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Will the Nexus Prime for Verizon Have 4G LTE Support?

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A Samsung-made smartphone is going through the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) for certification right now with the model number SCH-i515 showing that it will be a ‘CDMA phone with Bluetooth wireless technology.’ The filing with the Bluetooth SIG is to certify the Bluetooth radio, and not for overall wireless radio certifications like an FCC filing and it isn’t clear if 4G was omitted from the Bluetooth SIG filing due to the non-relevance of the radio or if the device will lack LTE support.

As per Verizon’s naming convention, a Samsung phone with the three-letter SCH suffix will indicate that the phone will be headed to Verizon. The device, with the SCH i515, is posited to be the Nexus Prime, which has been rumored to be called as the Droid Prime when it launches. For reference the Samsung Droid Charge had the model number SCH-i510.

No additional information was revealed by the Bluetooth SIG other than the fact that the phone will be a CDMA device and will have Bluetooth on-board.

Via: Droid-Life

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3 Comments

  1. Guest

    08/30/2011 at 12:11 pm

    LTE or it’s worthless to me.

  2. Adam Truelove

    08/30/2011 at 8:07 pm

    Anyone see this:

    http://www.redmondpie.com/nexus-prime-to-be-called-droid-prime-instead-coming-exclusively-to-verizon-wireless-report/

    This could totally suck and would be one more reason to truly hate Verizon.  If this turns out to be true, every other carrier will get the pure Nexus phone with stock Android, while Verizon will force Samsung to make an exclusive Droid Prime version that will have no more to do with the pure Google experience than any other Samsung phone on Verizon.  Which means it will be loaded down with bloatware (hooray for VZNavigator!!) and have Samsung’s Touchwiz skin on top of it.  I could easily see this happening as Verizon is in love with their Droid branding and wouldn’t want people to even have the choice to pick the Nexus brand over their own.

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