HTC Velocity will be the first 4G LTE phone for Vodafone Germany
The first German 4G LTE enabled phone will be the new HTC Velocity. Vodafone has announced that they will launch the HTC Velocity, though no launch date or pricing details have been released. If the image above looks familiar, that’s because the HTC Velocity is nearly identical to the HTC Vivid which launched on AT&T’s 4G LTE network just a few months back.
The HTC Velocity’s specs include a Qualcomm S3 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 4.5-inch qHD display, 1 GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and the same 8 megapixel main camera with auto focus, dual-LED flash and f/2.2, 28mm lens that we’ve seen on the HTC Rezound and Amaze. The handset will also sport a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 1620 mAh battery and will be running on Android 2.3 with HTC Sense 3.5. Since the HTC Vivid is already expecting its Android 4.0 update within the next month or two, we suspect the Velocity will be getting an Ice Cream Sandwich of its own shortly after launch.
Currently, Vodafone Germany’s 4G LTE network only covers roughly 8.5 million people, so the company is choosing to limit the availability of the HTC Velocity to regions of the country which do have LTE coverage. We’re not sure if Vodafone simply wants to play things safe and not disappoint consumers with the promise of super fast internet access if they will only be able to connect to Vodafone’s HSPA 3G network. We’ll keep you updated on any new details on HTC Velocity’s price and launch date. Stay tuned.
Source: Computer Woche