Sprint’s LTE network isn’t yet up and running, but the carrier is still using CES to show off some forthcoming smartphones destined to run on its second crack at a 4G network. Along with the previously announced Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Now Network will also be carrying the LG Viper. A modified version of the MetroPCS Connect 4G, Viper sports a 4″ WVGA (800 x 480) display with “Nova LCD” technology for improved brightness and readability. Viper also will feature a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 5 MP rear-facing camera and a front camera for video chat applications.
According to PCMag’s Sascha Segan, who got some early hands-on time with a pre-production version of the device, it also features NFC technology, making it a prime candidate for the Google Wallet mobile payment service. Look for Viper to launch in the middle of this year at a slightly lesser price than the flagship Galaxy Nexus.
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