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    Verizon's looking forward to leave behind this decade with some of the oldest technology in wireless communications it uses. Its CDMA 1X network, which carries traffic for some end consumers as well as machine-to-machine clients, is scheduled to be entirely off by December 31, 2019. In an interview with FierceWireless, spokesperson Chuck Hamby said that the company is working on converting businesses running CDMA-reliant equipment and will work with customers "one-on-one." "Should there be stragglers, we will continue to work with them," he said. The day-pinned deadline seems to have been ...

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    Right now, I'm on a ferry, heading back home from a holiday weekend. My Samsung Galaxy Nexus sits on the duffel bag at my feet, providing a wireless hotspot for my Macbook (3G only out here on the open water; even Verizon Wireless has its limitations). It's also streaming an instrumental playlist of "writing music" to the bluetooth headphones on my head, and it beeps dutifully every few minutes, letting me know about a friend's Foursquare check-in or Facebook update, or some such. It does all this while maintaining a relatively small footprint, and presenting a fairly attractive ...

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