- Associated Press - Thursday, January 6, 2011

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The first portable devices announced for Verizon Wireless‘ new, high-speed wireless data network are a smart phone and a tablet from Motorola, both designed to take advantage of network’s speed with cameras for videoconferencing.

More devices for Verizon’s “4G” network, which went live for laptop modems in December, are expected to be announced Thursday by the CEO of Verizon Communications Inc. at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

For the moment, Verizon has the fastest wireless network in the country, and it’s hoping to capitalize on it by selling data-hungry tablets and smart phones. There are unconfirmed reports that Verizon will also get to sell version of the iPhone, breaking AT&T Inc.’s exclusive hold, but analysts don’t expect Verizon to reveal one at the show.