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AT&T to Provide HSUPA Update to Atrix/Inspire 4G in April

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Mar 26, 2011, 8:35 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

AT&T confirmed to CNet that it will enable the HSUPA radios in the HTC Inspire 4G and Motorola Atrix 4G via a software update to be distributed at some point in April. Both devices shipped with HSUPA disabled. HSUPA provides faster uploads (up to 5.76Mbps).


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Mar 26, 2011, 11:24 PM

Mbps vs. mbps

I'd like to point out that the article states this phone is capable of speeds of 5.76 Mbps, which is accurate, but could be confusing. Mbps is megabytes per second, whereas mbps refers to megabits per second. This phone runs at 14.4 mbps or 14.4 megabits per second, which is equal to 5.76 megabytes per second. All of the speeds carriers advertise are in mbps (megabits per second), not Mbps.
So...I'm getting dizzy now.
I've always understood it as:

MBps = Megabytes per second
Mbps = Megbits per second.

Either way...
Your correction is incorrect. See analyst422's post regarding megabytes vs megabits.

Additionally, a byte is eight bits, not two bits. So, 14.4 megabits per second is 1.8 megabytes per second, not 5.76 megabytes per second.

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Mar 26, 2011, 9:47 AM

Good, it should have, but it wasn't but it will be.

AT&T should have had this in place from day one, I own an Inspire and very happy with the phone, and it was intentionally crippled. Honestly it didn't bother so much that true HSPA+ wasn't turned on in my area yet, I get great hsdpa service, what did was the whole hsupa and mediocre uplink.
Remarkably they didn't tell any of the retail stores to inform the customers of this at the release. I made sure that the customers knew that it was a 4G capable device, since we don't have the pushed out backhaul in my area just yet, but I agree that...
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