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AT&T Adds First LTE-Compatible Devices to Arsenal

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Oct 6, 2010, 10:44 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T today announced two new USB-based laptop dongle for wireless broadband. According to AT&T, both cane be upgraded to support its planned network updates to HSPA+ and Long Term Evolution. The LG Adrenaline will be AT&T's first LTE device, it will also offer GPS, and costs $50 with new contract. The Sierra Wireless Shockwave will be AT&T's first HSPA+ device. It will be offered for free with a new contract after rebate. AT&T plans to upgrade it's network to HSPA+ by the end of 2010, and will begin to roll out LTE in mid-2011.

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Oct 6, 2010, 5:28 PM

people still use USB modem??

y not just get a smartphone that does both!
if you want to surf on netbook, tether it to your smartphone!
The big benefit to the dongles vs tethering is that you can have a cellphone and data card from two diff. providers. A buddy of mine lives in an area where Verizon calling is great, but AT&T has better data speeds, rather than going with the Verizon c...

Oct 6, 2010, 11:23 AM

so im confused by this...anyone have an opinion?

why start to roll out hspa+ in the next 2 months then start to roll out lte 6 months later?
HSPA+ is an cheap upgrade (carrierwise) for speed for devices (voice and data capable)such as Smartphones that will benefit from data speed increases of 2-3x (realworld)of HSPA 7.2 in practice for demanding applications (video etc.)

LTE is further ...
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