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4Generation Cell Phones

Written by JOJY on May 6, 2009 – 5:19 pm -

4g-cell-phonesCell phone market has reached the hefty number of 30 billion and more is yet to be expected. There is a high demand of highly advance cell phones that function more than just a telecommunication device. Though cell phones are becoming more than just cell phones but there is a room for improvement. Lot of improvement to be precise. To cater the high demand, 3G technology is fast gaining popularity among cell phone addicts and 4G is looming in the corner.

With current mobile user using 2G or 2.5G, even 3G is very new to majority of cell phone users. Only smart phones such as BlackBerry Bold and Apple iPhone uses 3G and they are becoming hot favorite among tech savvy as 3G offers high data transmission speed ranging from 600KBs to 1.4 Mega bytes per second that means faster web browsing or sending emails within seconds. 3G ensure fast data transmission that makes watching TV or downloading a possibility on cell phone. 4G is generally known as ‘Beyond 3G’ as it will enhance the features offered in 3G because 4G in comparison to that means even faster data transmission since its speed starts from 2Mega bytes per second and can reach ten times that speed and higher, that certainly promise real time high quality transmission of voice and data multimedia all the time and anywhere in the world. That makes watching TV or downloading not just a possibility but actually a norm for masses. This will make access to internet easier; compatibility with other wireless services will be seamless with 4G.

There are many speculations about 4G as standards of it are yet to decide and tech gurus are predicting that things are not going to be as smooth as it looks. It took a long time for people to leave the comfort zone of their 2 to 2.5G phones and just recently, the hype of 3G phone is catching up. 4G may have cost issues and how existing cell systems can be backhauled to put this into effect.

Despite reservations and speculations, 4G is indeed the future of cell phones and already many companies are working over this technology. WiMax and LTE, two leading 4G technologies are already vying for their proposed standards. Japanese company NTTDoCoMo has been testing a 4G communication system prototype. Big names such as Bell Canada, Verizon Wireless , Telus have announced that they will cooperating towards building 4G LTE wireless broadband network. Europe and Japan have already plan to launch it by 2012.

4G is the reality of the future and integral for faultless computing and have a lot to offer as it’s the looming upgrade for tomorrow.


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