Verizon has been hard at work for over a year now with plans to roll-out its 4G LTE network. The first testing of the network was completed last month in Boston and Seattle
, with the next step to be user-friendly trials, where employees are able to try and test it out for themselves. Verizon was originally slated to have 30 LTE markets up and running by the end of the year/first of next year, but it's now believed that up to 25 markets may get LTE as early as November 15th
, with LTE-capable devices being launched in time for Black Friday (after Thanksgiving). It is believed that the first devices that will have LTE will most likely be air cards (network cards) for Laptop PCs (followed by Smartphones at CES 2011), but what about their price? Reports are coming in from Taiwan makers that prices are expected to be $150 for the 4G LTE network cards by the end of 2010, and will continue to fall to about $50 at the end of 2011. Naturally, by the end of 2011 there will be even more markers with LTE deployed.