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LTE-enabled HTC Velocity 4G droid coming to Telstra Australia

18 January, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
LTE-enabled HTC Velocity 4G droid coming to Telstra Australia - read the full textHTC rather quietly unveiled the HTC Velocity 4G for Australia's carrier Telstra who recently launched their LTE network. The phone is a version of the Raider 4G and AT&T's Vivid. It has a 4.5" S-LCD screen with qHD resolution (540 x 960), a Snapdragon chipset with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor...

 

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A good phone, battery life is short, and as usual not a very loud ring tone, I am waiting for the Samsung 4G's, and then I will swap back to the Sam's

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  • 2012-02-21 23:50
  • PUIk

Will be avilable at JB Hifi as of Tuesday.... Plans on Telstra and pricing is surprisingly reasonable...

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  • 2012-01-21 14:49
  • vTff

Telstra restricts bandwidth across their entire spectrum range. The sgs2 fails to even come close to it's capability on their nextg network. LTE will be a joke as well. Telstra sprukes big speeds and the customers find out the hard way that it's a lie. You can expect around 25% of the speeds they advertise....

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  • 2012-01-20 11:57
  • 2G2L

Finally a 4g in Oz, hopefully we will see the SGSII and others join the ranks. Go Telstra!

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  • 2012-01-20 05:38
  • yVgU

seen a tonne of big promo boxes for this phone at work being sent out to all the jbhifi stores

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  • 2012-01-19 14:21
  • Aekr

typical data speeds are between 2mbps and 40mbps. us telstra employees are very very very excited

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  • 2012-01-19 12:04
  • wgg%

Launches on the 24th of January

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  • 2012-01-19 09:59
  • 9xed

Word is, the first 4G HTC Velocity smartphone will be available at the Westfield Telstra Bondi Junction shop and other Telstra stores from January 24th.
It's going to be a ripper.
So there you go!

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  • 2012-01-19 05:16
  • 2GNc

Here is the link on Telstra site for the launch of HTC Velocity 4G
http://www.telstra.com.au/mobi...h|Handsets4G

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  • 2012-01-19 04:14
  • IaeM

Come on gsmarena, you're supposed to be the source of the correct information.

Telstra's 3G HSPA+ is 42 megabit capable. (Yes, we still call that 3G here)
Telstra's LTE is up to 100 megabit

This phone's 3G HSPA+ is 42 megabit capable, and it's also 100 megabit LTE capable.

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  • 2012-01-19 03:22
  • TSGv

That is correct, Telstra's LTE is up to and can actually surpass 100Megabit. The 40Megabit you quote in the article is the Telstra NextG speed (850MHz 3G network) which all current Telstra handsets are compatible with. The NextG network can also slightly surpass that speed, approx. 42Megabit.

Having speedtested a Telstra 4G wireless broadband dongle in the Brisbane CBD (where coverage is strongest) I have personally seen the device reach downlink speeds of 66MB/s and uplink of 33MB/s.

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  • 2012-01-19 00:44
  • PPhk

Pre order from Telstra today for delivery on the 24th which is the launch date in stores.

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  • 2012-01-19 00:38
  • 9xHH

I work for Telstra and the release date is the 24th of January. Its original name from HTC was the Holidays but was renamed as our original release information had the Holiday stated but was changed at a later date. MRP is $864.00

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  • 2012-01-18 23:46
  • wg}b

I actually have one in front of me.
Its a good phone but is a bit heavy 168grams where a galaxy s 2 weight 118grams

But the speed is the best 12mbs through a sim card download speed

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  • 2012-01-18 23:42
  • U2C9

There is an official spec on the LTE of this phone, it's on the HTC Australia website. www.htc.com/au

The LTE speed is up to 100 Megabit.

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  • 2012-01-18 23:14
  • TSGv

i'm from australia and i have NO idea what the Queanbeyan Age is. Do you mean 'The Age'?

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  • 2012-01-18 23:02
  • Mfxs

> In reply to TOmar @ 2012-01-18 14:55 from SwRE - click to readHow can you tell. It looks like every other black, rectangular droid out there.

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  • 2012-01-18 17:42
  • 4$ve

My phone no connect to computer and also Bluetooth no active please tell me what do

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  • 2012-01-18 17:20
  • mCi{

SAME SCRIPT, DIFFERENT CAST. HTC, for crying out loud give us something new, something groundbreaking! Even the humble http://blog.gsmarena.com/huawe...ds-on/Huawei just did:

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  • 2012-01-18 15:11
  • M$Fq

Looks like a good phone

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  • 2012-01-18 14:55
  • SwRE

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