Until now, smartphones with quad-core processors used to be just a twinkle in the eye of wistful Android addicts and gadget gurus. Either that or they remained exotic pieces of futuristic hardware reserved for foreigners. Quad-core handsets are now starting to arrive in force. The question is: which device packs the biggest CPU wallop? This chart lays it all out with deeper analysis below.
Phone HTC One X+ LG Nexus 4 LG Optimus G HTC Droid DNA Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Processor 1.7GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon … Read more
AT&T flipped the switch on four new LTE markets in its expanding 4G network.
Starting today, customers in Auburn, Ala.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Nashua, N.H.; and Wilkes-Barre, Penn., will begin to see LTE coverage.
These additions bring AT&T's LTE count to 113 markets with coverage extending to over 160 million people.
AT&T still trails behind Verizon, which claims coverage of over 440 cities and 200 million residents.
AT&T helps you track your city's progress in an infographic below.
Today Ting, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that resells Sprint's network, launched a private beta that lets prospective customers sign up for Ting's service using their previously purchased Sprint phones.
For now, just seven devices make the cut:HTC Evo 4G (A9292) HTC Evo 3D (X515C) HTC Evo Shift 4G (A7373) Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (SPHD710) Samsung Epic 4G (SPH-D700) LG Optimus S (LS670) Motorola Photon 4G (MB855)
Ting says that it has thoroughly tested these handsets to ensure that the hardware transitions smoothly to Ting's MVNO. More than just these smartphones work … Read more
Today's word that T-Mobile plans to sell Apple products in 2013 certainly sounds like great news to the iPhone and TMO faithful. The question remains, however, if the carrier can deal with the increased load Apple's uber-phone will put on its network. It's also unclear whether the latest iPhone 5, which boasts 4G LTE data access on other networks, will offer the same performance after joining T-Mobile's roster. … Read more
A bad Bluetooth device will ruin even the most engaging gab session. That's why it's important to select the right headset, and this guide is here to help. If you need a great hands-free headset right now, definitely check out the Plantronics Voyager Legend. Not only is it lighter and smaller than most devices equipped with a big boom mic, the Legend delivers superb audio quality and has a design comfortable enough to wear with glasses. Another great option is the Jawbone Era which has ultra-advanced features such as a built-in accelerometer, powerful noise-canceling, and HD audio. On … Read more
Following Verizon and AT&T, regional carrier C Spire will soon let customers share a pool of data among multiple devices.
C Spire's shared data plan follows Verizon's model of charging a fee for devices to access the data allotment, in addition to a monthly charge for the data itself. Up to 10 devices can draw from the data pool.$20: Tablets, USB modems, and other connected devices $30: Feature phones $40: Smartphones
Data ranges from 1GB for $50 to 20GB for $150, and up. C Spire also lets customers top up their data as the month … Read more