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

The T-Mobile 4G LTE network might get larger in May and June.

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 […]

Nexus 4 LTE with Android 4.3 Allegedly Benchmarked

This AnTuTu benchmark allegedly shows a Nexus 4 LTE model.

The Nexus 4 is allegedly getting an upgrade at Google I/O to run on LTE and if this benchmark is legitimate to run Android 4.3. The Google Nexus 4 debuted in late 2012 to a messy launch that prevented many users from buying the smartphone until earlier this year. The smartphone runs stock Android with […]

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 […]

Samsung Officially Announces U.S. Galaxy S4 Availability for April

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It’s official. After Samsung had debuted the Galaxy S4 flagship Android phone at a New York City event last month, there was speculations about when the device would launch for the U.S. market, with what processors and what the official specs are. Now, we have most of the details as Samsung has just issued a […]

Boost Mobile Rumored to Launch LG Optimus F7

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Sprint-owned prepaid carrier Boost Mobile is rumored to be launching a higher end mid-range LG Optimus F7 Android smartphone for its network. The F7 along with the Optimus F5 comprises the South Korean manufacturer’s mid-range Optimus portfolio with the latter device arriving in the U.S. as the Lucid 2 on Verizon Wireless. Most recently, 9to5 Google had obtained some […]

Verizon CEO Boasts Role in iPhone 5 with LTE

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50% of all network traffic on Verizon’s Wireless network comes from video streaming, and LTE devices like the iPhone 5 Verizon pushed for are to thank. That’s the message given by Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam, who spoke Wednesday at the National Association of Broadcasters conference. He also noted that the carrier expects video traffic […]

AT&T Launches 4G LTE In More Markets, Announces Summer Plans

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Today AT&T announced it now has 4G LTE coverage in eight new markets across the U.S. and that it plans on bringing the faster network to 77 new markets by summer. The announcements of new markets that now have 4G LTE came in no less than seven press releases, each with quotes on how important […]

Nokia’s Lumia 928 Does the ‘Catwalk’ on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE Network?

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It looks like Verizon Wireless won’t be the only carrier to offer Nokia’s much-rumored flagship Lumia 928 Windows Phone 8 smartphone as T-Mobile is said to also offer a variant of the device. Originally known by its ‘Catwalk‘ code name, the device features similar specs to the current Lumia 920 flagship offered exclusively on AT&T’s […]

U.S. Cellular Tests a New Try Before You Buy Approach to Win Customers

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Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile USA may not be the only American carrier trying to shake up the mobile industry with its UNcarrier announcement ushering in an era of contract-free, subsidy-less phone plans with interest-free financing. U.S. Cellular is looking to test a new initiative to make its network more appealing to potential customers by allowing them […]