• 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

  • HTC EVO Shift 4G appears in some more spy shots

    If there’s anything that my cold, black heart loves, it’s slide-out phone keyboards (and fluffy bunny wabbits). So, despite its enormous name, and fact that I’ll never see it in my home country of Australia, I like the HTC EVO Shift 4G. So, I’m happy to report news today of some more spy shots of the HTC E-S-4 emerging over at Phone Arena. And not just spy shots, mind… Read More

  • Verizon confirms Motorola 4G phone coming in the future

    Verizon has a shiny new 4G network, but only have a USB modem that you can use with it. We’ve previously heard rumours of two HTC phones making their way over to the big red 4G waves in 2011, but Verizon have now said — in a WSJ interview with Verizon chief operating officer, John Stratton — that Motorola will soon bring a handset to their new network. Read More

  • T-mobile to offer 4G HSPA+ mobile hotspot come Feb 2011

    My Momma used to always say* that you’re not a real geek unless you’re beaming out WiFi, but these days — with the advances in mobile technology that have happened since 1994 — I usually say that the you’re not a real geek unless you’re beaming WiFi with a 21Mbps back end. So, are you a real geek, or just a poseur? If you’ve got the guts (short for… Read More

  • MetroPCS brings its LTE hoodoo to Boston, New York City, and Sacramento Metro Areas

    If, the other week, when MetroPCS announced that they’d brought their 4G LTE goodness (and single compatible featurephone) to San Francisco, you were a little jealous of your West-coast brethren, then you can now relax… as today those bringers of unlimited plans announced that they are expanding into Boston, New York City, and Sacramento Metro Areas. Unfortunately, they still… Read More

  • 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