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LG sells 10 million LTE smartphones worldwide

LG sells 10 million LTE smartphones worldwide

LG Electronics has announced that it has just reached another milestone by selling over 10 million of its LTE smartphones. This comes about 6 months after the company reached its first milestone of 5 million LTE smartphones sold. LG says that by including 4G LTE technology in its handsets, they are appealing to the growing needs of consumers who want devices capable of the fastest network speeds.

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AT&T flips the 4G LTE switch in a handful of additional markets

AT&T flips the 4G LTE switch in a handful of additional markets

AT&T has announced the latest 4G LTE expansion news. This latest includes new markets in Nebraska and Texas as well as expansions in previously existing markets in Arizona, Connecticut and Texas. Diving right in with the new markets, those include Lincoln, Nebraska as well as Lubbock, Texas and Austin, Texas with the latter including parts of Marble Falls, Burnet, Bertram and Round Mountain.

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EE 4G spreads: Nine more LTE UK locations go live

EE 4G spreads: Nine more LTE UK locations go live

UK 4G trailblazer EE has switched on its next batch of LTE locations, adding high-speed data coverage to a total of nine new towns and cities, and bringing the total number of active 4G locations to 37. In fact, EE claims to already have 45-percent coverage of UK homes and businesses, as it races to cement its early-starter position ahead of rival services launching later in 2013.

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Wheels on 4G fire: Inside the LTE dash in GM’s connected car

Wheels on 4G fire: Inside the LTE dash in GM’s connected car

GM's plans to make 4G LTE standard across its range by 2014 is an ambitious one, even more so when you realize it's not just a case of slotting a mobile hotspot into the glove compartment and calling it a day. There's a reason GM chose to announce at a smart mobile-centric show like MWC, infotainment chief Phil Abram told us, rather than at, say, the North American Auto Show or even a more generic tech show like CES. SlashGear sat down in a specially-created concept car to see what GM has in mind for its motorized bubble of connectivity.

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Qualcomm banishes LTE fragmentation with global RF360 radio: roaming ahoy!

Qualcomm banishes LTE fragmentation with global RF360 radio: roaming ahoy!

LTE smartphones all but locked to specific carriers because they don't support the profligate array of 4G frequencies in use could be a thing of the past, with Qualcomm promising its new RF360 radio chipset will play happily across 40 different bands. The Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution can cope with all 40 of the different LTE frequenties carriers have deployed around the world, in addition to older HSPA+ and EVDO connections for when you're outside of fledgling 4G coverage. Meanwhile, Qualcomm also promises that phones and tablets using the RF360 will be faster than their regular counterparts, as well as potentially smaller.

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UK 4G spectrum auction closes: All carriers winners but bid totals disappoint

UK 4G spectrum auction closes: All carriers winners but bid totals disappoint

The results of the UK 4G spectrum auction are in, with Vodafone the biggest individual bidder but spectrum acquired by most participants, despite the process falling short of predictions around how many billions would be made. In total, Ofcom raked in £2.34bn ($3.6bn) in bids from Vodafone, Telefonica (O2), Hutchison (Three), Everything Everywhere, and the BT Group subsidiary Niche Spectrum Ventures, less than the original estimates of £3.5bn ($5.4bn).

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HTC One: All the carriers (but where’s Verizon?)

HTC One: All the carriers (but where’s Verizon?)

HTC's new One flagship will launch on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, EE, Vodafone, and O2 from mid-March, as part of a huge 185+ carrier roll-out, though Verizon is conspicuous by its absence from the list. The carrier launch partner roster - which covers more than 80 regions and countries - is already being described by HTC as its best-ever network engagement for a new phone, but Big Red being a hold-out in the US remains a mystery.

LG Tab-Book Windows 8 tablet/hybrid hits Korea with LTE this week

LG Tab-Book Windows 8 tablet/hybrid hits Korea with LTE this week

LG's convertible Windows 8 tablet/notebook hybrid will be hitting store shelves in Korea this week, the company has confirmed, freshly branded as the LG Tab-Book and packing LTE connectivity. Announced back in October 2012 as the H160, the Tab-Book runs Microsoft's full OS - not the RT version - on an Intel Core i5 processor, with a sliding 5-point multitouch display if you don't want to plug in an external mouse.

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T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE revealed in press image

T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE revealed in press image

T-Mobile's first 4G LTE hotspot has been revealed through a press image. The 4G LTE hotspot will be called the T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE. The device is set to launch on March 27th, but the pricing for the device is still unknown. The hotspot features a very simple, black design with a power button, navigation buttons, and a colored display. The display shows your connection info, battery life, settings menu, number of people connected to the hotspot, and more.


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