According to Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam, Research in Motion may be among the first manufacturers next year to offer a device on Verizon’s new Long Term Evolution (LTE) network that they are rolling out later this year.

Verizon released a video of their LTE in action at a Boston Pizza shop last week and the network saw download speeds of 8.55 Mbps.  A BlackBerry with that kind of speed begs for streaming video, so, it will be interesting to see if the first LTE BlackBerry will have a full touchscreen like on the BlackBerry Storm or like the new BlackBerry 9800 Slider rumored to be coming out on AT&T in June.

[Source MSNBC via BerryReview]