Verizon is expected to launch three new 4G LTE Android Smartphone, The first is from HTC, who pulled an interesting marketing stunt by sending pictures of only parts of the phone to various news sites so that they had to compare shots to get an idea of the whole phone. BGR later showed images of the full phone, which appears to be similar to the HTC Evo 4G phone on the sprint network.
Next is Motorola , John Stratton, Verizon’s chief operating officer, told the Wall Street Journal that Motorola will have a smartphone when the carrier rolls out handsets for its recently launched Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network. “We’ve got LTE smartphones on the horizon,” said Stratton. “Motorola will be right there.”
The comment served to give Motorola Mobility stock an immediate bump, reversing the decline it has undergone since the stock began trading on a preliminary basis earlier in the week.
Another one is Samsung 4G phone, clearly shown running on Verizon’s 4G network. Gizmodo discovered the unnamed phone runs Android Froyo (version 2.2) with the standard Samsung TouchWiz interface. It also has a front-facing camera for video chats, which would presumably be pretty smooth on 4G.
The network launched with dongles and USB modems earlier this month and consumers have been told they will have to wait a few months for smartphones with voice calling capability. Verizon is expected to make some big announcements about Android devices on its 4G network at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, including the Motorola Android tablet. These three phones are all likely to be announced at that time as part of Verizon’s 4G initiative.