The 4G wireless, LTE capabilities are hoped to be featured on the iPad HD, the official name of iPad 3 that will debut tomorrow. This is not crazy as the LTE networks are already active in US. The shift from the second generation CDMA to the fourth generation LTE in US, Canada and some parts of Asia was quite fluid when compared to the same in Europe mainly because the operators there are still trying to squeeze the value of the investments in 3G HSPA+ networks.
A technology site of US, confirms that it is the same source that has confirmed the launch of the iPad HD on March 7th to confirm the LTE capability. In fact, LTE was the talk of the Mobile World Congress held last week at Barcelona.
When the LTE was tried on Samsung tablet powered by Android in the show, the slow speeds were extremely fast which was superior to the already crowded Wi-Fi networks. The coverage was also found to be excellent in quality. LTE was actually made for smartphones and tablet computing and after talking to the people who used the dongles, the mobile computing is expected to be super-charged.
Unfortunately, the European countries including Ireland and UK are getting the LTE after the delay due to the wireless spectrum auctions. But still some countries like Germany are getting it sooner. If the iPad HD launches in regions outside US, it has to first cater for the 3G networks and then be future proofed for the arrival of 4G.
In US, AT&T and Verizon are rumored to sell the new version of iPad with the LTE speeds of up to20 Mbps which is a distinct possibility. About five of the major carriers in US are offering LTE services in the market that is largely occupied with the Android devices.