Yesterday there were some allegations made about whether Apple is intentionally throttling cellular data throughput on iPhones and iPads via some files used for network provisioning. The original source post has since been deleted, so I am linking to the always-awesome Tmonews instead. The reality is that this is simply not the case. Apple doesn't limit cellular data throughput on its devices — there's both no incentive for them to do so, and any traffic management is better off done in the packet core of the respective network operator rather than on devices. Sideloading tweaked carrier bundles isn't going to magically increase throughput, either. At a high level, some of this seemed plausible at first, as this wouldn't be the first time that a handset...

Verizon and AT&T: State of the LTE Spectrum Union

In two deals announced late last week, Verizon Wireless has expanded its spectrum holdings through deals that will give it control over various frequencies, almost all in the AWS...

39 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/7/2011

Samsung and AT&T Announce Galaxy Tab 8.9, Six new LTE Markets

Not to be outdone by Verizon with its LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab 10.1 (which we reviewed), Samsung and AT&T today announced that it's introducing an LTE enabled Galaxy Tab 8.9...

9 by Brian Klug on 11/14/2011

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid: AT&T's First LTE Phones Launch Nov. 6

As if we didn't have enough phones to review, AT&T, HTC and Samsung announced today the first LTE phones to launch on AT&T's newly rolled out network. The five...

16 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/31/2011

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

AT&T Tweets SGSII Availability: October 2nd For $199

We knew it'd come after Sprint's variant was released, but we didn't know how long we'd have to wait. AT&T saw fit to let us know, in a tweet...

12 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/21/2011

Acer Iconia Tab A501 Coming To AT&T's HSPA+ Network

Acer made a value play with their Acer Iconia A500, and the results left something to be desired. How much of that was Honeycomb growing pains is hard to...

1 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/12/2011

HTC Titan Stretches Mango To 4.7" On AT&T

And hot on the heels of Samsung's Mango news, HTC has announced they're bringing their surprisingly thin HTC Titan to AT&T with Windows Phone 7.5 in tow. We first...

15 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/12/2011

Samsung Brings Mango To AT&T This Fall

Not content to flood the market in Android variants, Samsung is starting their roll out of Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) devices. The release we received this morning was scant...

6 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/12/2011

Department of Justice Files to Block AT&T-T-Mobile Merger

The United States Justice Department has filed to block AT&T's proposed buyout of T-Mobile today, saying that the merger would "remove a significant competitive force from the market." The potential...

16 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/31/2011

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

RIM Announces BlackBerry Torch 9810, Bold 9900, Torch 9860 - 2011 Lineup

Almost exactly a year ago, AT&T and RIM announced the BlackBerry Torch 9800, which we reviewed and found brought a much-needed new WebKit based browser and OS update, but...

11 by Brian Klug on 8/3/2011

AT&T Officially Confirms Throttling Plans for Heaviest Users

There has been considerable talk and rumor in the last week about AT&T considering throttling the heaviest users on its 3G networks. Turns out those rumors were true, as...

24 by Brian Klug on 7/29/2011

Leaks Suggest Droid Bionic Will Give Birth To Atrix LTE for AT&T

The last several days have seen lots of speculation about an AT&T branded Motorola phone whose model number (MB865) mirrors that of the long awaited Droid Bionic (XT865). So...

8 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/28/2011

HP Veer 4G Review - Getting Us Excited for Pre 3

We touched on the Veer when it first hit our doorstep with a this just in post, and since then I’ve been using the device daily and trying to...

26 by Brian Klug on 6/7/2011

AT&T Update Enables HSUPA on Motorola Atrix, HTC Inspire - Our Analysis

With just a day left in April, AT&T made good on its promise to enable HSUPA for its two newest HSPA+ enabled smartphones, the Motorola Atrix and HTC Inspire...

21 by Brian Klug on 5/1/2011

Motorola's ATRIX 4G: Tegra 2 Smartphone & Netbook in One

Motorola just announced its flagship Tegra 2 based smartphone: the ATRIX 4G. Running Android 2.2, the ATRIX 4G has a pair of Cortex A9s running at 1GHz inside NVIDIA's...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2011

AT&T Announces 4G LTE Plans

Anand and I rushed from the LG press conference over to AT&T's, where CEO Ralph de la Vega has just announced the carrier's LTE plans for the future. Some...

13 by Brian Klug on 1/5/2011

AT&T 3G MicroCell: A Comprehensive Exploration

Over the past two years the carrier debate has really heated up. AT&T has been dangling its waning iPhone exclusivity while Verizon has poked fun at the former's 3G...

61 by Brian Klug on 4/1/2010

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