BlackBerry Storm2 9550
VZW ANNOUNCES LTE LAUNCH
Verizon Wireless will launch its LTE network on December 5 in 38 markets, covering 60 major airports and 110 million potential customers. The carrier plans to blanket its entire nationwide 3G coverage area with LTE service by the end of 2013. Initially, the network will be available on two USB modems, the LG VL600 and the Pantech UML290, which will each cost $150. A $50 rebate is available with a 2-year agreement. Data plans will be available at $50 for monthly access with a 5GB cap, or for $80 with a 10GB monthly cap, and users will pay $10 per GB if the cap is exceeded. The company claims customers will see a speed boost of up to 10X over current 3G technology, with download speeds in the 5-12 Mbps range, up from current speeds in the 0.6-1.4 Mbps range on its 3G network. Both of the new USB modems will also be compatible with the older network for when the user is out of the LTE coverage area. The company expects to launch consumer-oriented handset devices in mid-2011.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Storm3 is one of the devices announced at the CES January 6th...
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