Jul 20 AT 9:43 AM Nick Gray 11 Comments

HTC working on first 42Mbps HSPA+ phone for T-Mobile, launch slated for 2H11

A new report indicates HTC is already working on a new device that will be able to take full advantage of T-Mobile USA’s 42Mbps network speeds.  Samsung and LG are also working on devices capable of achieving those same speeds on HSPA+ networks, but the report does not indicate those devices will be heading to T-Mobile.

For now, all we really know about the new HTC phone is the phone’s compatibility with T-Mobile’s network.  We don’t think it’s too far of a stretch to predict it’ll be equipped with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor or even a large qHD display. The launch date for the new HTC device is slated for the second half of 2011.

With AT&T’s pending acquisition of T-Mobile, many see T-mobile as a sinking ship.  Would any of you be willing to stay on board just to get a feel for what T-Mobile’s 42Mbps HSPA+ network is capable of?

Source: DigiTimes

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Mark

    Blah….blah….blah. What’s the point when you’ll be capped anyway?

    • http://Website Ganz

      Throttle-Mobile

  • http://Website Tim

    The speeds the Sensation can get is probably more than enough. I mean Netflix works fine on my 3G so something similar would be fine on 4G why do I need it any faster? Not downloading bit torrents.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I agree that the extra speed will not change our habits or significantly improve performance wiht Netflix, but what if you didn’t have to wait those extra 5-10 seconds when you first click on a movie or tv show that you want to watch.

      The main improvement most poeple will notice is in browsing the web. Loading pages should be significantly faster.

      • http://Website Tim

        And that’s my point really. Not that I would say “you know I don’t really need that” but it won’t affect most things. I agree certain webpage I go to would benefit a from it. BUT it probably won’t make me want to wait for a new phone. Probably going with the Sensation.

  • http://Website Tito!

    T-Mobile is no sinking ship! Still best service. :)
    AT&T can suck it, & cuddle in bed with the Likes of Microsoft & Apple!

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    I just love HTC regardless of the carrier.

  • http://Website J240

    I’d buy it depending on the rest of the specs. So-called “sinking ship” or not… I’m looking to renew my contract this year with a new beast of a phone. I’ve been with Tmob wayyy too long to jump ship now.

  • http://Website Cuge Hock

    T-Mo is the new Titanic

  • http://Website Noel

    Note to HTC…just make sure the device comes with ample internal storage 16GB or 32GB models also with enuf RAM 1GB/2GB and a replacable 1800mAh or more.

  • http://Website Noel

    Oh one more important thing…to have a multi band radio…3G/HSPA+, just incase.