Verizon will be lighting up a few more cities with LTE in the coming months and rightfully so, considering all the new LTE enabled devices coming out. While they’ve managed to drag their feet with the Galaxy Nexus release, they’ve certainly been cranking out the LTE. I know a ton of you can’t wait to start experiencing the blazing speeds of LTE and keep feeling heartbreak whenever your city doesn’t make the cut so I’ll try to peel the band-aid off of this one quick. Read More »
Let’s say that US Cellular‘s lower-end smartphone offerings aren’t to your liking. Considering the carrier’s recently-shared plans for the start of its LTE network in early 2012, maybe you’re thinking about the possibilities for getting some top-tier hardware to really take advantage of LTE speeds. It turns out you might get exactly that, if today’s rumor plays-out. It’s hard from definitive proof, but a leaked LTE training screenshot from US Cellular has some people thinking the carrier could be landing Samsung‘s Galaxy Nexus. None of the 4G LTE read more
The HTC Thunderbolt has been quite a doozy for developers, we saw it take quite a while for the CyanogenMod team to get working data and unfortunately it seems all developers are facing the same issues. Getting the 3G / 4G LTE to work on custom ROM‘s has not been an easy task, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from trying.
XDA forums member DroidVicious has been hard at work ironing out the kinks of his MIUI port for the HTC Thunderbolt, and the only thing non-functional at this point is the data, and SMS which he believes will resolve itself once the data is fixed. Sure, this does mean it is not yet ready for everyday use, but it is a step closer to more choices for Thunderbolt owners. If you are feeling brave, or have a few hours to spare that you don’t need data connectivity, give it a shot!
For those of you who ever doubted just how fast the smartphone industry moves, here’s a glimpse at the “next best thing”: The HTC Edge appears to be one of the first quad-core smartphones heading to the U.S. The ladies and gentlemen over at pocketnow got their hands on the first render of the device, which shows a 4.7-inch megadisplay with 720p resolution atop four (yes four) 1.5 GHz cores of Tegra 3 goodness and 1GB RAM. You’ve also got an 8MP camera with HTC’s new 28-millimeter, f/2.2 lens technology. Now there are still a lot of holes: Carrier? Release date? LTE? And the four capacitve buttons pictured above hint at Gingerbread, but will that eventually be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich? Sit tight, this one’s still a way’s away, but it’s always good to watch the horizon.
AT&T’s first pair of LTE-capable smartphones — the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid — are available for purchase today for $249 and $199 $149 and $99 (AT&T apparently lowered the price since the announcement) respectively. While both phones will function fine on AT&T’s existing HSPA+ network, the cities where you can actually get LTE data are still pretty limited. As of today, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Athens, Ga.
The Skyrocket pairs alongside the Galaxy S II already in AT&T’s stable, but it ups the Super AMOLED Plus display (at 480×800) to 4.5 inches. It’s also got a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8MP rear-facing camer with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, 16GB of on-board stoarge, and a microSD card slot.