HTC One XL to be the first 4G LTE smartphone sold in the UK

Next month, LTE technology will finally reach the UK. That’s when Everything Everywhere (the company that resulted after Orange and T-Mobile got together) is expected to launch its LTE services. Strangely though, it may not have any competitors in the space (except perhaps Three), since its rollout is sort of experimental. O2 and Vodafone can’t be too pleased about this, but it’s the way it’s going to be.

How better to entice people to use your brand new LTE network than by offering brand new LTE-capable smartphones? Exactly. And the first device to make the cut to the UK will apparently be the HTC One XL, Pocket-lint has learned. This LTE-enabled version of the HTC One X is currently being sold in Germany and the US (where confusingly it’s marketed as the One X by AT&T).

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And it will make its way to Everything Everywhere (I still think that name is a pun, by the way) to help launch the LTE service. So you have that to look forward to for the next few weeks, if you’re in the UK and care about LTE.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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