AT&T Lays Out Plans for 4G in 2011

Speaking at CES, Ralph de la Vega, the president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, laid out the company's plans for pursuing 4G in the coming year. According to Mashable, AT&T will have nearly two dozen different devices that can utilize 4G speeds available by the end of the year.

Those devices include three Android-based smartphones: the Motorola Atrix 4G, HTC Inspire 4G and Samsung Infuse 4G (which is billed as the thinnest Android smartphone to date). The company also says two 4G-enabled tablets will hit the market in 2011, as well as modems and hotspot devices.

There was no explicit mention of a 4G iPhone, but de la Vega did include Apple as a manufacturer that plans to offer 4G devices on AT&T's network. Whether that means a new iPhone, iPad or some unforeseen device, that's good news for AT&T, as recent reports indicate a Verizon iPhone is imminent. That said, the latest indications are that such a device may not yet be 4G capable if and when it hits.

Read the full story at Mashable.