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First EE 4G phones on sale today!

The first 4G network in the UK is almost here, and to prove how close we are, Everything Everywhere (or EE as it now insists) has put its first 4G handsets on sale today.

You can buy the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, HTC One XL, and Huawei Ascend P1 LTE from today, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE will be out on October 15th. Read on for the full skinny.

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About a year ago we brought you the full lowdown on what 4G is, how it works, and when it’ll be coming to the UK.

So what’s happened over the last 12 months? Where are our 4G handsets? And when will we actually have 4G networks up and running? We’ve spoken to the industry experts for an update, and we have to warn you, there’s a lot of squabbling going on…

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Ofcom has announced its plans for auctioning off the 4G spectrum to the networks, but it’s bad news: bidding won’t start until early 2013. It was hoped the auction would take place before the end of this year, and that was delayed from the beginning of 2012.

Delays, delays. At this rate we’re set to be years behind the rest of the world for deploying 4G.

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Waiting for 4G in the UK? Yeah, us too. It’s a bit of a shame that the US gets blazing fast mobile web and we’re chugging along at 3G. Still, it is coming, and hopefully soon. To that end, O2 and Vodafone have just put pen to paper to sign a deal that’ll allow both of them to share mobile sites. The 4G mobiles cometh… Read more

No, Samsung. Just… No. Not fair. What you’re looking at on the right here is reportedly the version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 that will be launched in its native South Korea. Notice the huge differences in design? Notice that it looks a lot better? Yeah, us too. So just what’s going on? Read more

We’re still looking across the pond with envious eyes: those lucky tech buyers stateside have access to 4G mobile internet access and we don’t. Now even our iPads have ‘4G’ carved onto the back without even proffering 4G speeds. Luckily, O2 is making headway with bringing the tech to us, and has just released its first results. They’re pretty impressive… Read more

You wish your mobile phone network was a bit nicer, don’t you? Just a little tiny bit more friendly. Maybe you should consider Giffgaff, the o2-owned mobile network that rewards you for helping out? Not that it really matters either way, of course: according to Giffgaff boss Mike Fairman, we could all be in for a very nasty shock when 4G arrives… Read more

Everything Everywhere, the umbrella company housing both T-mobile and Orange, has jumped in ahead of rivals O2 and Vodafone with an announcement that it plans to launch 4G mobile network connectivity in the UK this year. Read more

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