3 LTE-Based Windows Phones Rumored For AT&T in 2012

With CES a mere week away, it makes sense that the various participating companies begin to 'leak' their slate of new tech for 2012. Which is why the report (labeled a rumor by the rest of the tech press world) on Supersite for Windows, posted by Paul Thurrot, that Microsoft will be releasing 3 new LTE phones for AT&T customers in the coming year has the ring of truth to it.

According to Thurrot, the news phones will be exclusive to the U.S. and will see release some time before mid year. The phones will include the Nokia ACE (a step up from Nokia's Lumia 800, running Windows Phone 7), due by March 18, the HTC Radiant, and a new Samsung phone, currently code-named 'Mendel'. Photos of what is rumored to be the Nokia Ace, also rumored to be called the Lumia 900 - first posted on Pocketnow and which you'll see to your right - appeared on Christmas cards sent to certain Microsoft partners last December. Little is known about the Radian or 'Mendel' phones other than that they'll be LTE. Microsoft will be making the official announcement at CES. Tom's will be on the scene and we'll be reporting on everything we see.

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  • They need to get them on Verizon, not ATT! They already have decent phones on ATT, and if they just had one on Verizon I would have probably gotten it over my Droid.

    No matter how much better WP7 can be, it can't compare to how awful ATT is.
  • I had ATT for 2 long miserable years, and Verizon is that much better. I am not the only one who feels this way either as Consumer Reports ATT the worst in customer satisfaction while naming Verizon the best in 2011, and 2010.

    Microsoft cannot compete only releasing high end phones on the worst national network.
  • soldier37Ha Verizon really that much better, nope. Had AT&T since 2003 never had issues go away troll. ^^

    I think Verizon coverage is much better. Took a road trip last summer with some friends. 10+ cities on East coast. I always had a good signal with Verizon. My friends with ATT lost data and voice all the time. Just my experience.