Will the Samsung Odyssey be the first T-Mobile Windows Phone 8 and LTE device?

Summary:We expect to see much more about Windows Phone 8 in September and thus leaks are going to start popping up. This latest one indicates T-Mobile may be launching devices with LTE soon.

As regular readers know, I am a huge fan of the Windows Phone platform and given the current legal battle between Apple and Samsung it is a bit refreshing to hear some good news about Windows Phone. TmoNews found some evidence that a Samung Windows Phone 8 device may be coming to T-Mobile USA soon with LTE inside. T-Mobile currently promotes their super fast 42 Mbps HSPA+ network and I often see it nearly matching Verizon's LTE download speeds. T-Mobile has stated they will roll out LTE in the future, but I didn't think we would see anything so soon. Then again, Sprint has LTE devices with an extremely limited network too.

There is no doubt that I will be purchasing a Windows Phone 8 device, it's just a matter of when I can get one on T-Mobile or AT&T. My four family members are all now hooked on Windows Phone devices on T-Mobile so if Samsung or HTC can get something launched with Windows Phone 8 there will be some happy ladies in my house. The rumored device, check out The Verge for some details, is the Samsung Odyssey with a 4.65 inch 720 x 1080 display, 720p front facing camera, 1 GB RAM, and dual-core Snapdragon processor. I understand these agent user strings can be manipulated, but if true then I am excited to see its release and hear more about LTE on T-Mobile.

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Topics: Mobility, Samsung, Smartphones, Telcos

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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