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T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note II has hardware support for LTE

T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note II has hardware support for LTE

At the moment, one of the downsides to picking T-Mobile over a number of other carriers is that T-Mobile doesn't yet have a 4G LTE network set up. We were thinking that this would naturally mean no LTE support built into T-Mobile's version of the Galaxy Note II, but today we're finding out that assumption was wrong. AnandTech pointed out that T-Mobile's version of the Note II has hidden support for LTE under the hood in its review of the device, meaning that you if buy the Note II, you won't have to buy an entirely new device once T-Mobile gets the ball rolling on its own LTE network.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on

It's time for the most gigantic branding you've ever seen on a smartphone, right here live on the Galaxy Note II made by Samsung and plastered by Verizon. What will likely be one of the most sought-after models of the Galaxy Note II here is also being shown to have a Verizon logo on the front on the home button - as big as the home button - with Verizon's 4G LTE branding on the back panel as well, rather massively. We got ahold of this Verizon Galaxy Note II unit at the Samsung Galaxy Note II World Tour NYC stop this week amid many party favors indeed.

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Researchers use algebra to boost bandwidth, reduce network congestion

Researchers use algebra to boost bandwidth, reduce network congestion

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that they can improve data speeds over cellular networks by reducing dropped packets without any new or added hardware. Using just algebraic equations, the researchers can transfer dropped packets to the receiving device in order to solve the problem of a missing chunk, which then frees up the network for other tasks.

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iPad Mini, fourth generation iPad heading to Verizon

iPad Mini, fourth generation iPad heading to Verizon

In case you missed all of the hullabaloo, the iPad Mini and the fourth generation iPad were revealed earlier today, and both of them are sporting 4G functionality. Now, all Apple enthusiasts need to do is decide where they're going to purchase their shiny new tablet. Verizon has announced that it will offer both the fourth generation iPad and the iPad Mini at launch, so if you're looking to take full advantage of their 4G capabilities, Verizon might be a good choice.

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HTC DLX phablet teased in photoshopped forgeries [UPDATE]

HTC DLX phablet teased in photoshopped forgeries [UPDATE]

You may be having a freak-out session right this minute over a set of "spy shots" released to the press via Android Central - if you'll have a closer look, you'll see some photoshop magic. [UPDATE: not so fast!*] These images show the HTC DLX with a 5-inch display, 4G LTE from Verizon, Beats Audio integrated, back-facing camera with single LED flash, and a rather thin/tall body overall. All of this photoshopped nonsense doesn't disprove, on the other hand, that Verizon could be planning their next big DROID Incredible device.

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iPad mini release list clarified: two colors, three sizes

iPad mini release list clarified: two colors, three sizes

This week another release list has been shown with the SKU numbers of each of what appear to be 24 different iPad mini models coming rather soon to an Apple store near you. This listing shows that there will be two different colors - white and black (A and B), four different storage capacities (8, 16, 32, and 64GB), and three different kinds of wireless internet connectivity. These models will likely come in wi-fi only, 3G, and 4G LTE capability configurations right out of the gate.

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Motorola DROID RAZR HD Review

Motorola DROID RAZR HD Review

With Verizon's next in an ever-expanding line of RAZR devices here with the Motorola DROID RAZR HD we're getting essentially the same experience as we did with the RAZR M, except this time it's quite a bit larger. With a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED display on top of a dual-core processor from Qualcomm, it's not just the screen we're impressed with. This device brings on one of the most refined Motorola experiences we've seen thus far, matching at least the impression we've had with the M, and out-doing it for the large-display-lovers.

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AT&T LG Optimus G Review

AT&T LG Optimus G Review

With the LG Optimus G, this OEM brings on its most powerful device by a long shot, with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor inside and a 4.7-inch TrueHD IPS+ LCD display up front, this running on AT&T's 4G LTE network here in the USA. What we're seeing here is a device that's ever so slightly confused in its identity - with more power than it knows what to do with in a device that looks and feels fabulous, but is just a bit bigger and more slippery than a normal-sized human being will be comfortable holding. Perhaps this combination of looks and processing power are enough to convince us that LG has suddenly become as much of a top-tier contender in the USA as Samsung and Apple?

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AT&T LG Optimus G hands-on with quad-core gaming

AT&T LG Optimus G hands-on with quad-core gaming

It's time to take a peek at the LG Optimus G as it runs on AT&T's 4G LTE network and busts out with the majorly powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor on a set of three lovely games. The first game we're taking a peek at is Wild Blood, a hack-and-slash monster-slaying 3rd-person adventure from Gameloft. Gameloft also presents the second game we're having a peek at, that being Asphalt 7, a racing game with lots and lots of drifting. Then it's time for a glu-developed game by the name of Indestructible - one car destroys another with chain guns, missiles, and many, many bombs. UPDATE: We've now got an AT&T LG Optimus G full review as well!

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