If you’ve been hankering for a new phone and are keen to check out the high-speed 4G networks on offer by two of the three major Australian mobile carriers, your choices are about to get a whole lot wider.
Fourth-generation mobile networks offer better speeds for grabbing the information you want on the go, with faster than ADSL2 speeds from the middle of the city in the palm of your hand.
In Australia, two such networks are available, with Telstra’s 4G network available for both post-paid and pre-paid users, and the Optus 4G network becoming live for post-paid users across the country in September.
You’ll still need a 4G phone, though, if you’re to access the technology. We’ve checked some out in the past, including the HTC Velocity and One XL, but more are coming.
At the moment, the iPhone 5 sounds like it should have a slightly longer 4 inch screen, a new smaller docking connector, Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, Bluetooth 4.0 functionality, and a new design sporting a slimmer build and a combination of glass and metal in the chassis.
Fourth-generation mobile network support is also expected here too, as Apple would be mad not to include the next generation of mobile connection in a flagship phone designed to stick around for the next year.
In fact, LG’s competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note – the Optimus Vu – won’t even likely see a release locally, with the company telling GadgetGuy that “at this point in time Optimus Vu has not been ranged by any of the local operators and will not be released for sale in Australia.”