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AT&T 4G LTE modem/hotspot coming August 21 with $50 5GB plan

AT&T 4G LTE modem/hotspot coming August 21 with $50 5GB plan

AT&T has confirmed availability for its first 4G LTE devices, the USBConnect Momentum 4G modem and Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G, as well as data-only pricing for LTE users. Both the USB modem and the mobile hotspot will go on sale online and in-store come August 21, while the existing AT&T USBConnect Adrenaline will be upgraded to support LTE on August 26.

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AT&T LTE Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G and USB modem due this summer; new international data plans outed

AT&T LTE Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G and USB modem due this summer; new international data plans outed

AT&T has outed a pair of new 4G LTE modems, ready for launch this summer on the carrier's fledgling LTE network. The AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G is a USB modem with a built-in microSD card slot, intended for use with a single laptop, while the AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G is a portable router that can share its 4G connection with up to five WiFi-connected clients. Meanwhile, as of July 17 there will be a new range of international data plans, offering more megabytes for your money.

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AT&T outs new USBConnect Force 4G USB modem

AT&T outs new USBConnect Force 4G USB modem

If you have a notebook that you like that lacks 3G or 4G connectivity inside you don’t need to get a new notebook. What you need is a speedy USB modem to cram inside your rig. AT&T has announced a new USB modem for notebook users that plugs into your USB port and gives you access to the AT&T mobile broadband network.

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T-Mobile 4G boosts HSPA+ to 42Mbps; new Rocket 3.0 modem outed

T-Mobile 4G boosts HSPA+ to 42Mbps; new Rocket 3.0 modem outed

T-Mobile USA has announced a boost of its 4G HSPA+ speeds across 55 markets where the service is available, doubling bandwidth to a theoretical 42Mbps download peak. To go with that, the carrier is releasing a new USB modem, the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0, to take advantage of the new speeds.

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Novatel Expedite E362 LTE modem gets Verizon 4G approval: Next stop XOOM?

Novatel Expedite E362 LTE modem gets Verizon 4G approval: Next stop XOOM?

Novatel Wireless has become the first modem manufacturer to get its embedded LTE module certified by Verizon Wireless for use on the carrier's growing 4G LTE network, with the Expedite E362 also offering backward compatibility to 2G/3G GSM and CDMA networks. Interestingly, as well as working with various flavors of Windows, the miniPCI modem also supports Android (from Froyo to Honeycomb), meaning this could well end up being the LTE card that slots into Motorola's XOOM 4G.

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Three UK gets HSPA+ modem: up to 40% faster [Video]

Three UK gets HSPA+ modem: up to 40% faster [Video]

UK carrier Three has announced its first HSPA+ USB modem, which will be headed to the network on April 7 and, it's claimed, offer 40-percent faster speeds than the existing HSDPA dongles. The Huawei E367 has a rotating USB plug rather than an easy-to-lose cap, and will be available on both pre-pay and a rolling one-month contract.

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Verizon USB551L 4G LTE Modem Available March 31st

Verizon USB551L 4G LTE Modem Available March 31st

The Verizon USB551L 4G LTE USB modem, made by Novatel Wireless, which the company states is "the smallest LTE USB modem available today", will be available in Verizon stores and online this Thursday, March 31st. According to Verizon, the device is up to fifty percent smaller than competing products.

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Intel Shipping XMM 6260 HSPA+ modem, Introduces LTE XMM 7060

Intel Shipping XMM 6260 HSPA+ modem, Introduces LTE XMM 7060

Intel announced on Monday that it will begin shipping the XMM 6260 platform to key partners. The plaform supports HSPA+ networks with download speeds up to 21Mbps and upload speeds up to 11.5Mbps. The platform is said to use less power than competitor's products (especially ARM). XMM 6260 is built with the 40nm manufacturing process, and is based on the X-GOLD 626 baseband processor and the SMARTi UE2 RF transceiver.

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LG VL600 LTE Modem for Verizon is now Mac-Compatible

LG VL600 LTE Modem for Verizon is now Mac-Compatible

If you have an LG VL600 LTE, rejoice! After being promised an update in early December, LG's VL600 LTE dongle now has Mac drivers. You can download the new drivers here. Our own Ben Bajarin has already got his modem up and running on his MacBook Air, and getting 3.3 mb download and 3.8 mb upload speeds.

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Google Cr-48 gets Gobi 3G unlock for GSM support

Google Cr-48 gets Gobi 3G unlock for GSM support

One of the lucky minority with a Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook? Maybe you were one of SlashGear's lucky winners a few months back, or came up trumps in Google's invitation-only program. Either way, there's a new Google update out which apparently enables GSM functionality on the Cr-48's integrated modem. Hexxeh spotted the update to the Qualcomm Gobi modem, and quickly figured out some instructions as to how to get it all to work on AT&T.

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Verizon adds OS X support to Pantech UML290 4G LTE modem

Verizon adds OS X support to Pantech UML290 4G LTE modem

It's taken a while, but Verizon has finally released Mac drivers for its 4G LTE modems; well, at least one of them. The LG VL600 we reviewed - and were so impressed by its data speeds - is still Windows-only, but the Pantech UML290 now has official OS X support.

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Motorola 4G LTE Phone Confirmed by Verizon

Motorola 4G LTE Phone Confirmed by Verizon

In an interview today John Stratton, Verizon's chief operating officer said they'd be distributing a Motorola smartphone to run on its 4G network. Verizon launched its high-speed LTE network earlier this month and tossed out a nice little USB modem to go with it but this phone is the first and only to be announced to be running on the network so far. Stratton noted, "We've got LTE smartphones on the horizon. Motorola will be right there."

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