Earlier today, FCC documents showed that HTC was working on a Inspire 4G software HSUPA fix that would hopefully let AT&T users finally get the most out of the company’s high-speed network. AT&T has now confirmed that this isn’t an isolated case, and that the Atrix 4G will also have its HSUPA turned on sometime next month.
We had been concerned that Motorola was too busy trying to fix the nebulous voice call problems plaguing the Atrix to worry about upload speeds, but today’s statement from AT&T clearly shows that’s not the case. The carrier wouldn’t offer a more specific estimation of when in April the updates for both phones will be available, but it’s still great news to hear.
Of course, AT&T couldn’t help but proactively cover its ass a little, warning that even with these updates, factors like the status of backbone upgrades will also affect speeds, so not everyone will see a huge improvement afterwards.
AT&T also reassured customers that the Samsung Infuse 4G, when it finally arrives on the carrier, will have full-speed HSUPA support straight out of the box. We can only assume that future smartphones will follow suit; this hopefully spells the end of this annoying chapter in AT&T service once and for all.