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New Verizon phones due out by the end of the year

0. phoneArena 19 Jul 2009, 06:51 posted on

One of our tipsters informed us of some new Verizon phones that are due out over the next 5 months...

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posted on 20 Jul 2009, 14:42

27. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


Well I guess you learn something every day lol

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 14:57

30. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


I would say around the mid to late August. Samsung wants it ready for back to school promos

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 17:49

34. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


Are u saying it's a possiblity the o2 might come that early, I hope so I start my last year of highschool on august 24th, but my upgrade is September so I hope it be out by then instead if dec.

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 22:49

38. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


Im sorry I guess I am getting thrown off by all the questions. The Rogue will be launched by mid to late August. Everyone wants a date for phones but the fact of the matter is, there is no set date yet so I can only give my best estimate. No matter what I say it will be considered bullsh*t. I wont throw out a date unless I am certain. My best educated guess based on my position with Verizon would be: Storm 2 - 2nd or 3rd week in November Omnia 2 - similar date as Storm Rogue - Mid to Late August Touch Pro 2 - Mid to late December (Possibly January depending on this next round of testing)

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 22:54

41. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


my job with verizon is exactly what my screen name states. I havent made up any info and all the phones I have leaked have been verified by phonearena.

posted on 21 Jul 2009, 11:50

47. ckeegan (Posts: 24; Member since: 20 Sep 2005)


Can you explain how Verizon is having software issues on a Touch Pro2 when the internal hardware is virtually identical to the existing Touch Pro? Is Verizon having trouble getting their App Store on the Touch Pro2? I seriously don't understand what software delay their could be. Also, Verizon does know that releasing a business device after the first of the year would negatively impact sales, right? Business owners (like myself) are looking for little end-of-the-year write-offs in the 3rd and 4th quarter, not at the beginning of the year when we're trying to get marketing campaigns off the ground. Why doesn't Verizon just stick with providing good customer service and coverage, and let the grown-ups over at xda and ppcgeeks handle the software customizations?

posted on 21 Jul 2009, 23:30

55. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


ckeegan, That isn't completely true. Without going into boring details there is quite a few hardware changes as well as software. I agree that a proper working phone is more valuable launching in the 4th quarter than the 1st but they found out the hard way that launching a phone before its ready (i.e. the storm) is much more costly. A phone who's hardware is bad can be written off as being defective and Verizon can send it back to the manufacturer and recoup their money for the cost of that equipment. Now, a customer who returns equipment because the keyboard is frustrating, its freezes, etc. is different. Verizon must eat all that money when its software related. That is what we are trying to avoid. But I am just a simple messenger so I would appreciate if people could be polite (not directed at you ckeegan). thanks

posted on 21 Jul 2009, 23:45

57. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


ummmm.......did we forget that Verizon was bigger than Cingular before they merged with ATT & T?

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 13:25

22. prettyboy1974 (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


C'mon, Verizon when the hell are you gone to get it. I love Verizon service but when it comes to your phone line up WTF. I have constantly had your back against AT&T fanyboys and Sprint or T-Mobile but you don't make it easy. We, the people that actually give two shits about phone technology are having a hard time understanding why the hell you back company's like Motorola, and don't do everything in your Power to get high end high tech phones like the Pre and frankly you should have been all over HTC's ass once you heard about the launch of there 2009/2010 phones, but again no dice. How about android, heard of that? You make it very difficult to love you when you obviously don't know what the hell consumers want. Do you think that a 49yr old women that went from a clam shell to an Iphone has any Idea how to use it, probably not, she just knows it cool. Those people are called consumers they spend money. C'mon Verizon I would like to be cowboys from the West or Pimps from Oakland, grow up Count chocolate(dig) .

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 14:40

26. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


so is is the o2 getting released around the same time as the storm 2 or later?

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 15:58

32. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


I don't know the answer to that quite yet. Like I said, there are some factors that are slowing down the launch. I promise I will let everyone know as soon as I get more info

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 17:46

33. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


Thank you kind sir, at least someone is giving us the low down on these phones. I hope the o2 come out soon because my phone is falling apart and I am eligible for an upgrade in September..so I hope it comes out around that time!

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 19:13

35. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


Allright, so today I found out some pretty cool news and who better to share it with than complete strangers! The Motorola Android phone that has been rumored for Verizon is not as far away as we originally thought. It is considered a Smartphone and will be classified as the Motorola A855 (It currently doesn't have a name though I am sure they will go through about a 1,000 different names like they did with the Storm). As soon as I get my hands on this bad boy I will share more info!

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 19:41

36. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


some kid on facebook said that his dad works for samsung and he told his dad to emailed the head people. he said that they are going to release it in october not december...so how accurate is your info, i have to believe it when i see it. i hear a july, august, october, and a decemeber release which one is more likely i hope august!!!

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 21:23

37. charlie bucket (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jul 2009)


do you mean Q3 release versus Q4? September/October or winter? This is the best sounding news I've heard from verizon in a while I just don't know how long I can wait, have been off contract for the past year and need something badly. I don't want to go get an Omnia and have the O2 released next month or an Android soon after. Thanks for your help.

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 22:50

39. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


believe what you will but anyone that gives you a firm date is probably just blowing smoke.

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 22:52

40. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


Hi Charlie, I promise I will provide updates as soon as I get it.

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 23:08

42. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


No offense but you are probally the one blowing smoke, at least his dad got some kind of inside information because he works there. Since the o2 got FCC approval in June phones do have a pattern of hitting the market 4 months when approved so October looks right around the target for me. Anyways you didn't tell me who you were again I kinda missed that little detail?

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 23:16

43. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


See I am having a hard time believing that verizon will release two Major phones at the same time. I believe the o2 will come a little sooner since the storm 2 is a little popular..that's just stupid, verizon is doing bad business do they even know that there customers is threating to leave for the iPhone because of bad decision making? I wish this phone can come sooner my chocolate 2 can hold out much longer. Do you guys read the samsung forums on whta we wantwww.samsung-omnia.org is a great site please tell vzw to read

posted on 20 Jul 2009, 23:16

44. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


See I am having a hard time believing that verizon will release two Major phones at the same time. I believe the o2 will come a little sooner since the storm 2 is a little popular..that's just stupid, verizon is doing bad business do they even know that there customers is threating to leave for the iPhone because of bad decision making? I wish this phone can come sooner my chocolate 2 can hold out much longer. Do you guys read the samsung forums on whta we wantwww.samsung-omnia.org is a great site please tell vzw to read

posted on 21 Jul 2009, 11:37

46. ckeegan (Posts: 24; Member since: 20 Sep 2005)


If you think the Storm2 and Omnia2 appeal to the same type of customer, then you literally have no clue what you're talking about.

posted on 21 Jul 2009, 15:51

49. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


Oh I know what I am talking about who would release two major phones at the same time?..verizon is doing bad decision making, and by the way I wasn't talking to you I was asking him why is verizon releasing these two at the same time..huh conversation but inners

posted on 21 Jul 2009, 15:53

50. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


Htc phones are garbage, only thing good about it is there UI

posted on 21 Jul 2009, 15:54

51. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


Htc phones are garbage, only thing good about it is there UI

posted on 21 Jul 2009, 23:41

56. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


One second your calling me kind sir and now your telling me I am blowing smoke? I really could care less and have no desire to play a kids game of "my dads better than your dad because......" . And to answer your question I work out of the Southlake, TX testing faciliity for VZW.

posted on 21 Jul 2009, 23:55

58. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)


Verizon has launch 2 major phones at the same time....The Omnia and Storm were only a few weeks apart. I will say that I am nowhere near a position of any kind of "decision making" but my coworkers are just as passionate about these phones as you guys are and none of us go around making suggestions like, "gosh this phone could use some more firmware, I hate options; I feel like I am ordering at the cheesecake factory!" But in all seriousness, I wanted to make myself available to other consumers so that I can pass along suggestions so that we can distribute a better product. But I won't stick around and get hazed by some people.

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 00:42

59. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


Well who cares I already got the info I need which is a Q4 release. I am probally not going to wait on the o2 if it's a Christmas release..huh verizon sucks!!!!!RELEASE THE DARN PHONE ALREADY!! You can tell them that for the people who want it!

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 00:50

60. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


your info is useful it's the fact that why is it taking so long for vzw to announce something? I want the o2 bad, people who have the gsm o2 are complaining already and calling it shity. So what makes the o2 CDMA version better?..I apologize about my rudeness but the waiting is just pissing me off a bit, because while everyone else is getting it early we will see ours by Christmas and something much better will be out by then.

posted on 24 Jul 2009, 10:39

62. IHeartVZW (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Jun 2009)


LOL

posted on 21 Jul 2009, 00:02

45. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Oh I would love it if VZW let us early Storm adopters upgrade early to a Storm 2! Keeping my fingers crossed.

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