In a world in which unlimited data plans are disappearing faster than you can say 4G LTE Hotspot, T-Mobile's possible mobile-to-mobile offer sounds pretty tempting.
Apple, already selling out of new iPads on its online store, could break the 1 million mark on Friday alone when it is released.
That's according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who gave the estimate in a research note today.
The figure would far outstrip first-day sales figures for the original iPad, and would likely exceed comparable iPad 2 sales. (Apple didn't disclose that figure.) It highlights the exploding interest in tablets even as other companies struggle to sell their own rival products. The device is slowly evolving from a luxury item into a necessary tool--even if it isn't quite there yet. … Read more
New Orleans, St. Louis, and Cleveland are just a few of the cities on AT&T's upcoming LTE deployment list.
The company revealed today that it will bring 4G access to a dozen markets in April and May and on into the early summer.
Locations slated for the high-speed upgrade include Cleveland, Akron, and Canton, Ohio; Naples, Fla; Bloomington, Lafayette, and Muncie, Ind.; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La.; St. Louis, Mo; and Bryan-College Station, Texas. Staten Island is also on the list, though it's not exactly a new market since it's part of greater New … Read more
Apple is having an exceedingly difficult time trying to match Samsung in China, a new report claims.
According to Bloomberg, which obtained Chinese market share data from research firm Gartner, Samsung's line of smartphones has more than triple the market share the iPhone has in that country, nabbing 24.3 percent share, compared with Apple's 7.5 percent.
Apple has been selling the iPhone through No. 3 carrier China Unicom since late 2009.
Apple started selling its iPhone on China Telecom's service last week. China Telecom is the country's second-largest carrier with an estimated 129 million … Read more
China may hold back on moving into 4G LTE even as the U.S. carriers race ahead to roll out next-generation networks.
The Chinese government is looking to hold back on granting the licenses required for its own carriers to deploy 4G LTE, according to a report from PC World, which cited local state-owned TV. The government said it may wait two to three years before granting the licenses, citing a need by carriers to expand the current 3G network equipment, as well as to wait for broader support for a variant of LTE called TD-LTE.
A delay could have … Read more
Telecom geeks (like me) may know Ericsson as the mammoth company that supplies phone network equipment to carriers. But did you know it has a burgeoning app following as well?
That was news to me as I sat down with a few executives from Ericsson while at Mobile World Congress. But the company has long fostered a small, but healthy, community of developers, and actually offers application programming interface tools that allow better access to network capabilities.
While Ericsson's bread and butter remains telecom gear, the company has worked to spread its wings into different areas. It's all … Read more
The new iPad isn't waltzing into a competitive vacuum. That wow-worthy display notwithstanding, Apple still has to go head-to-head on performance.
Chip-review site Anandtech confirmed with Apple that sitting right next to the A5X's quad-core GPU (graphics processing unit) is a dual-core CPU (central processing unit).
Apple had nothing to say about the CPU (which typically garners the most attention) when it announced the new iPad, because the CPU really hasn't changed from the iPad 2.
The upshot is that Apple is pitting the A5X's quad-core GPU against a quad-core Nvidia CPU.
So, how does it … Read more
Unless you've been living under a rock, no doubt you've heard all about Apple's new iPad. It comes packed with plenty of welcome upgrades. Among these are a crisp Retina display, a new A5X processor with quad-core graphics to drive all those pixels, and an optional 4G LTE connection for swift cellular data. What slipped under the radar, though, was the iPad's Bluetooth 4.0 support. … Read more
Folks who hoped to have their hands on Nokia's Lumia 900 by the end of next week may have to have to wait a little longer.
A report from the blog Boy Genius Report says that the March 18 release date, which the site had previously reported, has been pushed back until April 22.
Nokia declined to comment on the rumors and noted that hasn't disclosed the release date of the Lumia 900. AT&T also hasn't officially given a release date or price for the devices.
Assuming the rumors are true, it's unclear why … Read more
That's why we got excited this week when details surfaced that a quad-core variant could touch down on U.S. soil in the near future. Documents found on the FCC's Web site indicate that the bigger, badder edition of the HTC One X is en route.