This hits us from Boy Genius Report, one of their sources dumped a lot information in their laps regarding Verizon's 2010, 2011 and even some 2012 plans.
There's Android tablets, LTE MiFi units, Android 3.0, video conferencing, and more! Oh, my!
- In addition to the Motorola DROID and Motorola DROID X, we‚Äôre told Motorola will launch a new DROID handset, the Motorola DROID Pro. It is supposed to have a 1.3GHz CPU, 4? screen and global roaming capabilities. Estimated launch of November 2010
- Motorola is working with Verizon on a ‚Äúslab form-factor‚Äù device that sort of looks like an old Motorola Q but features a full touchscreen and global roaming. It will run Android 2.2. Maybe this will be a lower cost, MOTOBLUR handset?
- There are a lot more Android invasions happening before the end of the year, we‚Äôre told. This includes a global Android device from both Samsung and HTC.
- Samsung is working on a 7? screen Android tablet with front-facing camera. Motorola is also working on a tablet as well, except it will sport a 10? screen, either 1GHz or 1.3GHz CPU, front-facing camera, and Android 3.0. Don‚Äôt expect the Motorola so soon though, as we‚Äôre informed that while the launch was supposed to happen in December, Android 3.0 will probably hold up the release of that device and we should expect it around February 2011.
- Verizon Wireless is aiming and on track to have at least 75% of the country covered in LTE coverage by April 2012
- There will be a Novatel LTE MiFi device available in January or February that will apparently support up to 10 simultaneous Wi-Fi users.
- LTE data pricing will stick at $59.99/month, though it‚Äôs unclear what the data allowance will be. (This is for data cards, not smartphones)
If the iPhone does wind up in the hands of Verizon Wireless it may be their crowning glory, but it's clear they aren‚Äôt resting on their laurels, nor slowing down with the Android push. With LTE coming up, and number of high-end smartphones, it's clear Verizon is trying to position themselves even further to be the one to beat.