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LTE phone shipments to grow 10-fold in 2012

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Mar 2012, 09:03

With Verizon’s huge investment in a widespread US 4G LTE network and AT&T playing catching up with its own LTE effort, the market for LTE handsets…

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posted on 23 Mar 2012, 09:15

1. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

Where's Sprint? lol

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 09:15

2. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

Battery life is my only concern when it comes to the amount of current and upcoming LTE phones for AT&T and Verizon. I have AT&T and I look for phones with a decent battery life. I like the Galaxy Note and Skyrocket II because they're known for their battery life. Im upgrading to the note because im a big man and i need a big phone

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 13:28 2

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Well they should! Remember Verizon's first batch of LTE phones. Ugh. Awful. All buggy and outdated with the only good one (bionic) coming like 6 months late.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 14:25

4. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

If you actually take advantage of LTE, anybody with a data cap would hit their monthly cap in a few hours. I like tech, but have yet to see a need for 20+ Mbps on a phone. Its marketing hype for Verizon - and they haven't even implemented simultaneous voice and data over LTE.

Besides the short battery life, killing your data cap, overheating issues, and problems (HTC Vigor) with handoff between 3G and 4G - what does LTE offer?

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 12:42

5. Sparhawk (Posts: 75; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)

"and they haven't even implemented simultaneous voice and data over LTE" --
Do you mean simultaneous Voice Over LTE and LTE data? True.
But if you mean simultaneous Voice (CDMA) and Data (LTE), that is available on every one of Verizon's 4G LTE phones.

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