Q&A: Why there’s no LTE 4G with the CDMA Verizon iPhone 4

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Now that the big red apple-flavored cat is out of the bag, we’ve got a lot of questions for both the teams at Verizon Wireless and at Apple about the new CDMA iPhone 4. Steve Jobs wasn’t around for a Q&A session, but the Verizon guys were. So, where’s the LTE?

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Rumored HTC Thunderbolt specs are too good to be true

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So, now that we’ve gotten a really good look at the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt smartphone with its Verizon-happy 4G LTE connectivity, we want to take a closer look at the spec sheet to see if it really is all it’s cracked up to be. Some hearsay has revealed some new specs for the phone and, more likely than not, they’re probably too good to be true.

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HTC Thunderbolt with Verizon 4G LTE photos surface

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A rose by any other name… though HTC probably doesn’t want you referring to this device as a rose. Over the course of its development life this smartphone has been called the HTC Incredible HD and the HTC Mecha. Well, it looks like Verizon and HTC have finally settled on an official name and it’s the HTC Thunderbolt. Thor would be proud.

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HTC Incredible HD with 4G bound to Verizon on January 6

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I think the image provided here is pretty clear. There’s not too much ambiguity about it unless they really want to throw us into a loop. If this image is to be believe, the kind folks at HTC will be formally unveiling the HTC Incredible HD on January 6 and the smartphone will play happy with the newfangled Verizon LTE 4G network.

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Verizon iPhone 4 could be announced at CES 2011

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If everything goes according to a WSJ report that surfaced yesterday, the Apple iPhone could be available from Verizon Wireless in early 2011. Reports indicate that Apple is making a new iPhone near the end of this year, although we’ve heard this story for the past 5 years, a Verizon iPhone is looking more clear according to new information.

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First LTE smartphone from HTC scheduled for 2011 release

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We have a couple of juicy tidbits for all the HTC smartphone enthusiasts in the audience. First, HTC has indeed confirmed that it has an LTE smartphone in the works, but it seems that this device will be slightly delayed in its launch. For now, the timetable is calling for a launch “some time in 2011.”

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Leaked: Verizon Wireless roadmap for 2010-2011 has Motorola Android tablet, Droid Pro

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Verizon is already becoming a preferred home for many Android smartphones, like the Droid Incredible and Droid X, but it seems that Motorola has another one bound for VZW called the Motorola DROID Pro. This’ll rock a 1.3GHz processor, four-inch touchscreen, and global roaming, quite possibly putting the Droid X to shame. Expect to see this in November.

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Verizon creating largest 4G LTE network, iPhone on the horizon?

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With the “there’s a map for that” ad campaign, Verizon is proudly proclaiming that its 3G network offers much more coverage than AT&T’s 3G network. The trouble with this comparison is that AT&T’s network is typically faster than the Verizon equivalent. That might change very soon.

It won’t happen with the battle between Verizon’s EVDO and AT&T’s HSDPA, however. Instead, the battle is being taken to the fourth generation. Verizon aims to have both the largest and the fastest network in the nation when it launches its LTE network. That’s 4G, folks.

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