AT&T will be first US carrier to offer LTE Windows Phone devices

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AT&T, at their developer event, which is taking place in Las Vegas just before CES kicks, announced it would be the first US operator to carry LTE Windows Phone devices. The first device unveiled was the HTC TITAN II, with a 16 megapixel camera, 4.7 inch SuperLCD screen and 16GB of memory. Nokia will be unveiling their LTE device later today.

Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer, who was on stage at the event, said that additional details of Windows Phone powered LTE devices would be revealed "thoughout the day". We can expect to hear more from Microsoft later today when Ballmer gives a keynote  at 6pm PST (2am GMT).

Ballmer also took the opportunity to talk up the benefits of Windows Phone, hitting the key points of "people first", "Metro design" and the recent 50,000 app milestone. He went on to note that Windows Phone and Windows 8 will share a number of key features including Metro, Internet Explorer, Bing services and developer environments.

HTC, Peter Chou

Peter Chou, HTC's CEO, was also on stage and talked about the long history of HTC, Microsoft and AT&T. He then pulled a new device out of his pocket - the HTC TITAN II, the first LTE smartphone from the Taiwanese company. It has a 16 megapixel camera with wide angle lens and dual LED flash, 4.7 inch SUPER LCD screen and 1.5 GHz processor.

Nokia, Stephen Elop

Stephen Elop, Nokia's CEO, made an appearance where he said Nokia would reveal more details of their first LTE Windows Phone device at their press conference later in the day. He added that Nokia was planning to bring "great LTE devices to the US market". Nokia press conference is scheduled to take place in a few hours time at 3pm PST (11pm GMT).

Source / Credit: AT&T