First LTE phone on MetroPCS is named Samsung Craft

First LTE phone on MetroPCS is named Samsung Craft
A few days after its FCC approval, the Samsung SCH-r900 got confirmed as the first phone to appear on MetroPCS's LTE network by CEO Roger Linquist. On a conference call he shared some more info about the handset – it will cost around $300, and will actually be called the Samsung Craft. Samsung is the LTE gear provider for MetroPCS's Las Vegas network, so no wonder they will come up with the handset to match, too.

MetroPCS hopes to have its whole LTE network up and running by early 2011, but it will be available in two pilot areas – Las Vegas and Dallas Fort Worth – as soon as this year. It will be interesting to see if the small carrier beats the Verizon behemoth to be the first to market an LTE handset.

The Samsung phone in the picture below was at this and last year's CTIA show, so this could be what the Craft will look like, but might as well be an LTE phone mockup.

source: IntoMobile



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7 Comments

1. mortis507 q unregistered

That is an original Samsung Omnia. Even has the loop on the side for the stylus.

2. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

These second hand carriers always get the old leftover phones that nobody wants anymore. This just looks like an old Samsung refitted for LTE. OH BOY!!

4. gwen unregistered

yes i agree metro gets the leftovers but this is better than the samsung omnia 1 and 2 from verizon because at least this one has a front facing camera and im pretty sure it will have video calling since its LTE unlike the verizon version...

5. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

i agree with that gwen chick at least metro doesnt cripple there phones like verizon i mean wtf verizon took out the front facing camera from the omnia 1&2 . metro may be a crappy carrier but at least it doesnt cripple there phones and i also think that phone from metro will have video calling since its LTE since metro is an unlimited everything carrier it will prolly have unlimited video calling ...

3. joey18

Posts: 673; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

lte hahaha just the name metro dont work in my apartment

7. swella unregistered

true. no matter where u go calls drop. and if i have 2 bars im doing good

6. 4G unregistered

It is out. the price is $279.00

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