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More evidence Apple is testing 4G LTE iPhone and iPad emerges

August 22nd, 2011

New evidence has emerged that further confirms Apple’s ongoing tests of an LTE-enabled iPhone and iPad. BGR exclusively reported last week that multiple Apple carrier partners are currently testing iPhone models equipped with LTE radios. Our source also supplied a PLIST file containing evidence of the LTE-enabled iPhone. Now, MacRumors has discovered this LTE.plist file …

AT&T said to have installed LTE equipment at Apple Stores [updated]

August 16th, 2011

Following BGR’s exclusive report that showed carriers are currently in the process of testing a 4G LTE-enabled iPhone, a new report raises additional questions surrounding Apple and its plans for LTE. Engadget has received a photograph from an anonymous tipstethatr  reportedly shows LTE equipment that was recently installed at an unnamed Apple Store location. According …

Exclusive: 4G LTE iPhone currently in carrier testing

August 15th, 2011

Apple’s iPhone 5 is set to be unveiled in the next month or so, though no one quite knows what the device will feature thanks to the ongoing flood of rumors. Sure, we have a pretty good idea of what it will look like, though one technology we’ve repeatedly seen requested is LTE support for …

RIM touts 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook following cancellation of WiMAX model

August 12th, 2011

Following Sprint’s confirmation that it has chosen not to move forward in releasing a 4G WiMAX-enabled version of RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, RIM said it has decided to focus instead on LTE. “RIM has decided to prioritize and focus its 4G development resources on LTE,” RIM said in an emailed statement on Friday. “We remain …

Carriers dig deeper hole with lack of innovative 4G LTE pricing, Ovum says

August 9th, 2011

Wireless carriers around the world are digging themselves into a deeper hole by neglecting to experiment with innovative pricing models for 4G LTE services. While consumers have exhibited concern surrounding tiered data plans and bandwidth throttling, Ovum believes such models are necessary to combat the growing capacity crunch plaguing cellular service providers. This crunch, of …

Motorola KORE could be vendor's upcoming quad-core tablet

August 5th, 2011

Motorola is rumored to be working on a new tablet with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich a 4:3 aspect ratio like Apple’s iPad. Fusible did a bit of digging on Friday and found that the upcoming slate could be dubbed the “Motorola KORE.” Motorola Trademark Holdings on Wednesday register five new domains: MotorolaKore.com, KoreMotorola.com,  Moto–kore.com, MotoKore.com and Motorola-Kore.com. Fusible speculates …

Verizon roadmap shows Galaxy S II, 4G Curve, HTC Vigor, new 4G Galaxy Tab, more

August 4th, 2011

Verizon Wireless has a blockbuster smartphone and tablet lineup planned ahead of the holiday shopping season this year according to a purported leaked roadmap. Published on Wednesday by IGN, the roadmap reveals numerous previously unheard of devices. While details are scarce for the time being, several highly anticipated phones are mentioned on the document as …

Sprint announces deal to adopt 4G LTE

July 28th, 2011

Sprint on Thursday announced that it has inked a deal with LightSquared will see 4G LTE services built out on its massive nationwide network. LightSquared will pay Sprint $9 billion over 15 years for the right to build out its LTE network using Sprint infrastructure, and Sprint will also get a total of $4.5 billion …

T-Mobile responds to Sen. Al Franken’s recommendation against AT&T merger

July 27th, 2011

Minnesota Senator Al Franken sent a letter to the heads of the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice earlier this week, stating that AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA was not in the best interest of the American public. “The competitive effects of a merger of this size and scope will …