The HTC Holiday is one of the most anticipated devices for AT&T customers (along with the Samsung Galaxy S II). It’s for no small reason, since this device will bring some solid high-end specs. A 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4.5-inch display, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and 1 GB of RAM are nothing to frown at. But what else makes this device one of the hottest for AT&T?
We cannot forget that this device will be one of the first to come with AT&T’s 4G LTE bands. While Verizon has been the top player in 4G speeds since December, AT&T just might bring them some decent competition.
BGR got their hands on an HTC Holiday image (posted below), which gives us a glimpse of the potential behind AT&T’s 4G LTE network. The HTC Holiday seems to be blazing, with download speeds of 29.71 Mbps and upload speeds of 6.43 Mbps. Not bad. Not bad at all.
We must consider that this network is not congested, though. Very few people have access to AT&T’s 4G LTE speeds, and things might change once people start getting those fancy LTE smartphones. Also, Verizon now covers more than half of the US population, while AT&T has barely started to make its slow transition. And its 4G LTE network is still much younger.
But those who will be covered by AT&T’s 4G LTE network should be happy to enjoy such speeds. We can only hope the towers will be able to keep relatively high speeds after more people start using this network. Do you guys think AT&T will keep good 4G LTE speeds in the long run? Will its HSPA+ network help keep everything balanced? Is anyone thinking about getting the HTC Holiday or any AT&T 4G LTE device?