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Pictures from North Korea hit Instagram after its 3G network goes live

Pictures from North Korea hit Instagram after its 3G network goes live

On February 22, we reported that North Korea planned to switch on a 3G mobile data network for visitors by March 1, providing for the first time an open Internet connection to foreigners in the nation. Now that the network is live, visitors in the country have begun uploading pictures from within to Instagram, giving a glimpse into the locked down nation.

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Verizon offering new prepaid plans for 3G phones

Verizon offering new prepaid plans for 3G phones

If mobile phone contracts just aren't your thing, then you're most likely on a prepaid plan, and Verizon Wireless has just rolled out two new options for 3G-enabled smartphones of "budget-minded" consumers. Both plans offer unlimited voice and texting, and the 500MB option will cost $60 per month, while 2GB of data will cost $70 per month.

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Phones 4u’s LIFE Mobile hits UK in March with EE’s help (but no 4G)

Phones 4u’s LIFE Mobile hits UK in March with EE’s help (but no 4G)

UK mobiles retailer Phones 4u will launch a new network, LIFE Mobile, in March 2013, using EE's network as its backbone, though subscribers will miss out on 4G support initially. The deal, EE's 25th MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) agreement, will at first offer only 2G/3G support to subscribers, presumably since the 4G carrier wants to keep its LTE goodness as an exclusive feature itself.

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AT&T allowing FaceTime over cellular for all tiered data customers

AT&T allowing FaceTime over cellular for all tiered data customers

After several months from Apple announcing FaceTime over cellular, AT&T is finally rolling the feature out to all of its tiered data customers. AT&T cites that its testing phase for FaceTime over cellular is complete, and will be enabled for all of its customers, including those on tiered data plans at no additional cost.

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Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 tablet hits AT&T for $199

Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 tablet hits AT&T for $199

This week the Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 7-inch tablet has been revealed in its mobile data-connected iteration as carried by AT&T right here in the USA. This device will be appearing in your hands with 3G – UMTS 850/1900 MHz connectivity and the same 7-inch 1024x600 LCD TN (170 ppi) display you'll get with the wifi-only version. This machine comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich inside as well as a MediaTek 6575 1.0 Ghz Cortex- A9 processor (single core) to keep you running smooth.

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TP-Link unveils battery-powered 3G mobile Wi-Fi device

TP-Link unveils battery-powered 3G mobile Wi-Fi device

If you're always on the go, finding hotspot to be able to access your e-mail and other networks can be difficult in some areas. A company called TP-Link has announced a new product that will make it easy to stay connected on the go called the M5350. The device is a battery powered 3G mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

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China iPad mini cellular launch by end of January CEO Cook confirms

China iPad mini cellular launch by end of January CEO Cook confirms

Apple expects to have its iPad mini with cellular on sale in China by the end of January, CEO Tim Cook has revealed during his trip to the country this week. The launch news - which follows the release of the WiFi-only iPad mini in China back in early December - was confirmed by Cook in an interview with Tencent, though its LTE connectivity may not be of particular use.

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Samsung drops Apple 3G ban hunt in Europe for “consumer choice”

Samsung drops Apple 3G ban hunt in Europe for “consumer choice”

Samsung has tweaked its standard-essential patent lawsuits against Apple in Europe, describing the decision to adjust its litigation as evidence that it stands behind its beliefs that consumer choice trumps all. "We strongly believe it is better when companies compete fairly in the marketplace" Samsung said in a statement today, "rather than in court." The move means Samsung is no longer looking to have Apple products barred from sale over alleged infringement of certain wireless technologies deemed essential with its products in Europe. Update: Turns out, Samsung isn't dropping the cases entirely; read on for the full details.

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Vodafone Sure Signal 2 sheds bulk but fills 3G blackspots for more users

Vodafone Sure Signal 2 sheds bulk but fills 3G blackspots for more users

Vodafone UK has outed its second-generation Sure Signal, squeezing the femtocell down into a wall-wart scale casing to boost network performance in low-signal areas. The new version - considerably smaller than the router-sized first-gen Sure Signal - features a pass-through power socket and can give a full set of bars to up to eight devices simultaneously, by re-routing them over your broadband connection.

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Nexus 7 3G back on sale in UK

Nexus 7 3G back on sale in UK

Google's Nexus 7 3G is back in stock in the UK, with stocks of the 7-inch tablet finally restored after selling out shortly after the first listing went live. The ASUS-made slate - which is priced at £239 with 32GB of storage and an unlocked HSPA+ modem - currently ships in 3-5 days, according to Google's Play store, as per the WiFi-only 16GB and 32GB versions.

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Apple quietly delays some international iPad mini 4G preorders

Apple quietly delays some international iPad mini 4G preorders

Delivery times for some preorders of the iPad mini WiFi + Cellular have slipped back into early December, with Apple quietly updating its tracking system from the original "late November" estimate for international buyers. Some shoppers checking their order status today have found that Apple has pushed back the delivery to December 4, even if they placed orders for the 3G/4G-enabled tablet shortly after it went up for sale.

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Nexus 7 with 3G now shipping

Nexus 7 with 3G now shipping

The Nexus 7 is arguably one of the best Android tablets out on the market currently, and for a $200 starting price for 16GB, there's not a lot to complain about. However, if you're wanting a Nexus 7 with 3G capabilities and want it unlocked, it's only $100 more. Plus, it comes in a lone 32GB variant with an AT&T SIM card.

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