Lmao, highspeed LTE on Verizon Wireless... They'll probably still be so restrictive that all you can do is visit their "approved" sites and check your email faster. -- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Unless you know what you're doing.
Re: Wimax rollout pushing LTE to rollout sooner ??
According to this dude LTE and Wimax are complimentary technologies....
Motorola has started testing a LTE deployment in the USA with Verizon Wireless, according to Ray Owen, general director of Motorola Vietnam and Motorola's head of technology, Asia. He added that the company is also testing with other network operators worldwide.
Speaking to the Taiwan based publication, DigiTimes he said that the company expects commercial products to start hitting the market next year.
He also insisted that LTE and WiMAX are complimentary technologies - not competitors as the core technology underpinning both platforms is broadly similar. -- "Citius, Altius, Fortius" [Faster, Higher, Stronger]
I believe LTE will make traction starting mid 2010
Karl: Everyone keeps saying LTE will be "years," off as in 5,6.7 years....
But in reality, we may see decent buildout into 2010 with obvious buildout initiative by next year as the article claims. Handsets manufacturers may also take a while to offer multitudes of phones with the technlogy, but some, like LG are ready to go and Qualcomm seems committed to ease the transition too.
We probably won't see mass adoption of the service for a few years, but that's not to say the technology won't be ready and or available for consumer use.
LTE is not only going to be for "phones," either so I expect other hardware manufacturers to make some noise come next year.
BF69 how much do you know about the caps??? Apparently not much. The 5GB caps are on Modem cards and not Phones. I am free to use my Blackberry Storm to well over 5GB. This has been proven over and over. If you read the Terms and Condition on a smart phone it says nothing to the effect of a 5GB cap. Go to the Modem or tethering page and it does refer to a cap. Besides if I want to download a large file my home pc is for that. I have you favorite Cable Company Charter 16MB service.