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Verizon 4G LTE expands to 500 markets, nearly covers 3G footprint

Verizon 4G LTE expands to 500 markets, nearly covers 3G footprint

It may seem hard to believe, but Verizon was the first carrier to launch 4G LTE just two and a half years ago. Now, the carrier has launched the faster data service in its 500th market in the US. This means that Verizon's LTE now covers 99% of the carrier's 3G footprint, which is approximately just a couple million shy of 300 million people.

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Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue tries to make tablet voice calls fashionable

Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue tries to make tablet voice calls fashionable

Huawei's latest Android tablet has broken cover, the MediaPad 7 Vogue, a 7-inch slate that also doubles as an unwieldy phone for voice calls. Fronted by a 1024 x 600 IPS LCD touchscreen, the MediaPad 7 Vogue clads its own K3V2 1.2GHz quadcore Cortex-A9 chipset in an aluminum unibody casing, and runs Android 4.1 with Huawei's Emotion UI 1.5.

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Verizon increases prepaid data limits for 3G phones

Verizon increases prepaid data limits for 3G phones

Mobile phone contracts provide a relatively easy way to get a shiny new smartphone, however there are also those who already have a capable device on hand that prefer to go the no-contract route. That being the case, it looks like Verizon Wireless has recently bumped the data allowances on their prepaid 3G smartphone plans. There are two plans available and they are priced from $60 per month.

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Galaxy Tab 3 revamps Samsung’s 7-inch Android tablet range

Galaxy Tab 3 revamps Samsung’s 7-inch Android tablet range

Samsung has revealed its latest Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, slimming down from its 7-inch predecessor and offering WiFi-only and WiFi + 3G variants. The new slate, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a 1.2GHz dualcore processor, trims the bezels of its 1024 x 600 LCD TFT display so as to come in at a trimmer 111.1 x 188 x 9.9mm, while still accommodating a 4,000 mAh battery.

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North Korea has millions of 3G subscribers, says Koryolink CEO

North Korea has millions of 3G subscribers, says Koryolink CEO

North Korea's relationship with the world wide web has been mostly non-existent, with most of those who reside in the nation being forbade from accessing the Internet. Slowly, however, connectivity has leaked into the northern Korean nation, which now has nearly 2 million 3G subscribers, according to service provider Koryolink's CEO Ezz Heikal.

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Sony drops PS Vita 3G to $199 in some US Sony Stores

Sony drops PS Vita 3G to $199 in some US Sony Stores

On February 18, Sony dropped the price of its PS Vita in Japan to 19,980 yen ($212) due to lackluster sales. According to the folks over at Joystiq, the price drop has reached parts of the US, with Sony Stores across the nation offering the PS Vita 3G for $199.97. The price is not reflected online, however, and various information was given around the drop.

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Pictures from North Korea hit Instagram after its 3G network goes live

Pictures from North Korea hit Instagram after its 3G network goes live

On February 22, we reported that North Korea planned to switch on a 3G mobile data network for visitors by March 1, providing for the first time an open Internet connection to foreigners in the nation. Now that the network is live, visitors in the country have begun uploading pictures from within to Instagram, giving a glimpse into the locked down nation.

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Verizon offering new prepaid plans for 3G phones

Verizon offering new prepaid plans for 3G phones

If mobile phone contracts just aren't your thing, then you're most likely on a prepaid plan, and Verizon Wireless has just rolled out two new options for 3G-enabled smartphones of "budget-minded" consumers. Both plans offer unlimited voice and texting, and the 500MB option will cost $60 per month, while 2GB of data will cost $70 per month.

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Phones 4u’s LIFE Mobile hits UK in March with EE’s help (but no 4G)

Phones 4u’s LIFE Mobile hits UK in March with EE’s help (but no 4G)

UK mobiles retailer Phones 4u will launch a new network, LIFE Mobile, in March 2013, using EE's network as its backbone, though subscribers will miss out on 4G support initially. The deal, EE's 25th MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) agreement, will at first offer only 2G/3G support to subscribers, presumably since the 4G carrier wants to keep its LTE goodness as an exclusive feature itself.

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AT&T allowing FaceTime over cellular for all tiered data customers

AT&T allowing FaceTime over cellular for all tiered data customers

After several months from Apple announcing FaceTime over cellular, AT&T is finally rolling the feature out to all of its tiered data customers. AT&T cites that its testing phase for FaceTime over cellular is complete, and will be enabled for all of its customers, including those on tiered data plans at no additional cost.

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Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 tablet hits AT&T for $199

Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 tablet hits AT&T for $199

This week the Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 7-inch tablet has been revealed in its mobile data-connected iteration as carried by AT&T right here in the USA. This device will be appearing in your hands with 3G – UMTS 850/1900 MHz connectivity and the same 7-inch 1024x600 LCD TN (170 ppi) display you'll get with the wifi-only version. This machine comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich inside as well as a MediaTek 6575 1.0 Ghz Cortex- A9 processor (single core) to keep you running smooth.

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TP-Link unveils battery-powered 3G mobile Wi-Fi device

TP-Link unveils battery-powered 3G mobile Wi-Fi device

If you're always on the go, finding hotspot to be able to access your e-mail and other networks can be difficult in some areas. A company called TP-Link has announced a new product that will make it easy to stay connected on the go called the M5350. The device is a battery powered 3G mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

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