updated 10:05 am EDT, Fri September 21, 2012
Cellcom ships first LTE phone on Friday for $150 on two-year contract
Cellcom, a provider that uses Verizon's 4G LTE network, has launched its first 4G LTE smartphone on Friday, the HTC Desire 4G LTE. The high-speed network will be available in more than 370 cities across the US. Like the rebranded but otherwise identical Droid Incredible 4G LTE over at Verizon, the handset sports Android 4.0, a 4-inch display with 960x540 resolution, and a 1.2GHz, dual-core Qualcomm processor paired with 1GB of RAM.
Prices are also identical, with $150 on a two-year contract with 2GB of data an after a $50 mail-in rebate, or $420 contract-free. There is also 8GB of onboard storage, supplemented by a microSD memory card slot that can add up to 32GB of storage space.
Cellcom will also soon begin offering another LTE-capable handset, the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX 4G LTE for $200 on contract, though a release date hasn't yet been announced.