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Old 09-23-2009, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the tour capable of hitting 4G speeds? I'm with sprint and I'v heard sprint does have 4G in some locations.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The only device out for 4g to my knowledge is a laptop card.... If it is 4g, it will say it on the box/site.... If it doesn't say it... It isn't. Simple
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... but the Tour (along with the Storm) is EvDO Rev A, making its network speeds significantly faster than previous CDMA BlackBerry devices (EvDO Rev 0).
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... and it is not 4G compatible in any event ...
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4g is an entirely different technology than ev-do
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ok im not very knowledgeable about all of this phone stuff, im more in to cars and hockey, but i was talking to a verizon blackberry tech person when i was trying to fix my phone and he knew alot about blackberrys and stuff...we started talking about 4G coming out in about a year..and i asked if the tour would be capable and he said yes...so i dont know
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He knows far less about BlackBerrys than you think.

The correct answer was "No, the Tour is not 4G compatible".

The rep. knows as much about BlackBerrys as I know about cars.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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He knows far less about BlackBerrys than you think.

The correct answer was "No, the Tour is not 4G compatible".

The rep. knows as much about BlackBerrys as I know about cars.
haha i was surprised but oh well i guess im a bit disappointed now...he seemed knowledgeable haha...so will a 4G tour come out?!?!?
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No, a 4G model of Blackberry may come out.
It wont be called the Tour, it may have wi-fi etc etc.

Just like the whole "tour with wi-fi" coming out, I have a feeling they'll rename that something else.
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I guess the answer is "yes, but no one has a clue as to when!"
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They spent so long before making a 3G BB for T-mobile.
I cant imagine getting a 4G BB before its well established.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I guess the answer is "yes, but no one has a clue as to when!"

Verizon to Deploy LTE 'As Close to All-At-Once As Possible'

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Speaking in an interview, Verizon Wireless' senior vice president and chief technology officer Tony Malone indicated that the company is going to launch its Long Term Evolution 4G network across as much of the U.S. at the same time as possible. Malone said, "We want to give our customers a significant footprint," rather than offer trial markets spread here and there. Malone said the LTE network will overlay -- not replace -- its CDMA-based 3G network, and noted that it will be able to use the same towers and equipment to power both networks. Malone said there will not be a hard switchover from one network to another, instead, he said, "You will need new devices to take [full] advantage of LTE. But there won't be a need to force migrate." Verizon will serve both its CDMA and LTE customers concurrently. Verizon has said that it will launch 25 to 30 LTE markets during 2010, covering some 100 million POPs.
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And does that give any hint as to when a 4G BlackBerry will come out?
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So much for being succinct this time.
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Bah, humbug.
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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There is no 4G network in the US, yet.

Some people call EVDO rev A '3.5g' because EVDO rev 0 was 3g and rev A is faster.

I suppose you could call rev A 4G, but it's really a revision of existing tech and not a true fourth-generation tech.
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4G has already been launched in a handful of US cities.

Let me google that for you
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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omg i never knew about LMGTFY.com
that made my night! lol
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:29 AM   #20 (permalink)
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do not believe anything a verizon rep tells you without independent verification

the vast majority of them are idiots
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