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  1. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    12-29-2011 09:37 AM
  2. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Interesting that it will be available pre-Tango. I can't wait to see the new phones. But if it's the same old slab design from Samsung and HTC, I'll be getting the Nokia Lumia 900. Nokia seems to be the only one who really cares about design, besides apple.
    12-29-2011 10:02 AM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    Mr Thurrott chimes in as well with a bit more detail http://www.winsupersite.com/blog/sup...s-phone-141743
    12-29-2011 10:06 AM
  4. Big Supes's Avatar
    Great news.... upgrade is in the pipeline so keep it coming MS.
    12-29-2011 10:06 AM
  5. denniski's Avatar
    will have to hang on to my htc mozart for a while then...
    12-29-2011 10:11 AM
  6. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    will have to hang on to my htc mozart for a while then...
    While your hanging on to your Mozart, welcome along to WPCentral denniski. :)
    12-29-2011 10:14 AM
  7. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    "Microsoft and its Windows Phone partners do indeed intend to release a number of LTE devices in the coming half-year, all on AT&T."

    AT&T FTW!
    Mr Thurrott chimes in as well with a bit more detail http://www.winsupersite.com/blog/sup...s-phone-141743
    12-29-2011 10:20 AM
  8. theefman's Avatar
    "Microsoft and its Windows Phone partners do indeed intend to release a number of LTE devices in the coming half-year, all on AT&T."

    AT&T FTW!
    Blah! :P
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    12-29-2011 10:39 AM
  9. jfa1's Avatar
    Well if they are all on ATT it means that ATT has the cash and reserves to funnel to HTC Nokia and Samsung to get the top tier phones and Sprint and Tmo cant handle the financial load. Only VZN can compete and they had better start soon to get onto the WP LTE trian or it will very apparent that they are too deeply entwined in Android and Iphone to get out. Hopefully they will jump onboard as they are neededalong with all carriers to push sales and the ecosystem forward through 2012 and beyond.
    12-29-2011 10:40 AM
  10. jfa1's Avatar
    will have to hang on to my htc mozart for a while then...
    Welcome to WPC denniski!
    12-29-2011 10:43 AM
  11. jfa1's Avatar
    Interesting that it will be available pre-Tango. I can't wait to see the new phones. But if it's the same old slab design from Samsung and HTC, I'll be getting the Nokia Lumia 900. Nokia seems to be the only one who really cares about design, besides apple.
    Its not tango and it probably more than mango maybe its the LTE radios and some software drivers and other add ons In any event as long as its LTE is a push on down the road for WP. I am looking forward to seeing the designs and hope for at least some subtle changes from HTC and samsung but I like the basic slab configuration I no longer care about physical kb's and if a device that I like has oe I would buy the device but not for the kb and only use the on screen kb.n
    12-29-2011 10:47 AM
  12. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Yeah, the software keyboard on WP7/iOS made me ditch my physical keyboard phone only, train of thought. I don't expect to see anything new in the design department from HTC. I like the slab config, but I'd like to see something updated. Nokia knocked it out the park with the Nokia Lumia 800.
    Its not tango and it probably more than mango maybe its the LTE radios and some software drivers and other add ons In any event as long as its LTE is a push on down the road for WP. I am looking forward to seeing the designs and hope for at least some subtle changes from HTC and samsung but I like the basic slab configuration I no longer care about physical kb's and if a device that I like has oe I would buy the device but not for the kb and only use the on screen kb.n
    12-29-2011 10:55 AM
  13. thed's Avatar
    Interesting read from Thurrott. All AT&T? My wife has had an upgrade ready for a while now and I've convinced her to wait and see what Verizon is getting early next year. Allegedly they've been waiting for WP to support LTE.

    Now that the LTE phones are coming out there are no more excuses left for Verizon. I like my Trophy, but it's clear they just don't care about WP, especially now that the rumors of the Lumia 900 coming to Verizon look to be false. I'll be hard pressed to stick with Verizon for my next phone unless they've really been hiding a big surprise.
    12-29-2011 11:32 AM
  14. chrome14's Avatar
    The Samsung Mandel will supposedly have a screen larger than the Focus S' 4.3" screen.

    If it's anywhere close to the Titan's 4.7", I wonder how many Titan owners here who are considering upgrading to an LTE model, will choose the Mandel over the HTC Radiant given how many issues the Titan has and HTC's reputation for flaky phones.
    12-29-2011 11:59 AM
  15. jfa1's Avatar
    Yeah, the software keyboard on WP7/iOS made me ditch my physical keyboard phone only, train of thought. I don't expect to see anything new in the design department from HTC. I like the slab config, but I'd like to see something updated. Nokia knocked it out the park with the Nokia Lumia 800.
    Hopefully the 900 will be another hit out of the park. I like that red color on the latest render! I hope that comes out the chute first!
    12-29-2011 12:55 PM
  16. pseudoware's Avatar
    12-29-2011 02:31 PM
  17. Reflexx's Avatar
    Cool. Sounds like LTE will be a common place option by the time I get my next phone (likes WP8).

    I know that AT&T does have issues with having enough spectrum bandwidth to do the transition as smoothly as they'd like. There is only so much spectrum, and they have to get a feel for how many customers are adoption LTE as they deploy it. Because in order to deploy it, they will have to take out some spectrum from elsewhere. (Maybe phase out Edge?)
    12-29-2011 02:34 PM
  18. Nemesis-X's Avatar
    So will these WP7 LTE phones also suffer from bad battery life due to LTE???
    12-29-2011 03:34 PM
  19. Premium1's Avatar
    Wish some of these would come to verizon.
    12-29-2011 03:52 PM
  20. scottcraft's Avatar
    I guess that's good that AT&T is getting LTE phones, but I don't see the big deal since very few areas have AT&T LTE. Why can't Verizon get an LTE WP since their LTE is reasonably widespread? My next phone will be on Verizon and it will be LTE. Hopefully it can be a WP. I won't be able to upgrade until November, so I'll be waiting to see what happens.
    12-29-2011 03:59 PM
  21. Reflexx's Avatar
    So will these WP7 LTE phones also suffer from bad battery life due to LTE???
    I would imagine so. They need to keep two antenna on at the same time. One for LTE, and one for your current 3G.

    You could save battery life by switching off LTE when you know you're not in an LTE area.
    12-29-2011 04:25 PM
  22. pseudoware's Avatar
    AT&T has launched LTE in over 15 markets, w/more to come in 2012. Some of these were unannounced or only revealed a few days prior.

    Sent from my Desire HD using Tapatalk
    12-29-2011 05:19 PM
  23. jfa1's Avatar
    MS said they were not going to jump on LTE until they were able to improve the efficiency of thne LTE with reagrds o battery management. Whether they have accomplished that remains to be seen. Im not expecting LTE to be in my area until about this time in 2012. However it makes sense to me to keep what I have until there are devices that will run LTE when it gets here. So I'm waiting for the LTE phones to get here to upgrade. I suspect that all three devices will be slabs and I have no problem with that I'm over physical kbs on phones. I am wondering about dual cores ( I know WP does not need them and its not that big of a deal other my curiosity. 32 GB of storage would be nice but from my own experience (not much music or video viewing as of yet and I am storing pics on skydrive, and with my original focus I do have a 32GB sdcard thats niot been used yet. Its primarily the thought of being able to have it. I have the same thoughts about the iphone 4s with its 64 gb model (thats more interesting to me than siri)
    12-30-2011 12:39 PM
  24. Nemesis-X's Avatar
    I would imagine so. They need to keep two antenna on at the same time. One for LTE, and one for your current 3G.

    You could save battery life by switching off LTE when you know you're not in an LTE area.
    I didn't know this, but LTE phones can be used with current 3G networks then if you don't have LTE in your area yet?
    12-30-2011 12:42 PM
  25. Reflexx's Avatar
    You will be able to use 3G if 4G isn't available in your area.

    I'm not quite sure how the antenna stuff will work with AT&T. I know that with Verizon there is a bigger issue because they have a CDMA network for 3G, so you don't have any overlap in technology and functionality. So you have two separate antenna working using full power. With AT&T that might not be the case. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
    12-30-2011 06:35 PM
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