• Sprint's WiMAX network coming to Denver Dec 19

    In a tweet published today, Sprint spokesperson Stephanie Vinge announced that Colorado’s favourite capital, Denver, will soon receive the honour of becoming Sprint’s 66th market to receive their 4G WiMAX signals. “And when will it receive the title?” I hear you ask. “Why, December 19th!” I reply! Read More

  • MetroPCS launches LTE in San Francisco, still only one compatible featurephone

    If you’re the type of person that craves high download speeds, but doesn’t go for the whole “smartphone” thing (plus you live in SF), then — as strange as it may sound — MetroPCS have you covered. Today MetroPCS launched their LTE network in San Francisco, and — just like before — are only offering the one device to use on it. Namely, the… Read More

  • Video: New Verizon ad confirms December launch for LTE network

    You loves the 4Gs, but don’t want to leave Verizon, right? You’ve been eagerly awaiting any extra info since they launched their teaser site in September, yeah? Well, I’ve got a clip that’s sure to get your skin all goosebumply. The most interesting part of the clip is the confirmation that the network will launch in December 2010 (that’s next month, for those… Read More

  • Verizon considers 4G data plans based on speed, not just data allowance

    In a world where unlimited wireless data plans seem to be going the way of the Bluefin Tuna, it’s curious to see the way that carriers are trying to make money. In the Wall Street Journal today, Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg stated that Verizon’s move to 4G networks will allow the company to create data plans based not just on data usage, but also on download speed. Read More

  • Apple Will Take A Pass On 4G Networks For The iPhone In 2011— Sorry Verizon and AT&T

    Apple Will Take A Pass On 4G Networks For The iPhone In 2011— Sorry Verizon and AT&T

    Back in August I broke the news that Apple was lining up a component purchase of several million chipsets from Qualcomm for a CDMA-powered Verizon iPhone due in January. Last week, over two months later, the Wall Street Journal confirmed this story. Now that folks are finally celebrating the iPhone’s imminent arrival to Verizon, speculation has shifted to whether the January model will… Read More

  • Clearwire launches 4G Pay As You Go Internet

    Clearwire launched their Rover – pay as you go internet service today, offering unlimited usage for $5 a day, $20 a week, or $50 for a month of 4G service. The Rover service is accessed via one of two ways, either from the Rover Solo; a single system dongle, or the Rover Puck which allows connectivity with up to eight devices at a time. The Rover Solo dongle sells for $99, and the Puck… Read More

  • Under "Xi" Brand: Docomo To Invest $3.4 Billion In Japanese LTE Infrastructure

    With 55 million customers, the 800-pound gorilla in the world’s most advanced mobile society, Japan, is NTT Docomo. And over the weekend, the company made clear it wants to retain its position in an LTE future: Docomo is ready to invest $3.4 billion in the next three years to build base stations and will start an LTE service in December this year (as the first of Japan’s three… Read More

  • What's better than an 3G iPad? Obviously a 4G iPad, says Sprint

    There are perfectly good arguments for and against buying a 3G-enabled iPad. Me? I say buy it with 3G, turn it off, and just have it ready to turn on whenever you really need it. But let’s just say, hypothetically, that you don’t want 3G because you’ve heard about this 4G thing. Sprint loves you, my friend, and that is why they have put out this special iPad case just for you. Read More

  • AT&T starts LTE field trials later this year, commercial deployment in 2011

    Are you as excited as I am about LTE and the blazing fast data speeds it promises? Sure you are. And while you’re undoubtedly holding your breath waiting for 4G service and handsets, AT&T is moving forward with field trials after announcing that Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson will be providing its equipment. What’s in store for AT&T in the near future? Read More

  • Sprint begins to roll out 4G routers

    Sprint currently only offers its 4G services in Baltimore, but that’s going to change this month when it rolls out the wicked fast service in Portland, Atlanta and Las Vegas. To harness the power of the new network, Sprint announced two new 4G routers today, the Sprint Personal Hotspot PHS300S and Cradlepoint MBR-1000. (There’s also the 3G/4G USB Modem U300.) Read More

  • AT&T announces major mobile network upgrade

    From downloading videos and high-resolution photos, to online gaming and chatting with friends over instant-messengers, the mobile broadband networks of today are strong – but they’re starting to feel ancient. Today, AT&T clarified their plans to upgrade their network to deliver considerably faster mobile broadband speeds by way of HSPA (High Speed Packet Access). HSPA roll… Read More

  • AT&T aims to rollout 4G by 2011

    Did you just lock yourself into a 2-year mobile phone contract like me? Good timing, because AT&T just announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday that it would be rolling out Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband technology by 2011. This would replace the current 3G service, which is apparently not good enough. Verizon will probably beat them to the punch… Read More

  • Baltimore's Xohm speeds scrutinized

    The promise of Wi-Max is nothing less than high-speed wireless internet practically anywhere you go. Of course, the reality falls short, as it often does, but it still shows itself a worthy successor to normal 3G and wi-fi. This industrious tester zoomed around Baltimore and tested it out in different areas (70% of the city is covered at the moment), finding that speeds were generally on the… Read More

  • TELUS rolling out 3.5G in Canada by 2010

    Even as some US carriers are just rolling out their 3G network, TELUS has announced that they will have their HSPA (“3.5G”) upgrades up and running with a “full national” launch in early 2010. This comes as part of a network sharing agreement with Bell, allowing them to get things up and running faster and cheaper than if they had to front it alone. It’s no… Read More

  • Lenovo, Acer, and Toshiba all rocking the WiMAX in their lappies


    Oh my! Three of the biggest laptop makers out there all announcing 4G/WiMAX/XOHM service. All on the same day, too. It’s almost as if it was planned. Acer has it in their big ones, Toshiba has it in their little ones, and Lenovo has it in just about their entire line. Boy, with all these laptops sucking up the signal, they might want to put those WiMAX points on higher ground! Read More

  • Sprint (finally) launches Xohm aka WiMAX network in Baltimore

    It’s real, ladies and germs. Sprint’s much anticipated and often thought vaporware service has finally gone live in Baltimore. The WiMAX service dubbed Xohm is 4G and boasts download speeds of 2-4 Mbps. Samsung is offering a Xohm-branded Express air card for $60 and ZyXEL has a Xohm modem for $80, which are both available starting today online or at select independent Baltimore… Read More

  • Review: iPod Nano 4G

    If you don’t own a Nano, get one of these. If you do, you can probably do to wait. The improvements to this model are manifold but not amazingly compelling, especially considering we haven’t had much time to play with the genius features yet. Read More

  • Image: Verizon pushing 4G handsets already? Nope!

    Verizon Wireless is running a large, nation-wide 3G network. This much is known. They don’t yet have a 4G network, though we know they’re doing trials now of LTE, or Long Term Evolution, a GSM variant, but it’s not open to the public. Reader Jonathan snapped this shot of a Verizon Wireless reseller advertising 4G service. “4G Premium Retailer,” it says. Of… Read More

  • Alltel chooses LTE for its future 4G network


    He’s installing the 4G network by himself. Flickr’d. No love for CDMA. Alltel, which this map shows as being popular in what us latte-drinking, east coast elite call “fly-over country,” has committed its 4G future to LTE, a GSM technology. While the transition is still a ways away—like, three to five years away—the corp’s COO cautioned that… Read More

  • Verizon to test standards-based 4G network in 2008

    How’d you like to have maximum rates of 100 Mbit/s down and 50 Mbit/s up on your phone? It’s coming to certain test areas next year and, if successful, should be rolled out by 2010 at the latest. Read More