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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 …

$700 HP TouchPad 4G now available for pre-order from Amazon

August 8th, 2011

The HP TouchPad 4G with HSPA+ support is now available for pre-order from Amazon. The online retailer doesn’t give a specific launch date and instead says “this item has not yet been released,” and that customers “may pre-order it now and [Amazon] will deliver it to you when it arrives.” The TouchPad made its debut …

AT&T HTC Puccini screenshots leaked

August 5th, 2011

Last month, we brought you exclusive images of HTC’s first 10-inch tablet, the HTC Puccini. Now, a few screenshots have leaked that give the device a little more context. We expect the Android Honeycomb tablet to be equipped with an 8-megapixel camera, a dual-LED flash, a 1.5GHz processor, and to end up landing on AT&T …

Sprint and Samsung unveil the Conquer 4G, launches August 21st for $99.99

August 5th, 2011

Sprint and Samsung on Friday unveiled the Samsung Conquer 4G, an affordable Android smartphone that will launch later this month. While many Android fans on Sprint are currently waiting for news of the Epic Touch 4G with bated breath, the Conquer 4G is still a terrific option for smartphone buyers on a budget. Spec highlights …

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 …

BlackBerry Bold 9900 hands-on!

August 3rd, 2011

We first saw the BlackBerry Bold 9900 during BlackBerry World earlier this year, but we figured we’d bring you a fresh new look since we’re up in Toronto checking out the release version. We’re loving the thin design just as much as the first time we saw it, and it’s definitely the most elegant BlackBerry …

Clearwire announces plans to adopt 4G LTE – if it can find the money

August 3rd, 2011

Clearwire on Wednesday announced its intent to adopt LTE across its network. The 4G wholesaler says it may add LTE Advanced-ready technology to its network that will provide up to 120Mbps download speeds according to network technology trials. “Clearwire plans to raise the bar again for mobile broadband service in the United States,” said John Stanton, Clearwire’s …

BlackBerry Torch 9810, Torch 9850/9860 unveiled

August 3rd, 2011

Three torches, two form factors, one goal: silence the critics. Research In Motion on Wednesday unveiled three new additions to the popular Torch family, the Torch 9810, the Torch 9850 and the Torch 9860. The latter two handsets are GSM and CDMA variants of the same device, a full touchscreen smartphone that hopes to pick …

Sprint now selling 4G WiMAX to wholesale customers

August 2nd, 2011

Sprint announced on Tuesday that it is now selling access to its 4G WiMAX network, currently available in 71 markets across the United States, to its wholesale customers. Typically the carrier only sells its 3G network to wholesaler customers and it is now the first U.S. carrier to sell 4G wholesale. Sprint said that it …