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Apple pressured to drop 4G iPad branding in Australia, asks to postpone May 2 court hearing

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Apple has said that a Melbourne court has not given it enough time to fully prepare for a defence of a case where it has been accused of misleading Australian consumers with the marketing of a its new 4G-enabled iPad tablet. The company was in court on Monday, entering talks...
Apple pressured to drop 4G iPad branding in Australia, asks to postpone May 2 court hearing

FreedomPop goes national with a Sprint-powered mobile hotspot

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FreedomPop has made national headlines for its “freemium” take on mobile broadband service, but it’s never been able to offer a nationwide service. The reason is it’s always been dependent on Clearwire’s WiMAX network to connect its customers, and Clearwire only offers that connectivity to about a third of the...
FreedomPop goes national with a Sprint-powered mobile hotspot
FreedomPop begins public beta: 500MB of free WiMAX today, five years of Sprint LTE later
Hands on: Verizon's Jetpack LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L is fast

Clearwire May Dump WiMAX

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Clearwire said today it’s changed the terms of an agreement it had with Intel, one of its largest investors, that could lead the way for Clearwire to dump WiMAX and switch to LTE. On its first-quarter financial results call today, an executive with Clearwire said the new terms allow...
Clearwire May Dump WiMAX
FreedomPop announces network expansion for nationwide coverage alongside new 3G/4G 'Overdrive Pro' hotspot

Clearwire targets 31 cities for LTE as WiMAX takes a beating

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Clearwire said today it would roll out LTE in 31 markets in the first half 2013, starting with New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle. Though it didn’t detail any more launch cities, it’s not too hard to guess them. Clearwire has already said it will deploy...
Clearwire targets 31 cities for LTE as WiMAX takes a beating

Interview: Clearwire CEO Sees 4G Opportunities Where Rival LightSquared Stumbled

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With rival LightSquared running into interference, Clearwire sees an even bigger opportunity for itself to offer a 4G network to others. “Our spectrum is clean, it’s contiguous, it’s deep and it doesn’t suffer from interference issues,” CEO Erik Prusch said in an interview at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s...
Interview: Clearwire CEO Sees 4G Opportunities Where Rival LightSquared Stumbled

Sprint Product Exec: Launching LTE Devices Before Network Just Makes Sense

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Sprint isn’t too concerned that it is selling LTE devices but has yet to officially launch the high-speed service anywhere in the U.S. “I think it is much to-do about nothing,” Sprint VP Fared Adib told AllThingsD in an interview on Tuesday. Customers sign up for two-year contracts, Adib said,...
Sprint Product Exec: Launching LTE Devices Before Network Just Makes Sense

As Sprint turns to LTE, WiMAX becomes its prepaid 4G network

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Sprint doesn’t plan to dump WiMAX entirely after it takes its new LTE network live this summer. Instead, it plans to reposition the older 4G technology as the network for its prepaid customers. Sprint will begin selling WiMAX devices next quarter under the Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands, network...
As Sprint turns to LTE, WiMAX becomes its prepaid 4G network

HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone

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Sprint let some hot news fly at CTIA today: The first commercially available phone that will support the WiMAX next-generation cell network will be the HTC EVO 4G. It’s a powerhouse of a phone, running a 1GHz processor even more powerful than what’s under the hood of the Nexus...
HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone
MVNO Voyager Mobile launching with no-contract plans starting at $19

Sprint Buying Clearwire For $2.2 Billion

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In an effort to rival its bigger peers, Sprint snaps up the other half of the massive wireless company. Sprint already owned about 50% ownership of Clearwire, but today it's just confirmed it's buying the remaining half of the company for around $2.2 billion in cash. With the deal,...
Sprint Buying Clearwire For $2.2 Billion

Prior to the network, Sprint outs the LG Viper, its first LTE phone

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Following up on last week’s news that Sprint’s LTE field testing is nearly complete, the carrier announced pre-orders will start on April 12 for its first LTE handset. The LG Viper gains the distinction as the first LTE device for Sprint’s LTE network, even though the network itself isn’t expected...
Prior to the network, Sprint outs the LG Viper, its first LTE phone

FreedomPop’s plan: an iPhone, a WiMAX shell and 1 GB free data

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FreedomPop’s plans to launch a ‘freemium’ mobile broadband aren’t just ambitious, they’re a bit zany – zany bordering on genius. Instead of providing a stand-alone smartphone and dealing with pesky issue of providing voice, it’s leveraging its data-only deal with Clearwire to sell a WiMAX modem shell. Customers then fit...
FreedomPop’s plan: an iPhone, a WiMAX shell and 1 GB free data
Samsung Galaxy S III now just $179.99 at Wirefly

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

Apple is Trying its Best to Kill HTC (And Doing a Pretty Good Job)

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There is blood in the water, and the big fish are circling to put the struggling, wounded little fish out of its misery. The little fish, which has some good qualities to offer the world, is having more and more trouble keeping the big fish away. This is happening...
Apple is Trying its Best to Kill HTC (And Doing a Pretty Good Job)
Sprint Looks To Buy Out Remainder Of Clearwire For Around $2.1B

Sprint: Baltimore, KC to get LTE; iPhone 40% of gross adds

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Sprint in the wake of its fall results expanded its LTE plans and also touted the iPhone as a better option for its network than Android. The carrier now planned to add its original WiMAX city, Baltimore, to the cities getting LTE-based 4G by mid-2012. Sprint's home area of Kansas...
Sprint: Baltimore, KC to get LTE; iPhone 40% of gross adds

Look out big telcos, Ting shares data across devices

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Ting, a new reseller of Sprint’s voice, 3G and WiMax services, launched this week with one of the most unique mobile plans to date. Much like large carrier family plans, Ting subscribers can share their voice minutes and text messages. But there’s a differentiating twist: Ting customers also share their...
Look out big telcos, Ting shares data across devices

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
MVNO Karma goes live, selling a 4G hotspot made for sharing

Clearwire expects TD-LTE by June 2013

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Clearwire chief Erik Prusch in comments during his company's fiscal results call Thursday set a timeframe for its move to LTE for 4G. He expected an initial round of 5,000 sites to switch on by June 2013. The currently WiMAX-only provider is planning to use TD-LTE on top of WiMAX...
Clearwire expects TD-LTE by June 2013

Clearwire: Just give us one more year on LTE

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We’ll have to wait another year for the LTE network Clearwire has long been promising. At its quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, Clearwire CEO Erik Prusch said the WiMAX carrier’s first batch of 5,000 LTE cell sites will be switched by June 2013, FierceWireless reported. The launch almost seems perfectly...
Clearwire: Just give us one more year on LTE

Apple rules top three smartphone spots but loses new users to Android

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Apple continues to hold the title for some of the top-selling smartphone models, with the iPhone 4S being the best selling handset in the US last quarter, according to a new report by market research firm NPD. But while the iPhone has repeatedly made Apple the top smartphone vendor...
Apple rules top three smartphone spots but loses new users to Android

FreedomPop launches free WiMAX services as a public beta

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FreedomPop has finally launched its promised free WiMAX wireless broadband services. Users will need to place a refundable deposit down on their choice of a wireless hotspot ($89), USB dongle ($49), iPhone 4/4S case ($99) or an iPod touch case ($99). In return, the first 500MB of data will be...
FreedomPop launches free WiMAX services as a public beta

Sprint’s ‘Tri-Fi’ Mobile Hotspot Plays Nice With 3G, WiMax, And LTE

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Talk about covering your bases. In addition to outing the EVO 4G LTE’s release date, Sprint (along with hardware partner Sierra Wireless) has pulled back the curtains on their new Tri-Fi mobile hotspot, which the carrier will launch for $99 after a mail-in rebate on May 18. Hotspots aren’t usually...
Sprint’s ‘Tri-Fi’ Mobile Hotspot Plays Nice With 3G, WiMax, And LTE

FreedomPop brings Internet access to the masses with Hub Burst modem and 1GB of free data

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FreedomPop, an Internet service provider (ISP) based in the United States, has announced a new broadband package today powered by the Clearwire WiMax network and offering up to 1GB of free data. As part of the announcement, the company is accepting pre-orders for its new FreedomPop Hub Burst modem, which...
FreedomPop brings Internet access to the masses with Hub Burst modem and 1GB of free data

WSJ believes Sprint is in trouble, but it really isn't

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Over the last year, Sprint has been working hard to rebuild its network to make it usable for its fifty million subscribers through Network Vision. The effort is difficult and expensive, but Sprint hopes it will pay off in the long run. The Wall Street Journal believes that it will...
WSJ believes Sprint is in trouble, but it really isn't
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