With UMB officially out of the picture, carriers effectively now have only two options when choosing the faithful path to the fourth generation: LTE
. There's no question that WiMAX is quietly gaining traction
in pockets around the world, but LTE still commands the lion's share of attention -- and it's especially interesting every time a current CDMA network chooses the GSMA-backed tech. Confirming earlier rumors
, Japan's KDDI is the latest to swing that way, hooking up with Hitachi and Nortel to deliver an LTE overlay that's interoperable with its current EV-DO infrastructure. Odds are they'll be offering 20-megapixel cameraphones with 1080p displays by then, too.
[Via Phone Scoop