1,000,000 iPhone 4S Pre-Orders on Day One

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The iPhone 4S being announced just a day before creator of iPhone, Steve Jobs’ passing away was just far too intense. AT&T released their numbers that the preorder session for Apple’s iPhone 4S was the most successful iPhone launch to date. They received over 200,000 preorders during the first twelve hours the new phone model […]

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Comparing the iPhone 4S voice and data plans from AT&T, Sprint, and VZW

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The actual hardware itself is going to be the same no matter who you choose, so it really boils down to coverage and who is going to give you the best deal over the course of your contract. So, of the three major US carriers that will be selling the iPhone 4S, where should you buy it?

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AT&T 4G LTE officially launching Sunday

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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

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

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

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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.

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Sprint To Compete Against Isis: NFC In 2011, Google Bank?

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NFC capable devices are ramping up and soon you will be able to wave your mobile at a teller to complete a purchase of goods. Sprint, the third largest wireless carrier in the US, has told Bloomberg they plan to beat AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon to the NFC game by launching as early as this year.

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Apple iPhone 5, To Be Or Not To Be Unveiled at WWDC

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On the one hand, we have tradition. Every year since the first iPhone was announced so many moons ago, Apple has shown off a new version of its touchscreen mobile phone every June. Without fail. Given this and the June timing of WWDC, it only makes sense that the next iPhone (whether its an iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, or whatever name they give it) would be unveiled this June too.

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LG Optimus Dubbed “Thrill 4G” on AT&T

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The first 3D phone to hit the U.S. will be AT&T’s version of the LG Optimus 3D, dubbed the “Thrill 4G” for American markets. With dual cameras, a dual-core 1GHz processor and a 4.3” glasses-less 3D display, the phone will undoubtedly outshine the Windows Phone 7 HTC HD7S announced for release alongside.

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AT&T to Buy T-Mobile, Creating Pentaband Network?

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Late yesterday, news broke out that AT&T is going to acquire T-Mobile. This is still pending the approval of the FCC and other governing bodies, but if it does indeed go ahead, it has to be the biggest deal in American cellular phone history. After all, it will create for a virtual duopology: the new amalgamated AT&T/T-Mobile combo will compete primarily against Verizon, leaving Sprint way in the background.

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AT&T 4G A Network Of Lies

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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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