Windows 7 4G phone, anyone?

thenooge

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This is really what I want right now. I cannot justify biting the bullet on a new phone with new OS and everything that comes with these things, but if it were 4G that would help make my decision to leave blackberry for this windows 7 phone. Anybody have any idea's if this is in the works on any network? I'm with tmob on my berry right now, i just wanna hear the words 4G windows7 (and LG would sweeten the cake oh so much!!!)
 

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No word at all. I'm actually looking at Android phone that are in the works for AT&T. I'm hoping on of MS hardware vendors release some cool HW soon. I don't want to switch brands again, but I will.
This is really what I want right now. I cannot justify biting the bullet on a new phone with new OS and everything that comes with these things, but if it were 4G that would help make my decision to leave blackberry for this windows 7 phone. Anybody have any idea's if this is in the works on any network? I'm with tmob on my berry right now, i just wanna hear the words 4G windows7 (and LG would sweeten the cake oh so much!!!)
 

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Wouldn't t leaving BB would be incentive enough? Given the vast choice of platforms BB doesn't even register on the radar these days.
 

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BB is a nice phone. The push notifications are unbeatable. The email is great. I have a BB as my backup phone incase I break my Focus. The browser still sucks though.
Wouldn't t leaving BB would be incentive enough? Given the vast choice of platforms BB doesn't even register on the radar these days.
 

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Wouldn't t leaving BB would be incentive enough? Given the vast choice of platforms BB doesn't even register on the radar these days.

That's for sure, I have a BB Tour 9630 and it is hands down the worst phone I have ever owned in my life. I am on my 5th one right now because they had major manufacturing issues and RIM still refuses to admit to it. I am done with RIM forever. Just give me global roaming on Sprint with WP7 and I am sold.
 

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Although I have no reason to expect it, I'm hoping Verizon will surprise everyone in the near future with a cool Windows Phone 7 device running on their LTE network! Does anyone know if the WP7 OS requires any specific testing by Microsoft on the LTE network before new devices are released?
 

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All I know is MS has minimum hard ware restrictions. As long as they are met I don't see why they wouldn't approve a device.

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If it doesn't support cdma I doubt it supports wimax and lte which could slow down the development of 4g devices. I really want an lte phone but Microsoft needs to speed up to keep wp7 on users radar
 

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If it doesn't support cdma I doubt it supports wimax and lte which could slow down the development of 4g devices. I really want an lte phone but Microsoft needs to speed up to keep wp7 on users radar

WiMAX and LTE are strictly data technologies whereas CDMA is a voice technology. WP7 currently doesn't handle CDMA voice calls. LTE and WiMAX should need little, if any, update to work.
 

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My Verizon contract wasn't going to be up until September of this year, I figured I could wait and I'd see a 4G WP7 on the network. I'm not really optomistic with 4G at this point, I think it's too soon. We don't know anything about pricing details and it won't be available in all markets right away.

I jumped ship and bought a Samsung Focus on ATT. Compared to my BlackBerry the data connection seems faster and I've got WiFi if I need really speed. I figure when my contract is up at the beginning of 2013 that's when you'll see everyone making the switch to 4G.

I wouldn't recommend waiting forever either because there's always going to be something to prevent you from getting a phone. I can see 4G coming out, but no front facing camera. Then you'll have a phone with 4G and a front facing camera, but oh no it doesn't have NFC! Then you'll see all those features, but Android will have a 8 core ARM processor phone.

That's for sure, I have a BB Tour 9630 and it is hands down the worst phone I have ever owned in my life. I am on my 5th one right now because they had major manufacturing issues and RIM still refuses to admit to it. I am done with RIM forever. Just give me global roaming on Sprint with WP7 and I am sold.

Haha I'm a former Tour owner too and I didn't mind the phone. The trackball would get stuck from time to time, but the phone was durable and battery life was great. Towards the end it did get annoying having a tiny screen, no touchscreen and the web browser was kind of terrible.
 

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