Information on new Verizon phones for 2008
This article contains unofficial information.
We once again bring you the exclusive scoop on the LG VX9100, VX8610, Motorola W755, Nokia 2605 and 7205. Today, there are rumors that the two Nokia phones will come in early Q3. The new information indicates that the VX9100 will also come in maroon color variant, on or around its launch date (expected Q2). New color scheme will also receive the Alias U740, coming in silver.
Motorola Z6cx is a camera-less variant of the global Z6c, with all other features being the same. *Update* It is now available! What is more interesting is the Motorola VU30 (or Motorola UV30 - still not confirmed) which may come with the Intrigue branding.
The following models are expected in the Q3 or Q4:
The new rumor points out that LG will replace its VX8350 and Chocolate, with respectively, the LG VX8360 and LG VX8560. However, the actual replacement of the Chocolate 8550 may be the VX8610 (thanks Gene).
Samsung SCH-U810 will be what the Koreans will bring to the carrier. Samsung U810 will have the World Edition branding, just as the Z6c(x) and the 8830, which means it will have CDMA for domestic usage and GSM for overseas.
To see a full list of the upcoming Verizon phones and their expected availability dates, go to Verizon Upcoming Phones page.
Since this is a rumor, we cannot guarantee the genuineness of the present information.Of course, we will update you once something new appears.
1. steviecrackberry (unregistered)
Nice line up...
2. John (unregistered)
C'mon, giving the year old u740 a new color scheme is lame. Beef up the specs on that thing already! Anyways, thanks again for the details Phonearena!
3. Bigger and Better (unregistered)
ok, the 740 in general sucks. Then to tyop it off, go ahead and rename it to the Alais. How retarded is that? Samsung phones arent the best quality. Only the LG brand.
4. Gene (unregistered)
I thought the 8610 was replacing the chocolates ? 8560 ??????????
The VX8610, which will probably replace the VX8550 Chocolate, those things are not really precise ... in the future, when there is more information, we will see which is the actually successor and so on ...
6. george (unregistered)
a question that has been bugging me is whether the glyde is actually a 3g phone? does it have wireless? is it a smartphone? let me know?
39. the glyde (unregistered)
the glyde isn't a smartphone, its called a "phone with features" the touchscreen is unresponsive so if your gonna get a touch screen phone get the dare or the voyager
7. sinfulta (unregistered)
The U940 is NOT a PDA, very similar to voyager except it has a slide out keyboard and it does have HTML browsing. Samsung Doesn't change there phones often, and the U740 is a decent seller. The only reason it didn't sell good in the beginning is because of the champagne color that was only offered. Recent Samsung phones have be awesome phones. No more complaints on signal issues. Good solid phone (which everyone thought the hinges would break), and has been more reliable than my VX9900, and my VX8550. I think I'm going to go back to my samsung, till the U940 comes out. I haven't seen any pictures of the Maroon VX9100, but I saw a huge software list, and noticed the VX9100 on there and then I saw VX9100M sku, and in brackets (Maroon) was there. Which I'm thinking is the same burgundy/red that's currently on the VX8350, and the Chocolate. Since those looked more maroon looks like LG finally isn't color blind anymore and named it appropriately. I'm glad I was able to give Phonearena some tips. I don't always know ahead of time but sometimes I stumble on things :)
8. George (unregistered)
Pretty nice line up, but I don't ge tthe point of the ZCx...just get the one w/ the camera. And the 8610 is kinda ugly...not chocolate like. They need another replacement. Their color choices are also boring and dull. They shouldn't have distontinued the champaign color for the u740. Also, the new touch phones will be a nice addition.
9. Mike (unregistered)
decent line up...pretty good. But with the ZCx versus the ZC, I checked and both cost the same, so why would anyone get it without the camera? just a quick point.
10. john smith (unregistered)
a lot of government workers cant have a camera phone ....thats the only reason i can think of ....
11. NV (unregistered)
So no mention of the BB curve?? I know it's only rumors, but I'm disappointed.
12. LordObento (unregistered)
The 8560 is the Chocolate Replacement. Chocolates series are music centric phone. The 8610 is not a music phone... just a phone with a built in mono bluetooth
13. The King (unregistered)
The curve is comming, it passed the testing, you will see it soon
ALso look for the Q9c coming soon as well...its a world edition
for those that were inquiring about the curve coming to Verizon, in the corperate office the ceo's are already using them and it was announced it's on the way. No release date tho. They also hinted towards a blackberry with camera and touch screen exclusive to Verizon. Uber Berry is what we call it over here.
16. LordObento (unregistered)
@ #15 The Q9c is the same phone that Sprint has... it's not Global just no Music UI
17. PD (unregistered)
Does anyone know about new Palms?
18. stevo (unregistered)
I hope Samsung comes out with a cdma version of the g400 duel-touch.
19. Tboke (unregistered)
I dont see the Curve on that list. I hope it is coming soon! What about the BB 9000 I've been hearing about?
20. Cynic (unregistered)
We at verizon will offer these phones once we have gone thru them and ensured all accessories are locked and require us to charge you for any and all options
21. Anxious for The Curve (unregistered)
Well lets hurry up and get a release date for that BB Curve!
Where's the Touch/VX6900???
LG is Korean, also. =D
24. sinfulta (unregistered)
Question 19: The curve isn't on the list, it's currently being tested. Execs in our already testing the device. There is no launch date. Our regional blackberry rep mentioned to us about touch screen blackberry that will be an exclusive for verizon. There is no release date on the 9xxx series Blackberry, or how long the exclusivity will run. Question 20: Verizon has not been hindering phones, we purchase the phones previously with out BT with OBEX, now most if not all new current models have had this capability. It's no different now than any other carrier. Services that are offered are solid and reliable and some of the best in the industry. If you can't afford it, then you can keep paying for your second best. You left the comment here. Your response is obviously un-educated and does not support any information to this site. Which is the main reason people come here. So please stop flooding threads with your unsupportive and unappreciated comments.
25. Mel (unregistered)
Verizon can do whatever they want, whenever they want with whatever they want. They are hands down the best wireless carrier out there (and no, I don't work for them). So keep your "great" phones and lousy service. I have personally liked every phone I've had with Verizon
said it all...
27. Smith (unregistered)
I don't see any PDA smartphone of interest. I don't want a BB. I want something similiar to my Q in style (no, not the Q9C)....there is nothing coming down the pike. I don't need a flip open qwerty keypad either. HELP!
28. rob21i (unregistered)
BB Curve 3/31 LG env2 3/31 Glyde 3/31
29. matrix2004 (unregistered)
Some of you guys need to relax, there are more phones coming out than what's on the list. LOL.Chill out.
In response ot the Blackbery Curve. No matter what Blackberry comes out with, coler devices for other carrires, without good network to back up the features, its worthless. According to a Blackberry rep, VZWs' network is superior to all the others. Another example is the "I-Phone". What a joke on AT&T's network. The only way it is fast is if you are connected to Wi-Fi. The I-Phone on VZWs' CDMA would blow any other phone away. Apple dropped the ball by not co-operating with VZW.
31. angelmart (unregistered)
anyone kno if the "LG CU915 VU" will be a verizon phone?
enV(2) looks really cool and im sure the glyde will be amazing.
33. bmoney (unregistered)
@anonymous, "Apple dropped the ball" - except Apple offered the iPhone to VZW first, and VZW turned it down. At that point Jobs went to AT&T. You say the iPhone on CDMA would blow any other phone away, but you don't say which data network. Sure, on EVDO rev A it would be screaming, but if it were on 1x, CDMA's equivalent of the EDGE network iPhone is on, then it wouldn't be any faster. Now, the new 3G iPhone -- THAT will be screaming fast. Apple gave us a slower iPhone just to wet our whistle in anticipation for the faster one. And in June our patience shall be rewarded.
35. berzito (unregistered)
except it will still be runing on edge cause att is taking its sweet time with roll out
doe's anybody know if is verizon coming out soon with a phone w/ windows 6 ( like treo) but international ??
I'm a big fan of Verizon's network, but the phones are less impressive each year. I was very disappointed to hear the Samsung Omnia, which could have been the "iPhone killer" or at least competition, is also only going to be on AT&T. I have another year on my contract, so I hope they come out with some phones that compete. Otherwise I think I might make the switch.
i relly enjoy having the glyde phone!!it is relly cool cuz itz touch screen and has a key board
dat is relly cool! do like the navigator on the phone?
come on i want to know when the HTC diamond and raphael are coming out and how much they are going to cost.
dont get a voyager it breaks too easily
42. glamour* (unregistered)
Is the prada ever going to come out? I've wanted it since last summer when i saw it in Europe and i heard its coming out for verizon?
43. YRANIA (unregistered)
THIS IS THE BEST COMPANY...VERIZON...YEAH!!!! ESPECIALLY THE TOUCH SCREENS!!! LOLZ!!!