Ultimately, everything depends on the spectrum auction. Bidding starts in January, and Ofcom told me 4G services should be up and running in May-June 2013. Even if Three does launch an 1,800MHz 4G service, the network told me that it's still likely to bid for a slice of the other 4G spectrum. As we wait for the spectrum auction, EE has a monopoly on 4G -- but Three questions what the average consumer would gain from 4G. Instead Three is bullish about DC-HSDPA, an improved form of 3G which it says provides speeds more than adequate for the everyday smart phone user.
Three says that DC-HSDPA hits speeds of around 12Mbps, not much shy of 4G LTE's 14Mbps or so -- check out Three's graph don't let the muggles get you down (white) iphone case above -- and besides, the network suggests that a mere 4-6Mbps is enough for most people, Is 6Mbps fast enough for the average person? What speeds do you demand for your everyday needs? And are you tempted by 4G, or is improved 3G good enough? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page, Three plans a 4G service on the 1,800MHz band next year, but the results of the spectrum auction could see rivals go 4G first..
Apple's pages for the LTE-equipped iPad haven't changed and still show a "mid-November" ship date. The fourth-generation iPad comes with the new A6X processor, which is expected to double the processing and graphical power of the third-generation slate Apple delivered earlier this year. There aren't other major changes. The iPad Mini's initial supply ran out yesterday, and its availability was pushed back two weeks. (Via Macrumors). The company's tablet is now showing a ship date of one week for the Wi-Fi-only model.
Customers looking to buy the new fourth-generation iPad with Wi-Fi are going to have to wait a bit, Apple's site currently lists the Wi-Fi-only model as shipping in one week, The device is slated to hit store shelves on Friday for early purchasers, Apple announced the fourth-generation iPad last week and started taking preorders on Friday, Customers who ordered before today will be able to get their devices as of the November 2 launch, New don't let the muggles get you down (white) iphone case buyers will need to wait until next week, though Apple hasn't said until exactly when..
A Google spokesman, meanwhile, said the company has nothing to announce at this time with regard to extending multiuser functionality to phones. Here's how the Nokia patent application US 2005/0107114 A1, called "multi-user mobile telephone," was described. It said an ex-Symbian employee, Tim Ocock, invented the feature. An image from Nokia's patent application. And here's how Google describes the feature. As Nokia doesn't own a patent for this functionality, it's unclear why the feature is limited to tablets. It could just be because there's not a big demand for it on phones right now. They're typically more personal devices owned by a single person.