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T-Mobile’s AT&T prize in Spectrum shown clearly on map

T-Mobile’s AT&T prize in Spectrum shown clearly on map

This week it's being shown clear as day the amount of spectrum AT&T will have to hand over to T-Mobile after their planned merger falls through entirely. What you're going to see is a collection of areas and their associated MHz that AT&T currently has sway over but will be transferring to T-Mobile to amp up their own 4G network. This information comes from an FCC transfer application signed by AT&T and reveals the specific licenses T-Mobile will gain, here mapped out by spectrum policy reader Andrew Shepherd and so kindly shared with the entire world.

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Sony XPERIA S hands-on

Sony XPERIA S hands-on

The Sony XPERIA S is the second smartphone released by the manufacture, alongside the XPERIA Ion LTE. Though this version doesn't have 4G LTE, it takes advantage of HSPA+ for up to 21MBps speeds. The most noticeable difference of the XPERIA S was how much thinner it was than the Ion, and of course that see-through glow along the bottom of the casing.

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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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