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Starting today, Verizon Wireless will begin offering HomeFusion Broadband service throughout the country. This service provides high-speed in-home Internet access via the company's 4G LTE network. Verizon Wireless says customers should expect average data rates of 5 to 12 Mbps on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the... Read more...
We've heard mention of shared data plans in the past from Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, who has said shared data plans will become available by the end of the year, but details concerning the actual plan or release date were relatively sparse. During Verizon's first-quarter earnings call yesterday, we learned a little... Read more...
LG and Verizon Wireless have brought the same display technology used in LG's premium HD televisions to a new smartphone dubbed the Spectrum. Featuring a 4.5-inch True HD IPS display and a resolution of 1280x720, the LG Spectrum uses Real Stripe subpixel arrangement which LG says is denser and 1.4 times sharper than the PenTile subpixel arrangement... Read more...
LG and Verizon Wireless have brought the same display technology used in LG's premium HD televisions to a new smartphone dubbed the Spectrum. Featuring a 4.5-inch True HD IPS display and a resolution of 1280x720, the LG Spectrum uses Real Stripe subpixel arrangement which LG says is denser and 1.4 times sharper than the PenTile subpixel... Read more...
After Verizon Wireless expands its 4G LTE network to 27 new markets and adds additional coverage in 44 markets on Thursday, April 19, the wireless carrier will cover more than two-thirds of the U.S. population with its fast LTE network, and the company isn't done yet. By the end of this year, Verizon Wireless plans to... 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...
We heard HTC and Sprint were planning a follow-up to the EVO line, and now we have more details about what the phone will offer. Sprint and HTC officially unveiled the EVO 4G LTE which is expected to be the first HD voice-capable smartphone available in the US. The phone will be available in the second quarter for about $200. Preorders for... Read more...
Sprint announced a pre-order availability date for the new LG Viper 4G LTE. This smartphone will be the first 4G LTE device with eco-friendly features from Sprint. Starting Thursday, April 12, customers can preorder the phone from sprint.com/viper. The phone will sell for $99.99 with a new two-year agreement and after a mail-in rebate. The... Read more...
Assuming Apple makes a 4G LTE-equipped iPhone at some point in the future, Sprint is open to selling such a device. At an investor conference, Sprint's Chief Financial Officer Joe Euteneuer indicated Sprint is free to offer an iPhone with LTE technology though he declined to say if Apple actually had such a phone... 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 and HTC are sending out invites to an April 4 event where attendees will experience the "latest collaboration" between the companies. Both Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and HTC President Jason Mackenzie will be there, so you can assume it's going to be a big deal. Previously, we heard Sprint was getting the HTC One X... Read more...
According to reports from S4GRU, HTC's new flagship phone, the One X, could become one of Sprint's first LTE handsets. Referring to the One X as the HTC Jet, unnamed "internal Sprint" sources have stated the wireless carrier will be getting this LTE-equipped phone on June 10. Of course, this date is still a few months away, but it's interesting... Read more...
Due to unresolved interference issues, Sprint has terminated its 15-year 4G network agreement with LightSquared. We heard rumors this might be coming, and now, Sprint has made it official. The announcement comes after LightSquared was unable to find a resolution to interference issues found by the Federal Communications Commission which cited... Read more...
DISH Network announced that it closed on two acquisitions today: satellite providers DBSD North America, Inc. and TerreStar Networks, Inc. The company has been working on this since at least last summer, and now the details have apparently been nailed down. DISH has shelled out $3 billion to get the spectrum it wants... Read more...
AT&T is playing a game of catch-up on the 4G LTE front, trying to keep up with its biggest rival, Verizon (and not yet succeeding in doing so). AT&T will close the gap a bit, at least for now, with a dozen new 4G LTE deployments in cities around the country. Although there’s no hard date or even a given... 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...
It’s an Apple announcement day, which means a national holiday for Apple fanboys and a good day to stay off the Internet for haters. As expected, Apple unveiled the new iPad at its press conference today, as well as some other product updates we’ll tell you about in a bit. And yes, that’s the “new iPad” or “third-generation... Read more...
Several months ago, AT&T notified customers that it would begin throttling network speeds for users who exceeded a certain threshold, with the definitive throttle point defined as an imprecise "the top 5% of mobile data users." The company has issued a statement clarifying this policy after irate customers with unlimited data plans demanded... Read more...
While many of today's better smartphones offer dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM, alongside plenty of onboard storage, one of the easiest differentiating points between smartphones today has become the screen--size, resolution, and screen technology are all considerations. Samsung is pushing the former limits of smartphone screen sizes with... Read more...
While many of today's better smartphones offer dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM, alongside plenty of onboard storage, one of the easiest differentiating points between smartphones today has become the screen--size, resolution, and screen technology are all considerations. Samsung is pushing the former limits of smartphone screen sizes... Read more...
Sony's Tablet P will land at AT&T on Sunday, March 4. This tablet features two 5.5-inch screens and 4G connectivity. The Tablet P's two screens can be used independently of one another or together as one large screen. Each screen offers a resolution of 1024x480. The tablet will run on Android 3.2. Other key hardware specs include a dual-core... Read more...
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