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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 16, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone - the weekend is here again, but before we dive in, we need to recap the day's news. First and foremost, our review of the HTC DROID DNA went live just a little while ago, so if you've been thinking of picking that phone up, be sure to have a look at our review to see what we think of it! We found out today that Apple and Samsung have been permitted to add new devices to their lawsuit, so expect Samsung to go after the iPhone 5 while Apple tries to collect damages on a number of Samsung devices. Speaking of Samsung, the company is rumored to show off a new handset with a 5-inch 1080p display at CES, so we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for that.

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AT&T 4G LTE now covers over 150 million people

AT&T 4G LTE now covers over 150 million people

Just a couple of days ago we reported that AT&T's latest 4G LTE launch happened in a few big cities across the US, including Denver, Milwaukee, and Louisville. Today, the carrier officially announced that their 4G LTE network is now covering over 150 million people, and the coverage has so far doubled in 2012.

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iPad mini LTE and 4th-gen iPad now on sale at AT&T, Verizon

iPad mini LTE and 4th-gen iPad now on sale at AT&T, Verizon

If you didn't pre-order an LTE version of the iPad mini last month, not all hope is lost. Both AT&T and Verizon are now offering the smaller iPad as well as the 4th-gen iPad. AT&T says that you can purchase the new iPads at any of their physical locations, although they don't mention anything about availability on their website, but the two devices appear to be ready for purchase at ATT.com.

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4G LTE networks vulnerable to easy takedown hack

4G LTE networks vulnerable to easy takedown hack

4G LTE might be a thing of beauty for mobile users who love a good and fast internet connection while on the road, but according to a document filed with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a laptop and a software-defined radio unit costing about $650 is all it takes to take down a 4G network within a reasonably-size radius.

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AT&T launches 4G LTE in 8 markets today

AT&T launches 4G LTE in 8 markets today

While AT&T might not be up to the pace that Verizon is currently holding when it comes to 4G LTE rollouts, the company is still delivering the faster service to more people, and that's all that really matters. AT&T has launched its 4G LTE network in eight cities today, most of which are big markets.

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DROID RAZR M grabs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

DROID RAZR M grabs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

True to their word, Motorola has indeed updated the DROID RAZR M for Verizon Wireless to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean here in November of 2012. This update represents a large stride for Verizon as well as Motorola and also brings on another reason why them being acquired by Google was a great, great thing for all parties involved. This update takes the place of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and makes Google Now, Voice Search, and an updated camera interface a reality for the most awesome little HD display-toting device Motorola has ever produced.

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Verizon to launch more 4G LTE markets on November 15

Verizon to launch more 4G LTE markets on November 15

Verizon is committed to get their 4G LTE blanketed over most of the United States, claiming they'll cover their entire 3G network with 4G by mid-2013. Today, the carrier has announced that they'll be lighting up more cities with 4G LTE on November 15, proving that they're serious about their goal.

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DROID DNA release date November 21st for $199

DROID DNA release date November 21st for $199

Pre-orders for Verizon's newest DROID start today, this bringing HTC's highest definition device on the market TO the market by the 21st of November. This device has a massive 5-inch display with 440PPI, that being higher density than any other smartphone (or tablet) on the market by a significant margin. This device of course requires a 2-year agreement if you're wanting to grab it for the $200 price point, and you'll find the details to be numerous as far as what's possible in this next-generation Android environment.

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AT&T HTC One X+ and VX pre-orders begin tomorrow

AT&T HTC One X+ and VX pre-orders begin tomorrow

The AT&T pre-order period for the ultra-powerful re-birth of the captain of the HTC football team, the HTC One X+, begins on the 13th of November, that being tomorrow, with a release date of November 16th for in-store availability. These devices expand the HTC One series into the future with one extra-affordable entry into the family and another that's an upgraded version of its former self. Along with the updated version of the T-Mobile HTC One S, this should very well count as a resurgence of the HTC One lineup - a rebirth as a butterfly, if you will.

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Windows Phone 8 hits Verizon pre-order tomorrow with HTC and Nokia

Windows Phone 8 hits Verizon pre-order tomorrow with HTC and Nokia

It's time for the HTC Windows Phone 8X, Nokia Lumia 822, and Samsung ATIV Odyssey to hit Verizon and start the Windows Phone 8 party on the United States' largest mobile carrier. Each of these devices will be working with 4G LTE connectivity and will be bringing on what Verizon assures will be an interface that will allow you "new ways to further personalize your smartphone" - as Steve Ballmer has made clear many times. They also assure you that "Windows Phone 8 will debut on a number of new smartphones" as well - can we hope for more Verizon action soon?

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Verizon expected to complete 4G LTE rollout by mid-2013

Verizon expected to complete 4G LTE rollout by mid-2013

Verizon is consistently working on rolling out its 4G LTE network to multiple cities as frequently as possible, and they think they finally know when their LTE network rollout will be complete. The company is announcing that they expect mid-2013 to be the date of completion for the carrier's 4G network.

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Samsung Galaxy Express and MiFi Liberate announced for AT&T

Samsung Galaxy Express and MiFi Liberate announced for AT&T

AT&T isn't slowing down their upcoming release schedule. After announcing a few Windows Phone 8 devices a couple days ago, like the Nokia Lumia 920 and the 8X from HTC, the carrier is continuing on with an announcement of even more toys. Coming November 16, AT&T will be stocking the Samsung Galaxy Express and the MiFi Liberate from Novatel.

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