HTC, LG, Samsung Prepping to Launch 42 Mbps 4G HSPA+ Smartphones on T-Mobile


Android smartphone manufacturers HTC, LG, and Samsung are preparing to launch devices that are capable of supporting T-Mobile USA’s faster 42 Mbps network later this year according to the latest report. The faster 42 Mbps network will be available in 152 markets and is double the theoretical speeds that are supported by today’s smartphone devices […]

Why You Should Wait to Buy a Phone from T-Mobile


Just recently, T-Mobile brought its HSPA+ 42 Mbps network to 56 new cities. Awesome, except for the fact that T-Mobile currently has one single device out that is capable of reaching those speeds. That device? A laptop stick called the Rocket 3.0. No capable phone, no capable tablet. However, according to a Digitimes report, that […]

The 5 Best Android Smartphones [July, 2011]


The middle of summer is upon us dear GBM readers and you know what that means? We have a plethora of new Android phones out on the market, enough to make your head swivel around and your hair turn gray. Well, it’s our job to make buying a new smartphone as easy as possible and […]

AT&T Turns on 4G HSPA+ in 19 New Cities


For some reason or another, AT&T makes it extremely difficult to follow where the carrier rolls out its 4G HSPA+ network. You literally have to scroll over places on the coverage map to find out new spots and luckily, Sidecut Reports has done the grunt work for us and discovered that AT&T has brought 4G […]

AT&T Nabs Exclusivity with Sony S2 Android Tablet

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Sony has announced that its S2 dual-screen Android tablet will be arriving in the U.S. complete with 3G/4G HSPA+ support–sorry, no LTE–for AT&T’s network. Aside from that, neither Sony nor AT&T are yet commenting on specific pricing nor exact availability for the S2 tablet at this time. With an AT&T exclusivity, a mobile broadband-enabled version […]

Dazed & Confused: 1/3 of iPhone Users Think They Have 4G

4G iPhone confusion

While many fans of Apple products are some of the most well-informed, tech-savvy ‘geeks’ you’ll come across, there are other segments of the iOS user base who are coming from a very different place in terms of product knowledge. Perhaps the most telling statistic about iUser misguidance is this statistic: according to Retrevo, 34% of […]

Gameloft Announces Glasses-Free 3D Games for LG Optimus 3D


Gameloft now provides a catalog of 17 game titles for the LG Optimus 3D, which will launch in the U.S. under wireless carrier AT&T as the Thrill 4G. The glasses-free 3D smartphone, at least the international version under the Optimus 3D moniker, will come pre-loaded with 3 games and Gameloft will be providing a number […]

BlackBerry Torch 4G Pegged for August Launch on AT&T


In addition to launching the HTC Status and the LG Thrill 4G in July, AT&T may also be prepping to launch an updated BlackBerry Torch 4G from Research in Motion. Previously leaked as the BlackBerry Torch 2, the device will retain the current BlackBerry Torch’s sliding portrait-oriented screen over a full QWERTY keyboard form factor. […]

HTC Status & LG Thrill May Be Coming to AT&T in July

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It looks like the LG Thrill 4GĀ and the HTC Status may have been tipped for launches on AT&T this month. According to an image obtained by Android Central, LG’s glasses-free 3D phone and HTC’s “Facebook phone” will both be launching sometime in July. The leaked image (bottom) shows what appears to be an internal inventory […]

T-Mobile to Get HTC EVO 3D with 4G AWS Radio?


A version of the Sprint HTC EVO 3D, a 4G smartphone with dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU and a glasses-free qHD 3D display, was spotted going through the FCC as a GSM variant. The 3G CDMA/4G WiMax radio of the Sprint edition has been gutted for a GSM/HSPA+ radio that is compatible with T-Mobile’s 4G network […]

T-Mobile Brings 4G HSPA+ Network to 7 New Cities


Buried within last night’s press release for the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide was an announcement regarding seven new cities that the Magenta carrier has lit up with 4G HSPA+ service. No, it’s not an extensive list but it’s just another sign that T-Mobile’s 4G network continues to grow. Toss in the fact that T-Mobile’s network […]

Verizon Trounces Competition in ‘Fastest Mobile Networks’ Testing

Verizon Tests

PCMag has run its annual “Fastest Mobile Networks” testing and Verizon’s 4G LTE network (surprise, surprise) ran away with the overall award for fastest network in the United States. The publication’s tests stretched across 21 cities and featured more than 140,000 tests. The results have produced winners in various categories and we’ll run those down […]

LG Officially Launches Optimus 3D Smartphone in Europe with Triple-Duals


The LG Optimus 3D has not officially launched in Europe, and LG is promoting its glasses-free 3D device with the ability to capture 3D images and record 3D video on its rear dual-lens camera with ‘tri-dual technology,’ which is a dual-core, dual-channel, and dual-memory configuration. The Optimus 3D will also be launched as the LG […]

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Reportedly Delayed Until Fall

BlackBerry PlayBook

More bad news on the BlackBerry front as Research in Motion’s Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has revealed that the company will not be launching 4G BlackBerry PlayBook models until fall, much different than the summer window which had been previously announced. Lazaridis’ statement was made in passing as he was talking about how he was excited […]

HTC Flyer Coming to T-Mobile USA with 3G Radio?


After Sprint, T-Mobile USA may be the second major carrier in the States to offer the Android 2.3 HTC Flyer tablet with the latest version of HTC Sense. A model of the Flyer was seen going through the FCC with GSM and T-Mobile-compatible 3G bands. Wireless Goodness says that the filing with the regulatory agency […]

FCC Filing May Indicate HTC Sensation’s Arrival on AT&T


While T-Mobile USA had already announced the HTC Sensation 4G for its network–arriving mid-month–the high-powered super phone may also be coming to rival GSM network AT&T, according to an FCC filing. The Sensation has recently gone through the FCC with AT&T-compatible 3G/4G bands. The unibody aluminum smartphone should be a nice high-end alternative to the […]

No 4G iPhone at WWDC? — 5 Reasons to Consider a 3G Smartphone


If you were holding out for Apple to announce a new, next-generation iPhone, perhaps even an iPhone 4G LTE, at WWDC and were disappointed that there was no new hardware announcement, you shouldn’t be disappointed. 3G smartphones, or even evolutionary 3G devices that rely on HSPA+ technologies are still great options. Depending on your needs, […]

Sony’s Dual-Screen S2 Tablet Visits FCC to Prepare for 4G Life on AT&T


Sony’s dual-screen Android S2 tablet was spotted at the FCC with AT&T’s HSPA+ frequencies, which could potentially indicate that AT&T may offer the tablet in its lineup. The tablet, along with a single-screen slate, was announced a few months ago in Japan. The S2 will come with two foldable 5.5-inch display panels that can be […]