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Coolpad Quattro II 4G and 8920 smartphone hands-on

Coolpad Quattro II 4G and 8920 smartphone hands-on

When you hear the name Coolpad it might not ring a bell but the company has big plans for their phones in the US, and are here in Las Vegas for CTIA showing off their latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphones. The popular Chinese manufacturer wants to deliver quality 4G LTE smartphones for those on a budget, and in a way have stolen the show here at Pepcom. We got a look at their new Quattro II 4G, as well as the impressive 8920 that recently launched in China.

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Verizon 4G LTE nearing 500 markets across US

Verizon 4G LTE nearing 500 markets across US

Verizon is continuing to roll out its 4G LTE in more locations across the US of A by hitting many of the smaller cities and towns in between of the larger cities that they've already hit. Doing so will soon see them reaching the 500-market milestone. The carrier already has the largest LTE network in the US, and they expect to completely blanket their 3G network with LTE in just a couple of months.

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Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Hands-on with PureView photo samples

Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Hands-on with PureView photo samples

This week we've gotten our first opportunity to have a peek at the high-end Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon, a device that takes Nokia's unique angle on Windows Phone 8 and brings it to the big red 4G LTE carrier. This machine works with 4G LTE / CDMA as well as HSPA+, this device prepared for global travel as Verizon devices are apt to do - more and more as the trend catches on, that is. This device is largely similar to the Nokia Lumia 920 released with AT&T earlier this year and has some distinct similarities with the other Nokia smartphone revealed in full this week: the Lumia 925.

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Google X Phone leaks converge: is Nexus done for?

Google X Phone leaks converge: is Nexus done for?

Here in the weekend days before Google I/O 2013, the company's big developer conference for the year, two new clues leading to a new era in Motorola-made Android smartphones have been added to story called X Phone. The device in question has appeared as an AT&T-supported smartphone in the FCC this weekend as well as in benchmark test results on a publicly viewable archive. This device will likely appear as a developer give-away at the Google convention on Wednesday.

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Pantech Perception Review

Pantech Perception Review

This week we've had the opportunity to have a peek at the newest smartphone from Verizon in the Pantech Perception, a device whose gesture abilities appear at first to outweigh its full suite of high-end specifications. While this device isn't exactly a match for the likes of the GALAXY S 4 from Samsung or the HTC One by any means, Pantech does appear to have created a solid device for the masses, and not one meant for the budget crowd they've so often tended to in the past.

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China said to get first LTE network this year

China said to get first LTE network this year

According to a Chinese report, China Mobile (the country's largest wireless carrier), will be its 4G LTE network this year. The network could launch as soon as August, as long as China Mobile can get approval by next month. This will be China's first-ever LTE network to launch in the country -- quite a delay from the roughly two years that it's been available in the US.

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HTC One variant appears in code: Verizon may be brewing

HTC One variant appears in code: Verizon may be brewing

As the HTC One was released in review unit form earlier this year, it became apparent that a cross-carrier release in the USA wasn't as cut and dry as it first appeared. The largest carrier in the United States, Verizon Wireless, was tipped to be considering releasing the HTC One on their 4G LTE network not only breaking from their original passing on such a release, but with an unheard-of lack of additional branding. While the HTC-made DROID DNA still sits as Verizon's hero device by that manufacturer, a deeply embedded code leak discovered this month may be an indicator of Verizon's push to bring the HTC One to its ranks soon.

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Verizon GALAXY S 4 pre-order status adds to device launch fray

Verizon GALAXY S 4 pre-order status adds to device launch fray

This afternoon Verizon has added details to their launch of Samsung's hero device as each of the top mobile carriers in the United States make efforts to assure users that the device will be available relatively soon. This week has been marked by several delay reports coming from Samsung manufacturing affecting what at first appears to be one or two mobile carriers in the USA, but in the last 24 hours has spread to the bulk of them.

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Pantech brings 3D gesture control to Verizon in newest smartphone effort

Pantech brings 3D gesture control to Verizon in newest smartphone effort

In a bid to take on the top contenders in the smartphone market this season in the USA, Pantech will be bringing a device by the name of Perception, complete with 3D gesture sensing technology onboard. The Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be in the hands of users by the end of the month on several carriers (and Verizon before Summer begins), it being issued with a technology that allows users to "hover" over their display to activate several features. Pantech's bid for the 3D sensor trend is being delivered this month with what they call "Motion Sense."

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