World's thinnest LTE chip might make your next AT&T 4G LTE tablet Phat
In addition to cutting the fat, Sierra Wireless has also sliced off the chip's support for EDGE which means that it is LTE/HSPA+ enabled only. Not that too many of you would miss EDGE anyway save for those ancient warriors still rocking the OG Apple iPhone. Ah, but we digress. The Air Prime EM7700 is expected to see use in Windows 8 flavored ultrabooks and tablets. If you see smaller designs for such AT&T LTE enabled devices, now you will know the reason why.
source: SierraWireless via Engadget
It offers a connectorized interface to enable build-to-order logistics, allowing manufacturers to offer it as an optional add-on to their devices. The AirPrime EM7700 also supports HSPA+ and 3G technologies for use in areas where LTE is not yet available.
Made exclusively for connecting to the AT&T 4G LTE network, the AirPrime EM7700 is based on the AirPrime MC7700 module, which was certified by AT&T last year
1. skymitch89 (Posts: 983; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I could see Apple using this in their next iPhone for At&t just to make it thinner and different than the other carriers iPhones.
2. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 933; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
nice, i can see them placing this in the Note 2 or future tablets. I can see that AT&T is trying to take away "#1 carrier" from Verizon
The art of competition.........and I love it lol
3. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
all I want to know is if this can be made to work with all chips and frequencies so we can get around QC's domination of LTE/HSPA+ in america and start getting big boy processors again.
4. Obviously (Posts: 29; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
Anyone else think this is kind of a distasteful picture to post for this article? Maybe I'm a little too sensative...
6. Alan01 (Posts: 152; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
The picture is of 60's British Supermodel Twiggy, who was the epitome of the Swinging British scene of the time. She was not an anorexic model nor was she ever involved in dietary hijinks.
The use of her image for the story is meant to convey the thin dimensions of the new Sierra Wireless LTE chip
7. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
(in a horrible austin powers accent)
"yea baby, yea! groovy!"
why is a picture of Twiggy upsetting? lol