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HTC prepping a 4G LTE Windows Phone and a flagship Android 4.0 ICS device for AT&T?

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HTC prepping a 4G LTE Windows Phone and a flagship Android 4.0 ICS device for AT&T?
If you’re a fan of HTC, you’ll no doubt be especially invigorated by the news that’s pouring out this morning about the potential devices that’s coming to AT&T next year. Although they’re nothing more than rumors for now, we’re sure anticipation will surely ensue as the time gets closer and these devices become official.

Right now, the HTC Titan is undoubtedly one of the few high-spec’d Windows Phones on the market right now, but according to BGR’s trusted source, the carrier is apparently going to get an even better device early next year. Currently, there’s no name for this alleged device, but it’s being prepped as HTC’s first 4G LTE Windows Phone for AT&T. Specifically, it’ll have similarities to the already established HTC Titan, like a monstrous 4.7” display, but it’ll differentiate itself substantially with its 4G LTE connectivity. As it stands, it’s believed to launch on February 5th of next year – so a potential announcement at CES in January is possible.

Meanwhile, if you’re more interested in Android powered smartphones, then the HTC Elite will more than likely appease your appetite, since it’s billed as HTC’s flagship device for the first half of 2012 – and bound for AT&T’s lineup as well! Specs are rather light with this one, but it’ll apparently going to be an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device with Beats Audio support. Currently, it’s regarded as the HTC Elite, but it may also be launched as the “HTC Congressional.” As for its potential arrival date, it’s currently believed to launch either in the first or second week of April.

So there you have it folks, if you’re an AT&T customer, you have something to look forward to the new year. And of course, knowing that CES is literally right around the corner, we’re certain that we’ll be hearing plenty of good news regarding these two AT&T bound devices.

source: BGR

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posted on 19 Dec 2011, 10:38 1

1. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

The Radar and the Wildfire were the two phones that they at least got the name right.

This will be interesting indeed...

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 10:38 1

2. roldefol (Posts: 3071; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

So does that mean that HTC will update its other dual-core devices to ICS by April? Still a long way off, but it'll be well worth the wait!

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 11:36

3. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

More good phones to a bad carrier. f**king Tmobile, s**t!

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 13:07 2

5. remixfa (Posts: 14042; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

what the hell r u talking about. This blurb is about ATT, and yes, they suck as a carrier.. lol

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 13:29

6. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Pissed cuz Tmo have no top end WP to offer. Don't wanna be stuck with my HD7 forever despite its one of the best phone I ever had and will stay with me as a relic.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 15:13

8. bbstorm2435 (Posts: 37; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)

Uh, there could still be a WP7 device for T-Mobile announced at CES. Nowhere does it say that T-Mobile won't launch another WP7 phone.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 16:42

9. remixfa (Posts: 14042; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

They will sooner or later. No worries

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 19:08

11. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

There is a reason for being the forth largest carrier in the US. It means Tmo has failed in many fronts, besides for pricing. They've advertised the s**t regarding their pricing and even included a sexy girl. Yet Tmo just can't and won't make headway. This leads me to believe there is s flaw with management and a flaw with their product offers that have turned many off. Now you guys tell me Tmo "may" have more to offer coming ces 2012, I'll believe it when I see it. Not gonna hold my breath. If there is nothing, maybe it will be time to move on.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 12:31

4. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)

HTC is notoriously SLOW at updating their devices somewhat due to the Sense layered on top of Android. I would not expect to see any updates until AFTER the first HTC ICS device is on the market.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 01:17

12. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

Actually HTC is one of the better manufacturers as far as updating goes. LG is the absolute worst with Samsung just a little ahead. The original Galaxy S phones STILL don't have 2.3 on them and were promised a year ago it would happen.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 14:36

7. Penny (Posts: 1242; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Come on baby, bring some of that WP7 LTE goodness down here to Verizon for me.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 17:22

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6668; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)

THIS IS SWEET FINALLY ICS to AT&T. Can't wait to see what it looks like and with BASS BEATS! May upgrade to this one

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 01:18

13. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

If HTC could update their friggin battery performance they would be unstoppable. That's the one area that is super lacking for their phones. I don't get why they don't realize that their Sense bs is draining the hell out of the phones.

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