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    Default RIM could be huge winner as '4G LTE Set to Explode in 2013'

    RIM has argued that it lost out in developed countries as carriers balked at offering non-LTE devices. With BB10 fixing that problem 2013 could be an oustanding year for RIM.

    While 4G LTE may still be in its infancy, with 3G still a bigger player with a lot of mobile providers and mobile devices, the latest projections from Strategy Analytics shows 4G LTE device sales tripling from this year to exceed a quarter-billion in 2013. The age of 4G is coming.

    The shift to 4G — specifically LTE, and not WiMax — is significant for smartphone makers, who will have to use specific hardware to connect to the networks. Samsung (SSNLF) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are prepared for the growth of 4G, and other manufacturers like Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and RIM (NASDAQ:RIMM) haven’t failed to predict the move to 4G. There is also speculation that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Firefox might try to get a bite of the pie during the transition by making their own smartphone devices — though it is truly just speculation in Amazon’s case.
    4G LTE Set to Explode in 2013 | Wall St. Cheat Sheet
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    Quote Originally Posted by W Hoa View Post
    RIM has argued that it lost out in developed countries as carriers balked at offering non-LTE devices. With BB10 fixing that problem 2013 could be an oustanding year for RIM.



    4G LTE Set to Explode in 2013 | Wall St. Cheat Sheet
    Yeah amazon and firefox are considering to make a device. RIM has one ready, in the final step before launch and yet its "too late" for RIM according to some. Lol
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    LTE is a marketing ploy really...the Nexus 4 is a HSPA+ device and it's selling quite well. The price doesn't hurt it's sales, but most people won't choose a phone over another without LTE.

    Carriers want LTE phones because plans cost more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVPTI View Post
    LTE is a marketing ploy really...the Nexus 4 is a HSPA+ device and it's selling quite well. The price doesn't hurt it's sales, but most people won't choose a phone over another without LTE.

    Carriers want LTE phones because plans cost more.
    The Nexus 4 is selling well for the price. Having LTE isn't that big of a deal. Since it's mainly meant for T-Mobile who don't even have LTE yet.

    If it had LTE, more people would have bought it. I'm sure of it.
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    More than "LTE ready", RIM's leverage lies in Paratek's RF tech; the pentaband stuff that they were developing on. If RIM needs cash, they'll just license it out PER device. (That's a **** lot) or keep it exclusive for a 1-generation headstart before offering to other vendors.



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