4G LTE devices are usually a bunch of fatties because the size of 4G LTE modules is ginormous (relatively, at least). Sometimes that tradeoff is too much! But it looks like things are a-changin' because Sierra Wireless just introduced the world's thinnest 4G LTE module at 2.5mm skinny.
The anorexic AirPrime EM7700 will only work with AT&T's 4G LTE network and is 2mm thinner than the previous generation. That's 44% fat loss right there! But cutting size didn't come without compromise, the new 4G LTE chip is tossing away its support for EDGE speeds and will only support LTE and HSPA+. It's time to kill the slow, I guess. The new 4G LTE chip is targeted toward ultrabooks and tablets and should trickle down to AT&T devices soon enough. Now if you see 4G devices getting smaller, you'll know why. [Sierra Wireless via Engadget]