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HTC stripping Carrier IQ from CDMA phones this month

HTC stripping Carrier IQ from CDMA phones this month

HTC has confirmed that it is removing any lingering trace of Carrier IQ from its CDMA handsets, including the HTC EVO 3D, as it moves to address the PR nightmare of the usage-tracking system. Furore over Carrier IQ broke late last year, when it was suggested by privacy advocates that some carriers and device manufacturers were preloading tracking software that periodically sent back user-information.

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AT&T iPhone 4S crushes Verizon in data testing

AT&T iPhone 4S crushes Verizon in data testing

AT&T's HSPA+ network is the carrier's iPhone 4S trump card, according to data speed analysis in the US, delivering websites twice as fast as CDMA rivals like Verizon. The fifth-gen Apple smartphone bested competing carriers on page rendering, uploads and downloads, analysts Metrico Wireless found in their testing of the iPhone 4S, though Verizon proved slightly more stable when it came to connecting - and not dropping - calls.

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Sprint slaps lock on iPhone 4S SIM

Sprint slaps lock on iPhone 4S SIM

Apple giveth, and Sprint taketh away. Just as official unlocked iPhone 4S sales kick off through Apple's own webstore, news surfaces that Sprint will, from today, be locking the SIM slot of the iPhone 4S handsets it supplies. Until now, Sprintfeed reports, the CDMA carrier has been quietly supplying the fifth-gen Apple smartphone unlocked, meaning users could drop in their own choice of microSIM when abroad and bypass Sprint's international roaming fees.

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iPhone 4S speed test: AT&T vs. Verizon vs. Sprint

iPhone 4S speed test: AT&T vs. Verizon vs. Sprint

The iPhone 4S hit stores today, now being offered through AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. The phone is identical on all carriers with each having to differentiate based on other factors like network speed, reliability, customer service, and data plan terms. If you're still undecided about which carrier and network speed is key to your decision, then definitely check out this speed test video of all three iPhone 4S models side-by-side after the cut.

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iPhone 4S pre-orders sold out, Apple orders more

iPhone 4S pre-orders sold out, Apple orders more

Despite not being the more dramatic iPhone 5 revamp, the iPhone 4S isn't doing too shabby. It may very well be Apple's best-selling smartphone and now pre-orders for the entry-level $199 iPhone 4S are reportedly sold out on all three partnering US carriers. Pre-orders for the iPhone 4S on the very first day were said to have passed the 1 million mark, breaking the previous iPhone 4 sales record of 600,000.

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Verizon iPhone 4S SIM unlock rules clarified as Sprint reports total lockdown

Verizon iPhone 4S SIM unlock rules clarified as Sprint reports total lockdown

When the first iPhone 4S story was written here on SlashGear announcing said device, it was entitled iPhone 4S World Phone revealed - as it turns out, that doesn't mean the same thing to all carriers here in the United States. What we've got for you here is an official statement from Verizon outlining exactly how their iPhone 4S can be unlocked, just as it should be, when you're planning on traveling abroad. On the other hand, Sprint today confirms that they have no such plans to reveal the process to unlock their iPhone 4S because with them, no such ability exists!

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Sprint: 15 LTE phones, tablets & modems by end of 2012

Sprint: 15 LTE phones, tablets & modems by end of 2012

Sprint has promised that its first dual-mode CDMA/LTE phones will reach the market in the first half of 2012, with the expectation of 15 LTE-capable phones, tablets and data cards/modems/mobile hotspots on sale by the end of next year. The carrier confirmed its LTE plans earlier today, with the new devices set to run on a network Sprint expects to have operational in 2012, PC Mag's Sascha Segan reports.

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