11/04/2010, While Qualcomm won’t be releasing any tablets of its own–that we know of–the company did outline its ambitious plans for tablets in 2011 as it intends on riding the wave of the emerging LTE 4G market in the U.S. and abroad. According to the company’s earnings conference call, Qualcomm is actively engaged in ten tablet development efforts. The company didn’t state which specific companies or company that it is working […]
10/22/2010, Screenshots of a comparison table have surfaced, comparing Verizon’s 4G LTE network to Sprint’s 4G WiMAX and HSPA+. If you go by the facts listed on the comparison chart, what’s offered by Verizon’s upcoming LTE network is quite impressive, since it boasts 5-12MB/sec download speeds and 2-5MB/sec uploads. With the network slated to be launched in 38 cities nationwide by the end of the year, we’re really looking forward to […]
10/17/2010, Three major cities in the US – New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, will benefit from Clearwire’s latest announcement concerning the commercial launch of Clearwire’s 4G network. New York will be first as those living in the Big Apple will enjoy the next generation data network from November 1st onwards, while those living in Los Angeles can get their fix a month later with folks who reside in the […]
10/04/2010, You might have previously read that there were some hidden 4G-related screens found on that Droid Incredible, and now evidence that the Droid Incredible might have initially been planned for Sprint’s network has surfaced in the form of a legal notice. This suggests that HTC originally planned to offer the Incredible on Sprint, which would probably have made it a 4G WiMAX phone, though it isn’t clear why the device […]
09/27/2010, A 4G Wi-Fi modem from Clear has been approved by the FCC today, dubbed the Clear Modem with Wi-Fi and bearing the model number WIXFBR-117. The device is manufactured by Gemtek and will support Wi-Fi b/g/n and data transfer rates of up to 150Mbps. Connectivity ports include an Ethernet port and what appears to be a VoIP phone port. This device will be the first Wi-Fi modem designed for home […]
09/23/2010, In a keynote address by Sprint CEO’s Dan Hesse on Wednesday, he mentioned that Sprint might have to switch from fixed to tiered rates for their 4G service. This is only if people start overusing their unlimited data service, which they will monitor closely from now on. “We can offer unlimited data, as long as usage on the network is reasonable,” he said. “But if I have an all-you-can-eat buffet, […]
09/22/2010, Clearwire has announced a partnership with UQ Communications of Japan, launching 4G roaming services, allowing its customers the ability to sign-up for a Day Pass and use unlimited WiMAX data on their notebooks while travelling throughout covered markets in Japan and the US. Clearwire and UQ already offer 4G services in their domestic markets and Clearwire customers in Japan will be able to pick up a UQ WiMAX Day Pass […]
09/21/2010, While the entire San Francisco Bay Area, the metropolitan area including and surrounding the city of San Francisco, won’t be seeing WiMax live on their devices today, residents of the city of San Francisco itself woke up to a nice surprise from Sprint as the 4G carrier has already soft-launched WiMax services. That means that users who have an Overdrive, Epic 4G, or EVO 4G smartphone from Sprint can tune […]
09/21/2010, MetroPCS has just gone live with its LTE network in Las Vegas in a partnership with South Korea company Samsung. Samsung not only delivers the LTE infrastructure, they also provided MetroPCS with the Samsung Craft SCH-r900, which incidentally is also the first LTE phone in the world. Those living in the Las Vegas metropolitan area can pick up the Samsung Craft, which is also known as the “world’s cheapest 4G […]
09/21/2010, An analyst for Rodman & Renshaw has speculated that Apple’s iPhone 5 will be a 4G device that supports LTE (Long Term Evolution). Aside from 4G connectivity, the analyst claims that Qualcomm is expected to be the chip supplier for a future Verizon CDMA iPhone and also the iPhone 5, instead of Infineon, which is the current supplier for the iPhone’s 3G chip. Finally, it was also mentioned that Apple […]
09/20/2010, A bit late to the party, but at least not the last, AT&T have announced that they will be rolling out 4G LTE coverage beginning mid-2011. With Sprint currently being the only carrier to offer 4G (WiMax, not LTE) in the United States, AT&T has finally caught caught on and isn’t planning to let them monopolize the 4G wireless market. The first city to get AT&T 4G will be Dallas, […]
09/16/2010, A video exchange between the Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and state technology official Sergei Chemezov has surfaced, apparently discussing the country’s first ever domestically-developed 4G phone. If you check out the video (after the jump), you’ll immediately notice that the phone is designed to sport two displays, with the curved rear display looking very much like an E-Ink display. Apparently the phone will be made by Russian telecom firm Yota, […]
09/16/2010, Sprint has taken another significant step to advancing the coverage of its 4G WiMAX network with the announcement that Nashville, Tennessee has been added to the many cities that now offer Sprint’s speedy 4G connection. With that in mind, if you’re rocking a Samsung Epic 4G or HTC EVO 4G in the area, do give the data connection a try and let us know what kind of speeds you’re experiencing.
09/13/2010, While 4G Wi-Max isn’t officially rolled out yet in Los Angeles nor New York, residents of either metropolitan domains can still access Clear’s infrastructures through a soft launch. This early pre-launch will give limited access, in terms of speeds, to customers toting an EVO 4G or Epic 4G on Sprint to the 4G network while more infrastructure is being added to accommodate the densely populated cities.