Beceem Putting WiMax and and LTE On Same Super 4G ChipS

Beecem's upcoming BCS500 4G chip is going to be able to handle both WiMax and LTE connectivity. Not only that, it'll be able to switch seamlessly between the two, depending on which provides the best signal in your location.

The chip is the result of a collaboration with Motorola, with mass production starting early next year. That may sound like a long ways off, but our WiMax and 4G networks aren't built up enough now for there to be much of a rush anyway. And anything that'll simplify our manifold 4G options of the future makes me feel just a little more warm and fuzzy inside. [Beceem via Engadget]