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Motorola XOOM to finally get 4G LTE upgrade starting in September

July 27th, 2011

Motorola will finally make a 4G LTE upgrade available to owners of its XOOM tablet beginning in September. The tablet ships with an embedded EV-DO modem for 3G connectivity on Verizon Wireless’ network out of the box, but Motorola had promised that an upgrade to 4G LTE would become available this past May. Motorola has …

Verizon Wireless unveils $600 4G LTE-enabled HP Pavilion laptop

July 26th, 2011

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday unveiled the latest addition to its connected notebook PC lineup, the HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr. The new Pavilion laptop is Verizon’s first model to feature an embedded 4G LTE modem for high-speed 4G connectivity out of the box. The 1.2-inch-thick notebook is also no slouch where specs are concerned; highlights include an …

Sprint to reveal 4G LTE network plans later this month, report claims

July 14th, 2011

Later this month, Sprint will formally announce its plans to bring 4G LTE service to its subscribers via a network-sharing deal with Virginia-based LightSquared, CNET reports. The move, seen as inevitable by some, was outed last month when LightSquared owner Philip Falcone revealed the deal in a letter to Harbinger Capital Partners investors. “Sprint will …

AT&T announces first two 4G LTE devices

July 13th, 2011

AT&T on Tuesday revealed the first two 4G LTE devices that will launch on its forthcoming LTE network later this summer. The AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G and AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G will christen the new cellular broadband network, which is set to launch in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio this summer before …

When will Verizon’s blistering 4G LTE slow down?

June 28th, 2011

Let’s face it… not all 4G is created equal. When Verizon Wireless’ LTE launched in its first few markets last year, bloggers and media saw blazing fast data speeds in their tests that put other 4G networks to shame. So did we. In fact, on numerous occasions and in numerous device reviews, we called Verizon’s LTE …

Motorola confirms Verizon’s DROID BIONIC on schedule for summer launch

June 24th, 2011

In April, Motorola announced that it was delaying its DROID BIONIC 4G LTE handset until the summer. The warmer months are finally upon us, but we still haven’t heard an update on when the BIONIC will make its much anticipated debut. The good news, however, is that Motorola Mobility’s official Twitter account recently confirmed that the phone …

Verizon’s tiered data plans reaffirmed by leak

June 22nd, 2011

Verizon Wireless has stated on multiple occasions that it will move to usage-based smartphone data plans next month, but the carrier has been tight lipped when it comes to sharing the details surrounding the new plans. Following a report on Monday that claimed to detail Verizon Wireless’ upcoming tiered plans, they have now been reaffirmed …

Verizon expanding 4G LTE footprint on July 21st

June 21st, 2011

Verizon Wireless announced on Tuesday that it will expand its 4G LTE network to cover several new markets on July 21st. The following areas will receive coverage at that time: Huntsville, Alabama.; Augusta, Georgia.; Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.; Springfield, Massachusetts.; Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro-Winston, and Salem-High Point, North Carolina; and Knoxville, Tennessee. The carrier also said that it …

Sprint to AT&T: You’re doing it wrong

June 21st, 2011

Following the lead set by its chief executive Dan Hesse, Sprint has been one of the most outspoken opponents of AT&T’s proposed $39 billion T-Mobile USA takeover. Hesse said the deal would “stifle innovation” and hurt U.S. wireless subscribers, and Sprint subsequently voiced its concerns formally on numerous occasions. Among AT&T’s main arguments are the …