LTE

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?

Verizon new LTE spectrum fully awakens in major US markets

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.

Verizon CFO admits LTE network experiencing strain in big cities

In what seems to be a rare admission of weakness, Verizon's Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo confesses that its 4G LTE network is experiencing no small amount of usage pushing it beyond its capacity. This could cause LTE networks to go down to 3G in big cities like New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, where data usage is exceptionally higher.
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