Confused on this LTE dibacle for the Inspire
Ok so looking at the specs of the Inspire vs. the T-Bolt & seeing that the T-Bolt will be capable of LTE but reports are saying that the Inspire won't be truly LTE capable once AT&T gets that mess figured out.
My question is, why won't the Inspire be capable of LTE when these phones are almost identical in specs? Is there something in the hardware thats disabled in the Inspire phone itself that's making it unable to accept LTE service?
Whats the deal?
- 03-17-2011, 03:28 PM #2
Ok so wouldn't this easily be a radio OTA fix? I know on my Droid there were many a baseband update for it. I mean, hell there's already a fix for making it compatible with root, surely they could do it the 'right' way by issuing an OTA when LTE becomes available right? Seems like something they COULD do unless they (HTC) are being limited on how fast they can actually make this phone because of AT&T rules and/or caps (because it's not their flagship iPhone).
Or am I just being pessimistic?
- 03-17-2011, 03:37 PM #4
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- 03-17-2011, 04:45 PM #7
Trust me, if there was an LTE radio in the Inspire, AT&T would have marketed it as such. If you don't understand the difference between LTE and HSPA+, do a little research before getting uppity.
LTE: 3GPP Long Term Evolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HSPA+: Evolved HSPA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's quite simply a piece of hardware the Inspire does not have. What you're saying is like implying that we could update the firmware on a Wifi radio and get it to work with Bluetooth. Just doesn't work that way.
- 03-17-2011, 04:49 PM #8
Additionally, LTE operates in the 700 MHz band here in the US. The Inspire does not support 700 MHz bands. See the following from this site (HTC Inspire 4G Full Specifications - Gadgetian)
2G Network GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850, 1900 MHz
Compared to the specs on the Thunderbolt: HTC ThunderBolt specs - Phone Arena
And saying I'm confused about a topic & questioning something makes me 'uppity'? Who the hell are you? Doesn't the fact your calling me uppity for asking a question in turn make YOU uppity?!
Maybe you should look up the definition of a forum!
- 03-17-2011, 05:00 PM #10
- 03-17-2011, 05:02 PM #11
I think what he's saying is the way your replied. and also some searching the sight should have answered your question. and before you ask just because thunderbolt has a gsm radio for lte you can't unlock it for att or tmo. different frequency.
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LOL An answer is not "because it just doesn't".
It's not until you started the name calling that you added the links after.
Maybe realize that not everyone has done as much research on the topic as you have & maybe would like to see a little more than just the "because I said so" type answer. I apologize if asking for links generalized me in the d!ckhead category.
- 03-17-2011, 05:38 PM #13
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Many sources say AT&T's LTE network won't be complete until the end of 2013. So even if you're on a 2 year contract with your Inspire, it will be up by the time LTE is ready and you could get a new phone. Problem solved.
- 03-17-2011, 05:42 PM #14
Additionally, it seems like initial reports of speeds on Verizon's LTE network at this point are hovering around 3-5mbps down. AT&T's HSPA+ network sounds like it ought to be capable of that theoretically, once it's complete. And with HSUPA turned on eventually for these phones, we ought to be seeing speeds at least nearly on par with what the Thunderbolt has. So, not terrible.
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- 03-17-2011, 10:23 PM #17
This is a good discussion that took a little bit of a wrong turn so lets all settle down. Search first is not an answer please always give links or just don't answer. Please don't try to beat the curse filter its there for a reason. Lets everyone settle down and continue the discussion.
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