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Samsung drops Apple 3G ban hunt in Europe for “consumer choice”

Samsung drops Apple 3G ban hunt in Europe for “consumer choice”

Samsung has tweaked its standard-essential patent lawsuits against Apple in Europe, describing the decision to adjust its litigation as evidence that it stands behind its beliefs that consumer choice trumps all. "We strongly believe it is better when companies compete fairly in the marketplace" Samsung said in a statement today, "rather than in court." The move means Samsung is no longer looking to have Apple products barred from sale over alleged infringement of certain wireless technologies deemed essential with its products in Europe. Update: Turns out, Samsung isn't dropping the cases entirely; read on for the full details.

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Vodafone Sure Signal 2 sheds bulk but fills 3G blackspots for more users

Vodafone Sure Signal 2 sheds bulk but fills 3G blackspots for more users

Vodafone UK has outed its second-generation Sure Signal, squeezing the femtocell down into a wall-wart scale casing to boost network performance in low-signal areas. The new version - considerably smaller than the router-sized first-gen Sure Signal - features a pass-through power socket and can give a full set of bars to up to eight devices simultaneously, by re-routing them over your broadband connection.

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Nexus 7 3G back on sale in UK

Nexus 7 3G back on sale in UK

Google's Nexus 7 3G is back in stock in the UK, with stocks of the 7-inch tablet finally restored after selling out shortly after the first listing went live. The ASUS-made slate - which is priced at £239 with 32GB of storage and an unlocked HSPA+ modem - currently ships in 3-5 days, according to Google's Play store, as per the WiFi-only 16GB and 32GB versions.

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Apple quietly delays some international iPad mini 4G preorders

Apple quietly delays some international iPad mini 4G preorders

Delivery times for some preorders of the iPad mini WiFi + Cellular have slipped back into early December, with Apple quietly updating its tracking system from the original "late November" estimate for international buyers. Some shoppers checking their order status today have found that Apple has pushed back the delivery to December 4, even if they placed orders for the 3G/4G-enabled tablet shortly after it went up for sale.

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Nexus 7 with 3G now shipping

Nexus 7 with 3G now shipping

The Nexus 7 is arguably one of the best Android tablets out on the market currently, and for a $200 starting price for 16GB, there's not a lot to complain about. However, if you're wanting a Nexus 7 with 3G capabilities and want it unlocked, it's only $100 more. Plus, it comes in a lone 32GB variant with an AT&T SIM card.

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T-Mobile USA lights up new HSPA+ and blasts AT&T iPhone speeds

T-Mobile USA lights up new HSPA+ and blasts AT&T iPhone speeds

T-Mobile USA has turned on HSPA+ in three new metro areas, claiming that in its tests with an unlocked iPhone 4S, it saw 70-percent faster downloads than on AT&T. The new service - in select parts of Washington D.C, Baltimore, and Houston - joins T-Mobile's existing iPhone-compatible "4G" 1900MHz provision as the carrier tries to remain relevant in the face of LTE services from rivals.

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Nexus 7 32GB and 32GB HSPA+ official

Nexus 7 32GB and 32GB HSPA+ official

Google has refreshed the Nexus 7 with a new 32GB version, making the 16GB model the entry-level for under two hundred bucks, and throwing in an HSPA+ model for good measure. The 7-inch tablet, announced back at Google I/O, now has more internal storage for carrying extra music and video, while the HSPA+ version will mean getting online is more straightfoward.

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Apple reveals Samsung under 3G patent US antitrust investigation

Apple reveals Samsung under 3G patent US antitrust investigation

Samsung is under antitrust investigation in the US, new Apple documents have apparently confirmed, with the US International Trade Commission looking into whether the Korean firm misused 3G patents. An Apple filing on Monday revealed the existence of the ongoing inquiry, the WSJ reports, and though none of the involved parties would comment officially, a person familiar with the investigation said that it had been underway "for several months" alongside a European probe.

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