Could Motorola MB865 Be First AT&T LTE Smartphone?

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A mysterious Motorola smartphone showed up in several pictures last week, looking similar to the Atrix 4G. After some initial uncertainty on our part, it now seems like this smartphone is very much real, developed as model MB865. A tipster with access to AT&T’s computers has since provided some evidence of the phone currently undergoing testing, including clues that it may be one of the first devices to use AT&T’s LTE network.

According to this inside information, all the phone numbers assigned to MB865s are for area codes that will be a part of AT&T’s initial LTE deployment. Additionally, the source says that AT&T has set up a tracking code for LTE devices in its payment infrastructure, and the MB865 has the appropriate notations for an LTE smartphone.

Certainly we’re nearing the time to start thinking about AT&T’s LTE network, and the devices we’ll see on it, so if true, this revelation isn’t exactly surprising. Besides LTE support, the MB865 would supposedly also feature a dual core processor (we’d expect nothing less from an Atrix successor), though talk of quad-core chips has been thrown around. Scree-wise, qHD is likely, but there’s been some very speculative guessing that it could be 720p.

Source: Phone Arena

Via: Phone Dog

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