As part of the wireless carrier’s effort to bring its next-generation data network to consumers, Verizon unveiled two 4G LTE-ready tablets at CES today: the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Verizon’s new version of the Galaxy Tab will be 4G LTE-enabled, giving it access to the “fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States.” The Galaxy Tab, which sports a 1.2 GHz Hummingbird processor and a 7-inch display, runs Android OS 2.2 and has Adobe Flash-readiness as part of its internet browsing capabilities.
The Motorola Xoom, which has already been officially announced, will be 4G LTE-upgradeable and will run the upcoming Android OS 3.0, aka Honeycomb. Other features of the Xoom include a 10.1-inch screen, a Flash player, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting, and mobile hotspot capability.
The two tablets were part of a 10-device suite of 4G LTE devices shown off during Verizon’s presentation, which also included four smartphones: the HTC Thunderbolt, the LG Revolution, the Droid Bionic 4G, and the Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone. The other products were two wireless hotspot devices, and two notebooks from Compaq and HP.
Verizon stated during the presentation that all of the 4G LTE devices would be available by mid-year, with some coming as early as March.