Sprint has announced today that it is set to acquire 100% ownership of Clearwire in a deal worth $2.97 per share — or roughly $2.2 billion. The carrier says it plans to utilize Clearwire’s 2.5 GHz spectrum, which will be migrated to 4G LTE standards, to achieve “operational efficiencies and improved service for customers.”
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In celebration of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D, Lucasfilm released a Darth Maul Me app onto the Android Market. Since Verizon has a standing Star Wars theme going with their DROID series, they figured it was a good opportunity to hold a contest — for a non-DROID phone!? Well, there is a contest, and up for grabs is 1 of 5 LG Spectrums. All you have to do to win, is follow these simple instructions:
LG was proud to announce that their HD LTE handset, the Optimus LTE, has surpassed 1 million units sold. That’s not too shaby for an LTE Android device launched only 3 months ago. The LG Optimus LTE is known here in the States as the the Nitro HD on AT&T and the Spectrum on Verizon. Neither device has been available that long so it will be interesting to see how they sell in the US as compared to Korea, where the device was launched.
While AT&T goes through hell and back to get their hands on some spectrum, Verizon has announced it will be selling it for $199 —the LG Spectrum, that is. The LG Spectrum is Verizon’s latest LTE offering and features some impressive specs at at a decent price.
Up until now, no LTE device on Verizon has been able to support global roaming (no, not global warming, global roaming), in part because of a network issues that prevents LTE phones from roaming in non-CDMA markets. But now, thanks to some network enhancements and unannounced global GSM/WCDMA roaming capability in the DROID 4 and LG Spectrum, both devices will have global roaming support enabled by the first half of the year. Here’s what Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney had to say:
LG Announces New Lineup Of Smart TVs With Google TV, As Well As The 4.5″ True HD IPS Display Spectrum For Verizon
At LG’s press event today, LG announced its new lineup of Smart TVs featuring Google TV. Not much was detailed about the LMG860 and LMG620, but both will feature Google TV integration as well as LG’s own Smart TV setup. Just as I predicted, more native integration of Google TV, and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait until it almost becomes standard to have a TV with GTV, but until then, let’s just enjoy what CES has to offer. Alongside their Smart TV announcement, came the announcement of their newest 4.5’ True HD IPS display smartphone, the LG Spectrum.