Rumors of a possible iPhone agreement may have fallen flat once again, but Verizon Wireless did announce its new line of 4G LTE service-enabled mobile devices – 10 in all – to be released by mid-year 2011.
At a special press conference today, Verizon rolled out the new Android devices, including four smartphones, two tablets, two mobile hotspots and two notebooks. Though the company refused to name prices or service rates for the new devices, the first to be released will hit the market in March. They are:
HTC ThunderBolt – Exclusive to Verizon, the ThunderBolt comes fully integrated with Skype video chat and sports a 4.3-inch 800×480 resolution display.
LG Revolution – The smartphone that doubles as a mobile hotspot, the Revolution can share its 4G connection with up to 8 other devices.
DROID Bionic 4G – DROID in its 4G iteration boasts a 4.3-inch HD screen and HDMI connection.
Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone – Similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S series, the Samsung 4G LTE phones come packed with a 4.3-inch “Super AMOLED Plus” touchscreen for a richer colors and longer battery life.
Motorola XOOM – Running the 3.0 version of the Android OS, Honeycomb, the Motorola XOOM tablet comes with a 10.1-inch HD screen and hotspot capability, connecting up to five other devices to its 4G signal.
4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab – The 4G version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab sports a 7-inch enhanced TFT display with a 1024×600 WSVGA resolution as well as front and rear facing cameras with video chat capability.
Novatel MiFi 4510L Intelligent Mobile Hotspot – The Novatel MiFi hotspot will share 3G and 4G service to up to five other devices, and still fits in your pocket.
Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot – Samsung’s mobile hotspot connects up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to the 3G or 4G network.
Compaq CQ10-688nr – With a battery life of up to 8.5 hours, the Compaq CQ10 notebook sports an anti-glare widescreen LED display for maximum visibility.
HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr – Packed with AMD’s new VISION Technology, the HP Pavilion uses less power, with an impressive 10.75-hour battery life.
Verizon also made a point to mention its work at being the biggest broadband provider for the mostly-uncovered rural areas of the country and noted its partnerships with rural networks, promising to be the first to bring 4G to the American countryside. This is the antithesis to AT&T’s more urban marketing schemes, and an interesting (and probably fitting) move for Verizon.