AT&T Lights Up LTE-Advanced Network in Several Markets, Galaxy S5 to be First to Utilize It

According to a report out of GigaOm, AT&T has gone live with LTE-Advanced in several markets, making them the first major U.S. carrier to offer what could be an incredible 4G wireless experience. AT&T isn’t ready yet to make this news into a marketing campaign, though, since no current devices can even take advantage of the network technology outside a hotspot unit. That will likely change once the Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives in April.  (more…)

AT&T Announces 12 New LTE Markets

Late last night, AT&T turned on 4G LTE in 12 new markets across this great country. As you can imagine at this point in their LTE rollout, we are no longer turning on major cities, so that means the little guys are finally seeing some love. Folks in Bismark, SD and Anderson, IN, and Deridder, LA are all seeing the love.

The full list can be seen below.  (more…)

“All New HTC One” Stops by FCC, Looking Ready for AT&T

The FCC briefly posted documents for the “All New HTC One” this afternoon before pulling them for whatever reason. That’s unfortunate, as we can almost always find dirty little secrets hidden in these documents about that device that have yet to surface. For now, we’ll have to go with what Engadget found, as they were the ones to uncover them.

According to their findings, this particular model of the HTC One (2014) or “M8,” is headed to AT&T with LTE bands of 2, 4, 5, 7 and 17. If HTC plans to live to see another day, they will undoubtedly bring the phone to all other carriers at the same time, so don’t take this as a sign that AT&T will have some sort of exclusive first dibs. The FCC listing also showed that there is NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11ac WiFi on board. Again, there is probably more info in there, but with the docs now gone, we can’t dig for more.  (more…)

Motorola Device With AT&T LTE Bands Stops by FCC, is It a 4G LTE Moto G?

A mystery Motorola device stopped by the FCC recently under number IHDT56PG1. That number doesn’t tell us much, but we do know that it has a 2000mAh battery inside and supports LTE on AT&T’s network. Are we potentially looking at a Moto G for AT&T with LTE on board? Tough to tell, but maybe.

According to a reddit user who spotted the listing, the battery number listed in the FCC filing matches that of the Moto G, SNN5932A. While I can’t confirm the number without ripping apart my Moto G, I will say that the FCC filing says 2000mAh battery, whereas the Moto G actually has a 2070mAh battery inside.  (more…)

Nexus 7 LTE Receiving Update to Enable “Full Compatibility With Verizon’s 4G LTE Network”

The Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE is receiving a 37MB update this afternoon that “enables full compatibility with Verizon’s 4G LTE network.” That’s literally all it says. The screenshot we have mentions that it’s Android 4.4.2, but as you all know, that update came long ago for Google’s 7-inch slate.  You are looking at a new build number of KVT49L, though.

The timing for an update that deals with Big Red’s network couldn’t be better, as the tablet is set to launch with official compatibility tomorrow in stores and online. We first reported the news that the Nexus 7 would be sold by Verizon this Thursday, even showed pictures of the unit in stores with a line-up of accessories(more…)

Official: Verizon to Carry Nexus 7 on February 13 in Stores and Online for $350

After we broke the news last week that Verizon would begin carrying the 2013 Nexus 7 with LTE on February 13, the wireless carrier has now made it official. Big Red will begin selling the 32GB version of the device this Thursday for $349.99 both in stores and online. If you’d like, you can also grab it on 2-year contract for $249.99, except that’s not a very good deal. You may as well just pay full price for it.  (more…)

Sprint Lights Up 40 New 4G LTE Markets, Total Rises to 340

Sprint may still be playing catch-up in the 4G LTE market game, but with today’s announcement of 40 new markets, they are starting to hit some sort of a stride. If you count today’s new additions, their total tops out at around 340. While that is still far below Verizon’s total, it feels like we are getting there. Keep in mind that Verizon lit up their 500th market back in June of 2013.

The list of markets isn’t necessarily focused on one part of the country either. You’ll see Eugene, Oregon on the list, right next to Georgetown, South Carolina. Idaho Falls is on there as well, next to Jackson, Mississippi.  (more…)