Qualcomm WCN3680 Combo Chip Offers “5G” Connectivity

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Unless you have quite the interest in the wireless industry, it’s easy to get all those acronyms confused. CDMA, GSM, HSDPA, HSPA+, LTE… I guess that’s why they’ve pushed toward simplifying things with “3G” and “4G,” even though the definitions are muddled at best. Well, Qualcomm Atheros is ready to push forward into the next generation, officially announcing the WCN3680 combo module. This supports the “5G” 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.

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LG Spectrum Android LTE Phone Now Available From Verizon

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There are already many LTE devices on Verizon’s network, and now they have added one more. The LG Spectrum is now available on sale from the carrier. The smartphone, which is aimed at the mid-range market, is coming with high-end specs including a beautiful HD screen.

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Lenovo’s K91 Smart TV Runs Android 4.0

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K91 is branded as the world’s first smart TV to run Android 4.0. The “smart” part of the equation is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor running Lenovo’s skinned Android 4.0. This apparently offers a seamless combination of VOD, Internet applications and traditional TV programs. Its TV 2.0.

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The Rumored ASUS Transformer Prime Mini/Memo 7-Inch Android Tablet

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According to NotebookItalia, who got this leaked rendering, ASUS will officially announce a 7-inch version of its successful Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The rendering makes it look like it’s running Android Honeycomb, and at launch time it’s quite possible, as no recent ASUS Android devices were launched with Ice Cream Sandwich just yet.

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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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Hands-on with Lenovo LePad and U1 Hybrid dock

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It has been almost one whole year since we last heard of the Lenovo U1 and it’s only now that a real “hands-on” is being provided? Yes, I was able to fondle the alpha-level device at CES 2010, but it wasn’t exactly market ready.

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Marvell’s 1.5GHz tri-core processor for tablets and smartphones

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Marvell appears to have made the first tri-core mobile processor. These tri-core system-on-a-chip solutions will be clocked at an astounding 1.5GHz. We’re hearing about dual-core chips from Qualcomm that do that now, but not tri-core. Marvell says these chips are designed for “ultra-low power, long battery life smartphones and tablets.” Really? Adding in another core […]

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Expect 1.2GHz Snapdragons early 2011, 1.5GHz towards the end

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I’ve got some good news and some bad news for the speed junkies among us. The faster Snapdragon mobile processors from Qualcomm are indeed on the way and they could make for some super quick and delicious smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices. The bad news is, we still need to wait a bit.

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Verizon picks up HTC Incredible, rebrands it as Droid Incredible

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Your search for a super powerful smartphone on a reliable network just may be coming to an end. This announcement comes completely out of left field, but it seems that the sultry HTC Incredible will be making its way to Verizon by the end of the month. To match up with its stablemates, the phone is changing names to the Droid Incredible by HTC.

This way, the “Droid” naming scheme can remain intact over at Verizon Wireless for all of its Google Android smartphones. You already have the Motorola Droid and the Droid Eris, so why not throw in the Droid Incredible too.

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HTC HD2 confirmed for T-Mobile – perhaps a little too late?

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Taiwan-based HTC Corporation brought the HD2 to the shores of North America just a few months after it was available in Europe and Hong Kong. An announcement of its unveiling was reported to us for March 16th, that date has come, and the successor to the HTC Touch HD is officially coming to T-Mobile March 24.

With the HTC HD2 being a pioneer of sorts. It was the first Windows Mobile phone with a touch interface and the second smart phone with the 1GHZ Snap Dragon processor, which makes it incredibly fast

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