Droid 4G compatible???

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    Does anyone know if the Droid will be 4G compatible when Verizons 4G network is made available in 2010??? :icon_question:
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    As far as we can tell, no.
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    I have read that it is not compatible, but that the only major difference between 3G and 4G is download speed, which isn't even a huge factor for cell phones.
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    Well, that and the protocol (LTE) which, as I understand it is GSM vs CDMA.
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    The biggest factor is that you can do voice and data at the same time, while your getting a heck of alot better download.
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    by the time 4g rolls out we will be ready for another upgrade (phone). :)
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    The answer is NO.

    4G is the "Upgrade" from HSUPA, which is Upgrade to HSDPA.

    HSUPA and HSDPA is supported by the droid but not aviable an a lot of citys.
    4G will be having HIGHER download speeds as HSUPA and it will enable data while voice calls.

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    Yeah the total upgrade is supposed to end by what the end of 2012 early 2013 are the estimates right now.
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    would rather seeing a larger deployment of HSUPA networks in germany.....THAT would be fun with a Milestone/DROID ^^
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    Well, the 4G in Verizon will let us have the browser during a Call (Which can not be done with Verizons 3G)
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    This post has confused me -- you say the Droid will not support 4G, but then you also say the 4G upgrade is called HSUPA, which the Droid DOES support.

    So if Droid supports HSUPA, doesn't that mean it will automatically support 4G when it's available?
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    Apple didn't advertise the iPod Touch's bluetooth capability, they just enabled it with I think it was iOS 3.0.... just saying.
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    .....Specifically the 2nd Generation touch...
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    Good lord, way to bring back a thread from the dead!

    Yeah, i sent this via tapatalk. You got a problem with that?
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    Big difference, the current phones (other than a few varieties) do not have the hardware internally to support 4G. This isn't even a case of advertising, since all parts are visible at sites like Motorola Droid Teardown - iFixit
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    yeah well, I have a Droid X, and I want 4G lol
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    Won't work...no sim card slot which is required for LTE

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums app (free in market)
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    Okay then what about the droid pro?
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    Sim slot for global only but no hardware for LTE. The USB internet cards will be the first compatible with 4G..phones will come a month or two later.

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    That's a misleading statement. LTE may use SIM cards but having a SIM slot doesn't automatically equal LTE. There are plenty of GSM and even iDen devices that have SIM slots that aren't LTE.

    What does it say on the spec sheet?

    HINT: If it's not listed, they didn't throw it in for free. :D
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