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Old Nov 2, 2012, 07:42 AM   #51
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There are plenty of markets where LTE still isn't relevant. I'm in the UK, and there is one network offering LTE, at absurd prices.

Why should I pay more for hardware that I'll never use?

Much like the Galaxy Nexus, they can also release an LTE version later for the markets that want it.
Agreed.

I have a 4S, and I'm not due an upgrade until February 2014, but with Google driving prices down AND superior hardware I'm very tempted to jump to Android when my upgrade comes around. Or, sell the 4S and buy a Nexus 4 - probably making a tidy profit!

Going to test the Android water with a Nexus 7 though...
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:57 AM   #52
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I would have bought the nexus 4 in an instant if it had lte. Now I have no idea what to do. I dont think any of the current android handsets are compelling enough to buy (lack of gs3 updates is a killer), though I would like a bigger screen than the iPhone 5 offers. I am going to wait till after all the holiday releases and reevaluate.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 12:14 PM   #53
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I would have bought the nexus 4 in an instant if it had lte. Now I have no idea what to do. I dont think any of the current android handsets are compelling enough to buy (lack of gs3 updates is a killer), though I would like a bigger screen than the iPhone 5 offers. I am going to wait till after all the holiday releases and reevaluate.
Yeah, I'd give it some time if you can wait. Google may release carrier specific versions of the Nexus 4. Those will have LTE.

Google must or the Nexus 4 will never truly take off beyond those few that appreciate unlocked devices.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 12:44 PM   #54
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I'm going to go with "Millions of Apple fans" for $200, Alex.
I am not an Apple fan and even then the iPad is more desirable than a N7 even though i hate hate hate the way current iTunes works. I use a PC, have barely any desire to buy a mac (only if i ever did iOS dev but then i would probably loan one lol), so iTunes is huge PITA.

However, i have had my time albeit short with a N7 and the productivity apps i can use on an iPad have barely any 1:1 options for N7 as tablet apps go. I am not trolling, because i would LOVE a $200 tab that could run those technical apps and things like goodreader and paper, but apparently developers don't want to do that.

However, I am planning to swap my iP5 for a N4 because my smartphone is always used for communication and music/browsing on the go irrespective of how many apps are installed which makes the choice of a smartphone as easy as the cheapest one, and grab a surface instead of N7/10 or even an iPad because my desktop apps will run on the surface and with a full Office suite, a great keyboard, and much easier way to dev on visual studio is a win.

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Yeah, I'd give it some time if you can wait. Google may release carrier specific versions of the Nexus 4. Those will have LTE.

Google must or the Nexus 4 will never truly take off beyond those few that appreciate unlocked devices.
At $300, i could care less if it has LTE, the price is SWEET!
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 05:56 AM   #55
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Shhhh.... Logic is not allowed on this forum, unless it is pro Apple. Really, the Nexus 4 is nice, but it is absolutely absurd that it doesn't include LTE support. Google could have sold far more had they included it.
The Nexus 4 would have been better with LTE. I'd have gladly paid an extra $50-100 for an LTE model.
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Agreed.

I have a 4S, and I'm not due an upgrade until February 2014, but with Google driving prices down AND superior hardware I'm very tempted to jump to Android when my upgrade comes around. Or, sell the 4S and buy a Nexus 4 - probably making a tidy profit!

Going to test the Android water with a Nexus 7 though...
Yeah, I'm half-way through a 24 month contract with a Galaxy Nexus. I still thing it's a great phone, but with the Nexus 4 selling for peanuts I'll be able to sell my Galaxy Nexus and upgrade to a SIM-free phone for around 70, which I wouldn't have otherwise done.
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