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Windows Phone 8 hits Verizon pre-order tomorrow with HTC and Nokia

Windows Phone 8 hits Verizon pre-order tomorrow with HTC and Nokia

It's time for the HTC Windows Phone 8X, Nokia Lumia 822, and Samsung ATIV Odyssey to hit Verizon and start the Windows Phone 8 party on the United States' largest mobile carrier. Each of these devices will be working with 4G LTE connectivity and will be bringing on what Verizon assures will be an interface that will allow you "new ways to further personalize your smartphone" - as Steve Ballmer has made clear many times. They also assure you that "Windows Phone 8 will debut on a number of new smartphones" as well - can we hope for more Verizon action soon?

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HTC Verizon event set for November 13, DROID DNA likely

HTC Verizon event set for November 13, DROID DNA likely

On the 13th of this month there will indeed be an event held by HTC and Verizon at once, bringing on a new device that's quite likely looking like what we've been teased with over the past few weeks - the HTC DROID DNA. This device is the only un-revealed machine we've seen that's heading for Verizon from HTC that's been visible in leaks over the past few weeks, and with the way the market looks today, such a phablet is quite likely to pop up soon. You'll want to stick right here to SlashGear for the big event on the 13th as it'll be bright with high definition and massive display size, one way or another.

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HTC DROID DNA leaks as massive phablet for December

HTC DROID DNA leaks as massive phablet for December

It's time for the ADR6435 Deluxe to pop up from HTC, a DROID device bringing on the greatness of the HTC J Butterfly here to the USA on Verizon's 4G LTE network. This device has the highest definition display on the planet at over 400 PPI and will be appearing in early December according to @evleaks, a notoriously accurate leaker of mobile device images and details. This device is HTC's answer to the phablet craze, that being the Samsung Galaxy Note and LG Intuition beasts that've been released over the past few months.

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LG Spectrum 2 brings Optimus LTE2 to Verizon with wireless charging

LG Spectrum 2 brings Optimus LTE2 to Verizon with wireless charging

It's time for some more international flavor over at Verizon with the Optimus LTE2 hitting their 4G LTE airwaves re-named LG Spectrum 2 with a remix on the apps and features. Inside this device you'll find a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm and a lovely 4.7-inch HD display up front with 1GB of RAM inside and a $99.99 price tag after $50 mail-in rebate. It's also got 16GB internal storage, a microSD card slot for 32GB more, and of course 4G LTE connectivity.

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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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