The HTC Inspire 4G is one of AT&T’s two “4G” phones and as many of you know AT&T has disabled the HSUPA feature on it (along with Motorola’s Atrix 4G) for unknown reasons. The low upload speeds has generated a lot of complaints toward AT&T and some Inspire 4G users were able to go around the issue by rooting their phones and flashing the modem’s software.
HTC has filed, on March 8th, an “FCC Class II Permissive Change” (FCC ID NM8PD98120) to inform the FCC of their intention of enabling HSUPA by a software upgrade. This is great news if you are an Inspire 4G owner, the only issue here is that no time frame was given about when the upgrade will be rolled out.
I applaud HTC for standing by their product and allowing its consumers to actually enjoy their phones unlike Motorola who has yet to address the issue with AT&T or even talk about any kind of update to “uncripple” the Atrix 4G but instead will release an update for who knows what issues they may think are more important than the issue discussed in this article.
[via Wireless Goodness]