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NVIDIA makes pact with LTE partners for Tegra 3 speed supremacy

NVIDIA makes pact with LTE partners for Tegra 3 speed supremacy

Today the folks at NVIDIA have announced their brand new partnership with two of the world's top cellular silicon suppliers GCT Semiconductor and Renesas Mobile, both of them set to developer LTE alongside Tegra 3 a more integrated solution in smart devices than ever before. NVIDIA also recently announced their first Icera modem-toting smartphone which will also bring the chip-giant up in the world of all-chips in each mobile device. With Icera under NVIDIA's wing and the two big names in LTE development joining forces with them this week, NVIDIA is set to bring the integrated heat in 2012.

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Qualcomm fifth generation Gobi chip revealed and detailed

Qualcomm fifth generation Gobi chip revealed and detailed

The chipmakers at Qualcomm have today let loose information on their fifth generation of Gobi reference platforms, complete with support for high-speed networks like LTE. Compatibility with HSPA+ and EV-DO are included along with future-leaning TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE, LTE on FDD and TDD networks along with GPS capabilities. This will allows devices rolling with such a chip to connect to faster LTE networks while within range of one and fall back to 3G networks worldwide when the faster speeds are not available. This chipset is made for Windows 8, Android, x86 systems and Qualcomm's very own SoC's, the dual and quad-cored Snapdragons of tomorrow.

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NVIDIA Icera: Why so special?

NVIDIA Icera: Why so special?

NVIDIA had already stepped up its challenge to mobile processor stalwarts, with the Tegra 3; now, the company is looking to oust its rivals modems from phones and slates. The new Mimosa X - although unusually high-end for ZTE - is interesting for reasons beyond ZTE flexing its product range: it's the first device on which NVIDIA has revealed its Icera modem tech and, vitally, its rising challenge to Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and others in the smartphone and tablet segment.

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Three Web Cube Review

Three Web Cube Review

Take the portability out of mobile broadband, and you're left with a plain old broadband connection, but what if your home or office doesn't get a high-speed hookup or you're only going to be around for a short chunk of the typical 12-24 month agreement? Carrier Three believes it has the answer with the Web Cube, in effect a mobile broadband router that can't go any further than an AC socket. In return, you get convenience, some degree of mobility and - every geek's favorite - blue LED lighting. But is a non-mobile mobile modem niche or nonsense? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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T-Mobile reveals sub-$50 phone, tablet and hotspot sale

T-Mobile reveals sub-$50 phone, tablet and hotspot sale

Pre-CES may be a silly time to buy a new gadget, but if your heart is set on a fresh cellphone to ring in the new year then T-Mobile USA has a post-holiday deal for you. The carrier's New Year, New Phone promotion kicks off this Friday, January 6, and runs through to Sunday, offering tablets like the LG G-Slate and smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II for $49.99 with a new agreement.

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Qualcomm Gobi 4000 3G/4G chips offer embedded LTE

Qualcomm Gobi 4000 3G/4G chips offer embedded LTE

Qualcomm has launched a set of new modems capable of both LTE and HSPA+/EVDO connectivity, the Gobi 4000 series, intended to get tablets, laptops and ereaders online at high speed. The new Gobi range builds on Qualcomm's MDM9600 and MDM9200 3G/4G modems, one pairing LTE with HSPA+ and the other with EVDO; they're likely to crop up in multiple tablets over the coming months, with both Android and Windows compatibility.

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Cricket ZTE AC3781 wireless modem breaks cover

Cricket ZTE AC3781 wireless modem breaks cover

Cricket Wireless has unveiled a new mobile broadband modem that plugs into the USB port of your computer. The new modem is called the ZTE AC3781 the new modem is designed to be affordable and uses the Cricket no contract mobile broadband plans. The device will allow the user to access the web, email, text, and supports apps needing connectivity.

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Samsung teases mystery device called “The Overachiever”

Samsung teases mystery device called “The Overachiever”

Samsung has quietly launched a teaser page for a mysterious device that it's calling "The Overachiever." Not too many clues have been provided, but the device appears to be a wireless USB modem, possibly for 4G HSPA+ or LTE connectivity while on the road. The page simply reads "Meet The Overachiever" and provides a registration button with the message, "Take the first step on the road to greatness." Very cryptic indeed.

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