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Microsoft to launch three LTE-capable Windows Phone devices next year

Microsoft will launch 3 different LTE-capable WP7 phones next year from HTC, Nokia and Samsung

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm CST (0 mins, 42 secs time to read)

We should expect no less than three different LTE-capable Windows Phone devices next year. Paul Thurrott reports that all three of the LTE-capable handsets will launch only in the U.S. and only on AT&T.

Microsoft to launch three LTE-capable Windows Phone devices next year | TweakTown.com

The plans for this news will be officially revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month. The three LTE-capable handsets are - the Nokia ACE, HTC Radiant and Samsung Mendel. Nokia's ACE handset is due on March 18, 2012.

Thurrott says that its still unclear whether the new LTE-based devices will come alongside a software update of some kind. There has been rumor of a "Tango" rumored to ship in early 2012, and is for low-end phones. So how that gels with a high-end feature like LTE, is anyone's guess. Windows Phone is finally getting something to fight against Apple with.

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