HTC Lead and Holiday first AT&T LTE devices?
With Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint already having their respective HTC super phones on the way, we’ve all been wondering what AT&T will release to compete with these HTC devices. It may already have the dual-core Atrix 4G and the super thin Samsung Infuse 4G to compete, but it looks as though AT&T will add more high-end devices to its roster.
The latest rumor indicates that AT&T will be getting two dual-core HTC devices, the HTC Lead and HTC Holiday. The Lead will include 4.3-inch WVGA screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread along with HTC Sense 3.0, 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, and WiFi b/g/n. The Holiday supports a bigger screen with a 4.5-inch qHD display and has better bluetooth with Bluetooth 4.0. It also has a better camera at 8.0 megapixels and also has a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.
Both devices have HSPA+/LTE support meaning that AT&T will finally get “real” 4G. LTE will bring speeds up to 21.1Mbps downstream and 5.76Mbps upstream. This is very exciting news for AT&T customers who have been jealous of Verizon’s LTE, but don’t want to switch. I am sure these phones will be worth the wait if they do include LTE and all of the specs mentioned above. No word on price yet, but we will keep you updated on the status of both of these phones.