Verizon’s First 4G Smartphone Will Almost Certainly Be the Motorola Olympus

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Verizon has strongly suggested that its first smartphone with LTE will be made by Motorola. This device is likely to be the Motorola Olympus, a high-end Android OS smartphone, which is expected to launch at the CES tradeshow in early January.

Earlier this week, Verizon said it is going to unveil an Android OS  smartphone with support for its 4G network on the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show. It gave no specific details on this device at that time, however.

Motorola Olympus with Google Android OSToday, Verizon’s chief operating officer, John Stratton, told the WSJ, “We’ve got LTE smartphones on the horizon. Motorola will be right there.”

Almost Certainly the Motorola Olympus
This carrier’s first LTE-powered device is most likely the Motorola Olympus, a cutting-edge smartphone that unconfirmed reports say is going to run Google’s Android OS on a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.

This model will supposedly be built around a 4.1-inch display, and have front- and rear-facing cameras, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

More about LTE
Verizon introduced its 4G network earlier this month. It uses the LTE standard, which offers average data rates of 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments. 

The carrier offers two 4G service plans. One option gives users a 5 GB monthly allowance for $50. For $80, subscribers can get 10 GB of data transfers. There is an additional $10 fee per gigabyte of overage.




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