Last week, the Federal Communications Commission approved the Samsung SCH-r900, the first 4G device for Verizon's new LTE network. Currently, the carrier is testing its network in Boston and Seattle. With that news, rumors started up claiming a 4G version of the iPhone could be made available on Verizon's network sooner rather than later. The device could run on both 3G and 4G, depending on where those services are available.
Why you should care: As a CIO, choice means everything to you. The last thing you want is to be forced into a buying decision because of arbitrary restrictions, like those placed on iPhone availability. If Apple finally brings its device to Verizon's service, and it runs on a 4G network to boot, your organization will benefit. Not only will you have the option of using the iPhone on either of the two largest cellular networks in the U.S., but if you're in a big city with 4G availability, you can put high-speed service in your employees hands. Watch out for this one. It could be a major improvement over anything else on the market.
Additional reporting for this feature was provided by Susan Nunziata, Editor In Chief of CIO Insight.
This article was originally published on 08-02-2010
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