Five for Friday: Instagram alternatives and companion apps

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This week we look at five apps that can enhance your Instagram experience if not replace it altogether.

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Sprint taps 4G LTE-ready LG Viper with April 22 launch

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Sprint today announced that the LG Viper will make its arrival in stores around the country on Sunday, April 22.  As one of  the carrier’s first 4G LTE smartphones, the handset runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and carries a $99.99 price tag. Hardware for the LG Viper includes a 1.2GHz ...

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AT&T readying 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus, rumors indicate

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Is Ma Bell next in line to offer the Android 4.0-powered Galaxy Nexus? Sure sounds like it.

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Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE becomes real, release in Q2 for $199.99

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The pseudo-official has become official, folks! Sprint and HTC have announced the next HTC powerhouse, the HTC EVO 4G LTE. In all honesty, this looks like the biggest announcement since the original EVO 4G, a fitting comparison, given the return of the…gasp! Yes, kickstand! Like the ...

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Sprint smartphone LTE to receive same unlimited data and pricing as 3G and WiMax

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Sprint has a fantastic value going for its plans right now, both in price and the fact that they’re the only US carrier to offer unlimited data without throttling for its smartphones. There was some question as to whether that value would carry over to Sprint’s LTE offering when it ...

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Sprint hangs up on WiMAX devices and shifts entirely to LTE

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Sprint is completely done with releasing WiMAX 4G devices and is ready to move on to 4G LTE, according to new details hitting the wires today.  Speaking at Competitive Carriers Global Expo today, Sprint’s Bob Azzi confirmed that they would be solely focusing on LTE for future smartphones ...

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U.S. Cellular adds 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to lineup

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U.S. Cellular introduces the Android tablet for its first 4G LTE device.

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Samsung rumored to build LTE into next-gen Exynos chipset

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  Samsung’s much-anticipated Galaxy S III may be the first smartphone to have LTE connectivity built directly into the processor, according to new reports.  Korea Times is advising that Samsung has a quad-core chipset shipping with both LTE and HSPA 3G inside. Not only would this help to ...

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Verizon’s 4G LTE network to eclipse 200 markets this week

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Verizon today announced that their 4G LTE network is poised to reach more than 200 markets across the United States. On March 15th, Dothan, Alabama will be but one of seven regions getting LTE network speeds. Additionally, Verizon is expanding coverage in existing markets such as Washington, ...

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Verizon only releasing LTE smartphones in 2012

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Verizon appears to have closed the door on their 3G smartphones plans and instead only wants to focus on next-generation connectivity.  A story in the Wall Street Journal today advises that the carrier expects to only offer 4G LTE devices in 2012. What’s more, Verizon plans to push ...

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T-Mobile expands 4G network, talks LTE versus HSPA+84

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T-Mobile today announced that they are continuing to expand their 4G network into new markets and speed up data connectivity in others.  A blog post from CTO Neville Ray tells us that select markets in Texas, California, Wisconsin, and Missouri will have access to 4G data speeds.  Additionally, ...

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Cleveland, New Orleans, and 10 additional markets to see AT&T LTE in summer

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The carrier's 4G LTE network will grow to new markets in April, May, and early summer.

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Verizon lists 4G LTE devices scheduled to receive Ice Cream Sandwich

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Verizon has officially put together a list of devices expected to see an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.  Although they don’t outline any particular dates or specifics, we do have a clear idea as to where the carrier will focus its efforts.  Much of the list matches up with other ...

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AT&T: We’ll throttle ‘Unlimited’ plans at 3GB for 3G, 5GB for 4G LTE

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AT&T today confirmed exactly where it is that they will reduce data speeds for their unlimited data plans.  In a statement provided to CNET, the carrier advised that 3G users will see a slowdown (throttle) at 3GB of data usage whereas 4G LTE subscribers get 5GB before reduction.  Those ...

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Rumor: HTC Jewel to crown Sprint’s LTE network?

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There were some fantastic announcements this week at MWC, there’s no denying. Those keeping track may have noticed a curious silence on the Sprint end of things however, particularly from the HTC camp. Maybe there’s a reason for that… PocketNow has received a bit of rumoring ...

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