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.
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.
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.
The rationale for the original Samsung Galaxy Core smartphone was to provide a lower-end option for those who wanted a phone that looked like and acted like the current Samsung flagship phone at that point. The same is true with newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy Core Lite, probably one of the cheapest Samsung smartphone units to offer Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity included in an entry-level spec sheet.
US Cellular has revealed some details on their 4G LTE expansion plans. It is looking like they have plans to add more than 1,200 4G LTE sites this year. That will bring the US Cellular 4G LTE coverage to an additional 13 states across the US. But perhaps a bit more important for current customers -- this means that "more than" 93 percent of US Cellular customers will have LTE available by the end of this year.
Rounding up Huawei's first batch of MWC 2014 pre-announcements, we come to the Ascend G6. Though definitely not the Ascend P7 we've been waiting for, this little handy smartphone might still have a number of things that will make it an easy sell.
It has been three years since Verizon launched its 4G network. The road has been long and not without its fair share of bumps and detours. But now, Verizon is ready to reveal, though without much fanfare, that its 4G LTE network is running in full steam in a select number of major US cities, letting its customers enjoy as much as three times the usual 4G capacity.
AT&T has once again shared some 4G LTE news. This time around we are getting word of additional and expanded coverage across five states. The additional coverage falls in California, Ohio, Oregon and Wisconsin while the expanded coverage falls for those in New Jersey.
AT&T had previously announced they had a goal of bringing 4G LTE to more than 270 million people by the end of the year. While we have yet to get a number update since that goal was announced, the carrier has been making some progress. We saw coverage expanded across nine states earlier in the month and today we have word of coverage coming to an additional 13 markets.
AT&T cleared the 400 market milestone earlier in the month and it looks like they have recently flipped the 4G LTE switch for a handful of new markets. And in addition to some new coverage, AT&T also detailed some expansions for previously covered markets. The new coverage deals with Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Texas and Washington and the expansions deal with Georgia and Minnesota.