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AT&T kills the original iPhone

The original iPhone is now unusable as a cellular device in the U.S. because AT&T has quietly shut down its 2G network. The carrier was the only provider that supported the first-generation handset, meaning owners can no longer use voice or data.

Qualcomm unveils the first 5G modem, coming to phones in 2018

Smartphone chip manufacturer Qualcomm has announced the world's first 5G mobile modem. It offers transfer speeds far in excess of the current LTE standard, over 10 times faster than the best modems inside today's phones. Qualcomm aims for a 2018 launch.

Samsung's Z2 is a low-cost 4G smartphone running Tizen

Samsung has officially announced the Z2, a budget smartphone aimed at the Indian market. To cut costs down, Samsung has used its own Tizen operating system instead of Android. The Z2 is the first Tizen phone to include 4G cellular connectivity.

UK mobile operator Three to block online adverts automatically

UK mobile operator Three is to begin automatically blocking all adverts on mobile websites across Three UK and Three Italy. The controversial move aims to give customers "more control, choice and transparency" but is concerning to publishers.

Australians given free mobile data for one day only, use 1,841 TB

Customers of Australian telecoms company Telstra had a "free web" day yesterday as an apology from the firm for a major network outage earlier in the week. Its users were predictably quick to take advantage of the offer, consuming over 1,800 terabytes.

New Qualcomm chip makes 1Gbps LTE a reality, coming this year

Qualcomm has introduced three new mid-range mobile processors set to power smartphones released later in the year. The chips are its fastest yet in the segment but have been overshadowed by a new LTE modem with gigabit speeds.

Stockholm to be first city with 5G mobile coverage in 2018

Stockholm - A partnership between Swedish telecoms operator TeliaSonera and developer Ericsson means Stockholm will be the first city to have access to 5G next-generation mobile data technology. It will be rolled out in 2018 before a launch in Tallinn, Estonia.

LG forced to cancel the first Android Wear smartwatch with 4G

LG has announced it has suspended the launch of its upcoming Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE smartwatch due to an unspecified but presumably serious hardware issue. The device would have been the first Android Wear watch to feature LTE mobile data.

LG announces the world's first Android Wear smartwatch with 4G

LG has claimed the title of first manufacturer of an Android Wear smartwatch including support for mobile data. The Watch Urbane 2 will allow users to get notifications on their wrist even when disconnected from their phone.

Verizon plans to launch 5G network in 2017, could offer 5Gbps

Mobile carrier Verizon has announced it will start testing its 5G network technology within the next 12 months, aiming for the beginning of a roll-out to customers by 2017. It means 5G could be available much sooner than was previously thought.

EE has signed up 10 million 4G users in less than three years

European mobile network EE has confirmed that over 10 million customers have signed up to its 4G service since its launch in late 2012 as the first 4G network in Britain, making it the only European operator to achieve the astounding figure so far.

Researchers achieve 1Tb/sec 5G speeds in lab

Researchers developing the 5G mobile network technology that will eventually replace 4G have managed to transfer data at a massive 1 Tb/sec in experimental lab conditions, blowing away previous estimates of the potential speed of our future mobiles.

Google to launch wireless service

Google is once again tapping into another market. This time there won't be a conflict of interest with Apple, especially since Apple is not in the wireless telecommunications business.

What you need to know about Apple's iPhone 5

The tech world is buzzing about the upcoming iPhone 5, expected to be unveiled Sept. 12. For the past few months blogs have been leaking alleged photos of the next-gen iPhone and discussing its new features such as a larger screen.

Zune Phone Confirmed! Launch Scenario! 4G WiMax Action!

CrunchGear announces Zune Phone with Wi-Max and 4G, files with FCC expected release May 2007,

China launches 4G before 3G off the ground

China launched the world's first fourth-generation standard on Monday, yet they still havent adapted 3G.
 

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