LG Viper to Have Adjustable LTE Radio Controls
Sprint confirmed to Phone Scoop in an email that the LG Viper's LTE radio will be on when the device launches April 22, even though Sprint's LTE network won't be available until later this year. Owners will be able to toggle the LTE radio on and off, however, to conserve battery life.
Hands-On: LG Viper for Sprint
Sprint showed off one of its first LTE 4G smartphones at CES, the LG Viper. We took a quick look at it and here are our thoughts.
Sprint Announces LG Viper with LTE
Sprint today provided a few details about the LG Viper, an upcoming Android smartphone that will be one of the first to use Sprint's forthcoming Long Term Evolution network. The LG Viper has Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 4.0-inch WVGA touchscreen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a primary 5.0-megapixel camera and front-facing VGA camera, and Near Field Communication and Google Wallet.
Sprint's LTE to Launch On 1900MHz Only
All of the Long Term Evolution 4G devices released by Sprint this year will use only its 1900MHz spectrum, said Sprint spokesperson David Owen in an interview with Phone Scoop. Right now, Sprint doesn't have access to Clearwire's spectrum nor LightSquared's spectrum for LTE services, so it will repurpose its 1900MHz spectrum assets to handle both its current CDMA voice/data network and future LTE data network.
Updates Headed to LG Viper, Motorola Electrify M
Operating system updates have become available to a number of Android smartphones in recent days. First, Sprint is delivering a small maintenance update to the LG Viper 4G.
Sprint to Release 10 Google Wallet-Capable Phones This Year
Google said that it will expand the availability of its Google Wallet product to Sprint customers with the launch of 10 new phones throughout the year that will have the proper NFC support. The first phone to gain Google Wallet functionality will be the LG Viper, which was announced earlier this year and is one of the first LTE-equipped phones that will be sold by Sprint.
On/Off = Adjustable?
A fan that has two settings, on, and off, is not adjustable, one with several speed settings is, or, a lamp that has a Tri-light bulb in it would be adjustable, too. A computer screen that can have the brightness / contrast turned up or down is adjustable, on or off would not be.
Does this device Actuially allow you to adjust the LTE radio, or can you simply just turn it on or off ?