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Aio Wireless integrating 4G LTE

4G LTE is getting harder and harder to miss. The irony is, that it's literally true. You see, it's not exactly breaking news that 4G LTE is slowly surpassing 3G as the mobile network of choice. So with that astonishing revelation (sarcasm) comes the even more astonishing revelation that more and more companies are getting into the 4G mix - and Aio is one of them.

HTC Vigor leaks… in pieces

The rumored HTC Vigor, named to be successor to the Droid Incredible 2, has leaked its boot animation sequence, defaulted wallpapers, including its live wallpaper, in addition to the notifications and default ringtones on the device. The boot sequence also confirms some expected features of the phone. As reported previously, reports have placed the Vigor potentially releasing by October 13th. Specifications for the phone include a dual-core 1.5 GHZ processor, a 4.3" HD screen (720p), and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. The device has also been cleared through the FCC as an LTE device, bringing another 4G option for Verizon. While the leak only provides image files the live wallpaper can be installed to your device if you so desire. Earlier we had announced leaked live images of the device, and they can be found here. It's good to see that Verizon is providing other alternatives to the Droid Bionic for those seeking an LTE device. [via Android Police]

Motorola Droid Bionic delayed, getting enhancements

Motorola has announced that the Droid Bionic will be delayed until summer in order to receive several "enhancements." Although there is little detail as to what the enhancements may involve, the decision was made after receiving several "compelling feedback" when the phone was showed at CES in Las Vegas in January. Rumors citing inside sources have been saying that Motorola was going to delay or even right out cancel the Droid Bionic due to technical issues, but Motrola denies that. If Motorola did cancel the Bionic, insiders say it will likely be replaced with the Targa, a high-end 4G phone which has an advanced 13 megapixel camera and will be out later in the year.

HTC Thunderbolt teardown photos released by the FCC

The FCC Teardown report on the HTC Thunderbolt has appeared online and it shows all the internals of the LTE driven handset. Looking at the various layers of the Thunderbolt, it's really amazing how much can fit into such a thin, by comparison, package.Images show the 1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, iNAND flash memory and SDRAM from Sandisk and Samsung respectively, and all the antenna including CDMA, EVDO, and LTE. In addition, there's close ups of the Thunderbolt's GPS antenna, Bluetooth, and WLAN Antenna's as well.

Samsung Vibrant passes FCC

Samsung has gotten the green light from the FCC for the Samsung Vibrant to operate in AT&Ts 3G spectrum. The repackaged Galaxy S 4G, may be a phone that will be used to transition T-Mobile customers over to Ma Bell as it's model designation points to a Get More network pedigree (Model SGH-T959P). The speculation is that this phone is part of a fast track strategy to move towards the AT&T-Mobile merger, and which starts with T-Mobile customers being allowed to roam AT&T's network with phones that support AT&Ts spectrum. And while FCC approval is widely believed to be a long way off, the roaming agreement will happen regardless.

HTC Evo 3D Hands-on via SlashGear

Today at CTIA, Chris from SlashGear got a look at the HTC Evo 3D up close and personal. And while the Evo 3D isn't the first to offer a glasses free 3D experience, it's certainly announcing it's presence in the category with authority as it's a pretty sweet looking handset. Using a 4.3" 960x540 qHD autostereoscopic display, the EVO 3D is a glasses free experience. It's powered by 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with the latest HTC Sense 4.0 overlay. Designed for Sprint's 4G/WiMax network, the Evo 3D is built for speed.

AT&T: T-Mobile customers will need new handsets

In a quote from an AT&T statement, it is being reported that T-Mobile users will have to get new phones in order to take part in AT&Ts 4G plans. This could largely be due to AT&T planning to transition all T-Mobile towers to a 4G network. This could be good, it could be bad. Good for middle customers who would like to get a new 4G phone but are stuck with another year or two on their contracts, bad in that it means people will have to lay out more money to pick up an AT&T handset and get locked into yet another two years with Ma Bell.

Samsung Infuse 4G gets FCC approval

The Samsung Infuse 4G has made it's way through the FCC Approval process with flying colors. Originally dubbed the Stealth V (seriously, who comes up with these names?) the FCC has certified the Infuse for AT&Ts 850/1900Mhz bands. The Infuse received Bluetooth certification last December and is also cleared for use with GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA and HDPA. AT&T has already started marketing the Infuse as part of their 4G lineup, which includes the Motorola Atrix 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G.

HTC Rep confirms new date for Thunderbolt, then pulls it back

The drama continues. Yesterday, an HTC rep confirmed on Twitter a new launch date for the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon. According to Irran Shahid, who is reportedly the Regional Sales Manager for HTC, the new delivery and launch date for the Thunderbolt was supposed to be St. Patrick's Day, March 17th. Shahid sounded quite excited about it, which could point to HTC and Thunderbolt may have finally ironed out all the issues that have been plaguing the new 4g Android phone since it was first announced. Then again, maybe not as the "tweet" was pulled not long after.

Deal: Samsung Nexus S $100 at Best Buy

Best Buy has the Samsung Nexus S for $100 with a two year contract from T-Mobile for a limited time. The sale runs from now until March 23rd and customers must be enrolled in Best Buy's Reward Zone program to be eligible for the deal, which is featured as an "in store only," price. The Nexus S is the pure Google Experience, with no overlays like MotoBlur or TouchWiz. Just a pure Gingerbread flavor of Android. It has a 4 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display with Samsung’s 1GHz Hummingbird processor. IT also has twin cameras including a rear facing camera that shoots 720x480 video. Sadly, no HD. The Nexus S comes in both Black and White.
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