Microsoft plans to launch three new LTE Windows Phone models in the first half of 2012, which will be officially revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month.
According to Windows SuperSite report — the information releates to the U.S. market only, who said the information came from “internal documentation.”
Three LTE-based Windows Phone handsets–the Nokia ACE, HTC Radiant, and Samsung Mendel–will ship on AT&T Wireless before the middle of 2012. The ACE is due March 18, 2012.
He also reports that the Nokia Lumia 710, which Microsoft and Nokia have already confirmed will be out in mid-January on T-Mobile — will also be available on Verizon in April 2012.
The Lumia 710 is not an LTE device.
(Nokia is slated to hold a press conference at CES on January 9, the same day that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be keynoting as part of Microsoft’s final CES appearance.)
“The Lumia 710 is codenamed “Sword” and will be available in April 2012. (The T-Mobile version of the Lumia 710 will be available for purchase on January 11, 2012, giving the company three months of exclusivity before the device hits Verizon.),” reports Thurrott.