Back in January at CES 2011 we told how Verizon had spoken about its LTE network and said that more 4G LTE mobile hotspot modems would be coming by the middle of the year. We now have some news that many of you have been waiting for and that is that 3 of these mobile hotspot devices are expected to be with Verizon imminently.
We previously told you about one of the 4G modems, the LC VL600, and the three new 4G modems come from Samsung and Novatel. There’s the Novatel MiFi 4510L, the Novatel USB551L and the Samsung SCH-LC11 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, which are being detailed over on Phone Arena. A leaked Verizon rebate list includes these 3 products, each listed with a rebate of $50 and this certainly suggests these modems are about to be released.
There’s not much further detail available at present but we expect to hear more very shortly. LTE speeds expected are 5-12 Mbps download and 2-3 Mbps upload and all 3 will be backwards compatible for the 3G network. The two Novatel devices are both Mac-compatible which will please a lot of people but it’s not yet known whether that will be so for the Samsung device. Prices are expected to be around the same as the existing two Verizon modems, at around $100 after rebate, on a two-year contract.
If you want to find out much more about Verizon’s 4G LTE network head to the Verizon pages here which tells you everything you need to know and you can also see one of the Novatel modems and the Samsung modem listed as coming soon. Do you intend to purchase one of these new 4G LTE modems? Let us know with your comments.