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Verizon announces earnings and subscriber numbers for Q4 2013

Verizon announced their earnings for Q4 2013 earlier today, and things are as expected. In the face of an Uncarrier onslaught, Verizon kept it’s growth trajectory alive and kicking, adding 1.7 million customers last quarter. That means about 103 million of us now use Verizon, making them the largest domestic carrier by a noticeable margin.

LG G Flex available for pre-order from AT&T later this month

AT&T has announced the LG G Flex is coming soon. For those interested in the curved smartphone, it will be available for pre-order on January 24th. We have the option of ordering in-store or online, and the pricing is as expected at $299.99 with a two year agreement. Gladly, this fulfills an LG promise that we'd see the device stateside in Q1 2014.

HP Chromebook 11 LTE now arriving with select retailers

Earlier this morning we learned how the HP Chromebook 11 LTE connectivity would be coming by way of a chip from Altair Semiconductor. While HP has yet to offer any sort of press release style announcement, it seems the pricing has been revealed by way of a retail product listing. The listing comes courtesy of Best Buy, who have the LTE-equipped Chromebook available and priced at $379.

Lenovo Vibe Z leads CES 2014 Android smartphone gush

Lenovo has outed a bevy of new Android smartphones, ranging from the company's first LTE handset, the Vibe Z, through a 6-inch S930 phablet, 5-inch A859, and finally a 4.7-inch S650, all new to CES 2014. Star of the quartet is the Lenovo Vibe Z, with 150/50 LTE, a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, and a 7.9mm thick, 147g chassis; it runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quadcore with 2GB of memory.

Qualcomm expected to see competition for LTE dominance in 2014

When it comes to LTE, Qualcomm is the chipset maker of choice. Part of that is their cornering of the market; by being first, they command business. As our demand for faster data grows, so will the demand for LTE chipsets. Qualcomm’s offerings aren’t cheap, and contrast our desire for low-cost handsets. Stuck in a quagmire, what is an OEM to do?
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