Not to be outdone by Qualcomm’s SoC group, Qualcomm’s communication groups are busy at MWC 2015 as well. Though Qualcomm Technologies and Qualcomm Atheros are not announcing any major new products at this moment, the two of them are on the show floor to demonstrate the status of their various LTE initiatives that we should see in upcoming and future products, in conjunction with infrastructure partner Ericsson. First and foremost, Qualcomm and Ericsson will be offering the first public demonstration of LTE category 11 hardware in action. LTE category 11 increases the download rate of LTE to 600Mbps through a combination of tri-band (3x20MHz) carrier aggregation and the use of QAM256 encoding, with the latter being the major addition of category 11. Due to the...

Droid 4 Available February 10th for $199

It feels like we first saw images of the Droid 4 just a few days after our review went live. And so seven months later, looks like Verizon customers...

20 by Jason Inofuentes on 2/7/2012

CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 Update Changes Signal Reporting

Back when the Verizon CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus released, there was much talk of a signal related issue, which we investigated. The findings back then were that there was nothing...

6 by Brian Klug on 2/6/2012

Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX Update Enables CDRX for Better LTE Battery Life

While we don't usually cover every software update on every platform, I thought it worth noting something special about the new update which will begin going out shortly to...

7 by Brian Klug on 2/3/2012

Qualcomm and Ericsson Demonstrate SR-VCC Voice Handover from LTE to WCDMA on MSM8960

Until now, the way voice has worked on handsets with a 4G LTE air interface has been, well, interesting. That is to say, thus far all voice calls haven't...

9 by Brian Klug on 2/2/2012

US Cellular Announces Initial 4G LTE Markets, Devices

Not to be left in the dust by their big national counterparts, regional carriers are also moving onward to 4G LTE, and US Cellular today announced its initial 4G...

4 by Brian Klug on 2/1/2012

CES 2012 LTE Face-Off - AT&T versus Verizon Wireless

My friends often think I've lost my mind given how many times I run speedtests on handsets in the process of reviewing them. The reason I'm compulsive about testing...

24 by Brian Klug on 1/13/2012

Motorola Droid 4 Early Test Data Confirms RAZR Internals and Software

Motorola has produced a lot of phones in the last several months that iterate the same hardware platform. While this is typical of a manufacturer (just look at the...

9 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/12/2012

CES: Seagate Combines 500GB Portable Drive With Mobile Hotspot in Proof of Concept

While perusing the Verizon Wireless booth, a chunky little device caught our eye. Though considered a proof of concept, and not scheduled for release yet, a Seagate device was...

0 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/11/2012

Hands-on with the Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE

Sprint had a reception this evening that gave us a chance to get a closer look at their first LTE devices: the Sierra Wireless Tri-Network Hotspot, LG Viper 4G...

6 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/11/2012

Hands-on with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE and Galaxy Note

I had a minute to chat with Philip Berne of Samsung and get my some time with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE and AT&T's recently announced LTE variant of...

4 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/10/2012

Verizon Announces Jetpack - Two new LTE-enabled WiFi Hotspots

Recently, Verizon made some waves by EOLing its entire LTE data card and personal portable hotspot line. It was pretty much obvious at that point that replacements would be...

2 by Brian Klug on 1/9/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Joining AT&T's Stables

Ahead of their keynote, Samsung and AT&T announced that they would be the first North American carrier to sell Samsung's Phone/Tablet mash-up, the Galaxy Note. Featuring a 5.3" HD...

3 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/9/2012

AT&T Flips the LTE Switch in 11 Markets, Sprint Announces its First 4 LTE Markets

Today has been a busy day for wireless carriers in the USA, with both AT&T and Sprint making 4G LTE related announcements. AT&T today enabled LTE service in 11...

5 by Brian Klug on 1/5/2012

Sprint Ad Announces Galaxy Nexus with 1.5 GHz SoC

Sprint seems to be busy with its announcements today, and the latest comes in the form of an unassuming-looking advert on CNet. Ordinarily, a US carrier announcing yet another...

14 by Brian Klug on 1/5/2012

Samsung Promises Ice Cream Sandwich By 1Q12 For SGSII & Galaxy Note

In a post on Samsung Tomorrow, Samsung Electronics announced that they would begin rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich to the Galaxy S II variants and Galaxy Note by the...

20 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/20/2011

Investigating the Galaxy Nexus LTE Signal Issue

It seems that each time an LTE handset comes out, there’s invariably some perceived issue with connectivity and stability. This time, focus is being placed on Verizon’s CDMA/LTE variant...

154 by Brian Klug on 12/19/2011

Motorola Droid RAZR Review - A Better Clad Bionic

Recently Motorola unleashed a bunch of devices it was keeping up its sleeve, and the latest for Verizon is the Motorola Droid RAZR. A while ago we reviewed the...

75 by Brian Klug on 12/16/2011

Verizon LTE Galaxy Nexus Available Dec 15 for $299

After a long and arduous wait, Verizon has finally announced availability and pricing of its own Galaxy Nexus variant. Eager Galaxy Nexus shoppers will be able to get the...

18 by Brian Klug on 12/14/2011

Verizon and Motorola Introduce Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2: Xoom Sequels

If you thought the Xoom name left something to be desired, Verizon's branding of the Xoom 2 line as the Droid Xyboard (pronounced like "cyborg") line isn't going to...

15 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/7/2011

Verizon and AT&T: State of the LTE Spectrum Union

In two deals announced late last week, Verizon Wireless has expanded its spectrum holdings through deals that will give it control over various frequencies, almost all in the AWS...

39 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/7/2011

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