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T-Mobile turned a semi-truck into a futuristic 5G showroom

T-Mobile turned a semi-truck into a futuristic 5G showroom

T-Mobile is getting people hyped for a future where everything is connected by 5G networks. The carrier has installed a showroom demonstrating the technology in a semi-truck trailer, announcing a plan to drive the truck to various US destinations. Once it arrives in their city, residents can check out the showroom to experience the future of wireless tech.

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Moto Z3 hands-on: Getting ready for 5G

Moto Z3 hands-on: Getting ready for 5G

Earlier today in Chicago, Motorola took the stage to announce a phone that is instantly familiar: the Moto Z3. You've seen this phone before, or at least most of it, as it's almost exactly the same as the Moto Z3 Play, which launched back in June. The major difference between the two is yet to come, but when it arrives next year, it will indeed be quite the differentiator.

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Moto Z3 specs: 5G and Android familiarity

Moto Z3 specs: 5G and Android familiarity

There's a new Android smartphone on the block, and as always our attention turns to the Motorola Moto Z3 specifications to see how it holds up at this point in 2018. Announced today as the first 5G-upgradable smartphone - courtesy of a 5G Moto Mod, rather than the onboard radio - the Moto Z3 straddles a tricky line between the cutting-edge and the familiar.

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Moto Z3 5G Moto Mod already looks ridiculous

Moto Z3 5G Moto Mod already looks ridiculous

When the first 4G LTE smartphones were released, we thought they were pretty gosh-darned cool. I'm thinking about the HTC Thunderbolt, for example - a smartphone that looked pretty OK for its day. Industrial design's gotten quite a bit more sleek since then for smartphones - but don't tell that to Motorola, or the designers of the Verizon 5G Moto Mod for the Moto Z3.

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Meet Moto Z3, the first 5G phone

Meet Moto Z3, the first 5G phone

Today we're having a peek at the Moto Z3, a smartphone that's been revealed after its alternative edition. But why? Why release an "A" version of a phone after we already know what the "B" version looks like, acts like, and costs? Today it would appear that Motorola waited to release the Motorola Moto Z3 now because it's headed to Verizon exclusively, and it'll be the first smartphone in the world which "you will be able to upgrade to 5G." But you'll need a Moto Mod to do it.

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T-Mobile teams with Nokia to build out its 5G network

T-Mobile teams with Nokia to build out its 5G network

As we inch ever closer to the eventual arrival of nationwide 5G networks, carriers are in a race to build out their offerings faster than the others. Today, T-Mobile took a big step toward getting its 5G network off the ground, announcing a new partnership with Nokia that will accelerate the carrier's 5G deployment. All told, the deal is worth a whopping $3.5 billion, which is enough to make anyone's eyes water.

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Qualcomm’s 5G antennas just made a huge breakthrough

Qualcomm’s 5G antennas just made a huge breakthrough

Today, Qualcomm announced a pretty big breakthrough in the realm of 5G hardware. The company revealed that it has developed a fully-integrated 5G NR millimeter wave (mmWave) antenna module, along with sub-6 GHz RF modules for use in smartphones and other devices. This is an exciting development, because while mmWave offers super high frequency (and, in turn, big increases in speed), there are some roadblocks to implementation.

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Samsung announces industry’s first LPDDR5 RAM, ready for 5G

Samsung announces industry’s first LPDDR5 RAM, ready for 5G

Samsung might be best known for its smartphones and consumer electronics but it might surprise you to know that its most steady and most profitable business as been from its silicon, particularly its memory and storage products. Samsung has admittedly been in the lead and it’s not trying to widen the gap even further with the industry’s first 8 Gigabit (Gbit) LPDDR5 DRAM, preparing for a future when 5G data connections and AI services are the norm.

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Apple’s 2020 iPhone reportedly snubs Intel [Updated]

Apple’s 2020 iPhone reportedly snubs Intel [Updated]

The 2020 iPhone won't be using Intel's latest wireless chipset, new reports suggest, with Apple dealing a supplier blow to the chip-maker in the midst of its market-share grab from rival Qualcomm. However, even if the report is true, Intel's apparent loss won't necessarily be Qualcomm's gain.

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OnePlus might soon be available on US carriers

OnePlus might soon be available on US carriers

Despite how much consumers demand it, it’s not easy for smartphone makers to make their devices available on carriers, US or not. There are a lot of business and logistic considerations involved and, more often than not, smaller companies have a harder time getting carriers’ attention. OnePlus, however, is no longer a small company that can be ignored and it plans to step up to the challenge of making its future smartphones, especially the 5G ones, available on carriers’ shelves.

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Huawei might be blocked from Australian 5G network

Huawei might be blocked from Australian 5G network

While ZTE is fighting for survival in the US, fellow Chinese company Huawei is also struggling in Australia. While the consequences of losing this battle is less likely to make Huawei fold, it is still a slippery slope that could see Huawei’s foothold in more markets around the world. Just like in the US, Australia’s rivaling political parties seem to be in agreement that allowing Huawei to participate in building the country’s 5G infrastructure would be tantamount to giving China backdoor access to it.

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Apple brings 5G and national security into Qualcomm patent battle

Apple brings 5G and national security into Qualcomm patent battle

As Apple and Qualcomm's ongoing legal battle over patent licensing fees continues, the two companies now find themselves before the US International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., with the chipmaker arguing that iPhones with rival Intel modems should be banned from the country. Apple's counter position, however, includes arguing that such a move would be a threat to US national security and the development of 5G.

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