Verizon prepares 15 still unannounced phones for release
0. phoneArena 15 Aug 2007, 06:34 posted on
An internal Verizon Wireless document shows 15 still unannounced phones that are prepared for release before the end of the year...
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28. cvs (unregistered)
puhleaaseeee verizon's phone selection sucks. always has always will. so y am i a customer? the only thing im gettin excited about is that xv6800!! I havent had a good verizon since my beloved vx8000 passed away :( STEP IT UP VERIZON CONSUMERS LOVE THE NEWEST GADGETS not the crappy crap they're pushing out these days. how depressing. The UI will probably suck too since they want to disable most of the phone's capabilities. smh. aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
29. cvs (unregistered)
What verizon cann do is let the consumers know what the hell is goin on. people like me are gettin pissed cuz other providers are letting their sh*t earlier and we're thinkin bout switching. I can appreciate and tolerate the attempts verizon are making for perfection however its only if I know what's going on! I'm assuming they are testing the xv6800 and its a lil buggy so they pushed the release date back? but yyyyyyyy didnt verizon get it and have all that situated b4 sprint pushed theirs out? if verizon has soo much money from their OVERPAYING consumers they can at least have more exciting exclusive releases!! I'm a techy geek girl and I flock towards the technology! come on! get me excited! the last phone i got was a p.o.s. so this htc phone better be WORTH THE WAIT!
What does "Second Half of 2007" mean? Is it just that they haven't pegged down sept/oct/nov/dec of 2007 ?
31. Carter (unregistered)
Both the 755p and the i760 have failed Verizon's testing, even after passing the FCC's. So they're both delayed another few months. argh. . . as soon as one of them makes it to the store, I'm switching from AT&T, but who knows when that will be. . .
a freaking chocolate is a iphone killer!! the damn phone gets sensitive to heat, a friend has one and if the iphone is exposed to heat the phone does not work at all!! what tipe of sh**## is that?? not to mention all the other flaws; internal battery, EDGE!!! lol, no music downloads over the air, maps? lol (another joke, unlike verizons actual gps navigators), NO PICTURE MESSAGING!!!, and I swear I could go on and on... Thats why verizon declined apple's offer to place the iphone on their network.. so cingular,,, i mean, att took the sloppy 2nds and got the ,verry cool, but P.O.S. iphone.. ... oh yea, and about the taking forever to launch new (old) phones;; for the same reason why they took over a year to launch the razr when it first came out, and coinsidently verizon was the only company who didnt have to temporarily discontinue it and wait for the 2nd gen. .. I know the razr still sucks but not as much as the other ones, you get my drift... thats why I never chose a company purely for their equipment. But yea, for those of you who would rather go to other companies who sacrifice quality and service for pure profit and lie about "fewest droped calls" (freking joke!!) and fastest internet speeds (3G) fckin liars.. I'm sure you know what you are talking about..
33. duceinmist (unregistered)
Verizon's sales people told me on 9/14/07 that the SCH i760 & the XV6800 will both be out in November 2007.
34. Looking to Switch (unregistered)
A few of you have mentioned switching phones as if there isn't an early termination fee. I've been thinking about switching but I don't want to pay the 175. Does anyone know how to get around that or get that waived. Thanks for the info.
36. Remmik (unregistered)
If samsung and verizon spent millions on advertising like apple/at&t did foir the iphone, the i730 or now i760 would have been a bigger sucess. All bugs aside (WM5 is a joke on my i730 and ipone are already showing some of their bugs...which is rare for anything Apple), the smasungs can do far more then an ipod, business or entertainment). There's your ipod killer.
37. BG46250 (unregistered)
Engadget shows Verizon will be announcing the VX10000http://www.engadgetmobile.com/
tag/vx10000on Wednesday morning but this article mentions nothing of it. WTF?
38. Jay (unregistered)
Thank God! It's about time some new phones are coming out! But the biggest question is when is the Prada phone coming to Verizion? Soon I hope!
39. MR WIRELESS (unregistered)
do u read any of the other sh_t on here? no i will say this slow so u can understand...ready? ok...scroll up from your post and read my post it says all kinds of good stuff about the "Prada phone" basically at the moment with the technology specs that the manufacturer has released it's not looking like that phone is going to be on the Verizon network. But we are always the ones on top in the end no matter how you spin it. And let me just add one more thing...alll the people that come on this site and want to trash providers...dont waste your breath, most of the people on here will do the exact oposite of whatever you posted. If you had a bad experience MOVE ON and if you had a good experience thats great be a happy little customer and pay your bills on time then.
40. sdfgsg (unregistered)
Verizon did not go with the iPhone because it did not pass their standards. Verizon will NOT allow any phone on their network that does not have GPS.
41. Techie (unregistered)
We want the 6800. Stop playing with these "Next" phones and give the people what they want.
42. Tim (unregistered)
The Samsung i760 is now available on Verizonwireless.com. I think that I'm going to hold out for a few more weeks for the XV6800 myself.
43. TD (unregistered)
I am amazed to see how much people like to complain. Everyone talks about how all the other networks get the phones first. Let's take a step back and look at it though. The AT&T 8525 and Sprint Mogul, yes they got the design of the phone first. Who cares, it still only has WM 5.0, it's no better a phone than any of the other PDA's w/ WM 5.0. If your going to launch a new phone, change the OS. Verizon will launch the 6800 w/ WM 6.0. Verizon's 6800 will also have more memory than either of the other 2. Then there's the Treo. Who cares about the 680 or 755. Same ol' POS Palm software with the same issues as before, now just in a smaller package. Lastly the iPhone, I'm not stupid, it's a really cool device and has some inavative features. The deal is though is that it will only be the end-all be-all device for maybe 6-10 months. By that time some other amazing phone will have come out. The phone is only as good as the service that comes with it, and as far as reliability and speed Verizon cannot be matched.
44. Sammo or Bolo (unregistered)
I find that this whole article, after I read it, I found it's a disgrace on the advertising department of Verizon. These 15 phones are supposed to come out but yet they are so hell bent on advertising these 4 new phones. I mean, let me ask you this, what makes these 4 phones so hypable that these 15 doesn't get barely any airtime? Ok, granted the LG Voyager is supposed to be the headliner but then again, these other companies are being slapped in the face with the handsets they are coming out with. I mean look at the version of the HTC Mogul we are supposed to get. That is an amazing phone. Why is that not hyped up? The Samsung i760: Hot phone. How about that? This is horribly advertising on Verizon's part. I love the company but this is a disgrace.
45. truth (unregistered)
TD. I have Verizon, but let's not mislead people. AT&T newest phone is the Tilt which has Windows 6, Wifi, and GPS. This is the next generation phone to the 6800. So when you compare something, compare the right thing.
46. shane (unregistered)
haven't you people seen the ads? verizon wireless doesn't advertise that they carry the newest devices (although they have some great ones coming out). verizon wireless advertisements state "it's the network". what that means to me is who cares how pretty your phone is if it doesn't work on a decent network. and they ARE releasing an equivelant to the iPhone, it's called the voyager and it's better.
47. TD (unregistered)
Mislead people? I'm pretty sure I compared the XV6800 to the Mogul and 8525, not the Tilt. So when your correcting someone, make sure you read what they wrote and get your facts straight. Oh, as far as the comment on the Voyager being better than the iPhone, don't plan on it. Verizon will have a better phone soon, but that's not it.
48. Sammo or Bolo (unregistered)
Here's what I don't understand about the Verizon folks. They promote these 4 phones that are supposed to be the new wave of cell phones within the Verizon line up but yet, a phone like the Juke is not a Juke, it's a Joke. I am a loyal Verizon customer but honestly, it's not that good. The other 3 I like a lot. But when you just market these 4 phones, what happens to the other 15 phones still unannounced. A perfect example is the Samsungi760. Good phone. It came in quietly. How about the XV6800 or the U700? I don't think that it's fair to these other handsets and their companies to be marketed poorly. I am disappointed with Verizon's marketing. Now, if they were smart, I wouldn't have a problem with Verizon using the Voyager and Venus as the headliner phones but they should have included most of the phones in that "Next" site as well.
49. mk (unregistered)
Maybe I'm mis-reading the dialog between TD and Truth, but I believe the point Truth was making with the Tilt was it seems more advanced than anything Verizon has released(or is about to release)? In other words, both current releases. While the i760 interest me (WM6.0), some of it's features don't.....like it's 1.3mp camera. That's (very) old news. The Tilt has a 3mp, and that is 33% better than any of the new Verizon phones are offereng. At one point, I believe Verizon will have a better phone like you say, but it doesn't look like it's coming anytime soon. They already beat the competition when it comes to their network, how about a phone to at least keep up with the competition?
50. TD (unregistered)
I'm not arguing the fact that the Tilt is out and is the next gen of PocketPC. I've played around with the phone and it's a decent device. I do have to agree as well that the Sam i760 should have a better camera. I will argue that the Network behind the phone makes all the difference, not only in service but reliabil;ityof the product as well. Every phone will have some issues no matter how much testing or fixes they go through. I do know that the number of issues w/ Verizons phones versus other carriers is less. I know people that work in the cust serv dept of the 4 main carriers and they all agree. Verizon will probably always be a step behind on pda phone launches, but for me I'm willing to wait to get a more reliable device.
51. mk (unregistered)
I'm willing to wait for Verizon to release the device that I want as well, only because I've used 3 of the top 4 networks and Verizon was the best by far. I can see why people are frustrated to the point of leaving the network though...and it's simply because Verizon is behind their competitors when it comes to releasing newer phones....which in turn amounts to a very outdated phone by the end of a 2 yr contract. Their prices are also higher for equipment as well. When everything is said and done though, the service itself should out weigh any bells and whistles like TD says. I feel sorry for the folks who switch away from Verizon only to be disillusioned with the network they go to, especially since just about everything involves a contract of sorts.... I wish the other networks I have available to me were better, but they aren't close to Verizon. That is why it's important (at least)for me to wait this out, and try not to be impulsive.
52. john (unregistered)
Is Verizon Wireless going to carry Samsung SGH-P310 any time soon? What is the expected date?
I think that Verizn's new phones are cool! I just bought a new VX-8550 Blue Mint Chocolate, and I think that I should have waited until the Venus came out today to buy it! I can't trade it now :(
54. mk (unregistered)
On the verizon website.... the xv6800
55. jp (unregistered)
Does anybody know when the release date for this HTC phone is? Verizon's press release said by the end of 2007...only 20 days left!
sry but so far the samsung p310 is a european/asian gsm phone
57. anonymous (unregistered)
i work for verizon and so i see customers everyday and i have to say that people are whinny babies if they cant get what they want....verizon works hard to make sure that the phone they are launching doesnt break within a day of having it like other cellphone companies...i used to have at&t and t-mobile and i had nothing but problems with them...i would rather wait a couple of months for a phone that was pushed back then have it now and possibly have something wrong with it. so grow up and stop whinning.