HSUPA High Speed Uploads Coming to AT&T in April

Users on AT&T’s HSPA+ networks and devices, such as the recently launched HTC Inspire 4G and the Motorola Atrix 4G, can finally experience real 4G speeds come this April according to an AT&T spokesperson. Speaking in regards to AT&T’s controversial position on not enabling full 4G high speed uploads on devices that advertise such capabilities at launch, the carrier is saying that the HSUPA feature will finally be enabled as part of the network upgrade in April.

“We will be turning HSUPA upload speeds on via a software update to the Motorola ATRIX 4G and HTC Inspire 4G planned for April. The Samsung Infuse 4G will launch with HSUPA.”

In a report published by Wired, smartphone users who shoot YouTube videos or capture images may finally upload those to the web at speeds greater than 300 Kbps as HSPA+ is capable of speeds up to 5.5 Mbps when HSUPA is enabled. Download speeds, when I had used the Atrix 4G, were comparable in performance to some of the faster 3G smartphones offered by the carrier and I routinely saw download speeds of between 2-3 Mbps. The slow speeds and misleading claims by AT&T at launch of the Atrix 4G and the Inspire 4G ultimately led me to switch to Verizon for the carrier’s understated 4G LTE speeds on the Thunderbolt.

  

Comments

  1. Afya Asif says

    I’ve got one… it’s a great phone.
    The laptop dock is cool. I charges the phone using its own battery and can almost triple the battery life of the phone.
    That said, thanks to our friends at xda-developers you can get “Webtop Via HDMI Without a Dock”, you don’t even need to root!

    Pros:
    Very fast & reliable (android 2.2 FTW)
    Loud speaker (Max volume will get your attention from across the house)
    Bright LED flash
    Firefox in webtop can play hulu (kinda choppy tho)

    Cons:
    Motoblur
    Battery life / temperature on load (idle is fine)
    Dock cost is annoying
    Signed bootloader (no third party ROMs)

    All in all… I like it better than my 3GS

    you can find more information by this article:
    Motorola Atrix 4G with laptop dock: First Opinion

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