Verizon's chief operating officer John Stratton mentioned today that "LTE smartphones are on the horizon," a sentiment the carrier has been echoing since it launched its 4G network earlier this month
. That alone isn't new, but what is
new is the mention of Moto in the same breath: "Motorola will be right there." He wouldn't go into specifics about models, specs, release dates, or prices, but we wouldn't be surprised if the offering looked a little like the Tegra 2
-powered device codenamed Olympus
(pictured) -- allegedly for AT&T -- that we've seen floating around recently. For what it's worth, we're also aware of models from HTC
in the pipe, so by all accounts, Big Red is planning on coming out with guns blazing when it rolls out 4G handsets next year.
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