Verizon is launching LTE in 25-30 Markets on 11/15 and will cover over 120 million subscribers. This is a much larger initial outing that Sprint did or ATT is planning. I think by end of 2010 VZW's 4G map will exceed ATT's 3G map.
Originally Posted by texasag03
VZW is planning to announce 5 phones in January, most likely CTIA where the CEO is Key Note Speaker. The 5 phones will be launched by May 2011 and come from all major manufacturers (HTC, LG, RIM, Mototrola).
Those come from VZW announcements or thing the CEO or a VZW resource said publicly. Engadget (Or someone) put a rumor that the 30 markets are NFL cities. There are 32 NFL Teams and 2 are in NY, so that leaves one out in the cold if the rumor is true.
So if you can wait until May 2011 it may be worth it. Be prepared for a tiered data plan.
Other rumors are that the Storm 3 from RIM will be one of the first and that it won't be running BB6, but something more Android like, based on the QNX OS RIM Acquired in April 2010. In those rumors it was cited that an android device might beat the S3 out the door and be first. Other rumor is that the iPhone will come to VZW with 4G since their facetime app is designed for higher bandwidth networks than what ATT offers. That would be Apples way out of exclusivity since ATT can't support Face time, and VZW could. That may be somewhat true since ATT seems to have shorted their LTE time table with a mid 2011 launch for 75 Million users,,
That's all i Got....