EVO Launching 1 Month Early Story Inside


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  1. BetterMost

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    Sprint rep told me the original launch date for the EVO was July 9th. It was moved up by HTC and Sprint so Apple and AT&T could not take bragging rights of having the first 4G smart phone to market when they introduce the IPhone 4G in mid June. The leaked photos on Gizmodo of the IPhone last month sparked the early release. This would explain why all of Sprints pre launch stuff says release Summer 2010.
     

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    the iphone is not going to be 4g as in 4g network but 4g as in 4th generation
     
  3. Incredible_Senor

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    Word. Though, if this is true what you heard, you likely misinterpreted it. I would not at all be surprised to find out that Sprint pushed up the launch. The Apple iPhone event, I believe, is in June. So it would make sense for them not to want to lose any of their hype to Apple when they announce their new phone.
     
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    ...........

    Even if your story is true, the iPhone is NOT a 4G device.

    Unless you mean Apple would release the iPhone as a "4G" device simply to confuse customers and entice them into buying it, which would not be out of the question considering it is Apple.
     
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    yes the new iphone is coming but not on a 4g network but its called iphone 4g because its a 4th generation device
     
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    I'm thinking iphone hd actually.
     
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    i guess it doesnt matter wat the iphone name is but the info from OP is no correct as far as bragging rights for first 4g smartphone go because the EVO 4g is called 4g because its going to be on a 4g network but the new iphone will not be on a 4g network
     
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    I'm praying its branded the "HD" and not the "4G". I'll probably pop a blood vessel each day when a fanboi thinks their "4G" is the same as the Evo's.
     
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    If they did that Sprint would kill them in the media.

    You think the Verizon 3G commercials are hurting AT&T, imagine what the Sprint 4G commercials would do. Heck, Sprint could start making 3G and 4G commercials, showing download speeds and simultaneous voice and data, and coverage area.

    Of course, Sprint's marketing department could sit on their hands too, and just let Apple and AT&T win another round. You never know with Sprint.
     
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    When the next iPhone comes out it will be the fourth iteration of the device.

    The first iPhone that came out ran on EDGE which is sometimes called a 2.5G network. So, the first generation iPhone ran on a 2.5 generation network.

    The second and third iPhone ran on a 3G network (3rd generation), hence the names 3G and 3GS.

    The fourth iPhone is also likely to run on a 3G network. As a note, we still don't know what they're actually going to be calling this device.
     
  12. Android 17

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    I feel exactly the same way...
     
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    It will be called 4g, that I am 99% sure.

    And att will do the same thing. They will release the iphone 4g with hspa+. They will show the HTC evo and iphone in download test. The two phones will download about the same speed and Fanboi's will eat it up.


    Hspa+, best case, is about equal to wimax, worst case. The new iphone will release with hspa+ offer real world downloads of 1.2-2.3 mbps. Sprint did not release the evo sooner, it was always june release.

    Bottom line is that marketing will win, and att and apple have the best marketing in the world. That does not change the facts on the ground.
     
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    Oh and I am 99% sure verizon will not be getting the iphone this year.
     
  15. BlackDynamite

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    T-Mobile's HSPA+ is actually pretty fast, but AT&T's won't be as fast as T-Mobile's. AT&T is only getting a 14 meg theoretical max. So I would guess Sprint's Wimax will totally eat it up in speed tests.

    All the same coverage stuff Verizon is killing AT&T with would be in Sprint ads. And Sprint could also throw in the simultaneous voice and data, and download speeds. AT&T would literally have nothing to retaliate with. With verizon AT&T at least has the simultaneous voice and data and download speeds. But if Sprint went at them they would have no decent answer to it.
     
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    Speculation or quoted facts?
     
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    The iPhone 3Gs with good coverage is just about or very close in speed to anything on the market today. However its running on a 3G network, with software and internals that are about a year old. And the new one will be running on the same old 3G network when it drops in July. But the internals will be bumped up in a big way. And there is word that at&t is amping up there network to get ready for this beast. As far as the name being iphone 4G, I doubted! Like most of us agree on, at&t is nowhere near ready for 4G. They need to get 3G right before going anywhere near the number 4!
     
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    The variable is Verizon though. Verizon has working LTE in Boston right now, and is supposed to be launchng the service as early as late this year or early next year. There is no telling how many cities they are in the process of rolling it out in right now. If they get an iPhone, it could legitimately be called 4G.

    The rumors that had Verizon getting an iPhone didn't have them launching it until late this year anyway, so they could realistically have 4G working in several cities by then.
     
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    V has only demonstrated LTE in a single coffee shop, under specific conditions, on a specific day. And that was to a select group of "testers." (i put testers in quotes because a number of people used in their media blitz are known paid actors)

    Verizon has no real world LTE service, especially none available to the general public. While they may be doing trials with select individuals, they are at least a year away from having LTE available to an entire market.

    http://www.slashgear.com/verizon-wireless-tests-lte-in-boston-and-wows-the-crowd-video-1185225/
     
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    Only problem is that at&t signed a big 5 year deal with Apple back in 2007. if that holds true....no iPhone on vzw till 2012...
     
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    I'm 100% sure, because Apple extended their exclusivity contract by 6 months into 2011.
     
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    we're talking AT&T here. Would yo really expct them to compre HSPA+ with WiMAX?
    more like HSPA+ vs. Sprint's 3G with some spin on the limited availability.

    I don't think they'll call it 4G, brand confusion would go both ways.
     
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    HSPA+, best case, is a LOT LOT faster than Wimax. Worst case is a lot slower than Wimax.

    HSPA+ with the iPhone = Suckage. Since that tech is affected by simultaneous users and AT&T 3G network can barely handle what they have already, I would say on average, AT&T users wouldn't see ANY improvement over 3G.
     
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    Its funny that all AT&T really has is the iPhone that keeps it going.

    If AT&T lost the exclusitivity of the iPhone, they would be screwed. Their network isnt the greatest....sure its got good data speeds, but those are under prime conditions.

    So aside from their deal with Apple, what does AT&T have? Like they just released the PRE + yesterday....but honestly, IMO of course....why would you buy any other phone aside from an iPhone on AT&T?
     
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    Verizon has said all along that they will have LTE rolling out late this year. This demonstration in Boston was just their way of telling everyone that everything is going well. See Verizon's website here, they say it will be launched in 30 markets in 2010:
    http://news.vzw.com/LTE/Overview.html

    The same guys reporting that Apple's contract was for 5 years are also reporting that Apple can get out of that contract if they want, and may have already got out of that contract. See here:
    Confirmed: Apple and AT&T signed five-year iPhone exclusivity deal -- but is it still valid? -- Engadget

    AT&T has the largest GSM network in the USA. Before they had the iPhone, they were the largest carrier. Verizon has since bought Alltel and passed them. But make no mistake about it, it's not the iPhone keeping AT&T afloat. I had AT&T and never had an iPhone (but only used smartphones). And it wasn't a problem with the service that made me leave, it was the practices of the company.
     

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