LG made waves on Sunday (although not on purpose) by having their brand new phone leaked. The big news here is not the even the leak of the phone though, no, its much bigger than that. The actual news here is that the phone appears to have an LTE logo on its back. What we may be looking at here is one of the first LTE phones to go live on Verizon next year. Verizon has been sticking to their timeframe of going active with their LTE network in over 30 major US cities in the first half of 2011, and of course in order to do that they’ll need devices for people to use on it. The speeds of the LTE network are supposed to be pretty crazy, at around 50 to 60mbps download speeds. For reference, that’s likely faster than your home’s internet connection.
The phone appears to have an HD camera on the back, meaning HD videos on the go. It also looks like it may have a front facing camera in the top right corner of the front. As this is rumored to be an Android device, this would be some nice competition to the iPhone’s FaceTime app. Between Skype and Yahoo! Messenger, you’re likely to see some features that its iOS counterpart lacks, like cross-platform chat. (For more on FaceTime, see our FaceTime for Mac Beta review here.)
Are you as excited as we are for the LTE network to go live? Do you think this network is what Apple has been waiting for to bring the iPhone to Verizon? Or are Android phone’s officially Verizon’s “iPhone” for the time being? Sound off in the comments!
Source – Engadget