Windows 8 phone may hit T-Mobile in LTE style

A Samsung Windows Phone 8 handset with T-Mobile 4G LTE could arrive soon.

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Is T-Mobile hiding a secret Windows Phone 8 device? Josh Miller/CNET

If a TMO News report pans out, Samsung might be quietly planning a new Windows 8 smartphone boasting a connection to T-Mobile's new 4G LTE network. Other specs the device could feature include a nimble 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a big 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD (1280x720-pixel) screen.

Other possible goodies the rumored handset, code-named Odyssey, might be equipped with are a 1080p main camera (likely 8 megapixel) and front-facing 720p imaging system. The source of the speculation stems from a user agent document spelling out the hardware profile and network details of the unknown piece gadget. The doc does identify the author to be a DE Yoon from Samsung Electronic's Windows Mobile Lab, which sounds pretty official to me. The handset itself is tagged as the SGH-T899 using Samsung's traditional smartphone nomenclature.

No details yet as to when this device will arrive but apparently Windows Phone fans may soon have a device comparable to hot-rod Android products. Let's hope the wait won't be too long and that Android fans won't be left out of T-Mobile's 4G LTE launch either.

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Brian Bennett is senior editor for appliances at CNET and reviews a wide range of household and smart-home products. These include everything from microwave ovens, blenders, ranges and coffee makers to personal weather stations. An NYC native, Brian now resides in bucolic Louisville, Kentucky where he dreams of someday owning the sparkling house of the future.


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