• AT&T announces major mobile network upgrade

    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 outs… Read More

  • AT&T aims to rollout 4G by 2011

    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, considering… Read More

  • Baltimore's Xohm speeds scrutinized

    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 order… Read More

  • TELUS rolling out 3.5G in Canada by 2010

    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 cheap… Read More

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

    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

    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

    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!

    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 course… Read More

  • Alltel chooses LTE for its future 4G network

    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 “you… Read More

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

    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