what is LTE? and will it be like data and i have to get it? that would make my plan into the 100s then
Darn no edit button. Disregard the statement above.
According to my brother-n-law, the company he works out in Idaho, is currently testing iPhones' on Verizon network.
The iphone thing could go either way. First of all the last good information is that the contract between AT&T and Apple ends in 2012, not next year. There has been speculation, but not based on any facts just musings and wishful thinking. Of course it's possible that they renegotiated the contract, but there's no evidence that they have and no reason to think that AT&T would. Bear in mind that AT&T desperately wants to renew the iphone deal, and now that Verizon and T-Mobile have android phones that are selling extremely well, Apple doesn't have the bargaining position it did several years ago when it's only challenger was RIM which was aiming more for business customers anyway. If AT&T loses exclusivity their company is going to have significant problems, especially with the bad press they've received about the spottiness of their network. Which means you can be guaranteed that AT&T is going to offer Apple another very tempting deal to keep the iphone. Whether they take it is anyone's guess, but if the 2012 date is still valid (and there's no reason to think that it isn't despite what a lot of people are wishing) they may find it much harder to penetrate the android market on verizon an t-mobile after two or three years of it being a viable alternative. I don't think I'm the only one who was waiting for the iphone to migrate but now would never give up my droid.
On the other topic of processor power, I'm curious how far they can push processor speed without much of a cooling system... there's probably some natural point where it just doesn't work. I would be more interested in them focusing on things like gpus and more memory.
i was one of theme waiting for the iphone to come to another carrier, but i have a droid now. theres no way id ever go for the iphone at this point. also, if they let us drop out data packages and **** for LTE id be glad to pay that amount too. if thats our plan charge, yeah count me in. we'll see what happens
As for the first part, I see what you mean. GSM has roots dating back to the mid 80's and CDMA is from around the mid 90's. The "outdated" part stems from global acceptance and compatibility. Now that "everyone" is on GSM it means CDMA is the outmoded form of communication. I'll start saying that from now on.
However, if it still functions, and in the application to which it's being applied it's the better system, how can it be outmoded? I'll leave that one to the engineers.