Verizon To Launch Six 4G Phones At CES

Verizon has announced plans to launch six 4G smartphones at CES 2011.

The US wireless carrier has also charted out its roadmap for deploying a next generation LTE 4G network in 38 US cities in the first half of 2011.

Speaking during the CTIA 2010 event in San Francisco, Verizon president and COO Lowell McAdam gave a detailed presentation of its plans of setting up its LTE 4G network in 38 cities during the first half of 2011, Engadget reports.

The launch date for the super-fast mobile broadband network has not been given, but Verizon is planning to compliment it by launching new 4G smartphones at the Consumer Electronic Show 2011. As of now, Verizon only offers the EVO 4G smartphone in its 4G portfolio.

According to previous reports, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg is slated to give a keynote speech at the CES event, but, as of now, the nature of the speech had not been disclosed.

The Verizon announcement comes after the Wall Street Journal reported that the company will offer Apple's iPhone 4 to its customers in early 2011.