MediaTek’s first 4G LTE chipset will be octa-core, ready in January
Dec10

MediaTek’s first 4G LTE chipset will be octa-core, ready in January

Last month, Taiwanese mobile chipset maker MediaTek launched its first octa-core solution, the MT6592. This is billed by the company as the world’s first “true octa-core” processor, as it is able to use all of its eight cores at once, or none; or in any combination required by the current load. Quickly, many Chinese smartphone makers have unveiled new devices sporting this processor, so it’s clearly been a...

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T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 810 won’t get LTE support via software update, despite earlier claims
Apr02

T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 810 won’t get LTE support via software update, despite earlier claims

Here’s a bummer if you own a Nokia Lumia 810 purchased from T-Mobile USA. Your particular device will not, in fact, get a software update that will enable 4G LTE support. This comes after the magenta carrier said the exact opposite would happen. Back in January, T-Mobile representatives confirmed to Engadget that the Lumia 810 would be updated to support LTE. The handset has the necessary hardware, but the software side of...

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Samsung working on $100 4G LTE smartphones for India
Mar07

Samsung working on $100 4G LTE smartphones for India

If you’re in the US, you may have read this post’s headline and thought something along the lines of So what? We have plenty of $100 4G LTE smartphones over here!¬†Well, yes. But this $100 isn’t subsidized, coming with the requirement of signing long-term contracts. We’re talking unlocked devices sold for $100. Compare that to what your carrier says your favorite 4G device’s ‘full price’ is....

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HTC One SV gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update in France
Mar07

HTC One SV gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update in France

The HTC One SV was announced in December last year, and while it’s a pretty decent midranger with the added benefit of LTE support, it has so far had a pretty big flaw – running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. While we’re pretty much used to this version of Google’s mobile operating system showing up on low-end devices, the SV really should have launched running a newer software iteration. Thankfully though,...

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T-Mobile’s LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy S III passes through the FCC, is now one step closer to release
Mar05

T-Mobile’s LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy S III passes through the FCC, is now one step closer to release

T-Mobile is finally jumping on the LTE train, after trying to push its HSPA+ network as comparable to Verizon’s and AT&T’s LTE efforts for all of last year. But any new network tech needs devices able to use it, and TMo knows this. So it’s been widely rumored that an LTE-capable version of the Samsung Galaxy S III would arrive at the magenta carrier sometime soon (maybe even this month). T-Mobile’s Samsung...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE will be available at Verizon on March 7
Mar04

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE will be available at Verizon on March 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with 4G LTE support will finally arrive in Verizon stores on March 7, it seems. That means that in just three short days from now you’ll be able to pick one of these up straight from Big Red. The Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE has been a long way coming – we first heard that it was headed to Verizon back in December. Then, in January, the carrier decided to officially announce the thing. Which was good...

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ZTE U9810 for China Mobile comes with 4 GB of RAM, LTE support
Mar01

ZTE U9810 for China Mobile comes with 4 GB of RAM, LTE support

A couple of days ago we told you that China Mobile, the world’s biggest carrier by number of subscribers, announced its first LTE-capable smartphones that are due to launch later this year when its next-gen network goes live. Like with the 3G tech it uses, China Mobile opted to go its own way with LTE too. As such, it uses the TD-LTE standard. Among the phones announced at Mobile World Congress was the ZTE U9810....

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Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note II now just $69.99 for new customers who sign a two-year contract
Feb18

Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note II now just $69.99 for new customers who sign a two-year contract

Say you want to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note II, and you want to have Sprint as your carrier (or don’t mind it being such). Option number one is going to Sprint itself and asking for a Note II. That will cost you $299.99. If, however, you consider that amount to be a tad too expensive for your taste, Amazon is, as always, willing to help. See, if you’re not already a Sprint customer, you can get the Now Network’s Galaxy...

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LG Optimus G Pro for South Korea confirmed to have 5.5″ Full HD screen
Feb12

LG Optimus G Pro for South Korea confirmed to have 5.5″ Full HD screen

It’s not the Optimus G2 after all, but it does come with a 5.5-inch touchscreen. It’s the LG Optimus G Pro for South Korea. Not only does it have the main spec difference we told you about compared to the Japan-bound model, but it certainly seems to look exactly like the device in this leak. So it’s official. LG has made a Galaxy Note II lookalike that has a screen that’s exactly as big. But it’s...

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Verizon HTC Droid DNA and T-Mobile LG Nexus 4 both going for just $49.99 at the moment
Feb11

Verizon HTC Droid DNA and T-Mobile LG Nexus 4 both going for just $49.99 at the moment

Last week we spotted the LG Nexus 4 for T-Mobile being sold for just $76.49, and that was the cheapest we had seen it at that point. But it’s no longer the cheapest. While that may have been a good offer, T-Mobile itself decided to best it. The caveat is that it’s for a limited time only. So, if you go to TMo right now and order a Nexus 4 online, you’ll only have to pay $49.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) for it....

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