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HTC, Samsung to Release LTE Windows Phone Handsets

HTC and Samsung will be launching Windows Phone handsets with the capability to handle the latest LTE technology very soon. Both smartphone manufacturing giants are leading partners of Windows Phone after Nokia.

The soon-to-be launched devices will run a pre-Tango build that supports LTE, reported The Verge.

The report further discloses the codename of the devices. The Samsung device is codenamed Mandel and HTC model is codenamed Radiant. The Samsung device is expected to have a large touchscreen.

Both devices will be made available in early 2012 around the same time Nokia will launch its Windows Phone in the US.

The LTE devices will be powered by Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and may have a Tango update that support low end phones and the Apollo update to support high end handsets will surface during the fourth quarter of 2012. This information was given out through an alleged leak of Microsoft's 2012 Windows Phone roadmap.

LTE is a very important feature which is often desired by users. Tech journalists often regard this as a deciding factor. So definitely this is good news for Windows Phone which needs a strong push in this highly comparative market.