Most of us are familiar with the term 3G, which refers to the third generation of wireless technology standards used in the last three models of the iPhone (not to mention every other smartphone produced in recent years). But did you know that a lot of what carriers are currently touting as “4G” is actually just a souped-up version of 3G?
On Tuesday, Verizon Wireless announced that they had finally wrestled iPhone 4 exclusivity from AT&T’s shackles after four years. Unfortunately, aside from swapping a GSM antenna for a CDMA model, the 3G-enabled handset is essentially the same -- despite Verizon’s big push for 4G LTE a week earlier at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
If you've had a hankering for on-the-go hotspot action but aren't quite ready to jailbreak your iPhone in order to rock the exception MyWi wireless hotspot App, Clearwire's iSpot is a very viable option. For those unfamiliar with the device, the iSpot is a pocket-sized cellular device that allows you to hook up to eight devices to it in order to enjoy some 4G WiMax goodness for the low cost of $25 per month.
Where's the catch? The iSpot was designed to only work with Apple-branded gear like the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.