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XCom Offers Free Mobile Data To Aid Japan Relief Effort

XCom Offers Free Mobile Data To Aid Japan Relief Effort

The aftermath of Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake is getting more dire now with nuclear radiation threatening parts of the country. Aid in the relief efforts is going full force from people all around the world, including telecommunications carriers offering up their services for free. XCom Global has now joined the ranks to offer free mobile internet access to Japanese relief workers.

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Apple iOS 4.3 drops today at 10AM PT?

Apple iOS 4.3 drops today at 10AM PT?

Could iOS 4.3 be landing earlier than expected? Steve Jobs announced that the updated OS would arrive on Friday, March 11, alongside the new iPad 2, but a new rumor has pegged it for release today. BGR's source - who also had some interesting tidbits to share about the iPhone 4 mobile hotspot situation - claims iOS 4.3 will in fact be released at 10AM PT today.

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Personal Hotspots Coming from AT&T

Personal Hotspots Coming from AT&T

AT&T has confirmed that it will begin supporting the Personal Hotspot feature with the launch of iOS 4.3 on March 11. Users who have the $25 a month DataPro plan which allows for 2 GB of usage, plus the $20 a month tethering add-on will get the update automatically when the update pushes out on the 11th. Users with earlier versions of the iPhone will not be able to use the feature. Verizon's iPhone shipped with the feature, so AT&T has been quick to offer it as well.

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Verizon Presto 4G LTE Hotspot is Samsung’s SCH-LC11, due February 17?

Verizon Presto 4G LTE Hotspot is Samsung’s SCH-LC11, due February 17?

Samsung's SCH-LC11 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot slipped out at CES 2011 with the promise of dual-mode EVDO Rev.A and LTE support for Verizon's network, but no release date in tow. However, in among the recent Best Buy slip - which confirmed the XOOM and ThunderBolt launch schedules - there's also confirmation of the Samsung Presto "Hotspot", due on February 17, which could well be the official name of the SCH-LC11.

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ZyXEL MWR211 Mobile Router Review

ZyXEL MWR211 Mobile Router Review

Mobile hotspots are relatively common by now, and more and more smartphones offer data-sharing among their features; what, though, if you've already got a USB modem and are tied into - or content with - your existing data package? ZyXEL believes it has the answer in the shape of the MWR211 mobile router, a palm-sized way to share your connection while mobile. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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AT&T MiFi 2372 Review

AT&T MiFi 2372 Review

It's taken AT&T long enough to push a MiFi mobile hotspot out of the door, but finally the AT&T Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 is available. As with the original MiFi units, the premise is straightforward: take one 3G connection and share it between a number of WiFi devices. Still, with 4G mobile hotspots on the market, and many smartphones offering integrated hotspot functionality, is the AT&T MiFi 2372 too late? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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