4G Phones, Suze Orman: Hot Trends

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- "4G phones" is popular search topic today as a number of major wireless carriers unveil new devices that operate on the faster network this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Verizon ( VZ) has revealed a number of new devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops, that will operate on its new 4G data network.

The Motorola ( MOT) Xoom tablet, which is set to hit the market by March, will be outfitted with Verizon's 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities at launch, but users will be able to upgrade to 4G by the second quarter.


Research in Motion ( RIMM) announced plans to work with Sprint Nextel ( S) to launch a 4G version of its PlayBook tablet device in the summer of 2011.


"Suze Orman" is a heavily searched name this morning after the celebrity and her wife Kathy Travis attended the Oprah Winfrey Network launch party on Thursday.

Orman will have a show on OWN called Money Class. The primetime program, which is set to premiere in the fall of 2011, will feature Orman giving financial advice to those in need around the country. Orman is already on Winfrey's panel of experts in the show Ask Oprahâ¿¿s All-Stars.

The Oprah Winfrey Network kicked off on January 1. OWN, a joint venture between Harpo and Discovery Communications ( DISCA), now airs on what was formerly the Discovery Health Channel.


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