Samsung Galaxy Note II Review: The Perfect Pocket Notebook Replacement


With the release of the original Galaxy Note, Samsung became the leader in the phablet market with the 5.3-inch smartphone that controversially straddles the smartphone and the tablet market with its large but portable display.┬áNow, with the Note II, Samsung is continuing to refine its presence in this market that it helped popularize. And while […]

iPad Mini Comes With 4G LTE, Differentiates From Nexus 7

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At its media event, Apple debuted the iPad Mini and compared its 7.9-inch iPad tablet against Google’s popular Android-powered Nexus 7, highlighting 4G LTE as one of the many differentiators. This will allow users to have constant, ubiquitous access to information, the web, app stores, and more from every where there is cellular reception. Apple […]

Leaked HTC DLX Phablet Appears for Verizon Wireless


It’s been long rumored that Verizon Wireless may be the beneficiary to a high-end 5-inch Android phablet made by HTC, and now that HTC had announced the J Butterfly, it seems that Verizon may be bringing a variant of the high-end smartphone to its 4G LTE network in the form of the DLX. Leaked photos […]

5 Thoughts on the LG Nexus 4, Google’s New Nexus Phone


On October 29th, Google will likely be showing off its new Nexus phone, a device that is widely believed to be the LG Nexus 4. The LG Nexus 4 has leaked out numerous times in recent days, culminating with a leak today that all but confirmed all of its major features. As a Galaxy Nexus […]

T-Mobile Mandates New Smartphones with 2 GB Minimum Data Plan


T-Mobile USA has made some changes to its data plan requirements for smartphone activations requiring that new smartphones activated on or after October 10 be paired with a 2 GB data plan or higher. In the past, T-Mobile USA had offered a 200 MB data plan, but given the ease of consuming vast amounts of […]

Is Verizon’s Windows Phone 8 Launch Delayed?


It’s been speculated that Verizon’s launch of smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system has been delayed due to some system glitches with the carrier. The worst case scenario would be that Windows Phone 8 could be cancelled on the network, though that may be unlikely as Verizon had previously publicly committed to bringing […]

T-Mobile USA Getting the iPhone Once LTE Network Goes Live in 2013?

T-Mobile USA, the nation’s fourth largest wirelesss carrier, may begin offering Apple’s iPhone for the first time in 2013 according to a Morgan Stanley analyst. The launch date cited would make sense given that T-Mobile USA will begin rolling out its 4G LTE network in early 2013, which would make the data download experience at […]

Americans Paying More for 4G LTE Connectivity Than Europeans


According to a report commissioned by the GSM Association (GSMA), the consortium of GSM carriers that’s also responsible for shows like Mobile World Congress, Americans are paying much more for 4G LTE service than Europeans do. Citing reasons as lack of competition and how service is packaged in the States as reasons, the GSMA finds […]

iPad Mini Price, Storage Options & 3G Models Leaked


Wondering how much the iPad Mini will cost and if it will have built in mobile wireless broadband when the small slate launches? Ahead of Apple’s much anticipated and speculated announcement of the smaller-sized iPad, leaked prices for the slate have appeared on European consumer electronics retail giant Media Markt, which is a German electronics […]

Verizon’s Nokia Lumia 822 Gets Spotted in Leaked Photos


It looks like the leaked Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphone for Verizon’s network that was known as ‘Atlas‘ may arrive as the Lumia 822 when it hits Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Leaked photos of the Verizon-bound Lumia 822 were seen recently in the wild that matches the earlier leaked press photos for the Nokia Atlas […]

T-Mobile: Our LTE Will Be Better Than Yours


T-Mobile USA, the only national carrier out of the big four to not have a 4G LTE network, is boasting that once it deploys LTE on its network, the experience for customers will be far better than the LTE networks supported by rivals AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, and Verizon Wireless. Both AT&T and Verizon Wireless […]

Sprint Adds 4 New 4G LTE Devices at CTIA to Growing Network


While Sprint still needs to grow its 4G LTE network coverage map across the country, the nation’s third largest carrier has expanded its portfolio of smartphones, tablets, and modems that will be capable of fast LTE speeds. Some of these devices, like the LG Optimus G, have been announced previously, but the devices that made […]

Early Padfone 2 Certification Shows LTE, But No U.S. Support


Asus is scheduled to hold its Padfone 2 media event to announce the device on October 16, but ahead of the announcement we now know a little bit more about the transforming smartphone. The second-generation device has been rumored to have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. […]

AT&T Announces Pair 4G LTE Windows Tablets for Holidays


In time for the holiday shopping season, AT&T has announced a pair of 4G LTE-enabled Windows tablets, one running Windows RT for ARM processors and the second sporting an Intel Clover Trail Atom CPU running Windows 8. Both tablets will debut with support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network and users can either sign up for […]

Intel: Quad-Core Atom CPUs a Possibility; LTE Support Coming in 2013


Intel, which is trying to break into the smartphone space with its Atom-based mobile processors for Android devices, is working on improved chipsets for future phones to rival ARM Holding’s architecture, which has been dominantly used in many devices today, including Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy series, and HTC’s One series devices. So far, the most […]

Clearwire to Begin Building 4G TDD-LTE Network Later This Year


Sprint partner and U.S. wholesale carrier Clearwire has announced that it will begin building its 4G TDD-LTE network later quarter with a massive expansion later this year in the fourth quarter. At the Goldman Sachs Communicopia conference, Clearwire says that it has been communicating its plans with partners such as Sprint about its LTE rollout. […]

iPhone 5 Has a Harder Time Retaining 4G LTE Signal Than Android Rivals


On a few AT&T iPhone 5 devices that I’ve seen throughout Northern and Southern California from friends who have ordered and received their latest Apple smartphone, it appears that the new device has a hard time hanging onto 4G LTE coverage on AT&T’s network. While Apple had touted a new chip that combined 2G/3G/4G LTE […]

Leaked HTC One X 5 Phablet Image Is the Real Deal


The leaked HTC One X 5 image, which was later deemed to be a concept, is now said to be the real thing. It’s been speculated for quite some time that HTC is working on a phablet form factor device to compete against Samsung’s Galaxy Note series and LG’s Optimus Vu, which was launched on […]

MetroPCS to Deploy Network-Wide VoLTE in Next Half Year


MatroPCS became one of the first carriers to deliver voice over 4G LTE data networks when it began testing the VoLTE technology in the Dallas market. The carriers says that it will take an additional 4 to 6 months to roll out VoLTE service in all 14 of its LTE markets. VoLTE delivers voice calls […]

iPhone 5: AT&T vs. Verizon vs. Sprint 4G LTE Coverage Maps

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The iPhone 5 features new faster 4G LTE connectivity, but unless Sprint, Verizon and AT&T offer 4G LTE coverage in your city, there are no speed gains to be found. For users that want the fastest speeds on the iPhone 5, it’s important to find the carrier that offers the best 4G LTE coverage before […]