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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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O2 4G launch August 29 as EE gets LTE competition

O2 4G launch August 29 as EE gets LTE competition

O2 UK has revealed its 4G LTE plans, giving carrier EE some competition for high-speed data. The new O2 4G service will go live on August 29, initially in London, Leeds, and Bradford, the FT reports, with the three cities being followed by a further ten before the end of 2013, the carrier has promised. The cheapest O2 LTE tariff will be £26 ($40) per month, though O2 is yet to detail exactly what that will include.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S 4 mini getting dual-mode LTE

Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S 4 mini getting dual-mode LTE

We've already seen a wealth of different Galaxy S 4 variants pop up throughout the summer, but Samsung is continuing the trend with new models of the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S 4 mini by adding dual-mode LTE. Samsung says these phones are the world’s first handsets to support both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE, but ZTE's Grand Era technically was there first.

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AT&T unveils LTE wireless home phone and Internet plans in eastern U.S.

AT&T unveils LTE wireless home phone and Internet plans in eastern U.S.

AT&T has added to its in-home wireless offerings with new Wireless Home Phone and Internet plans that utilize the carrier's LTE and HSPA networks. For now the service is only being offered in the eastern United States, but could eventually be rolled out to subscribers across the nation. Furthermore, it can be tacked on to an existing Mobile Share plan.

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Nexus 7 LTE arriving as one SKU on multiple US carriers

Nexus 7 LTE arriving as one SKU on multiple US carriers

Google unveiled the new Nexus 7 today, complete with faster internals, as well as an impressive 1920x1200 7-inch display. Another addition to the tablet is 4G LTE, and it'll be coming to AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile when the tablet releases the US. The best part is, all three carriers will use the same SKU.

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Surface smartwatch tipped to clad tweaked-Windows in transparent metal

Surface smartwatch tipped to clad tweaked-Windows in transparent metal

Microsoft's Surface team has taken on development of the company's upcoming smartwatch, it's reported, with the wrist-worn gadget supposedly running a modified version of Windows 8. The Surface smartwatch is being built on an original design by the Xbox team, The Verge's sources claim, which had been tinkering with a "Joule" heart-rate monitor prototype for the Xbox 360.

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