Thursday, 19 January 2012 09:30

HTC Velocity 4G phone goes on sale next week


Telstra and HTC will start selling Australia's first 4G smartphone next Tuesday.

The HTC Velocity 4G smartphone will go on sale in Australia through Telstra next week. If you want to be one of the first to own this handset, Telstra's already taking orders for guaranteed delivery when it goes on sale next Tuesday (January 24) - but that only applies to the first 500 units.

HTC Velocity_4G

Telstra officials claimed typical 4G download speeds are between 2Mbps and 40Mbps, with typical upload speeds of 1Mbps to 10Mbps. That's a broad range for 'typical'. The phone itself is capable of 100Mbps down and 50Mbps up.

4G coverage is currently available within 5km of the GPO in each capital city, and within 3km of more than 80 regional and metropolitan town centres. Outside those areas, the Velocity 4G uses the 3G network.

Features of the Android phone include a 1.5GHz dual core processor, 16GB of storage plus a microSD slot, FM radio, 4.5in 540x960 capacitive screen, 8MP camera supporting 1080p video plus a 1.3MP front camera, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, and DLNA for streaming content to other compatible devices.

The Velocity 4G is offered on various plans ranging from $69 to $129 per month.

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Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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