Verizon to have 'up to' 5 handsets for LTE by next May

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  1. JohnDroid

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    Verizon, largely regarded as having the best cell-phone network in the US has stated that they will have 'up to' 5 handsets available by next May that will be both CDMA and LTE compatible.

    LTE is the next generation technology that Verizon (and other carriers) are building out that will compete with 4G next generation networks by other carriers.

    Ultimately this simply means more choice and speed for consumers and increases the capabilities that our cell-phones can offer (streaming television, video conferencing, etc)

    You can read the full article by Engadget at this link: Verizon to offer 'up to' five LTE handsets by next May, Android tablets from HTC and friends -- Engadget
     
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    5 handsets by may, huh? I wonder when the first one will be released...
     
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    August:icon_evil:
     
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    where did u hear this...any idea wat phone
     
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    I can't wait to start playing Call of Duty MW2 on a 4G phone instead of 3G...holy crap.
     
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    Nothing till summer 2011 as stated by Verizon so they may just start pushing them out early March to late may. Nothing will come out in August seeing how the 4g network wont go live till after that


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    off topic: with 4g coming out... will traditional wired high speed internet connections become obselete (cable, fios, dsl, etc...)? food for thought
     
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    I say yes but not for awhile look how long it took to make digital the norm we had analog for awhile. So I say it will take time for it to become the norm and make it obselete


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    right. i know the more "premium" wired connections greatly outperform 4g speeds... but compared to the average high speed plan, 4g is faster...

    for example, i have RoadRunner... $45/mo... 6mbps down (800 k/s) 600kbps up (80 k/s)... even now, my 3g upload speeds are better...
     
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    This is from another article:

    If they start selling Tablets by the end of this year, that can be upgraded/updated to LTE at a later date, I think they can sell 4G phones later this year too.
     
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