CES 2012: Sprint announces first LTE devices including Galaxy Nexus

SprintAfter announcing its initial LTE deployment plans last week, Sprint yesterday announced its first three LTE devices, the Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper smartphones and the Sierra Wireless Tri-Network Hotspot.

“The first three products that will run on the Sprint 4G LTE network exemplify the cutting-edge technology our customers can expect from Sprint as we progress with our 4G LTE rollout,” said Steve Elfman, president of Network, Wholesale and Product Development for Sprint. “Galaxy Nexus packs industry-leading features and the best of Google into a beautiful design while LG Viper 4G LTE continues Sprint’s commitment to green devices that don’t sacrifice speed or technology. These products combine with our unlimited data pricing plans to give Sprint customers a powerful wireless experience.”

Unlike Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Nexus, Sprint’s will support NFC with Google Wallet.

Pricing and specific availability details of the Galaxy Nexus and the other devices will be announced closer to their respective launch dates.

Sprint intends to launch some 15 4G LTE devices in 2012 including handsets, tablets and data cards.

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