Tag Archive: Markets


Sprint lights up 20 new LTE markets

Sprint today announced 20 more markets that can now take advantage of 4G LTE data speeds. The additions are in a smattering of cities nationwide, from Bakersfield to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and added Sprint Spark in Provo, Utah, and Trenton, N.J. The additions give Sprint a total of 402 LTE markets in the U.S.

    

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Sprint adds 20 LTE markets, expands Spark coverage

Sprint on Monday confirmed another 20 markets across the U.S. have officially seen its 4G LTE speeds. What’s more, the carrier also indicates the tri-band Spark network speeds have reached 18 markets in total.

…in such locations as Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Omaha, Neb.; Peoria, Ill.; and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla. Sprint expects to cover 250 million people with 4G LTE by mid-year. Sprint today also announced Sprint Spark™ in Provo, Utah, and Trenton, N.J,…

Looking ahead, Sprint expects to have  [Read More...]

TELUS launching 4G LTE in 14 Canadian markets tomorrow

Canada is once again getting a jump on its neighbors to the south when it comes to carrier competition. Though the first major LTE network in North America was launched in the United States, Canada can  [Read More...]

Verizon to light up five new LTE markets on Jan. 19

Verizon LTE

It’s that time of month again: Verizon says it will flip the LTE switch in five new markets tomorrow, while expanding coverage in three existing areas. New to the LTE game are:

Glens Falls, N.Y. Utica, N.Y. Lawton, Okla. Brownsville, Texas McAllen, Texas

Those markets soon to see stronger and more widespread LTE signals include:

Atlanta, Ga. Houston, Texas Spokane, Wash.

For those keeping count, this brings the total number of markets  [Read More...]

Cross the streams

Now this is interesting. Seems that some of you who have purchased apps from the Amazon Appstore are starting to see conflicts with the Android Market. A couple scenarios appear to be playing out. In some instances, the Android Market sees an app that was purchased from the Amazon Appstore, knows an updated version is available, but then fails on updating because the app wasn’t actually purchased from the Android Market.   [Read More...]

Are multiple Android app markets a good thing?

I work out regularly, and when I forget my headphones, I’m stuck watching the terrible music/ad channel. Conveniently, one of their ads shows some of the most popular apps on both Android and iOS. This is a good ad for everyone. People may find a new app they’ve never heard of, and the businesses get their money. Win-win-win. However, in the small print, there  [Read More...]

Huawei Honor Announced for Select Markets

Huawei officially announced their next Android handset this past weekend, unveiling the Honor for a fourth quarter release.  Specifications include a single-core 1.4GHz processor, a 4-inch (854×480) capacitive display, an 8-megapixel camera, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a sizable 1900mAh battery.  Running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, the Huawei Honor, will be made available in classic black when released in various markets (Asia-Pacific, China, Russia, Middle East) however additional colors  [Read More...]

Verizon LTE coverage

Verizon has unleashed a bevy of press releases — 16 in all, if you count one market getting two  releases — announcing expansion of its 4G LTE network to some 22 markets, and the expansion of two others. That means if you have the HTC ThunderBolt, LG Revolution, Motorola Droid Bionic, Samsung Droid Charge or Verizon’s LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, you’ll be able to take advantage of  [Read More...]

Verizon continues its barrage of LTE rollouts today by flipping the 4G switch on for 26 new markets. I know many of you are waiting for LTE to hit your area so you can run out and purchase a 4G device like the Droid Bionic so I’ll cut the small talk and go straight to the “who made the cut” list:

Fort Smith and Jonesboro, Ark. San Luis  [Read More...]

europe-map

In July 2010, Android phones accounted for only 6 percent of smartphones in the five leading European markets (EU5). By July 2011, Android had risen to 22.3 percent of the phones used in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

In one year, Android went from worst to almost first. It’s now the second-most used smartphone  [Read More...]