Apple's New iPad Faces 4G Snags Outside US

Apple's New iPad Faces 4G Snags Outside US
Wall Street Journal
The issue arises because the frequency bands allocated to run next-generation 4Gnetworks differ from country to country. On its website, Apple states: "4G LTE is supported only on AT&T and Verizon networks in the US and on Bell, Rogers, ...

Wall Street Journal

Magid on Tech: New iPad might be best tablet ever, but isn't all that - San Jose Mercury News: "After spending several days playing with the third-generation iPad, I put it aside and went back to using my Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1, my Kindle Fire and even my old original iPad to see if the experience on the new iPad is really superior to its competitors. My verdict is mixed. I certainly agree that the Retina display on the new iPad is best in its class and there's no question that the iPad is host to the largest and best collection of tablet-specific apps. But the difference between the new iPad and other tablets is far from life-changing, which led me to conclude that if you already have a tablet -- just about any tablet -- you might be better off staying with what you have unless you have extra cash to spend. . . . "

Intel's Ivy Bridge launch schedule leaked | "New evidence suggests that Intel is planning a tiered roll-out of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processor family, announcing the quad-core chips in April and the mobile-centric dual-core versions in June. Following reports from numerous industry sources that the launch of Ivy Bridge will be delayed until June, Intel was forced to admit that there had been a schedule slip. While Intel's Sean Maloney claimed the delay would see no Ivy Bridge chips reaching customers until June, Jon Carvill claimed that the schedule 'has only been impacted by a few weeks' as a result of what is believed to be either oversupply problems of current-generation Sandy Bridge parts or yield issues with the new parts. . . . " 

Nokia Pins Smartphone Hopes on China
New York Times
BERLIN — Nokia said Wednesday it would begin selling its new line of Lumia phones in China next month through the one of the country's largest mobile operators, as it looks to speed its recovery in the key smartphone segment. China Telecom, with 126 ...

Nokia launches first smartphone for China
By Joe Mcdonald, AP Ng Han Guan, AP Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announces the launch of the company's new Lumia 800C smartphone in Beijing, China. Ng Han Guan, AP Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announces the launch of the company's new Lumia 800C smartphone in ...


Apple's 4G iPad Problems Prompt Australian Refunds
The new iPad works on 4G networks in the United States and Canada, but not the 4G networks that are available to Australians. Telstra, the largest network operator in Australia, uses LTE in the 1800-MHz band and Vividwireless uses WiMax in the 2300-MHz ...

Struggling Nokia launches first China smartphone, hoping to drive global ...
Washington Post
BEIJING — Struggling cellphone maker Nokia Corp. launched its first smartphone for China on Wednesday, looking to the world's biggest mobile market to help drive its 1-year-old turnaround effort. Nokia said its Lumia 800C will be supported by China ...

Apple offering iPad 4G refunds in Australia
Los Angeles Times
The new iPad's 4G variant doesn't run on Australia's 4G LTE network, despite being sold as the "iPad Wi-Fi + 4G" in that country, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The 4G iPad runs on the 4G LTE networks of AT&T and Verizon in the US, and LTE ...

Nokia to Sell High-End Lumia in China
Wall Street Journal
By LAURIE BURKITT BEIJING—Finnish phone maker Nokia Corp. is launching sales of its high-end Lumia smartphones in China in a move to gain market share in the world's largestsmartphone market and to push forward the troubled company's turnaround.

Nokia to Bring Lumia Smartphones to China Starting Next Month
In last year's fourth quarter, the company had a 20 percent share of the country's smartphonemarket, down from the 42 percent it had in the first quarter, according to CK Lu, an analyst with research firm Gartner. "The rise of Android use in China has ...

Box releases mobile app menu for iOS devices
The tool, called Box OneCloud, is an application menu that initially only includesiOS apps because they are the most popular programs for enterprise use, according to Chris Yeh, vice president of Platform at Box. A user clicks on an application link ...


Summary Box: Nokia launches China smartphone
Seattle Post Intelligencer
AP, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announces the launch of the company's new Lumia 800Csmartphone in Beijing, China, Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Struggling cellphone maker Nokia launched its first smartphone design for China on Wednesday, looking to the ...

Apple to Issue New iPad Refunds in Australia Over '4G' Issues
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius An Australian consumer group said Wednesday that Apple has agreed to issue refunds to new iPad buyers who are not satisfied with the device's "4G" speeds. The new iPad is not compatible with existing Australian 4G LTE and WiMax ...

Samsung ships 5 million Galaxy Note tablet-smartphone hybrid devices
Los Angeles Times
The Note runs Android's Gingerbread OS. "It combines core on-the-go benefits of various mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability, to create a whole new user experience," the company said in September. Samsung has been selling the hybrid ...

I'm sick to death of Android
ZDNet (blog)
In that time I've gone from the original Motorola Droid to the Droid Bionic, and now the Galaxy Nexus. I've seen the Android OS improve considerably and continue to be impressed by the innovations that each successive version brings to the table.

ZDNet (blog)

Apple offers refund to new iPad customers in Australia over 4G capabilities
Fox News
AP Photo/Paul Sakuma Next Slide Previous Slide MELBOURNE, Australia – Apple has offered to refund Australian customers who bought the new iPad expecting to use the country's 4G network, but denies it has misled the public. In Federal Court proceedings ...

Nokia launching first Lumia smartphones in China
CNET (blog)
Variants of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 610 will wend their way to the world's largest smartphonemarket in the second quarter. by Lance Whitney March 28, 2012 5:59 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit Nokia is bringing its Lumia 800 and 610 smartphones to the booming ...

Apple refunds Australia over fragmented iPad 4G promise
Computerworld (blog)
Many carriers will adopt hybrid models of combined broadband provision, using everything fromWi-Fi to Femtocell to White Space frequency solutions. Your smartphone will hop between these without you knowing it. This will help carriers control traffic ...

China Telecom and Nokia launch first CDMA Windows Phone in China
Stunning new Lumia smartphone, Nokia 800C, makes everyday moments extraordinary for China Telecom subscribers Wang Xiaochu (China telecom) and Stephen Elop (Nokia) on stage with nokia 800CBeijing, China - Today China Telecom and Nokia announced the ...

Preview: BlueStacks Android App Player for PC, Now in Beta
Tom's Hardware Guide
BlueStacks is shaping up to be an awesome Android emulator for Windows 7, as seen with the new beta release. It's been a while since we last tested BlueStacks -- October 2011 in fact, arriving as an alpha with limited features.

Nokia seeks to retake China market share
Baltimore Sun
China has become one of the hottest markets for smartphone makers, with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in Beijing this week for talks with government officials amid problems ranging from labor issues to a contested iPad trademark.

AT&T promises biggest launch ever for Lumia 900
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Temple Run Launches on Android
PC Magazine
In Google Play (the new name for Google's Android Market), Temple Run is fourth on the list of Top New Free games. It already has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5, generated by 20138 user reviews. Another popular iPhone app is soon heading to Android.

4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All the 'Fast' Talk
Wall Street Journal
By WALTER S. MOSSBERG Of all the confusing technology terms used in consumer marketing today, perhaps the most opaque is "4G," used to describe a new, much faster generation of cellular data on smartphones, tablets and other devices.

Bringing broadband to the boonies, part 3: Fiber's not free
But without further investment, the new technology could continue to pass him by. by Eric Mack March 28, 2012 5:00 AM PDT Follow @ericcmack The broadband options are piling up in this tiny town... if you can access them. PENASCO, NM -- So far in this ...

Apple to Offer Refund Over Australian 4G iPad Claims
By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Apple will offer refunds to people who bought its latest iPad following a claim by Australia's competition regulator that it ran misleading advertisements over the device's 4G connectivity. The Australian Competition and ...

4G: Just what does it mean?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
You've probably seen the ads from various mobile carriers, touting their high speed 4G networks. But The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg explains, not all 4G networks are created equal. Confused? Here's a video of Walt sorting it all out for us.

Apple faces European rebuke over Apple's '4G' iPad claim
ZDNet (blog)
By Zack Whittaker | March 28, 2012, 8:30am PDT Summary: From Australia to Europe: more complaints are coming in from customers to regulators that the iPad 3's “4G” capability simply doesn't work. If you thought ZDNet's London Calling was spending a ...

4G iPad complaints snowball: Sweden and UK weigh response
Apple's iPad 4G woes look set to spread, with reports that consumer watchdogs in several European countries are weighing complaints ahead of possible action over misleading advertising. The “4G” nomenclature used widely across Apple's marketing, ...


Nokia to Sell First Windows Phone in China
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Sven Grundberg STOCKHOLM — Finnish handset maker Nokia said a version of its Lumia 800 smartphone will be available on the Chinese market in April. The Chinese version of Nokia's first Windows handset, called Nokia 800C, is a CDMA-device, ...

Motorola XOOM WiFi Receiving Android 4.0.4 Update – IMM76 ...
By Chris Chavez
After a mysterious “soak test” was opened up to a select few Motorola Xoom WiFi owners, we were left scratching our heads on what Motorola could have planned. Well, an email to Droid-Life this evening has detailed exactly what to expect ...
Android Phone Fans

Opera Mini 7 For Android Out Today: A Fightback For Web Browser ...
By Ingrid Lunden
Given that Android is now the biggest smartphone platform around and able to gain ground on Opera simply through that market share, it was essential for Opera to update and go one step further than it had before. New features include the ...

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Apple and Motorola finally got to face each other in a German courtroom earlier this week, according to reports from Dow Jones. In this case, they're.
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Apple offers refund over Australian 4G iPad confusion -- Engadget
By Mat Smith
Free Engadget for Android - get the app now! ... Apple will also amend its point of sale details to explain that while it can connect to 4G (LTE) networks in the US and Canada, it won't connect to Australia's own next-generation network offered by Telstra. Apple ... Form factor Tablet; Operating system iOS (5); Screen size 9.7 inches; Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash); Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours; Dimensions 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 in; Weight 1.44 lb; Released 2012-03-16 ...

Epson Moverio BT-100 see-through Android video glasses available ...
By Michael Crider
The glasses use Android to get their various audio, video and networking functions to work together. Specs include a WiFi connection for browsing, Android 2.2 (really?) with Flash pre-loaded, and a 1GB on-board storage capacity plus a ...
Android Community

Why Do Android Tablet Apps Suck So Much Compared to iPad Apps?
By Casey Chan
Segan likens Android tablets app to WAP browsers that look better fit for Razrs and dumbphones than a tablet app. iPad apps? Better than smartphone apps, as tablet apps should be. Check out Segan's full report here where he compares ...
Gizmodo » Cracking Smartphone Codes
By Sam Churchill covers current developments in broadband wireless, including WiMAX, LTE,WiFi and mobile aps. Online since 2002, with nearly 10000 in-depth articles, we also cover ...The firm's XRY application can quickly crack an iOS or Android phone's passcode, dump its data to a PC, decrypt it, and display information like the user's GPS location, files, call logs, contacts, messages, even a log of its keystrokes. Here's how easy it is to recover the security codes from a mobile ...

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Trayvon Martin iOS Photo Frames Visualize Your Support
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Sprint CFO hints at an LTE-equipped iPhone
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Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer said at an investor conference on Tuesday that the company has a deal in place to offer a future Apple iPhone that supports 4G LTE, The Dow Jones reported. The CFO declined to say if Apple had such an iPhone ...
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Almost half of adult Texans, about 8.9 million, use mobile broadband devices — cellphones, laptops or tablets using a cellular network — to keep the Internet a constant companion, according to a survey by Connected Nation, a nonprofit that ...
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Most companies selling the software usually direct the iOS device to printers on the same Wi-Finetwork, or “borrow” the computer's connection to a printer to get the job done. Software like Printopia for Mac and FingerPrint for Windows and ...

The iPhone vs. Android battle
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Today, iOS is the second largest smartphone platform in the industry behind Android. Thesmartphone industry itself has grown by nearly 50% over the last year. Looking at the figures, it's natural to assume that the iPhone will continue its ...
Android Authority

Temple Run - Android Apps on Google Play
Run for your life! The addictive mega-hit Temple Run is now out for Android! All your friends are playing it - can you beat their high scores?! You've stolen the ...

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