iPhone 4, Verizon 4G Network Seems Like a Match Made in Heaven
News Analysis: The Federal Communications Commission has approved the first LTE (Long Term Evolution) handset, the Samsung SCH-r900. Furthermore, Verizon is testing its LTE Network in Boston and Seattle. Can a true iPhone 4G for the Verizon LTE network be far behind?So what's an iPhone 4X4? If you're at Verizon Wireless, it's not the latest SUV, but instead is the iPhone 4 with 4G data communications. Verizon has been building out its 4G LTE test network for some time now, and is reportedly already testing a version of the iPhone in its test environment. What's more important is that LTE handsets are already on their way to market, meaning that an iPhone 4G device would be an important early introduction for a device that might otherwise be starting to lose its luster under the onslaught of Android smartphones.
According to an article in ARS Technica, on July 30, the Federal Communications Commission has just approved the first LTE handset, a Samsung SCH-r900, which will run on MetroPCS, possibly in Las Vegas to start. If the version of LTE being built out by MetroPCS meets the expected 4G standards, it'll be the fastest and highest capacity wireless network in the United States, at least until Verizon Wireless goes public.