1. cckgz4's Avatar
    Engadget posted an article about AT&T aquiring new devices that will have Mango AND 4G. You'll get your wish
    09-12-2011 04:42 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    I am really tired of U.S. carriers calling their 3.5G data connection 4G when they aren't using LTE.
    09-12-2011 05:22 PM
  3. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    So I just read the below article and the responses over at WMpoweruser. A main focal point of the article is WP's lack of 4G support (or LTE?). I thought Mango enabled WP to support 4G and the AT&T phones are supposed to have 4G, right? I don't understand why this is a big deal, then. Can anyone help me?

    HTC US President– iPhone is losing its cool, but Windows Phone 7 needs 4G | WMPoweruser
    09-12-2011 08:38 PM
  4. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    Hm...I just changed my time zone and it seems to have messed up my new thread. Anyway, does that mean that Mango will not support LTE, but it will support HSPA+?
    09-12-2011 08:47 PM
  5. smartpatrol's Avatar
    I see no reason why WP7 wouldn't support LTE. It's just that it will require a separate chip, because the Snapdragon MSM8x55 doesn't have LTE radios built in. AFAIK all current LTE phones have a separate chip for LTE. MSM8255 does have HSPA+ built-in, though, so I expect all T-Mobile/AT&T Mango phones to support it.

    I think that article makes a good point, though. The carriers are all making a big deal about their 4G networks. They aren't going to put much effort into promoting/selling 3G phones anymore. WP7 desperately needs some 4G phones, because these are the phones the carriers want to sell.
    09-12-2011 09:10 PM