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80 Percent of Verizon Phones sold are Android, BlackBerry devices in steep decline

What better way to see Android's cannibalization of RIM's BlackBerry than a graph of Verizon's smartphone sales over the 20 months? All Things Digital points to data compiled by ITG Investment Research analyst Matthew Goodman that visually details the decrease in BlackBerry sales as the market becomes more sophisticated and varied. According to the data, 80 percent of smartphone sales were Android devices in which 46 percent were DROID branded. RIM sure has a growing issue on its hands as new devices compete with the business space in mobile sales. [Via All Things Digital]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Initial Impressions

One of the biggest players in the upcoming 4G wars is Verizon. Although their entrance into the 4G market is a bit late, behind T-Mobile and Sprint, it's certainly not disappointing. We have got our hands on the LG VL600 LTE Modem and have put the LTE network through some speed tests as well did an unboxing of the device.

Bell launching Novatel Wireless U547 Data Stick, HSPA+ Speeds up to 42 Mbps

As the 4G wars heat up in the US, Bell Mobility is set to launch their Novatel Wireless U547 data stick in Canada on November 23rd. Bringing in real world speeds of 7-14Mbps and being able to work in the Toronto market which will boast up to 42Mbps, the Novatel U547 is the first HSPA+ device of its kind in Canada. The stick will cost $199.95 retail but there has been no word yet on if subsidizing will be available. There will also be a $10 per month charge if you want blazing fast speeds, users who do not pay the extra premium will have their devices topping off at 21Mbps. This is a good taste of how fast the T-Mobile 4G network will get as time progresses and we enter 2011. However, no word from T-Mobile has been said if they're planning on charging a premium to access faster speeds like Bell has done. [Via BGR]

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: November 18 2010

As we are left waiting for Android 2.3 Gingerbread, not much else in happening in the world of Android. Many devices are getting up to 2.2 before Gingerbread officially breaks on the scene such as the Galaxy S line in Canada next month. Today even marked the official launch of the Droid Pro on Verizon bringing in Blackberry fans a great Android-based alternative. Speaking of Verizon, their CEO informed the media that they may be charging for the 4G network based on the speed the user decides. Interesting stuff indeed, for the rest of the days stories hit up the links below!

US Wireless Data Traffic growing exponentially, Will top one Exabyte

Mobile data is new thing when it comes to purchasing a phone. Most want to always stay connected whether it be to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, DailyBooth or simply the news and other media sources on their mobile devices. This is clear once you check out the latest mobile network traffic graph for the US.

Verizon 3G Data Plan Pricing Chart Released, Into Effect tomorrow

Verizon has joined many other carriers around the US and have decided to drop their unlimited only data plans for some tiered options. We now have a visual representation of what we will be paying for data on both smartphones and tablets starting the 28th of October. Feature phones will be pay as you go only, while smartphones will have to choose between a $15/150MB and an unlimited option at $30. This is a great option for users who rarely use the data features on their devices ultimately saving them $15 a month. However, if you decide to go with the 150 MB plan and go over you will be charged an additional $15 for each additional 150MB you consume, so if you plan on using your smartphone regularly or even semi-regularly it's advised you stick with the unlimited plan. If you are unsure which plan would be best suited for you, be sure to check out Verizon's data calculator to determine which plan you need. [Via DroidLife]

Verizon Releases 3G Network Extender

Having low cell phone reception in your own home can be one of the key factors in ultimately picking a mobile carrier which, in turn, limits the devices you have access to. Well, Verizon being one of the most popular Android carriers with it’s always impressive DROID lineup, has just announced a new 3G network extender.

T-Mobile Prepaid Data pricing leaks

Let’s face it contracts are not for everyone, they’re binding, and although they offer competitive pricing for data plans (they have to to compete) many users who prefer to go the prepaid route have not seen cheap option plans. That looks like it will be changing now with a recently leaked T-Mobile Prepaid Broadband plans sheet.
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