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Liveblog: Verizon Press Conference

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Jan 6, 2011, 3:55 PM   by Philip Berne

We're live from the Verizon 4G LTE press conference, where the V is expected to announce its launch lineup of 4G LTE phones and other devices. Tune in for live updates.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:57 PM: Wrapping up the press conference, now time for hands-on demos.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:56 PM: Verizon won't comment on pricing plans for upcoming LTE devices in any way. Nothing about data plans, tethering, etc.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:52 PM: Verizon devices will be more open, thanks to their use of SIM cards. You might be able to use a VZW LTE phone on other networks.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:50 PM: Verizon Wireless is working on global roaming arrangements for LTE or 3G service.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:49 PM: Battery performance in LTE phones "will meet our customer's expectations."

Jan 6, 2011, 4:48 PM: Verizon says that the estimate of 5-12 Mbps downloads on LTE is for a fully-loaded network, with plenty of smartphone users.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:46 PM: Q&A session with the Verizon Wireless execs.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:46 PM: Motorola Droid Bionic will be 4G-enabled. The Motorola Xoom tablet will also be LTE-capable, eventually (after a hardware upgrade).

Jan 6, 2011, 4:45 PM: Samsung's LTE phone is either unnamed, or will be called the "Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone." We'll have more details soon.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:44 PM: LTE Galaxy Tab will use a 1.2 GHz processor. Mobile hotspot will use LTE and 3G EV-DO networking.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:43 PM: Shin gets applause for pulling a Galaxy Tab from his suit jacket pocket, where it hid unnoticed.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:43 PM: Samsung's phone has an 8-megapixel camera, HD video recording and playback, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:42 PM: Samsung's LTE phone will use a 4.3-inch super AMOLED Plus display.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:42 PM: Samsung launching 1 mobile hotspot, 1 smartphone, and an LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:41 PM: Samsung is launching 3 new LTE devices for Verizon Wireless.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:41 PM: JK Shin, President of Samsung Mobile, takes the stage.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:39 PM: EA talking about playing Rock Band collaboratively with friends across the LTE network.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:38 PM: EA VP of Worldwide Studios, Travis Boatman, takes the stage.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:36 PM: Thunderbolt uses a super LCD screen. Features Wi-Fi hotspot to share LTE network.

HTC Thunderbolt Peter Chou from HTC

Jan 6, 2011, 4:36 PM: Skype Video Chat is integrated with HTC's Sense Interface experience.

Peter Chou from HTC

Jan 6, 2011, 4:35 PM: Peter Chou showing off the HTC Thunderbolt in hand.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:34 PM: HTC Thunderbolt is officially announced for Verizon Wireless' LTE network.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:33 PM: Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, takes the stage.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:33 PM: Skype mobile on Verizon LTE phones will be always-on, and the answering experience will mirror voice calls.

Skype Mobile

Jan 6, 2011, 4:31 PM: Skype will allow video calls on Verizon Wireless' Android smartphones.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:30 PM: CEO of Skype, Tony Bates, takes the stage before any more handset manufacturers.

LG

Jan 6, 2011, 4:29 PM: LG Revolution will be the first LG LTE smartphone on Verizon Wireless.

LG

Jan 6, 2011, 4:29 PM: LG's Dr. Jong-Seok Park, head of mobile technology, introducing the LTE phone.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:27 PM: Verizon is launching 4 LTE smartphones and 2 mobile hotspots by mid-year.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:27 PM: Verizon Execs standing behind a large panel of devices. 2 tablets. 4 phones. 2 laptop. 2 mobile hotspots.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:25 PM: Verizon will cover the entire U.S. within 3 years. By mid 2012, will cover 200 million pops, 2/3 of the US population. 140 more markets will be added.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:20 PM: Tony Malone, Verizon Wireless CTO, talking LTE.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:17 PM: Now talking about the benefits of 700Mhz spectrum, and also partnerships with rural carriers.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:15 PM: Verizon showing a video with network and manufacturing partners talking about how great LTE is.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:14 PM: Partners listed include LG, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Alcatel-Lucent, Novatel Wireless, and Electronic Arts.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:13 PM: Verizon Wireless VPs take the stage to talk about partners and LTE development.

Jan 6, 2011, 4:11 PM: Press conference has begun.

Jan 6, 2011, 3:48 PM: We're seated front row and ready to bring you all the Verizon news as it's announced today.

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