Verizon's McAdam says LTE BlackBerry on the way

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Verizon's McAdam says LTE BlackBerry on the way
As we recently reported, Verizon CEO Lowell Mc Adam spoke at the Reuters Global Technology Summit. One of the topics addressed was Big Red's jump to LTE and during the conversations, the executive made it known that RIM is one of the manufacturers working on a LTE handset for Verizon. While BlackBerry has not been known in the past as a brand that has been quick to adopt to new standards, it looks like the pinstriped crowd will get the opportunity to send/receive data at fast speeds and still get to remain a BlackBerry user. Other handset makers expected to have phones ready for Verizon's  LTE launch are Motorola, HTC and LG.

source: BlackBerryReview



1. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

blackberry fans will be very happy

2. deadpool_ct

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

Blackberry fans will only be happy if the browser is fast enough for them. Currently I have a Moto Droid, and I used my buddies Blackberry Tour the other day and was blown away with hoe long I had to wait for a website to come up. Unless RIM decides to scrap their current browser for something faster, it will still be the same slow experience that people are having right now on 3G. I look forward to the Motorola and HTC phones, and kind of look forward to see what LG will do. 4G is rapidly approaching, and when it hits, Verizon wont even have a 4G device, so what is the point of putting out the network, if no one can utilize it?

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Blackberry is about to release BB OS that there is a new "web kit" browser...the same web kit that iPhone, Android, and Web OS use...not sure if it will be a hit or a failure, we will see when it comes out. I've heard reports that VZW will have an LTE handset late this year or Q1 of 2011. I've also read that VZW is going to roll out 4G much faster. They've already been testing LTE on the DL in some markets...

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