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Three promises UK LTE with no pricey data (but you’ll have to wait for it)

Three promises UK LTE with no pricey data (but you’ll have to wait for it)

UK carrier Three has detailed its LTE price strategy, intending to charge no extra data premium for the use of its 4G network, though subscribers will have to wait until it actually gets rolled out later in 2013. LTE will be "available as standard" on every Three price plan, the carrier says, albeit requiring a device - such as the iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, or Nokia Lumia 920 - that can actually access the 4G frequencies.

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T-Mobile boosts its New Orleans 4G coverage ahead of Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

T-Mobile boosts its New Orleans 4G coverage ahead of Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

New Orleans is going to be exciting place in February, with the Super Bowl coming up in a few days and Mardi Gras coming a couple weeks later. The city will be inundated with people, most of whom will be wielding smartphones, a fair number of which will probably be T-Mobile customers. In preparation, the carrier has given its 4G in the region a boost, ensuring more customers can access and utilize the network.

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HTC One SV Review

HTC One SV Review

Flagship smartphones may get us talking, but it's mass market devices like the HTC One SV that get huge sales, and that's just what UK 4G trailblazer EE needs to help push LTE to the mainstream. HTC's mid-range Android ticks some high-end boxes, with its 4G support and slick design, but there are compromises in the mixture too, in order to hit a more affordable price point. Is the One SV the LTE Android for the everyman? Read on for our full review.

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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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EE paring back store saturation: 78 locations to close

EE paring back store saturation: 78 locations to close

UK 4G network EE will close 78 stores across the UK, the carrier has confirmed, as it pares back unneeded retail floorspace following the harmonized rebranding of T-Mobile and Orange locations. The shuttering will affect more than 10-percent of EE's total retail locations, the FT reports, after the common branding led to some EE stores being just a few paces apart.

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AT&T weighing Euro carrier acquisition tip insiders

AT&T weighing Euro carrier acquisition tip insiders

AT&T is weighing European carrier acquisition options, insiders claim, hoping to boost its performance by reaching outside of the increasingly smartphone-saturated US market, despite the risks inherent in such expansion. Potential targets - with the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands cited as likely candidates - are being explored, sources tell the WSJ, though AT&T's executive team isn't entirely convinced that it's even the best strategy. UK carrier Everything Everywhere - the UK's first 4G network - and the Netherlands' Royal KPN are tipped to be on the watch-list.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Camera: Our Secret Star of CES

Samsung’s Galaxy Camera: Our Secret Star of CES

CES isn't short of product launches, and if you want to keep up you need the right tools. For 2013, the SlashGear team tried out a new workflow: carrying Samsung's Galaxy Camera and doing as much of our uploading of photos and video wirelessly. We'd already been impressed by the Galaxy Camera in our review, but taking the Android-powered point-and-shoot out into the field for what's arguably the toughest assignment on a tech-head's calendar really put it through its paces. Read on for our full report.

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