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4G LTE

Sprint rumored to launch HTC One X on June 10th

March 19th, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper will be the first 4G handsets to launch on Sprint’s upcoming LTE network in the second quarter, but a new report suggests the carrier will follow the phones up with a flagship launch early this summer. S4GRU on Sunday reports that a smartphone code-named the HTC Jet will hit …

Sprint officially ends agreement with LightSquared

March 16th, 2012

Sprint on Friday announced that it has terminated its agreement with LightSquared. The two companies agreed last June to an 11-year deal that would share network expansion costs and equipment if LightSquared could secure regulatory approval for its 4G LTE network build-out. “Sprint has been and continues to be supportive of LightSquared’s business plans and …

Steve Wozniak waits in line for Apple’s new iPad [video]

March 16th, 2012

WhatsTrending found Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak waiting in line for his new iPad at the Century City Mall in Los Angeles. “My wife was the first [in line], I was the second,” said Woz. “We came at about noon. We’re used to Northern California where the stores lines start early.” Of course the co-founder could …

Apple iPad hands-on

March 16th, 2012

Apple’s new iPad continues to push the company miles and miles beyond any possible competition. The new Apple tablet really does feel the same as the iPad 2, even though it’s slightly tapered in a different way, but it’s a tad bit thicker and a smidgen heavier. The most incredible thing about it is, of course, that beautiful …

FaceTime not supported over LTE on the new iPad

March 15th, 2012

A recent report from The Verge has confirmed that Apple’s new iPad does not support FaceTime video calling over LTE networks. When trying to initiate a FaceTime call over 4G, the user is prompted to first connect to a Wi-Fi network. The news comes as little surprise since FaceTime on Apple’s iPhone is also limited …

Verizon to launch its 200th 4G LTE market on March 15th

March 14th, 2012

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday announced it will add seven new markets to its nationwide 4G LTE network and expand the service in 17 current markets on March 15th. The company’s 200th LTE market will be Dothan, Alabama, where customers will soon be able to take advantage of the high-speed network. Other markets include Enterprise, Ala.; …

Verizon exec slips, suggests 4G LTE-equipped iPhone to launch this year

March 14th, 2012

Following a brief unconfirmed nationwide outage suffered by Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE network on Tuesday morning, the carrier seemingly sought to draw attention to LTE expansion rather than the growing pains that have repeatedly plagued its next-generation wireless network. While speaking with Dow Jones Newswires on Tuesday, Verizon Wireless chief technical officer David Small said the carrier plans …

NPD: One third of all smartphones sold in Q4 had 4G connectivity

March 13th, 2012

Smartphones with 4G connectivity grew from 6% in the fourth quarter of 2010 to 35% in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a report from The NPD Group. HSPA+ “4G” accounted for 22% sales, however, leaving LTE and WiMAX technologies with a much less impressive share of the smartphone market. Older HSPA+ technology was …

Sprint iPad reportedly appears in Best Buy inventory system

March 12th, 2012

At launch, AT&T and Verizon will be the exclusive carriers of the new 4G-enabled iPad in the United States. In the spring, however, Sprint will also be launching its own 4G LTE network. With the carrier already selling Apple’s flagship smartphone, users were shocked to see the Cupertino-based company shun its new partner’s network — …

AT&T 4G LTE to hit 12 new markets beginning next month

March 12th, 2012

AT&T’s 4G LTE service will soon expand to 12 new markets, with the next phase of the roll-out concluding early this coming summer according to the carrier. Specific launch dates for AT&T’s LTE service were not provided for any of the new markets announced Monday morning, however the company stated that 4G service will begin …