There are rumors galore about what Apple could have in store at its press conference today. Here are some of the more interesting possibilities:
Apple won’t be announcing an iPad 3, but instead, an iPad “HD”
The tablet will likely have a much higher resolution screen (2,048 x 1,536 pixels instead of 1,024 x 768) and will be the only tablet supporting 1080p.
New iPad could have “haptic” display
Apple’s original invitation to the March 7th event said “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” A haptic display provides touch feedback. Your iPad could now physically respond to your touch. This is the most exciting possibility for the announcement in my opinion.
Verizon’s 4G LTE network is cranking up in Knoxville and Chattanooga this month. Dan Thompson gives the low down, including phones available and the end of unlimited data plans.
We just received the announcement that Knoxville and the surrounding areas will be experiencing the big switch to 4G in July. According to the Verizon release, the 4G LTE Broadband mobile network provides speeds “up to 10 times faster” than its current 3G network.
The company also stated it expects “average data rates in real-world, loaded network environments to be 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.” Here is some of what you can expect from a functionality aspect from the 4G network:
· Smooth mobile video-conferencing
· Multiple, simultaneous video streams
· Speedy transfer of large files
· Running of powerful programs
· Downloading of songs in seconds and movies in minutes
This week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon unveiled its plan for the 4G LTE network and a slew of devices, which will run on the network. If you’re not familiar with 4G LTE, glance over our recent post on the new technology by Jay Witherspoon, Director of Advertising for Cellular Sales. Verizon streamed the whole announcement over the Internet, and we’ve sifted the following chunks of news.
Verizon didn’t dish out a whole lot of new information, but they pieced out a few things about their 4G LTE initiative. Plans are to extend 4G to 140 new markets by the end of the year, not excluding rural markets. By 2013, Verizon plans for 4G to be as ubiquitous as 3G, extending nation-wide.