The iPod touch is more or less an iPhone without the phone functionality. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, it can do most of the same functions as the iPhone. However, Wi-Fi is not available everywhere, and without it, the touch loses some important functionality. FreedomPop is launching an iPod touch case for US$99, that brings free 4G data to touch owners.
Apple's anxiously-awaited third generation iPad was introduced in San Francisco today, with a host of upgrades and additions including a bright new Retina display driven by an A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5-megapixel iSight camera and now, full 1080p HD video capability. Both Wi-Fi and 4G enabled, the new iPad 3 can connect to numerous speedy networks such as the 4G LTEs offered by AT&T and Verizon, and it still offers up to 10 hours of battery life.
A recent study shows that ISPs – which long maintained that data was their biggest expense – are grossly overcharging for data. The price increases to our mobile or land-based internet appear to be based on greed, not need.
T-Mobile has announced that it will soon offer a highly spec'd smartphone with its 4G (HSPA+) network support in the U.S., in the form of the HTC Amaze 4G. Slated for an October 12th release, the Amaze features a 4.3-inch qHD (540x960) touchscreen, along with an 8-megapixel camera equipped with several features tailored for fans of smartphone photography.
Australians are getting their first taste of LTE
(long-term evolution) mobile network speed. Telecommunications provider Telstra launched its USB 4G mobile broadband modem today with the promise of coverage in capital city CBDs and 30 regional and metropolitan centers with download speeds ranging from 2Mbps to 40Mbps and upload speeds of 1Mbps to 10Mbps.
this January at CES, Motorola’s flagship Droid Bionic smartphone will finally be available to consumers as of tomorrow. Featuring a dual-core 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and a 4.3-inch qHD display, the Android phone utilizes Verizon's new LTE 4G network, which is claimed to be the fastest in the U.S. Its other specs aren’t too shabby, either.
Samsung has unveiled LTE (Long-Term Evolution) versions of its GALAXY S II
smartphone and GALAXY Tab 8.9
. On show this week at IFA 2011
, the devices get a processing boost to go along with access to blistering 4G download speeds of up to 100Mbps.
HP has announced that the first connected version of its webOS tablet
is to launch exclusively on AT&T's Mobile Broadband Network. Aimed at a mobile workforce and consumers who want multitasking on the move, the new HP TouchPad 4G will be treated to a processor boost, integrated GPS and come with 32GB of internal storage.
Here's a sign of the times for you - neither T-Mobile's press release announcing the release date for its upcoming flagship HTC Sensation 4G
or its website
bothered to mention how much it'll cost - that news came courtesy of the T-Mobile Twitter account
has unveiled its new flagship smartphone – the HTC Sensation. Powered by a 1.2 GHz MSM8660 dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and running Android
2.3 (Gingerbread) the HTC Sensation is designed with multimedia in mind. Packing a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) touchscreen display, Sense 3.0, front-facing VGA camera, and 4G capabilities, the Sensation shares many of the features of the EVO 3D
, minus the 3D.