Verizon promises Android LTE devices at CES

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) will unveil LTE devices running Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android platform next month at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to a Twitter message from Verizon's official account.

"Jan. 6 at #CES: #Android and #LTE - could it be like peanut butter and chocolate? YUM!" Verizon said in the message.

Verizon has long maintained that CES will serve as a launching pad for its LTE devices. Verizon switched on its LTE network earlier this month covering 110 million POPs, but subscribers can only access the service through two LTE-capable USB modems. Verizon's planned Android-powered LTE devices could include smartphones and tablets; indeed, Motorola (NYSE:MOT) recently teased a CES Android tablet announcement. 

Verizon likely will disclose its news during a keynote address by Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg, scheduled for Jan. 6. Seidenberg said in November that Verizon's first LTE smartphone will be available in February, a few months earlier than expected.

For more:
- see this Fortune blog post

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