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Sprint to help finance Clearwire’s 4G LTE network

November 4th, 2011

Sprint announced on Friday that it will offer new notes due in 2018 and 2021, the proceeds of which may be used in part to finance Clearwire’s build-out of a 4G LTE network. “The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes for general corporate purposes, which may include, among …

LightSquared wants to be America’s dumbest pipe

November 4th, 2011

LightSquared, a wholesaler of satellite and terrestrial broadband services, took to the stage at the Open Mobile Summit on Wednesday to clarify the company’s goal: to be America’s dumbest pipe. “LightSquared is building the ultimate dumb pipe,” LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja said in his keynote address according to Light Reading. “We want to be the dumbest wireless broadband …

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 …

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 …

T-Mobile to offer Samsung Exhibit II 4G beginning November 2nd for $30

October 26th, 2011

T-Mobile announced on Wednesday that it will offer the affordable Samsung Exhibit II 4G Android smartphone beginning on November 2nd, following an initial release in Walmart stores on October 27th. The Exhibit II 4G runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is equipped with a 1GHz processor, a 3.7-inch display, a 3-megapixel camera, a front-facing camera for …

Sprint to roll out LTE-Advanced network by mid-2013

October 26th, 2011

Speaking during the 4G World conference in Chicago on Tuesday, Sprint’s vice president of network development and engineering Iyad Tarazi confirmed that Sprint will begin to roll-out a 4G LTE-Advanced network in its 800MHz frequency spectrum by the middle of 2013. LTE-Advanced offers faster data throughput than the first generation of LTE, among other enhancements, …