Samsung Craft is the First LTE 4G in the US

Posted by at 11:40 am on September 21, 2010

First 4G in the USA as WiMAX and now its LTE’s turn to be the star of 4G in sin city.   Samsung   and MetroPCS   today announced the commercial launch of the world’s first 4G LTE-enabled, multi-mode, CDMA handset, the Samsung Craft (SCH-r900). Samsung Mobile also supplied the LTE infrastructure for MetroPCS’ commercial launch of 4G LTE service in Las Vegas, the first in the United States.

The Samsung Craft is available at MetroPCS stores and online in the Las Vegas metropolitan area for $299, after a $50 instant rebate, plus tax. The Samsung Craft boasts a brilliant, 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and sliding QWERTY keyboard. Powered by 4G LTE technology, the Craft provides a faster H L Web experience, full-track music downloads and video streaming.

The Craft’s built-in 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and camcorder with auto-focus features single, multi, panorama, mosaic and frame shot to capture photos instantly on the go. Additionally, the Craft includes a 2GB microSD card, preloaded with the Paramount Pictures’ hit movie “Star Trek.” The handset’s full feature set is completed by a music player, Wi-Fi connectivity, Stereo Bluetooth capabilities and microSD memory storage up to 32GB.

Along with the Craft, Samsung Mobile supplied LTE infrastructure for MetroPCS’ Las Vegas LTE network. Samsung Mobile has been a driving force to accelerate the LTE service and standardization by active participation of various working groups at 3GPP and LSTI (LTE/SAE Trial Initiative). Samsung Mobile ranked at the top place in the number of contributions and obtained most of essential IPRs.

Visit MetroPCS’ website at www.metropcs.com for specific locations or to purchase the Samsung Craft and sign up for service plans.

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