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12Mb/sec to a mobile telephone, but is it a new generation?

Verizon has launched the HTC Thunderbolt, bringing 12Mb/sec data to a mobile phone if you can get coverage, but whether or not it is the first 4G phone is a rather more complicated question. The Thunderbolt is certainly a nice enough phone – Android 2.2 with HTC's Sense interface layered on top, up to 12Mb/sec download and 5Mb …
Bill Ray, 16 Mar 2011
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Three 'human hotspots' hand out free Wi-Fi

Mobile phone network Three is highlighting gadget users' need for "a strong and reliable 3G connection" by... er... giving them free Wi-Fi access. Three today sent out "human hotspots", each equipped with one of the carrier's MiFi HSDPA modem-cum-access point gadgets. Three MiFi malarkey Anyone who spots one of these white …
Hard Reg, 19 Nov 2010
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Orange intros MiFi gadget, refreshes mobile data deals

Orange has rejigged its mobile broadband offerings. It has also introduced a Wi-Fi modem for punters who want to share an HSDPA 3G link among several gadgets. The modem is the Novatel Wireless 3352, a new model that launches today. It can share the 7.2Mb/s HSDPA connection between five devices. It also contains a Micro SD card …
Tony Smith, 3 Nov 2010
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Vodafone tunes Wi-Fi hotspot dongle

It's got a Micro SDHC slot and the ability to share an HSDPA 3G connection with up to five devices over 802.11b/g Wi-Fi - yes, it's Vodafone's Wi-Fi R201 mobile hotspot. Vodafone R201 The R201 is the carrier's answer to the likes of Three's MiFi - aka the Huawei E5, reviewed here - though it's not the first time Vodafone has …
Tony Smith, 17 Aug 2010
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Ads watchdog whacks Orange over coverage claim

Orange has been told not to claim in its adverts that its 3G mobile broadband network "covers more people in the UK" than any other operator's network does - at least without defining 'coverage' more tightly. The judgement, from the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), follows a complaint from rival carrier Three, which …
Tony Smith, 30 Jun 2010
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Three intros second-gen MiFi

Three will release its second-generation MiFi modem-meets-hotspot gadget next month. Like the original MiFi, the new model is a rebadged device - this time the E585 - from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. The new version sports a better, OLED display and one-touch operation, Three said. Three Huawei E585 The new screen …
Tony Smith, 11 Jun 2010
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Mobile Broadband

Group Test Mobile broadband is a grand concept. The idea of being able to grab your notebook and modem, hop in the car and surf the web while sitting amid the Wordsworthian splendour of Ullswater, or on the 10:15 from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston, is beguiling. Mobile Broadband - Vodafone Of course, you may get a rude …
Alun Taylor, 11 May 2010
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Orange restyles mobile broadband deals

Orange has tweaked its mobile broadband contracts, adjusting its existing deals slightly and introducing its 'animal' branding to the array of tariffs on offer. Contracts continue to run for a month or 18 months, with Huawei's E1752 modem respectively setting punters back £29 or nothing at all. Orange is also offering Option's …
Tony Smith, 5 May 2010
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O2 intros 'light use' mobile broadband deal

O2 has adjusted its Mobile Broadband monthly subscription rates, adding a 1GB data transfer limit package for more casual users. The tariff is available for £10 a month on an 18-month contract, or for a single £10 payment for one month's tie-in. A Huawei E169 modem come free with the longer contract - and O2 will give you …
Tony Smith, 26 Feb 2010
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Student racks up £8000 mobile broadband bill

Orange has hit a student with a bill for almost eight grand for using a 3G dongle in France for a month. The salutary story of William Harrison, 22, now in his third year a Nottingham University, was told in this weekend's Observer newspaper. Last summer, Harrison signed up for Orange dongle so he would have internet access …
Tony Smith, 22 Feb 2010
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Virgin offers cut-price data roaming in Europe

Virgin Media today launched new packages to allow its mobile customers send and receive data in Europe rather more cheaply than they have been able to so far. According to Virgin's roaming rates, its punters are currently billed £5 for every megabyte of data they send and receive while abroad. That rate applies to both pay-as …
Tony Smith, 22 Feb 2010
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O2 claims win in UK mobile broadband speed test

A survey of UK mobile broadband speeds commissioned by O2 gives the carrier the thumbs up for network performance. The "comprehensive" survey was carried out for O2 by Siroda, a radio engineering, measurement and benchmarking consultancy that's been doing the sort of thing for 20-odd years. And both firms insisted the data had …
Tony Smith, 22 Feb 2010
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Sony Ericsson Yari

Review At first glance the Sony Ericsson Yari gives a very good impression of a lowish-end slider, with its so-so looks and smallish screen. Look a little closer, however, and it becomes clear that the Yari is a lot more fun than it first appears, with Wii-style gesture-recognition gaming, a 5Mp camera, aGPS and HSDPA fast internet …
Dave Oliver, 19 Jan 2010
LG New Chocolate BL40

LG New Chocolate BL40 movie phone

Review LG's first Chocolate was promoted as a style phone but now, several incarnations in, its become more than just a sweet talker. The LG New Chocolate BL40 looks like nothing else (except perhaps a bar of Cadbury's Bourneville), with its 21:9 cinematic widescreen and elongated proportions. Yet, besides its unusual look, it also has …
Dave Oliver, 26 Oct 2009
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LG GD910 Watch Phone

Review Smartphones we are familiar with. Watches too. But combining the two is quite rare. Sure, there are sports watches that can collect information about training sessions and share it with a computer. Those with longer memories will recall things like Casio’s data bank watches with their weeny keyboards, and there was the Palm OS …
Sandra Vogel, 22 Sep 2009
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Peugeot to offer in-car Wi-Fi in 2010

Peugeot is to turn its cars into mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. Early next year, the French carmaker will offer an optional in-car wireless router that uses a HSDPA 3G modem as a backhaul. Dubbed WiFi On Board, the box will allow the user to connect using whichever carrier he or she prefers. At this stage, it's not clear to what …
Tony Smith, 15 Sep 2009
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Cutting the cord: future mobile broadband tech

Wireless telephony is undergoing a revolution, with technology and implementation philosophy each holding the other back in turn as the industry struggles towards wireless nirvana. Engineers have spent the last few decades squeezing more data into the same wireless bandwidth, a process that is deep into the realm of …
Bill Ray, 14 Jul 2009
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Nokia's N97 flagship to sail in this month

Nokia’s flagship handset, the N97, will finally be available to buy in Blighty later this month. Nokia_N97_03 Nokia's N97: will it live up to the hype? The phone, which features a 3.5in display, 5Mp camera and 3.6Mb/s HSDPA 3G, cropped up for pre-order on the websites of various online retailers following Nokia’s recent …

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