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.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere really doesn’t pull any punches when calling out his competitors’ claims to offer the “Best Ever Pricing” when it comes to offering family plans to their consumers. What he is boasting about though is that his company is the only one among the carriers that can really back up this claim, particularly with their new Simple Choice program that gives four lines 10GB worth of data connection on an LTE network.
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.
Samsung has just announced a new Exynos chip and this time it doesn't bear the usual four-digit name. Simply called the Exynos ModAP, this latest SoC brings together a quad-core CPU with a Category 4 LTE modem, which will allow future Exynos-bearing Samsung smartphones to be available in more LTE-enabled markets.
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.
Earlier in the month we heard an LTE status update from T-Mobile. At the time there was details in terms of upcoming markets that would be getting coverage, and there was also mention about how the carrier expected to have LTE coverage available for more than 230 million people by months end.
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.
One cannot accuse OPPO of not trying to be spectacular, from the OPPO N1 that dual boots with CyanogenMod and has a swiveling camera, to the Find 7 that has a QHD display and a camera capable of taking 50 megapixel photos. But while the new OPPO R3 only sports mid-tier hardware, OPPO wants everyone to look at it as the world's thinnest LTE smartphone.
Sony has just unveiled a new smartphone that caters specifically to the Taiwanese market. The Xperia Z2a shares with the Xperia Z2 flagship so much more than just the name, but in places where it does differ, the changes are anything short of disappointing.