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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigchris View Post
    ... Its a Win-Win for AT&T if they did do it.
    Uh, wouldn't that be WebOS-WebOS for AT&T if . . . ???

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    I hope it's the inclusion of a game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    did this flash of brilliance really require a new special thread?
    Yes! Yes it did! Apology maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidtm View Post
    Uh, wouldn't that be WebOS-WebOS for AT&T if . . . ???

    (Groan)
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    Quote Originally Posted by asforme View Post
    And those who know they won't be getting 4G in the next 2 years and would rather they not have an excuse to raise the price.

    it cant cost that much to add another radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe View Post
    it cant cost that much to add another radio.
    It's not about costs, it's about how well they can market 4G and the perceived advantage that customers are willing to pay for. How do you think Apple gets away with charging $100 for 8GB more of flash memory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe View Post
    it cant cost that much to add another radio.
    hahaha

    This electric razor only costs $19.99!!! That is so cheap, they should just add it to the Pre!

    It is not a trivial undertaking to just 'add another radio' to a smartphone. If it didnt have WIMAX in it when designed, it doesnt now. Too bad for Seattle and Bawlmer' residents and big whoop for the rest of us.
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    #68  
    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe View Post
    it cant cost that much to add another radio.
    There is a cost to add another radio. On top of the physical radio, you have to study all types of radio signalling behaviors and how it interacts with the Pre hardware.

    And it's not like Sprint has a Voice & Data WiMax/4G network. It's sole use for the short term is data. While devices are certainly quick presently, mobile devices are far from being fast enough to utilize the bandwidth in a 4G connection unless you are using the device as a modem (aka tethering).
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    Quote Originally Posted by emuneee View Post
    There is a cost to add another radio. On top of the physical radio, you have to study all types of radio signalling behaviors and how it interacts with the Pre hardware.

    And it's not like Sprint has a Voice & Data WiMax/4G network. It's sole use for the short term is data. While devices are certainly quick presently, mobile devices are far from being fast enough to utilize the bandwidth in a 4G connection unless you are using the device as a modem (aka tethering).

    im sure they just didnt say, hey we have to 4g chips lets throw it in.

    it would of been there in the beginning if sprint wanted it there and palm could do it.

    again, if we havent seen the fcc filings, we dont know all that is in the phone. and with sprint marketing 4G on their latest commericails (some may say even infering that the pre has it), they must think they are close. what better way to market even more than to say its available on their newest greatest phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emuneee View Post
    There is a cost to add another radio. On top of the physical radio, you have to study all types of radio signalling behaviors and how it interacts with the Pre hardware.

    And it's not like Sprint has a Voice & Data WiMax/4G network. It's sole use for the short term is data. While devices are certainly quick presently, mobile devices are far from being fast enough to utilize the bandwidth in a 4G connection unless you are using the device as a modem (aka tethering).
    Our network goes to 4G...it's one louder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prereferee View Post
    Our network goes to 4G...it's one louder.
    Sadly, I think a lot of people calling for 4g in the pre understand the issue at about the same level that 'Nigel' understood his amp. ("It's one louder." ... "These go to eleven")
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