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Apple's iPhone 5 clears last hurdle of Chinese regulation

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Chinese regulatory authorities on Tuesday certified the iPhone 5 as being compatible with the country's GSM and CDMA networks, meaning that the iPhone 5 is now cleared to be sold in China. While it is still unknown when Apple will launch it in China, it is possible that the phone...
Apple's iPhone 5 clears last hurdle of Chinese regulation

As Straight Talk starts selling the iPhone, TracFone sees jump in subscribers, revenue

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TracFone, the country’s largest prepaid virtual operator, managed to outdo its impressive holiday performance in the usually tepid first quarter. It added 839,000 new subscribers to its total, more than the 753,000 it added in the fourth quarter and 127 percent more than its 369,000 net additions in last year’s...
As Straight Talk starts selling the iPhone, TracFone sees jump in subscribers, revenue

Apple confirms iPhone 5 won't do simultaneous voice and LTE data on CDMA networks

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If you're still struggling to decide which carrier to use for your iPhone 5, you may have had some of the decision made for you. Following statements by Verizon that hinted simultaneous voice and data still wouldn't be an option despite the inclusion of LTE, which theoretically frees up...
Apple confirms iPhone 5 won't do simultaneous voice and LTE data on CDMA networks

Onavo Extend’s data compression comes to 4G LTE iPad, CDMA iPhone 4S

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Onavo is opening up its data compression app, Onavo Extend, to even more iOS users today. The company announced this morning that the app is now available for the new LTE iPad and the iPhone 4S on CDMA networks like Sprint and Verizon. The news doesn’t come as a...
Onavo Extend’s data compression comes to 4G LTE iPad, CDMA iPhone 4S

Ask Engadget: best roaming options for a trip to the UK and ROI?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Tom, who wants to know what's the best option to get connected during a trip over the pond. If...
Ask Engadget: best roaming options for a trip to the UK and ROI?

Samsung's GSM-only dual-SIM Galaxy Ace Duos kicks off its world tour in Russia next month

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While Samsung's Galaxy Ace Duos has already burst onto the scene in India pulling double duty on GSM and CDMA networks, the company today announced its dual-SIM GSM-only cousin will begin shipping in June in Russia, before rolling out to Europe and other regions later. Running Android 2.3 on...
Samsung's GSM-only dual-SIM Galaxy Ace Duos kicks off its world tour in Russia next month

Leaked: First Peek at Codename ‘London’, Premier BlackBerry 10 Smartphone

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Want to glimpse the future of BlackBerry? Today, CrackBerry posted a leaked presentation slide that features the first look  at a smartphone running the BlackBerry 10 operating system, an upcoming RIM platform that has been no show all tell for months now. With RIM’s drastic loss of market share...
Leaked: First Peek at Codename ‘London’, Premier BlackBerry 10 Smartphone
Sprint to launch Samsung Galaxy Note II on October 25th for $299.99
Verizon's 2G and 3G CDMA networks will go dark by 2021

Still no simultaneous voice and data on the Verizon or Sprint iPhone 5

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Early reports and tweets from Verizon Wireless support staff suggested that simultaneous data usage and voice calls would be possible on the new LTE-equipped iPhone 5. A new statement says that that's not in fact the case: taking a call on the iPhone 5 will cause the handset to drop...
Still no simultaneous voice and data on the Verizon or Sprint iPhone 5

Google now selling unlocked Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ phone for $399

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After Google’s failed attempt to sell the Nexus One smartphone a few years back, the search giant is attempting to sell hardware once more with an unlocked Galaxy Nexus compatible with HSPA+ networks, which is now available in the Google Play store. Selling the Galaxy Nexus is a curious...
Google now selling unlocked Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ phone for $399

The Unlocked iPhone 5 Hits The Apple Store

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Contract-haters rejoice. The unlocked version of Apple’s iPhone 5 is finally available in the U.S. On Thursday evening Apple quietly updated its online store to offer an unlocked GSM version of its latest iPhone, untethered from any carrier and contract. But the device comes at a significant additional cost. Without...
The Unlocked iPhone 5 Hits The Apple Store

iPhone 5 on Verizon, Sprint can't do voice and data at once

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Apple's latest iPhone has the same limitation found in last year's models, keeping users on CDMA networks from using cellular data when on voice calls, even with LTE. [Read more]...
iPhone 5 on Verizon, Sprint can't do voice and data at once
When will Verizon shutter its CDMA networks? 2021, maybe...

Hands-on with Kyocera Rise, an Android 4.0 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard (video)

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Kyocera is looking to regain a foothold in the US smartphone market, and curiously enough, it's doing so by catering to niche audiences. First we saw the Hydro, a waterproof handset, and alongside it is the Rise, which features a sliding QWERTY keyboard. Both phones are built for CDMA...
Hands-on with Kyocera Rise, an Android 4.0 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard (video)
T-Mobile plans to shut down MetroPCS's CDMA network by 2015
Is Sprint going to start a bidding war over MetroPCS?

Verizon: 35% of data traffic now rides over LTE

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Though only 12 percent of Verizon’s contract customers have an LTE device, that 12 percent is consuming vast quantities of data. Speaking at CTIA’s MobileCon in San Diego, Verizon Wireless CTO Nicola Palmer said that 35 percent of all of the carrier’s mobile data traffic now traverses the not-yet-2-year-old 4G...
Verizon: 35% of data traffic now rides over LTE

The first mobile operator to go VoIP? Try MetroPCS

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There’s a lot of recent talk of mobile operators launching their own voice-over-IP services, but what may surprise is you as to which carrier is on the leading edge of that trend: MetroPCS. FierceWireless has confirmed with Metro SVP of engineering Ed Chao that the regional carrier will complete the...
The first mobile operator to go VoIP? Try MetroPCS
Verizon tentatively plans to retire 2G and 3G CDMA networks by 2021
Everyone’s getting the iPhone but T-Mobile
Another US carrier gets the iPhone: nTelos announces availability starting April 20th

Samsung Galaxy S III to go global on Verizon... at some point

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If ever there were a way to distinguish jetset types from stateside-bound citizens, it'd be by the flavor of their wireless network. While GSM and its easily swappable SIMs have long been the world standard, CDMA networks like Verizon have had to offer special global-ready handsets to accommodate the...
Samsung Galaxy S III to go global on Verizon... at some point

Sprint LTE network goes live July 15 in five cities

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Sprint has revealed the official launch date of its new LTE network: July 15. That Sunday it will turn on its new 4G service in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio, promising speeds that far exceed what it can provide over its CDMA networks. More to come… Related...
Sprint LTE network goes live July 15 in five cities

As users flee 3G, Verizon turns it into a prepaid network

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Willing to give up speedy LTE service to save a few bucks? Then Verizon has your number. The operator launched two new prepaid phone plans on Friday that include unlimited voice minutes and messaging. For $60, you also get 500 MB of mobile data, while another $10 per month boosts...
As users flee 3G, Verizon turns it into a prepaid network
Will voice-over-LTE become a casualty of the T-Mobile-MetroPCS merger?

Meet InToTally: the startup that’s souping up Vodafone’s 3G networks

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A tiny company you have never heard of is about to have an outsized impact on the global mobile industry. Global giant Vodafone plans to use a technology developed by a small  startup called InToTally to supercharge its 3G networks starting in June, GigaOM has learned. InToTally claims once the overhaul is...
Meet InToTally: the startup that’s souping up Vodafone’s 3G networks

As CDMA dies in Latin America, 3G drives a data boom

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Mobile data is picking up momentum in Latin America as the number of 3G connections in the region doubled in 2011, according to a new report from Wireless Intelligence. Operators in Latin and South America are shutting down their CDMA networks, replacing them with the UMTS systems used by the...
As CDMA dies in Latin America, 3G drives a data boom
LTE networks can easily be taken down by low-cost jammers, says Virginia Tech

China Telecom May Launch iPhone 4S by Late February

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Following a report from Marbridge Consulting yesterday claiming that sources within China Telecom had revealed that a deal had been struck with Apple for the iPhone 4S, China Daily reports that China Telecom subsidiary Beijing Telecom has confirmed plans for an iPhone 4S release as soon as late February.In a...
China Telecom May Launch iPhone 4S by Late February
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