251 posts and columns on LTE
This summer is turning out to be a hot one … for wireless news. AT&T just sent out a teaser email inviting us to “Get ready for what’s next in wireless” on July 16, and included a list of accolades for its 4G LTE network. While this won’t be an actual event, I expect the carrier will talk about its upcoming LTE-Advanced network. LTE-Advanced promises significantly faster data speeds (theoretical download speeds of three gigabits per second and 1.5Gbps up); AT&T is expected to roll out its service during the second half of 2013.
News ByteZTE Avid 4G, an LTE-capable smartphone priced at $149 without contract. Running Android 4.0, the midrange handset has a four-inch, 800 x 480-pixel touchscreen, a five-megapixel camera on the back and a front-facing VGA camera. It can also be used as a mobile hotspot for an additional fee. The Avid 4G is available in stores now. Monthly plans range between $40 and $70.
News ByteMotorola Photon Q 4G LTE will be available on Aug. 19 for $200 with a two-year contract. The Photon Q is the carrier’s first 4G LTE smartphone with a full physical keyboard and world-roaming capabilities and also has a 4.3-inch touchscreen and a rear-facing eight-megapixel camera. Preorders of the Android smartphone start today online, and customers may receive it as early as two days before the Photon is available in stores.