Both Motorola and Samsung unveiled their latest 4G LTE smartphones to be sold by the carrier Verizon on Tuesday. Here’s a comparative look at both phones and their capabilities.
The Motorola Droid RAZR gets an unexpected early introduction ahead of its official launch when an image of the phone was accidentally left on full view after the teaser promos for the device.
4G spectrum wholesaler LightSquared has expressed high levels of confidence lately. Despite a number of legal obstacles and fierce competition, the company recently predicted that their network will be better than that of AT&T and Verizon.
The US has emerged as the dominant nation in 4G LTE suscriptions, with 47% of global LTE subscriptions attributed to 3 American carriers- Verizon, Metro PCS and AT&T.
Investors are concerned about potential financial problems within Sprint. Expenses related to Sprint’s 4G LTE upgrade along with its decision to carry Apple’s iPhone are significant enough to cause speculation that the company may be unable to pay its debts over the next two years.
Verizon has finally introduced its first 4G phone equipped with a QWERTY slide-out keyboard – the Samsung Stratosphere, powered by Android.
More than 1 million pre-orders for the iPhone 4S were placed in a single day. This number is greater than the previously held record (600 thousand, set by 4S predecessor iPhone 4) and blew the notion that customers wouldn’t be excited by this latest installment of the iPhone completely out of the water.
Analysts believe that the delay in the release of the iPhone 5 may be due to the large size of LTE chips, which would have necessitated a change in the iPhone’s familiar design contours- a step that Apple was not willing to take.
Cellphone-Mate inc., an industry leader in cell signal amplification, has recently unveiled the first amplifier for 4G LTE. The CellPhone-Mate CM700A 70dB LTE was designed specifically for AT&T, an LTE leader. The powerful little device provides strengthened cell signals for buildings up to 30,000 square feet and can enhance voice and data transmissions from several unique devices simultaneously.
If denied permission to build its 4G network through which its LTE network will be launched, LightSquared may explore their legal options.