AT&T: HSUPA-capable lineup will expand with future devices, updates to current models

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: March 9, 2011

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By now, just about everyone is well aware that AT&T's Android handsets, including its 4G phones like the Atrix and Inspire, don't do HSUPA out of the box. It's not that the hardware isn't capable, it's just that ATT doesn't allow to them to achieve high upload speeds because of the way that the phones interact with their network. Ma Bell hasn't really said much on the situation, but in a statement to PCMag, they did hint that things are going to change at some point in the future:

"As you noticed, we have a number of HSUPA devices today and we will have more HSUPA-enabled devices in the future—new devices and updates to existing models."

From the sound of things, AT&T's Android devices will simply need a software update to enable HSUPA capabilities. Unfortunately, there's not really any indication as to when those updates are going to come to help the folks that bought a 4G phone expecting 4G speeds. For AT&T's sake, I hope they hit soon.

Via Engadget, PCMag

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