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Apple up for making 4G LTE iPhone soon, China Mobile chairman says

News by Todd Haselton on Friday March 04, 2011.

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Just last month Dan Mead, Verizon Wireless' CEO, said that he expects Apple to build 4G LTE devices for Verizon's network. Today, China Mobile's chairman, Wang Jianzhou, is confirming that Apple's definitely interested in getting in on the 4G game soon.

"Jobs has expressed his interest in an LTE iPhone and is willing to start the development at an early date," Wang Jianzhou said during a conference in Beijing today. China Mobile is currently testing its TD-LTE network in six cities, including Shanhai and Hangzhou.

It's unclear when Apple will introduce a 4G iPhone, but if Apple wants to hang with HTC, Samsung, and Motorola, all of which have announced upcoming 4G LTE devices for Verizon, we hope it's a summer announcement. [Bloomberg via Engadget]

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