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Nvidia's LTE Modem Gets Thumbs Up for AT&T

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 11 comments

Prepare yourself for Tegra 3 plus LTE.

Nvidia has announced the the company's Icera 410 LTE data modem for tablets and clamshells has been tested and approved for use on AT&T's 4G LTE network. Though Nvidia didn't mention anything about Tegra 3 compatibility in its release, the company has since revealed that the Icera 410's approval really does mean we're one step closer to seeing quad-core Tegra 3 devices running on AT&T.

Over the last few months we've seen several Tegra 3 devices lose their quad-core chip in favor of LTE-compatible dual-core solutions. However, that will soon be a thing of the past thanks to the Icera 410 validation. The company reportedly told Know Your Cell that Tegra 3 will be getting full 4G LTE support with Icera 410 sometime later this year. Nothing more precise than that for now, but we'll keep our ears to the ground for more information on that front.

Nvidia's Icera 410 modem offers offers 4G LTE at category 2 data rates (up to 50 Mbps) as well as 4G HSPA+, 3G and 2G compatibility.

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    DarkenMoon97 , May 25, 2012 9:55 PM
    If there was only cheap unlimited data.... *sigh*
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    doorspawn , May 26, 2012 12:18 AM
    Totally offtopic:

    Anyone else getting annoyed at the IT pro articles? The fact that you can't comment on them and they frequently resemble advertising.
    Especially as the same article keeps getting bumped to the front page (toshiba tech support).

    Is there any way to turn them off?
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    DarkenMoon97 , May 25, 2012 9:55 PM
    If there was only cheap unlimited data.... *sigh*
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    shardey , May 25, 2012 10:15 PM
    It would been nice to have seen this earlier, as my HTC One X for AT&T would be dual core. Though the snapdragon is fabricated on the 28nm while the Tegra 3 is still 40nm. Efficiency my friend, efficiency.
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    Zingam_Duo , May 25, 2012 11:46 PM
    otacon72AT&T's LTE is in what 2 cities?..lol 50Mbps? yeah you'll eat up your 5GB cap in a few hours...lol

    Maybe you mean minutes?
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    doorspawn , May 26, 2012 12:18 AM
    Totally offtopic:

    Anyone else getting annoyed at the IT pro articles? The fact that you can't comment on them and they frequently resemble advertising.
    Especially as the same article keeps getting bumped to the front page (toshiba tech support).

    Is there any way to turn them off?
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    theroguex , May 26, 2012 4:00 AM
    zingam_duoMaybe you mean minutes?


    No, that's how long your battery will last.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , May 26, 2012 4:01 AM
    doorspawnTotally offtopic:Anyone else getting annoyed at the IT pro articles? The fact that you can't comment on them and they frequently resemble advertising.Especially as the same article keeps getting bumped to the front page (toshiba tech support).

    Is there any way to turn them off?


    If only...
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    doive1231 , May 26, 2012 8:57 AM
    That guy's really hacked off with Toshiba though.
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    freggo , May 26, 2012 1:39 PM
    What's the point of a modem that can use up your monthly bandwidth allowance in a few minutes ?
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    JamesSneed , May 26, 2012 2:23 PM
    Quote:
    Maybe you mean minutes?



    13.3 Minutes to be a little more precise.
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    Shin-san , May 26, 2012 2:57 PM
    nVidia making entire mobile chipsets is a big threat indeed
    darkenmoon97If there was only cheap unlimited data.... *sigh*
    There's Sprint, with "Unlimited data".
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    whysobluepandabear , May 27, 2012 4:18 AM
    Shin-sannVidia making entire mobile chipsets is a big threat indeedThere's Sprint, with "Unlimited data".

    Only for phones. They stopped doing it with modems, because people are dumb, and replace their home internet, with wireless, and then proceed to download HD porn ALL day long.

    They clearly weren't told that wireless isn't made to completely take over a physical connection.