Sprint announced three new 4G LTE devices as CES kicks off. The carrier, which has in the past operated on rival 4G WiMax technology, is now beginning its transition to LTE technology as part of its Network Vision strategy to offer customers more robust and faster mobile broadband speeds, which will allow faster downloads and uploads of digital files. Of the three new devices, two are phones and one is a mobile hotspot that is a multi-modal 3G/4G device.
The first phone is the Galaxy Nexus, which will be similar to the Verizon variant but will support Google Wallet’s NFC feature out of the box.
The second phone is the LG Viper, an eco-friendly LTE smartphone.
And lastly, the Sierra Wireless Tri-Network hotspot will allow customers to connect to Sprint’s Now Network 3G connection, 4G WiMax connection, as well as 4G LTE.
We’ll be sure to get some hands-on time with these devices soon at CES 2012. Here is the press release: