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1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon with HSPA+ launched

1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon with HSPA+ launched

Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon processor is well known to most who follow the smartphone space, and at Computex 2010 the company has outed their latest generation of chip.  The Qualcomm MSM8260 and MSM8660 Snapdragon chips each get dual-core 1.2GHz application processor cores, support for 1080p HD video encode and decode, and 3D/2D engines for Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 acceleration.  Best of all, they're already sampling to manufacturers.

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T-Mobile Clarifies Their HSPA+ Network and the Devices That Take Advantage of it

T-Mobile Clarifies Their HSPA+ Network and the Devices That Take Advantage of it

There seems to be a lot of chatter about 4G today. For good reason, of course. As we get further and further into 2010, wireless carriers are focusing more and more on the fact that 4G is becoming a very, very real feature that people want. Then there's no surprise that we got an email from T-Mobile today, telling us that their HSPA+ network is out there, working, and there's already devices out there that take advantage of it, with more to come.

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Dell Looking Glass tablet, Smoke & Flash smartphones all rock Android

Dell Looking Glass tablet, Smoke & Flash smartphones all rock Android

It's not just a Windows Phone 7 handset that has come gushing out of Dell's leaky spigot; there's also a healthy gobful of Android devices that have spattered up against Engadget's tipbox too.  On the cards are the Dell Looking Glass - a 7-inch Tegra 2 based Android tablet - together with a pair of distinctive smartphones, the Dell Smoke and the Dell Flash, each motoring on Qualcomm's new 800MHz MSM7230 chipset.

HTC tablet rumors reignite; 1080p HD recording coming Q2 2011

HTC tablet rumors reignite; 1080p HD recording coming Q2 2011

The will-they, won't-they rumors surrounding HTC's tipped tablet project are now officially more convoluted than Ross and Rachel from Friends, and just as we'd got used to the idea that it had all been an experiment subsequently abandoned there's now conflicting word from HTC in South Africa.  At the recent launch of the Legend, Desire and Smart there, local MD Quinton Leigh apparently told PhoneReport that the company was working on an Android-based tablet.

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Leaving Las Vegas: A CTIA Tech Travelogue

Leaving Las Vegas: A CTIA Tech Travelogue

I was at CTIA last week pitching various column ideas to SlashGear Editor Vincent Nguyen, and he shot them down, one by one. An analysis of the Kindle vs. iPad? No, SlashGear has covered that more than once, and we’ll all be writing hands-on reports next week. How the digital home environment has changed? New columnist Ben Bajarin just used that theme as his debut for SlashGear. How I lived on loaner laptops, cellphones and 3G modems last week when our town was out of power? Too close to Michael Gartenberg’s recent column on traveling with just a cellphone. Apparently, the big stuff is covered. So instead, I’m going to try to provide a look into how one analyst covers a trade show: a tech travelogue, of sorts.

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Apple LTE iPhone job ad prompts predictable furore

Apple LTE iPhone job ad prompts predictable furore

Furore galore as eagle-eyed Apple job trackers spot an iPhone engineering post calling for someone with LTE experience, and make the obvious connection that the company is looking to develop an iPhone HD with LTE connectivity.  According to the listing, the new Cellular Technology Software Manager would be "responsible for the design, implementation and integration of layer 1-3 protocols for the iPhone", which would include managing "R&D of new protocol and standards" such as speedy cellular technologies.

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HTC EVO 4G: where will I get WiMAX?

HTC EVO 4G: where will I get WiMAX?

So, you're tempted by Sprint's HTC EVO 4G, and frankly who can blame you?  If our all-too-brief hands-on play with the WiMAX-packing Android 2.1 smartphone taught us anything, it's that HTC have taken the best of the HD2, slapped on an arguably more alluring OS and created the sort of superphone we scoffed at Google for describing the Nexus One as.  Plenty has been made of Sprint's 4G promises, but that got us wondering: exactly who will get to enjoy the HTC EVO 4G's WiMAX connectivity?

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T-Mobile promise broad HSPA+ roll-out in 2010 (including Nexus One support)

T-Mobile promise broad HSPA+ roll-out in 2010 (including Nexus One support)

T-Mobile USA have started 2010 kicking, promising a speedy HSPA+ roll-out over the coming twelve months as it updates its existing HSPA 7.2 data service.  It's finding time for a few quick jabs at American rivals, however, suggesting that "while other carriers talk about 4G plans and the promise of compatible devices, T-Mobile will speed ahead with HSPA+ deployments across the bulk of its 3G footprint this year".  There's also a knowing nod to - we're guessing - the Google Nexus One...

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BendBroadband introduces first commercial use of HSPA+

BendBroadband introduces first commercial use of HSPA+

Today is definitely Wednesday. But in Bend, Oregon, that doesn't have to mean a bad thing. In fact, we'd be willing to wager that it's a pretty good day for customer's of BendBroadband. Why? Because the company has officially launched its next-generation wireless broadband service, touting HSPA+. And while it may not be able to reach the full capacity of the technology as we know it, there is absolutely no reason why BendBroadband customers should not be excited about this launch.

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