FORTUNE -- If you're looking to signs that China Mobile (CHL) is getting set to start offering its 740 million subscribers iPhones -- and what Apple (AAPL) investor isn't? -- the carrier's website has been offering some strong hints. Take, for example, the attached promo that shows China Mobile customers communicating with a variety of smartphones and tablets -- including Apple's -- on beaches, in beds, at the office.
The text (as translated by Google) reads:
"Want to be a pioneer in 4G LTE experience, enjoy one second to download video, online real-time video calls, real-time HD video surveillance? This is no longer a dream! To between 18 December and 18 January 2013, Shenzhen Mobile will recruit 365 4G LTE open and friendly customer experience across the city, the first network terminal, a full range of business and other fun test! You can be friendly and customers CPE provided by our card in the LTE coverage area free experience or six months on the 4G network. An opportunity not to be missed? Immediately enroll now!"
That 18 January 2013 date is not a typo. Chinese New Year -- the country's big shopping event -- falls on Jan. 31 this year.
The Korean giant wants to deliver 5G network technology by 2020.
By Peter Suciu
FORTUNE -- While many mobile phone users are still making calls, sending texts, and surfing the web over a 3G network and have yet to upgrade to a 4G handset, South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung says it has successfully developed the world's first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimeter-wave Ka bands for communications -- MOREMay 16, 2013 11:55 AM ET
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* Google (GOOG) is seeking partnerships with automakers to eventually bring its self-driving car technology to real-world drivers. Though, the company still needs to conduct "millions of miles" of testing, and it may take another decade to bring to market. (The Wall Street Journal)
* One good thing to come out of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 26, 2012 3:30 AM ET
Offers full refunds rather than stop marketing the new iPad as "Wi-Fi + 4G"
The dispute down under that landed Apple (AAPL) in an Australian federal court Tuesday is a bit more complicated than initial reports suggested.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald's Lucy Battersby, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACC) contacted Apple on March 15 -- the day before the new iPad went on sale -- expressing concern about the name MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 28, 2012 6:36 AM ET
Most seem to be even more impressed with the latest tablet than the tech press was
RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky: 'New iPad' - Incremental? Really? We would argue it will maintain Apple's Tablet dominance, especially when considered in context with Apple's powerful ecosystem (iTunes, iTunes Store, iCloud, iOS, App Store, carrier/store distribution, etc)... The new iPad raises the performance bar, with the highest resolution screen on a tablet and the A5X processor MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 8, 2012 7:29 AM ET
After the reports of the past few days, is there any room left for surprise?
The latest details, with links:
Unveiling scheduled for March 7, release likely by March 9
2048×1536 "Retina" display (double the resolution of iPads 1 and 2)
Quad-core A-6 chip, perhaps replacing the dual-core chip in the current iPad
4G LTE Qualcomm (QCOM) chipset, signaling that the next iPhone will be 4G too
Still unknown: Where the unveiling will take place, at the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 14, 2012 9:40 AM ET
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* Late last night, Netflix (NFLX) announced via blog post that it is totally separating its DVD business from the streaming business and dubbing the former "Qwikster." Qwikster will be run by ex-Netflix exec Andy Rendich and will have separate user accounts, movie ratings and billing. Coming soon to the newly-christened service: Xbox 360, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 19, 2011 3:30 AM ET
The HTC Thunderbolt's Internet speed is not only faster than any other phone, it may be faster than your home wired Internet connection.
Verizon (VZ) launched its LTE 4G wireless service in the U.S. at the end of last year. Until last week however, the only way to tap into that superfast wireless network was to buy a USB dongle and plug it into your laptop.
That all changed with the MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 24, 2011 5:08 PM ET
Both are not entirely new or incredibly groundbreaking but are both interesting for the reasons outlined below.
AT&T (T) was first up today with the announcement of the Inspire 4G, the company's first 4G phone. As far as specs and aesthetics are concerned, it is pretty much on par with Sprint's (S) EVO 4G, with an 8 megapixel camera, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4.3" screen, etc. The Inspire doesn't have a front-facing MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 2, 2011 12:52 AM ET
It's a great ploy to win over new customers, but unlimited data plans will prove problematic for Verizon in the long term.
By this time tomorrow, millions of Americans who have been clamoring for an iPhone without AT&T service will finally have the option: Verizon Wireless is expected to announce the availability of the iPhone running on its network. Not only that, but if reports prove accurate, Verizon will allow iPhone MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 10, 2011 2:39 PM ET
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