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Posted at 8:12 PM ET, 01/ 6/2011

CES 2011: Verizon announces 4G smartphones, tablets, and hotspot

By Hayley Tsukayama

Verizon announced several devices at its Thursday news conference, unveiling the HTC Thunderbolt, the LG Revolution, a Samsung 4G capable Galaxy Tablet and a Samsung 4G hotspot. The phones and tablet are all Android-based -- Android 2.2, aka Froyo, according to the news release. Even though there was no announcement about a Verizon iPhone, there's plenty there for gadget-lovers. Pricing, plans and decisions about data caps haven't been decided, yet.

The HTC Thunderbolt specs and pictures have been leaked far and wide, but here are the official specs from the release:


  • HTC Sense 2.0

  • Skype mobileā„¢ with video

  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor

  • 4.3" WVGA display

  • Dolby surround sound

  • 8-megapixel camera and HD video recording

  • wireless DLNA capability.

The LG Revolution specs break down like this:

  • HD support for streaming, playing and recording video

  • large 4.3-inch touch screen

  • Android 2.2

  • video telephony support with front-facing camera

  • mobile hotspot capability for 4G connection with up to 8 devices

The Samsung 4G LTE smartphone:

  • Android 2.2, Google Mobile services

  • brilliant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen display

  • powerful 1GHz application processor

  • HTML5 Web browser

  • rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with LED flash

  • front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera

  • Samsung Social Hub and Media Hub

And the Galaxy Tablet:

  • 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution
  • Android 2.2
  • 1.2GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird application processor
  • rear-facing 5-megapixel camera
  • front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera
  • camcorder enable video chat capabilities

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 6, 2011; 8:12 PM ET
Categories:  CES 2011, Gadgets, Mobile, Tablets  
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Um, surround sound from a PHONE? Some new holographic technology stolen from Star Trek?

There is no mention of the HPalm Pre2 for the long-suffering webOS users.

Posted by: 54Stratocaster | January 7, 2011 5:58 PM | Report abuse

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