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LightSquared plans to lay off 45% of its staff

February 21st, 2012

LightSquared announced on Tuesday that the company plans to cut its workforce by 45% in an effort to cut costs. “This and other cost savings measures will allow LightSquared to continue to navigate the regulatory process as it works with the appropriate government agencies to find solutions to the GPS interference issue and bring its $14 billion privately …

New iPad 3 images give us a better look at Apple’s redesign

February 21st, 2012

We have previously seen images of the iPad 3’s reworked case design, however new images published on Tuesday give us a better look at the subtle differences we can expect from Apple’s next-generation tablet when it launches next month. The photographs, which were posted by MIC Gadget, reveal that the slate is between 1 and …

NVIDIA Tegra 3 smartphones to ship this quarter, says CEO

February 16th, 2012

During NVIDIA’s earnings call on Wednesday, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told investors that quad-core Tegra 3 smartphones would ship this quarter. “This quarter we are expecting to ship Tegra 3 based superphones,” Huang said. “At Mobile World Congress is when we expect to announce these devices, and we expect to announce and ship them this quarter.” The …

AT&T 4G LTE service goes live in Tampa, FL and Durham, NC

February 16th, 2012

AT&T announced on Wednesday that its lightning fast 4G LTE network has launched in two new markets. Subscribers in the Tampa-St. Petersberg, Florida area and in the vicinity of Durham, North Carolina now have access to AT&T’s LTE service, which was recently determined by Metrico Wireless to be even faster than similar services offered by Verizon Wireless. “We’ve …

FCC to block rollout of LightSquared 4G LTE network

February 15th, 2012

LTE startup LightSquared is about to be dealt the final blow in a longstanding battle that has seen its dream of becoming “America’s dumbest pipe” shattered. Controlled by hedge fund manager Philip Falcone, LightSquared had plans to deploy a nationwide 4G LTE network in the United States that would be licensed to wholesalers and utilized by …

4G LTE Micro-SIMs arrive at AT&T locations; LTE iPad on the horizon?

February 10th, 2012

AT&T has began to supply its retailers with micro-SIM cards for LTE-compatible devices, according to phoneArena.com. The carrier has also requested that existing micro-SIM stock be scrapped in favor of the new modules. The site suggests that the micro-SIMs will be used for the upcoming Nokia Lumia 900 — which BGR exclusively reported will launch on …

Sprint to expand 4G LTE to Kansas City and Baltimore this year

February 8th, 2012

Sprint announced on Wednesday that it expects to activate its upcoming 4G LTE network in Baltimore and in Kansas City. The carrier has already said that it will flip the switch on its first 4G LTE networks in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio by mid-2012. The carrier’s first LTE devices will include Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, the …

Samsung takes another page from Apple’s playbook: increase margins

February 7th, 2012

Apple has argued on multiple occasions that Samsung builds mobile products that “blatantly imitate the appearance of Apple’s products to capitalize on Apple’s success.” Courts seem to disagree for the most part, with only a pair of injunctions having been issued despite dozens of complaints Apple has filed around the world. There are some areas where …

Rogers announces two new LTE devices with 4G speeds up to 40Mbps

February 6th, 2012

Rogers on Monday announced two new LTE devices that will offer even faster speeds than earlier 4G modems on its network. The company will soon launch the Sierra Wireless AirCard 330U LTE Rocket stick as well as the Sierra Wireless AirCard 763S LTE Rocket mobile hotspot. Both devices utilize the 2600MHz spectrum and will offer LTE …

Samsung Galaxy Note now available for pre-order from AT&T

February 6th, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone is now available for pre-order from AT&T. Subscribers who place early orders for Samsung’s new supersized smartphone will take delivery by February 17th, and the device is set to become available in stores on February 19th for $299.99 with a new two-year agreement. The Galaxy Note will be available in two color options, …