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[Thanks, HTC Kid]
Turning our attention to tablets, Samsung is said to be prepping a 7-inch device with a front-facing camera (something we're expecting to see on pretty much all high-end smartphones and tablets going forward). Motorola, meanwhile, is apparently working on a 10-inch model -- something we've heard before -- that will feature a processor of 1GHz or better paired with Android 3.0 Gingerbread. What's notable here is that BGR's source is saying that the inclusion of Android 3.0 could push the Moto launch out to February 2011, but inside sources of our own are reporting that tablet devices running Gingerbread are still figuring into Verizon's Q4 2010 plans, so we'll have to wait and see how that shakes out.
Moving on, Novatel -- creator of the original MiFi -- could be on the hook for a new LTE mobile hotspot (hopefully a CDMA hybrid, though we don't know) that will support as many as ten simultaneous users for launch in January or February of next year; the relatively close time frame might explain the alleged (but unconfirmed) cancellation of the Fivespot that we've been hearing about lately. Speaking of LTE, word has it that USB stick usage will be priced at $59.99 a month -- data cap unknown -- and that Big Red is presently targeting 75 percent "of the country" covered by April 2012, though we don't know if that's geographical or population coverage.
Quite a bit to take in, isn't it?
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