Today we awoke to the news that the company that owns T-Mobile and Orange, Everything Everywhere, has announced a brand new branded network for its recently announced 4G signal that will be launched before Christmas this year.
The newly branded “EE” will be the first UK network to support 4G (with Three soon to follow after its purchase of some of EE’s 4G network) but what really excites us is finally being able to get our hands on some 4G LTE smartphones.
The initial line-up of 4G devices does not disappoint, with EE announcing 7 4G devices, 5 of which are smartphones and the other two being a mobile 4G data stick and Mi-Fi router for sharing 4G signal with.
First up is the Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE, which will be a 4G version of the hugely successful Samsung device which features a 4.8-inch super AMOLED screen, 1.5Ghz quad-core processor and all the bells and whistles of the Android ICS running smartphone.
Next up are the two brand new Nokia Lumia smartphones in the form of the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 handsets both of which are Exclusive to EE and were announced last week at the Nokia World event. The Lumia 920 has a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display with a dual core 1.5Ghz processor, 8 Megapixel camera with PureView technology and inbuilt wireless charging.
There’s also the 820, which has a 4.3-inch Nokia ClearBlack display, 1.5Ghz dual core processor, 8 Megapixel rear camera but it is missing out on the PureView features and the wireless charging is an additional extra.
To bring up the budget end of the devices there is the Huawei Ascend P1, which is another Android 4.0-packing device in a super slim 7.69mm thick shell. The Huawei Ascend P1 has a 4.3-inch Super-AMOLED display and 1.5GHz dual-core processor with a 8-megapixel camera complete with LED flash and video recording at 1080p HD.
And finally there is the HTC One XL, which is a mirror of the One X which was launched for sale in the UK in April. It has an impressive 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 8MP camera and the current Android version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, all running on a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass protection.
All of the phones have been announced for release before the end of the year in the UK and all are pretty spectacular specifications-wise. Check out the new www.EE.co.uk website for more information on the service and if you will be able to get 4G near your area.
Additionally the forthcoming Apple Phone 5 is expected to be announced with worldwide 4G connectivity, so if and when it comes to the UK, EE will probably be the place to have it.