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Verizon CEO Says 3 to 5 LTE Phones Within a Year

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May 17, 2010, 11:21 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated May 17, 2010, 12:38 PM

Speaking recently to investors, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam said that it will offer three to five Long Term Evolution phones by May 2011. McAdam didn't name the manufacturers that would be behind this phones, but did mention, "I'd say all the major manufacturers we're talking to today are making the transition to LTE." McAdam also named Motorola, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics as companies that would supply LTE-based tablet devices by the year's end. Verizon Wireless plans to launch its LTE network in 25 to 30 markets by the end of the year — including New York — covering 100 million people.

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mikeyarel

May 17, 2010, 11:33 AM

????

Am confused

Clearwire if the only company that is developing the LTE???

if yes
they did not LTE until 2012

http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=5949 »

If its not.

Verizon will do it by itself.
I'm sorry...... none of that made sense to me. You said something about Clearwire and something about Verizon?
Starting this year.

Clear is developing WiMax with the idea of transitioning to LTE at a later date.
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WiMax is being primarily pushed by ClearWire and Sprint (Amoungst others).

LTE is going to be supported by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile (Amoungst others as well).

LTE seems to be spear-headed by Verizon since they will be the first to really build a ...
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scorpio

May 17, 2010, 7:00 PM

Smoke and Mirrors

Wow, some are fooled by the smoke and mirrors, Sprint will have 2 years on Verizon with their 4G network. Verizons promise of 30 4G markets by years end was smoke and mirrors as well. I'll bet a doughnut, that Verizon dumps LTE, mainly due to the incompatibility issues between LTE and Verizons current network. Also, NO the iphone is not going to Verizon, neither is the EVO. I find it interesting that phonescoops title says, "Within a year", other sites say, "By mid-next 2011."
I would not be surprised if all of these iphone rumors going to Verizon, were from Verizons management. Too much of a coincidence.
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1) LTE is as compatible with EVDO as Wimax is.. by your reasoning, sprint will drop Wimax any day now because it's too hard to build new towers. There are multiple successful tests showing data sessions seamlessly switching between LTE and EVDO, no...
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It is very frustrating when you put all your time and energy into commisioning a format to attract attention and respect, only to have someone else come by and steal the attention. Verizon and ATT play this game very well. They also usually implement ...
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Damn! I despise Verizon as much as the next guy, but will you please shut the hell up?! Your post did not even disguise itself as anything meaningful. Just a hatchet job. Give it a rest and go enjoy your Wi-Max already.
Scott Herman

May 17, 2010, 12:08 PM

Verizon IPHONE on its way!

Yep guaranteed!
Umm, do you post on Phone Scoop while your dreaming?

Apple has a 5yr contract w/ATT.
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Rumors are not fact.

CDMA phone order (If true) could be for other countries (USA isn't the *ONLY* CDMA user).

Verizon Advertiser working on iPhone Adverts (if true), could be the advertiser working on adverts for non-usa cdma iPhones (if they e...
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rarodrig26

May 17, 2010, 3:57 PM

Seems to me...

this is just Verizon's way of trying to take wind out of the the sails of Sprint's EVO launch, just like they did with the Pre. Not that I would do diff. in Verizon's shoes, it makes sense from a business perspective. But i would be EXTREMELY surprised if Verizon could actually keep to the timelines they have been promising. They tend to over promise and under deliver..where as Sprint tends to do the opposite.
Verizon has an exlusive deal that Keebler Elvin ninjas are doing all this work without anyone knowing about it.
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rarodrig26 said:
this is just Verizon's way of trying to take wind out of the the sails of Sprint's EVO launch, just like they did with the Pre. Not that I would do diff. in Verizon's shoes, it makes sense from a business perspecti
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Jayshmay

May 17, 2010, 2:30 PM

Sprint & Verizon are leaving ATT in the dust! ! !

See, this is what happens when a carrier like ATT takes $30 Iphone data charges and uses the charges as profits rather than investment in the network. And now ATT is getting left behind, far behind! The next 18 months are going to be very, very interesting seeing if these 4G networks take customers away from ATT.
Truth is, 4G is just for marketing purpose because HSPA+ is well capable of reaching VZW and Sprint 4G speeds.
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1) AT&T is actually investing heavily in its network.

2) Verizon and Sprint's 3G networks are basically at the end-of-the-road in terms of speed. AT&T's isn't.

3) Ask your mom how she'll feel about an additional $20.00/month to access the very l...
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jeryzkid22

May 17, 2010, 2:26 PM

Magic Phones???

I'm curious on how Verizon is making these claims to have all of these LTE phones out before they even have an LTE network. Its kinda hard to believe manufaturers will be able to produce these types of phones in such a short amount of time.
Can't really have a network without the phones..

Can't have a phone without the network.

They are working both ends.

It's gotta start somewhere.
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Perhaps they are doing a lot more work on the LTE network than we are aware of.
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info411

May 17, 2010, 6:56 PM

LTE will be capped and expensive..

VZW will cap LTE and charge an arm and a leg.. If they lowered the MBs on regular BBA cards they will surely capped LTE.. VZW are greedy and love charging a premium price.. They use all that money to do commercials to brainwash the public..

Pretty much like Nazi propaganda.. If you tell someone how something is over and over and over they will eventually believe it and react to it.. Remember the egg commercials? They said how bad it is and they saw it was hurting the farming community they re-release the commercials again saying how great eggs are for you.. lol...
Propaganda is using information without any facts to back it up.

Kind of like what you're doing with the above post.

Every company has a cap on their 3g aircards now
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will54880

May 17, 2010, 12:52 PM

EVO 4G on its way to VZW???

I sure hope so!
Good time to hold off on upgrading, huh? When are you up for an upgrade? I'm not due until Nov 2011! By then I'm sure Vzn won't even be selling 3G smartphones anymore!
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VZW don't play sloppy seconds. They will come out with something better then EVO
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Even if they get an LTE HTC Android device with roughly the same hardware, they won't call it the EVO.

Chances are the first device will have whatever is the fastest processor available at the time.
And it already arrived.
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DUMB DUMB, it is WIMAX v. LTE. NO, bad dog.
snowbdr89

May 17, 2010, 5:54 PM

how much will the LTE plans be?

not that i really care what the 4th reich does but i am curious to see how much the verizon zombies will be taking it in the a@@ because of the high prices!! Very Happy
PhoneCrusher

May 17, 2010, 2:49 PM

Switch A Roo from End of 2010 to Now Within a Year

I could have sworn it said by the end of 2010. Now its within a year damn
The end of 2010 is the target for having the initial network deployed and be available for laptop data access. The article says they expect to have 3-5 LTE phones within a year. That says nothing about when the first phone will be available.
JeffdaBeat

May 17, 2010, 2:14 PM

Solution for Voice...?

I know LTE data has been worked out, but are they still doing voice through CDMA or am I missing something.
all digital? ala Skype VOIP?

Voice is trancoded into 1's and 0's and sent thru the tubes?

Once voice is all digital, then voice and data is a non-issue - voice IS data.
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