It was teased at this year's CES demonstrating VoLTE calls, we saw it working in a reference design, and today, Broadcom is finally ready to make their first LTE-enabled baseband official, dubbed BCM21892. This is again Broadcom's eagerly anticipated launch LTE baseband, and supports a pretty impressive set of features for their first entry. Broadcom's BCM21892 ensquared in red, from CES reference design BCM21892 includes support for GSM/EDGE, WCDMA up to HSPA+ 42.2 (DC-HSPA+), TD-SCDMA for China, and UE Category 4 (150 Mbps on the downlink) LTE-Advanced with both TDD and FDD duplex modes. There's no CDMA2000 1x/EVDO which is pretty much expected, but more on that in a moment. BCM21892 is a 3GPP Release 10 part, which is again the LTE-Advanced release that includes...

Novatel MiFi 4620L Jetpack Available on April 12th for $49.99

We got a chance to check out Novatel's next generation MiFi at CES this past January, and came away impressed with the update. Officially titled the Novatel Wireless MiFi...

12 by Vivek Gowri on 3/28/2012

The iOS 5.1 update, "4G", AT&T, and the 3G Toggle

When the iPhone 4S first launched, AT&T ominously noted (through a document leaked to The Verge) that it was "working with Apple" to update the 3G indicator to 4G...

12 by Brian Klug on 3/7/2012

CES 2012 LTE Face-Off - AT&T versus Verizon Wireless

My friends often think I've lost my mind given how many times I run speedtests on handsets in the process of reviewing them. The reason I'm compulsive about testing...

24 by Brian Klug on 1/13/2012

Verizon Announces Jetpack - Two new LTE-enabled WiFi Hotspots

Recently, Verizon made some waves by EOLing its entire LTE data card and personal portable hotspot line. It was pretty much obvious at that point that replacements would be...

2 by Brian Klug on 1/9/2012

AT&T Flips the LTE Switch in 11 Markets, Sprint Announces its First 4 LTE Markets

Today has been a busy day for wireless carriers in the USA, with both AT&T and Sprint making 4G LTE related announcements. AT&T today enabled LTE service in 11...

5 by Brian Klug on 1/5/2012

Motorola Droid RAZR Review - A Better Clad Bionic

Recently Motorola unleashed a bunch of devices it was keeping up its sleeve, and the latest for Verizon is the Motorola Droid RAZR. A while ago we reviewed the...

75 by Brian Klug on 12/16/2011

The iPhone 4S, HSPA+, and When HSPA+ is Real 4G

A while after the iPhone 4S announcement, I posted a piece on the iPhone 4S' cellular architecture and talked about the new inclusion of HSPA+ alongside CDMA2000 1x/EVDO and...

54 by Brian Klug on 10/9/2011

Initial AT&T LTE Devices Launching August 21

We've known for some time now that AT&T's 4G LTE network is slated to start turning on this summer, and now we have some dates for when the first...

7 by Brian Klug on 8/16/2011

T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide Review - Photographers Wanted

When T-Mobile launched the G2, I was super psyched. It was an HTC-designed slider, ran the stock Android UI, and happened to be one of the first phones running...

24 by Vivek Gowri on 8/12/2011

Clearwire Makes its LTE Advanced Plans Official

We've suspected for a long time now that this was inevitable, but Clearwire today announced its official intent to build an "LTE Advanced-ready" network alongside its existing WiMAX network...

8 by Brian Klug on 8/3/2011

Novatel Wireless MiFi 4510L Review - The Best 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot?

A while back we explored almost all of Verizon’s 4G LTE network launch hardware - two USB modems, the Samsung SCH-LC11 hotspot, and the HTC Thunderbolt, to be exact...

24 by Brian Klug on 7/14/2011

Samsung Droid Charge Review - Droid Goes LTE

Samsung is doing something interesting lately. Instead of outright releasing Galaxy S 2 in the US, each carrier is getting a mid-cycle refresh of the Galaxy S with 4G...

61 by Brian Klug on 6/22/2011

This Just In: Samsung Droid Charge - The First Verizon 4G LTE Droid

This morning the Samsung Droid Charge arrived on our doorstep, and we've got a few initial impressions and some photos to tide you over until the full review. Last...

42 by Brian Klug on 5/3/2011

HTC Thunderbolt Review: The First Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone

We've spent a long time testing Verizon's first 4G LTE enabled smartphone, the HTC Thunderbolt. We're finally ready with the complete review. It's got the fastest cellular connectivity around...

71 by Brian Klug on 4/27/2011

Verizon 4G LTE: Two Datacards and a WiFi Hotspot Massively Reviewed

2011 is going to be a year dominated by fourth generation network everything—handsets, portable hotspots, datacards, and news of networks lighting up in each regional market. There’s a veritable...

31 by Brian Klug on 4/27/2011

Samsung Infuse 4G Announced

Rounding out the devices AT&T has announced this morning is the Samsung Infuse 4G, which packs a huge 4.5" Super AMOLED plus display. We're not certain what plus adds...

14 by Brian Klug on 1/5/2011

HTC Inspire 4G with New HTC Sense Announced

HTC CEO Peter Chou just announced the HTC Inspire 4G. Details about the HTC Inspire 4G's hardware stack are relatively scant, but the 4.3" screen begets a platform likely...

6 by Brian Klug on 1/5/2011

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