A few of AT&T's 4G devices Verizon has been the frontrunner in terms of rolling out 4G LTE networks,... Read more...
In the mobile market, 2013 will be the year that smartphone shipments reached a tipping point where they beat out feature phone shipments for the first time--just barely. According to numbers from the IDC, smartphones accounted for just under 42% of all mobile phone shipments in 2012, and that number will climb to about 50.1% in 2013. The IDC only expects feature phones to diminish from here on out, with shipments dwindling every year until they reach about a third of all mobile phone shipments in 2017 (which is as far out as the firm has projected numbers). The reasons for the swing are perhaps... Read more...
Sprint is continuing to roll out its Network Vision plan which includes 4G LTE service as well as improved 3G service in many areas throughout the country. Today, Sprint announced that it has added Austin and Bryan-College Station, Texas to the list of cities that have access to 4G LTE service. Sprint also launched 4G LTE service in Boston; Columbia, Tenn.; Emporia, Kan.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Framingham, Mass.; Gettysburg, Pa.; and Western Puerto Rico (including Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo, Mayagüez) today. “Everything is bigger in Texas and now so is Sprint’s 4G LTE network allowing... Read more...
Sprint and Clearwire have reached an agreement whereby Sprint will purchase roughly half of Clearwire for $2.2 billion (approximately $2.97 per share). After the transaction is complete, Sprint will have full ownership of Clearwire. The announcement comes days after Clearwire shareholders said a $2.90 per share offer from Sprint was too low. With the spectrum it will acquire from Clearwire and its own spectrum, Sprint will be in a better position to compete in the wireless market.  Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said Sprint is in a position to "maximize the value of Clearwire’s spectrum" and deploy... Read more...
Sprint is continuing its Network Vision plan to expand and improve upon its network. As part of Network Vision, Sprint announced 11 new markets that are receiving access to its high-speed 4G LTE network. According to Sprint, the LTE service should be lit up in the 11 new markets and coverage will continue to expand in these areas in the coming weeks and months. New markets for Sprint's LTE service include: Anderson, Ind. Clarke County, Va./Jefferson County, W.Va. Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa. Hagerstown, Md./Martinsburg, W.Va. Harrisonburg, Va. Muncie, Ind. Peabody, Mass. Salina, Kan. Shenandoah... Read more...
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