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My Transition from 3G to 4G, BlackBerry to Droid Bionic

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The biggest knock that the 4G LTE devices are taking is battery life, notably the shortness of it. The original 4G device, the HTC Thunderbolt, runs for about 4 hours on a charge. With three days of data to work with, the Bionic does slightly better than that with moderate to heavy use. It almost made it through the workday on a single charge; about five hours of useable battery life. Careful power planning has to be taken into account for heavy users. The battery in the Bionic is 1930 mAh, compared to the 1700 mAh version in the Thunderbolt. With these larger screens, bigger processors, more memory, and that big data pipeline, it is a lot to ask from a fairly small battery. There are power management programs built in similar to a notebook PC, trading off connectivity or speed for battery life.

Now that there is a large pipeline available, Verizon Wireless is offering some other products to take advantage of it. Most of the new smartphones are enabled with a Wi-Fi hotspot that can support up to five devices. Taking that thought a little further, the company offers a product that replaces wire line phone service. Using what is essentially a hotspot, the user can plug in a wireless phone system for the home, instead of connecting by a twisted pair of copper wires it uses the cellular system to provide the connection.

Pantech UML 290 4G LTE Dongle

Checking with several users of the system, set up was easy, and after that, never gave it another thought. Terms used to describe performance were “seamless, can’t tell the difference, should have done this earlier”. Expect to see more services from Verizon to compete with cable and wire line telephone system service providers.

Overall the 4G LTE move is a boon for mobile devices, with an advantage for the fixed position user as well. There are a lot of products available, with the only drawback being the battery life of mobile devices.

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By , RIM-affairs Correspondent on Sep 19th, 2011 GMT +2

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