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Tablet Owners Offered $5 LTE Day Pass from AT&T

Do you own a tablet rocking AT&T-friendly 4G LTE and you’re dying to get connected for just one day at a time? AT&T has just announced a new $5 “day pass” for tablet owners, allowing them to hop online via the company’s 4G LTE network.

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Samsung Galaxy S III 4G for Just $59.99 on Verizon

The Galaxy S3 deal is being offered through Amazon and it’s for the Verizon version of the Android smartphone. As a quick reminder, this phone has a 4.8-inch 720p display, Android 4.0 ICS, 8MP camera, 16GB memory, microSD slot, and it’s mobile hotspot capable. It also takes advantage of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, giving you average data rates in the 5Mbps to 12Mbps range.

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NetZero Offering 200MB of Free 4G Mobile Internet with Device

For those of you who didn’t know, there is a free ISP out there who has, since the late-90s offered completely free access to the net. Or slightly quicker access for as little as $10, the service is called “NetZero”. The problem? It is dial-up internet and only you’re grandma is going to use it. This is finally changing though, as NetZero will be offering a 4G Internet option helping it become relevant in an era where dial-up is all but extinct.

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Sleek 4G-V Signal Booster

In areas with Verizon Wireless LTE service, the Sleek 4G-V is aimed to give you a strong LTE signal, as well as conventional 3G or 2G signals. Benefits include fewer dropped connections and no-service “dead zones,” faster data transfer rates and improved battery life for wireless devices.

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New Samsung Google Phone Named Galaxy Nexus, Has 4G

The Galaxy Nexus is expected to be release very soon, it’s even now listed in the VZW’s Device Management system as “Samsung Galaxy Nexus”, confirming the “G-Nex” nickname. According to the listing, the new phone will have a 4G LTE radio to take advantage of the fastest network out there.

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Samsung unveils LTE versions of GALAXY S II and GALAXY Tab 8.9

Samsung has unveiled LTE (Long-Term Evolution) versions of its GALAXY S II smartphone and GALAXY Tab 8.9. Displayed at this week’s IFA 2011, the devices will have access to 4G download speeds of up to 100Mbps. If you can get yourself onto a 4G network, the (theoretical) upload speed is 50Mbps and double that when downloading. Samsung equates this to downloading a four-minute MP3 track in 0.3 seconds.

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Samsung Galaxy S II with LTE spotted on the web

Maybe you take exception to the name Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, because the current model arguably doesn’t have “real” 4G technology. Well, that might be changing, because a slightly different version equipped with LTE code named “celox” has made its way onto the Internet.

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4G-equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ships Thursday

Are you digging the 10-inch variation on Samsung’s Android tablet, but you wish it had some faster wireless connection options? Wish no more, because the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G is going to start arriving in stores on July 28. That’s tomorrow, in case you didn’t want to check your calendar.

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HP TouchPad 4G from AT&T rocks upgraded 1.5GHz processor

What’s that? You just picked up the HP TouchPad and you think you’re the new king of the tablet kingdom? Think again. HP has already one-upped itself, because an upgraded version of the webOS tablet has been formally announced and it `comes with two notable bumps on the spec sheet.

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Dell Streak Pro to come with Honeycomb, AT&T LTE, 10-Inches

If this holds up to be true, and we don’t really see any reason why it wouldn’t, Dell would then be better positioned to compete against all the other 10-inch (ish) tablets on the market like the Motorola Xoom, the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, and even the iPad 2. By going with 5, 7, and 10-inch variants, they’re really trying to offer a size for every taste.

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AT&T 4G A Network Of Lies

Since the International Telecommunications buckled under pressure from cell-phone companies and redefined their definition of 4G to include any technology faster than what they had in 2009, cellular providers across the U.S. have been taking advantage of pretty words and undeserved titles to class up what is in fact not 4G. And it’s not just one or two companies.

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Galaxy Tab gets a 4G upgrade for Verizon

If you’ve just received one of Samsung’s well-priced Galaxy Tabs this Christmas, you’ll be pissed to hear that they’ve made the upgrade to 4G, as well as bumping up the resolution of the rear-facing camera to 5 megapixels and the front camera to 1.3.

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4G booster to bring farmers up to speed

Wilson Electronics is bringing some of that innovation a little closer to home with their announcement of a new product line of 4G signal boosters. The 4G AWS is the first product up for release and it boosts signals on the Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) spectrum band. It’s intended for indoor installations, whether for home or office, and it will strengthen the connection range and also increase transfer speeds in places that are subject to a weaker signal.

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HTC Incredible HD with 4G bound to Verizon on January 6

I think the image provided here is pretty clear. There’s not too much ambiguity about it unless they really want to throw us into a loop. If this image is to be believe, the kind folks at HTC will be formally unveiling the HTC Incredible HD on January 6 and the smartphone will play happy with the newfangled Verizon LTE 4G network.

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Sprint 4G WiMAX goes live in five more major markets

Are you rocking one of those cool Samsung Epic 4G smartphones with hardly any 4G coverage in sight? If you happen to be among the five new markets announced today, that has now changed. Sprint has rolled out its WiMAX network to Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Cleveland, and Columbus. Go ahead. Enjoy the faster speeds.

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First LTE smartphone from HTC scheduled for 2011 release

We have a couple of juicy tidbits for all the HTC smartphone enthusiasts in the audience. First, HTC has indeed confirmed that it has an LTE smartphone in the works, but it seems that this device will be slightly delayed in its launch. For now, the timetable is calling for a launch “some time in 2011.”

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Sprint goes ablazing with Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)

Digging the idea of going 4G on your mobile phone, but you’d prefer something a little different from the Taiwan-sourced HTC EVO 4G? The wait is almost over. You will soon get a Korean alternative from Sprint when it launches the much anticipated Samsung Epic 4G.

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Kingston shows 64GB SDXC memory card at Computex

Remember when the SDXC memory card format was formally revealed by the SD Association a couple years ago? Well, the actual products are slowly filtering into the marketplace, including a 64GB offering from Kingston Technology. Whereas other competitors like Panasonic have released their 32GB and 64GB SDXC cards, Kingston is staying in the game with their 64GB SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 card. Just like SDHC before it, SDXC is not backwards compatible.

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Sprint 4G goes into Overdrive

So, you’re on a Spring Break trip, perhaps with the iPad you managed to snag or your tried, true, trusty netbook, but you can’t seem to find a Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere. You’re desperately looking for a place to connect but there’s nothing there. Sprint and Sierra Wireless have you covered, literally.

One of the newest devices to hit the shelves is the Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless. Made available through Sprint, this credit card-sized device takes 3G and 4G connections and converts them into a usable Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five Wi-Fi supported gadgets.

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Verizon iPhone 4G speculation mounts, expected this June

Its that time of year again when the new iPhone is just around the corner. Just before the summer of every year, the Messiah Jobs comes down from his mountain to bestow upon the land his latest gift to mankind. The groundswell of anticipation from the people below reaches deafening heights as June approaches.

With all the anxious anticipation comes the plethora of educated predictions and “reliable sources” that foretell of the miracles that the latest and greatest will contain. The list seems ever-long, yet consistent. Rumors of a forward facing camera, HD video, higher resolution display, and multi-tasking are always at the top, accompanied with some believable-yet-bogus photoshopped image.

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Universal mail inbox set for iPhone 4G?

Managing your email’s on your iPhone will are going to get easier with the promise of a universal email inbox on the next Apple iPhone. Current iPhones separate emails into separate boxes based on different email addresses, soon they will be neatly converged into one neat box, according to an email received from blogger Julio Manuel. Julio fired off an email to Steve Jobs complimenting their customer service and asking if there would be a universal email inbox on future iPhones, Jobs simply replied “Yep” from his iPad (big surprise in the device he used to respond).

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4G data chip wont be ready for iPhone 4G

There has been a lot of talk over the last year or so about the iPhone 4G (fourth generation) and its impending arrival. While the iPhone 4G stands for an increase in operating system and technological features of the device itself, it may also stand for the fourth generation of communications technology on the iPhone. Beceem, a company known for making components that make wireless communications possible, has managed to create a new chip that is indeed a 4G chip.

According to MacVideo, the new chip called the BCS5000 is said to have speeds and reliability up to the standards of the 4G.

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Rogers Will, Won’t Have LTE Ready for 2010 Olympics

When EDGE first hit the scene, people were wowed by what it had to offer. When HSPA finally arrived, we were amazed by how fast the web could be accessed. The 4G LTE technology is the next natural progression and we may (or may not) be getting it sooner than expected. Yesterday, there was a […]

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Feature: Cheaper Alternatives to Prized Holiday Gift Ideas

If you are like most other people, you may be finding that you need to stretch this year’s holiday gift-buying budget a little further than you had previously anticipated. Sure, you’d love nothing more than to buy the absolute best presents for your friends, family, and loved ones, but you just don’t have that kind […]

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Get Ready for Verizon Wireless LTE Network Next Year

This might be a little bit of wishful thinking, but it would absolutely be awesome if they managed to pull it off. According to a high-ranking official at Verizon Wireless, the cellular service provider will start rolling out its 4G LTE network as early as next year. More specifically, Verizon Communications Executive Vice President and […]

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LTE-Equipped BlackBerry Coming from RIM?

Some people are saying that if AT&T didn’t push Research in Motion to create an HSDPA-equipped BlackBerry that the Bold may not have ever come into existence. Well, it seems that while RIM wasn’t quite as motivated to do HSDPA on its own, it very much wants to create a BlackBerry that takes advantage of […]