At Verizon's CES press conference, we got a full look at the range of devices that'll use VZW's new 4G network (for more info on the confusing world of 4G, check out our explainer). The phones and tablets are definitely of a type, exclusively running Android, but they all look pretty solid. They're more important because they'll be your way in to next-gen, super-fast mobile speed.
CES has barely started, and already the smartphones are coming fast and furious. It's tough to keep track, especially when so many share similar specs, but there are some that you should know about. So far, we've got the LG Optimus Black (world's thinnest), the Samsung Infuse 4G (with a massive 4.5-inch screen), and the Motorola Atrix 4G (which can turn into a laptop).
Boeing has received the first signals from SkyTerra 1, a communications satellite it built for LightSquared that was hurled into orbit aboard a Proton rocket launched from Kazakhstan yesterday. The satellite, which will provide signal coverage where terrestrial towers can’t reach, is part of a new LightSquared 4G-LTE mobile broadband wireless system and boasts the largest commercial antenna reflector ever launched into space.
Clearwire, which provides the infrastructure for Sprint's 4G network here in the States, announced today that it'll be expanding 4G coverage to the three cities it needs to succeed: New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Finally, we New Yorkers can stop feeling inferior to Boise!
The phone of the hour (well, at least until Apple unveils the next iPhone on Monday) is Sprint's HTC Evo 4G, and it goes on sale today. We've been using a review unit for the past week, and here are our impressions.
Besides world peace and a visit from the Publishers Clearing House van, the one thing I want in life is an always-on Internet connection—and, I want it affordably. More specifically, I want always accessible, reasonably priced, quick and dependable wireless Internet. After all, my broadband connection through the cable company is technically always on, but it's worthless once I walk out of the house. It stands to reason, then, that only a mobile provider will ever be capable of fulfilling this wish.
It dawned on me while on vacation recently that I actually already have what I've always wanted. The problem is that it's a last-generation definition of what Internet access is and needs to be.
Speedier networks will soon stream TV-quality video to your cell. Here's how you'll view it
By Michael MyserPosted 01.12.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Up to 20 frames per second (fps)-4 fps slower than full-motion video.
Up to 30
2.5Gâ€3G Networks Boasting speeds of up to 2.4 megabits per second (almost cable-modem speed), these networks allow cellphones like the Treo 650 to tune in to TV stations or stream programming on demand.