BREAKING: Verizon Test Website Hints at 4G LTE Palm Device? Update: Tiered Data? and LTE Voice too?
Well, well. It looks like our very own Joseph May has discovered some potentially huge information on Verizon’s testing subdomain. (Editor’s Note: Joseph mentioned it to Max Haubenstock, who tipped Pre Central, who then tipped Engadget, before we launched the article…). Anyways, as far as we can tell, there are two products on the page: Palm Voice Test and Palm LTE Voice.
The specs listed on the Palm Voice Test page seem to be the exactly the same as Verizon’s iteration of the popular (debatable, right?) Palm Pre Plus phone, minus the reference to Verizon’s 4G LTE network and the name, of course.
The Palm LTE Voice, however, seems to be hinting at 4G LTE support for a potentially upcoming Palm device.
While we’re not exactly sure what to make of this, we’ve gotta believe that an LTE Palm device is in the works. But, as always, time will tell. Major tech blogs, can you shed some light?
Update: The page has been pulled… but not to fear, we took some snapshots before Big Red pulled the page (see above). Our friends over at Engadget (you know, the site that had phenomenal CES coverage) seem to think that the page insinuates not only different tiers of 4G data but the chance that this phone could be the first to make calls over LTE. Remember, all of the 4G LTE phones that Verizon announced at CES utilize both of its networks: LTE for data and CDMA for voice. It makes sense that the company would use CDMA, their older, more reliable, more robust coverage, in their latest phones as not everyone’s covered under LTE’s umbrella. With that being said, it also makes sense to begin testing LTE-only phones for the future…
Update 2: Interesting, verrrrrrry interesting. The folks over at Mobilecrunch (Techcrunch) seem to think that we over-analyze the whole “Palm Voice” bit. With that being said, they seem to think that it’s very plausible that we may see an LTE webOS device in the near future.