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Is the LG Optimus LTE coming to Europe? MWC 2012 invitation suggests so

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Is the LG Optimus LTE coming to Europe? MWC 2012 invitation suggests so
4G LTE smartphones – they are a pretty big deal in the U.S. right now. Two of the nation's four largest carriers, namely Verizon and AT&T, have more than a few of them flying off their shelves right now, and Sprint is on its way to join the LTE bandwagon in the near future. In Europe, however, LTE smartphones are, strangely, nowhere to be seen.

But that might change after MWC 2012. We have just been invited to an LG media event that will take place at MWC 2012, and what you see below is the invitation itself. Does the smartphone on the image look familiar? It is somewhat reminiscent of the LTE-capable LG Spectrum for Verizon, which is actually a variant of the LG Optimus LTE. That said, the smartphone depicted here could be identical to the LG Spectrum, but tailored for the European market.

Is the LG Optimus LTE coming to Europe? MWC 2012 invitation suggests so
Of course, that is nothing but a speculation. What we might actually see at MWC 2012 could be a smartphone spec'd just like the Optimus LTE or LG Spectrum, yet offering HSPA+ connectivity instead of LTE. And obviously, it will carry a different name, if that turns out to be the case. On the other hand, we recently spotted the HTC Velocity 4G, which is expected to be among the first LTE smartphones in Europe. This means that seeing other LTE smartphones following suit would not be much of a surprise.

Whatever the deal with this smartphone in the picture may be, we expect to learn more in the very near future. MWC 2012 kicks off in only 11 days, so stay tuned!

source: LG


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