Verizon About to Get First LTE-Enabled Global Handsets?
Over the past week or two, we’ve caught wind of a couple new Androids destined for Verizon Wireless and its 4G LTE network. All we know of the HTC Fireball is that it appears in a leaked Verizon screenshot and will be an LTE Android. There’s significantly more available on the LG Spectrum, which has not only shown up in pics a couple times, but we also uncovered some tech specs for the model. One thing those specs we had didn’t touch upon was the possibility for a global GSM radio to find its way into the CDMA/LTE handset. Now a new leak suggests that both the Spectrum and the Fireball could arrive on Verizon as the carrier’s first LTE handsets with global roaming capabilities.
In Verizon parlance, that “O” under the Global Phone heading means we can expect both phones to include support for the major GSM frequencies around the globe. Don’t count on any LTE roaming, but with UMTS support for the local bands, you should still be able to get a relativity speedy 3G connection.
There’s always the possibility that the data for these phones was entered incorrectly, or hastily copied-and-pasted over from one or more device’s listings, but you can bet we’ll be paying very close attention to further publications of tech specs for these two models, especially when they finally hit the FCC.