HTC To Release First 4G LTE devices AT CES

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    If you don’t know HTC’s reputation when it comes to being first, let’s just do a quick run through. They started with the first colored touchscreen phone cutting-edge device in the industry during the 2002 era (under other companies like iPAQ, and treo), 2007 they released the first finger friendly touch screen phone, 2008 they released the world’s first 4G phone in Russia running WiMax, 2009 they released the first American 4G phone on Sprint, and now it’s a new era and they want to be first. Today they posted the above picture saying they are in the market of releasing the first Verizon 4G devices on January 6th before anyone else can get the title. This mean CES is now confirmed to be the show of the century, the day when we get our hands on the first round of fast devices.

    Now we are all expecting this to be the recently leaked Droid Incredible HD, but your guess is as good as mine. What device do you think this device will be? Incredible HD or the Merge 4G (I prayed last night)?

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    signed up, we'll see what happens... so excited for CES!
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    Man about time I have had this upgrade for such a long time finally some tegra 2 and some dates to be excited about hopefully it is the incredible hd which I think might be it since they are leaking pictures so hopefully it lines up with it. Finally a date finally!!!!
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    Which ever it may be (merge or INC HD), it will be my next device. HTC Sense has got everyone else in the Android game playing catch-up IMO.
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    I am SO glad I waited and saved my upgrade.
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    I remember reading that the 4G we have is not a true 4G.
    Ill see if I can find it again.

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    The most concerning thing from that was the small comment on the 2nd page:
    "He noted that not all mobile operators plan to use their LTE networks for voice services initially, with many seeing them as data networks only at first."

    Come to think in all the time I've spent looking at the VZW 4G site I don't recall specifically it saying anything about voice, I wonder if we will indeed be able to use data and voice simultaneously on the new 4G service (which is live here in Nashville:icon_ banana:).
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    Edit:
    It would also be interesting to know what the 4G radios power requirements will be like... doesn't make much sense to have '4G speeds' if it drains your battery in 30min... wonder if anyone has done any sort of tests with the VZW 4G USB devices (if it makes any noticeable drain on a laptops battery cell phones don't stand a chance).
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    So why aren't they the first to update their devices? they need to try working on that first.
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    really good news. i have been waiting for it for long...
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    I dont know if all of you have seen that picture floating around on the HTC merge back in the verizon system with a new sku seen it yesterday guessing that is it
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    My guess it the Merge 4G
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    I'm going to give faith another try and put my money on the mecha, come on lucky 7s!
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    I read somewhere that 4g will actully take less power I could try and find the article Let me look it up I just seen it recently. It states that 4g will use less power ultimately saving your battery
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    I read, either that article or another article, that reasoned since LTE is a stronger signal than 3G it will reduce battery consumption. We all know that weak radio signals drain the battery faster than a strong signal.

    However, not in the article, but in my mind is the fact that if you are on a LTE phone, and you are on the fringe area, it might drain just as fast, and then you will eventually shift to 3G. But the fringe area for LTE might be farther out than for 3G. (My reasoning, certainly not scientific.:))

    Let's face it, it will be years before the existing Verizon 3G network is fully LTE capable, and where I live, I do no expect to see LTE until early 2012. (But, I would much rather live here than in any of the areas that will have LTE by next summerdancedroid.)

    As for the HTC phone. I really like HTC phones, good looking, nice features, but terrible reception in fringe areas with the phone. If they can fix that, I would seriously consider one in the future. But the Incredible a friend has, drops phone signals a few miles before my X.
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    Will these brand new 4G capable devices also run on the 3G network? I want a pretty new phone but I'm not sure I want to pay more for 4G...
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    Whichever phone this is, (merge or Inc-HD,) it's supposed to be just a bigger Dinc, right? so basically an EVO 4G on Verizon... who else thinks this isnt really that big of a deal?
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    Figures, I'm not due for an upgrade until November 2011. :(
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    I'm with you. I see everyone getting really excited so I did some looking up on the two devices and I just wasn't that impressed unless I am missing something


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