Word on the street has it that the apparent delay for Nokia to release their Lumia 800 smartphone is because of this – the Finnish phone company is working to throw in LTE connectivity into the package before it makes its way to the US, something that Windows Phone 7.5 Mango at the moment does not support at all. Perhaps Nokia will roll out the Lumia 800 LTE with Tango, which is the next version of the Windows Phone operating system, or they could actually release it with specific Mango-based code drops which will be able to play nice with LTE functionality. Regardless of the outcome, AT&T does seem to be one of the more prominent figures in the equation. There are whispers of the Lumia 710 hitting the US via T-Mobile as well, and if that happens, you can be sure that it will not feature LTE connectivity in any way.
Ah well, as with most rumors, they are either confirmed or debunked in due time, so I guess we will just have to be patient and sit out on this one for the moment. You can always check out our Nokia Lumia 800 review while waiting for the (currently) fabled LTE version…
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