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    Will the new Pre3 be 4G or will it still be stuck in the 3G? If it's not 4G then it's just a waste and not worth buying with all the 4G phone currently out and i'm sure more will come out by the summer.
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    3G which equals FAIL.
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    as of right now, the only thing they said coming 4G would be the tablet and that's after the wi-fi version.
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    How exactly is 3G a failing point? No major carrier (despite what the commercials will tell you) has a consistent and substantial 4G footprint, yet. And let's not even start in how 4G isn't even 4G...
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    So if Sprint picks it up with 3G only won't we still have to pay the extra $10 fee?
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    Sprint has added the $10 fee to all data plans as of January 31. I just got my step daughter in under the wire. So 4G or 3G it will cost you $10 more for data on Sprint. However that's still a bargain compared to some carriers out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommieCOZY View Post
    How exactly is 3G a failing point? No major carrier (despite what the commercials will tell you) has a consistent and substantial 4G footprint, yet. And let's not even start in how 4G isn't even 4G...
    I agree with your last point, however when you buy a tech product you're not buying it for today's environment, but for today and tomorrow. I know a new phone won't last 2 years spec wise anymore, but I think you'll see a big 4G footprint before this phone is even a year old.
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    So if Sprint picks it up with 3G only won't we still have to pay the extra $10 fee?
    Yes. That's why the next phone I buy, it will at least have the option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reminiz View Post
    Yes. That's why the next phone I buy, it will at least have the option.
    Agreed. Correct me if I'm wrong but can't video chat only be used over 4G or WiFi only? Or will 3G work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freshyz View Post
    Agreed. Correct me if I'm wrong but can't video chat only be used over 4G or WiFi only? Or will 3G work?
    I was curious about that as well. I was wondering if/how the iPhone 4 on verizion was handling facetime. I would assume it would have to be on wi-fi only.
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    I live in an awesome 4G area. I have full 4G (Sprint WiMAX) signal on my back porch and in most of the places I regularly travel to.

    And I also almost never use it. Because it's a battery hog, it's still inconsistent in its connection reliability, and it works for ***** indoors. Oh, and because, for 90% of what I'm using my smartphone for, 3G is fast enough. And I'm a huge power user.

    If this was February 2012, I'd agree with you. But right now, lack of 4G on the new HP devices is in no way a "fail."
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    The specs indicate it supports HSPA+. Isn't that considered 4G by ATT?
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    Alone not having 4g isn't a issue but it will most likely keep it off Sprint since that is their rave now.
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    Video chat over 3G = fail.
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    Well the front facing camera certainly hints at 4G, since as you pointed out video chat on 3G = fail. And didn't they say HSPA+? According to T-Mo and ATT thats the same as 4G (lol). No mention of Wimax or LTE though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VCI_Cell View Post
    I live in an awesome 4G area. I have full 4G (Sprint WiMAX) signal on my back porch and in most of the places I regularly travel to.

    And I also almost never use it. Because it's a battery hog, it's still inconsistent in its connection reliability, and it works for ***** indoors. Oh, and because, for 90% of what I'm using my smartphone for, 3G is fast enough. And I'm a huge power user.

    If this was February 2012, I'd agree with you. But right now, lack of 4G on the new HP devices is in no way a "fail."
    In theory, this device might only be 5 months old by February 2012.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freshyz View Post
    So if Sprint picks it up with 3G only won't we still have to pay the extra $10 fee?
    Nope regardless of having the 4g title you will have to pay the extra $10 a month as it is a charge for "premium data". So since it's a smart phone it will fall under this new category and you will have to pay the $10 charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavvento View Post
    In theory, this device might only be 5 months old by February 2012.
    LoL. Point taken.

    Still, I hate that the buzzword bullsnot that is "4G" has already begun to corrupt the populace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbufe View Post
    The specs indicate it supports HSPA+. Isn't that considered 4G by ATT?
    And T-mobile...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommieCOZY View Post
    How exactly is 3G a failing point? No major carrier (despite what the commercials will tell you) has a consistent and substantial 4G footprint, yet. And let's not even start in how 4G isn't even 4G...
    I want my next phone to have LTE/WiMAX because I'm going to have it for two years. Verizon has LTE and Sprint has WiMAX at my school (Rutgers) and in NYC.

    The Pre 3 is supposed to be HP's high-end phone, and it has to go up against the 4G phones coming out this summer. So I'll wait for a 4G webOS phone (unless my Pre Plus breaks, in which case I'll regrettably switch).
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