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We are live at CES 2011 at the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE conference. This post is being updated live.

  • currently serving 38 major markets, 100 million people
  • will cover 2/3 of population by mid 2012
  • adding 140 new markets by 2011
  • by the end of the year, 175+ markets, such as Little Rock, Detroit, Memphis, etc
  • 10 4G LTE devices in the first half of 2011
  • LG is on stage, just announced the LG Revolution 4G LTE Android phone
  • Skype is on stage now talking about how all 4G LTE smartphones will have Skype pre-installed, with video calling
  • HTC presenting the 4G LTE-enabled Thunderbolt with HTC Sense, with Skype, video calling, etc. "This is just the beginning"
  • EA is on stage now - just demoed 4 Rock Band devices playing live via LTE
  • Samsung is on stage, just announced a 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab
  • All devices coming in the first half of 2011, but first ones will only be showing up in March (hrm, this conflicts with the rumors of Moto Xoom arriving in February)
  • Q&A with VZW now
    • pricing with 4G LTE devices - nothing is being in announced today, neither device prices nor mobile plans
    • simultaneous voice and data - yes, but may be device specific, not ready to comment (I'm guessing it'll be all devices, from the technological standpoint)
    • will we have data caps on 4G? No definitive answer - they're staying away from announcing anything
    • no comments on tethering at this point

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Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
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  • Deon

    Wonder if they'll charge $10 extra like Sprint. Does this mean the Thunderbolt won't be available until March?

    • Kane

      I think it will be a lot more than $10.

  • Mark

    What's interesting is Verizon will soon be stabbing Android in the back by offering the iPhone soon. But at least they're rolling out some top notch Android phones, will definitely be a real test. What's also interesting is just how quiet Sprint's been at this years CES. Nothing revolutionary on the horizon for Sprint?

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