Sprint’s Vital Flagship Android Phone Could Be a Winner

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Sprint Nextel, which already offers popular flagships like the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 on its network, may bring a new self-branded flagship in the form of the Sprint Vital. The phone, which will be manufactured by Chinese firm ZTE, will bring some high-end specs that will make the Sprint Vital competitive against […]

Intel Delivers the Promise of Global 4G LTE Roaming

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Intel is hoping to rule the world’s mobile broadband airwaves with a single LTE modem that would be compatible for global roaming. Potentially, this means that any smartphone with Intel’s LTE modem could work on any LTE network around the world. The modem was demonstrated at the Computex show in Taiwan for the first time. […]

Why the Galaxy S4 Is An Important Phone for Verizon Customers: Speed

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The Galaxy S4 will be an important phone for Verizon Wireless and its customers in the U.S. as it will be the first smartphone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network to support the carrier’s faster network, which is being developed right now. The Galaxy S4 will support Verizon’s current 4G LTE bands as well as the […]

AT&T Opens Up iPhone, 4G LTE Access to Pre-Paid GoPhone Users

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Starting as early as today, AT&T Mobility is opening up its networks to provide pre-paid users under its GoPhone brand with more access and choice. The wireless company will be offering not only the iPhone access to GoPhone plans, but will also open up its 4G HSPA+ and LTE network to GoPhone users for faster […]

Sprint Shares Galaxy S3 Love With Prepaid Boost, Virgin Mobile

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At the CTIA trade show, wireless carrier Sprint had announced that it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone to its wholly-owned prepaid brands Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile. The arrival of the Galaxy S3 on these prepaid networks would make the phone the most high-end and fully featured device to launch on […]

Almost All of Verizon’s Network Is Now Covered With 4G LTE Service

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Ahead of the wireless industry’s CTIA trade show, Verizon made an impressive announcement: 95 percent of the carrier’s network is now blanketed with 4G LTE coverage. The carrier rolled out 4G LTE service to six more markets and says that its fast mobile broadband network is now available in 497 markets. Blanketing 95 percent of […]

Nokia Lumia 928 Review: Xenon Flash Is Not Worth the Purchase

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The Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless largely functions in much of the same way as AT&T’s Lumia 920, but the new flagship adds a Xenon flash that replaces the dual-LED flash of the 920. Given what we know about Xenon flash–it’s brighter, able to freeze motion so you don’t have motion blur in your […]

AT&T Denies Blocking Video Calls on Google Hangouts on Android

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When Josh Smith and I got our Galaxy S4 and HTC One smartphones on AT&T’s 4G LTE network in the U.S., we curiously noticed that we cannot receive video calls that originated from the Google Talk application. What was odd was that the video calls would work if they originated from the Google+ app on […]

Move Over 4G LTE! Samsung Launching 5G in 2020

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While 4G LTE is getting all the rage right now with speeds ranging anywhere between 2 to 50 Mbps in the U.S., Samsung is already working on a 5G mobile broadband successor that could deliver up to 1 Gbps in speed tests. What does this new 1 Gbps mean to users? First, it means that […]

Stealth Black HTC One in 32, 64 GB Arrives on AT&T Finally

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AT&T is finally offering a variant of the HTC One smartphone in Stealth Black in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities. The phone is being offered online through the carrier in addition to the previously available Glacial Silver model. The 64 GB variant of the phone costs $650 unsubsidized or $300 with a two-year contract. […]

T-Mobile 4G LTE: Where to Expect it Next

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T-Mobile looks like it will be making big strides in its attempt to catch the 4G LTE networks of its rivals as a new leak suggests that the carrier is prepping a massive expansion of its new high-speed network, set to take place in both May and June. Earlier this year, T-Mobile finally rolled out […]

iPhone Not Coming to MetroPCS Any Time Soon Despite Merger

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Now that the merger between Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS is complete, the combined carrier has answered a question surrounding the fate of the iPhone for MetroPCS customers. According to T-Mobile head John Legere, MetroPCS customers will have some waiting to do, signifying the carrier’s openness on making its Apple flagship smartphone more broadly […]

Instagram Coming to Windows Phone 8 When Lumia 928 Launches?

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Popular Facebook-owned photo sharing service Instagram may launch its app for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform alongside the launch of Nokia’s new Lumia 928. New rumors suggest that the app, which has long been rumored for the platform, would arrive alongside several other apps this spring, including Temple Run 2 and Jetpack Joyride. Rumors of […]

iPhone Coming to Boost Mobile This Fall?

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Sprint-owned Boost Mobile is speculated to be offering Apple’s iPhone come this fall, becoming the fourth prepaid carrier in the U.S. to offer the smartphone. The iPhone is already supported on Sprint’s other pre-paid network, Virgin Mobile USA, and the arrival of the iPhone on Boost may come as little surprise given that Sprint is […]

Antennagate Plagues HTC One (Video)

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HTC’s conscious decision to focus on premium design for its HTC One flagship may come with an unintended consequenc: reception problem if the phone is held a certain way. Though we haven’t been able to confirm if the problem affects all global and U.S. releases of the HTC One, we have found–and are able to […]

Sprint HTC One LTE Connectivity Issue in Select Markets?

The HTC One is having some trouble pulling in a 4G LTE signal in pre-launch Sprint LTE markets, like in San Francisco, California.

It looks like the Sprint HTC One may have some troubles connecting to 4G LTE signal in areas where Sprint has not officially announced LTE rollout. I’ve read through several forums where users are having problems across the country in pre-release Sprint 4G LTE markets. I have been able to confirm that this may also […]

Speedtests: LTE Speeds to Expect for Your Galaxy S4 and HTC One

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We had extensively reviewed Samsung’s hot Galaxy S4 and the HTC One flagship smartphones, and those devices are the ones to beat for 2013 so far. Now, we’re going to examine how the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One will perform, at least in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the leading 4G LTE networks […]

Samsung Downplays Galaxy S4 Processor Choices

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Samsung Mobile head J.K. Shin is downplaying the company’s decision to utilize rival Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor in the U.S. and U.K. variants of the flagship Galaxy S4 Android smartphone. Elsewhere in the world, the Galaxy S4 will ship with Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa processor that has been demonstrated in prior benchmark tests to […]

Galaxy S4 Launch Delayed on T-Mobile

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The launch of the Galaxy S4 (reviewed) is definitely keeping would-be customers on their toes. After some conflicting launch information from U.S. carrier AT&T Mobility about the launch date and Verizon Wireless sitting out of an April launch, it looks like T-Mobile is the latest to be plagued by hardships with Samsung making enough Galaxy S4 […]