4G archive

  • iPhone beats Android in Wi-Fi vs 3G/4G debate
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    iPhone beats Android in Wi-Fi vs 3G/4G debate

    By 3 April 2012

    A comScore report has found that iPhone owners are more likely to use Wi-Fi to connect to the internet than their Android smartphone-sporting chums. Analysing the markets in both the US and UK, the study states that of 71 per cent of iPhone users in the...

  • UK iPad 4G complaints start as Apple offers refunds in Australia
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    UK iPad 4G complaints start as Apple offers refunds in Australia

    By 28 March 2012

    With news that Apple is offering full refunds to customers who bought the new iPad in Australia, UK customers are beginning to show similar discontent. Australia’s competition watchdog took the Cupertino giant to court for “misleading” customers...

  • Apple to be sued over misleading iPad advert
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    Apple to be sued over misleading iPad advert

    By 27 March 2012

    Apple is facing legal action from Australia’s competition watchdog for allegedly misleading potential customers with its “iPad with WiFi + 4G” advertising. The offending text is found on Apple’s Australian website and has been picked up on because,...

  • Ofcom: UK 4G in 2012 is possible
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    Ofcom: UK 4G in 2012 is possible

    By 13 March 2012

    Ofcom has announced that the UK could be seeing some 4G action this year. Following an application from Everything Everywhere - the umbrella network that covers Orange and T-Mobile here in Blighty - the communications watchdog has decided that use of...

  • New iPad won't work with UK 4G
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    New iPad won't work with UK 4G

    By 8 March 2012

    If you are thinking of being clever and buying a 4G AT&T or Verizon iPad in the US and shipping it to the UK, think again. O2 has told Pocket-lint that it won't work on its own or Everything Everywhere's LTE trials. In fact, even the Wi-Fi + 4G UK version...

  • Three UK rolling out 4G this summer, but it's not LTE
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    Three UK rolling out 4G this summer, but it's not LTE

    By 29 February 2012

    Three, the mobile operator, has confirmed that is "in the process of finalising plans" to roll out a 4G network in the UK. However in a move that is likely only to confuse customers even more, the new 4G technology isn't actually 4G at all but a variation...

  • Virgin Media 4G trials hint at new UK network
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    Virgin Media 4G trials hint at new UK network

    By 23 February 2012

    Well, well, well, what have we here then? Could it be a new mobile phone network gearing up in time for the UK's 4G revolution? Maybe so, as RegHardware has reported that Virgin Media is planning trials of 4G telephony in several UK cities. The cable...

  • Everything Everywhere launching Orange and T-Mobile 4G network in 2012
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    Everything Everywhere launching Orange and T-Mobile 4G network in 2012

    By 23 February 2012

    It may cause your TV picture to go fuzzy, but Everything Everywhere - the umbrella brand of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK - has announced that it plans to begin the roll-out of its 4G service before the end of the year. Olaf Swantee, CEO at Everything...

  • UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness
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    UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness

    By 22 February 2012

    The UK's 4G launch has hit another bump in the road, with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) telling the BBC that up to 900,000 homes could need filters installed to prevent Freeview TV interference from LTE mobile signals. Culture Minister...

  • Qualcomm voice over LTE test hints at a complete 4G future
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    Qualcomm voice over LTE test hints at a complete 4G future

    By 2 February 2012

    Now, stick with us, because this might sound like the most technical opening to a news story in the history of Pocket-lint but it is a pretty big deal in the evolution of mobile phones: Qualcomm, working alongside Ericsson, has successfully completed...

  • iPad 3 data hints at quad-core A6 chip and 4G fun
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    iPad 3 data hints at quad-core A6 chip and 4G fun

    By 1 February 2012

    It's been a while since we've had any new info thrown at the iPad 3 rumour pile but a report on Boy Genius Report has chucked a couple of new suggestions into the mix; quad-core processing and LTE connectivity. Okay, so these are features that we've heard...

  • Everything Everywhere 4G trial summer loving
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    Everything Everywhere 4G trial summer loving

    By 25 January 2012

    Ofcom recently revised its plans for dealing with the 4G spectrum, announcing its aims to bring coverage to at least 98 per cent of the population. At the moment though, there's just a handful of people in the country with access to the LTE fun; a 1,000...

  • Ofcom changes its 4G plans - coverage to be extended
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    Ofcom changes its 4G plans - coverage to be extended

    By 12 January 2012

    Ofcom has revised its plans for dealing with the 4G spectrum, announcing that it aims to bring coverage to at least 98 per cent of the population.  This means, once it does eventually go live, that consumers across the country should all be able to access...

  • Verizon announces Motorola Droid 4
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    Verizon announces Motorola Droid 4

    By 9 January 2012

    The original Droid was the phone that changed Android's fortunes in the US. Now, Verizon is hoping that it will get people excited about 4G and the fourth iteration lands in the US. The handset is also the slimmest 4G slider phone yet, according to Verizon,...

  • HTC Radiant pictured ahead of Windows Phone 4G revolution
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    HTC Radiant pictured ahead of Windows Phone 4G revolution

    By 4 January 2012

    After a quick look at this leaked picture of a HTC Windows Phone 7 handset, you'd be forgiven for thinking that you'd been peeking at a HTC Titan. But take a closer look at the top edge where the logo is slightly bigger and where the front facing camera...

  • AT&T set for 4G boost after $1.9 billion Qualcomm deal
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    AT&T set for 4G boost after $1.9 billion Qualcomm deal

    By 23 December 2011

    It has been an expensive week for AT&T. Not only did the telecom giant have to fork out $4 billion after its T-Mobile takeover was cancelled, it has now handed almost $2 billion over to Qualcomm to purchase the lower 700 MHz D and E block (channel 55...

  • UK 4G network not complete until 2015
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    UK 4G network not complete until 2015

    By 12 December 2011

    Looking forward to widespread 4G fun and quick mobile browsing on your smartphone or tablet? Well, don't get too excited because, despite the likes of O2 already testing its LTE network, we're not going to have widespread availability in the UK until...

  • O2 4G network comes to London
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    O2 4G network comes to London

    By 14 November 2011

    O2 is to start trials of its 4G (LTE) network later this month (November). The initial wave will be in London, with 25 sites covering a combined area of 40 square kilometres, including Canary Wharf, Soho, Westminster, South Bank and Kings Cross. Over...

  • HTC Vivid hits AT&T’s 4G network
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    HTC Vivid hits AT&T’s 4G network

    By 1 November 2011

    It's all go for AT&T and its smartphone 4G launch day. First up, we heard all about how the Skyrocket is in flight and now we can tell you about HTC's first 4G smartphone for the US network - the HTC Vivid. The Vivid hasn't quite got the engine room of...

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket launches: Faster surfing on 4G LTE
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    Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket launches: Faster surfing on 4G LTE

    By 31 October 2011

    AT&T in the US has revealed the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which not only comes packing all the features of a normal Samsung Galaxy S II, but also gets 4G LTE for speedier surfing and web downloads. The phone comes with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus...

  • Samsung Conquer 4G mid-level WiMAX device announced
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    Samsung Conquer 4G mid-level WiMAX device announced

    By 30 June 2011

    4G is usually a tag reserved for high-end handsets, especially when it comes to Android, but Sprint and Samsung have just gone official with the Samsung Conquer 4G - a device with a spec sheet that suggests mid-level rather than top-table. The Conquer...

  • LulzSec says goodbye with iPhone 5 and iPad 4G teaser
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    LulzSec says goodbye with iPhone 5 and iPad 4G teaser

    By 27 June 2011

    After 50 days of causing corporate mayhem online, hacker group LulzSec has decided to call it a day - going out with a bit of a bang. Not quite a Project Mayhem style bang, but one that has caused quite a ripple online. For one of LulzSec's final leak...

  • Motorola Photon 4G hands-on
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    Motorola Photon 4G hands-on

    By 10 June 2011

    At a fanfare event in New York City, Pocket-lint was on hand to hear Sprint announce the release of two new Motorola phones running on Android: the Triumph and the Photon 4G. Kicking off, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and Motorola’s Sanjay Jha took the stage...

  • eBay wants affordable 4G for operators
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    eBay wants affordable 4G for operators

    By 31 May 2011

    eBay plans to use next years 4G auction to its advantage, asking Ofcom to keep spectrum prices low to boost operator competition and improve service, hopefully leading to increased smartphone activity on its site. Mobile data has already become an expensive...

  • Samsung Galaxy S III coming 2012 says Samsung boss
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    Samsung Galaxy S III coming 2012 says Samsung boss

    By 30 May 2011

    Samsung has confirmed that it is already working on a Samsung Galaxy S III for 2012 as well as working on a 4G version of the company’s Tab tablet for later in 2011. J.K. Shin, president of Samsung's mobile communications division, has told Dow Jones...