Telstra launches HTC LTE HD voice capable smartphone

Telstra is bragging it has introduced Australia’s first 4G smartphone.  The HTC Velocity is an LTE smartphone with HD voice support onboard.

The Velocity currently runs Android 2.3, has a 4.5 inch touch screen, and a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor.  It also has an 8 MP camera, and boasts of built-in HD voice support for “crisper, clearer” calls when talking to other HD voice compatible handsets on Telstra’s mobile network.

LTE speeds in Telstra coverage range from 2 Mbps to 40 Mbps download speeds with tpical upload speeds of 1 Mbps to 10 Mbps.  In addition, the phone also includes 3G dual-channel HSPA+ connectivity, so customers outside of 4G coverage areas will get downloads speeds from 1.1 Mbps to 20 Mbps in 3G territory.

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