4G

What do 4G and LTE mean to smartphone shoppers?

Image from: Smartphone Image / Shutterstock Carriers are spending billions of dollars on improving their networks touting 4G and/or LTE. From the carrier perspective they are hoping to transition customers to these newer technology networks as they are less expensive to maintain. From the consumer perspective (at least those with smartphones) this is great news as 4G / LTE networks offer faster data speeds making for a better experience. At

Live From CES: Windows Phones Step Up to the Plate

Image from: iofoto / Shutterstock Once again most of the free world has descended on Las Vegas to check out the latest from technology companies big and small at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. And once again, Compete is here to help those companies understand how consumers use digital tools to research, select and buy all those great gadgets. The show officially kicked off this morning and already some key

Is October 4th Time for the 5th iPhone?

It’s 7:15AM. I’m startled awake to the sound of a pinball machine and I can’t seem to ever find the power button on my iPhone 3GS to silence the alarm. I’m tired, but now I’m awake and holding my phone so I check my email. I check Facebook. I check MacRumors. For three months, I didn’t see any news about the iPhone 5, but today Apple announced a press event

The Number 4 Gives You Some Street Cred

Wireless carriers have been talking a lot about 4G lately – fastest, LTE, best network, largest 4G network, – but what does it all mean?  Our clients are certainly asking us how this weighs into a consumer’s decision when picking out a new mobile phone.  So, we decided to ask consumers a few questions to see just how savvy they are about this new technology. Short answer: Not very! For

The Search is on for the Best"¦EVO?

HTC certainly seems to be making its mark in the wireless world.  In March, T-Mobile began selling the HTC HD2, VZW began a prelaunch of the HTC Incredible, and perhaps most interesting of all Sprint officially announced the release of the HTC EVO, the first 4G device in America.  All these android devices are major launches for their respective carriers, but the HTC EVO appears to be the device making

You Say You Want a 4G EVOlution. Well, you know"¦.

Recently, Sprint announced its latest device, the HTC EVO, crammed with impressive features such as two built in cameras, HD video capabilities, a 4.3 inch touch screen display, and even a little extendable leg to prop the HTC EVO up for easy video viewing.  However, the most trend-setting feature of them all may be its 4G network technology.  4G, or 4th generation, marks the next big step in mobile phone