AT&T announces its first LTE-compatible device and new Pantech Laser QWERTY phone
AT&T has yet to roll out its LTE/4G network, but that doesn’t mean it can’t announce LTE-compatible devices, right?
The first AT&T device capable of supporting LTE is the LG Adrenaline USB dongle – which will receive a software upgrade to work on the carrier’s 4G network when this launches (sometime in 2011). Until then, the dongle will provide access to HSPA and Wi-Fi to customers who sign up for DataConnect or DataConnect Pass plans.
The LG Adrenaline will cost $49.99 with a 2-yr contract agreement.
In other AT&T news, the carrier has also announce the Pantech Laser, a new phone presented as “the thinnest, full sliding keyboard device” is has ever offered (it measures only 9.95mm in thickness).
The Pantech Laser features a 3.1 inch AMOLED touchscreen display, full QWERTY keyboard, social networking integration, AT&T Navigator, and 3MP camera. It will be available starting October 17 for $99.99 on contract (after a $50 mail-in rebate).