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CDMA vs. GSM: What’s the difference between these cellular standards?

If you're in the market for a new smartphone or carrier, you've likely encountered the acronyms CDMA and GSM before. Check out our brief explanation on the two wireless standards covering their availability and functionality.
Mobile

Will that unlocked phone work with your wireless carrier? Here’s how to tell

There are many benefits to buying your smartphone unlocked, but it can be hard to tell which carriers' networks are supported by unlocked phones. Here's everything you need to know about which bands work on which networks.
Mobile

Verizon will shut down its 2G CDMA network by 2019

Verizon has announced that it will shut down its 2G CDMA network by 2019. It'll work to transition the service's remaining users to LTE in the intervening years.
Mobile

Verizon starts the slow process to becoming an LTE-only network

A network researcher has discovered Verizon is in the process of testing out using its 3G bandwidth for LTE purposes, as it starts the long, slow process to becoming an LTE-only network.
Mobile

Rumor: Revised Nexus 4 ready for Google I/O launch could gain CDMA and 4G LTE support

A rumor has hinted Google and LG may launch a revised Nexus 4 handset during Google I/O, and that it will incorporate both a CDMA radio and 4G LTE connectivity, two key features missing from the current version.
Mobile

China Telecom to make stateside debut in 2012

China Telecom plans to target Chinese tourists and travelers with a new wireless service. But that might only be the beginning of the provider's plans for a U.S. expansion.
Apple

Sprint, Verizon to unlock iPhone 4S SIM for international use [update – Sprint says no unlock]

Sprint and Verizon will reportedly remove their carrier locks from the iPhone 4S, allowing users to easily (and more cheaply) use their device in other countries.
Android Army

HTC Rhyme unveiled: a classy Verizon phone for the ladies

HTC has unveiled the Rhyme, a 3G Verizon phone that aims to attract women by being pretty upfront about its intentions: it's a purple phone with a glowing charm and matching accessories. Will it work?
Mobile

WiLAN sues Apple, Dell, HP, HTC, and others over wireless tech

Patent holding company WiLAN has filed suit against Apple, HTC, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sierra Wireless and more over wireless communications technologies.
Apple

Rumor: iPhone 4S coming this summer?

We've been teased by iPhone release dates before, usually when they are announcing a delay. Now, we're hearing the next handheld device could be here ahead of schedule.
Apple

Verizon drops unlimited plans, offers iPhone 5 details

We knew it was coming: Verizon joins rival AT&T and kills off its unlimited data plans.
Apple

Apple iPhone for T-Mobile USA allegedly in the works

Rumor has it that the Apple is currently testing its popular iPhone device for the T-Mobile USA network -- and there are pictures to back it up.
Apple

New study finds Verizon iPhone is slower than AT&T iPhone for data downloads

A comprehensive study finds that Verizon's iPhone not only under-performs in data download speeds when compared to AT&T's, but is also slower than other devices on Verizon's own network.
Android Army

HTC Merge sports 3.8-inch display, QWERTY keypad

HTC has formally announced its Android-based Merge smartphone: 3.8-inch screen, 5 megapixel camera, a slide-out QWERTY keypad, and Android 2.2.
Apple

iPad 2 production is underway

In a seemingly prepared "leak," word has it that Apple is beginning production on the iPad 2.
Apple

Verizon iPhone teardown reveals dual-mode GSM-CDMA potential, sparks ‘world phone’ iPhone 5 talk

Teardowns of the Verizon iPhone 4 show that the device could work with both GSM and CDMA networks, revealing concrete potential for a "world phone" iPhone 5.
Mobile

Huawei sues to block Motorola/Nokia Siemens deal

China's Huawei is suing Motorola, claiming that selling its cell phone gear business to Nokia Siemens will hand over Huawei's proprietary technology.
Apple

iPhone 5 spec rumors say it will have an A8 CPU

We're due for the next iPhone model this summer, and it may feature an upgraded processor.