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Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio promises tiny 2G/3G/4G cell base-stations

Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio promises tiny 2G/3G/4G cell base-stations

Cellular base-stations generally aren't all that interesting or visually endearing, but at least Alcatel-Lucent's new lightRadio technology promises to make them easier to ignore. Billed as a way to break down existing base stations into a combination of individual antenna and cloud-based components, rather than demanding multiple 2G, 3G and 4G antennas the lightRadio system has a single, 5cm cube with a software-defined radio.

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Google Cr-48 gets Gobi 3G unlock for GSM support

Google Cr-48 gets Gobi 3G unlock for GSM support

One of the lucky minority with a Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook? Maybe you were one of SlashGear's lucky winners a few months back, or came up trumps in Google's invitation-only program. Either way, there's a new Google update out which apparently enables GSM functionality on the Cr-48's integrated modem. Hexxeh spotted the update to the Qualcomm Gobi modem, and quickly figured out some instructions as to how to get it all to work on AT&T.

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Verizon Presto 4G LTE Hotspot is Samsung’s SCH-LC11, due February 17?

Verizon Presto 4G LTE Hotspot is Samsung’s SCH-LC11, due February 17?

Samsung's SCH-LC11 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot slipped out at CES 2011 with the promise of dual-mode EVDO Rev.A and LTE support for Verizon's network, but no release date in tow. However, in among the recent Best Buy slip - which confirmed the XOOM and ThunderBolt launch schedules - there's also confirmation of the Samsung Presto "Hotspot", due on February 17, which could well be the official name of the SCH-LC11.

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AT&T Mobile Hotspot plan due Feb 13 as tethering bundle doubles

AT&T Mobile Hotspot plan due Feb 13 as tethering bundle doubles

AT&T has officially confirmed its mobile hotspot plans, with the app debuting for Android smartphones with the launch of the HTC Inspire 4G come February 13. Before then, subscribers to AT&T's existing smartphone tethering plan will be alerted via SMS that they now have 4GB, not 2GB for the same $20 per month.

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Egypt back online: Internet, 3G & BlackBerry reported working

Egypt back online: Internet, 3G & BlackBerry reported working

Egypt is reportedly back online, after the government pulled the plug last week in an attempt to undermine protests in the country. According to multiple reports on Twitter, connectivity has been restored including 3G mobile networks and BlackBerry services.

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iPad 2 uses 1.2GHz dual-core, 30-35% slimmer display, tips analyst

iPad 2 uses 1.2GHz dual-core, 30-35% slimmer display, tips analyst

Fresh iPad 2 speculation this weekend, as a new Chinese analyst report lends weight to some of the more common rumors we've been hearing, as well as getting specific about what processor the second-gen slate will run. According to Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities, in a report quoted by AppleInsider, the new iPad will use an ARM Cortex A9 1.2GHz dual-core CPU complete with Imagination's SGX543 dual-core graphics. However, according to Kuo there won't be a dual-mode iPad world 3G model.

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ZyXEL MWR211 Mobile Router Review

ZyXEL MWR211 Mobile Router Review

Mobile hotspots are relatively common by now, and more and more smartphones offer data-sharing among their features; what, though, if you've already got a USB modem and are tied into - or content with - your existing data package? ZyXEL believes it has the answer in the shape of the MWR211 mobile router, a palm-sized way to share your connection while mobile. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sony NGP to come in 3G and WiFi-only versions

Sony NGP to come in 3G and WiFi-only versions

The Sony NGP may have a significantly more impressive spec sheet than its PSP predecessor, but there's still confusion as to whether all versions of the console will have integrated 3G connectivity. While it's on the spec sheet alongside WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, SCEE president Andrew House told Eurogamer that there will be 3G and non-3G versions of the NGP.

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Verizon HTC Thunderbolt to do simultaneous voice & 3G data?

Verizon HTC Thunderbolt to do simultaneous voice & 3G data?

The Verizon iPhone 4's inability to do simultaneous voice and 3G data is still one of the key differentiators between it and AT&T's GSM version, but it seems not all Verizon smartphones are created equal. According to a purported leak from inside the carrier and passed to Phandroid, the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt will actually support simultaneous voice and 3G data; however, it's not something we should expect to hear Verizon making much noise about.

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Sony NGP is “next generation portable” PSP2

Sony NGP is “next generation portable” PSP2

As expected, Sony has outed its "PSP2", currently codenamed the Sony next generation portable entertainment system or NGP, and expected to go on sale at the end of 2011. Based on a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor and Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU, the NGP has a 5-inch OLED 960 x 544 multitouch-capable touchscreen on the front and a multitouch pad on the back, for what Sony describes as "touch, grab, trace, push and pull" gestures in gameplay.

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Attocell is a femtocell for the iPhone and more

Attocell is a femtocell for the iPhone and more

I think that at this point most of us are familiar with a femtocell and what it is and when you need one. Basically, the femtocell is a way to give you a better mobile phone signal indoors and to allow you to route phone calls over your broadband connection rather than the mobile network.

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Barnes & Noble NOOK 3G reportedly discontinued

Barnes & Noble NOOK 3G reportedly discontinued

Barnes & Noble is reportedly planning to discontinue the NOOK 3G, the original version of its dual-display ereader. According to Engadget's source, the retailer has warned stores not to place large orders of NOOK 3G units, since there won't be stock sufficient to fulfil them.

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