LTE-enabled Samsung r900 goes to MetroPCS

LTE-enabled Samsung r900 goes to MetroPCS
In what may be a surprising news story, Samsung actually announced that one of the first commercially available LTE-enabled handsets will be available with no other carrier but MetroPCS. The Samsung SCH-r900 will take advantage of the carrier's soon-to-be deployed 4G network, which will first cover a number of metropolitan areas in the second half of the year. No other information or images of the Samsung r900 are available as of now, except for the fact that it will also be able to use the MetroPCS CDMA network, but we promise to keep you posted.

While we are on the topic of 4G, why don't you check our Hands-on with the HTC EVO 4G!

source: Samsung

UPDATE: SlashGear has shared a picture of an unannounced Samsung LTE device showcased at CTIA 2009. Could this be the Samsung r900? Time will tell...


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10 Comments

1. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

How is vbzw going to let a prepay vendor beat them to the punch?

2. underwood2012

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

Metro PCS is not only a prepaid Vendor, FYI

3. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i doubt verizon really cares. what good is have an LTE enabled phone is the network does not provide LTE. Im sure Verizon has something huge up their sleeve ;-)

4. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

What contract plans do they offer?

5. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Just checked their site, definitely says "Never sign a contract"

8. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

That's a Samsung omnia this article is Bull $h1t. Nice photo shopping.

6. chrisbreuker

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

So Samsung decided to recycle the i900 or i910? Wow....Same exact chassis just jam a LTE chip in

7. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

that looks like a samsung omnia,

9. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Now, Verizon has quite a few Samsungs, but just because this article said that "Samsung" will be giving 4g phone to MetroPcs DOES NOT MEAN they will have a 4g phone before VZW, my bet is Motorola or HTC will be the first to launch a 4g phone on LTE VZW. LONG before Samsung gets to for metro.

10. Metro Pcs Customer unregistered

just a lil info on metro... its a pay as you go service with excellent coverage yes there are still areas where it isnt working but i have been with metro for 10 years in south florida and have found it reliable... and CHEAP.... i have 4 phones one for me and each of my children. and i pay about 126$ a month with the family share plan ..I have had less dropped calls then when i was paying 300$ a month with sprint..this new phone will be awesome i cant wait to get one. i currently use a samsung msgr red and its good but not 4 g .

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