- Oct 20, 2009
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For several months there have been rumors swirling that Verizon would announce it's own iPhone at CES in January, but reports indicate they will be showcasing Android 4G LTE devices instead. The main reason the iPhone is notably absent is probably because Verizon's LTE network is still not ready to handle devices with voice-calling. Eventually, in a few months that will change, but for the iPhone it will probably need to wait until a fifth version before we will see an iPhone wokring on Verizon's 4G network. Plus, of course Apple would probably want to launch their own separate release show rather than share space with other tech-giants at CES.
Regardless, it will be interesting to see what Verizon shows off. They said they would provide "a sneak peek of Android-based 4G LTE consumer devices" during a live Webcast on Jan. 6. The appearing at the Jan. 6 news conference are the president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless, Dan Mead; also executive vice president and chief technology officer, Tony Melone; and the vice president and chief marketing officer, Marni Walden.