Verizon has recently developed the company’s first true high speed 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network. You might have heard about the recent hoopla around the Motorola Xoom and its exclusive abilities to use the LTE network. Up until now on 3G, or HSPA networks were inferior for HD video, high quality audio, and other interactive media features synonymous with the internet experience. People had to rely on WIFI in order to get high quality content to mobile phones or more particularly Tablet PCs.
Verizon is broadcasting its new 4G network at 700 MHZ which is its own wireless spectrum. Having its own exclusive spectrum will allow for easy transfer of HI-DEF files travel fast in both directions. This is pivotal for the growth of video conferencing via programs such as Skype.
The 4G LTE network is only available in 38 cities in the USA, covering about 35% of the current Verizon subscribers. The company is quickly building more towers across the country, but it will not be nationwide until 2013.
Many people might wonder what the benefits of LTE are in a world of broadband hard-lined access and other services that provide 4G network access. In some cases the LTE network will be superior to current generation speed in the home. LTE is best served for two way video or game play.
New devices are set to take advantage of this new network and allow for true multi-player online gaming! The Motorola Droid Bionic and Motorola Xoom will be the first widely released gadgets to take it to the next level.
Tablets released in late 2011 and 2012 will be integrated dual core processing power and increased graphics accelerators, as well as 3D. You can bet that the tablet ecosystem will dramatically release higher quality games. While games like RAGE for the iPad show what gaming can be like, many companies have not released high quality games exclusive to tablets. With tablets having the same types of hardware under the hood, it may help future game development companies to make games that would be optimal on this mobile device, such as MMORPG’S, RTS and action games.
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Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.