Linked by David Adams on Tue 12th Jul 2011 17:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A recent Retrevo Gadgetology survey suggests that users are unclear on what exactly 4G means, don't know whether their current mobile service is 4G or not, and even if they do know, are unsure of the benefit. It also seems that mobile device owners' loyalty to their chosen platform is more important to them than higher network speeds.
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RE[3]: Comment by A.H.
by sc3252 on Tue 12th Jul 2011 21:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by A.H."
sc3252
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2005-09-06

You would think they would at least call HSPA+ 4g and not plain Jane HSPA... Anyways the real benefit of LTE is the way better latency, like 90-140ms compared to 300ms+. Heck you can play games on 90-140, not so much on 300.

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RE[4]: Comment by A.H.
by zima on Sun 17th Jul 2011 23:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by A.H."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Most online players, games, probably don't mind the 3G latency. Lower one is preferable for fairly small subset; basically, mostly a part of the "twitch-level pointing at things" kind.

I know Diablo II worked decently even on EDGE. The online PC game, WoW, also shouldn't have much of an issue (as well as most MMOs, or the dominating online category of fb / flash games)

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