HTC Anticipates LTE Revolution in 2011

Paul Lilly

Faster smartphones are on the way, and we're not talking about the CPU. In an interview with FierceWireless , HTC CEO Peter Chou said his firm will release a phone for LTE networks sometime in 2011.

"HTC was the first with a 3G smartphone and a 4G smartphone, and we are definitely looking to future network technologies," Chou explained.

Chou didn't reveal any other details about its upcoming LTE smartphone, saying only that it's in the wings. When exactly it launches may depend on how quickly carriers roll out and expand their LTE networks. By the end of the year, Verizon plans to have launched LTE services in 25 to 30 markets covering about 100 million people, while AT&T looks to launch LTE by the middle of next year with the goal of covering 70 million to 75 million people by the end of 2011.

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