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

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