- CrackBerry User
- 33 Posts
No 4G, No Hotspot?
I've encountered many web-sites including, PC Mag, GSM Arena etc. Touting the lack of 4G, and Hotspot. From my understanding 4G must consist of either WiMax, LTE, and HSPA+ non of which are supported unless i missed an update! Can someone let me know if there was an update for the support of wi-fi hotspot and more info on a 4G upgrade?Mark
- 09-23-2011, 10:48 AM #4Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum...
Z10 (v10.2.x.xxx Rogers), Playbook (v18.104.22.1684) | Rooted SGS IV
- CrackBerry Genius
09-23-2011, 10:49 AM #5
- 1,683 Posts
flash on a screen sized less than 5" is kinda useless...
and LTE phones without FULL LTE support is also useless. I can tell u right now even with H+ I get spotty network, I bet even when LTE is rolled out u'll get spotty LTE .. well carrier dependant so your call.
- CrackBerry User
09-23-2011, 10:55 AM #6
- 90 Posts
- 09-23-2011, 11:45 AM #7
As for WiMax & LTE, I wouldn't be too concerned. The carrier footprint is quite small at the moment (for those who have it at all). Using it will KILL battery life!! And you'd have to pay extra to access.
You're not going to want to use that technology until it's in its 2nd lifecycle and the kinks in the tech have been worked out. Don't be fooled my marketing gibberish...
- 09-23-2011, 11:46 AM #8
- 09-23-2011, 02:44 PM #10
- 09-23-2011, 07:27 PM #11
LTE screams and is widespread on Verizon's network. It just sucks the battery dry. AT&T is moving to LTE as is Sprint. By next summer they shouldn't need a separate chip for LTE which will help battery life dramatically. My friend just got a Bionic and it's actually pretty good with battery life but he still can't make it a full day on a single charge. They should have the kinks worked out in a few months.