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Verizon Readies “Suite” of 4G LTE Android Devices for CES

Seems a little silly that we’re reporting on this, but we just can’t seem to get enough 4G LTE Android talk these days, especially with CES starting, well, today!  Verizon dropped a little press release in our box this morning to let us know that they plan to provide a sneak peak this Thursday, at an entire “suite” of Android devices that will run on their 4G LTE network.  Yep, we’re talking January 6th and more than just the HTC Thunderbolt which you can see a 12-pic gallery of here.  Of course, we already knew this was going down, but seeing the word “suite” brings up the excitement level a little.  This can only mean we’ll also see devices from Motorola, Samsung and LG, right?  Etna is the codename for the Tegra 2 device from Motorola, LG’s device will be called the Optimus 2X (previously the Star), Samsung is bringing the SCH-I520, and after typing all of that, just got excited.

Press release after the break.  

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless said today that its first-ever exhibit booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will show off the consumer and enterprise capabilities of its new 4G LTE network with the products, services and solutions that take advantage of the blazingly fast speed and low latency of the new wireless network. On Jan. 6, the company will also offer a sneak peek at a suite of Android-based LTE consumer devices at a news conference.

Visitors to the exhibit booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, #35216) will see firsthand how the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network can fundamentally change how consumers manage their daily lives and how businesses interact with each other and with their customers.

Working with nearly 50 different technology ecosystem partners, the Verizon Wireless booth will highlight more than 40 new solutions that take advantage of the fast speeds and low latency of the new 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network. Demonstrations will range from connected home and cars to gaming and entertainment to consumer devices. The demos will also feature new ways to do mobile collaboration for retail, customer service and other industries; home and energy management; and consumer entertainment, including multiplayer gaming, all of which leverage the 4G network in innovative ways. Verizon Wireless and its partners will also feature remote security and health care options and a car that shows different applications coming from the automotive industry.

Many of the solutions being highlighted are the result of collaborations fostered at Verizon Wireless’ LTE Innovation Center. The LTE Innovation Center, established in 2008 and located in Waltham, Mass., provides an environment for dozens of diverse companies to work collaboratively to develop innovative products and solutions that leverage 4G LTE technology.

Sneak Peek at Consumer Devices
Verizon Wireless’ news conference will provide a sneak peek of a suite of consumer-oriented Android-based devices for its 4G LTE network and will include remarks from senior Verizon Wireless executives and key ecosystem partners. The news conference will be webcast live; visit www.verizonwebcasts.com/ces/2011/news to register.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.

For more information about the LTE Innovation Center and Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte. For more information about Verizon Wireless at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces and follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/verizonwireless.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.


    Hmmm you know what…DROID THUNDERBOLT 4G…..NOT THAT BAD….

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm you know what…DROID THUNDERBOLT 4G…..NOT THAT BAD….

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  • Bossmonella

    YUP i live in Vegas and work at a hotel across from the expo and just had that phone in my hand today its pretty sick heavier than the droid x but its sick

  • Tmc Droid

    This is the year of DROID TAKEOVER! Sorry Apple…like they say, “It is what it is”!

  • Getting really excited for the LG Optimus 2X!! They make solid phones. Here’s hoping we’ll see a release by February!

  • Sputnick

    What the hell happened with the 2 Ghz phone that Moto was touting back in June?

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure that has been re-interpreted as a dual-core 1G-ish phone.

  • i think there is going to be an Incredible HD

    • Anonymous

      i don’t. :/

    • Anonymous

      i don’t. :/

    • Kalifalder

      the thunderbolt is supposedly the incredible HD

  • Anonymous

    Verizon should invite Droid-Life to CES….

    • Anonymous

      Leaving in a couple of hours. 😛

      • No hookers, keep your mind on the task at hand.

  • johnny

    oh yeahhh

  • AppleFANBOY01

    Can’t wait for the new IPHONE… Go IPHONE

    • Anonymous

      I have flagged your comment… lol….GO DROID!!!

      • Why did you flag his comment? Was he saying, “Down with Droid, up with the Verizon iPhone!”, or some other stupid thing?

        • Anonymous

          pretty much what he was saying…..i*hone fan boy

  • Anonymous

    Hey Kellex….any way of knowing how they are going to do the data charges for people with 4G phones in just a 3G area? Will you be able to just get a 3G plan? Any of your “spies” have a clue?

    • Anonymous

      +1 I would also like to know the answer to this. I want the Thunderbolt, but I’m not ready to change my data plan. I just want a new toy for now. Will we be able to buy the lte phones and use them strictly on the 3g network?

      • ISUVetMed

        Wondering the same thing, I talked to VZW customer service yesterday and the rep told me that 4G phones would require a 4G plan even if you only wanted to use them in 3G coverage. Hopefully they dont leave out people who arent in the LTE coverage area and make 3G versions of some of these phones. The rep also said the iphone will be coming to verizon (he expected the 1st week of january but said he hasnt heard any updates trickle down), and that he now thinks they will release it when they have the 4G plans all set up, it will be a 4G phone according to him.

        • Timmy7728

          verizon employees know nothing about phones comming out soon we know about 3-4 days ahead of time sooo .. they lied to u

          • Viper76269

            they do know, but that guy was wrong. my friend was told, Verizon iPhone is official, just no set date, and it is going to be a 3G phone.

          • Anonymous

            I wish… I’ve got plenty of friends that work at cellphone retailers (from Verizon to US Cellular and Best Buy) and all say much the same. They wait for information to trickle down, as ISUVetMed said, from either people from other stores or from higher positions. And, none of them have heard anything of a Verizon iPhone any time in January. I need a friend to work at the AT&T store 🙂