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Telstra launches first LTE smartphone in Australia

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Telstra has launched Australia's first 4G LTE smartphone HTC Velocity today. The HTC Velocity is also Australia’s first smartphone to feature 3G dual channel HSPA+ connectivity.

The HTC Velocity 4G is powered by Android 2.3 operating software (upgradable to Android 4.0 in the future) and features a massive 4.5 inch touch screen and a 1.5 GHz dual core processor for fast multi-tasking. The HTC Velocity also features a powerful 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, dual LED flash, and back-illuminated sensor for capturing images in low-light. 

According to the operator, customers using HTC Velocity in 4G coverage areas will enjoy typical download speeds ranging from 2Mbps to 40Mbps and typical upload speeds from 1Mbps to 10Mbps.

Telstra became the first mobile service provider in Australia to launch LTE mobile services last September and today LTE coverage is available in Australia's eight capital city CBDs (meaning within 5km from GPO) plus more than 80 regional and metropolitan centres (meaning within 3km from regional town centre).

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