4G has already been a trend in Smartphones, Verizon announced iPhone 4 two day ago. But that is not only phone for this year from Verizon, Verizon is preparing to release four other 4G Smartphones from Motorola, HTC, Samsung and LG by the mid of this year and will be on its fastest 4G network.
All of them share some unique features like front and back cameras, run Android 2.2, will come with pre-installed Skype for video chatting on their 4.3 inch screens, and can function as mobile hotspots. Many features, like video out and storage options, will likely guide customers to one or the other.
The Motorola Bionic, the successor to the popular Droid line, is unique among the phones we saw for its dual-core 1 GHz processor. It has got high screen resolution, referred to as “quarter HD” at 540×980 pixels. The Bionic has both DLNA and HDMI out, with 16 GB internal storage and a microSD slot for additional space. Both the Bionic handsets Verizon showed us and the models Motorola had set up in their booth appeared to be running an incomplete version of Android 2.2, which was a little unusual.
HTC is DLNA-capable and can stream video wirelessly to compatible devices; The HTC Thunderbolt has no HDMI out port though. It appears to have no internal storage but includes a 32 GB microSD card. And also features a Kickstand on the back.
The 4G model from Samsung introduced didn’t have name, The Phone with No Name will feature a Super AMOLED screen like the Samsung Fascinate released last summer, as well as an HDMI port. Neither Verizon nor Samsung have been very forthcoming about more details of the phone—there are no storage metrics or specific resolution, though we know it’s the only phone without DLNA support.
The LG Revolution features both DLNA and HDMI out, 16 GB internal storage which is expandable through its microSD slot. It’s also the only phone with Bluetooth 3.0, a feature that should help it manage power consumption while connected to Bluetooth devices.
Unfortunately, lot of information is missing from the phones’ profiles so it doesn’t worth making a conclusion on them, including whether they’ll be able to update to future versions of Android. This is an issue manufacturers have struggled with, some more than others, and even promised updates are very slow in coming. Reps have likewise made themselves scarce on the topic of prices. Officially there hasn’t been any clue about the release of these phones but expected to hit the market by the first half of this year, and seems to be a real challenging to iPhone. Anyway what do you think or expect about Verizon 4G?