CES 2011: HTC 4G Phones for All!

10:20 AM Even AT&T, according to an ad in Rolling Stone

Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms

January 5, 2011

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CES 2011: HTC 4G Phones for All!

10:20 AM -- LAS VEGAS -- 2011 International CES -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has been lagging behind its competitors in the move to Long Term Evolution (LTE) -- or is it just planning a sneak attack?

An ad in Rolling Stone suggests the latter may be the case. The ad (below) depicts High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) (Taiwan: 2498)'s lineup of 4G phones, including the unannounced HTC Inspire 4G for AT&T. The ad also features the still-unannounced HTC Thunderbolt, expected to be unveiled by Verizon Wireless this week. (See MetroPCS Continues 4G Price War and Sprint Shifts to Next WiMax Phone.)

Of course, considering AT&T's LTE network isn't due out until mid-2011, it could just be stealing a page from T-Mobile US Inc. and labeling an HSPA+ phone as 4G, or FauxG. The ad doesn't make that clear.

Light Reading Mobile is off to AT&T's Developers Conference, where the carrier is expected to detail its LTE plans, now. More updates soon.

— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile

About the Author(s)

Sarah Thomas

Director, Women in Comms

Sarah Thomas's love affair with communications began in 2003 when she bought her first cellphone, a pink RAZR, which she duly "bedazzled" with the help of superglue and her dad.

She joined the editorial staff at Light Reading in 2010 and has been covering mobile technologies ever since. Sarah got her start covering telecom in 2007 at Telephony, later Connected Planet, may it rest in peace. Her non-telecom work experience includes a brief foray into public relations at Fleishman-Hillard (her cussin' upset the clients) and a hodge-podge of internships, including spells at Ingram's (Kansas City's business magazine), American Spa magazine (where she was Chief Hot-Tub Correspondent), and the tweens' quiz bible, QuizFest, in NYC.

As Editorial Operations Director, a role she took on in January 2015, Sarah is responsible for the day-to-day management of the non-news content elements on Light Reading.

Sarah received her Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She lives in Chicago with her 3DTV, her iPad and a drawer full of smartphone cords.

Away from the world of telecom journalism, Sarah likes to dabble in monster truck racing, becoming part of Team Bigfoot in 2009.

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