Samsung Conquer 4G offers WiMAX for under $100

Samsung has outed its latest 4G smartphone, the CDMA/WiMAX Samsung Conquer 4G, and the first to land at under $100 from the get-go. Built around Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 touchscreen and a 1GHz MSM8655 Snapdragon processor, the Conquer 4G will be $99.99 with a new, two-year agreement. As the display might suggest, the rest of the Conquer 4G's specs don't exactly live up to flagship WiMAX smartphones we've seen before. There's a 3.2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls, WiFi b/g/n and GPS, along with a microSD card slot with a 2GB card pre-loaded. Mobile Hotspot functionality is supported, for up to five simultaneous clients, and the whole thing measures in at 4.57 x 2.38 x 0.46 inches and weighs 4.1 oz. Samsung reckons the Conquer 4G will run for up to six hours of talktime on a single charge of the standard 1,500 mAh battery, which is decent enough. We're not entirely impressed by the screen resolution, but otherwise you're getting a fair amount for your money when the Conquer 4G arrives on August 21. [gallery]

Samsung Exhibit 4G Review

The following is an exploration of what it means to own a mid-range device running on what T-Mobile qualifies as 4G. I've got to say that every time I mention 4G because every network is different, the speeds of "4G" entirely dependent on the network. What you're going to be seeing is a device that makes no qualms about being a medium purple Android device with only an aim to provide you with a few apps, the ability to call, text, and browse the web. Welcome to the baseline!

Rumor has HTC providing T-Mobile with 42Mbps HSPA+ smartphones in H2 2011

When it comes to smartphones, many users are always looking for more data speed, more performance, and more battery life. HTC has a bunch of smartphones that run the Android OS that have great performance and data speeds as well. T-Mobile USA has been rolling out faster HSPA+ networks around the country and a rumor has surfaced that claims HTC will be building smartphones in the second half of 2011 that will take advantage of that new data speed.

Verizon Wireless 4G Phones Wont Be Compatible with AT&T 4G LTE

I debated even running this story for a while this morning but my love for Verizon 4G LTE speeds made me give in. According to a Verizon spokeswoman the 4G LTE network over on Big Red will NOT be compatible with other LTE networks. So Verizon phones will not work on AT&T's soon to launch 4G LTE network, or vice-versa. This doesn't really come as a surprise at all. I mean did anyone expect Verizon or AT&T to share? I sure didn't.

Motorola Droid 3 Headed to Canada as Motorola XT860 4G

The Motorola Droid 3 is finally available in stores starting today. The MOTODEV site also announced today that it will also be headed to Canada, known as the XT860 4G. Don't let the 4G term in there make you all that angry, it wont be the same 4G LTE as many Verizon phones but it will have 4G HSPA+ while the Verizon Droid 3 only has 3G, but that is another story altogether.

Sprint Text Message Network Down, Subscribers Head to Cricket

Are we having issues sending text messages from our Sprint powered phone this afternoon? Don't worry because you are not alone, apparently the network is currently down and Sprint is working diligently to get it back up and running. We have received plenty of complaints regarding this issue and if you head to @SprintCare they have the same problem and are getting loads of complaints.