News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday September 19, 2012.
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Sprint announced today that it has sold more than 1 million phones and mobile hotspots that are LTE capable. The carrier says that since it began selling LTE phones like the LG Viper and Samsung Galaxy Nexus, more than 1 million customers have opted for a device that is capable of tapping into its new network. The number will climb even higher once the carrier introduces the iPhone 5 this Friday, followed by the Samsung Galaxy Note II this fall.
Of course, Sprint is still racing to increase the number of places where customers can put those LTE phones to good use. At the moment, Sprint's LTE network is only available in a few cities. The carrier announced plans to launch in more than 100 cities by the end of 2013, but it's still a long way from achieving that goal. Meanwhile, rival AT&T already has more than 70 supported LTE markets, and Verizon is rapidly approaching its 400th LTE market. Sprint hopes to accelerate its pace, so here are the phones customers can purchase to ensure that their next phone will can access high-speed internet when LTE launches in their area:
- Apple iPhone 5
- HTC EVO 4G LTE
- LG Viper 4G LTE
- Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy Note II
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE
- Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Hotspot
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.