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    Samsung, in a seeming attempt to have the most tablets on the market at one time, has just recently released their Galaxy Tab 7.7 with LTE from Verizon. Similar in most respects to the original Galaxy Tab 7.7 (you can read our review on this variation here), this newest rev also includes LTE/CDMA radios from Verizon. An exciting form factor with a high-speed data connection, how could we resist taking a look? But can it survive against the current tablet market? Were any of the problems mentioned in our previous coverage resolved in this version? Read our review to find out! BOX CONTENTS ...

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    Surely Spring is in the air, but Apple has done a great job in making the world look forward to "one more thing" on this season, and it's their iPad refresh. For the past years, the iPad has signified the tablet that every customer wants to have and that every competitor wants to beat. There's a lot of speculation over what to expect on the next generation iPad, so let's start with our Top 5 iPad 3 Killer Features We Anticipate to get. Whether Apple names it the iPad 3 or the iPad HD, there's a lot of things we all want, and then there are the things we know Apple will most likely do.

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    The New iPad is already out there and if Verizon is your favorite carrier you are able to grab one. The Amazon Kindle Fire is one of the most popular Android tablets on the market and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Samsung is also a 4G LTE-enabled choice on Big Red. We're putting the latest Android addition to Verizon's tablet line-up, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, against the aforementioned alternatives. We're taking a look at form factors -- whether you want to go with a large, 9.7/10-incher, a smaller 7.7-inch dimension or the smallest size of 7-inches on the Fire -- usability, user interface ...

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    We already knew that the Nokia Lumia 900 is awesome, regardless if it's the AT&T iteration or the international one. Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's Head of Windows Phone just tweeted that he's been "using one for weeks and it rocks!" The whole story behind this is a bit more complicated. Joe Belfiore might or might have not responded to a Facebook private message inquiry regarding the Lumia 900 on AT&T. In the alleged conversation (seen below), Belfiore purportedly said that there were some problems which pushed back the launch to April. Truth is that there was no official announcement yet ...

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    With an insane 2048x1536 resolution, the new iPad is a sight to behold. The display no longer looks like a display in the traditional sense: it looks like print, though a bit brighter. That's how a tablet should be, and it's likely that in 2012, other tablet purveyors will come to the table with super-high-resolution tablets. Choosing an iPad is no easy task with two carriers, two colors, and three capacities to choose from. I went with the 32GB White Verizon model. White because it hides fingerprints better, 32GB because 16GB is not enough anymore and 64GB is probably overkill, and ...

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    Just yesterday, we saw the Samsung Galaxy Nexus visit the FCC with support for Sprint's upcoming LTE network, where it will be a launch device. We've been hearing Sprint talk about plans for transitioning from WiMAX to LTE for some time now, and the company LightSquared has often been a central part of what it's shared. Though LightSquared holds frequency rights that had the potential to help deliver LTE connectivity, technical problems with interference have long marred the company's efforts. Sprint and LightSquared have been trying to work those issues out and still do business together, ...

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    Two weeks ago, we heard that T-Mobile had confirmed it was no longer planning to follow HSPA+ 42Mbps upgrades with those that would bring its network 84Mbps service. As it's been focusing on introducing LTE instead, the carrier reportedly abandoned its future upgrade plans for HSPA+. That seemed like a rational enough decision, but now we're hearing that HSPA+ may yet see 84Mbps service, at least according to T-Mobile's CTO. Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray recently participated in a question-and-answer session which T-Mobile published on its blog today. One question specifically ...

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    Watch this week's Pocketnow iReview as we go through all the details surrounding Apple's new iPad. We start by going through Apple's release of their new iPad and their move with the last-generation iPad 2. We later compare specs in detail between the old iPad 2 and the new iPad. Then we go through Apple's move to 1080p content and we end the Cool section by talking about iOS 5.1. In the Not So Cool section, we talk about all the iPad 3 predictions that didn't happen, and why these features mattered.

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    Aside from having a WiFi-only and a WiFi+4G variant in the line-up (of course, there's also black, white, 16/32/64GB versions to choose from), the New iPad, which Apple introduced on March 7, has two variants when it comes to LTE. The first one is the WiFi+4G model for AT&T, which supports 4G LTE (700, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz). The second one is the WiFi+4G model for Verizon, which is compatible with the 4G LTE (700 MHz); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); ...

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    As it was the case with the iPad 2, the iPhone 4S (and pretty much every device Apple announces), pre-orders are now being shipped a little bit later for people that were not quick enough (or unlucky) to secure a unit in time. While this doesn't necessarily mean the new iPad is out of stock, it might be a good indication that sales, as usual, were solid. If initially, pre-ordered tablets were shipping on March 16, those that only now decided to grab one will get it earliest on March 19. On the same note, Apple has started shipping initial pre-orders for the new iPad. Those who managed to ...

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    With such pandemonium yesterday of people trying to pre-order their "New iPad", I'll bet many didn't even care how much AT&T or Verizon were gonna charge for their 4G data services, they still clicked the Pre-Order button. Well, the good thing is that the data plans don't seem that bad. It'll all depend on how much you think you'll consume in data, which is quite the thing when you've got all the power of 4G LTE. If you've ordered your device on Verizon, which holds by far the most reliable LTE network, the prices are: - $20 for 1GB - $30 for 2GB - $50 for 5GB If you're on AT&T and are ...

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    You know, we thought we were the only ones ranting about calling the new iPad just exactly that, but it seems we're not alone. Sit back and finish your Thursday afternoon with a little humor, since it seems that these guys didn't have enough with just the banned iPhone 4, White iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 promos. I've gotta admit that Apple has never named any newer version of their iPods by a number. It's just the new generation iPod. It seems that things will continue being this way from now on, so prepare to meet the "new iPhone" in June I guess.

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    I wish Samsung knew that we have a 65-character limit for the title of any post we write so they could probably go for smaller names whenever they release their next big thing. The only reason why we forgive them for taking up half that character limit with AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, is because the device is hot enough to deserve it. Being one of AT&T's six new LTE capable smartphones, we couldn't stop but wonder how soon we'd get it, and it seems that the date just got close. The device just stopped by the FCC for a quick nod before reaching AT&T. I wish they were nice ...

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    HTC may only plan to stay in the market with "One" series, but that doesn't mean that they plan to ditch their previous projects. Leaks of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G have been among us for the past couple of months, and especially because of that LTE band 13 which belongs to Verizon's own piece of speedy heaven at 700MHz. Sadly, well, the image doesn't do any better than the past leaks we showed you. It may just be just another Incredible on a new set of steroids, since we've expected this to become the final name for the HTC Fireball that we've been drooling over since CES. Sadly no ...

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    According to Apple, the new A5X chip included in the New iPad -- which is dual-core CPU with quad-core GPU -- is four times faster than the new nVidia Tegra 3 quad-core SoC -- which is really quad-plus-one core CPU and twelve-core GPU. nVidia is not so happy with this comparison. Ken Brown, a company spokesman, said that while the comparison was "certainly flattering", the claims are not that solid. "We don't have the benchmark information. We have to understand what the application was that was used. Was it one or a variety of applications? What drivers were used? There are so many issues ...

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    "With the new iPad, we've taken an experience that millions love and made it better." There is absolutely no disputing this quote from Apple's Phil Schiller, taken today at the announcement of the iPad 3 iPad HD new iPad. The hotly anticipated device sports a Retina display, improved camera, faster processor, integrated voice dictation, and more. In addition to WiFi-only units, LTE models were announced for both Verizon Wireless and AT&T in the States, as well as 3G variants for those overseas. Battery life is said to be a best-in-class 9 hours ... even using LTE. In almost every ...

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    I'm a tablet lover. Heck, I list this bit of information in my Twitter bio, so you know it's true. I believe that tablets are transformative: they are changing the way we interact with technology. The original iPad arguably started it all: it was somewhat of an experimental "third" device that fit between smartphone and PC. It offered a solution to what Microsoft had been trying to do for years with their Tablet PC software: design the ideal interface for a slate computer. Tablets so far have been pretty bad. The iPad and iPad 2 were reasonably good, but the displays were low-resolution, ...

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    First tipped by its codename, the LG Cayman, Verizon's upcoming LG Lucid gets its branding from a four-inch, WVGA NOVA display capable of 700 nits of brightness. This upper-mid-range, Gingerbread-powered handset is said to feature a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, LTE data connectivity, and eight gigabytes of internal storage. On-board cameras include a 1080p-capable five-megapixel rear shooter and front-facing VGA webcam. Going by model number VS840, the Lucid slots into VZW's lineup between the VS700 Enlighten and VS920 Spectrum. Look for Lucid to hit retail before the end of the month ...

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    All the recent rumors seem to agree on the fact that Windows Phone enthusiasts should be looking out for March 18 if they want to grab either the AT&T HTC Titan II or the Nokia Lumia 900. Both phones were announced at CES and are part of the carrier's 4G line-up, running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. AT&T's website features a fairly large "Coming Soon" teaser, though it talks about "an exciting new addition" to the line-up. Microsoft's website on the other hand seems to feature both phones with a coming soon tag, which should be a clear indication of things to come. Let us know which one of the ...

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    We love LTE for its just-short-of-ridiculous data speeds, oftentimes even exceeding our home, wired connections. That breakneck speed is just one part of the story, and there are plenty of other aspects of LTE that we'd be doing the technology a disservice by forgetting. One that keeps coming up but has yet to make a big impact is voice service over LTE, or VoLTE. We've heard carriers talk about it, and we should be seeing increased testing throughout the year. VoLTE should not only deliver higher-quality audio than we're used to for cellular voice calls, but will ultimately help free-up ...

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    T-Mobile has confirmed to The Verge that it will forgo a planned network upgrade to 84Mbps (from the current theoretical 42Mbps) in favor of its move to a "true" 4G LTE implementation -- although it sounds like certain markets that would have seen a bump this year will now have to wait until the 2013 LTE rollout to benefit from increased throughput. Apparently both scenarios require the so-called refarming of 2G bandwidth into the 1900MHz PCS spectrum -- giving Magenta an even more compelling message for pulling away dissatisfied AT&T iPhone owners once their contracts expire. T-Mobile has ...

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    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not in the world of Google's Android project. In today's show we begin by talking about our recent leak of the HTC Edge, which is apparently the manufacturer's first Quad-core smartphone. We also continue with more leaks regarding a full list of HTC devices for the future, an LG device sporting Ice Cream Sandwich and lots of other leaks. We later talk about the recent smartphone releases, which oddly include a pink variant of the Samsun Galaxy S II. We go through our coverage of the Samsung Galaxy Note and Motorola ...

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    All of you who are still holding on to your original Droid because you have yet to find a device with a good enough hardware keyboard, your wait is over. We'd like to introduce you to the Droid 4. The Motorola Droid 4 is the latest in Verizon's Droid family. This iteration of the popular brand includes a dual-core processor and 1080P/8MB camera, and like the Original Droid, a very usable slide-out keyboard. It's also the thinnest Droid yet, and it packs 4G LTE. Is the Droid 4 the ultimate hardware keyboard device with Android? Read on for our full review! BOX CONTENTS The first thing ...

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    Sprint's Samsung Conquer 4G, announced back in August of last year, will be coming to MetroPCS with LTE capability, as we've heard back in December. We've just learned that the retail branding for the device will be "Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G". This seems to fit a certain naming convention with the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G confirmed for a late-March launch on T-Mobile. The Samsung SCH-R940, codenamed Tikal, and retail branded Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G is expected to pack, just like its Sprint counterpart, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.5-inch display, 3.2-megapixel camera, and a ...

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    Over the years Pantech has come out with some innovative cellphone designs, but has failed to impress consumers. Recently though, the Pantech Burst debuted on AT&T with some cutting edge features that surprised the smartphone industry because they aren't things you'll find on a budget device. To get your hands on a snappy processor, a Super AMOLED display, and the capability to access 4G LTE for AT&T, you'd usually have to pitch for a high-end smartphone, but the Burst came to change that. Read on to find out if the Burst is able to redeem the Pantech brand and if it will be your next ...

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