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  • 3G vs. 4G: Real-world speed tests

    Mobile workers who need always-on Internet access -- and who don't want to rely on public Wi-Fi hot spots -- often turn to a cellular network for connectivity, using either a 3G-equipped notebook or an external 3G modem. Now carriers are touting faster fourth-generation wireless networks as the next phase of mobile computing. But to make use of the new networks, you have to buy a 4G-capable device or modem and a new, often more-expensive service plan.

    Written by Brian Nadel16 Dec. 10 11:26
  • 4G smackdown: Verizon LTE vs. the rest

    Verizon's 4G LTE service goes live Sunday in 39 cities, growing the field of companies offering fast mobile broadband 4G service. Verizon joins Sprint and T-Mobile which are also hawking wireless services at 4G data speeds. Meanwhile lesser-known providers such as Clear and Metro PCS are getting in on the action as well.

    Written by Jared Newman03 Dec. 10 07:03
  • Sprint open to boosting Clearwire investment

    Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse downplayed the financial problems of Clearwire on Tuesday, and said Sprint may yet invest more money in the company.

    Written by Stephen Lawson10 Nov. 10 07:02
  • 4G definition creates marketing free-for-all

    Now that LTE and WiMax officially are not 4G, use of that heavily advertised term is a free-for-all -- at least until it comes time to name the next wave of mobile networks.

    Written by Stephen Lawson05 Nov. 10 12:29
  • Sprint launches Dell-made 3G/4G netbook, notebook

    CHICAGO -- Sprint Nextel Tuesday unveiled dual-mode 3G/4G-embedded netbook and notebook computers, both made by Dell, at the 4G World conference here.

    Written by Matt Hamblen20 Oct. 10 09:09
  • Sprint intros affordable Android phones, new app program

    Sprint brings Android smartphones to the masses with the introduction of three budget-friendly Android phones here at CTIA. Phones include LG Optimus S, Sanyo Zio and the Samsung Transform. The three phones will be first to take advantage of a new Sprint app program called Sprint ID, also announced Wednesday.

    Written by Ginny Mies07 Oct. 10 11:16
  • Sprint leaders quit Clearwire board

    Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse and two other Sprint executives have resigned from the board of Clearwire "out of an abundance of caution" after Clearwire raised concerns about possible antitrust issues, Clearwire said Thursday.

    Written by Stephen Lawson01 Oct. 10 08:29
  • Sprint leaders quit Clearwire board

    Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse and two other Sprint executives have resigned from the board of Clearwire "out of an abundance of caution" after Clearwire raised concerns about possible antitrust issues, Clearwire said Thursday.

    Written by Stephen Lawson01 Oct. 10 03:15
  • Verizon CEO expects data pricing tiers within six months

    Tiered data pricing is coming to Verizon Wireless customers within four to six months, Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg said at an investor conference early Thursday.

    Written by Matt Hamblen24 Sept. 10 04:36
  • Droid X update to Froyo is now ready

    Verizon Wireless will push Android 2.2, or Froyo over the air to Motorola Droid X smartphones on Wednesday, though customers can now start updating to the new OS now on their own, the carrier said Tuesday.

    Written by Matt Hamblen22 Sept. 10 07:09
  • Sprint says Galaxy Tab still under development

    A Sprint Nextel spokesman said late Friday that the Galaxy Tab with the Android Froyo operating system is still under development, and suggested that reported problems with running Android apps would be fixed before the device is released this fall.

    Written by Matt Hamblen18 Sept. 10 07:31
  • Mobile marketer sues T-Mobile for blocking texts

    Mobile marketer EZ Texting has filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile USA, after the mobile carrier began blocking its subscribers from exchanging text messages with EZ Texting customers.

    Written by Grant Gross18 Sept. 10 06:42
  • Operators get creative due to spectrum crunch

    The spectrum shortage is forcing mobile operators to experiment more with pricing models, new technologies and partnerships, executives speaking at the Mobile Future Forward event in Seattle said Wednesday.

    Written by Nancy Gohring09 Sept. 10 09:34
  • Samsung Epic 4G smartphone to debut Aug. 31

    The Samsung Epic 4G will debut Aug. 31 for $250 after rebate and with a Sprint Nextel two-year agreement, the carrier announced today.

    Written by Matt Hamblen13 Aug. 10 02:38
  • 4G czar at Sprint backs WiMax 'singularly'

    Don't ask Matt Carter, president of 4G at Sprint Nextel, about LTE, a competing wireless technology. He wants to focus on Sprint's use of WiMax for 4G wireless networks.

    Written by Matt Hamblen12 Aug. 10 06:57
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