AT&T recently revealed that they are planning to shut down their 2G wireless network by 2017. The majority of carriers including AT&T have been pushing their customers to make the switch to a 3G or 4G phone. AT&T stated that they did not expect any problems having customers transition to 3G or 4G, but with the switch comes the requirement of using a smartphone.
For some this may not be a problem, they will finally be able to experience the glory that comes with owning a smartphone. But for others, using a smartphone presents a problem. I know my grandmom still uses an old flip phone and could care less to about buying a smartphone. She said to learn how to use a smartphone, she needs to attend a special university. Is there no work around for this group of people? Only time will tell.
The latest rumor making its rounds around the internet is Samsung including a Super AMOLED Plus display which would allow the Galaxy III to showcase its 4.65inch screen at 720p HD resolution. You may be wondering what in the world a 720p HD display even looks like, well here is a side by side comparison.
The difference between the two is very clear and quite stunning.
With that being said, we can most likely expect the Samsung Galaxy III to be hitting stores sometime in May as AsiaE has reported that carrier testing is currently underway.
Are you ready for the Samsung Galaxy III? We know we are.
Apple recently released their iOS 5.1 update and for AT&T iPhone 4S users many were shocked to see a 4G icon appear on their screens. Currently AT&T does not have true 4G so is this a sign of things to come? Or is Apple just pushing AT&T’s HSPA+/4G network. Either way, users will see slightly faster speeds compared to 3G, however, AT&T’s billed 4G is nowhere near as fast as LTE 4G, which is currently the only true 4G available.
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After losing in court to an angry customer who’s data was throttled, AT&T has decided to outline their unlimited data throttling process to its customers. Customers lucky enough to be grandfathered in for the unlimited data plan and using 3G or 4G (HSPA+) smartphones, your data will be throttled after 3GB of usage. Customers who are using 4G (LTE) smartphones, data throttling begins at 5GB of usage.
If you go past those limits, we can only assume AT&T will slow your data down to a snails crawl, if your lucky maybe a zombie shuffle. Let us know in the commentswhat you think of cellphone companies throttling your data usage.
Reports have surfaced that the latest edition to the Samsung Galaxy family, the Samsung Galaxy III will measure in at a relatively slim size of 7 mm. The Droid RAZR, which is currently one of the thinnest phones on the market measures in at 7.1 mm, so you can imagine how thin we are talking.
The Samsung Galaxy III is rumored to be released this upcoming May and will feature a 8megapixel rear camera and 2megapixel front-facing camera. Look for the device to run on Google’s latest operating system, Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich). Multiple reports have cited that the Galaxy III will sport 2GB of RAM, have a quad core processor, and will also be 4G LTE compatible.
If this news is all true, the Samsung Galaxy III will be a hard phone to beat this year. Let us know in the comments what you think of the latest rumors.