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rcook12
Jan 02, 2013

Will BlackBerry 10 support 4G?

As a former BlackBerry user, I'm looking forward to (finally) seeing what BB10 will be like. It will take a lot to get me to go back, but I'm keeping an open mind. Does anyone know if BB10 will be 4G? We just got 4G coverage in my area, and after seeing how much faster it is, it would be a deal breaker if BB10 doesn't support 4G.

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ehtan
01/03/2013

Yes. It would be a huge mistake if it didn't, especially since BB sells itself as the serious, business oriented mobile platform.  As jimlynch mentioned, they just reached an deal with InterDigital related to 4G technology.  Really, they had no choice but to pay up. 

jimlynch
01/02/2013
See this article:

RIM signs big patent deal to bring 4G LTE to BlackBerry 10
Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/01/02/rim-interdigital-4g-lte-patent

"Right now, everything RIM does is in preparation for one thing: the überimportant launch of the BlackBerry 10.
Its latest patent deal is no exception. To prepare for the operating system’s debut, RIM is expanding its existing patent agreement with wireless research company InterDigital. With the expanded deal, RIM now has the rights to InterDigital’s 4G LTE and LTE-Advanced technology.

The announcement is a significant one for RIM, which can finally bring 4G LTE to its BlackBerry phones without having to worry about getting sued by InterDigtal over the technology. (Also, in case it wasn’t clear, the deal also more or less confirms that RIM’s upcoming smartphones will indeed come with LTE chips — which should make carriers like Verizon and AT&T very, very happy.)"
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