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Amazon’s old Kindle 3G devices will lose internet access in December

Mobile network operators are getting ready to shut down their 3G networks in order to free up resources for 5G. In the US, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all expected to pull the plug by the end of 2022. Odds are that most smartphone users have already migrated to 4G or newer devices, but there […]

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Google’s GameSnacks are web games optimizes for slow internet connections

While smartphones have become a global phenomenon in recent years, speedy internet access isn’t quite as universal — many folks are still relying on relatively slow 2G or 3G wireless networks. So while many mobile app and web developers are taking advantage of the possibilities of high-speed wireless internet access, one of Google’s latest projects […]

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2nd-gen LG Watch Urbane is first Android Wear device with 4G support

Most smartwatches are designed to pair with your smartphone to display notifications, media controls, and other information on your wrist. But a handful (or wristful) of smartwatches have their own cellular modems, allowing you to use them even when your phone isn’t around. Up until now that’s a feature that hasn’t been available for watches […]

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Vinci launches $200 MV 7 kids tablet with 3G capabilities

It’s hard out there for an Android tablet maker these days — it’s tough to compete with Samsung, LG, and Asus in terms of features, and it’s hard to compete with Amazon, Google, Dell and HP on price. So my first though when I saw the Vinci MV 7 tablet with a 7 inch screen […]

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Huawei UltraStick could bring 3G to low-cost tablets

There are basically two ways to offer a 3G-capable tablet. You can offer hardware that has built-in cellular data capabilities, or you can offer a WiFi-only tablet and an optional 3G adapter. Huawei has a slightly different approach. The company is starting to push its new UltraStick solution which is a tiny 3G module that […]

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Republic Wireless exits beta, launches $19/month unlimited wireless network

Republic Wireless is an unusual phone company which offers unlimited talk, text, and data for just $19 per month. What’s the catch? Well, despite what it says on the website, there are a few. First, you get a choice of exactly one phone at the moment: A $249 Motorola DEFY XT. Second, the phone is […]

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Google launches 32GB Nexus 7 tablet, 3G model coming in November

Google is introducing two new versions of the Google Nexus 7 tablet: one with 32GB of storage, and another with integrated 3G. And as expected, the company is killing of the 8GB model and adjusting prices. Starting today you can pick up a 16GB Nexus 7 tablet for $199 and a 32GB model for $249 […]

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Asus ME370TG hits the FCC: Meet the 3G Nexus 7

Google is holding an event on Monday, where the company is expected to introduce new products including a new Nexus smartphone and an updated Nexus 7 tablet. It’s almost certain that we’ll see a 32GB model of the Nexus 7, and now it looks like we’ll probably see a 3G model as well. A new […]