I have to say I am not that familiar with Frost & Sullivan but one of their analysts, Samir Sakpal, claims that a 4G BlackBerry (codename Triton) will be coming in December. We have heard rumors that RIM is working on LTE devices but carriers are barely starting to get those networks online let alone releasing devices for them. The usual way this works is that USB modem dongles come first and then smartphones. On the other hand Verizon did claim that they would bring LTE to “One third of America” by the end of the year.
Sakpal claims that this 4G BlackBerry will mimic the iPhone 4 with a front facing camera and a 5MP rear facing camera. He claims that RIM plans to shine with their 4G device now that usage based pricing is taking over since the BlackBerry infrastructure is lean on data usage.
Anybody else excited about a 4G BlackBerry? I am kind of curious what we could do with that kind of speed. On the other hand I do not think my BlackBerry could handle much faster speeds. It already chokes when I try to download large amounts of data through Slacker station caching.