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Analysis: Who gets the newest Android versions first?

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Donut. Eclair. Froyo. Gingerbread. Google Android is filled with all sorts of delectable treats, but not all phones are treated alike. Even when Google officially announces and releases a new version of its mobile operating system, you don't get to enjoy that new Android OS right away; you have to wait for the carrier and manufacturer to push it to you (unless you like unofficial ROMs). So, who reigns supreme in this regard?

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Apple iOS 4.3 to push personal hotspot onto all iPhones

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Aside from the obvious swap to a CDMA cellular radio, one of the other major differences between the Verizon iPhone and AT&T iPhone is the inclusion of the personal hotspot functionality. Sure, you could do the jailbreak thing to do some wireless tethering on the GSM iPhone 4, but it's so much easier when it's already in there.

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No death grip problem for Verizon iPhone 4

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Well, that's one way to solve antennagate: go to another carrier. As you might recall, the iPhone 4 was plagued with all sorts of "death grip" concerns when it first launched with AT&T. People said they were losing bars and dropping calls when they held the smartphone a certain way. Not so, apparently, with Verizon's version.

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It’s here: The Verizon iPhone 4

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Today marks a day in Apple's history. The Big Red carrier, Verizon Wireless, has after talks dating back to 2008, landed the worlds most popular smartphone on their network, the iPhone 4. A version that is described as being identical to AT&T's, besides the CDMA sans-4G connection, will go up for sale on February 10th starting at $200.

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Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 expected tomorrow

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It's been a long time waiting. Rumored, denounced, confirmed, again and again, the Verizon iPhone is likely to be here tomorrow. Of course the timing is unconscionable, giving CES one day to wrap things up then stealing the limelight like a bandit in the night.

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Rumored HTC Thunderbolt specs are too good to be true

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So, now that we've gotten a really good look at the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt smartphone with its Verizon-happy 4G LTE connectivity, we want to take a closer look at the spec sheet to see if it really is all it's cracked up to be. Some hearsay has revealed some new specs for the phone and, more likely than not, they're probably too good to be true.

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HTC Thunderbolt with Verizon 4G LTE photos surface

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

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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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Android smartphones hogging up all the bandwidth

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Are you finding that your mobile device doesn't quite connect to the interwebz quite as quickly as it once did? Are you finding that you might lose a connection from time to time, even though you're clearly in the service area? As it turns out, Google Android phones might be to blame. So to speak.

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