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Tiny Broadcom LTE chip enables trimmer tablets and longer-lasting phones

Tiny Broadcom LTE chip enables trimmer tablets and longer-lasting phones

4G phones and tablets could get smaller, run longer, and connect in more places, thanks to Broadcom's new 4G LTE Advanced modem, tipped as the industry's smallest so far. The Broadcom BCM21892 cuts power consumption by as much as 25-percent over a current LTE chip, the company claims, while taking up 35-percent less space and roaming across more network frequencies. That opens the door to a far more flexible 4G device.

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Three promises UK LTE with no pricey data (but you’ll have to wait for it)

Three promises UK LTE with no pricey data (but you’ll have to wait for it)

UK carrier Three has detailed its LTE price strategy, intending to charge no extra data premium for the use of its 4G network, though subscribers will have to wait until it actually gets rolled out later in 2013. LTE will be "available as standard" on every Three price plan, the carrier says, albeit requiring a device - such as the iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, or Nokia Lumia 920 - that can actually access the 4G frequencies.

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HTC One SV Review

HTC One SV Review

Flagship smartphones may get us talking, but it's mass market devices like the HTC One SV that get huge sales, and that's just what UK 4G trailblazer EE needs to help push LTE to the mainstream. HTC's mid-range Android ticks some high-end boxes, with its 4G support and slick design, but there are compromises in the mixture too, in order to hit a more affordable price point. Is the One SV the LTE Android for the everyman? Read on for our full review.

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Phones 4u’s LIFE Mobile hits UK in March with EE’s help (but no 4G)

Phones 4u’s LIFE Mobile hits UK in March with EE’s help (but no 4G)

UK mobiles retailer Phones 4u will launch a new network, LIFE Mobile, in March 2013, using EE's network as its backbone, though subscribers will miss out on 4G support initially. The deal, EE's 25th MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) agreement, will at first offer only 2G/3G support to subscribers, presumably since the 4G carrier wants to keep its LTE goodness as an exclusive feature itself.

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T-Mobile lighting up LTE network in Las Vegas very soon

T-Mobile lighting up LTE network in Las Vegas very soon

Great news if you're a T-Mobile subscriber, as the company may just be a few short days away from launching its 4G LTE network in Las Vegas. The folks at FierceWireless recently had a talk with a representative of T-Mobile, who said that the original plan was to launch LTE in Vegas during CES 2013. That plan ultimately feel through as T-Mobile needed to make a few last-minute changes to its network, but now the launch should be coming up very soon.

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AT&T expands 4G LTE service in six Michigan locations

AT&T expands 4G LTE service in six Michigan locations

AT&T has been expanding its 4G LTE coverage to new locations on a fairly regular basis, with the latest expansion covering six new locations in Michigan. This is following its expansions that rolled out last month in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix, as well as the new markets in Green Bay, Springfield, and Tucson, among other places. In addition, AT&T has also boosted cell service in the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

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AT&T launches LTE in 10 new markets today

AT&T launches LTE in 10 new markets today

Further expanding its LTE footprint in the US, AT&T has launched its 4G LTE service in 10 new cities today, which include Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT; Boise, ID; Boulder, CO; Bowling Green, KY; Lexington, KY; Lancaster, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Providence, RI; and Ogden, UT. AT&T customers in these regions should now be seeing the carrier's 4G LTE on their devices, providing they have LTE capabilities.

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