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Verizon dramatically increases LTE network capacity in major cities

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Network expands to 40MHz, double the largest available previously

Following up on the admission that its network isn't up to par in major cities, Verizon has just quietly flipped the switch on massive LTE network enhancements across the country. Just one month ago Verizon CFO Fran Shammo confirmed many people's suspicions that the carrier's network performance has dipped in recent months, but that money was being spent to have the issues resolved by the end of the year. It seemed like a lofty statement at the time, but Verizon has just made those improvements live today.

According to statements given to Gigaom, Verizon has just tripled its network capacity in some of the biggest markets in the U.S. — New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C. In other markets like San Francisco and Los Angeles, the network improvements are in the 150 percent range.

Verizon is accomplishing these amazing network improvements by tapping its holdings of AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum, which has bolstered its network to operating on a full 40MHz of spectrum, up from a maximum of 20MHz in any given market previously. The carrier claims 5,000 cell cites will be updated to support AWS by the end of the year, with another 5,000 in process of coming online thereafter.

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Verizon admits it can’t handle LTE demand in major cities

We’ve all seen those commercials where Verizon boasts about the breadth of its network, but what of the depth? Turns out, at least in some cities, that Big Red’s LTE is so over-taxed that users are being downgraded to 3G. Executive Fran Shammo has admitted that Verizon’s capacity in places like New …

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Transit App launches on Android for all your public transportation needs

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Real-time routing available in 43 major cities across the United States

Transit App has gotten quite a reputation with the iOS folks. Now, the Google Maps alternative for public transportation is also available for Android. The app works in 43 major cities including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

It offers real-time public transit schedules, a multi-modal trip planner showing the four fastest ways to your destination, saves frequently used routes as favorites, and promises always up-to-date data.

Of course, this is a new release, and there are still some kinks to work out. I could only get "out of range" errors when trying to navigate around town in Boston using my Nexus 4, despite it being listed as an officially supported city. My route from JFK to John's Pizza on Bleaker St. worked great, though. Check it out for yourself with the Play Store link up top.

    

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Sprint brings LTE to 21 markets, details plans for 34 more

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After nearly a year of soaking rural and suburban locations with 4G, Sprint is finally starting to extend its reach to some major cities. Having wrapped up test runs in a handful of areas, the carrier is now officially offering LTE in 21 additional markets, including Los Angeles, CA, Charlotte, NC, Virginia Beach, VA, Memphis, TN and West Palm Beach, FL. What’s more, the Now Network revealed plans to bring its new high-speed offerings to more than 170 additional markets in the months ahead. Some of the cities on its docket include Orlando, FL, Portland, OR, El Paso, TX, Tulsa, OK and Spokane, WA. Didn’t see your hometown name-checked here? Check out the press release after the break for the full list.

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Sprint brings LTE to 21 markets, details plans for 34 more

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After nearly a year of soaking rural and suburban locations with 4G, Sprint is finally starting to extend its reach to some major cities. Having wrapped up test runs in a handful of areas, the carrier is now officially offering LTE in 21 additional markets, including Los Angeles, CA, Charlotte, NC, Virginia Beach, VA, Memphis, TN and West Palm Beach, FL. What’s more, the Now Network revealed plans to bring its new high-speed offerings to more than 170 additional markets in the months ahead. Some of the cities on its docket include Orlando, FL, Portland, OR, El Paso, TX, Tulsa, OK and Spokane, WA. Didn’t see your hometown name-checked here? Check out the press release after the break for the full list.

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Sprint brings LTE to 21 markets, details plans for 34 more

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After nearly a year of soaking rural and suburban locations with 4G, Sprint is finally starting to extend its reach to some major cities. Having wrapped up test runs in a handful of areas, the carrier is now officially offering LTE in 21 additional markets, including Los Angeles, CA, Charlotte, NC, Virginia Beach, VA, Memphis, TN and West Palm Beach, FL. What’s more, the Now Network revealed plans to bring its new high-speed offerings to more than 170 additional markets in the months ahead. Some of the cities on its docket include Orlando, FL, Portland, OR, El Paso, TX, Tulsa, OK and Spokane, WA. Didn’t see your hometown name-checked here? Check out the press release after the break for the full list.

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Sprint brings LTE to 21 markets, details plans for 34 more

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After nearly a year of soaking rural and suburban locations with 4G, Sprint is finally starting to extend its reach to some major cities. Having wrapped up test runs in a handful of areas, the carrier is now officially offering LTE in 21 additional markets, including Los Angeles, CA, Charlotte, NC, Virginia Beach, VA, Memphis, TN and West Palm Beach, FL. What’s more, the Now Network revealed plans to bring its new high-speed offerings to more than 170 additional markets in the months ahead. Some of the cities on its docket include Orlando, FL, Portland, OR, El Paso, TX, Tulsa, OK and Spokane, WA. Didn’t see your hometown name-checked here? Check out the press release after the break for the full list.

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Google Now shows Google Doodles for art-loving Android users

Google Now shows Google Doodles for some Android users

Google Now holds a place for artwork, but it hasn’t had much visual variety outside of major cities — there’s only so many times you can see a generic mountain landscape before boredom sets in. To our (admittedly mild) relief, Google has quietly spiced up the area for certain users. At least some of us running Jelly Bean now see an optimized version of the latest Google Doodle while we’re busy dictating a search. Not everyone who’s technically capable is seeing the Doodle at this stage, so don’t be disheartened if there’s still a generic backdrop. If the daily image becomes more ubiquitous, though, we’ll have an extra reason to come back to Google Now for more than just weather or sports scores.

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Sprint 4G LTE Coming to 20 More Cities in the Coming Months

Continuing on the 4G LTE warpath, Sprint is looking to flip the switch in 20+ major cities over the next few months. Cities such as San Francisco, Warsaw, and even down to Kokomo (“we’ll get there fast and then we’ll take it slow”) will be seeing Sprint’s enhanced network speeds. We’ll list out the cities expected [...]

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News: TransitTimes+ Adds Live Tracking for Buses in 11 Major Cities

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Zervaas Enterprises announced today it added live vehicle tracking, , and official service alerts to its newly updated TransitTimes+ app for iPhone, iPad and Android, allowing commuters and travelers to quickly see when the next bus or train is arriving in real time and revolutionizing by making valuable trip planning data more easily accessible to riders.

The app now features transit schedules for over 50 cities, including 14 cities with vehicle positions and predictions that are continuously updated in real time.

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O2 UK reportedly rolling out DC-HSPA in ‘major cities’

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British mobile operator O2 has begun rolling out a new, faster mobile network standard across major British cities, according to reports. Crave​ is reporting that O2 has started switching on DC-HSPA. The "DC" part stands for dual cell, and this new standard doubles the bandwidth available over traditional HSPA+, enabling maximum theoretical download speeds of up to 42Mbps. For the less technically minded, it just means faster 3G data, assuming your phone's hardware supports it.

And that's the big sticking point at this stage. Right now there are only three leading devices that support DC-HSPA — the HTC One X, the new iPad and the Nokia Lumia 900. In any case, if you're rocking a One X on O2 in a major British city (no word on which ones), then you'll likely be treated to faster data speeds from now on.

Rival UK networks are looking to roll out DC-HSPA later this year, ahead of the expected UK LTE switch-on in 2013 and beyond. Three says it'll start upgrading its network with the new standard "this summer," while T-Mobile and Orange (under the "Everything Everywhere" banner) are reportedly aiming for the end of the year. Vodafone tells ​Crave it already uses DC-HSPA on its network, albeit at slower speeds of up to 28Mbps.

Source: Crave

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HTC One roadshow coming to ‘dozens of cities’ around the world

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Over the past year, HTC has taken to the road to promote its products across Europe. And for its latest series of smartphones, it's taking things to the next level, launching a worldwide tour to allow fans to go hands-on with its new HTC One line-up.

In a post on its official blog, the manufacturer reveals that it plans to visit "dozens of cities" across the globe, including the major cities you see in the image above. If last year's roadshows are any indication, this year's tour should be a great opportunity for regular people (as opposed to snooty press types like ourselves) to get an early look at the One X, One S and maybe even the One V. No specific dates are mentioned, but according to today's blog post, the tour is planned for "the next several weeks."

HTC's also asking fans to suggest more destinations to add to its line-up, so if you're not anywhere near the nine cities that've already been announced, there's still time make yourself heard.

Source: HTC Blog

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QuickClick apps make finding nightlife in a new town easier

A company called MarketImpact has announced the pending launch of some new apps that are designed to help people in an unfamiliar city discover things to do. The apps fall into the QuickClick Locale Series and there are bunches of different apps in the series that are designed specifically for one sort of task. For instance, there will be different apps for eating and for night clubs.


The apps will have versions that focus on Nightlife, Restaurants, fast food, casinos, coffee, desserts, gas stations, parking, and ATMs. The reason for apps with specific uses is to allow the user to get all the details they need on only one screen rather than having to click to different screens.

Any extra detail needed like food type or bank name will be able to be typed directly on the one screen. It’s not clear, if the apps will be offered for specific major cities or if the app will cover any city. The apps are up on the Android Market right now.

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Verizon Announces Newest Batch of 4G LTE Cities to Go Live on November 17

Verizon began unveiling their next batch of 4G LTE markets this morning with an expected launch date of November 17. The list includes 13 new areas along with 5 market expansions is some major cities like Pittsburgh. Once 11/17 hits, we will have 178 activet LTE markets in the U.S.   New Markets: Appleton, WI [...]

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Rogers turns LTE on in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

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In what is great news for Canadian consumers, Rogers announced that its 4G LTE network is now available in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. This expansion brings the total number of people who can access LTE service up to 5.5 million.

The first LTE Android device will be launching on October 18th and will be the HTC Jetstream.  The Honeycomb tablet will cost $499.99 with a 3-year service agreement and $799.99 off contract.

The first LTE-compatible smartphone will be the Samsung Galaxy S II and can be had for $199.99 with a 3-year contract or $649.99 without. Both the Galaxy S II and Jetstream can be reserved via Rogers website today.

Further LTE expansion is always great to see, especially for major cities like the ones listed above.

Source: Rogers


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Three UK aiming for 80% HSPA+ coverage by end of 2011

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Buried at the bottom of a recent press release from Three UK is this rather interesting little morsel — the carrier’s planning on extending its HSPA+ coverage to 80% of the UK by the end of this year, with the rest of the country following "soon afterwards". Right now Three’s HSPA+ network, which offers download speeds up to 21.1 Mbps and uploads of up to 5.76 Mbps, is only available on a handful of phones, tablets and mobile broadband dongles. Three’s also keeping quiet about exactly how much of the UK is currently covered, though we’d assume major cities like London would have already been upgraded.

If Three manages to pull off its target of 80% coverage by the end of 2011, then it could put them at an advantage over larger competitors like O2 and Vodafone. Right now HSPA+ coverage on all networks that offer it can be patchy at the best of times.

Source: Three UK Press Centre


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Google Maps brings 3D skylines to more cities

3D skylines were added to Google Maps 5.0 last December for just a handful of areas, but Google just announced that you can now rotate, tilt, and zoom in and out of 3D maps for the following cities:

London, Paris, Barcelona, Stockholm, Singapore, Lisbon, Boulder, and 11 major cities in South Africa. This is an addition to New York City, Zurich, Milan and others.

There is no update, just open Google Maps on your phone with Android 2.0+ and zoom in to any of the supported cities.

Google Maps brings 3D skylines to more cities


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3D Maps Are Available for More Folks Worldwide

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While I’m not one to use Google Maps’ 3D maps feature often, I can imagine there are a good amount of you here and abroad who get a kick out of it. And some actual use, really. Google’s added new cities to the list of folks who can enjoy three dimensional map viewing.  LondonParisBarcelonaStockholmSingaporeLisbonBoulder, and 11 major cities in South Africa are today’s recipients, and the best part is that you don’t even need to update! Just fire up Google Maps and get started. [Google]


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Google Maps Introduces 3D Buildings to Bundle of New Cities

No, Google didn’t introduce 3D buildings to Cocklebiddy, WA, but they did make them available in some other major metropolitan areas across the globe.  If you wanted to check out London, Paris, Barcelona, Stockholm, Singapore, Lisbon, Boulder, and 11 major cities in South Africa in 3D, then you all you have to do is open your [...]

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FCC Clears The HTC Puccini 10″ Tablet

Androidcentral is reporting by way of Engadget that the FCC has just cleared HTC’s 10″ tablet codenamed “Puccini”.
All that the FCC filing could tell us is that the HTC Puccini is headed to a GSM carrier (possibly AT&T) and has a 4G/LTE radio as well.  AT&T plans to light up five major cities with 4G/LTE [...]

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HTC kicks off UK and Ireland roadshow this weekend

 HTC Roadshow

HTC announced today that it’s launching a roadshow tour of the UK and Ireland, starting this Friday and Saturday at the Trafford Centre in Manchester and continuing until the end of May. The show is open to the public, and will feature an interactive HTC Sense wall, along with "current and upcoming" HTC devices to play with. The HTC Flyer is mentioned by name, and we’re hoping to see the Sensation there too, as it’s HTC’s biggest upcoming phone.

The HTC roadshow will stop by other major cities over the following month. Join us after the jump for the complete tour schedule, and the accompanying press release. We’ll be stopping by this weekend to take a look at some of HTC’s new toys. Let us know in the comments if you plan on doing the same during the next month. [HTC Roadshow]

HTC kicks off UK and Ireland roadshow this weekend posted originally by Android Central

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HTC Thunderbolt outselling the iPhone 4 on Verizon, analyst says

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The HTC Thunderbolt has been outselling the iPhone 4 at Verizon Wireless locations nationwide, according to the research firm BTIG. 

Their research methodology was simple: call 150 Verizon Wireless retail locations in 22 major cities and talk to the sales people to get a sense of how each device has been selling. 

Here are the results:

  • 61% of respondents said that the two devices were selling equally as well
  • 28% said that the Thunderbolt was selling more units
  • 11% answered that the iPhone 4 was the subject of more sales

Keep in mind that these are not actual sales figures, but rather based on interactions with the people who have been selling the units. Either way it’s great news for Android and HTC as the Thunderbolt appears to be an early success. Android has been outselling the iPhone for a while now due to the fact that there are so many Android handsets to choose from. However, there was never one device that kept up with iPhone sales on its own, until now. If you have a Thunderbolt and want to share your experiences or have been considering one and want to know more, please visit our HTC Thunderbolt Forum. [BTIG]

HTC Thunderbolt outselling the iPhone 4 on Verizon, analyst says posted originally by Android Central

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Report: HTC Thunderbolt Outselling iPhone 4 at Verizon Stores

Well after some not-so-fun news about warranty replacements, we actually do have good news about HTC Thunderbolt and its sales as compared to the i*hone 4 at Verizon.  Research firm BTIG put in calls to 150 different Big Red stores throughout 22 major cities and received news on the two that may surprise many of [...]

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