LAS VEGAS--When on the go, you want to stay connected at all times and carry as much data as possible without having to physically carry a lot, right?
Soon you'll be able to do just that.
Seagate revealed and demonstrated at CES 2012 the prototype of a product tentatively called the Personal Server 4G LTE Wi-Fi. This is basically a combination of what the company's GoFlex Satellite has to offer and a 4G LTE mobile hot spot in one compact box.
Seagate said this is result of a 1.5-year collaboration with Verizon, which will be the exclusive … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Smartphones aren't really a dime a dozen. Most of them are more like several hundred dollars for one.
That's why I'm so pleased with the Burst, Pantech's new LTE smartphone for AT&T. The phone is perfect for those who want a quality product, but may not have as many dollars to spare.
The Burst will be available January 22, and with a two-year contract, it will cost $49.99. If you buy it bundled with Pantech's waterproof tablet, the Pantech Element, you can get both for about $250.
Although $49.99 is … Read more
Ralph de la Vega has a lot to say about Microsoft-Nokia and Windows Phone. Except for the name of the actual device.
Due to a quirk in the conference schedule, AT&T couldn't actually talk earlier today about the big, new 4G LTE smartphone from Microsoft and Nokia, the Lumia 900 (also known as Ace). The companies are planning to formally unveil the device later today at a conference hosted by Nokia.
As a result, de la Vega was left touting the benefits of the phone in an interview with CNET, without actually specifically naming it.
"The … Read more
LAS VEGAS--With a simple Web page on its site, Sprint today spilled more details on its already-promised switch to LTE and the first devices that would support it.
According to the page, the carrier will launch LTE and "improved 3G coverage" in the first half of this year in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Atlanta. The timing and choice of cities repeats earlier comments from CEO Dan Hesse, who promised during an investor conference last week that Sprint would launch LTE in up to 10 cities by the end of 2012.
Though in December Sprint Chief Financial Officer … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Loyal Motorola Droid owners, your wait for a replacement is over. Motorola has just announced the new Droid 4, a truly worthy upgrade.
Not only does the Motorola Droid 4 feature a big 4-inch qHD display, and access to Verizon's swift 4G LTE network, it rocks a full 5-row QWERTY keyboard, too. This is sure to bring a huge grin to the faces of avid Motorola Droid fans looking for a replacement device. That's because the Motorola Droid 3's lack of LTE was a massive disappointment. … Read more
LAS VEGAS--AT&T customers, rejoice! The carrier just announced that the first 4G LTE Windows Phone smartphones are headed to the U.S. in the first half of the year.
HTC, Nokia, and Microsoft all joined AT&T on stage at the Developer Summit to introduce their devices to the crowd, starting with the HTC Titan II. The HTC Titan II holds the title of having the largest display of any global Windows Phone at 4.7 inches, and it also has a 16-megapixel (!!) camera.
HTC has recently focused on improving the quality and capabilities of its camera … Read more
LAS VEGAS--It was only a matter of time until Samsung announced the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy Note, the phone maker's largest smartphone to date.
Already available in Asia and Europe, AT&T's take adds two other things: support for AT&T's 4G LTE network and a faster 1.5Ghz processor.
Our crew did get some good hands-on time with the Note, which also has a stylus and some unique interactive features. But before we get into that, let's review the specs.… Read more
LAS VEGAS--AT&T is bulking up its 4G LTE lineup with five new Google Android smartphones and one Google Android tablet. All will operate over the company's upgraded network, the company said at a press event here today.
The new devices will be available in the first part of 2012, the company said.
SamsungThe Galaxy Note is a 5.3-inch device with an HD Super AMOLED screen (1,280x800) that's supposed to offer sharp and clear images both indoors and outside. The Galaxy Note also features the S Pen technology, which allows users to input text via a pen. This allows users to sketch drawings, jot notes, or write e-mails and texts in their own handwriting. The Samsung Galaxy Note will be available in the coming weeks, AT&T said. But it hasn't released pricing information on it yet.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD has a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, as well as a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. It's about 9.27 millimeters thick and will be available in coming months, AT&T said.… Read more
Deutsche Telekom is trying to raise money to keep its T-Mobile USA unit competitive following AT&T's failure to acquire the unit.
The German telecom giant is looking to drum up billlions in cash by issuing bonds and possibly selling T-Mobile's cellular towers, says a story in today's Financial Times (registration required).
Deutsche Telekom is in line to pick up $3 billion in cash and $1 billion in spectrum space and roaming rights from AT&T as a break-up fee. But that still may not be enough to help T-Mobile compete against its three larger … Read more