Wanna know the quickest way to make any mobile product more tantalizing? Give it a touchscreen! And that's exactly what AT&T and Novatel did with the 4G LTE MiFi Liberate, packing the finger-friendly tech into a form factor that looks like a Magic Trackpad.
Every month, your carrier calculates how much data you've crunched through on your cell phone and charges you accordingly. But a new study suggests that they might not be adding things up quite right.
Big news in the UK: Brits are finally getting LTE thanks to newly named provider EE. Took 'em long enough. [Gizmodo UK]
The FCC is planning to test mobile broadband speeds across the entire US from September 21st, in order to provide consumers with detailed information and "spur competition among service providers."
As the average webpage/image/file on the internet has grown, most folks' monthly allowance for mobile bandwidth has gotten smaller. (Exceptions: Sprint users and those grandfathered into an unlimited plan.) Today, it's extremely easy to use a gigabyte of data in a month. The quantity will just keep rising—and with it,…
Due to continued interference with the GPS spectrum, Lightsquared's LTE network likely won't be approved by the FCC any time soon. That's bad news for Lightsquared but even worse for Sprint.
Wait wait wait, we're talking about 5G mobile data now?! Ugh, but we just got 4G squared away. In any case, the ball is already rolling on the next generation of cellular technology, so we might as well figure out what in the hell IMT-Advanced is.
Earlier this year, Sprint had discussed plans for the rollout of their 4G LTE network, stating that it would be coming mid-summer. Now Sprint's CFO Joseph Euteneuer, speaking at an analyst conference, has stated its coming in the second half of 2012. It's a subtle, but potentially significant, change in language.
Sprint recently cancelled unlimited data for 4G hotspots, which sucked, but wasn't entirely shocking. Now they've announced new pricing plans for hotspots, tablets, laptops and dongles, offering more bandwidth than the competition at the same $50 and $80 monthly prices.
In anticipation of Sprint's 4G announcements on October 7, Cnet says the wireless carrier will flip the switch on their 4G LTE network early next year, with hopes of making it available to customers in Q2 2012.
According to Bloomberg, Sprint will not only sell the iPhone 5, they'll have an unlimited data plan to go with it. If true, it will be huge for Sprint because neither AT&T nor Verizon offer unlimited data anymore.
MIT Professor Hari Balakrishnan thinks wireless carriers aren't using their networks in the most efficient way possible when it comes to mobile broadband, resulting in slower speeds. His solution involves using your phone's accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer and GPS.
Verizon's 4G mobile hotspot is here, which lets up to five your wi-fi devices connect to Big Red's LTE network on the go.
From the way Sprint's Senior Vice President of Networks Bob Azzi was talking to PC World, LTE could be coming to Sprint sooner than later, thanks to a power struggle with Clearwire over their shared Wimax infrastructure. [PC World]
According to Boy Genius, AT&T is getting ready to adjust pricing on their LaptopConnect data plans, which includes hotspots, 3G dongles and 3G-enabled laptops. Instead of $30 for 200MB of data and $60 for 5GB of data, they would potentially sell you 3GB for $30 and $5GB for $50. [BGR]
In time for the onslaught of freshly-purchased Evos and Instincts, Sprint is giving life to San Francisco's 4G WiMax network next week on December 28. This also includes support for surrounding cities, including Oakland and the Silicon Valley. Sprint had previously said it would rollout 4G in support before the end of…