Six months after the Nokia XL announcement, China Mobile and Nokia are launching the Nokia XL with 4G LTE connectivity in China. Sadly, the 4G LTE edition will not work elsewhere as it supports LTE Bands 38, 39 and 40 (TD-LTE or TD-SCDMA) only.
So you finally have the 4G LTE device that you’ve been dreaming of. But then your connectivity leaves a lot to be desired so the LTE part of your smartphone is practically useless. Verizon is offering device owners a great deal to make the most out of their phones’ 4G LTE connection with their ALLSET PLANS, offering unlimited talk, text and at least 500 MB of data per month.
While Verizon Wireless prepaid service is a viable option, some may have been turned off due to the lack of 4G LTE speeds. Up until now Verizon has only been offering 4G LTE to postpaid customers, which ultimately means prepaid users have been limited to 3G speeds. But in a bit of hopeful news -- it appears this will soon be changing.
Aside from a brief appearance late last year with mid-range F3 and A3 smartphones, BenQ has been relatively silent. Now the manufacturer is trying to revive its position and name by outing two new LTE-enabled smartphones for Taiwan's population.
Once again, T-Mobile is trying to upset the carrier market with its Un-carrier ways, now on version 6.0. This time, it is training its crosshairs on one of the fastest growing pastimes on mobile devices, aside from YouTube and cat photos. With its new music streaming and Internet radio offering, T-Mobile is setting your music free, not just from network limits but even from price.
Boost Mobile announced the Kyocera Hydro Icon 4G LTE earlier in the month. And as we had expected based on that announcement -- the handset has since come available for purchase. Boost Mobile has the Kyocera Hydro Icon 4G LTE priced at $149.99 and available for use with the Monthly Unlimited plans which begin at $40 per month.
Holding out for a budget-friendly smartphone with LTE capabilities? Well, hold out no more as Motorola's admittedly impressive Moto G smartphone with 4G support is now up for purchase and you can get it either from Motorola directly or via Amazon.
AT&T has once again offered an update in terms of their 4G LTE network rollout. This latest brings LTE coverage to six new markets across four states including California, Georgia, Indiana and Wyoming.
Huawei has released another handset for those in the US market. The device is one we first saw back in January, during CES, the Ascend Mate2 4G LTE. Pre-orders will be available through the GetHuawei.com website and those interested should be prepared to shell out $299.
The Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE is far from the newest Android handset. But perhaps a bit more important today -- Motorola has decided the fate of the handset in terms of software updates. And in a bit of disappointing news for those carrying a PHOTON Q 4G LTE -- you will be sticking with Jelly Bean.