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T-Mobile Promises LTE Service in 2013

T-Mobile(NEW YORK) -- T-Mobile is finally promising LTE service in the United States, but customers won’t get the faster data speeds until next year.

The company has announced its plans to roll out the high-speed broadband network in 2013.

While specific details on the timing aren’t being revealed, T-Mobile’s chief technology officer, Neville Ray, told reporters that the goal is to cover the top 50 markets in the U.S. with the high speed connectivity by the end of 2013.

T-Mobile will be the last of the four major carriers to roll out LTE, which brings much faster data speeds to phones, tablets and laptops. (Note: you need an LTE capable phone to take advantage of the faster speeds.) Verizon was the first to deploy its network and AT&T joined late last year. Sprint plans to roll its network out later this year.

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CES: Sony Xperia Ion Smartphone

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Sony entered the LTE cellphone game at the Consumer Electronics Show with its latest offering, the Xperia Ion smartphone. Along with 4G LTE speed from AT&T, the phone features an HDMI output, 4.6-inch display (compared to a 3.5-inch display on the iPhone 4S), a 12 megapixel camera and a thin body.

Beyond the traditional smartphone specs there are a lot of features that make it uniquely Sony. It runs a mobile version of Sony’s Bravia engine, the same technology that goes into Sony Bravia HDTVs, making for especially vivid colors on the screen. And since it’s a Sony you can download PlayStation and PlayStation portable games to the phone. It also has a compatible dock to view on a larger display.

No price has been set, but expect to see it on store shelves in the second quarter of 2012.

Kevin Pereira from G4 gives us his take on the phone:

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