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All smartphones from this point on will have 4G LTE, says Verizon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jan 2012 15:15 User comments (3)

All smartphones from this point on will have 4G LTE, says Verizon Verizon has noted this week that it has made it a requirement for all of its smartphones and tablets to have 4G LTE chips into the future.
Feature phones and "push-to-talk" devices will still be 3G-only, but Verizon doesn't really push those devices, anyways (ever stepped into a Verizon store?)

Keith Lampron, Verizon's associate director of device marketing, also added that the company will eventually move to Windows Phone devices, which only just recently (at CES) saw announcements for their first 4G LTE phones. Devices like the HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900 (or variants) have a good chance of making Verizon's lineup later in the year. Additionally, the iPhone 5 is expected to have LTE support.

Verizon, which began rolling out its LTE network last year, will have its infrastructure completed by the end of 2013. When complete, "190 markets and 200 million people" will be covered by LTE, says Cnet.

Major rival AT&T is still in the baby steps of rolling out its LTE network in the U.S.

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3 user comments

115.1.2012 18:13

If apple does decide to skip on 4G tech this year...I wonder if verizon would make an exception since iOS devices make them so much revenue.


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216.1.2012 9:31

Does that mean they wont be adding any new blackberries then?


XXYYQQOO!!! Yeah WELCOME TO JAMROCK

316.1.2012 10:44

Originally posted by xyqo:
Does that mean they wont be adding any new blackberries then?
Not until the BBs offer 4G LTE, that is correct.

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