Samsung LTE handset set for US debut

Samsung’s first LTE handset will get its first airing in the US through carrier MetroPCS, which plans to offer the handset on its commercial LTE network when it launches in 2H10.
 
The SCH-R900 was unveiled at CTIA on Wednesday, offering on-demand video streaming, web browsing, and music download capabilities, Information Week reports.
 
Samsung developed the dual-mode CDMA/LTE device in conjunction with MetroPCS, which plans to launch services in metropolitan areas in the back-half of the year.
 
If the rollout goes as planned, MetroPCS would be the first US carrier to offer LTE services on mobile phones.
 
Rival Verizon Wireless plans to use USB dongles and data-cards when it launches LTE in 2H10, with handsets to follow in 2011.
 

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