In what could be reminiscent of laptop PCMCIA cards of old, Huawei has officially unveiled its UltraStick 3G option. The thin card will be a way for tablet manufacturers to use a single design for both WiFi-only and 3G-enabled devices.
Some of the NYC subway stations already have WiFi and/or cellular service available, however as of today that list will expand to include 3G and 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless. The carrier, along with Transit Wireless has announced that service will be coming "over the next several weeks." Those venturing into the subway with a Verizon device will be able to find coverage in any of the 36 stations that are already online.
While Google's Nexus 4 is still missing in action on the Google Play Store, the Nexus 7 has appeared back in stock only this time with T-Mobile along for the ride. Previously Google was only selling their Nexus 7 + Mobile with an AT&T sim card, but today they've added T-Mobile to their list. This means you'll be able to enjoy those T-Mobile HSPA+ 42 network speeds while on the go with your tablet.
EE has just confirmed its plans to rollout high-speed mobile data to 17 more UK towns and cities by March 2013. In addition to adding new locations, EE is working to improve coverage in existing LTE areas. EE says 4G density is "being increased on a daily basis." EE is also working to improve its 3G network to support DC-HSPA, which will improve things for users who do not have 4G devices or are in an area where 4G has not rolled out.
It's been a pretty big day for T-Mobile, but the news just keeps on coming. On top of the day's other news, T-Mobile has announced that it has added three new markets to its network modernization efforts. According to the company, customers in Seattle, Minneapolis and Atlanta should be experiencing faster data speeds on unlocked devices.
As if today wasn't busy enough in terms of leaks about what Google is going to announce at the big event on the 29th, another piece of information has come out. This time, it comes from the FCC. A new listing on the FCC website clears a new 3G version of the Nexus 7 tablet. We are assuming that this is in preparation for Google to officially show off the 3G version of its popular tablet at its upcoming event.
It's no secret that the folks from Apple are likely set to announce their new iPad Mini next week, then release it in the following days. The battle is really going to heat up in the tablet wars once this happens, but Google doesn't need to worry. With the info leaked all week on the Nexus 7's imminent future, even with a 3G capable iPad Mini on Apple's side, Google will have all their bases covered for this holiday season.
With a lot of attention lately going towards the upcoming LG Nexus 4 smartphone, we can't forget about Google's popular Nexus 7 tablet. There's been multiple rumors pointing to a few different routes Google will take with their tablet. From a 3G capable device, 32GB of storage replacing the 16GB model, and even a $99 Nexus 7. Today however the 3G model has appeared on a retailers website.
ASUS and Google's Nexus 7 tablet has caused quite a stir in the tablet market and now Google may be readying a 3G/4G version of the popular slate. A few quiet rumors have been floating around regarding at least a 3G HSPA+ version that they could easily sell on their Play Store according to MoDaCo.
Earlier this year the folks from Huawei were nice enough to offer up some of their USB 3G E176G Dongles with XCom Global data for the team to use while we covered all things Android at Mobile World Congress back during February in Barcelona Spain. If you enjoyed all the news, coverage, and hands-on from the largest mobile event of the year brought to you by us, it was all powered by Huawei's modem. For those times our phones weren't capable of a hotspot, XCom Global saved the day, and the event.