LG G2x / Optimus 2x
Im on ATT
Remember that nothing at all will happen for 12 months. That's how long they will remain 100% separate companies. After that, they've announced that they will "dual-band" most of their towers, meaning WCDMA 1700 coverage will actually increase at first, and phones like this will work better than ever.
Eventually they will phase out WCDMA 1700, but only after the companies have merged and they've stopped selling WCDMA 1700 phones for a year or two.
If they wait less than two years after WCDMA 1700 phones disappear from store shel...
I know some things about spectrum and radio technology, but not quite that much. But I am very, very curious what a 700/1700 LTE network will look like. With Tmo's 42mbps HSPA+ combined with ATT's 700mhz LTE, I wonder how high the speeds will get? Real world end-user speeds of course.
However, the big difference is that AT&T-Mobile will have 1700 nationwide, supplemented by 700 in the cities. It's usually the other way around (relying more on the lower band in less-dense areas, since lower bands reach farther.)
In terms of HSPA+ vs. LTE, AT&T seems to care more about LTE. Having HSPA+ won't speed up LTE, of course, it will just be nice fall-back when LTE isn't available. Although it's not clear that AT&T will "keep" T-Mobile's HSPA+ intact end-to-end, as opposed to just folding various T-Mobile towers into AT&T's network.
The 1700 ban is better than the 1900 band isn't it?
Btw Rich, I know this isn't related, but during both CES & CTIA, AND Mobile World Congress, I don't recall seeing any smartphones announced for Verizon's LTE network with slideout qwerty smartphones. Were there? I qualify for an equipment upgrade this coming November, and as far as I know most of the smartphones announced seem to be launching in the first half of this year, and the summer, I don't think any smartphones were announced for the 2nd half of this year, as of yet. Have there?
I want a smartphone with a dual-core processor, either 3.7 or 4 inch display,...
Verizon announced their initial LTE phone lineup at CES, and those phones have just started hitting the market (Thunderbolt.) The Revolution, i510, and Droid Bionic have yet to hit the market. Therefore it's a little premature for Verizon to announce additional LTE phones. In a few months, perhaps.
So,...I'm hoping perhaps LG will come out with a follow-up smartphone to the Ally with newer specs like dual-core processors and NFC tech, with the addition of one of their NOVA screens, with a qwerty slideout keyboard of course, and running on Vzn's LTE network.
Check it out:
http://www.slashgear.com/lg-optimus-black-official-s ... »
Perhaps you should do an article (if you haven't already) on comparing Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus, Sony's S-LCD, and LG's NOVA tech. It would definetly be an interesting read.
Rich Brome said:
In two years when they actually merge phone lineups, there will be far better phones available.
Exactly. We'll probably be using LTE by then anyway and AT&T has spectrum for that in 700Mhz and who knows maybe they'll have pentaband phones to future proof
AT&T's plan IS to shut down WCDMA 1700 to make room for LTE.
But it will happen over time. If they do transition on a super-aggressive schedule, they will (have to) give people some very nice discounts as part of the deal. Basically, if they make you switch to a WCDMA 850/1900 phone before you're ready, you'll probably get the new phone for free.