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Verizon: 4G Smartphones and Tablets to Debut at CES in January, Available 1st Half of 2011

Lowell McAdam, COO of Verizon, just announced that we will see 4G LTE smartphones and tablets in action this January at CES.  He mentioned that development has really taken off much faster than they had expected and will show a half dozen or so devices at the event.  You have to assume this will be the first major sighting of the Droid tablet (Stingray) which is now rumored to be LTE capable and possibly the Motorola Tegra 2 device.

In even better news, the Droid Life team will be at CES to cover all of this insanity.  This holiday season is looking to be more and more of a snoozer with January as the target of some game changers.

  • niteperson

    My Droid contract will be up about that time. Groovy!

  • Guest

    Wow. Really? Livin life to the fullest? Verizon big cheese smilin for photos……. screwing their customers, screwing the Alltel independent agents they put out of business,……..putting families out of their homes because they all lost their jobs and were replaced with Verizon master dealers in markets that took them years to develop……….all gone…..gone….. smile it up fellas.

  • why is he holding an eris?

  • Danielbulluck

    I think verizon is go get the iPhone 4

  • Rumors starting again about Iphrap coming to VZ early 2011.

    • BAoxymoron

      I heard from my brother(yes I'm ashamed to admit that my brother likes apple but it is fun to mess with him) that apple may change to if not quarterly to a bi-annual release aka there might be a new iPhone by then

  • Im actually considering switching to sprint over verizon and getting myself some Evo 4G goodness. Sorry Motorola

    • Serqet

      Over the years I've had a handful of friends with Sprint, and not one of them was ever happy with the coverage and complained regularly about it. That, to me, would be the biggest scare about a switch to Sprint. Just looking at their coverage map though, you can see why that is… http://goo.gl/QqSc

  • lol look at the ol eris. what a fail. even though it was my first android phone.

  • there is a big difference between 'available in january' and 'first half of 2011'. i don't have the patience to wait THAT long :o)

  • I was really looking forward to gettin a Gingerbread phone & tablet for myself for the Holidays. I guess I'll have to settle for a Google TV and more time on the couch…

  • El El Kool J

    I'm lovin this MIUI ROM.. Check out screeny.. http://twitpic.com/2v77ev

  • Lol just tired data plans 😛 I'm keeping my 3G plan. It is fast enough for my needs. Btw does he have a damn Eris? That device hasn't died yet?

    • Long live the ERIS!!!

      • +1 haha! I had one awhile back. Exchanged my D1 for it within the 30 days then I got my D1 back. Shhh! Haha

  • El El Kool J

    Maybe we will see a new DROID X… Code named.. DROID XX..”thats not dos equis either..lol

    • kellex
      • El El Kool J

        4.5 in screen tegra 2 1ghz ram? lol.. nah its big enough.. Had customer come thru with a Dell streak 5.. whoa.. huge.. 5″ screen.. rediculous..

      • Michael_NM

        Droid tease! More details please!

      • 1bad69z28

        Droid X SE?? I was just talking to a close friend over at Adobe, all of the Adobe employees are receiving a Droid X's in about a week. Maybe I should work at Adobe LOL

      • Charlesruta4

        F!ck you Kellex. No one wants your god [email protected] toolbar you dick

        • Michael_NM

          Go away!

    • I see vin diesel coming with a copyright infringement very soon

  • El El Kool J

    The CES will be alot more interesting to watch than this webcast was… can't wait.. excited to know our favorite team will be there for all the scoop.. “DROID-LIFE.COM”

  • Downey1971

    Um is that a Droid Eris he is holding?

    • i think it is….

    • ilikebikes

      haha that picture is over a year old

  • Michael_NM

    After reflecting on the headline for a minute, I just realized what this means… “Available 1st Half of 2011,” that's VZ/Moto-speak for June 30, 2011. 🙁

    • palomosan

      That’s fine by me, I’ll wait until June, I won’t upgrade before that, it doesn’t matter what phone HTC or MOTO drop, if they don’t have 4G, I just don’t care.

    • Actually, in Verizon / Motorola speak, thats more like actual release in Q4 2011.

  • The350zWolf

    Well one wishful thought is that they start giving the Droid X and the Droid 2 for free when you sign up for a new contract

    • The350zWolf

      WOW!!! Talk about new developments!!! You can get a new Droid 2 for $9.99 with new contract!!!! YES!!! $9.99….

      No, I don't work for newegg :^p

  • RoadsterHD1

    I can't wait,

  • Smooth

    I am so looking forward to the Tablet, and hopefully a DroidX 2 with that crazy azz Tegra 2 chip with a Front Facing Camera…

  • BA_Carroll

    I guess I can't blow my whole wad in November/December and have to wait for January and beyond. 🙁

  • bravoleader2

    This is exciting

  • Mrpicolas

    That's right kiddies kellex Tato and pic will be at ces woot woot

    • Michael_NM

      CES will never be the same again. I'm good at carrying bags if you want to make it 4. 🙂

    • i can be there to carry your luggage and stuff.

      • Michael_NM

        For the record, I offered first. 🙂

  • Drummer62

    First Yay!!

    • Michael_NM

      You'll have to drum a little faster next time. 🙂

      • AnDroidSepTIX

        lol nice

    • bravoleader2


  • Michael_NM

    First, as in I hope I'm first to get a Droid Tablet!