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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