Telstra’s First 4G Phone Is The HTC Velocity

Well, this is a nice way to spend Wednesday morning. A friendly tipster has sent us the marketing materials for Telstra’s first 4G handset. Let’s take a closer look.

Named the HTC Velocity 4G, the handset has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 4.5-inch qHD screen (960×540), 8MP camera with 1080p recording at 60fps, 16GB on-board storage with a microSD card slot for an extra 32GB, removable 1620mAh lithium-ion battery.

That all sounds pretty sweet. The catch — and there’s always a catch — is that it’s only running Gingerbread, and there’s no indication of how far away an ICS update might be.

Obviously there’s no pricing information on offer yet either — or a release date for that matter — but if the marketing materials are ready, then those details can’t be too far away. UPDATE: Asher Moses over at the SMH is reporting a launch later this month.

So… Who’s getting one?