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Verizon to release 4G Android tablets in Q4, 4G phones in May 2011

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

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While AT&T may be taking its time to move on to a 4G network, Verizon is taking the opposite approach.  The company has said on previous occasions that they plan to have their 4G LTE network lit up in 25-30 markets by Q4 of this year and recently stated that they will have devices to take advantage of that speedy new network shortly thereafter.  Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has stated that Big Red won’t have any 4G-ready phones until May 2011, but that there will be up to five 4G phones available at that time.  It’s unclear who will manufacture those devices or what operating system(s) they will run, but given Verizon’s close relationship with Google and Android lately, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if at least one of these 4G phones was running the Android OS.

If you can’t wait until May 2011, McAdam went on to say that Verizon will be releasing tablets capable of using the new 4G network in Q4 of this year and that most of them would be Android-based.  Are you planning on picking up a new Android tablet or 4G phone to try out Verizon’s LTE network? Tell us below!

Ok, it’s official! Every Android lover American out there can get happy! I don’t live in America, but for what I’ve heard Verizon seems to be the biggest carrier around there right? So, it couldnt be better! Android tablets on the biggest carrier? Sonds like a piece of heaven to me 🙂

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LTE vs WiMAX – Comparing both 4G mobile broadband standards

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

wimax versus lte comparison logoThe future of the US mobile broadband market is taking shape right before our very eyes, with both the LTE and WiMAX flavors of 4G wireless data networks promising to deliver the internet to your mobile phone at speeds that might give your home broadband connection a case of “bandwidth envy.” But, with heavyweights behind both the LTE and WiMAX 4G technologies battling it out for mind share (that’s you, silly), it can be confusing to figure out which side of the great wireless Internet divide you should be sitting. That’s where IntoMobile comes in. This is where we break down the pros and cons of each technology to help you decide whether or not to go with WiMAX now or wait for LTE in the near future.Comparing the pros and cons of LTE vs WiMAX as alternative 4G    mobile broadband technologies. Each tech offers benefits over the other    wireless data standard.

Carriers across the US and around the world are racing to build the next-generation of data networks to meet ever increasing demand for fast internet connections available at the press of a button. And, they have something in common – both technologies use the same fundamental wireless standard – known as OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing), which is just a fancy way to say “chopping data up into little bundles.” WiMAX, which is available now, offers peak wireless data speeds of up to 6 Mbps on the downstream and 1 Mbps for sending data upstream. It’s arch-rival, Long Term Evolution (LTE), can ferry data to you at download speeds of 100 Mbps and support upload speeds of 50 Mbps. That would make LTE the clear winner. Right? Well, that depends.

If you’re looking for right-now mobile broadband service, the WiMAX services currently offered by Clearwire and Sprint (NYSE: S) are your best (and only) bet. There are already a handful of WiMAX-capable devices on market that can take advantage of the nascent 4G tech. You can light up your home or smartphone with blazing fast wireless data today, as in right this moment (as long as you live in one of the 15 US States where Clearwire has managed to launch their network). There are also open-standards issues that make WiMAX more friendly for consumers and carriers alike. Sprint uses Clearwire’s infrastructure for the Sprint 4G network, so all this applies to Sprint as well.

Flip the coin, and you get the arguments for LTE being the standard of choice. Proponents, such as ourselves at times, will tell you that LTE has been shown to hit wireless download speeds of up to 100 Mbps. That means you can download about two 5-minute MP3 files every second. Think about that. Sure, it would only take WiMAX about seven minutes to download a single 5-minute MP3 file, which is still fast, but it’s nowhere near the theoretical scale of LTE. What’s more, Verizon, AT&T (although it plans to upgrade their network to offer 14.4 Mbps speeds first), T-Mobile (although, T-Mobile (NYSE: DT) USA is concentrating on HSPA+ upgrades to deliver broadband-like speeds), and even MetroPCS have all thrown their weight behind the LTE standard in the US.

It’s a tough choice. We know. But, seeing as how WiMAX is available now, we’re going to have to give the win to WiMAX. The infographic below should make that abundantly clear. If not, or you disagree, let us know in the comments below!

A very nice article from IntoMobile that I think says it all! Let’s just wait and see how, in the future, this goes!

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HTC Evo 4G Video Calling and More

17 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

One of my favourite bloggers, Jon from tehkseven.net and phonedog.com has made it’s weekly bone for PhoneDog where we rounds up all the cool news reported from the rest of the crew at phonedog.com

Enjoy his “vidjeo”!

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