Personal preferences play the most important role in choosing the right device, but this doesn’t mean we don’t collectively tend to prefer certain features or factors over others.
It may come as surprise that ZTE has consistently ranked as high as the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer for global volume and device shipments, and is a major contributor to the 3G and LTE (4G) standards that we enjoy today. What’s next?
We have reports that Samsung will not wait for IFA in September to launch their latest monster phone, the Galaxy Note 4. Instead, they are expected to launch early in an effort to combat the pending Apple phone releases, also expected in September.
hotdigitalnews Recently, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo mentioned that their upgraded multicast wireless video capabilities will be commercially available in 2015. According to Light Reading, Shammo is quoted as stating that Verizon will start to embed multicast chips in handsets by the end of 2014 while the LTE network will be ready in 2015. Shammo went on to explain the difference between 4G wireless streaming video and multicast video as: “If everybody in this room was to watch the same video today we would probably bring down the cell site, because there wouldn’t be enough channels in that cell site to deliver…
Telematicsnews Last February, General Motors (GM) announced that a number of their 2015 car models would have AT&T LTE connectivity pre-installed. Now, GM has announced that their 2015 Buick vehicles will be the first have this wireless connectivity installed. The network will be run using AT&T and allows for up to seven devices to be connected at one time. To use the AT&T network, a person will have to purchase a data plan. Monthly plans start at $5 for 200MB for existing OnStar customers ($10 for others) and go up to 5GB for $50. Current AT&T customers can share data from your phone’s plan…
First introduced at CES as the Projector Hotspot, the ZTE-made LivePro is a crazy contraption that, Sprint hopes, is more than the sum of its parts. And boy, there are a lot of parts to talk about.
Now, Sprint is pushing a new service by VTel which allows for internet over Sprint’s broadband spectrum to those in Vermont who do not have better options. VTel has twelve towers working and plans to put up another 157 through strictly private funds by the end of 2015.
T-Mobile also revealed that they have achieved their mid-year coverage goal of expanding its LTE footprint with 230 million people covered by its LTE network by the end of this month.
Qualcomm is introducing a new chip that will improve 4G LTE wireless data service inside and outside of a house. Qualcomm will offer a low-cost chip, FSM90xx SoC, that should be inexpensive enough to include in Wi-Fi routers by device makers. This would create mini 4G LTE cells in a person’s home. According to Qualcomm, the 4G LTE small cell technology can be put into products that are also offering Wi-Fi access.
AT&T has rolled out three new LTE enabled tablets. Available for order now is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and making its debut in this form factor for the U.S. market, the ASUS PadFone X.