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Samsung Impulse 4G is going to be AT&T's very first 4G LTE enabled smartphone?

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Samsung Impulse 4G is going to be AT&T's very first 4G LTE enabled smartphone?
Now that AT&T is well under way in selling 4G LTE mobile broadband devices, our attention is now focusing on what we’ll see in terms of 4G LTE smartphones from the carrier, which they’ve said would become available later in the year.

Out of the blue, we’re getting news about the Samsung Impulse 4G – a device that’s believed to be AT&T’s very first LTE enabled smartphone. As you can tell from the leaked images of the handset, its overall shape and design is reminiscent to the ones found on the Samsung Droid Charge and Focus. Granted that we’re greeted with an image of the handset, no other information is known about it – like its release date or specs.

Samsung Impulse 4G is going to be AT&T's very first 4G LTE enabled smartphone?
Samsung Impulse 4G is going to be AT&T's very first 4G LTE enabled smartphone?
As much as we’re delighted to see that 4G moniker plopped onto its name, we’re still hesitant about it all since the 4G name is currently gracing some of the carrier’s HSPA+ enabled smartphones. Additionally, the Samsung Impulse 4G could simply be yet another HSPA+ device with enhanced backhaul.

In the meantime, let’s not get ahead of ourselves since we’re still waiting for AT&T to turn on their next-generation data network.

source: BGR via AndroidCentral

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posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:34

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6697; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Argh damn it. why why does this nice phone have to be it's first LTE 4G phone when I already bought my out of date Atrix

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:48 2

2. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


In reality your atrix isn't out of date. If anything it's still one of the most powerful devices in AT&T's lineup. It's the only dual core device still and is incredibly underrated. You also have to factor in how fast they will be rolling out LTE. If it's anything like the 3G service they're still implementing in some areas, I'd say you made a wise decision..

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:59 4

3. box (unregistered)


Your Atrix isn't outdated, it won't be for probably 18-24 months, and even then outdated wouldn't be the term. It's cutting edge right now, using the HSPA+, which is already up and running and built on an existing network, rather than relying on an brand new unbuilt and untested network. If I needed an AT&T phone, I'd pick the Atrix (or the Inspire or Infuse) and wait a year or so until they got the kinks worked out of LTE. Look at the failure rate of Verizon's LTE network, and you'll understand

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 16:24

11. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Failure rate? LTE works fine in Sacramento

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 14:45

10. bigdawg23 (Posts: 388; Member since: 25 May 2011)


I will join the Atrix is not Outdated. Its not even close. I can only image how it will go when a clean CM 7 is running on it. Motoblur plagues that true speed of the phone. I had a Atrix which crashed on a reboot. I was desperate that day and opted to go back to iPhone 4.

I am now waiting to see when the SGSII arrives and will like move to that. I enjoy rooting and modding my phone. Jailbreaking ins't the same.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 12:30

4. Carlos (unregistered)


The Atrix wont be outdates for a long while now. Its the only phone out right now that compares face to face with the GS2 (if you have gingerbread of course). Plus ATT did say they were going to enhance there 4g(or 3.5g idk) HSPA+ network before, LTE rolls out. Or maybe when LTE rolls out there HSPA+ network gets better. Probably 21mbps download on Atrix and Inspire, with better Bandwith. But take it with a grain of salt.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 12:33

5. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


There is no way Atrix can hold up to SGS2. SGS2 is faster (both processor and 21Mbps HSPA+ radio), slimmer and has better screen, camera. It's coming soon to US.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 12:50

7. Carlos (unregistered)


You are making sound like i said the Atrix is better than the GS2, i said its the only phone out there that comes close to the SGS2. Plus we dont even know if the GS2 is going to have such fast download speeds. someone else correct me if i am wrong.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 12:40

6. Nezo (unregistered)


looks a lot like a rebranded huawei ideos X5

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 13:19

8. choupino (Posts: 67; Member since: 28 May 2011)


Dude, the Motorola Atrix 4G is a POWERHOUSE!!! Pay attention in the Android Market comments section... you'll notice that every app that crashes and force closes on other devices are listed as "WORKS GREAT" on the Atrix. The Artix is still killing the other devies right now. This is no lie. AT&T is currently sold out of the Atrix. My Atrix runs like a dream on Gingerbread. Dude believe that you will notbe out of date for a while my friend. Remember that although these carriers do and will have LTE, it will not be the full LTE experience. LTE is a full data spectrum platform, which means that any calls would naturally be VOIP. Right now the carriers are only partial LTE, with the LTE service only covering data and the GMS covering voice.

Don't worry my friend. You are still AHEAD OF THE CURVE!!!!! :)

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 14:00

9. daddy atrix (unregistered)


Dude, i just got my atrix, rooted it, got free tether, free mp3's, awesome ass screen..this thing is a freakin bullet and is perfect in every way, keyboard, form factor, weight, batter life is killer once you turn off the data and only turn it on when you need it, i get like two days now ..with a lot of angry birds in between. great gps lock also, i cannot find fault with this phone other than it's on ATT sorry ass network! i scored mine for free on upgrade at BB. Oh and hdmi out, auto focus cam w/ duel flash, huge battery, 4 inch screen, 1 gig ram...gosh, what does this phone not have, oh also front facing useless camera...all i need is the CYanogen 7 for this beast and i am set for a year at least!!!

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:34

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6697; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


feel like kicking myself right now. I should of waited to get the Galaxy S phone instead of my out of date Atrix

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