CES 2011: Verizon Wireless announces suite of 4G devices for first half of 2011

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Verizon Wireless yesterday announced a suite of devices for its month-old 4G LTE network. A total of 10 consumer-oriented devices, including the HTC Thunderbolt, will be available by the middle of the year (with the first launching in March). Here is the full list (with more detailed information coming later on many of these):

  • Smartphone: HTC Thunderbolt (1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 with HTC Sense 2.0, 4.3-inch WVGA SLCD display)
  • Smartphone: LG Revolution (Android 2.2, 4.3-inch display)
  • Smartphone: DROID Bionic 4G (dual-core 1GHz processor, Android, 4.3-inch display)
  • Smartphone: Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone (1GHz processor, Android 2.2, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display)
  • Tablet: Motorola XOOM (Android 3.0, 10.1-inch display)
  • Tablet: LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab (1.2GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, Android 2.2, 7-inch WSVGA display)
  • Mobile Hotspot: Novatel MiFi 4510L Intelligent Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G, support for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices)
  • Mobile Hotspot: Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot (3G/4G, support for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices)
  • Notebook: Compaq CQ10-688nr (Intel Atom N455 processor, 10.1-inch display)
  • Notebook: HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr (AMD processor, 11.6-inch display)

Verizon also outlined its LTE network expansion plans. It expects to cover two-thirds of the US population in the next 18 months and to cover its entire existing 3G network by the end of 2013. It plans to add coverage to 140 markets (including Detroit, Memphis, Honolulu, and Salt Lake City) in 2011 alone.

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