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There's a new SHIELD tablet coming to town, and this one wields 32GB of built-in storage and 4G LTE connectivity certified on AT&T's high-speed network. That's twice as much storage as the Wi-Fi version, and when you activate NVIDIA's SHIELD tablet on a qualifying LTE plan through AT&T, you'll receive a $100... Read more...
Verizon Wireless has a message for data hogs subscribed to its unlimited 4G LTE service, and to paraphrase, it goes something like this: 'Slow your roll, or we'll slow it for you.' To be more specific, starting in October of this year, Verizon will begin throttling the data connections of users who fall within the top... 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... 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... Read more...
Earlier this month, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) began testing the ability to call from one iPhone to another using the company's Messenger for iPhone app in Canada. Now, Facebook is rolling this feature out to the United States. Using the Messenger for iPhone app, you should now be able to make a call to another Messenger... Read more...
T-Mobile has enhanced its network in 10 new metro areas which include Miami; Phoenix; San Francisco; Mesa and Tucson, Ariz.; Modesto, Oakland, San Jose and Stockton, Calif.; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. With the technology advancements in these areas, customers will get better voice and data coverage along with faster speeds on unlocked devices... Read more...
Samsung has developed a creative solution to consumers’ desire to have a speedier and more convenient way to share photos with its Samsung Galaxy Camera, which is now available from AT&T. The camera runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has 4G capabilities, and the 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCd display is quite... Read more...
Turnabout is fair play, as they say; after suffering a terrible blow in court in its patent war against Apple, Samsung is fighting back. According to a report from the Korea Times, industry sources indicate that Samsung is planning to sue Apple over 4G LTE patents in its upcoming iPhone 5. Although this news is a bit... Read more...
If you’re surprised that EarthLink is still a thing, you’re not alone, but the ISP is apparently very much alive and kicking. Today, the company announced that it will offer its customers fixed and mobile broadband service via Clearwire’s 4G WiMAX network. The new capabilities will be available starting in early 2013, and... Read more...
It’s no secret that Verizon is kicking AT&T’s tail on the 4G LTE front. Big Red has been rolling out 4G service at a comparatively breakneck pace, and AT&T is struggling to catch up. Today, the latter announced an acquisition that should help it gain a bit of ground on the former. AT&T has... Read more...
Last month U.S. Cellular got its first 4G LTE device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and today the company announced that its first 4G LTE smartphone is also available. The Samsung Galaxy S Aviator will cost $199.99, but “for a limited time”, you can snag one for just $99 in some markets. (Both of those... Read more...
Bully for U.S. Cellular; the mobile service provider announced today that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now available in its stores. The tablet is the first of U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE offerings and will run you $499 (after a $100 mail-in rebate). If you’re in one of U.S. Cellular’s 4G markets and... Read more...
Sprint announced a new USB modem called the Sprint 3G/4G Plug-in Connect USB that features a compact design and provides access to Sprint’s 3G and 4G networks in one click. The modem requires no software installation and you won’t have to wait for an application to load to use the connection; the Sprint... Read more...
It’s the morning after throngs of people pre-ordered Apple’s new third-generation iPad (some models are apparently already temporarily sold out), and for those who made the purchase in a euphoric swoon, the dopamine fog is lifting and the reality is setting in that there’s a price tag for that blazing fast 4G LTE. In the... Read more...
For as long as WiFi hotspots have been around, you’d think they would have run their course by now. Instead, they’re shaping up to be the next big thing in mobile wireless. Wireless carriers have been using WiFi deployments to offload data usage from their 3G and 4G networks when customers are in range... Read more...
If you've been longing for 4G service but aren't sure you want to make a commitment to a one- or two-year plan, then a new offering from Walmart and T-Mobile may be what you're looking for. In a little less than two weeks, you'll be able to sign up for a $30 unlimited web and text monthly 4G prepaid service plan from T-Mobile. This plan will... Read more...
Acer and AT&T are teaming up to offer the Acer Iconia Tab A501 10.1 inch tablet with AT&T 4G mobile broadband connectivity via the carrier's 4G HSPA+ network. Some of the key features of the Iconia Tab A501 are its 10.1 inch TFT WXGA display (1280x800 resolution), a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile dual-core processor, integrated GeForce... Read more...
AT&T introduced a new 4G smartphone known as the Impulse 4G that is designed to be a "feature-rich" Android smartphone with a budget-friendly price of $29.99. Key features of the Impulse 4G include a 3.8-inch touchscreen, 800MHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording. As its name suggests, the Impulse 4G will run on... Read more...
The 4G party is raging, and everybody wants to come, invited or not. Satellite TV provider Dish Network is the latest player to crash the party by asking for an FCC permit to build its own LTE network. The company is sitting on some spectrum licensing after its acquisition of bankrupt satellite phone service provider TerreStar Networks earlier... Read more...
AT&T recently revealed its upcoming BlackBerry lineup. In August, the carrier will get the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810. Later this year, the carrier will also add the 4G BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9860. All of these new models will be capable of operating on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul network. The... Read more...
T-Mobile is doubling the speed of its 4G network in 56 additional markets. With this announcement, T-Mobile's 4G network will be available to more than 170 million people in 152 markets. In addition to a faster network in select locations on compatible devices, T-Mobile is also increasing its network capacity and reliability. Not long ago,... Read more...
iSuppli has published their findings from a recent teardown of HTC's Thunderbolt and come to some interesting conclusions therein. The Thunderbolt, which is currently Verizon's top-end Android phone, has an estimated bill of materials (BOM) of $262. That's the cost of the phone's components, not the total cost of manufacture, and much less... Read more...
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