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Verizon Innovation Center reboots: Inside the 4G foundry

Verizon Innovation Center reboots: Inside the 4G foundry

Smartphones and tablets aren't the only wireless devices talking on today's networks, and Verizon isn't leaving it to chance that the internet of things speak via its 4G coverage rather than on rival operators. The carrier has relaunched its Verizon Innovation Center in San Francisco, a hub for not only promoting its LTE technology but engaging with third-party companies wanting help getting gadgets online, tested, validated, and brought to market. We took a tour behind the scenes to find out what Verizon is offering above and beyond the latest iPhone or Galaxy.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A leaked for SKT

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A leaked for SKT

It would appear that Samsung will be bringing on another advanced version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, this time working with the Active version - waterproof, that is. Like the original Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A, this version looks to carry the more advanced processor in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core SoC. This version also works with LTE-A, also known as LTE-Advanced, that is multi-band LTE ready for the next generation in connectivity.

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Nokia tablet clears FCC with Verizon and AT&T LTE

Nokia tablet clears FCC with Verizon and AT&T LTE

Nokia's much-rumored tablet has appeared at the FCC undergoing LTE testing, with the Finnish company almost completely squeezing out references to the form factor of what's expected to be a Windows RT based machine. Listed as the Nokia RX-114, the device makes no mention of its design until the final page, when it's outed as a tablet. It's expected to be among a rumored six new devices to be shown off for the first time on October 22nd

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Microsoft Surface 2 with LTE coming early next year

Microsoft Surface 2 with LTE coming early next year

The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 were both unveiled at a Microsoft event earlier in the day, however it looks like some additional models are still to come. In fact, it was said that Microsoft will be announcing an LTE model in "early next year." The details were revealed by Panos Panay who is the corporate VP of Surface at Microsoft.

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AT&T wraps up Alltel assets aquisition, will add coverage in rural areas

AT&T wraps up Alltel assets aquisition, will add coverage in rural areas

AT&T previously announced an acquisition of Alltel assets from Atlantic Tele-Network Inc., and as with all acquisitions, it was a long process involving finalization before being wrapped up. Now the business matter is complete, with AT&T announcing that it will use some of the assets it has acquired to bring its 4G coverage to more rural places, including regions in the Carolinas, Ohio, and more.

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Verizon Nexus 7 LTE expected “shortly” as 4G testing wraps up

Verizon Nexus 7 LTE expected “shortly” as 4G testing wraps up

Verizon expects the Nexus 7 LTE to be 4G certified "shortly" after addressing complaints that Google's Android tablet could not be activated on its network. The carrier blames extensive wireless testing for the delay, claiming to have begun examining the slate back in August. Meanwhile, rival carriers AT&T and T-Mobile USA already support the Nexus 7's LTE connection.

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AT&T spectrum acquisition from Verizon finalized, will boost 4G LTE offerings

AT&T spectrum acquisition from Verizon finalized, will boost 4G LTE offerings

Back in January, Verizon sold $1.9 billion worth of its 700MHz spectrum to AT&T, something the latter carrier will use to boost its 4G LTE network. More than half a year later, the deal has been completed, with AT&T announcing that it has acquired the licenses needed to cover 42 million individuals located throughout 18 states across the U.S.

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Nexus 7 with 4G LTE arrives in Google Play Store

Nexus 7 with 4G LTE arrives in Google Play Store

The latest iteration of the Nexus 7 tablet went up for sale in July, and a couple weeks later we saw hints that the LTE version of the tablet would be arriving soon. Now the availability of the Nexus 7 with 4G LTE from the Google Play Store has been announced, as well as its upcoming availability in T-Mobile stores.

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AT&T Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with LTE now available

AT&T Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with LTE now available

The LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 -- similar to the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 we reviewed in July -- is now available from AT&T, bringing with it support for LTE networks, a 7-inch display, and a dual-core processor. Both two-year-contract and AT&T Next pricing options are being offered, with the latter allowing subscribers to spread the cost of the device across 20 months.

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AT&T 4G LTE expanding to 50 new markets this year

AT&T 4G LTE expanding to 50 new markets this year

It's old hat whenever we hear a carrier announcing new cities that LTE is coming to, but AT&T today announced their plans for the rest of the year as far as the carrier's expansion of 4G LTE is concerned. They might be behind Verizon as far as coverage, but Ma Bell is determined to get 50 new markets on the map by the end of the year.

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Vodafone bringing 4G to the UK later this month

Vodafone bringing 4G to the UK later this month

EE's exclusivity on 4G data in the UK will be quickly coming to a close. O2, and now Vodafone, will be launching their 4G networks on August 29. O2 announced last week that they would launching on August 29, and today, Vodafone is turning up the competitive heat and announced an August 29 launch date as well.

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FreedomSpot 5580 hotspot device brings LTE to FreedomPop

FreedomSpot 5580 hotspot device brings LTE to FreedomPop

FreedomPop makes a variety of data-bringing devices and hotspots, such as the Freedom Sleeve for iPod Touch released last summer. Today it has announced the arrival of LTE broadband for its customers, and in conjunction has launched an LTE-capable device, the FreedomSpot 5580 LTE mobile hotspot. For those who nab the device, FreedomPop offers 500MB of free data per month.

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