Sprint to Launch 17 New 4G LTE Markets on October 28, Including Denver

Sprint went ahead tonight and quietly announced 17 new 4G LTE markets that they plan to fully light up by October 28. Well, their 4G LTE market list was at least updated with 17 new markets, along with a new “October 28″ date (even though today is only October 23). We can only assume that the change means they plan to make these markets live on that day.

The new markets cover areas in all corners of the US, from Colorado to Wisconsin to California to Kentucky to New York. The biggest of the new markets is Denver, followed by Sacramento. The rest can be found below.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet 32GB + LTE Now Available for Purchase, Priced at $399

Starting today, folks can head on over to NVIDIA’s website and purchase a SHIELD Tablet (review here)with 4G LTE for $399. Previously, the WiFi-only model was available for purchase with 16GB, but the newest variant features a bit more storage with 32GB, plus the added connectivity.

The device is certified to run on AT&T’s LTE network, but it is unlocked, meaning it will work on more than 70 carriers worldwide. The device features an 8″ 1080p display, Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, stylus, access to GRID Beta (gaming platform), 5MP front and rear-facing cameras, and runs Android 4.4+.  (more…)

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 210 and Snapdragon 208, Allows Even the Cheapest Smartphones to Benefit From 4G LTE

Last night, Qualcomm announced two new processors, one of which will bring 4G LTE connectivity to even the cheapest of smartphones. The Snapdragon 210, the first of its class, features integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE Advanced and LTE Dual SIM for entry-level smartphones and tablets. What this means, essentially, is that low-cost smartphone manufacturers should be able to feature 4G LTE in their devices, while still keeping a low price to produce.  (more…)

AT&T 4G LTE Lit Up in New Markets, From Arizona to Georgia

AT&T has launched a good-sized list of new 4G LTE markets this week, ranging all the way from Arizona to Virginia. Their total should be greater than 600 markets now, putting them even ahead of Verizon in terms of overall amount.

Even though AT&T has a few more markets, Verizon is getting ready to launch nationwide VoLTE on its network, but AT&T’s VoLTE is only available in select markets as of this moment.

To see if your city has been graced with AT&T’s LTE, look below.  (more…)

Verizon Announces 14 Additional XLTE Markets

Verizon announced fourteen new XLTE markets this morning, adding to its already impressive 350 markets currently live in the US. The markets range from Oregon, down to Texas, up to Montana, so a few subscribers among us will definitely be benefiting from this light up.

XLTE is Verizon’s attempt to broaden bandwidth on its existing 4G LTE network, which has seen quite a drop in performance over the past couple of years.

For a peek at the new markets, take a look below.  (more…)

AT&T Lights Up Six New 4G LTE Markets

AT&T is making a few more customers happy this morning, launching six new 4G LTE markets across this great country of ours. The markets, spanning from Oregon to North Carolina, bring AT&T’s grand total of LTE market offerings, at least to my calculations, to 600+.

With that, AT&T is easily ahead of the other top three carriers in the US, including Verizon. However, Verizon has already stated they intend to launch an LTE-only device in the first half of 2016, which should be an interesting time for US consumers in the smartphone ecosystem.

For a look at the newest LTE markets from AT&T, look below.  (more…)