AT&T Announce 20 4G Devices Coming 2011: Include 3 Android

As we enter a new year, anticipation for what we can expect from mobile device carriers is hot news. AT&T has tried to quash the flurry of Verizon iPhone speculation by announcing its plans to spread 4G across the marketplace.

Mashable reported on a talk from Ralph de la Vega, AT&T’s Mobility and Consumer Market’s Chief at CES. He remarked that AT&T would be looking at introducing 20 new devices at least by the end of the year. CNN state that all will be capable of 4G speeds and cover the entire network with HSPA and LTE by 2013.

Android-based, Motorola Atrix 4G, HTC’s Inspire 4G and Samsung’s Infuse 4G will cover the thinnest smartphone titles, these will be supported by a pair of tablets also running 4G. Although iPhone 4G was not mentioned, Apple was named as one of the manufacturers said to be running 4G devices through AT&T’s network. This could mean an unveiling of a new iPhone or the reported iPad replacement.

While AT&T prides itself on being the fastest mobile broadband network, it is the last to announce its introduction of 4G. Tell us if you think that AT&T are making these new device promises in order to dull the excitement over Verizon’s soon to be released iPhone device?