INSIDE VERIZON: Here’s The Next Wave Of 4G Phones You’ll Be Shelling Out Cash For In A Few Weeks

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LAS VEGAS — We just stopped by Verizon’s CES booth to check out the new products the carrier will have for the first part of 2012. As has been the case for much of last year, Verizon is making a big push on its zippy LTE devices.

So far, the biggest releases are the Droid 4 from Motorola and the LG Spectrum. We also got a chance to see Samsung’s new LTE-powered Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Verizon’s new MiFi hotspots.

Keep reading for photos and more details on the stuff we saw.

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