Verizon has busy November coming (Storm2, Curve2, Desire, Droid)
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Lastly, the tipster liked both the Motorola Droid and the HTC Desire/Hero. As far as the Droid is concerned, despite releasing the "I don't" ad campaign, he says that a lot of software issues might delay the launch. He had tested three Droid test units and each had its' own problem. He says that there is a push going on to get a final yes/no on the handset by this week so that production can begin immediately. The screen gets high marks from him for quality and responsiveness, but he says that the keyboard is terrible as it has small flat buttons with little spacing although they do respond well. The HTC Desire/Hero flies on the Verizon network and works as expected.
Verizon customers are going to end up looking like Linda Blair early next month, head spinning around, not sure which way to turn. It sounds like a very promising and exciting month coming up for Verizon.
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1. biggles (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
Isn't the Sprint Hero "with Google"? It has the Sense UI so that kinda blows this theory out of the water. Here's to hoping the mystery HTC Android device a few articles back is the Desire like the commenters were saying on BGR.
7. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)
No it is not a "with google" device, howver the Samsung moment is.
18. biggles (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
Maybe you should tell Sprint that... http://nextelonline.nextel.com
/NASApp/onlinestore/en/Action/"HTC Hero with Google" DisplayPhones?phoneSKU=APA6277 KT
20. mr. anderson (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)
it is a with google phone. some of the early units dont have the branding, but they all do now. look at the engadget review and youll see the branding on the back
2. yaz19 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)
Sense the omnia 2 was not mentioned I am guessing that is being moved to december?
4. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
At which point it better have 6.5 and not 6.1 like rumors keept suggestion. *lol*
3. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
I find it odd that for the most part these "tester" folks have either LOVED or HATED the keyboard. Calling either "comfortable" or "useless" ... so eithere there's very differed alpha models out there being tested, or like always, people just can't seem to appreciatte items and will always want more more more.
5. vzw fanman (Posts: 1974; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
i love the keyboard on the storm. the suretype is amazzzing.
6. Kain125 (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 Sep 2009)
For most units it's either hit or miss. I loved it on one device but it was terrible on another
9. Iphoneisthesuck (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
My iBEER app is amaaaaazing. I can drink in my car, while driving and its perfectly legal. And then theres my iMILK app for my breakfast needs.
8. rtimi26 (Posts: 41; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)
okay how come omnia 2 isn't mentioned. I thought you said it was coming out on November 1st
10. scroffy (Posts: 40; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)
Phone arena says lots of things, whether they know shit or not. They still say Nov 1. They also said Aug 23. And the diamond 2 was early october.
11. biggles (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
The alleged Diamond2 for Verizon which ended up being the Imagio came out in early October.
12. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)
the omnia 2 is crap....and i say that in the nicest possible way....compared to the imagio....
13. JC_Agga (Posts: 36; Member since: 24 Aug 2009)
fuck omnia 2.it's been on samsung's site as coming soon for more than 2 months now. Coming soon? you can kiss my ass Samsung. You guys really disappoint me.
14. Big_Nick (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)
i currently havee at&t, but i am switching to my brothers verizon wireless family plan to save money. If they dont release the omnia 2 or the droid within a month i will change my mind. by the time they release these phones, tmobile will have the HD2 which crushes all of these phone specs.
16. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)
if verizon isnt gettin a phone sense, then whtat was the google-verizon thing about. it showed a phone with sense ui, and the motorola sholes so im lost here. so is verizon getting 3 devices or 2 devices with android?
17. DroidDoesVZW (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)
Hmm... Curve2. Seems to be an 8900 with a trackpad. How come we haven't heard anything about this before? I'm super excited for the Droid.
23. Fan_of_Fanboys (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Nov 2008)
It is same as the 8520 T-Mo has except CDMA.
19. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)
"Storm2 a legit iPhone challenger". Didn't they say that about the first one and it flopped. Phonearena... what do you be talking about sometimes
22. E.N. (Posts: 2562; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
every phone nowadays with a touch screen is a legit iPhone challenger.
21. beeper3000 (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Oct 2009)
ok phonearena, just so u know this tipster is full of B.S. My buddy told me they have a shipment schedule for droids next week. postponed my butt!
24. ggp (unregistered)
I've gotta go with this... I really don't think VZW would launch a massive ad campaign with a counter on the website and everything, just to say "whoops... just a couple more tweaks... hold please!" Although it's motorola, so I wouldn't doubt the calls will be flowing to tech support once it launches!