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Verizon celebrates 1 year 4G LTE anniversary, confirms DROID Xyboard, Galaxy Nexus “coming soon”

December 5, 2011 | by Natesh Sood

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Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Coverage Map

A year ago today, Verizon Wireless flipped on the switch that launched its 4G LTE network in 39 markets providing high-speed mobile Internet access to 110 million Americans.  On December 15th, Verizon will turn on 4G LTE in a few more markets bringing the total amount of markets covered with 4G LTE access to 190.  In terms of Americans covered, the number has jumped from 110 million to over 200 million Americans.

Verizon has introduced many tablets, smartphones, and USB modems in the past year that support 4G LTE.  In total, there are sixteen devices capable of using Verizon’s 4G LTE network and Verizon has even confirmed there will be three more devices by the end of the month.

A few days ago, we heard Verizon is planning to launch the Motorola DROID Xyboard tablets — essentially the Motorola Xoom 2 in America — sometime in December.  In the same 4G LTE press release, Verizon officially confirms this piece of information and it looks like we can expect the two 4G LTE tablets sometime soon.

In terms of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus tale, Verizon reminds us that it is coming soon.  The latest rumors claim that it is going to launch in only three or four days.  If that turns out to be the case, then Verizon will announce the pricing and availability in the next couple of days .

[Verizon Wireless]