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iPhone 5S LTE-A tipped as SK Telecom reportedly pushes Apple for speed

iPhone 5S LTE-A tipped as SK Telecom reportedly pushes Apple for speed

Apple's iPhone 5S, expected to launch later this year, will support LTE-Advanced sources reportedly at Korean carrier SK Telecom claim, theoretically doubling the smartphone's download speeds versus the current iPhone 5. "SK Telecom is approaching Apple to put out LTE-A technology on the upcoming iPhone 5S" an unnamed source at the carrier told The Korea Times, describing the two companies as "in the middle of negotiations."

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Nokia buys out Siemens from Nokia Siemens Networks LTE venture

Nokia buys out Siemens from Nokia Siemens Networks LTE venture

Nokia will buy out Siemens AG from the Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) joint venture, paying €1.7bn ($2.2bn) to take full control of the network infrastructure specialist. The deal, which is expected to close in Q3 2013, will see NSN become a Nokia subsidiary and, in the process, phase out the Siemens part of the name, as Nokia looks to capitalizing on its position in LTE roll-out.

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Verizon 4G LTE expands to 500 markets, nearly covers 3G footprint

Verizon 4G LTE expands to 500 markets, nearly covers 3G footprint

It may seem hard to believe, but Verizon was the first carrier to launch 4G LTE just two and a half years ago. Now, the carrier has launched the faster data service in its 500th market in the US. This means that Verizon's LTE now covers 99% of the carrier's 3G footprint, which is approximately just a couple million shy of 300 million people.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-A detailed with new ImageON app

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-A detailed with new ImageON app

Samsung has detailed the latest super-fast version of the Galaxy S 4, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-A revealed yesterday, as well as confirming its launch plans for the Snapdragon 800 powered smartphone. The new S 4 - which adds support for LTE-Advanced which, on the right network, can achieve up to twice existing LTE data rates - will arrive in Korea over the summer, Samsung says, and will also bring with it the new Samsung ImageON feature.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced appears disguised as field tests begin

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced appears disguised as field tests begin

It's time again to have a look at a device that isn't necessarily supposed to be seeing the light of day right quite yet. This machine you're seeing here was photographed by a micro-blogger going by the name of Palm, he or she having been relatively unknown - but notoriously Samsung-friendly to those that have been following him - for working with an abundance of Samsung devices. What this disguise likely surrounds is the Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced.

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Microsoft Surface 2 with Snapdragon 800 LTE tipped in testing

Microsoft Surface 2 with Snapdragon 800 LTE tipped in testing

Microsoft is set to reveal new versions of the Surface RT tablet, using Qualcomm Snapdragon processors alongside existing NVIDIA Tegra chips, sources claim, with the goal of adding integrated LTE support. Although NVIDIA will supply processors "for some versions" insiders told Bloomberg, Qualcomm's Snapdragon would feature in other models, as Microsoft attempts to make its homegrown slate more directly competitive with the iPad.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced due this month with 2-3x LTE speed

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced due this month with 2-3x LTE speed

Samsung's LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S 4, the unsurprisingly named "Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced", could arrive in South Korea this month, the company's mobile chief has confirmed, as Samsung attempts to position itself as a key player in double-4G speeds. The new variant of the Galaxy S 4 flagship will make Samsung "the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone" J.K. Shin told Reuters, though it will require network support in order to make the most of the new potency.

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New Nexus 7 4G may have crossed FCC as ASUS Pad K009

New Nexus 7 4G may have crossed FCC as ASUS Pad K009

A new ASUS LTE tablet that's potentially the new Nexus 7 4G has been spotted crossing the FCC test bench, complete with twin cameras and Qualcomm's S4 Pro quadcore chipset. Filed as the ASUS Pad K009, and mostly covered with a temporary confidentiality order preventing test photos from leaking, the slate uses Qualcomm WiFi b/g/n (2.4/5GHz) and WLAN HSPA/LTE chips, as well as packing 32GB of internal storage.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 official: iPhone-alike size for the new user

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 official: iPhone-alike size for the new user

Samsung has revealed another in its Galaxy series, the Galaxy Ace 3, now targeting entry-level smartphone users who want a pocket-friendly 4-inch device. The Ace 3, teased for some weeks now, packs a 1GHz dualcore processor and a 4-inch WVGA display, along with 3G or LTE depending on market, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung's own TouchWiz interface and apps suite.

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EE adding shared 4G plans as subscribers cross the 500,000 mark

EE adding shared 4G plans as subscribers cross the 500,000 mark

4G carrier EE has announced the UK's first shared plans, following US carriers in offering agreements which can be spread across multiple phones, tablets, and even different users. The Shared 4GEE Plans, which will be detailed "in the coming weeks" according to the carrier, come alongside a new set of pay-as-you-go mobile broadband plans for tablets and notebooks.

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AT&T 4G LTE spreads to 22 new markets, including Fort Wayne [UPDATE]

AT&T 4G LTE spreads to 22 new markets, including Fort Wayne [UPDATE]

AT&T is moving quickly to spread out its 4G LTE service to customers in the US, and while they're still behind Verizon's dominance in LTE coverage, you have to admire Ma Bell's efforts to getting its 4G network up to full strength. The carrier announced that they dumped their 4G LTE network onto 22 markets today.

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Intel details Merrifield new phone chip; Homegrown LTE for Bay Trail tablets

Intel details Merrifield new phone chip; Homegrown LTE for Bay Trail tablets

Intel has shown off its new chips for tablets, smartphones, and LTE-enabled devices, with Silvermont, Bay Trail-T, and Merrifield all revealed at Computex 2013 today. Merrifield, due to show up in Intel-powered smartphones from early 2014, is the company's next-gen smartphone platform, a 22nm Atom SoC that was, for today's show, wrapped up in a new touchscreen reference design.

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