mobile hotspot

Verizon Extends Free Use of 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot on Mobile Devices Through July 6th

Show of hands - how many of you thought that your use of the internet hotspot you were able to activate on your HTC ThunderBolt, DROID Charge, and LG Revolution was a limited time offer? Indeed this offer was supposed to be finished quite soon, (tomorrow, in fact), but has instead been pushed out until July 6th, 2011. What happens then, you might ask? You'll have to start paying for that service you hold so dear. The note we've been passed by Verizon states that though a $20/GB plan had been in place, either a new offer will be sent or the Mobile Hotspot will be de-activated altogether. Harsh!

We Have Them! 4G LTE Modems from Google I/O

Yesterday at Google I/O, everyone was handed a blue card which was good for a free Verizon Mobile Hotspot and a SIM card, and gave three months of complimentary service from Verizon. At the time, conference goers were told that they could pick up the gear Wednesday afternoon. This morning at the keynote, Vic Gundotra let us all know that the blue card went with a 4G LTE mobile hotspot. So, here we are on Wednesday afternoon, and guess what?

Verizon LTE blows the doors off Sprint’s WiMax in testing

In head to head speed tests pitting Verizon's LTE 4G network against Sprint's WiMax network, Verizon has come out on top. The test was conducted on the HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon and the HTC Evo sitting in Sprint's corner. The test, which was a regimen of 1,000 basic speed tests in New York City. The phones were also used in hotspot mode to measure speed connections via the iPad 2 and a Toshiba Laptop. In the end, the results are pretty impressive.

HTC Thunderbolt Verizon In-Store Pamphlet boasting 4G speeds

HTC Thunderbolt: It's not your dream phone, it's the one after that. As if my last story about the Thunderbolt wasn't enough, We now have news of some In-Store Verizon pamphlets showing a little more details about the device. Our friends over at Phandroid have got some pictures of the pamphlet Verizon will be using to push the launch of the device. As you look through the pages it boasts some good information.

Verizon DROID Incredible 720p HD recording & 3G hotspot incoming?

Looks like the Verizon DROID Incredible isn't quite ready to be overshadowed by the incoming DROID X.  Over at AndroidForums, a user with a test Incredible has supposedly spotted a firmware update that adds 720p HD video recording and 3G WiFi hotspot functionality to the HTC-made smartphone. That certainly isn't available on the DROID Incredible presently, and HTC have been tight-lipped about the potential for their inclusion when asked previously.  No word on when - or indeed even if - the new firmware will get rolled out to general users.

UMA Android Phone In The Works?

Since the release of the G1, Android owners sat by patiently waiting for an Android device with UMA capabilities. That wait may come to an end soon. BGR is reporting that T-Mobile is currently test UMA to be used in upcoming Android handsets.

Preorder your EVO now at Best Buy

This morning Best Buy announced they would start preorder of the HTC EVO immediately. You can heads to your local store and place your order right now. This may be the best way to go, if you remember HTC phones have been selling like hot cakes and this phone will surely sell out the first day. Preordering will reserve your handset and guarantee that you will have when it launch, Who knows you might even get lucky and have it sent to you before it’s released.

HTC EVO 4G Pass Through the FCC, WiMAX and all

The FCC filing for HTC model PC36100 is rumored to be none other than the HTC EVO 4G. This device passed through with 2500MHz band alongside the standard set of CDMA bands with EV-DO. So unless HTC has another 4G device headed to Sprint or Clearwire (which is possible), this has to be the EVO.
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