Apple Announces LTE iPad Availability In China

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China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world, officially partnered with Apple last year.
China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world, officially partnered with Apple last year.

Apple has announced that the LTE iPad Air and iPad mini are now available in China. Cellular iPad models have been on sale in the country already, but today marks Apple’s adoption of the local TD-SCDMA network standard.

Here’s the full press release:

AT&T and Verizon’s LTE Networks Are Finally Neck And Neck

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Back when AT&T first started rolling out its nationwide LTE network in late 2011, it was at least a year behind Verizon. In fact, when the third-gen iPad launched with LTE last year, we were hard pressed to recommend an AT&T model simply because LTE coverage was so lame compared to Verizon.

But things have changed. Thanks to aggressive pushes into new markets, AT&T and Verizon are now pretty much nose-and-nose when total number of LTE markets is compared.

Get 100% Free High Speed 4G LTE Internet With FreedomPop Hotspot [Deals]

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This Cult of Mac Deals offer puts high-speed 4G LTE Internet access in the palm of your hand!

With the Freedom Spot MiFi you can take internet connectivity with you wherever you go – all at blazing fast LTE speed. Connect up to 10 of your mobile devices at once to surf, stream, game, and update with no restrictions. With speeds up to 25mbps, you can even stream HD videos from Netflix. And Cult of Mac Deals has this revolutionary device for only $199 for a limited time – including free shipping! Now, Sprint’s recent upgrade to Spark LTE, this device will be faster than ever.

The iPad Air Is A 24+ Hour LTE Hotspot

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The iPad Air might be almost a third lighter than the iPad 4, but Apple insists it gets all the same battery life as previous generations, and it looks like the evidence proves it: not only does the iPad Air get the same 10 hours of battery life in general, but it also gets an incredible 24 hours as an LTE hotspot.

Nokia To Announce iPad & iPod Shuffle Competitors Tomorrow [Rumor]

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Apple isn’t the only consumer electronics giant hosting a major press event tomorrow. Nokia is also gearing up to make a number of big announcements at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi, and they won’t all be new Lumia smartphones.

The Finnish firm is also expected to unveil a Windows-powered iPad competitor with a 10.1-inch 1080p display — pictured above and below — and a new music player called the “Nokia Guru” that hopes to take on the iPod shuffle.

Chinese Manufacturer Teases World’s First Smartphone With 2K Display

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When it comes to smartphone displays, how many pixels is too many? Most of us believe the current crop of 1080p displays shipping with today’s flagships provide more than enough for our handheld devices, but Chinese manufacturer Vivo disagrees.

The company has begun teasing the Xplay3S, its new smartphone that will become the world’s first with a 2K display. 

The New iPhones Will Support All Four Of The U.K.’s 4G Carriers, Despite What Apple Says

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When Apple updated its website on Tuesday and added the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to its online store, we were surprised to see that it was only advertising support for two of the U.K.’s four 4G carriers — EE and Vodafone. But don’t worry, both Three and O2 have confirmed that the devices will support their new LTE networks, too.