I saw that verizon is bringing the ROTTEN apple to play with us which maybe interesting to really showcase android. But what caught my attention, which i maybe a lil behind the ball on this one is that verizon is rolling out 4G. So will my Eris be able to use 4G ? Maybe with a software update?
I don't think the Eris is capable of doing 4G-- but perhaps it is as simple as a software tweak. But if I'm not mistaken, I read once that though a system might be 4G, other versions will still work-- or at least 3G. Thankfully, our phones cycle through so quickly (new every two) that even if you reeeeeally wanted 4G, you'd only have to wait a relatively short time.
The Eris would need a second radio that support LTE. It does not have it. So, no, it will not have 4G when Verizon rolls it out. Verizon announced a few weeks ago that their first 4G phone will be available mid-2011. They are rolling out LTE after testing in Boston and Seattle, but will be limited to broadband only (ie, USB devices for laptops, laptops with built-in radios) through this year.