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AT&T Details 2011 Network and Device Roadmap

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Jan 5, 2011, 12:29 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jan 5, 2011, 12:54 PM

At its developer summit at CES, AT&T made a slew of announcements, and provided a sneak peek at how it will be unfolding its network upgrades and device roll-outs for the year. AT&T is going to follow T-Mobile's lead, and will market its HSPA+ network as 4G. AT&T didn't define which HSPA+ version would qualify as 4G, but said that it has several test markets running at "4G speeds" of 6Mbps. AT&T said that 100% of its mobile network has been upgraded to HSPA+, though it didn't specify if the base version is 7.2Mbps, 14.4Mbps, or 21Mbps. AT&T did say that its plans to launch LTE by mid-2011 are still on track, and it will complete its LTE roll out by the end of 2013. AT&T didn't say what speeds its LTE network would offer. AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega said that the company plans to launch 20 4G devices throughout 2011, including about 10 HSPA+ devices during the first half of the year, and about 10 LTE devices during the second half of the year. The devices will include smartphones, laptop dongles, and modems.

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Jan 5, 2011, 12:44 PM

ATT, all garbage phones!

yeah.. all the raves is iphone.
but i loving my android 2.2 (on samsung captivate) and have no plan to give iphone a try! iphone4 with microSim just turn me off, unable to swap sim and put in another phone!

where is the 4.3" screen phone on ATT? NONE!
where is the Droid clone? (WVGA with qwerty keyboard on ATT) NONE!
wait, ATT does have a phone with wvga and qwerty keyboard, but it' WP7.
but WP7 with those stupid live tiles doesnt excited me. my android with live wallpaper is more impressive!
discard of what i just said.
ATT is coming with some must-have phones!
cant wait! »
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