- 08-22-2011, 01:42 PM #2
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The rumors about the reasons for Google pushing up ICS seem to suggest that the Prime will be on vzw. One of the reasons was "to stop OG Droid users from getting an iPhone 5 when their contract is up." How would they accomplish that if the Prime isn't on the same carriers as the iPhone 5? Plus, every rumored spec-list says it'll be an LTE device.
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- 08-22-2011, 07:31 PM #7
i would agree with what people have said above. no way google will release such a high-end phone this far into LTE's rollout and not have it be LTE. In fact, i would bet that it wil have the second-gen LTE radio. What do you guys think about this? (I don't know much about the release of devices with this radio)If I've made a difference, please make sure to thank me.
- 08-22-2011, 07:40 PM #8
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Re: LTE?Wishlist: HTC, Dual Core, and 4G (Verizon)
I'm quite inVIGORated right now !
- 08-22-2011, 10:10 PM #9So many phones, so little time.
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- 08-24-2011, 02:58 AM #11
LTE baseband chips are far and few between. Unless it is the Snapdragon Krait 4th Gen SoC I don't think the phone will have battery life for more than a days charge. All the older chips use way too much juice. The Vigor may use Krait and it could be Verizon's version of the Nexus Prime.
- 09-21-2011, 12:59 AM #12
There's no way the Vigor uses Krait; Krait hasn't even begun sampling, and it typically takes 8-12 months after sampling for a phone to reach market using that tech, sometimes up to 18 months. That's standard dev cycle.
I honestly don't think the Prime will be worth it if you want really decent battery life. I'd be willing to buy it just for the (hopefully) stock ICS alone and future updates direct from Google, else I'm more curious about the HTC Vigor and LG Revo 2.
If none of these phones have decent battery life, I may just wait until Summer 2012 for something with Krait. Krait is the SoC to beat if you want LTE.
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- 09-21-2011, 10:17 AM #17god of thunder.
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Heres the way i see it.
This phone isn't getting LTE because it happens to be on Verizon. This phone is coming to Verizon first because of its LTE network.
Google wanted to lead with its best foot forward. If it is coming to all the carriers as rumored with 4G then why not fire an opening salvo of LTE... lets face it. It blows away Sprint's WiMax, TMo's HSPA+, AT&T's HSPA+, and even blows away AT&T's LTE
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- 09-21-2011, 08:05 PM #19
This is a cage match between Google and Apple, and Google will have them beat down this time. I am not saying that the iPhone won't sell a ton, just that this time around, they are going to be the winners as long as ICS isn't a bomb
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The Bionic's battery is 1800 or less. The Prime's battery is gonna be at least 1800. And LED screens use MUCH less juice, especially when you have the brightness cranked all the way down because they're still very visible - much more so than an LCD screen set to the same brightness level. I have no doubts at all