Ongoing concerns about interference between LightSquared's L-band LTE network and GPS reception aren't yet resolved to everyone's satisfaction, but the would-be wholesaler of 4G services is forging on with its first consumer devices. Sharp — not traditionally known for its North American mobile presence — has been selected as the company's first supplier of both phones and tablets, and they're coming in short order: demo units will be out on display at next week's CTIA Enterprise & Applications show. LightSquared hasn't announced any details about the devices or whether they'll be offered commercially, but Sharp regularly puts out gorgeous high-end handsets in its native Japan, so it'll be interesting to see whether they're able to bring that magic to the new network.
LightSquared looks to Sharp for its first LTE phones and tablets
LightSquared looks to Sharp for its first LTE phones and tablets/
Questions about LightSquared's interference with GPS linger on, but Sharp will demo L-band LTE devices next week.