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Clearwire to Begin Testing Co-Existence of WiMax and LTE in the Fall

Clearwire to Begin Testing Co-Existence of WiMax and LTE in the Fall

Right now, Clearwire's 4G network is based entirely on the WiMax technology. The same one that Sprint uses for their own infrastructure. But, Clear has come forward in the past to say that they've never counted Long Term Evolution (LTE) out, and now with this new report, it looks like they're strengthening that statement. With tests planned in the Fall of this year, Clear will take a hard look at LTE.

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Sprint 4G spreads: 48 areas now with WiMAX

Sprint 4G spreads: 48 areas now with WiMAX

We already know that Sprint are looking to 4G to salve their fortunes, and so news that the WiMAX network is spreading can only be a good thing for investors and for data-hungry users.  Fresh to feel the warm touch of 4G on their skin are Modesto and Stockton, California; Jacksonville, Florida, Wilmington, Delaware; and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

That now makes forty-eight metropolitan areas with WiMAX coverage - the full list is in the press release below - and Sprint reckon subscribers will see up to ten-times the performance of a regular 3G connection.

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Best Buy Connect Service Inks Deal with Clearwire to Offer 4G

Best Buy Connect Service Inks Deal with Clearwire to Offer 4G

Just over a month ago, we told you that Clearwire had their sights set on installing WiMAX modems into a bunch of Intel Core-based notebooks, which would then subsequently be sold through Best Buy some time by the holiday shopping season. Even as the report hit the 'net, there were still plenty of questions. Primarily, was this a one time thing, or would a new deal come from the situation? It looks like we have our answer, as Best Buy and Clear have just made it possible for the two to work closely together to bring 4G service to people.

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Clear fit WiMAX to Intel Core notebooks at Best Buy

Clear fit WiMAX to Intel Core notebooks at Best Buy

Clearwire has announced that it plans to slot WiMAX modems into all the Intel Core based notebooks at Best Buy by the holidays, in an attempt to drum up business for their 4G network.  It's unclear what affect the 4G modems will have on the price - systems tipped to be included in the promotion are the Dell Inspiron 14, Dell Inspiron 15, Dell Mini 10, and Toshiba Satellite M645, among others - but if buyers opt for a two-year CLEAR agreement they'll get a $100 rebate.

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CLEAR 4G and 4G+ WiFi hotspots outed with USB 3G/4G modem

CLEAR 4G and 4G+ WiFi hotspots outed with USB 3G/4G modem

US WiMAX provider Clearwire has outed its latest 4G modems and personal wireless hotspots, promising broadband-like speeds in areas with suitable 4G service.  The new CLEAR 4G and CLEAR 4G+ personal WiFi hotspots (the latter being a rebadge of the Sprint Overdrive) each pull in a WiMAX signal and share it with up to eight nearby devices (the 4G+ also works with 3G connections).  Meanwhile there's a new dual-mode 3G/4G USB modem for Mac and Windows users.

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Clearwire’s Thoughts on Unlimited Data Plans and Tiered Pricing

Clearwire’s Thoughts on Unlimited Data Plans and Tiered Pricing

As we move into the fourth generation of mobile data speeds, and we welcome with open arms the sights of WiMAX and LTE, there's some harsh realities that we need to face when it comes to the wireless carriers that provide us with these faster speeds. Clearwire, the largest provider of 4G in the United States, has some room to talk when it comes to the fourth generation technology, and we imagine that when they do, people should listen. We were lucky enough to get a comment about unlimited data plans and tiered pricing dropped into our inbox from Clearwire, and we felt like it was important enough to share with you. Check it out after the break.

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The Daily Slash: May 10th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 10th 2010

Welcome to the beginning of the week! Sure enough, right on schedule, here's another edition of the Daily Slash. We're glad you could make it. Hopefully you managed to survive your holiday in tact. Enough to be here, and that's all that matters, really. So, tonight. We've got the Best of R3 first. It looks like the Droid Eris is set to get updated tomorrow, there's a review up, and a regional carrier keeps getting Android. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we hear from Clearwire's CEO about 4G, how Arizona's immigration law is affecting game developers, and Apple's iPhone exclusivity deal gets figured out.

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