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Pantech Burst smartphone and Element tablet now available from AT&T

January 23rd, 2012

AT&T’s two newest 4G LTE devices, the Pantech Burst Android smartphone and the Element Android tablet are now available for purchase. BGR exclusively revealed the Pantech Element ahead of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show and it features an 8-inch display with a 1024 x 768-pixel resolution, 16GB of storage, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Android …

LTE smartphones to account for nearly 5% of smartphone shipments this year

January 17th, 2012

Smartphones capable of running on 4G LTE networks will account for between 4% and 5% of all smartphones that ship this year, according to one report. The estimates were published by DigiTimes on Monday, which cited sources at U.S., Korean and Japanese phone manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Pantech, Motorola Mobility and HTC. Android manufacturers are currently …

T-Mobile announces the Galaxy S Blaze 4G and Bobsled message application

January 10th, 2012

T-Mobile just announced the expansion of the company’s 4G network and unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. The device features a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor and will be the third smartphone to take advantage of the carrier’s 4G HSPA+ 42 network. The handset is expected to be available later this year, with additional …

AT&T Sony Xperia ion hands-on

January 10th, 2012

During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday we swung by Sony’s booth to get an up-close look at the Sony Xperia ion, an Android smartphone soon headed to AT&T. The Xperia ion is the first 4G LTE device from Sony and it’s equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.6-inch reality display …

Verizon’s Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX hands-on

January 10th, 2012

In addition to spending some time with the new Motorola DROID 4, we just went Inside The Actor’s Studio with Ed Zander’s old the new RAZR. The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is similar to the DROID RAZR but offers a larger battery for up to 21 hours of usage on a single charge. Despite the …

Verizon Galaxy Tab 7.7 with 4G LTE support hands-on

January 9th, 2012

Samsung on Monday announced a new version of its Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet for Verizon Wireless from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Verizon added 4G LTE support, but unfortunately we were deep in the confines of a Las Vegas hotel so we couldn’t get a real taste for the faster data speeds. We …

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note hands on

January 9th, 2012

We recently met up with Samsung here in Las Vegas to get a quick look at the brand new Galaxy Note for AT&T. This tablet-like smartphone has been available in Europe for a few months now, but AT&T’s version supports 4G LTE and has a different processor than its European counterpart. We loved its massive high-definition …

Verizon LG Spectrum hands-on

January 9th, 2012

LG’s press conference in Las Vegas just wrapped up and we quickly stormed the stage to grab you a few photos of Verizon’s latest smartphone, the LG Spectrum. The Spectrum runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) but Verizon promises that it will upgrade the device to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in the future. It offers a …

More than 50% of mobile phones sold this year will be 3G or 4G capable

January 7th, 2012

More than 50% of all phones sold this year will be capable of running on 4G or 3G data networks, according to a new report from ABI Research. “As the festive cheer of the holiday season dies away, the mood among handset vendors remains quietly confident regarding 2012,” Jake Saunders, vice president of forecasting for …