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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 uplink. At $60 per month for 10GB of data, the service isn't cheap, but it does offer an alternative for people who have limited broadband choices. Additional plan options are also available. The HomeFusion Broadband is now available in 230 markets which cover more than two-thirds of the population in the United States. HomeFusion broadband FROM VERIZON NOW AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE On... 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 more about the wireless carrier's plans to launch a shared data plan. Although the exact details concerning the shared data plans are still unknown, Verizon CFO Francis Shammo said Verizon Wireless is planning to launch shared data plans by the middle of the summer, which gives us a slightly more specific time frame than the end of the year. According to Shammo, "…There's going... 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 used on Super AMOLED displays. The phone's display features a screen density of 329 pixels per inch to provide a sharp, crisp picture that shows fine details. The LG Spectrum features a Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor and connects to Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network. The phone also supports 4G mobile hotspot capabilities for up to... 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 used on Super AMOLED displays.  The phone's display features a screen density of 329 pixels per inch to provide a sharp, crisp picture that shows fine details. The LG Spectrum features a Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor and connects to Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network. The phone also supports 4G mobile hotspot capabilities... 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 offer its 4G LTE network in more than 400 markets, making the service available to more than 260 million people in the United States. Verizon Wireless says its 4G LTE network gives users average data rates of 5 to 12 Mbps on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.  VERIZON WIRELESS 4G LTE NETWORK WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MORE THAN 2/3 OF U.S. POPULATION STARTING APRIL 19 BASKING... 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 prices are after a $100 mail-in rebate.) Although the phone only runs Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, modest 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and just 1.4GB of internal memory, it does boast a 4.3-inch display, 8MP rear-facing camera with flash, 1.3MP front-facing webcam, and an HDMI port. There are also dozens of pre-loaded apps, which is a nice touch, although a few of them look an awful lot... 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 the phone will begin May 7. The HTC EVO 4G LTE runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features HTC's Sense 4. This phone will have a 4.7-inch HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2000mAh embedded battery. Thanks to HTC ImageSense technology and other camera-friendly features found... 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 LG Viper runs on Android 2.3 and features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4-inch display, and a 4GB microSD card. The phone also supports mobile hotspot capabilities. Some of the eco-friendly features of the phone include the use of recycled plastics in its casing, RoHS compliance, "green" packaging, and an energy efficient charger. LG Viper 4G LTE... 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 planned. Euteneuer also indicated Sprint's contract with Apple is similar to the contracts Apple has with AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Additionally, Sprint isn't being held to any 4G LTE coverage requirements. Sprint intends to roll out its 4G LTE network in six cities by the middle of this year. Speaking about Sprint's LTE build out, Euteneuer said, "If you make the assumption that... 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 are thinking of grabbing yourself one of these tablets, do it now--for a limited time, you get can the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for $399 (yes, after a $100 mail-in rebate). Of course, the tablet is available in all of U.S. Cellular’s markets--it’ll just run on a 3G network where 4G isn’t available--but those lucky folks in select cities in Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma,... 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, also referred to as the HTC Jet, though at the time this was only a rumor. This invitation adds some credibility to the rumor, and we'll know for sure in a couple weeks what to expect from the two companies. In the meantime, TechoBuffalo claims a "reliable Sprint source" has told them HTC will in fact unveil the Jet (One X) at the event. At this point, we still don't know if Jet is... 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 to note that this date is nearly two years to the date that Sprint launched its first 4G WiMAX handset, the HTC EVO. Although the sources didn't specifically say the HTC Jet is the same as the HTC One X, the specs match including the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with NFC capabilities. Other specs for the rumored Sprint device include... 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 tests that show interference between LightSquared’s proposed network and GPS. The agreement between Sprint and LightSquared was originally signed in June 2011. Sprint has said it would be open to future partnerships with LightSquared if the interference issues are resolved. Sprint Elects to Terminate Spectrum Hosting Agreement with LightSquared OVERLAND... 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 to launch its own 4G network to compete with the likes of Verizon and AT&T, and perhaps even Netflix on the streaming video front. There’s still a huge hurdle in the form of FCC approval, however. In a press release that we’re pretty sure was penned by a DISH Network lawyer, the company stated: DISH looks forward to working with the FCC on its forthcoming Notice of... 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 order for the rollouts--the press releases simply say they’re coming “soon”, in April, May, and “into the early summer”--the company has stated that cities getting the new mobile broadband capabilities are Bloomington, Lafayette, and Muncie, Indiana; Naples, Florida; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Akron, Canton, and Cleveland,... 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 3G/4G Plug-in Connect USB works just like an Ethernet cable. The Sprint 3G/4G Plug-in Connect USB is available for free with a contract and after a rebate. Customers can also opt to purchase the modem and use a pay-as-you-go plan. Day, week, and monthly passes are available. Sprint 3G/4G Plug-in-Connect USB Available to Sprint Customers March 11 Available beginning March 11, 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 U.S., the cheapest plan is 250MB per month from AT&T for $14.99; Verizon’s least expensive plan is $20 per month for 1GB. On the high end, $50 per month gets you 5GB with either carrier. The good news is that you don’t need a contract to get the service, and you can sign up (or upgrade or cancel service) right from the device without having to... 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 iPad” mind you; for some reason, Apple isn’t calling the “iPad 3”. Whatever name given the rose, it has some sweet features, starting with Apple’s new A5X processor under the hood, which Apple claims doubles the performance of the A5. The A5X boasts quad-core graphics and supports the iSight camera’s 5MP... 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 to know what the cap was and how the company determined who should and shouldn't be throttled. The magic number is 3GB, which conveniently happens to be the maximum amount of tiered bandwidth AT&T will sell you. "Our unlimited plan customers have told us they want more clarity around how the program works and what they can expect," AT&T said. "For... 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 the introduction of the new Samsung Galaxy Note. This smartphone offers one of the largest screens we've seen from a phone yet – 5.3 inches. In addition to being large, it is also a gorgeous display which uses Super AMOLED technology and offers a resolution of 1280x800... Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone Review... 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 the introduction of the new Samsung Galaxy Note. This smartphone offers one of the largest screens we've seen from a phone yet – 5.3 inches. In addition to being large, it is also a gorgeous display which uses Super AMOLED technology and offers a resolution of 1280x800. Click to enlarge Another feature that sets the Galaxy Note apart from other... 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 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of onboard storage. The tablet will cost about $400 with a contract. Sony Tablet™ P Available on AT&T 4G Network Unique Tablet Design Features Two 5.5 Inch Screens, Easily Fits into a Pocket or Purse Dallas, Texas, February 28, 2012 - AT&T* today announced Sony Tablet™ P, a dual screen,... Read more...
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