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MetroPCS launched its unlimited, no annual contract 4G LTE service in the Boston, New York City and Sacramento metropolitan areas. With this launch, MetroPCS' 4G LTE services are now available in nine metropolitan areas. MetroPCS also plans to expand its 4G services into more metropolitan areas later this year and early 2011. Users can connect to MetroPCS' 4G LTE network using the Samsung Craft with a monthly rate plan starting at $55 including taxes and regulatory fees. The Samsung Craft features a 3.3-inch AMOLED display, a 2GB microSD card pre-loaded with Paramount Pictures' Star Trek - The Future Begins, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, a 3.2 megapixel camera... Read more...
Huawei's Ascend probably wouldn't have caught an eye just a few years ago. That name just doesn't really ring a bell. But these days, the smartphone landscape is broader than ever, and people are definitely paying attention to anyone who dares go up against the iPhone, DROID, Nexus One, etc. Huawei is best known internationally, but the company is slowly proving to be a real contender in America. The Ascend is a new budget smartphone, but it's a phone that would likely be a vast improvement for many still stuck on a "dumbphone." But MetroPCS has decided to pick this phone up, giving people an affordable way to get into a smartphone. Estimates are that smartphones will dominate the phone arena... Read more...
4G is spreading, and spreading faster than anyone could have imagined just a year ago. And now that T-Mobile is in the game with their "4G" HSPA+ services, it's looking like 3G is just a thing of the past. Of course, 3G will in fact be a dominant mobile technology for years to come, but the more areas blanketed with 4G, the better. MetroPCS, a growing pre-paid carrier, has just announced commercial 4G LTE service in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. While T-Mobile's 4G uses HSPA+ and Sprint/Clearwire uses WiMAX, LTE is a growing technology that isn't deployed much in America. Verizon is expected to switch to LTE for their 4G services in 2011, but it's MetroPCS beating them to the punch. This launch... Read more...
We kind of feel like the headline says it all, but in case you thought it was a typo, we'll repeat: MetroPCS just launched the first ever 4G LTE network in the United States. MetroPCS chose Las Vegas as their launching off point, somewhat following in the footsteps of Sprint-Nextel and Clearwire, which also was drawn to Las Vegas early on with their fancy WiMax service. Squeezing into the press release is Samsung, which launched the world's first 4G LTE-enabled, multi-mode, CDMA handset, the Samsung Craft (SCH-r900). In addition, Samsung Mobile supplied the LTE infrastructure for MetroPCS' commercial launch of 4G in Last Vegas. "It is extremely gratifying to introduce the Samsung Craft as the... Read more...
Recently, the FCC approved the first handset that will use LTE (long-term evolution) 4G technology. Although Sprint may have been the first to launch a WiMAX phone earlier this year with the HTC EVO 4G, MetroPCS is hoping to be the first carrier to launch the first handset in the United States with LTE 4G technology on board. Earlier this year, MetroPCS announced its first LTE 4G wireless handset in the form of the Samsung SCH-r900 in March. Now this phone has been approved by the FCC. Although FCC approval doesn't mean the phone will be available soon, MetroPCS has said that it hopes to launch the LTE handset sometime this summer. MetroPCS hasn't provided an update in recent months on the progress... Read more...
Samsung Mobile has really taken advantage of their floor time at the CTIA wireless show in Las Vegas. Following the release of the Wave S8500 and the Galaxy S, the company introduced the second 4G phone to debut at the show. The SCH-r900 won't run on the WiMAX network that Sprint and Clearwire use; instead, it will run on the LTE network that is still at least 7 or 8 months away from being initialized. The company is calling this phone one of the firsts, and that is indeed the case. What's interesting is that the phone wasn't announced for Verizon or any other major carrier; instead it will go to MetroPCS, a smaller carrier that definitely doesn't make the news often for securing phones before... Read more...
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