The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which approves all things Bluetooth, had just released a Bluetooth End Product List depicting the Sony ERicsson LTE28at, which comes with support for AT&T’s HSPA+ and LTE network, meaning that it would support AT&T’s 4G network in the U.S. While Bluetooth SIG certification doesn’t necessarily mean that the phone would get released on AT&T, or even subsidized by the carrier, the device itself presents an interesting high-end hardware features set at this time.
The device is speculated to be an AT&T variant of the much rumored Sony Ericsson Nozomi handset, which has a front-facing camera, rear-facing 13-megapixel camera with LED flash, dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, and a 4.55-inch Reality Display 720p HD screen. The Nozomi has been leaked numerous times in the past and the device may launch at CES 2012 in January. The device’s release would follow Sony Ericsson’s release of the XPERIA Arc at CES 2011 and the device may eventually be branded as the XPERIA Arc HD.
Currently, AT&T is offering the XPERIA Play from Sony Ericsson on its network and the U.S. carrier may be warming up to high-end phones from Sony Ericsson. If this device launches on a carrier network, it will be the first smartphone in the U.S. to boast a 13-megapixel camera, besting even the Nokia N8‘s 12-megapixel Carl Zeiss shooter, though the latter was only available as an unlocked option.
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