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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket hands-on

November 3rd, 2011

We took a hands-on look at the HTC Vivid earlier this afternoon, and now we’re focusing on the second of AT&T’s first two LTE phones: the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. We’re no strangers to the Galaxy S II — we’ve reviewed several versions of the phone here on BGR — and this version of …

HTC Rezound announced for Verizon Wireless, lands November 14th for $300

November 3rd, 2011

HTC took the wraps off of the HTC Rezound during a press event in New York City on Thursday, a new 4G LTE Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless that takes advantage of the HTC’s Beats Audio technology. The Rezound is equipped with a 4.3-inch touchscreen with a sharp 1280 x 720-pixel HD resolution, a dual-core …

HTC Vivid hands-on

November 3rd, 2011

AT&T’s first two LTE-enabled smartphones were unveiled earlier this week and they’re certainly strong handsets on paper, but we had a chance to put these smartphones through the paces earlier this afternoon to see how they perform in the real world. The first device we checked out was HTC’s Vivid, a supersized Gingerbread phone with …

LightSquared develops new antenna to settle GPS concerns

October 27th, 2011

LightSquared announced on Thursday that, in cooperating with PCTEL, it has developed a new antenna that will help “resolve concerns over high precision GPS receivers.” LightSquared’s 4G LTE network, which will be deployed in the 1600MHz frequency spectrum with Sprint, has been found to interfere with the frequencies used by GPS and personal navigation systems. …

Unannounced Motorola DROID4 pictured, detailed

October 27th, 2011

Images and details surrounding the unannounced Motorola DROID4 for Verizon Wireless have been published on the web, revealing a potential QWERTY-equipped counterpart for the just-unveiled Motorola DROID RAZR. The phone appears to carry the same shape as the new RAZR, however its slide-out keyboard makes it significantly thicker. Purported specs include a 4-inch display, 4G LTE …

Sprint, Clearwire negotiating network-sharing contract beyond 2012

October 26th, 2011

Sprint and Clearwire are negotiating a network-sharing contract that will last beyond 2012, Bloomberg recently reported, noting a 29% surge in Clearwire’s stock price earlier Wednesday. CEO Dan Hesse explained on a conference call that Sprint could take advantage of Clearwire’s network in an effort to balance traffic on its planned 4G LTE network. While …

Apple expected to launch 4G LTE-enabled iPhone next year, report claims

October 25th, 2011

Apple is expected to launch a new version of its popular iPhone handset next year that will include an embedded 4G LTE radio. In line with numerous rumors to the same effect, DigiTimes on Tuesday reported that Apple is prepping a 4G LTE-compatible iPhone that is expected by its anonymous industry sources to launch in …

ABI: Global LTE connections to approach 80 million in 2013

October 25th, 2011

LTE networks in the United States are expanding at a remarkable pace — after less than a year, the U.S. is already the global 4G LTE leader by subscription volume — and global LTE growth is expected to remain strong in the coming years. Market research and intelligence firm ABI Research last week said that …