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Yes, Verizon Will Announce More than One 4G LTE Phone at CES

Word out of the Wall Street Journal camp this fine Monday morning has Verizon set on unveiling up to four different 4G LTE Android phones this week at CES.  Just so you know, we’re not surprised at all to hear this.  We already know that the Thunderbolt (photo gallery) is on the list and have fully expected the Motorola Etna and LG Optimus 2X to make appearances alongside a device from Samsung (SCH-I520) which is appearing in Big Red systems.  Oh and let’s not forget about the Motorola DROID XOOM which will be one of the first Honeycomb tablets to be offered up by anyone, Verizon likely first.

The WSJ is also reporting that the 4G LTE devices they announce won’t be available until later in the year, but we’re expecting the Thunderbolt to be here by February at the latest.  HTC has already launched a campaign for this phone which claims it to be the first to VZW’s 4G, so we’re thinking much sooner than later.

It’s going to be a fun week, and you’ll want to stay here at DL for all of it.

Via:  WSJ, Phandroid

  • Uplink

    this is one hell of an ugly phone

  • Uplink

    this is one hell of an ugly phone

  • Anonymous

    Ok, so one question I have with all of these phones…are they going to be backward compatible with the 3G networks? Or are they going to require people live in the markets that currently support 4G and then pay the for the new plans/packages? I unfortunately don’t live anywhere near an area that’s going to see 4G in the next 6 months or more, but would love to get one of these new phones…am I just hosed?

  • Anonymous

    Wait, tablets will need dual-core processors…what about this htc thunderbolt? You would expect a new phone to get the new updates so will this get honeycomb?

  • Anonymous

    Wait, tablets will need dual-core processors…what about this htc thunderbolt? You would expect a new phone to get the new updates so will this get honeycomb?

    • Lol

      ^ That was my initial reaction.

      • Anonymous

        Yah but, like this is better than the samsung phone, and the moto phone…..yah they all have 4g and will have video chat but sense is way better than touchwiz….and especially blur on my droid x….Or maybe since its a qualcomm 2nd edition and 1.2 ghz it can run honeycomb? Otherwise they would not release that phone…well there’s no point..

  • AR

    I been viewing this web site since 2009, and i loved it. This is my first post. But anyways, some of you guys aren’t making it easier for me to choose these phone. I want the Motorola Etna, but some of the things I heard about it, I don’t like. I really don’t like Motorola Motoblure, and on top of that, its lock (no root). But Motorola does pack some great feature. Then we got Htc Thunderbolt, I like there phones with there sence UI, but no Duel Core that a shocker. But I still don’t know what I want. Samsung and LG are doing really good, but not a big fan of them. But can’t wait for this week to see.

  • AR

    I been viewing this web site since 2009, and i loved it. This is my first post. But anyways, some of you guys aren’t making it easier for me to choose these phone. I want the Motorola Etna, but some of the things I heard about it, I don’t like. I really don’t like Motorola Motoblure, and on top of that, its lock (no root). But Motorola does pack some great feature. Then we got Htc Thunderbolt, I like there phones with there sence UI, but no Duel Core that a shocker. But I still don’t know what I want. Samsung and LG are doing really good, but not a big fan of them. But can’t wait for this week to see.

  • AR

    I been viewing this web site since 2009, and i loved it. This is my first post. But anyways, some of you guys aren’t making it easier for me to choose these phone. I want the Motorola Etna, but some of the things I heard about it, I don’t like. I really don’t like Motorola Motoblure, and on top of that, its lock (no root). But Motorola does pack some great feature. Then we got Htc Thunderbolt, I like there phones with there sence UI, but no Duel Core that a shocker. But I still don’t know what I want. Samsung and LG are doing really good, but not a big fan of them. But can’t wait for this week to see.

  • Ckochinsky125

    lets hope they release atleast 1 in january otherwise it is kind of a waste to announce them now if they arent going to release them until later in the year. I cant see them not releasing atleast 1 new phone soon

  • Anonymous

    Later in the year better mean June 2011 for the Droid Etna.

  • BadBrown

    I’m super excited!

  • Anonymous

    shoeboxs.us

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 Matt Galo

    I’ll say it, I think I’m looking forward to the LG dual-core the most. The Thunderbolt is DOA as far as I’m concerned. Give me dual-core.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

    Hmm…Decisions, Decisions…

  • Droidmanx

    America…….F*%k Yeaaaaaa !!!

  • http://www.gogats.com/ b

    Is DL even at CES or will you be reporting on the reporting done by engadget and gizmodo?

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

    Hopefully at least 1 of them has a physical keyboard

  • Dj12

    I work at vzw and they have blacked out our vacation days for the end of January ???? LTE PHONES perhaps?

    • http://twitter.com/mfg68 Matt Galo

      Or it could be that other fruit phone.

    • Anonymous

      More likely what Matt said. LTE is cool but I don’t think they would black out your vacation days for some network technology.

  • Anonymous

    this is gonna be a GREAT year for cell phones…i can’t wait

    • Anonymous

      Indeed it is. :)

    • Lakerzz

      yup, and……I CANT WAIT!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kane-Stapler/597191406 Kane Stapler

      So glad i have an upgrade due in September! :)

  • Princesation

    first