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4G Decoded: WiMAX, LTE and the Next Generation Cell Phone Networks

Part of being a smart consumer is understanding how technology works, why we use it the way we do, and what that barrage of acronyms and PR jargon means. We're here to help you make sense of it all, and to give you a better appreciation of how those transistors, pixels, and antennae come together to deliver the conveniences of the modern world to you. If you thought our guide to 3G tech was co...

Format Wars: A History of What-Could-Have-Been, From Betamax to Dvorak

Other than the frenzied anticipation for the coming breed of tablet PCs, the one topic that dominates the mindspace of the technorati these days is the world of e-readers. More specifically, a great debate is brewing; each of the e-readers and their associated online book stores favor differing standards and file formats, and we may have another good ole fashioned format war on our hands. (Nothin...

Introducing Rover, the Pay-As-You-Go 4G Mobile Broadband

With everyone else trying to lock you into contracts, instituting data caps and jacking up prices, Clearwire's new Rover mobile broadband service seems like a breath of fresh air. The pay-as-you-go, contract-free 4G WiMAX service starts at $5 a day for access, with weekly and monthly passes available for $20 and $50, respectively. To use Rover, customers need either the Rover Stick USB modem ($99...

Sprint's HTC Evo 4G Available Now, Battery Life Still an Issue

The first U.S.'s first 4G smartphone is officially available this morning. The HTC Evo 4G can be snagged for $199 (after a mail-in rebate) when you sign a two year contract with Sprint. With a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, a 4.3-inch touchscreen, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording HD video, a front facing camera for video calls and HDMI out, the spec sheet of the Evo 4G reads like a geek's w...

HTC Evo Brings 4G-Powered Android Superphone to Sprint

Share While AT&T and Verizon have been duking it out over who has the most 3G coverage and firing iPhone, Droid, and Nexus One salvos at each other, Sprint has been quietly sitting back waiting to deliver its unexpected coup de grâce. Yesterday, at the CTIA mobile event in Vegas, the second tier provider announced the first 4G phone available in the U.S. -- and it's a monster. The An...

The Great CES Swindle: Five Years of Flaunting and Failing

Since long before Switched was even a twinkle in the Internet's eye, we've been making the annual January pilgrimage to Sin City to pay homage to the tech gods. And every year -- sometimes days, sometimes weeks, or sometimes months after the fact -- we realize that we done got played. We inevitably find that, at some point, amid the hustle and bustle, the lights and music and product pitches, we...

FCC Chairman Dreams of Free Mobile Internet for All Americans

Just over a year ago, we were all making bitter beer faces at FCC chairman Kevin Martin for not going along with a delightful sounding "free Internet" plan. Now, it seems the main man's tune has changed. During a recent interview, Martin stated that there was a "social obligation in making sure everybody could participate in the next generation of broadband services because, increasingly, that's w...

The iPhone Has One Touch Screen -- the DMedia Phone Has Two.

Add dMedia to the list of companies that have caught WiMax fever. The company's next-gen WiMax-based cell phone, the F200, is sure to inspire gadget lust in even the most hardened of cynics. Now that WiMax -- the next-gen, wide-area wireless network -- is beginning to catch fire across the globe, companies like dMedia are rushing to get innovative products to the market that will take advant...

The 'WiMax' Computer Revolution is Upon Us

Well the OQO wasn't alone for long. At a joint press conference with Sprint and Intel yesterday Asus announced that in 2008 it would be launching several laptops with WiMax capabilities, including an update of the popular sub-notebook the Eee PC, though adding WiMax requires using Windows XP instead of Linux. WiMax is the next generation wireless network technology championed by Intel. Sprint is...

OQO's Tiny PC Is First Computer On Sprint's New Wi-Max Network

You may not be familiar with the OQO 02 but the company is making some big announcements today regarding its pre-UMPC UMPC (Ultra-Mobile PC). This tiny little device is a getting trio of upgrades that make the miniature Via-powered Windows computer even more lust worthy. First up is a 64-gigabyte SSD (Solid State Drive). The 64-gig of Flash won't hold your massive collection of illegally downlo...