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T-Mobile USA lights up new HSPA+ and blasts AT&T iPhone speeds

T-Mobile USA lights up new HSPA+ and blasts AT&T iPhone speeds

T-Mobile USA has turned on HSPA+ in three new metro areas, claiming that in its tests with an unlocked iPhone 4S, it saw 70-percent faster downloads than on AT&T. The new service - in select parts of Washington D.C, Baltimore, and Houston - joins T-Mobile's existing iPhone-compatible "4G" 1900MHz provision as the carrier tries to remain relevant in the face of LTE services from rivals.

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Nexus 7 32GB and 32GB HSPA+ official

Nexus 7 32GB and 32GB HSPA+ official

Google has refreshed the Nexus 7 with a new 32GB version, making the 16GB model the entry-level for under two hundred bucks, and throwing in an HSPA+ model for good measure. The 7-inch tablet, announced back at Google I/O, now has more internal storage for carrying extra music and video, while the HSPA+ version will mean getting online is more straightfoward.

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Apple reveals Samsung under 3G patent US antitrust investigation

Apple reveals Samsung under 3G patent US antitrust investigation

Samsung is under antitrust investigation in the US, new Apple documents have apparently confirmed, with the US International Trade Commission looking into whether the Korean firm misused 3G patents. An Apple filing on Monday revealed the existence of the ongoing inquiry, the WSJ reports, and though none of the involved parties would comment officially, a person familiar with the investigation said that it had been underway "for several months" alongside a European probe.

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iPad mini: $329 for WiFi, $459 for 4G

iPad mini: $329 for WiFi, $459 for 4G

Apple has confirmed pricing for the iPad mini, the company's new 7.9-inch tablet unveiled today, with pre-orders kicking off on Friday. The new slate will be priced from $329 for the 16GB WiFi model, while its WiFi + Cellular counterpart will start from $459. However, capacities will go all the way up to 64GB.

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3G Samsung Chromebook for $330 incoming

3G Samsung Chromebook for $330 incoming

Samsung's new Google Chromebook will have a 3G flavor as well as the originally announced WiFi model, new listings have confirmed, with the cellularly-blessed version promising 100MB per month of free data. The new ultraportable was revealed as a WiFi-only model yesterday for $249.99, but according to both Samsung and Amazon there will be a 3G variant, the XE303C12, priced at $329.99.

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Motorola Electrify 2 Review (US Cellular)

Motorola Electrify 2 Review (US Cellular)

Motorola's first Electrify was a handset that we couldn't help but love. Now Motorola is back with the Electrify 2 on US Cellular, and though its a great looking phone that has some respectable specifications, there are just a few things that come off feeling a little lackluster. The question is: are those underwhelming features enough to make potential owners look elsewhere, or is the Electrify 2 a phone that should have your attention despite a few missteps? Keep on reading to find out.

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Verizon to shut down 2G and 3G networks by 2021 [UPDATE]

Verizon to shut down 2G and 3G networks by 2021 [UPDATE]

Verizon is moving insanely quickly with the growth of their 4G LTE network, so it may make you wonder when the carrier will flip the switch to shut down its 3G network and have its users rely solely on its 4G LTE. It's going to happen at some point, obviously, but Verizon says that it's going to shut down its 2G and 3G networks by 2021.

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iPad Mini leaked images reveal black model, 3G support

iPad Mini leaked images reveal black model, 3G support

The iPad Mini rumors and leaks are stopping for no one. Just over the past few days, we've heard a lot about the rumored device, including a possible October 10 announcement date and even a HD video showing off a mockup of the device itself. Now, we're seeing some leaked photos of some iPad Mini components that reveal a possible black model, as well as 3G capabilities.

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Samsung under Korean antitrust investigation after Apple 3G complaint

Samsung under Korean antitrust investigation after Apple 3G complaint

Samsung is reportedly under investigation by the South Korean antitrust watchdog, after Apple filed complaints around its rival's licensing practices for 3G patents. "We are reviewing whether allegations in the complaint lodged by Apple are true," an unnamed Korean Fair Trade Commission official told the AP. "Apple filed a complaint earlier this year that Samsung is breaching fair trade laws."

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Nexus 7 3G reportedly fast incoming

Nexus 7 3G reportedly fast incoming

Google is readying a Nexus 7 3G version, adding cellular connectivity to the 7-inch ASUS-made tablet, according to insider whispers. The new model will be officially launched in around six weeks, MoDaCo's tipster insists, with hardware identical to the currently shipping Nexus 7 bar the new radio.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon arriving by end of August

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon arriving by end of August

We've been waiting for a release date for Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Carbon since it was revealed back in May, and now we finally have one. Well, we kind of have one, as Lenovo says the super-thin ultrabook will become available by the end of August. So, we may not have an actual release date just yet, but we're getting mighty close.

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Worldwide Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales this month; LTE in pipeline

Worldwide Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales this month; LTE in pipeline

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 10.1, the company's 10.1-inch pen-enabled Android tablet, will go on sale globally this month, with an LTE version following on later in 2012. The slate, announced back at Mobile World Congress in February, will initially be offered in WiFi-only and HSPA+ forms, each with a 1.4GHz quadcore processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and support for Samsung's new Learning Hub with stylus-aware education tools. However, the company also expects the Note 10.1 to be popular in business and among artists.

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