The LTE device haul includes four smart phones, two tablets, two notebooks and two mobile hot spots/routers:
- High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) (Taiwan: 2498) Thunderbolt smart phone
- LG Electronics Inc. (London: LGLD; Korea: 6657.KS) Revolution smart phone
- Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Bionic smart phone
- An unnamed Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea: SEC) LTE smart phone
- A Motorola Xoom LTE tablet
- A Samsung Galaxy Tab LTE tablet
- HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) Pavilion dm1-3010nr notebook
- Compaq CQ10-688nr notebook
- Novatel Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL) MiFi 4510L Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
- Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
The operator, however, isn't yet revealing any device prices, and hasn't indicated whether it will to introduce any data capped prices with some of the units. "We're going to continue to look at that. Caps may make sense at some point in time," said Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead.
Why this matters With this portfolio update, Verizon has drastically increased the number of devices that will soon be available to consumers on its LTE network. By the spring, consumers should have more choice in devices with all 10 out by early summer, compared to the two USB modems available now. In short, the portfolio could start to show how popular the 4G network will be with users.
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— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile