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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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EE DoubleSpeed LTE goes live July 4; 802.11ac router, Mobile Payments, more

EE DoubleSpeed LTE goes live July 4; 802.11ac router, Mobile Payments, more

UK 4G carrier EE has revealed its latest devices, including an 802.11ac router for EE's fiber, as well as detailing its shared 4G plans and double-speed roll-out. EE DoubleSpeed will go live on July 4th, the carrier has confirmed today, and offer up to 150Mbps theoretically, though in practice more like 24-40 Mbps; it'll be available to new and existing subscribers (at no extra cost) in twelve cities, rather than the originally announced ten. There's also a new mobile payments service in association with MasterCard.

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iPhone 5S LTE-A tipped as SK Telecom reportedly pushes Apple for speed

iPhone 5S LTE-A tipped as SK Telecom reportedly pushes Apple for speed

Apple's iPhone 5S, expected to launch later this year, will support LTE-Advanced sources reportedly at Korean carrier SK Telecom claim, theoretically doubling the smartphone's download speeds versus the current iPhone 5. "SK Telecom is approaching Apple to put out LTE-A technology on the upcoming iPhone 5S" an unnamed source at the carrier told The Korea Times, describing the two companies as "in the middle of negotiations."

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-A detailed with new ImageON app

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-A detailed with new ImageON app

Samsung has detailed the latest super-fast version of the Galaxy S 4, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-A revealed yesterday, as well as confirming its launch plans for the Snapdragon 800 powered smartphone. The new S 4 - which adds support for LTE-Advanced which, on the right network, can achieve up to twice existing LTE data rates - will arrive in Korea over the summer, Samsung says, and will also bring with it the new Samsung ImageON feature.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced appears disguised as field tests begin

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced appears disguised as field tests begin

It's time again to have a look at a device that isn't necessarily supposed to be seeing the light of day right quite yet. This machine you're seeing here was photographed by a micro-blogger going by the name of Palm, he or she having been relatively unknown - but notoriously Samsung-friendly to those that have been following him - for working with an abundance of Samsung devices. What this disguise likely surrounds is the Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced.

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Microsoft Surface 2 with Snapdragon 800 LTE tipped in testing

Microsoft Surface 2 with Snapdragon 800 LTE tipped in testing

Microsoft is set to reveal new versions of the Surface RT tablet, using Qualcomm Snapdragon processors alongside existing NVIDIA Tegra chips, sources claim, with the goal of adding integrated LTE support. Although NVIDIA will supply processors "for some versions" insiders told Bloomberg, Qualcomm's Snapdragon would feature in other models, as Microsoft attempts to make its homegrown slate more directly competitive with the iPad.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced due this month with 2-3x LTE speed

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced due this month with 2-3x LTE speed

Samsung's LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S 4, the unsurprisingly named "Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced", could arrive in South Korea this month, the company's mobile chief has confirmed, as Samsung attempts to position itself as a key player in double-4G speeds. The new variant of the Galaxy S 4 flagship will make Samsung "the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone" J.K. Shin told Reuters, though it will require network support in order to make the most of the new potency.

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