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Before getting caught up in the stampede now that Verizon is officially getting the iPhone 4, it'll do to remember that America's largest cell phone carrier earned its title for a reason. No doubt, Verizon customers have demanded the iPhone for years, but let's not forget that the iPhone 4 won't have everything (like 4G speeds) and that Big Red is deepening its bench of excellent smartphones, most of them based on Flash-friendly Android. Let's check out the competition.
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Motorola Droid Bionic

Just last week at CES, Motorola trotted out the Droid Bionic, a 4G LTE dual-core Android phone with HDMI output. We expect to see it in the first half of 2011.

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HTC Thunderbolt

HTC also announced its first 4G LTE smartphone at CES, the Android-based HTC Thunderbolt. It will have a 1GHz processor, 8-megapixel camera, and wireless DLNA support.
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Samsung 4G LTE smartphone

Samsung's 4G LTE smartphone looks like a Galaxy S series phone, just like another strong Verizon Android offering, the Samsung Fascinate. It, too, will emerge in the upcoming months.
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LG Revolution

Verizon's future Android 2.2 lineup also includes LG's 4G Revolution, which has a 4.3-inch touch screen, front-facing camera, and the capability to have up to eight Wi-Fi devices on its mobile hot spot.
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Motorola Droid X

If you simply can't wait, the Motorola Droid X is a strong Android specimen. It has a 4.3-inch touch screen, great multimedia features like an 8-megapixel camera with HD video capture, HDMI output, and DLNA support. It can also become a mobile hot spot.
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Motorola Droid Pro

Motorola's Droid Pro is an excellent bridge device for those looking for a touch-screen Android phone with a vertical keyboard for longer compositions.
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BlackBerry Bold 9650

Android isn't everyone's cup of tea, and neither are touch screens. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is a good choice for this category, and RIM makes great keyboards.
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