U.S. Cellular's First LTE Devices to Be Smartphone, Tablet
The first Long Term Evolution devices to be launched by U.S. Cellular will be a smartphone and a tablet, according to filings made by the carrier. U.S. Cellular has already said that it plans to launch LTE during the first quarter of 2012, and will cover approximately 25% of its service footprint with the speedier network. U.S. Cellular had not previously indicated what its first LTE devices would be. Other carriers have chosen to launch LTE mobile hotspots and laptop dongles before phones and tablets. U.S. Cellular said that it is working with a single hardware maker for both devices. The smartphone will use LTE for data, and rely on U.S. Cellular's CDMA network for voice services. The company won't deploy Voice over LTE until 2013 the earliest.
US Cellular Coverage Reaches Google's Project Fi
Google has updated its Project Fi app in order to take advantage of cellular coverage offered by U.S. Cellular.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Apple Refreshes the Apple Watch with LTE
Apple today updated its smartwatch with several new features. Notably, the Apple Watch Series 3 gains an optional LTE radio for connections when phones aren't around or available.
U.S. Cellular Says LTE Buildout Largely Complete
U.S. Cellular has finished building its LTE network, said the company, which now provides LTE coverage to 99% of its customers.
25% of 2 is .5, so that would equal to half a state. So which state is the lucky one?