Still hoping for a 4G LTE smartphone on AT&T’s network?  Well, you don’t have to hold your breath much longer.  The carrier will start to sell the HTC Vivid online and in store on November 6th for $199.99 on contract.

In addition to ultra fast download speeds, the Vivid packs a 4.5-inch qHD (540×960) display, a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 16GB of built-in storage expandable by microSD card slot and an 8-megapixel camera with an f2.2 28mm wide angle lens that can capture 1080p video at 60fps.  There of course will be the usual assortment of standard features, including HTC’s Sense UI, WiFi, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot functionality and the Android OS, though we don’t know what version the handset will ship with.

And on that same day, AT&T will launch their 4G LTE service in Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, Ga. adding to a few other markets.  But fear not if you don’t live in one of these locations, as the Vivid can utilize both LTE and HSPA+, which means you should be connected to a 4G signal most of the time.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."