4G Captures One-Third of Q4 2011 Smartphone Sales

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According to a new research finding by NPD, 33 percent of all smartphones sold in the U.S. during the fourth quarter of 2011 had 4G connectivity. 4G connectivity is broadly defined to include devices with either WiMax, HSPA+ or LTE connectivity, the latter of which offers the fastest real-world data performance currently. This number compares […]

Software Hack Activates T-Mobile USA 4G on AT&T’s Galaxy Note

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5.3-inch phablet is currently only available on AT&T’s U.S. network. The phone is listed with AT&T’s 4G LTE network support, along with 4G HSPA+ bands that support AT&T’s network. As AT&T and T-Mobile USA operate on different 3G/4G HSPA+ bands, phones without a pentaband 3G radio will not be cross-compatible between […]

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 Network Continues to Expand

T-Mobile has announced that it has brought its high-speed HSPA+ 42 network to eight new markets today which brings the total amount of markets where it’s available in the United States to 183. HSPA+ 42 is going to be T-Mobile’s weapon against its competitors 4G LTE networks until it too is able to roll out […]

Will the iPad 3 Continue Grandfathered Unlimited Data With 4G?

AT&T Finally Comes Clean on Data Throttling Limits

Last year, when the iPad 2 came out, AT&T allowed customers with the unlimited data plan offered for the iPad 1 (but discontinued before the iPad 2 launch) to keep using that plan with the new tablet, much as they’ve done with iPhone and other smartphone customers. Though recently those same customers are feeling salty […]

Is 2G GSM at the End of Life with AT&T?

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Following T-Mobile‘s move to re-purpose 2G GSM spectrum, it looks like rival carrier AT&T will be doing the same as bandwidth constraints will become an issue with 4G LTE deployment and consumers using more data than before thanks to more Internet-connected services, cloud storage solutions, and faster mobile broadband spurring increased content consumption on capable […]

AT&T Finally Comes Clean on Data Throttling Limits

AT&T Finally Comes Clean on Data Throttling Limits

In a statement today, AT&T confirmed that it has amended its data throttling policy, increasing the data threshold to 3GB for those using a device on its HSPA+ or 3G network and 5GB on its 4G LTE network. The decision comes just a few weeks after the carrier starting throttling the top 5% data users […]

T-Mobile to Abandon Further HSPA+ Upgrades and Invest Fully in 4G LTE

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After Sprint had announced the HTC EVO 4G and the use of 4G WiMax technology, T-Mobile USA was scrambling and heavily marketed its next-generation HSPA+ network as 4G–which some in the industry refer to as ‘faux’ G. Since then, T-Mobile had made numerous upgrades to its HSPA+ network since then, promising faster mobile broadband speeds […]

HTC One S: Hardware, Software, Release Date

HTC One S: Hardware, Software, Release Date

HTC has been one of the more active companies at this year’s Mobile World Congress. And for good reason. It’s trying to start 2012 off on a good note after admitting that it’s 2011 smartphone strategy was flawed. The company has promised better designed phones with improved battery life for 2012 and the company has […]

Nokia Announces HSPA+ Lumia 900

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In addition to having announced a 4G LTE version of the Windows Phone-powered Lumia 900 for AT&T in the U.S. last month at the Consumer Electronics Show, Nokia is kicking off Mobile World Congress with the announcement that the 4.3-inch camera-capable smartphone will be crossing the Atlantic with an HSPA+ version. The 4G LTE version that’s […]

iPhone Owner Gets $850 from AT&T Over Data Throttling

iPhone Owner Takes AT&T to Court Over Data Throttling and Wins

AT&T’s data throttling policy, aimed at curbing consumption of those grandfathered into unlimited data plans, has drawn the ire of smartphone owners on one of the nation’s largest cellular providers. However, one man decided to take his frustrations a step beyond customer service and beyond the forums where most complaints take  place. Matt Spaccarelli has […]

T-Mobile USA Announces Galaxy S Blaze 4G Pricing, Availability

This will be T-Mobile’s second announcement for the Galaxy S Blaze 4G. After having announced the device earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show without any details of availability. It seems now the carrier is ready to let the cat out of the bag with the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G and T-Mobile USA […]

AT&T’s Galaxy Note Won’t Work on T-Mobile’s 4G Network

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The Samsung Galaxy Note is set to arrive on AT&T in just a few days, but don’t believe everything the specs tell you about it. Despite the specs that list the Galaxy Note as quadband GSM / EDGE, tri-band UMTS / HSPA+ (850 / 1900 / 2100MHz), it won’t work all that well on T-Mobile. According […]

Samsung Galaxy S III Rumor Roundup: Features, Release Date, Carriers

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Last year, Samsung sold over 10 million Galaxy S II smartphones which made it the best selling device in company history. It was no fluke as the Galaxy S II is widely considered to be one of, if not the best Android-powered smartphone ever made. Needless to say, Samsung is going to try and pick […]

HTC to Release Android 4.0 Upgrade for Entire Sensation Line

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In addition to launching a white variant of the original HTC Sensation on March 1 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, it appears that HTC will be prepping its entire Sensation line for Ice Cream Sandwich, including the HTC Sensation XE and the HTC Sensation XL. The update will be delivered […]

HTC Ville Rumored to Arrive on T-Mobile USA Soon

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T-Mobile USA didn’t have many significant announcements this year at the Consumer Electronics Show unlike rivals AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint, but the nation’s fourth largest carrier may have something big coming in the form of the HTC Ville, a super slim and thin smartphone. The device has been rumored for months now and is […]

T-Mobile Expands Its 4G HSPA+ 42 Network to 12 New Markets

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Along with the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G unveiling at CES 2012 today, T-Mobile also announced that its 4G HSPA+ 42 network has expanded to 12 more markets in the United States while expanding its HSPA+ 21 network in nine others. This means that T-Mobile’s high speed HSPA+ 42 network is now available to 184 […]