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AT&T wins 4G crown: WiMAX worse than 3G

AT&T wins 4G crown: WiMAX worse than 3G

AT&T and T-Mobile USA are the winners for 4G and 3G performance respectively in the US, according to a new survey, with WiMAX falling well behind its LTE rivals. AT&T's LTE network had the fastest download speeds tested, PCWorld found, though Verizon's LTE service did squeeze ahead for upload speeds. Meanwhile, in 3G tests, T-Mobile USA's HSPA+ 21Mbps - which the carrier in fact markets as 4G - held its own against 3G from others.

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Apple offers 4G iPad refunds over Australian LTE confusion

Apple offers 4G iPad refunds over Australian LTE confusion

Apple will offer refunds to new iPad 4G buyers in Australia frustrated by the tablet's lack of LTE support, it's been revealed, along with erecting signs at retailers explaining the 4G limitations, in an attempt to avoid legal action in the country. The 4G-branded iPad came under fire from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) earlier this week, over concerns that buyers were being confused by Apple's "iPad WiFi + 4G" nomenclature since none of the actual 4G networks in the country were supported. Now, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, Apple has conceded to a workaround, though the case will still be heard in court.

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Cricket signs five-year Clearwire LTE deal

Cricket signs five-year Clearwire LTE deal

Clearwire is currently in the process of migrating from WiMAX to LTE, but there was a slight bump in the road when Google announced at the end of February it was selling its existing stock in the company, well below the market value. The 6.5% stake was sold for $47 million at $1.60 a share, below the $2.27 asking price at the time. Clearwire has today announced a new partnership with Cricket, which will see the budget wireless provider making use of Clearwire’s LTE network when it’s eventually built.

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HTC EVO Design 4G packs WiMAX and qHD display

HTC EVO Design 4G packs WiMAX and qHD display

HTC has unveiled its latest 4G smartphone, the HTC EVO Design 4G, offering WiMAX and World Phone connectivity with a 4-inch qHD display and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Priced at $99.99 with a new, two-year agreement, the EVO Design 4G runs a 1.2GHz single-core processor and throws in a 5-megapixel rear camera - with HD video capture and an LED flash - along with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

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Fifth-gen iPhone missing 4G say sources

Fifth-gen iPhone missing 4G say sources

Apple will overlook 4G in the fifth-gen iPhone expected to be unveiled today, sources suggest, with HSPA+ tipped as the fastest mobile connectivity option in the new device. Neither LTE nor WiMAX will be part of the iPhone 5 package, say the WSJ's tipsters, with Apple instead believed to be sticking with slower - but tried & tested - 3G standards.

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iPhone 5 may cause Sprint to bet the farm

iPhone 5 may cause Sprint to bet the farm

If there's one measure of a device's popularity and success, it's the willingness of a single company to bet their entire livelihood on future sales. That's quite possibly what's happening right this second behind the scenes at Sprint, where the 3rd largest mobile carrier in America appears to be making a multibillion dollar deal with Apple which will score them an exclusive deal with the iPhone 5. Sound like a possibility? Would Apple be swayed by $20 billion dollars from the pockets of Sprint, a deal that wouldn't even have Sprint breaking even until 2014? We shall see!

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