Although we’ve posted about this before, Telstra reaffirmed at a press event this morning that their first 4G phone will be coming from HTC — we suspect the Holiday which can be called the Raider 4G or Rider — and will be launching in the first quarter of 2012 which is still a fair way off. This gives Telstra enough time to roll out more of their 4G network to make a 4G device viable for consumers.
Telstra announcing this also confirms that if the Galaxy Nexus goes to Telstra it will not be the 4G variant, though there’s not unexpected there.
The HTC Holiday has a 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU, 4.5-inch qHD display, 8MP camera and 1630mAh battery, so by the time it launches it certainly isn’t going to be the cream of the crop, leaving its main selling point as being 4G. It’s a long road to 4G, but we’ll get there soon enough. Anyone else getting excited about it?