Verizon’s CES Surprise?

Mobile was one of the hottest, if not the hottest, tech categories in 2010 and it looks like that trend will continue in 2011. At the big CES show this week, a number of companies are expected to debut new smartphones and tablet devices.

Verizon Wireless is set to be among those making the biggest splash at the event, as the carrier details its 4G plans and, as Enterprise Mobile Today reports, shows off a number of new 4G devices from partner companies including both smartphones and tablets. A key issue will be just how soon these devices will be available. A year ago at CES, for example, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer previewed a Windows-based tablet that only recently started shipping.

Verizon Wireless has a lot on its plate at this week’s annual CES conference in Las Vegas. The wireless carrier is expected to show off new smartphones powered by the company’s speedy 4G network and a new tablet computer. All of these devices will run on Google’s Android mobile operating system, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

But Verizon’s big news comes as rumors continue to swirl about a pending deal with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) to carry the iPhone, which would break the exclusive hold AT&T (NYSE: T) has on the device in the U.S.

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Verizon’s CES Push to Include New Android Tablet

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