- 05-02-2011, 06:39 PM #4
lte isn't very efficient right now so there is no point. Terrible on the battery as well. They aren't in the rush to get one of the first lte phones out so they will wait until the chips are better, same as Apple.
- 05-02-2011, 06:47 PM #6
As amazing as the LTE network and the Thunderbolt are, there is a lot of micromanaging that needs to be done in order to get halfway decent life out of the phone. For a lot of my friends, this is worth it, and they are waiting for an OC/UV kernel to increase the efficiency as well. The LTE network isn't perfect (last Monday? it was out nationwide completely).
I'm not at all surprised BB isn't on board with it just yet. The chipsets aren't efficient enough.
Also, technically this phone will be HSPA+ ready for TMo and ATT, which I guess is "4G" but nowhere near LTE.SEMPER FI
- 05-02-2011, 07:00 PM #9
- 05-02-2011, 07:13 PM #12SEMPER FI
- 05-02-2011, 08:49 PM #14
seriously though who cares? if it was LTE capable with the same 1.2 ghz processor I would dare to say that you would not see the difference between 3g and 4g. Now tethering to a laptop with LTE, that would be nice but as mentioned above hspa+ is improving speeds and att is investing in LTE technology as well.
- 05-02-2011, 08:58 PM #16
I would've picked up a 9930 if it was lte. Not because of the data speeds, but because I would've been able to swap between it and my thunderbolt by easily swapping the sim.
Switching back and forth from 4G to 3G device seems like an unessesay hassle (lte sim gets deactivated ). Now there's no going back (to 3G) for me.
- 05-02-2011, 09:05 PM #17
ok yes LTE is fast but you can't just throw a LTE chip in every phone. Me personally I could care less about LTE right now, it would be just one more feature I fuss with too much to be worth it. I am way more impressed with the speediness of this new OS and the processor. Multi-tasking speeds far outweighs browser speeds in my book. BB OS is not designed for browser speeds like android is.
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I think lag - not bandwidth - is the limiting factor for wireless speed. No matter how you want to look at it, you're miles away from a cell tower, and it takes time to get from you, to the tower, to routing through the interweb, back to the tower, back to you. Plus you're timeslicing all that bandwidth with others... lag... the biggest hurdle.
- 05-03-2011, 01:25 AM #22
While it would be nice to have the option of 4g and I'm on Sprint and never EVER used 4g and I have very good 4g coverage and had an EVO. Then again with the EVO i never used 4g because the battery would hardy get my through a day with just 3g and minimal data usage.
- 05-03-2011, 08:36 AM #23
No matter what, when transferring data over a data protocol versus transferring data over a voice protocol, the data protocol will be much more capable and will be much more efficient when loading the network with a lot of devices. HSPA+ is nice and all, but is inhibited by that fact, and is the reason that LTE is going to trounce it in the future.SEMPER FI
- 05-03-2011, 09:54 AM #24
I'm glad they aren't 4g I don't need to pay extra for something that isn't available to me and even if it were I still don't want to add to my bill.Sent from me using my fingers. Be pantless in 5K. Febreze - for more than smells.
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- 05-03-2011, 10:44 AM #25
Until the multi-mode chips become available in, probably, the last quarter of this year, you're not going to see RIM or Apple putting out a 4G handset. Those companies aren't going to compromise on the requirement of having to use 2 radio chipsets to be used on the multiple networks.
So, whining and griping about the lack of 4G is a moot point. You can compromise, go Android and deal with those issues as they are, or put on adult pants and be patient until the hardware has a chance to mature.
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