• What’s In A Name? Australia Wants Apple To ‘Change The Name’ Of The iPad Over 4G Incompatibility

    What’s In A Name? Australia Wants Apple To ‘Change The Name’ Of The iPad Over 4G Incompatibility

    Looks like we may see another development today in Apple’s ongoing iPad/4G controversy in Australia. The country’s Competition and Consumer Commission is meeting with Apple in court again today to try to get Apple to officially change the name of the device when it is sold in Australia. Although many people know it as “the new iPad” since launching the product in… Read More

  • Verizon’s Data Network Suffering (Another) Nationwide Outage

    Verizon’s Data Network Suffering (Another) Nationwide Outage

    Just two weeks after Verizon’s 4G data network most recently went on the fritz, it looks like customers are once again being forced to live their lives without data. Verizon users across the country will be waking up without without so much as a 3G connection in sight. Read More

  • Motorola Finally Comes Through With Xoom LTE Upgrades

    Motorola Finally Comes Through With Xoom LTE Upgrades

    Xoom users, rejoice! Despite having to stick it out for a few extra months, the 3G version of Motorola’s ambitious 10-incher is finally getting a piece of the LTE action starting tomorrow. Frustrated users may remember that the Xoom was originally slated to get its LTE upgrade some time in Q2 2011, but months have come and gone without a firm release date. Read More

  • Verizon Preps Compaq Mini, The First LTE-Enabled Netbook

    Verizon Preps Compaq Mini, The First LTE-Enabled Netbook

    Have you been itching some Verizon 4G love in a package that’s just a hair more portable than their also-just-announced HP Pavilion dm1? I know I haven’t, but Verizon has just announced their first 4G capable netbook, the Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr all the same. Read More

  • Verizon LTE Push Hits Laptops, Tablets, And Networks

    Verizon LTE Push Hits Laptops, Tablets, And Networks

    You could be forgiven (and are) for skipping over the LTE news of the last six months: the roll-out of the new 4G standard has been spotty and few consumers actually have any idea what it means, or whether they have it. But Verizon’s next big investment is starting to show up in more than small-run hot spots and high-end smartphones. Today was a big day for LTE — the vanguard of… Read More

  • To 4G Or Not To 4G? Consumers Don't Give A Hoot.

    There’s been a lot of hype around 4G of late, with talk about how the new network standard provides increased speeds, better device functionality, and all that jazz. But is 4G a term that actually has real world meaning, or is it just some place-holding buzzword used by marketers to stoke consumer excitement over buying a new phone? Morpace, a market research and consulting company… Read More

  • HTC ThunderBolt, Google Nexus S 4G And More For Free On Amazon Monday (Update: Maybe not)

    Memorial Day isn’t usually a gift-giving holiday, but Amazon’s Memorial Day sale may put you in the mood to treat yourself. Almost 20 4G phones will be listed for free (with a contract, of course) on Amazon’s site on Monday, including some pretty top-of-the-line devices like the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge, LG Revolution, and Google Nexus S 4G. Update: See update… Read More

  • Best Buy Adds 4G To Its Mobile Internet Service

    Best Buy is now in the the 4G business. The company has announced that its Best Buy Connect service, which first launched last July, will now support 4G, courtesy of a deal worked out with Clearwire. Access to the 4G network will set you back $45 per month, with Best Buy willing to waive the $35 activation fee if you agree to a two-year contract. Read More

  • Verizon Announces More 4G LTE Markets To Come In 2011

    In case you were wondering if your city is getting 4G from Verizon this year, scroll down and check out the extensive list. Today, Verizon announced an additional 59 markets that will get 4G LTE by the end of the year. This is in addition to the 39 initial markets and the 49 announced at CES. This brings total 4G LTE coverage to 147 US cities by the end of 2011. Read More

  • Palm Crackin' Away At A 4G LTE Device For Verizon?

    We know damn well that the Palm’s got some new devices up their sleeves — and come February 9th, we’ll probably know all there is to know about’em. We can take educated guesses as to what those devices will be — but right now, just about the only thing we know for sure is that they’re working on a webOS tablet. This morning, a few eagle-eyed rumormill… Read More

  • Xi: NTT Docomo Rolls Out Japan's First LTE service

    In August, we reported that NTT Docomo, Japan’s biggest mobile carrier, is ready to invest a whopping $3.4 billion through 2012 in an LTE service the company has named “Xi” (which is read Crossy). And over the weekend (and as announced previously), the company finally rolled out said service [press release in English]. Read More

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