Nokia Lumia 800 coming to AT&T with 4G LTE?

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We know that Nokia is eventually going to bring its line of Windows Phones to the US, but we just didn't know when that was going to happen, or why they didn't launch here first, too. 

According to a new report from today, though, the reason for Nokia's US delay might be because Nokia wants the launch device for our market, the Lumia 800, to come equipped with AT&T's LTE 4G connectivity. 

As of right now, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango doesn't support LTE chipsets, which is why we've yet to see one on the market. Of course, Nokia does get special treatment from Microsoft and the thought here is that Nokia may choose one of two options: 1) Wait for Tango, the next release of WP7, or 2) throw in some code to make LTE chipsets compatible. 

Either way, Nokia is waiting for its stunning hardware to reach our stores for a seemingly good reason. I'm really starting to wish that I had waited for the Lumia 800 (or any other Nokia WP7 phone) because they are such incredible feats of engineering. 

I can only assume that the next generation of Windows Phones from Nokia will be even better. 

[The Verge]

 

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