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Where’s the promised savings from 4G LTE?

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This year will be a breakout for LTE as sales of the 4G phones are expected to increase ten times over sales in 2011. The estimate, from research firm Strategy Analytics, notes that 2011 only saw 6.8 million sales of LTE smartphones, with tablets and hotspots adding another 5.5 million...
Where’s the promised savings from 4G LTE?

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Boot up: Android piracy explanations, Windows Phone satisfaction, Samsung v Apple and more

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Plus China's mobile broadband outnumber fixed, Windows 8 seen by Gartner, BB10 getting its own Siri?, calculating Marissa Mayer's pay and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamCustomer satisfaction with Windows smart phones rise by 18% >> Amplified Analytics BlogAndroid shows...
Boot up: Android piracy explanations, Windows Phone satisfaction, Samsung v Apple and more

U.K. Ad-Funded Mobile Broadband Startup, Samba Mobile, Raises Sub-£1M In Second Angel Round

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Samba Mobile, a UK startup founded in 2010 which incentivises ad-watching by offering free 3G mobile broadband for desktop PC, laptop and tablet users in exchange for watching video adverts, has raised just shy of £1m — £929,000 — in equity capital in its second round of angel investment. Investors include David...
U.K. Ad-Funded Mobile Broadband Startup, Samba Mobile, Raises Sub-£1M In Second Angel Round

Which activities are preferred on tablets vs phones? Keynote tells all

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There’s not only a large amount of overlap in activities between smartphones and tablets, but owners of both device types also agree they want a faster mobile web experience. The data comes from Keynote’s Mobile User Survey (PDF), which the company published on Monday after surveying 5,388 people who owned...
Which activities are preferred on tablets vs phones? Keynote tells all

Open Garden raises $2M to create crowdsourced mesh networks

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Open Garden, a disruptive San Francisco startup that launched in May got our attention by allowing users of Macs, PCs and Android devices to create and share their own mesh network that uses the strongest connection between then whether its Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G. Now, the small six-person startup has raised a...
Open Garden raises $2M to create crowdsourced mesh networks

Verizon bids for spectrum from Clearwire while Dish attempts merger with Sprint

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Verizon Wireless, which recently teamed up with telecommunications giant Comcast Corporation, is reportedly offering Clearwire Corp $1.5 billion in an effort to lease spectrum from the wireless communications company, according to The Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, Dish Network has motioned toward a $25.5 billion bid to merge with Sprint,...
Verizon bids for spectrum from Clearwire while Dish attempts merger with Sprint

Evernote updates its Android app with a new camera mode, shortcuts menu and Smart Notebook support

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Evernote has updated its Android app to version five today, introducing a new camera mode, support for the Evernote Smart Notebook and shortcuts. The multi-shot feature, already available on the iOS app, means that users can snap a series of photographs using the built-in camera and import them all into...
Evernote updates its Android app with a new camera mode, shortcuts menu and Smart Notebook support

How the Government's 2013 Tech Policy Agenda Will Impact IT

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From cybersecurity to privacy, mobile broadband to net neutrality, the coming year in Washington promises to be a busy one for the technology sector....
How the Government's 2013 Tech Policy Agenda Will Impact IT

T-Mobile launches LTE with a bang, the iPhone 5 and no contracts

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T-Mobile’s transition to the “un-carrier” is complete. The last of the big four U.S. network carriers has an LTE service to call its very own: T-Mobile officially flipped the switch for its LTE network on Tuesday. At a press event in New York City, T-Mobile announced the first 7 cities that...
T-Mobile launches LTE with a bang, the iPhone 5 and no contracts

Better late than never, as bidding begins in UK 4G spectrum auction

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And they’re off! Bidding has begun in a major UK spectrum auction, the result of which will be a more competitive rollout of 4G mobile broadband across the country starting around the middle of this year. So far, the only major player to begin such a deployment has been EE,...
Better late than never, as bidding begins in UK 4G spectrum auction
T-Mobile LTE service coming to USA in 2013

Looks like we'll see a T-Mobile iPhone (with LTE) this spring

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We won’t have to wait long to see that long-awaited T-Mobile-branded iPhone. In an interview Reuters at CES 2013, T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere said the iPhone would begin appearing on store shelves in the next three or four months. Though Legere and T-Mobile haven’t said explicitly which Apple device...
Looks like we'll see a T-Mobile iPhone (with LTE) this spring

T-Mobile launches new contract-free data-only plans

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Not all of us want to be locked into a long term contract with a wireless carrier. Especially when it comes to data-only devices that might not get used on a regular basis. For those that want to grab a 4G dongle or a mobile hotspot and go, without...
T-Mobile launches new contract-free data-only plans

Ericsson CEO: We've got 4G networks. Now what do we do with them?

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The first two letters of LTE may stand for “long-term,” but there’s not much long-term about the status of the mobile network technology today. Operators have built more than 60 LTE networks worldwide. The networks are in place, but according to Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, operators are now wrestling with...
Ericsson CEO: We've got 4G networks. Now what do we do with them?

New 3G Chromebook is $80 more than Wi-Fi model

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Google surprised many this week with introduction of a cheaper new Chromebook that runs on a chip usually meant for smartphones and tablets. The ChromeOS laptop is lighter and thinner than its predecessor, not to mention $200 less with a base price of $249. My hands on video review showed...
New 3G Chromebook is $80 more than Wi-Fi model

Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation seeking answers to questions on transparency, switching and certain aspects of internet traffic management, with a view to its commitment to preserve the open and neutral character of the Internet. According to the Commission, these questions have emerged as key issues in the “net...
Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality
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T-Mobile USA inks spectrum deal with Verizon to expand 4G coverage to 60m more people

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T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless have reached an agreement for the purchase and exchange of key Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses in 218 markets across the US. We previously reported that T-Mobile USA lost more than 700,000 post-paid customers during the final quarter of 2011, as its rivals’ iPhone...
T-Mobile USA inks spectrum deal with Verizon to expand 4G coverage to 60m more people

Android This Week: Devour Launches, Slacker Caches, Alex Gets Delayed

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Verizon’s latest entry in the Android space, the Motorola Devour, which is already being referred to as the Baby Droid due to its similar appearance to Verizon’s first Android phone, went on sale this week. The Devour is smaller than the Droid, and retains the sliding QWERTY keyboard for text...
Android This Week: Devour Launches, Slacker Caches, Alex Gets Delayed

Globalstar Pushes to Use Spectrum for Mobile Broadband

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Globalstar has filed to use its airwave licenses to provide mobile broadband services, a move that could eventually make the wireless spectrum more valuable....
Globalstar Pushes to Use Spectrum for Mobile Broadband

What’s most precious to The Hobbit? Broadband!

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Shooting and sharing movie footage all over New Zealand makes for connectivity challenges, but the crew of The Hobbit is making do. But not with magic; heck, even a powerful wizard such as Gandalf has limitations. Instead, portable satellite dishes and more than 6 kilometers of cable (so far) provide...
What’s most precious to The Hobbit? Broadband!

Broadcom unveils the world's smallest LTE-Advanced modem for smartphone and tablets

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Chip maker Broadcom has revealed the industry’s smallest LTE-Advanced modem built for smartphones and tablets today. The chip has been designed for top-tier devices and 4G connectivity, combining a full cellular baseband with a world-band radio that is 35 percent smaller than its competitors. Broadcom says the new modem, called the BCM21982,...
Broadcom unveils the world's smallest LTE-Advanced modem for smartphone and tablets

FreedomPop has a new plan: Turn the iPod Touch into an iPhone

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FreedomPop isn’t just connecting iPhones to 4G. As we have previously reported, it plans to connect iPod Touches as well, which – with the help of a VoIP client – will effectively turn them into iPhones. On Tuesday it began taking pre-orders for a $99 WiMAX sleeve that will amp...
FreedomPop has a new plan: Turn the iPod Touch into an iPhone
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FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband

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FreedomPop, the Niklas Zennstrom-backed mobile broadband company, is adding another $4.3 million to its coffers. The funding will come from its existing investors, but at a higher valuation than its Series A round, CEO Stephen Stokols said in an interview. Since last year, FreedomPop has been selling various add-on sleeves,...
FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband

WSJ: Verizon and AT&T to carry iPad 3 LTE

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WSJ: Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. will sell a version of the coming iPad that runs on their newest fourth-generation wireless networks, according to people familiar with the matter, as the battle to cash in on big investments in mobile broadband heats up. Share this:TwitterFacebook...
WSJ: Verizon and AT&T to carry iPad 3 LTE

iPod touch as a phone sounds great, unless you need 911

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Last month, FreedomPop began taking pre-orders for a $99 sleeve that turns an iPod touch into a voice-enabled 4G handset. The device uses Clearwire’s WiMAX 4G network for connectivity and is combined with a VoIP software client so that the iPod essentially becomes a modern day smartphone. That sounds great...
iPod touch as a phone sounds great, unless you need 911

Flash! Inevitable Scheduled to Occur! China Smartphone Market to Become World's Biggest!

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iStockphoto | aluxum China is poised to oust the United States as the world’s top smartphone market as early as this year. The latest figures from International Data Corporation indicate China’s share of the global smartphone market will rise to 20.7 percent, up from 18.2 percent in 2011. And that’s...
Flash! Inevitable Scheduled to Occur! China Smartphone Market to Become World's Biggest!
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