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  • Viva LG Revolution: Mid-entry 4G handset priced and dated
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    Viva LG Revolution: Mid-entry 4G handset priced and dated

    By 25 May 2011

    LG and Verizon have come clean with the release details for the mid-level Android handset - the LG Revolution - stating that it will be available from 26 May, priced at $249.99 with a two-year contract. We first got wind of the LG Revolution, a US only...

  • UK 4G network landing in September
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    UK 4G network landing in September

    By 25 May 2011

    Big news - the UK's first live 4G network will begin broadcasting in September. Bad news - it's just a trial for a couple of hundred people in the St Newlyn East area of South Newquay, Cornwall. But still, it's a start eh? Rome wasn't built in a day....

  • HTC ThunderBolt   review
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    HTC ThunderBolt review

    By 17 May 2011

    The HTC ThunderBolt is one of the very, very few 4G devices to actually be up and running on a 4G network (Verizon’s LTE roll-out in the US). As such, it’s perfectly positioned to act as a lightning rod for all the myths, hype and hassles that come...

  • Ofcom: 4G to be 3.3x more efficient than UK 3G
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    Ofcom: 4G to be 3.3x more efficient than UK 3G

    By 12 May 2011

    Ofcom has revealed that the UK's 4G network, set to go live in 2013, will "deliver more than 200 per cent of the capacity of existing 3G technologies, using the same amount of spectrum." Dr Stephen Unger, Chief Technology Officer at Ofcom said: "4G mobile...

  • Samsung D600: The first budget 4G Gingerbread phone?
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    Samsung D600: The first budget 4G Gingerbread phone?

    By 4 May 2011

    Leaked pictures and rumoured specs suggest that the Samsung D600 could well be the first budget-friendly Gingerbread handset - one that also rocks 4G as well. The handset, which is supposedly coming to Sprint in the US for starters, is said to cut down...

  • UK 4G auction to kick off in 2012
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    UK 4G auction to kick off in 2012

    By 22 March 2011

    Ofcom has detailed plans for the UK's 4G auction, with the big spectrum sale due to kick off next year - stating that the additional space is the equivalent of 75 per cent of the mobile spectrum that we currently use and 80 per cent more than 2000's 3G...

  • LG Revolution hands-on
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    LG Revolution hands-on

    By 18 February 2011

    The LG revolution is promising a revolution when it launches in Q2 on Verizon in the US so only naturally we went hands-on to find out. Announced at CES in Las Vegas in January, we were finally able to catch up with the device in Mobile World Congress...

  • When is 4G coming to the UK?
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    When is 4G coming to the UK?

    By 25 January 2011

    You've heard all about the HTC Evo Shift 4G and the Motorola Atrix, but the big question for us is, when is 4G coming to the UK and what form will it take when it does? If you've already read through our comprehensive explanation of 4G, then you'll be...

  • Motorola Droid Bionic hands-on
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    Motorola Droid Bionic hands-on

    By 18 January 2011

    Unlike the company's Atrix 4G, the Motorola Droid Bionic isn't coming to the UK. It's a 4G LTE device, and it will remain that way - sadly, restricting it to US soil only. Our loss, though, is North America's gain. For starters, the name is extremely...

  • Verizon iPhone officially announced....finally
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    Verizon iPhone officially announced....finally

    By 11 January 2011

    Verizon has revealed what was possibly the worst kept secret in the tech industry - that the iPhone has finally landed on its network. Speaking at a press event in New York, Verizon CEO Lowell Macadam said: "If the press write something long enough, eventually...

  • BlackBerry 4G PlayBook coming in summer 2011
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    BlackBerry 4G PlayBook coming in summer 2011

    By 6 January 2011

    It's all well and good Research in Motion releasing teaser video after teaser video showing off the BlackBerry PlayBook, but sooner or later it is going to have to actually release the actual device. And whilst we don't know when it will be hitting the...

  • HTC Inspire 4G and more coming to AT&T in 2011
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    HTC Inspire 4G and more coming to AT&T in 2011

    By 5 January 2011

    As well as the Samsung Infuse 4G revelation, the AT&T Developers Summit over at CES threw up a few more interesting launch details. And, with AT&T firmly focused on expanding its 4G network in 2011, the emphasis was squarely on the HSPA+ and LGE devices...

  • Acer announces Verizon 4G Android Iconia Tab A500
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    Acer announces Verizon 4G Android Iconia Tab A500

    By 5 January 2011

    Acer has announced the arrival of a brand new tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A500, which will connect in the States via the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. The A500 will feature a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, and will be powered by an Nvidia Tegra...

  • New HTC 4G confirmed for 6 Jan CES launch
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    New HTC 4G confirmed for 6 Jan CES launch

    By 24 December 2010

    HTC has confirmed that it will be launching its third 4G handset at CES in Las Vegas in January. The company has released a teaser in the shape of a large phone covered in a black cloth on a mobile website in the US. With very little details given in...

  • Russian 4G Android phone spotted with front and back screens
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    Russian 4G Android phone spotted with front and back screens

    By 15 September 2010

    The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has been shown a peculiar-looking 4G handset by government-funded company Russian Technologies. The prototype seemingly has screens both front and back, and is touted to run on Android. Unearthing the gem from...

  • T-Mobile myTouch HD details unearthed
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    T-Mobile myTouch HD details unearthed

    By 13 September 2010

    What seems to be a sales and marketing document has hit the net, detailing exactly what we (or, at least, the US) can expect from the T-Mobile myTouch HD when it launches later this year. Sporting a front-mounted camera for video calling, Android 2.2...

  • HTC Evo brings 4G Android to Sprint
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    HTC Evo brings 4G Android to Sprint

    By 23 March 2010

    HTC has had its fair share of headline moments over the past few years, so launching the world's first 4G Android handset on Sprint in the US shouldn't come as any surprise. But the HTC Evo is more than just a 4G (WiMAX) handset, it is another Android...

  • TeliaSonera launches world's first commercial 4G
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    TeliaSonera launches world's first commercial 4G

    By 14 December 2009

    Scandinavian telecoms operator TeliaSonera has become the first network in the world to offer a commercial 4G service. It'll be available initially in both Stockholm in Sweden and Oslo in Norway. 4G is basically a faster version of 3G and HSDPA. It allows...

  • Las Vegas to get Sprint 4G speeds first
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    Las Vegas to get Sprint 4G speeds first

    By 21 July 2009

    US mobile operator Sprint has announced that it will be launching a new 4G network in Las Vegas in the US from August. The new Sprint 4G offering will offer gamblers and party-goers wireless network connectivity three to five times faster than today's...

  • WiMax gets huge investment over 4G
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    WiMax gets huge investment over 4G

    By 22 April 2008

    The battle over what will be the worldwide next generation wireless standard is hotting up. Yesterday we had the news that Sony Ericsson was among the companies to sign up to a new Nokia-led initiative pushing 4G technologies. However, today, Intel has...

  • Nokia versus Intel on wireless
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    Nokia versus Intel on wireless

    By 21 April 2008

    Nokia is forging ahead with its plans for a 4G wireless system. It has now signed up Sony Ericsson, NEC and Alacatel-Lucent, and the companies have formed a licensing framework for their 4G patents called Long Term Evolution (LTE). LTE is claimed to be...