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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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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z Review

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z Review

Sony's Xperia Z has been a sleeper agent of sorts: launched to great fanfare at CES in January, overshadowed by the Galaxy S 4 and HTC One at launch, and yet grabbing upgrade sales from under Samsung's nose in Europe. Not bad for a company once written off in smartphones, and now Sony is hoping to repeat that success in the US, with a launch on T-Mobile USA. Does the waterproof Xperia Z do enough to distract from the heated US mobile market? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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T-Mobile 4G LTE expands with more devices, locations

T-Mobile 4G LTE expands with more devices, locations

T-Mobile launched its 4G LTE for the first time a couple of months ago with a handful of devices on board that offer the carrier's faster data speeds. However, during T-Mobile's NYC event today, the carrier announced even more devices that will support T-Mobile's LTE network, including the new Sony Xperia Z and Nokia's Lumia 925.

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Motorola DROID Ultra spotted in wild

Motorola DROID Ultra spotted in wild

Motorola's upcoming DROID Ultra smartphone has apparently leaked, with the new Android smartphone - which Motorola itself spilled the partial-beans on earlier this month - being caught in the wild. The image, shared at XDA-developers, comes with no hardware details, so it's hard to say exactly what we're looking at, though Motorola has already confirmed that the DROID Ultra will use tough Kevlar in its construction.

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EE DoubleSpeed LTE on test: Fast, if you can find it

EE DoubleSpeed LTE on test: Fast, if you can find it

EE's DoubleSpeed LTE launch was the big news of yesterday's event, promising roughly twice the 4G speed across twelve UK cities with no extra charge. It's the carrier's latest pre-emptive attempt to corner the high-speed mobile market before its rivals wade in with LTE of their own, so with theoretical peaks of as much 150Mbps, it only seemed fair to put the new DoubleSpeed service to the test. As we found, though, it's not quite so straightforward.

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