T-Mobile expands 4G services to 8 new metros in USA, plans to offer 42 Mbps speeds by 2011

 

T-Mobile is expanding it’s 4G mobile broadband network to 8 new metro areas which are Detroit, Mich.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Harlingen, Texas; Lafayette and South Bend, Ind.; Montgomery, Ala.; Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va. and Youngstown, Ohio.

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NTT DOCOMO to Launch Xi LTE Service in Japan with 75 Mbps download speeds

NTT DOCOMO,  has announced it’s plan to launch of Xi (read “Crossy”), Japan’s first Long Term Evolution (LTE) service on December 24, 2010 with maximum download speeds of 75 Mbps which is 10 times faster than DOCOMO’s current FOMA 3G service.  The service will be initially offered via USB dongles to computers and support for voice calls will come in April 2011 to coincide with the company’s launch of LTE phones. Xi or 4G craziness will land first in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka
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Sprint to update the Epic 4G to resolve data speeds

Per a post by an administrator on the Sprint official forums, the Samsung Epic 4G may be in for some updates as soon as today for some users. The update is said to resolve some of the 3G/4G speed issues many users have been complaining about. The official post from the administrator goes a little something like this:

Good news – an update will be released tomorrow 9/30.  It will be rolled out over a 4 day period so not everyone will get it on day 1. I will have the standard MR information (fixes included, rollout schedule, etc) available tomorrow morning and will post it in a new featured thread.

Will this please the well over 500 users complaining currently on the forum about the issue? I guess if you are the chosen one  you will find out soon. Let us know how it works out for you.

via [Boy Genius Report]

Samsung Epic 4G hitting Sprint Aug 31st for $249!

Folks over at USA are waiting for Samsung Epic 4G from a long time, and finally Samsung has announced that the Epic 4G is hitting Sprint on August 31st, for $249.99 with a 2-yr agreement and $100 mail in rebate.

Epic 4G is an epic phone, and for some reasons it’s better than the EVO 4G. The Epic 4G comes with a Super AMOLED display, which is bright and clear as compared to the EVO. Epic 4G is expensive than the Evo, but it worth it because the Epic comes with a blazing fast processor, better display, and the slide out QWERTY keyboard.

If you want to know more why the Epic is better, than Sprint made it easy for you. Here is a video after the break, in which Sprint compares the EPIC 4G with the EVO 4G. Have a look:

Sprint EVO 4G getting Android 2.2 on August 3

Good news for the people who are waiting for Android 2.2 for their HTC EVO 4G. Sprint has officially announced that the Android 2.2 for EVO 4G will be live on August 3. After the Google Nexus One, EVO 4G is going to be the first device to receive Android 2.2. Continue reading “Sprint EVO 4G getting Android 2.2 on August 3”

Samsung Epic 4G Complete Specs Emerge

The complete specs of the most awaited smartphone, Samsung Epic 4G is finally available. This handset is powered by android 2.1 operating system and 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Processor.

The complete specs of the most awaited smartphone, Samsung Epic 4G is finally available. This handset is powered by Android 2.1 operating system and 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Processor. Other features include a 4 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and HD (720p) video recording, 4G connectivity and much more. Check out the complete specs below.

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Sprint considering on LTE and T-Mobile merger

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse was talking to the Financial Times, while giving the interview, Dan Hesse said that “We have the spectrum resources where we could add LTE if we choose to do that, on top of the WiMAX network. The beauty of having a lot of spectrum is we have a lot of flexibility.” That means that Sprint is also considering on LTE, not only on 4G (WiMax). There is no doubt in it that LTE is more faster than WiMax. Sprint WiMax partner, Clearwire also said that LTE is a possibility in the future. Continue reading “Sprint considering on LTE and T-Mobile merger”

Verizon 4G LTE Trial in Boston

As many of you might know there is a ongoing battle between  LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WiMax which are both 4G(4th Generation) Wireless Standards . Sprint has decided to go with WiMax as their 4G standard whereas Verizon believes in LTE. Verizon Wireless is already conducting LTE trials in Boston , USA in a Pizzeria. Continue reading “Verizon 4G LTE Trial in Boston”

HTC EVO 4G Promo Video

HTC EVO 3G was recently announced at the CTIA 2010. This is the Sprint’s first smartphone which has a 4G connectivity. This handset is powered by Android 2.1 operating system, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and so on.

HTC EVO 3G was recently announced at the CTIA 2010. This is the Sprint’s first smartphone which has a 4G connectivity. This handset is powered by Android 2.1 operating system, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera and much more. Check out the specs and promo video of this device below.

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Sprint Launching HTC EVO 4G On April 16?

HTC EVO 4G, the powerful smartphone which was announced last week by Sprint at the CTIA 2010 is expected to launch next month. According to the Sprint’s Facebook page, this handset will be available from April 16 in the US.

HTC EVO 4G, the powerful smartphone which was announced last week by Sprint at the CTIA 2010 is expected to launch next month. According to the Sprint’s Facebook page, this handset will be available from April 16 in the US. HTC EVO 4G is the Sprint’s first smartphone which comes with a 4G connectivity.

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HTC EVO 4G Hands-On Videos

HTC EVO 4G is the Sprint’s first smartphone which has a 4G connectivity. This powerful device was recently unveiled at CTIA 2010. Check out some exclusive hands-on videos of this device.

HTC EVO 4G is the Sprint’s first smartphone which has a 4G connectivity. This powerful device was recently unveiled at CTIA 2010. This handset is powered by Android 2.1 operating system and 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. Check out some exclusive hands-on videos of this device below.

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Editorial : The US gets a 4G phone , India gets the iPhone 3GS on a 2.5G Network. Who is to blame ?

Our friends in US are pre-ordering a 4G / WiMax Phone – the HTC EVO 4G.  In India , we still don’t have widespread 3G coverage. 3G services are being offered by only BSNL and MTNL currently and auctions for private players are hopefully starting in April.

Many users in India are already carrying a 3G capable device thanks to handset makers  like Nokia and the likes. But most of those users cannot use the 3G feature on the phone here. It’s simply irrelevant. Adding insult to injury is the launch of the iPhone 3GS on the nation’s largest GSM operator Airtel who has a 2.5G or 2.75G network. So who is to blame for the denial of the latest technology to one of the largest mobile markets in the world  ? Continue reading “Editorial : The US gets a 4G phone , India gets the iPhone 3GS on a 2.5G Network. Who is to blame ?”