Reloaded Nokia 8110 feature phone with 4G inches closer to global commercial debut
Spring is almost over, and the 4G LTE-enabled Nokia 8110, aka the reimagined banana phone or Matrix phone, finally has a price tag and semi-specific release date… in two Asian markets.
Verizon’s CEO has a dream: month-long smartphone battery life with low 5G latency
In addition to vastly improved cellular download speeds, 5G technology could come with ultra-low network latency crucially contributing to monumental smartphone battery life.
Nokia 3310 4G casually goes official in China, commercially launching next month
Without so much as a heads-up, a Nokia 3310 4G version has surfaced on the company’s official Chinese website, unfortunately lacking pricing information.
Apple now tipped to retain Qualcomm as backup modem supplier for dual SIM 2018 iPhones
Intel may not be able to supply all required baseband chips for dual SIM-supporting 2018 iPhones, with Qualcomm also in the mix.
T-Mobile’s 600 MHz timeline is ‘well ahead of expectations’, with tests underway this summer
T-Mobile is looking to quickly capitalize on wide 600 MHz spectrum it spent nearly $8 billion on fairly recently, with a big deployment planned this year.
Latest research ranks US LTE availability in the global top five, average speeds near the bottom of the chart
There’s good and bad news for US mobile users in OpenSignal’s latest “State of LTE” report. Basically, LTE speeds are horrible, but availability is great.
Jelly, the world’s smallest LTE and Nougat smartphone, reaches Kickstarter goal in under an hour
Who knew there would be so much customer interest surrounding the world’s smallest LTE smartphone, dubbed Jelly, and funded on Kickstarter in minutes?
Qualcomm paves the way for Gigabit Class LTE with Snapdragon X16 modem
The just-unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 modem could make theoretical 1 Gbps download speeds possible on phones by the end of the year.
For smartphone shoppers on a budget, TextNow Wireless is a great option
One of the worst parts about buying a smartphone is the monthly plan, so we tried out TextNow Wireless. Here are our thoughts on the MVNO 2 weeks in!
PSA: Will your imported phone work on your carrier?
If have an imported phone or you’re thinking about getting one, you want to make sure the darn thing works on your carrier right? We’re here to help.
From “no” to “whoa” in 15 months: a week on the new T-Mobile
When I tested T-Mobile coverage back in 2012, I found it subpar at best. But my recent return to the smallest carrier has shown me the meaning of comeback.