AT&T Roll Out Lightening Fast LTE Network & HTC and Samsung Announce...

AT&T Roll Out Lightening Fast LTE Network & HTC and Samsung Announce New Groundbreaking Smartphones

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There are many mobile infrastructure types touted as “4G” but the fastest by far is LTE. Thus far, the only carrier in the US to have a nationwide LTE network is Verizon. All of that is about to change, however, as this morning AT&T announced a major rollout of LTE around the US and with it two shiny new LTE enabled Android phones.

HTC Vivid:

The first of the two new Android phones announced is the Vivid by HTC. The Vivid (or holiday as it was leaked) features an enormous 4.5-inch qHD LCD display, and like Apple’s baby will be offered both black and white at launch. Under the hood is the 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon that has become common in HTC devices. The phone also has an “amazing” 8-megapixel camera capable of 1080p video and is said to have a faster shutter speed than the IPhone 4S. The Vivid is the cheaper of the two devices, at $200 on contract.

Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket:

The Galaxy SII: Skyrocket seems to be more or less the Galaxy SII LTE for the US. This phone will also feature an enormous 4.5-inch display, but unlike the Vivid, the Skyrocket’s screen is Super AMOLED. That means it’ll have the same stellar color quality as its Galaxy SII brethren. The Skyrocket runs on a 1.5GHz Samsung made dual-core processor and features the same 8-megapiexl rear, 2-megapiexl front combo as the other Galaxy SII devices. The Skyrocket will run you $250 on contract.

Things To Note:

While both devices will support LTE, they will also support AT&T’s HSPA+ network while the roll out occurs. There are no prices yet unlocked, but expect them to be around $500 and I wouldn’t think of importing. LTE is still a new technology and different regions are toying with different frequencies. As such, there is no guarantee these devices will support the LTE of your region.

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