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Bloomberg is reporting that Sprint and LightSquared have reached a fifteen-year agreement to bring LTE to the Now Network. The going word is that both companies will cooperatively build and deploy the next-gen wireless network. This all comes after rumblings of a $20 billion agreement between the two. Like all other mega-deals, this will still need to go through a motion of federal regulations before anything actually starts to happen. We think LightSquared still needs to resolve their current issues with GPS interference before anything, but that’s just our two cents.
Are you a Verizon customer looking to to make the jump to LTE, but the HTC ThunderBolt isn’t exactly floating your boat? Did our stellar review of the DROID Charge give you a glimmer of hope that there just might be an LTE device in your future, only to find out the device had been delayed? Well turn that frown upside down! We know it’s Friday the 13th, but today is your lucky day! We’ve been hearing the DROID Charge is finally ready for its big release and tomorrow is supposed to be the big day! So are you ready to pony up $300 for some Super AMOLED Plus loving?
Update: Verizon makes it official the DROID Charge goes on sale tomorrow!
Over the past week I’ve arguably spent more time with the DROID Charge than most of my friends and family. Verizon’s first LTE powered device the HTC ThunderBolt didn’t really float my boat, but the question is would the second time be a charm? The DROID Charge comes in ambitious and fully loaded featuring: a 1GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, and a beautiful Super AMOLED Plus display. So do all of these goodies and the inclusion of an LTE data connection have what it takes to make the Charge Verizon’s new headliner? Move past the break for my full review and find out.
A lot of people have been asking questions about Verizon’s latest addition to their growing family of LTE devices. The DRIOD Charge by Samsung looks to right some of the wrongs we experienced with the HTC ThunderBolt. Powered by a 1GHz processor the DROID Charge features: a 3.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, an 8-megapixel primary camera with with LED flash, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, and 3G/LTE wireless hotspot support for up to ten WiFi capable devices.
There’s been a recent barrage of Samsung smartphone commercials lately. Sammy’s latest showing is for their recently announced DROID Charge which is ready to hit stores next week. Why we understand the overall theme of the ad, we still would like to see something related to the phone itself. Be sure to let us know what you think. Chaotic commercial immediately after the break.
The Samsung DROID Charge will be hitting VZW next week (April 28th to be exact) for $300. The Charge will be rocking Android 2.2 out of the gate and will be cruising Verizon’s LTE 4G network, but that’s not all! The Charge also includes a 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus display, an 8-megapixel primary camera with with LED flash, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, 1GHz processor and WiFi tethering via LTE for up to ten devices. Full press release after the break.
With all the hype Motorola built up around the Atrix, one could have easily forgot about the Bionic. It had been rumored and now it’s confirmed by the WSJ that the Droid Bionic is now on hold until summer or possibly later. Motorola is claiming that they’re making “several enhancements” and considering the lackluster hands on we had a CES we sure hope so. As a reminder of what’s under the hood: dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 8MP camera, VGA front facing camera, and a 4.3″ qHD display. All of this goodness running on Big Red’s LTE (4G) network. The Bionic is currently listed to ship with Android 2.2 (Froyo), but considering the delays there’s a possibility we may see a 2.3 (Gingerbread) launch.
Strike up the band! The HTC ThunderBolt is ready to come home with you! After all the wondering and rambling we’ve got word that Verizon’s first LTE (4G) handset will be shipping on the 17th, hey that’s Saint Patty’s Day! If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, take a look at what the ThunderBolt is all about:
- 4.3″ touch display (800 x 480 Pixels)
- 1GHz Snapdragon processor
- Android 2.2 operating system
- 8GB internal memory
- 32GB pre-installed microSD card
- 8-megapixel primary camera with 2x LED flash
- 1.3-megapixel front facing camera
- LTE 4G/3G data connection (voice and data features simultaneously on either 4G or 3G)
It’s the moment some of you have been waiting for! That’s right the Xoom is officially available at Verizon! You can score the first official Honeycomb powered tablet for $600 on a two-year contract. Or you could just drop $800 or as we like to say, “eight hundy” and score one of these bad boys contract free. Nothing said about the WiFi only version just yet, but come on you know you want this LTE-ready love machine. We just took a mental note that Big Red is currently carrying three mainstream tablets, wonder how they’ll play this angle? We’d expect to see some TV spots bragging about this soon, no matter how short-lived.
About a month ago it had been said that the BlackBerry PlayBook would be calling Sprint home. Now sure this is awesome for Sprint customers, but does anyone really like the idea of a tablet being sold on one carrier only? Samsung sure doesn’t! An interesting tidbit of web info has been uncovered. Something called BlackBerry PlayBook Without Limits Beta Program. This site was said to be setting up some type of early info program for Verizon customers interested in picking up a PlayBook. The plot continues to thicken as the site is owned by a marketing firm that works for both RIM and Verizon. So this is looking like a case of who jumped the gun? Sprint or these guys? We’d sure like to see all these new tablets and pads make it to every carrier, allowing consumers to have a choice, but there we go being dreamers again.