Looks like LTE markets are coming in pairs of four this week. Today AT&T adds four new markets to their ever-growing 4G LTE coverage map, as well as expanding a couple more. Check out the list below to see if you'll be receiving some LTE goodness.
New markets include:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
The markets being expanded are:
Boston area – Metro West, North Shore and South Shore areas
Greater Baltimore region into Anne Arundel County, Ellicott City
Greater Washington, D.C. area – specifically in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties and in Northern Virginia
I'm always glad to see carriers improving and expanding their networks, I long for the day when LTE will be the norm. If your city made the list, let us know how the new speeds are treating you.
We've all heard the talk about Facebook coming out with their own phone. Heck, just yesterday we reported that it's expected to arrive next year. If you were looking forward to this phone, we've got some bad news. CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has squashed them. Head inside to see what he had to say about the issue.
The Verge and Buzzfeed have dug up some old iPhone and iPad prototypes, courtesy of the Apple vs Samsung case filings. Most of the images are codenamed N90, which was the iPhone 4. This gallery also features some iPad design prototypes, even one with a kickstand! Head inside to check out the full gallery.
One thing we're pretty sure will be on the next iPhone will be an NFC chip, at least that's what prototypes suggest. Today comes some new patent applications which suggest Apple has a lot more plans than a simple wallet-like app to take advantage of the NFC technology.
Even though their far behind the competition, Sprint continues to roll out their 4G LTE network to more and more markets just as promised. This time to four new cities in the U.S., which are set to go live sometime before September 3rd:
Manhattan/Junction City, KS
With these four new cities, this brings the Now Network's LTE total markets to around 20. Right now unlimited data is just about the only thing Sprint has going for them, but don't count them out just just yet. With Sprint keeping their unlimited data around for 4G LTE and as they continue to cover more and more markets, I think people will start to switch. As the main selling points of AT&T and Verizon are their coverage.
Is your city on the list? If so let us know when it goes live!
With all the rumors we've heard and the leaks we've seen of the iPhone 5, we can get a pretty good idea of what it's going to look like; at least what we think it'll look like. Today, one developer takes this a bit further; keeping in mind what we think the iPhone 5 might look like, French designer Nak has envisioned what the iPhone 6 may look like. Head inside to check out the beautiful images.
Just days before Apple held their WWDC 2012, Google held their own event dedicated to the “next dimension of Maps” and it looks like it has begun. Today Google rolls out an update for Google Earth which features 3D imagery. Head inside to check out the video.
We haven't heard much about the supposed Facebook phone lately and some have been wondering about it. Well today comes a new report that suggest Facebook will be teaming up with HTC to build the device, and expected to be released sometime mid-2013. Head inside to check out the full report.