T-Mobile has made it known that it will double the speed of its HSPA+ 4G network from 21Mbps to 42Mbps. The carrier has also announced the markets that will offer these improved speeds.
New York City, Las Vegas, and Orlando will be the first cities to offer HSPA+ 4G with 42Mbps speeds. Then Chicago and Long Island/ Northern New Jersey will follow later this year. The carrier expected to offer the improved network in 25 markets by mid-year, covering some 140 million Americans.
T_Mobile has expanded its HSPA+ network across 5 more markets. The folks at Des Moines, Iowa; Gainesville and Panama City, Fla; Monterey, Calif.; and Savannah, Ga will not be able to enjoy the fast speeds of the carrier's 4G network. They will also be able to take advantage of this speed via the US 4G smartphones that are available on T-Mobile including the T-Mobile G2, Samsung Galaxy S 4G and myTouch 4G.
It appears that another LTE 4G smartphone for Verizon will become available soon. TechnoBuffalo has been tipped that the Samsung Stealth will hit store shelves in mid-April.
What do you think of the iPhone 5 and iPad 2 with support for LTE 4G? I think it's an awesome combination. The high-end features of Apple's mobile devices combined with the blazing speeds of a LTE 4G network. But will this become a reality? Well, Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead recently indicated in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that Apple will eventually offer devices that support the carrier's Long Term Evolution 4G network.
MetroPCS recently released its second 4G smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Indulge 4G is now available with a retail price of $399 plus tax. The prepaid 4G smartphone features a 3.5 inch HVGA touchscreen display, a 1 GHz processor, 3-megapixel auto-focus camera, pre-installed 4 GB memory card, and a full QWERTY keyboard.
So how will this handset fare with other 4G smartphones for major carriers? Here are some Samsung Galaxy Indulge 4G video reviews that can help you decide if one should purchase this MetroPCS 4G smartphone.
Verizon Wireless finally release its first LTE 4G smartphone next month. Circulating reports indicate that the HTC Thunderbolt will be released sometime in March.
There are different dates that are being rumored as the official day for the handset's release. A forum poster at the Android Forums has been tipped that it will be launched on March 3rd or 4th. A Best Buy in California href="http://twitter.com/#!/bestbuy129">confirmed a March 4th release via twitter. A leaked Best Buy document pointed to March 10 as the HTC Thunderbolt release date.
Here's an interesting Verizon Wireless LTE 4G update. The carrier and Motorola has formed a partnership that will benefit public safety customers across the United States. The Verizon Wireless LTE 4G network will be offered as an advanced wireless communication solution to various public safety agencies across the US.
I was surfing the web for Verizon 4G LTE network speed tests on the web when I stumbled upon some Youtube videos. These videos feature a Verizon 4G LTE network speed test using the Pantech USB modem. These videos can help one to find out if Verizon Wireless 4G is really as fast (or faster) than your home connection.
Check out the videos on Verizon 4G LTE network speed test after the break.
A new 4G smartphone will join the T-Mobile HSPA+ network this month. The carrier has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S 4G will be available on February 23. Interested consumers can purchase this US 4G smartphone for $199.99 with qualifying plan on two-year service agreement after a $50 mail-in-rebate card.
AT&T might still be marketing its HSPA+ network as 4G but the carrier has been hyping up its LTE 4G network. AT&T's CTO John Donovan recently revealed in an interview with Forbes, that the carrier is planning to deploy Voice over LTE (VoLTE) by the year 2013.