Sprint Will Be Moving From WiMAX To LTE Using LightSquared

Looks like another network will see the light with its 4G services and move to the true version of the technology: LTE, or Long Term Evolution. Part of the deal Sprint has made with LightSquared is $9 billion over 15 years to deploy a 4G LTE network compatible with smartphones, tablets, and the like. Sprint and LightSquared aim to cover 260 million Americans with the new 4G LTE service by 2015, and better yet for Sprint, they will be given $4.5 billion in credits towards the LTE and satellite service. Full press release after the break.

myTouch 4G Slide Review: Great Android Slider, “4G” HSPA+ Not A Marvel

T-Mobile will be releasing the myTouch 4G Slide as of publish tomorrow. It has the specs of a champion smartphone: a 1.2GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 8 megapixel camera (which is wide-angled, has rapid fire shooting, HDR, low-light shooting, and finally a wide-aperture lens capable of f2.2), VGA front-facing camera, 3.7-inch Super LCD display, and finally an amazing slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It is also incredibly cool-looking, and despite not being the slimmest QWERTY smartphone on the market, it still is the perfect size. Check out the review after the break; you know you want to!

LG Thrill 4G/HSPA+ Launching For $99 In The Coming Weeks

The LG Thrill 4G will launch in the coming weeks, and for the specs, is worth every penny of the $99 it will cost on a 2-year agreement with AT&T, using their HSPA/4G network with enhanced-backhaul. Oh, and the specs: a dual-core Texas Instruments 1GHz processor, 4.3-inch glasses-free 3D TFT LCD screen at 800X480 pixels, Android 2.2 with the LG skin (upgradeable to Android 2.3 by the end of the year), 512MB RAM, 8GB of internal storage (microSD card support up to 32GB), dual 5 megapixel cameras for recording in 1080p HD in 2D and 720pHD in 3D. There’s also a front-facing VGA camera for video chats and the common FM radio/GPS/WiFi/HDMI-out/DLNA and more. Via: AT&T

Facebook Has An iPad App — Hidden In The Code Of Their iPhone App, Of Course

Despite Mark Zuckerberg’s protests that the iPad is not “mobile enough” to get its own Facebook app, Zuckerberg and Co. have designed and completed a Facebook app for the iPad, which is only usable on jailbroken iPads when run through the iPhone app, where the code for the iPad version is hidden, surprisingly. You can check out MG’s coverage and review (with plenty of screenshots) of the app over at our online buddies site,TechCrunch. Via: TC

Microsoft Has Seeded The Finished Version Of Windows Phone 7 Mango

 Microsoft has made Windows Phone 7 Mango a finished product, according to the Windows Phone Dev Podcast and so has been seeded to developers and manufacturers for use until the August to September time frame for launch, in which case everyone would (and should) be ready with their apps by then. OEMs that will use the update on their current smartphones and upcoming devices include HTC, LG, Samsung, Dell, Acer, Fujitsu, ZTE Corporation and Nokia. Microsoft states that Windows phone 7 Mango will add 500 new features to the operating system, whether they be big or small. Via: WP Dev Podcast