Samsung R900, First MetroPCS LTE Handset, Finally Pictured?

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Photos have leaked of a QWERTY slider by Samsung, said to depict the manufacturer’s first LTE-capable phone for large regional carrier MetroPCS.

According to the Howards Forum thread where the images are posted, the model pictured is the same SCH-R900 “Craft” that we saw pass through the FCC late last month.

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By all accounts, the R900 will be a TouchWiz-powered featurephone with 3.2 megapixel camera and dual-mode network capabilities, meaning that it should be equally at home connecting to CDMA or GSM towers; as with all LTE handsets on traditionally CDMA carriers, the Craft will require a SIM card to communicate with MetroPCS’ (really, Verizon’s) speedy fourth generation LTE data network.

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LTE promises to be the most pervasive of the nascent 4G technologies, with WiMax its only real competitor since Qualcomm abandoned development of its own CDMA-based alternative known as Ultra Mobile Broadband, in late 2008.

(via unwiredview and Howard Forums)

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