Sprint Releases its First 4G LTE Devices

By Cody Burke on 10 January 2012
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Sprint unveiled the first of its 4G LTE network-enabled devices at CES in Las Vegas.  Over the next year, Sprint plans to launch ca. 15 4G LTE devices as it moves forward with Network Vision, the company’s network consolidation plan.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which runs pure Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), features a 4.65″ HD Super Amoled touch display with 720p resolution, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, facial recognition, mobile hotspot capabilities, and support for NFC technology.  It is the latest in the line of Google branded devices that run an unaltered version of Android.  Also announced was the LG Viper 4G LTE, an Android 2.3 smartphone that features a 4″ touch display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, front and rear facing cameras, mobile hotspot capabilities, and microSD slot for up to 32 GB.  The LG Viper’s casing is eco-friendly and made of 35% recycled plastics, and the smartphone includes a charger that has a no-load consumption rating of .03W.

The third device showcased was the Sierra Wireless Tri-Network Hotspot.  It is the first mobile hotspot that uses 3G, 4G, and 4G LTE networks, and supports up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices.  The hotspot also features a microSD slot for network storage.

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