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Intel details Merrifield new phone chip; Homegrown LTE for Bay Trail tablets

Intel details Merrifield new phone chip; Homegrown LTE for Bay Trail tablets

Intel has shown off its new chips for tablets, smartphones, and LTE-enabled devices, with Silvermont, Bay Trail-T, and Merrifield all revealed at Computex 2013 today. Merrifield, due to show up in Intel-powered smartphones from early 2014, is the company's next-gen smartphone platform, a 22nm Atom SoC that was, for today's show, wrapped up in a new touchscreen reference design.

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Galaxy S4 Mini will support UK LTE confirms EE

Galaxy S4 Mini will support UK LTE confirms EE

Samsung's new Galaxy S4 Mini, announced earlier today, will be offered in LTE form in the UK, it's been confirmed. The new, smaller iteration of the flagship Galaxy S 4 would be offered in three forms depending on market, Samsung had said today, with 3G, dual-SIM 3G, and 4G variants; now, the UK's only current 4G carrier, EE, has weighed in with confirmation that it will be offering the smartphone.

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Verizon 4G LTE nearing 500 markets across US

Verizon 4G LTE nearing 500 markets across US

Verizon is continuing to roll out its 4G LTE in more locations across the US of A by hitting many of the smaller cities and towns in between of the larger cities that they've already hit. Doing so will soon see them reaching the 500-market milestone. The carrier already has the largest LTE network in the US, and they expect to completely blanket their 3G network with LTE in just a couple of months.

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Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 gets official: 4G 4.5-inch OLED Windows Phone

Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 gets official: 4G 4.5-inch OLED Windows Phone

Nokia has officially announced the Lumia 928, its Windows Phone 8 smartphone for Verizon, and the device it has been steadily teasing over the past week. Packing a 4.5-inch OLED display and an 8.7-megapixel PureView camera, along with Verizon LTE 4G support, the Lumia 928 also has three high-audio-amplitude-capture microphones for better audio recording. It'll also arrive with an impressively competitive price.

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China said to get first LTE network this year

China said to get first LTE network this year

According to a Chinese report, China Mobile (the country's largest wireless carrier), will be its 4G LTE network this year. The network could launch as soon as August, as long as China Mobile can get approval by next month. This will be China's first-ever LTE network to launch in the country -- quite a delay from the roughly two years that it's been available in the US.

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Verizon offers $1.5bn in Clearwire spectrum grab

Verizon offers $1.5bn in Clearwire spectrum grab

Verizon has offered Clearwire up to $1.5bn to buy its wireless spectrum, news has leaked, with Big Red hoping to use the airwaves to broaden its own 4G deployment. Word of the proposed deal broke on Friday after a regulatory filing by Clearwire that kept the identify of its potential suitor anonymous; however, as first reported by the WSJ, sources claim that buyer is in fact Verizon.

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 official

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 official

Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy Mega, its latest sizable smartphone, with a choice of 5.8- or whopping 6.3-inch screen sizes as the lines between phones and small tablets continue to blur. Packing a 1.7GHz dualcore chip running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Mega 6.3 (or a slightly slower 1.4GHz dualcore on the Galaxy Mega 5.8), the new handsets each have 8-megapixel main cameras and up to 64GB of storage support.

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AT&T lights up six more LTE locations with further 77 this summer

AT&T lights up six more LTE locations with further 77 this summer

AT&T has powered up its LTE service in six new locations in the US, taking its grand total to 182 markets, and revealing plans for another boost in availability in the coming months. The broader roll-out means that Jackson, Tennessee; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Napa and Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California; Rocky Mount-Wilson, North Carolina; and Orangeburg, South Carolina will all have 4G service from today.

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EE doubling UK 4G speed: 80Mbps peak in ten city summer trial

EE doubling UK 4G speed: 80Mbps peak in ten city summer trial

4G carrier EE has announced plans to double the speed of its UK LTE network, taking peak downloads to as much as 80Mbps+ in ten locations by summer 2013. The "turbocharged 4G" trial - which, if successful, will see the network boost rolled out to all across EE's service - should see an average download rate per user of 20Mbps, the carrier says, and is part of a number of enhancements EE plans for its service in the near future.

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