EE (Everything Everywhere) will launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE on its network in the next couple of weeks, according to reports. UK tech blog Pocket-Lint has word that the international Galaxy Note 2 with LTE will arrive on EE from Oct. 15. As EE's 4G network has yet to launch, customers will first be required to sign up with one of EE's existing 3G network brands -- Orange or T-Mobile....
Rogers has just kicked off LTE service in a bunch of new regions, as expected. With this, they've nearly reached their goal of covering 60% of the Canadian population by the end of the year. That's pretty solid progress overall, considering LTE only launched in Canada in the July of last year. The new LTE markets include:
British Columbia: Victoria, Abbotsford, Kelowna
The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy for EE (Everything Everywhere) here in the UK. Formerly Orange and T-Mobile, the company first announced its new EE branding at the launch of its 4G LTE network, and just the other day we saw the the network provider name on some mobiles switch from Orange or T-Mobile over to EE.
This weekend I passed my local Everything Everywhere store and...
AT&T and Samsung made a hefty joint announcement this morning which includes the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Express, and Galaxy Rugby Pro. They don't say anything about pricing or availability for any of these, other than that they'll be landing "in the coming months". That's not particularly helpful, but them's the breaks. At least we're pretty sure that we'll see the Galaxy...
UK mobile customers are eagerly anticipating the first LTE services from the newly announced EE (Everything Everywhere.) While current Orange T-Mobile customers will be required to transfer to an EE LTE plan to take advantage of those extra G's, it seems they're not the only ones seeing a transfer.
Existing customers on a regular Orange or T-Mobile contract are also seeing the switchover. It...
LG has finally spilled the beans on the official specs of their weird interesting 5-inch 4:3 smartphone, the Optimus Vu: II. This is the latest model of the Vu available in the domestic market -- which for LG is Korea -- and some of the specs are bumped up a bit from what we know as the original Optimus Vu and LG Intuition here in the states, such as the battery, RAM and processor:
Sprint this morning announced a handful of new 4G LTE locales. They are:
Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.
Sprint also said New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are seeing improved 3G coverage.
The current crop of "Medfield"-based Intel Atom smartphone chips has one major disadvantage compared to much of the ARM-based competition -- these SoCs don't support 4G LTE connectivity. Recent Intel-based phones like the Motorola RAZR i and Orange San Diego are 3G/HSPA-only, single-core devices, which has proved a barrier to U.S. carrier uptake. Though these chips boast Intel's Hyperthreading...
Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the quieter Android launches, like the low-key release of the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE earlier this week by Sprint. It’s a 4-inch budget-friendly device that Sprint is touting as one of their most affordable LTE-capable options, and it's in stores now. For $100 on contract, you can’t really go wrong with that the Victory has to offer; It’s got a 800 x 480...
Verizon has announced the launch of a bunch of brand new LTE markets today, in addition to some expansions planned for tomorrow. The newly-launched Verizon LTE markets include:
American Falls, Idaho
Billing and Helena, Montana
At a recent conference, Sprint announced that they have sold 1 million LTE devices and counting. As much as it might pain us Android fans, the iPhone 5 is listed there and probably helped Sprint at least a little bit in crossing that milestone. Sprint has a lengthy list of new LTE markets it plans on addressing before the end of 2013 in addition to its existing 19 metropolitan coverage zones....
AT&T has flipped the switch and has turned on its LTE network in eight more locations.
Here are the cities that will now be able to experience LTE:
Detroit (metro area)
In addition, AT&T has also expanded its LTE network in Miami-Dade County, continuing to bring it to more customers in south Florida.
Another day, another LTE launch; Sacramento, California is now bathed in AT&T LTE coverage. This follows closely on a bunch of expansions last week, and is a continuing part of AT&T's plan to cover a healthy chunk of the U.S. population by the end of the year.
We have any readers from Sacramento? Happy to get some LTE from AT&T, or are you already cozy with the competition? Which...
Following up on a significant LTE expansion last week, Verizon has announced plans to expand in a whole bunch of markets this week. The switch will be flipped on in many of them on September 20, just in time for the iPhone 5 launch, though Android users will see plenty of benefit from the expansion too. Here's the list.
Jefferson City, Missouri (now live)
Kansas City, Missouri (planned...
AT&T has announced LTE network expansion into Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware today. AT&T's has a lot of plans for LTE expansions before the end of the year, though that's only as appealing as the devices they're offering. The last LTE phone AT&T announced was the LG Escape, which targeted first-timers, though there are always faithfully established options like the HTC One X...
We had heard rumblings of a new version of the HTC One X last week, and things are a little closer to reality as the FCC has passed certification for what appears to be the One X+. The documents show full support for AT&T's LTE network, so that at least gives us a direction to look in.
Here are the rumored specs we've heard so far.
Size: 134.36 x 69.9 x 9.3mm
Rogers has announced a few new LTE markets opening up across Canada on October 1. Kingston, Edmonton, Quebec City, Oakville, Burlington, London, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Barrie are all included, which puts Rogers well on track for their goal of offering LTE to 60% of the Canadian population before the end of the year. Typical speeds are 12 - 40 Mbps.
I'm sure the timing of the...
In Central London earlier today, the newly-rebranded EE mobile network was launched, promising the UK's first 4G LTE services in the coming weeks. EE plans to bring a number of Android handsets to its new 4G network, including the Galaxy S3 LTE and HTC One XL. Mobile Nations' James Richardson and Richard Edmonds were on-hand to test out EE's 4G speeds using the Speedtest.net app and downloading...
New 4G network launching 'within weeks' - first devices include Galaxy S3 LTE, HTC One XL
We're live in London, where Everything Everywhere -- the organization formed by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile UK -- has just announced its new brand, and a new 4G LTE network to go along with it. EE's 4G network will be the UK's first, and will run on re-farmed 1800MHz spectrum from Orange and Tmo....