The HTC EVO and soon to be released Samsung Epic may be the only 4G handsets available right now, but they'll be getting some company some time in the near future. The very first LTE handset has gotten the FCC's stamp of approval, and it's the CDMA/LTE Samsung SCH-R900. The device, heading to Metro PCS, will be released before the end of the year. The SCH-R900 includes a 1700/1900 MHz LTE radio, Bluetooth, and WiFi. There's not much else to learn about the device, but who cares? It's the first LTE phone!
It's kind of surprising to see that the first LTE phone passing through the FCC will be heading to Metro PCS, but the company did announce the device back in March. We haven't heard any information yet about LTE phones on any other carriers that are supporting it, so this is great news for Metro PCS. There's no definite launch date for the device, but it wouldn't it be interesting if Metro PCS was the first carrier out of the gate with an LTE device on the market?
Via Phone Scoop