One Global LTE BlackBerry 10 Phone is the Future
Sebastien Marineau, the senior vice president of BlackBerry OS, didn’t only divulge how BlackBerry 10 is superior in security. Additionally, in the interview with TechRadar, Sebastien discussed how RIM is approaching LTE.
Security is just one of the benefits of using QNX as BlackBerry 10′s base. He believes BlackBerry 10 will shine in battery performance as “LTE devices today have really poor battery life.” The reason being is the way BlackBerry 10 squeezes out more battery life by using the efficient connection to the RIM network for saving power when you’re getting email or social network updates.
“When you use services like Facebook and Twitter they’re typically polled services. We can turn them into push or do clever things in how we align all these services and when they’re polling in order to save battery life.” Additionally, LTE phones today only work in one country. “The challenge of LTE is there are so many bands and every country is different. The complexity of building an LTE world phone is huge.”
However, RIM plans to have software switched LTE antennas. This could come to fruition by a company it bought called Paratech. These LTE antennas could work with all the different LTE frequencies around the world. Thus, RIM could make a single phone and sell it globally. Or, someone with a North American BlackBerry 10 phone could travel to parts of Europe and never have to worry about using a new SIM card. Sounds like a pretty cool future feature, eh?