Another batch of 4G LTE areas have been announced by Verizon and this time, it's a pretty huge list. In total, 28 new markets will be enabled while 11 more will be getting expansions to further improve their already existing coverage. Have a look at the list below and see if your city is listed. If it is, then on May 17th you should be fully enabled for 4G LTE provided you have a compatible...
AT&T today announced that it's bringing its 4G LTE data to Salt Lake City later this year. That means you'll be able to take advantage of the faster speeds if you've got the Samsung Galaxy Note,Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, LG Nitro HD, HTC Vivid and the Pantech Element, or the upcoming HTC One X, which goes up for presale on May 7.
Also this week, AT&T announced that it's expanded its...
Sprint may be killing off its Wimax line in favor of LTE, but that doesn't mean the nation's first widespread 4G network is actually going to die. During this mornings Q1 earnings call, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced that Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile -- two prepaid names it manages -- both will have Wimax devices later this year.
That's particularly interesting for Android fans on the prepaid...
Just in case you're on Verizon and haven't picked up a Verizon Galaxy Nexus as of yet, Verizon is making it harder to resist. What originally started off as a $299 buy in cost has now been dropped by $100 making the grand total of picking one up only $199 with a new two-year contract. We're gonna go out on a limb and say Sprint might have had something to do with the price drop but however you...
Michael24j asks this in regards to the upcoming EVO 4G LTE, but it's just as relevant for phones like the LG Viper and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus:
With only five or so markets with LTE this summer, is it worth it?
I currently have the EVO 3D, (and the original EVO 4G) and have for almost two years gotten use to using 4G Wimax. However, I live in an area that probably will not be on a LTE...
As promised, the Sprint LG Viper 4G LTE is available for preorder today for $99. (That's on a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.) In exchange for that Benjamin you'll get a 4-inch NOVA display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 5MP camera, NFC radio and Sprint ID, plus eventual 4G LTE data on Sprint's fledgling 4G LTE network. Plus, you'll get 50GB of online...
That's right, Staten Island. No longer can Manhattan and Queens and Brooklyn and the Bronx lord over you for not having AT&T's 4G LTE data, as the switch has been flipped and you're now a member of the, uh, "Hey, we have AT&T LTE Club." In addition, St. Louis also has gone live. The new LTE locales come just a couple days after Indiana and Texas saw a few towns turned on, and it's all...
Right on cue, Verizon Wireless has today launched the Lucid, a mid-range 4G LTE smartphone from LG. The Lucid packs a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, a 4-inch IPS screen and a 5MP rear camera. On the software side, there's Android 2.3 Gingerbread with LG's Optimus UI, and the promise of a future upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in the future. It's nothing too fancy, but for $79 on a 2 year...
The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, the latest Android device to find a home on T-Mobile's "4G" network, is now available online and in stores. For $149 on contract, you'll get 4-inch Super AMOLED display with 480x800 resolution, a dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz, and both a front and rear-facing camera, all while surfing on HSPA+ speeds of up to 42 Mbps.
We didn't really love...
Having already shown its colors to the world, Verizon's LG Lucid 4G now has a more official looking spec sheet to go along with it. As we mentioned when it appeared, there isn't a whole lot to get excited about and the specs line up for the most with what we previously reported:
4-inch IPS display with Gorilla Glass (800X480)
8GB of storage
1.2GHz dual-core processor
Android 2.3 (...
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now available on US Cellular and is the carrier's first 4G LTE device. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 boasts the same specs as previous versions. It has a 10.1-inch 1280x800 display, 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2, and 32GB of memory.
The tablet can be had for $399 with a $100 mail-in rebate. As far as 4G LTE, US Cellular is offering a a few different data plans. Here...
And that, as they say, is that. Sprint this morning announced that its spectrum deal with LightSquared is officially over, and the two companies will go their separate ways. LightSquared's going away with $65 million back in its pockets -- money that Sprint had already accepted as prepayment for costs that were never realized.
Said Sprint in a news release:
“Sprint has been and continues to...
Verizon today announced eight new locations that will be receiving its 4G LTE service starting March 15. They are:
Dothan and Enterprise, Ala.
Altus and Durant, Okla.
Additionally, LTE service will be expanding in:
Ofcom proposal paves the way for first UK 4G LTE
network launch later in the year
British smartphone users have had to watch from the sidelines as North American and Asian carriers roll out ever faster 4G networks. However, UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has today issued a initial ruling which represents the first step towards two leading networks' 4G plans coming to fruition. The regulator has...
T-Mobile today announced that it's flipped the switch on its HSPA+ 4G network on eight new cities. They are:
Eau Claire, Wis.
St. Joseph, Mo.
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray in a blog post also says that the company's priority is now on prepping for an LTE rollout in 2013, and...
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Velocity 4G (that's the international version of AT&T's Vivid) has started to push out to handsets on the Telstra network in Australia, according to reports. Aussie blog Ausdroid.net reports that in addition to ICS, the update brings the LTE-connected phone up to HTC Sense 3.6. That's the same version of HTC's UX layer that arrived on European...
AT&T this morning announced that it's bringing its new LTE data services to a dozen more locations over the next few months. The cities include:
Baton Rouge, La.
Bryan/College Station, Texas
Staten Island, N.Y.
Regional carrier C Spire (formerly Cellular South) today announced a $60 million rollout of LTE services in September, to cover 20 markets in Mississippi. The locations are:
Jackson metropolitan area
Mississippi Gulf Coast
In South Mississippi: the cities of Brookhaven, Columbia, Natchez, Petal, Hattiesburg, McComb and Lucedale;
In North Mississippi: the cities of Oxford, Tupelo,...
We recently learned that Sony will be launching the Xperia Ion in LTE markets outside of the United States, and now there's a flurry of online rumors suggesting manufacturer may be preparing a second LTE handset for the second half of the year. Korean news site MT.co.kr reports via sources within Sony that an LTE smartphone "other than the Xperia Ion" could be making its way to South Korea as...
Huawei has announced that it'll launch the 4G LTE versions of its Ascend D series and Ascend P1 smartphones in Europe and Asia by the middle of the year. The two smartphones will be joined by a range of new LTE network cards and Mifis, as LTE networks continue to expand across both continents.
The Chinese manufacturer showed off its latest super high-end smartphone at Mobile World Congress this...