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Verizon Wireless Jetpack 890L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

Verizon Wireless Jetpack 890L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

Compared to the Jetpack MiFi 4620L mobile hotspot we just reviewed at the beginning of May, this 890L 4G LTE model isn't all that unique. It connects to Verizon's 4G LTE network just as well as the 4620, has a similar lovely little display for you to monitor how many people are connected, your connection strength, and software updates - and you're working with the same data plan costs as well. The 4620L is made by Novatel Wireless while the 890L is made by ZTE - beyond that, what differences are there?

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CTIA 2012 round-up: Devices

CTIA 2012 round-up: Devices

The first of two round-up posts we've got here for the US-based mobile show of the year CTIA is one of devices exclusively, everything you need to know about what was well worth seeing down in New Orleans here in 2012. This year we had a look not only at the devices and accessories that the show had to offer, but hit the attack on social networks as well, with several galleries for your perusal and snapshots throughout our journey so you could take on the trip with us. As for devices, there really wasn't a whole lot of new action coming on from this week specifically, but what was new was fabulous, and what was once only overseas was brought on with a fury.

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ZTE twin phablet plans confirmed

ZTE twin phablet plans confirmed

ZTE is set to leap upon the phablet bandwagon, joining Samsung's Galaxy Note and LG's Optimus Vu with two phone/tablet crossover models sometime in 2012. The Chinese firm aims to sell 50m smartphones this year alone and double its tablet sales, Reuters reports, pushing up average selling price (ASP) in the process.

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Novatel patent infringement lawsuit against ZTE and FWC still stands [UPDATED]

Novatel patent infringement lawsuit against ZTE and FWC still stands [UPDATED]

This week the folks at Novatel Wireless have been allowed to continue a lawsuit against competitors ZTE Corp, ZTE USA, and Franklin Wireless Corp for patent infringement on key architecture and functionality of mobile hotspots. This case has been going on for several months and started more than a year ago, and today's ruling has both of the defendants' requests to dismiss the case shot down by the Judge presiding over the case. This ends up being a sort of preliminary plus for Novatel who could very well have lost quite a bit of money in legal fees if the case had been found void at this point.

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ZTE achieve speeds of 1.7Tbit/s over fiber-optics

ZTE achieve speeds of 1.7Tbit/s over fiber-optics

While most people are lucky enough to receive high-speed internet via cable, fiber, or LTE, the carriers need serious backhaul in order to provide that to customers on a consistent basis. As we all demand faster speeds and suck down more bandwidth, they need to look ahead and see how they can add greater capacity. ZTE may just have what they’re looking for.

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China to squash US for smartphone demand says IDC

China to squash US for smartphone demand says IDC

China is expected to take the smartphone top spot in market share this year, edging ahead of the US before extending its lead significantly over the next four years, according to researchers. Developing markets will significantly shake up the smart device status-quo this decade, IDC's figures indicate, with device-obsessed nations the US and UK sliding in the rankings as China, India and Brazil grow in importance. However, their rise will also demand a new breed of handsets, it's suggested.

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Windows Phone Tango experience diluted Microsoft admits

Windows Phone Tango experience diluted Microsoft admits

Microsoft's push for low-cost Windows Phones will require some compromises by developers and users, it's been confirmed, with features like automatic image upload and Bing Local Scout getting the chop. Devices running Windows Phone Tango with just 256MB of RAM will lack support for podcast subscriptions and video podcasts, according to the Windows Team, while fast app switching will also be left off the budget-minded handsets.

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Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

At what must be one of the most beautiful venues on earth to have a conference such as this, we've got Mobile World Congress 2012, a yearly event which takes the whole world's mobile device market and gathers it up into one big week-long masterpiece. Of course it's not as perfectly simple as that, and if you've never been to the event or have never tried to follow along with the news that spills forth from it before, you may very well have a hard time fitting all the pieces together. That's why we've got this easy to read, easy to decipher guide for you to work your way through all of the devices and services announced, displayed, and teased during the events - have a look!

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