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Meizu MX smartphone official: Pentaband HSPA+ and 1.4GHz dualcore

Meizu MX smartphone official: Pentaband HSPA+ and 1.4GHz dualcore

Chinese electronics manufacturer Meizu has finally unveiled its next flagship Meizu MX smartphone, though it's not quite the speed-demon we were originally expecting. A dual-core version running a 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4210 chip will arrive before the previously-spotted quad-core version, the faster model not expected to arrive until next year, going on sale in China on New Year's Day. What does MX stand for? There's actually a special reason for such a naming convention, since it actually borrows first two letters from the Chinese characters for the word “dream,” or “meng xiang”. And that's most likely what Meizu hopes it will be; China's dream phone of the year.

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Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus visits FCC with AT&T’s HSPA+

Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus visits FCC with AT&T’s HSPA+

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus has surfaced at the FCC today with HSPA+ bands in tow that suggest it may soon be heading to AT&T. The WiFi-only version of the slick 7-inch tablet has already begun shipping here in the US from major retailers such as Best Buy and Amazon starting at $399. But if having a cellular connection for your Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is important, you likely won't have to wait long.

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T-Mobile upgrades 4G network in 11 cities

T-Mobile upgrades 4G network in 11 cities

While not all 4G networks are created equal, each of the top four carriers in the USA do have a network they call 4G, and this week T-Mobile is expanding theirs in 11 more cities, cities that should therefor rejoice and be glad, speed is on the way! The speed of T-Mobile's 4G network is contained inside what's called HSPA+, this being theoretically clocked at 42Mpbs down - compared to what we've seen with AT&T's LTE thus far at 20Mpbs, this could be quite the feat! For those of you in select cities in California, Alabama, Illinois and more, the power will soon be yours.

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Qualcomm Gobi 4000 3G/4G chips offer embedded LTE

Qualcomm Gobi 4000 3G/4G chips offer embedded LTE

Qualcomm has launched a set of new modems capable of both LTE and HSPA+/EVDO connectivity, the Gobi 4000 series, intended to get tablets, laptops and ereaders online at high speed. The new Gobi range builds on Qualcomm's MDM9600 and MDM9200 3G/4G modems, one pairing LTE with HSPA+ and the other with EVDO; they're likely to crop up in multiple tablets over the coming months, with both Android and Windows compatibility.

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Over 1m iPhone 4S activations so far says AT&T

Over 1m iPhone 4S activations so far says AT&T

AT&T has activated more than one million of the new iPhone 4S since the handset went on sale, the carrier announced today, after its Q3 financial results suggested demand for Apple's smartphone could be waning. The most successful iPhone launch AT&T has seen, the carrier has confirmed, the reason for the strong demand is down to the speedy HSPA+ support and ability to talk and access data simultaneously, CEO Ralph de la Vega reckons.

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AT&T LTE Strategy Questions and Answers

AT&T LTE Strategy Questions and Answers

So you know that AT&T will be upgrading their "4G" network from HSPA+ to LTE, and you ask yourself: isn't that Verizon's 4G? My oh my, public, you've got a lot to learn about what 4G really is. AT&T aims to set you straight with a set of questions and answers, the questions asked by Sascha Segan over at PCMag and the answers come from the big blue globe itself. That's right, the entire company as a single brand answered questions this week, and here we're going to have a look at them. First up: what's the difference between 4G and 4G LTE?

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AT&T wants Apple to have iPhone 4S show 4G

AT&T wants Apple to have iPhone 4S show 4G

According to a leaked internal memo, AT&T is pressing Apple to follow along with the carrier's marketing strategy by allowing the iPhone 4S status bar to show the "4G" indicator. Although still a 3G device, the next-gen iPhone is capable of AT&T's HSPA+ network speeds, which the carrier is branding as 4G, although at the moment, true 4G is considered LTE or WiMAX.

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