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Sprint 4G LTE Coverage Expands in SF, New York, DC and Florida

The other carriers may already be rocking some 4G LTE high-speed action, but Sprint is slowly but surely catching up at this high-speed game too. San Francisco got its first taste of Sprint LTE about a month ago, but now coverage has expanded in “some pockets” of the city that were missing out the first time around.

Apple
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iPhone 5 4G LTE Version Coming to UK’s new EE 4G LTE Service

T-Mobile and Orange recently announced they were coming together with EE to bring 4G LTE to the United Kingdom. At the time of the announcement they planed to roll out several great devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, and others. That wasn’t it though, one device was purposely left off: the iPhone 5.

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Waiting for Fido to Launch its 4G LTE service? It’s Now Live

While Rogers has had LTE available in Canada for a while now, it has been slow to share the LTE love with its faithful companion, Fido. Earlier this year, we looked at hints of Fido getting 4G LTE, and last month Fido even officially stated that 4G LTE was coming soon. Roger’s budget sub-brand is now finally catching up to speed with 4G LTE, with service in Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Saint John’s, Toronto and Vancouver all going live today.

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RIM Finally Pushing Out A $550 4G LTE Playbook

Let’s face it, RIM isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite brand anymore and the first time around the company found little success with its Playbook tablet. Now, more than a year later than originally announced, RIM has brought us the 4G LTE-enabled Blackberry Playbook Tablet.

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HTC EVO 4G LTE: The One X for Sprint

Not to be confused with that old HTC EVO 4G, the new HTC EVO 4G LTE has been officially announced and unveiled by Dan Hesse and the team at Sprint. Those last three letters make all the difference

Android
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Review: LG Spectrum with Verizon 4G LTE

LG’s newest flagship device has arrived on Verizon, but haven’t we seen this device before? Essentially, the LG Spectrum is in fact very similar to the 4G LTE supporting LG Nitro HD on AT&T and the LG Optimus LTE north of the border with Bell. Beneath it’s 4.5-inch IPS display beats the heart of a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1,830mAh battery and 4GB of internal storage, supplemented by 16GB of microSD memory.

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Telus Joins the Canadian 4G LTE Party

The exact definition of what consistutes 4G is still all kinds of murky, but what is clear is that Telus will be catching up to its Canadian “Big 3” counterparts today with the launch of its 4G LTE network. Bell and Rogers already launched their respective LTE networks, so it’s only a natural play for Telus to do the same.

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Say Hello To The Motorola Droid 4 And Jetpack 4G LTE Verizon Mobile Hotspot

AT&T looks to be in a good position to attract quite a number of customers with their newly announced Android and Windows devices with LTE capabilities. But it’s not going to be easy for the carrier as Verizon has had a head start in deploying LTE in the US and has now announced new 4G LTE-powered smartphones, the Motorola Droid 4 and the Droid RAZR MAXX, at CES.

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Verizon Doubles Data Cap On Its 4G LTE Plans

More is almost always better than less. Verizon’s new deal for 4G LTE smartphone owners certainly offers more, and at no extra cost. For a limited time Verizon is doubling your data cap on an existing or new 4G LTE plan. This deal will apply to current and new customers that are willing to sign up for a two year commitment. The promotion will go into effect on November 8th, just days before the release of the highly anticipated 4G LTE-compatible Motorola Droid RAZR.

Android
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AT&T 4G LTE officially launching Sunday

This Sunday, September 18th, AT&T will officially offer LTE service to the first five launch markets (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio). In what we could call a “beta” launch for several weeks now, AT&T has still yet to launch a compatible LTE smartphone. The HTC tablet, USB data sticks, and the Elevate 4G mobile hotspot will work on the new high-speed network.

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Speedtest on AT&T 4G LTE network yields 22Mbps downloads

So, how is the “real” 4G network from AT&T going to stack up? According to a quick Speedtest on the new LTE network, it’s pretty darn fast… probably faster than many of your home connections. The video embedded here shows an HTC Jetstream tablet connected to the newfangled AT&T 4G LTE network. It then runs the usual test at Speedtest.net, yielding an impressive 22Mbps download speed.

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Fujitsu’s ruggedized Honeycomb Android tablet blazing wtih 4G LTE for Japan

The key factor that differentiates the Fujitsu Arrows Tab from all other tablets is that its rugged and runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb, of course, is its not the only ruggedized Android on the street. Competition is good. We heard rumors about the Arrows Tab being waterproof, but it looks like it’s all set up to be military-level spec to battle the bumps and bruises that it’ll surely experience along the way. It’s high-spec with 4G LTE to work with Docomo’s Xi network. Yeah, as with so many other Fujitsu products, this will likely gear up to be a Japan thing.

Apple
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Apple iPhone 5 being tested with 4G LTE radios

Maybe this is one of the (potentially many) reasons the iPhone 5 has been delayed several times. It’s not about white paint. Instead, we’re hearing that a version of the upcoming iPhone 5 is being tested with some 4G LTE capabilities. That’d make it pretty different from the current iPhone 4, wouldn’t you say?

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Wind Mobile cranks it up with 4G LTE live trial

They’ve just announced a successful live trial of the upcoming 4G network. Interestingly, the reason why they’re interested in building out an LTE network is not for the faster web experience; it’s to provide the exclusive North American introduction of “HD Voice.”

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HTC Thunderbolt with Verizon 4G LTE photos surface

A rose by any other name… though HTC probably doesn’t want you referring to this device as a rose. Over the course of its development life this smartphone has been called the HTC Incredible HD and the HTC Mecha. Well, it looks like Verizon and HTC have finally settled on an official name and it’s the HTC Thunderbolt. Thor would be proud.

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Verizon to launch 4G LTE Network this year

We have seen the Sprint 4G ads for a while now, this week we started seeing T-Mobile in the mix, announcing their 4G network. Now Verizon says it will be launching its 4G LTE Network by the end of this year. Following suit with its 4G predecessors though, it will not be available to everyone in the country.

Apple
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Verizon creating largest 4G LTE network, iPhone on the horizon?

With the “there’s a map for that” ad campaign, Verizon is proudly proclaiming that its 3G network offers much more coverage than AT&T’s 3G network. The trouble with this comparison is that AT&T’s network is typically faster than the Verizon equivalent. That might change very soon.

It won’t happen with the battle between Verizon’s EVDO and AT&T’s HSDPA, however. Instead, the battle is being taken to the fourth generation. Verizon aims to have both the largest and the fastest network in the nation when it launches its LTE network. That’s 4G, folks.

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4G LTE Coming to Telus in 2010, Bell in 2011

It’s going to be a tight squeeze, but Telus may be able to have its GSM-based network in time for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. They’re going to be cutting it awfully close, but don’t expect Telus to do regular 2G GSM or 3G HSDPA. They’re skipping those technologies and heading straight into […]

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Verizon ZTE Jetpack 4G/LTE Mobile Hotspot

Developed by ZTE, the Jetpack is a 4G /LTE Mobile Hotspot allowing 4G/ LTE – customers to get download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G/LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas. The global ready device will work in 205 different countries, and 125 more with 3G too.

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AT&T finally taps into LTE with Momentum 4G and Elevate 4G

Finally, AT&T will have some LTE devices to go along with its recently deployed LTE network. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, they’re not smartphones. Instead, we are treated to the Momentum 4G and Elevate 4G.
The former is a laptop card that’ll give your notebook the blazing 4G speeds you need while on the go, while the latter is a mobile hotspot.

Apple
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Q&A: Why there’s no LTE 4G with the CDMA Verizon iPhone 4

Now that the big red apple-flavored cat is out of the bag, we’ve got a lot of questions for both the teams at Verizon Wireless and at Apple about the new CDMA iPhone 4. Steve Jobs wasn’t around for a Q&A session, but the Verizon guys were. So, where’s the LTE?

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Routers in Homes and Coffee Shops May Soon Offer 4G Data Connection to Nearby Phones

Today, Wi-Fi has become omnipresent almost everywhere, thanks to the ease with which anyone can set their own network. According to the leading mobile chip company Qualcomm, if everything falls into place, you may be able to set-up your own network so as to serve nearby smartphones with high-speed LTE protocol that’s currently only exclusive […]