4G LTE network cards are expected to fall in price to $50 by the end of 2011

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4G LTE network cards are expected to fall in price to $50 by the end of 2011
Verizon has been hard at work for over a year now with plans to roll-out its 4G LTE network. The first testing of the network was completed last month in Boston and Seattle, with the next step to be user-friendly trials, where employees are able to try and test it out for themselves. Verizon was originally slated to have 30 LTE markets up and running by the end of the year/first of next year, but it's now believed that up to 25 markets may get LTE as early as November 15th, with LTE-capable devices being launched in time for Black Friday (after Thanksgiving). It is believed that the first devices that will have LTE will most likely be air cards (network cards) for Laptop PCs (followed by Smartphones at CES 2011), but what about their price? Reports are coming in from Taiwan makers that prices are expected to be $150 for the 4G LTE network cards by the end of 2010, and will continue to fall to about $50 at the end of 2011. Naturally, by the end of 2011 there will be even more markers with LTE deployed.

source: digitimes

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7 Comments

1. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

YAY 4G!

2. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

anyone here know what 4G is? please don't say its faster then 3G.

3. cellslanger

Posts: 16; Member since: May 12, 2010

4G stands for 4th generation data technology.

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Its the same thing as 3G, just a lot faster. Like what 3G was to 2G.

7. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

Our you sure it isn't just 3G without the speed restrictions of 3G? I have some towers i drive by here in ohio, and i do not see new equipment being added. And these towers are for all cell service providers,in cluding the newer towers.

5. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

Hmm..2011 is when my Att contract is up..sign?

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

gaytnt is 18-24 months behind verizon preparing for LTE.

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