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LightSquared and former FCC chief engineer say GPS tests were rigged

January 18th, 2012

LightSquared and former FCC chief engineer Edmond Thomas on Wednesday said the GPS test devices that were used by the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Executive Committee (PNT EXCOM) to test its new network were rigged by “manufacturers of GPS receivers and government end users to produce bogus results.” The company said that devices …

LightSquared’s 4G LTE network will always interfere with GPS, government says

January 18th, 2012

In a memo released on Friday, the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Executive Committee said the nine federal agencies that make up the body have concluded unanimously that none of LightSquared’s proposals would overcome the network’s interference with GPS technologies. The announcement comes as a crushing blow for the startup, which is looking to …

Nokia confirms AT&T Lumia 900 launch in March

January 13th, 2012

AT&T will launch Nokia’s highly anticipated Lumia 900 smartphone in March, Nokia revealed on Thursday. While the company failed to make any concrete release details available during its press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this week, preliminary launch details were included in a developer newsletter the Finnish vendor sent out on Thursday. “The …

Motorola DROID 4 and LG Spectrum to roam overseas later this year, according to Verizon

January 12th, 2012

Two of Verizon’s newly announced 4G LTE smartphones have unannounced global roaming capabilities, however they will not be usuable at launch. The Motorola DROID 4 and LG Spectrum, which were both announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, both contain GSM and CDMA radios for data usage overseas. However, due to upcoming network enhancements, both devices will soon …

All future Verizon smartphones to feature 4G LTE

January 12th, 2012

Verizon Wireless covers 190 markets and 200 million people with the its 4G LTE network. It is the largest and most advanced 4G network in the United States, and possibly the world, no matter what other companies may claim. The carrier plans on going all in on LTE, having it become a “hard requirement” for future devices. …

Sprint confirms Samsung Galaxy Nexus will have 32GB of internal storage

January 11th, 2012

On Monday, Sprint updated the company’s website to officially include the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Details surrounding the device were slim, with the only information available indicating that the handset would feature Google Wallet and a disappointing 16GB of internal storage. However, Sprint has reached out to us and informed us that the landing page was mislabeled. The Now Network’s …

Verizon Wireless Motorola DROID 4 hands-on

January 10th, 2012

We just swung by the Motorola booth to check out the Motorola DROID 4, a handset that had been the subject of a half-dozen rumors before the show. The DROID 4 packs a solid 5-row keyboard that was really easy to type on but it’s also very thin and measures just 0.5-inches thick. The smartphone …

Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on

January 10th, 2012

Leading up to the Consumer Electronics Show this year, Nokia’s first Windows Phone for AT&T was definitely one of the smartphone announcements we were anticipating most anxiously. We were fans of the Lumia 800 when we reviewed it, but when our sources let us know that a bigger handset that maintained the Lumia 800’s design aesthetic …