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T-Mobile skips 84Mbps upgrade for LTE future

T-Mobile skips 84Mbps upgrade for LTE future

Last week T-Mobile finally announced its plants to upgrade its network to long-term evolution (LTE) speeds, now that the possibility of being acquired by AT&T is off the table for good. The LTE portions of T-Mobile network won't be online until next year at the earliest, but in the meantime the company had planned to upgrade all of its HSPA+ towers to a mind-boggling 84 megabits per second. Alas, that's no longer the case - due to the intense cost and preparations needed for the LTE network, T-Mobile's "4G" HSPA+ network won't get above 42MBps maximum.

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Sony Tablet P heading to AT&T with 4G on March 4

Sony Tablet P heading to AT&T with 4G on March 4

Sony has announced the arrival date for its unusual dual-screen Tablet P, a small Android tablet with a clamshell form factor first unveiled in the fall of last year. We played around with the tablet back in August and have known that it would be heading to AT&T with 4G HSPA+ connectivity, but have heard little about the tablet since except for its UK launch. And now, Sony's finally ready to bring it over to the states, starting March 4.

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T-Mobile USA: 10 LTE devices in 2013 plus 4G iPhone support

T-Mobile USA: 10 LTE devices in 2013 plus 4G iPhone support

T-Mobile USA will have ten LTE devices up for sale by the end of 2013, the carrier's chief technical officer has revealed, with 4G service across 50 markets as well as for the iPhone. Speaking on T-Mobile's so-called "Challenger Strategy" conference call today, CTO Neville Ray described how the carrier would juggle its spectrum holdings to better server a new breed of high-speed hardware. Interestingly, the carrier also seems to be paving the way for 4G iPhone support.

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T-Mobile USA’s Challenger Strategy begins with 4G struggle

T-Mobile USA’s Challenger Strategy begins with 4G struggle

T-Mobile USA isn't just planning an LTE network, it's "making amazing 4G services affordable" the carrier claims, as part of its "Challenger Strategy" to claw back subscribers from its rivals. Having blamed the lure of the iPhone 4S for stealing contract customers away in Q4 2011, T-Mobile USA now faces the perhaps tricky task of developing two networks it calls "4G" - HSPA+ and LTE - without leaving customers confused.

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UK 4G LTE in 2012 says Everything Everywhere

UK 4G LTE in 2012 says Everything Everywhere

UK carriers Orange and T-Mobile plan to launch a 4G LTE network in the country later this year, combined comms company Everything Everywhere has announced, with 1800MHz trials kicking off in one city come April. Bristol will be the first to get 1800MHz LTE from the carriers, while Orange and T-Mobile subscribers across the UK will be able to use their 3G modem to get the best signal, no matter which of the two carriers they're with, from mid-March.

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NVIDIA Icera: Why so special?

NVIDIA Icera: Why so special?

NVIDIA had already stepped up its challenge to mobile processor stalwarts, with the Tegra 3; now, the company is looking to oust its rivals modems from phones and slates. The new Mimosa X - although unusually high-end for ZTE - is interesting for reasons beyond ZTE flexing its product range: it's the first device on which NVIDIA has revealed its Icera modem tech and, vitally, its rising challenge to Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and others in the smartphone and tablet segment.

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Three Web Cube Review

Three Web Cube Review

Take the portability out of mobile broadband, and you're left with a plain old broadband connection, but what if your home or office doesn't get a high-speed hookup or you're only going to be around for a short chunk of the typical 12-24 month agreement? Carrier Three believes it has the answer with the Web Cube, in effect a mobile broadband router that can't go any further than an AC socket. In return, you get convenience, some degree of mobility and - every geek's favorite - blue LED lighting. But is a non-mobile mobile modem niche or nonsense? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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