Verizon roadmap features Android, Android and more Android
This article contains unofficial information.
It isn't all bad news for BlackBerry users on Verizon as the carrier plans on updating the Tour, Bold 9650 and the Curve 3G in October. The upgrade will fix some "known issues" and exterminate some bugs.
Later in October or in early November, the carrier expects to launch the Samsung Continuum (SCH-i400) which, as we reported Thursday, features a small OLED display called the "Ticker" directly under the primary screen. A Galaxy S device, the Continuum has a 1GHz processor code named "Garnett" under the hood which might be a Hummingbird refresh.
Also in October, the Android handset with the "BlackBerry look and feel", as Verizon puts it, could be launched. The Motorola VENUS looks to be a high-end version of the Motorola CHARM, right down to the portrait QWERTY below the screen. Unlike the CHARM, this handset will be powered by a 1GHz processor with Android 2.2 running the show.
In late October/early November, we should see the launch of the Motorola DROID Pro. As we told you, this variant of the DROID features global radios, a 1.3GHz chip, Android 2.2 and of course, Flash. There has been some talk that this model would replace the DROID 2, but there is no word about that possibility coming to fruition.
Around the same time, the HTC Merge/Lexicon/Lexikon is slated to be released. As we reported, the ADR6325 is basically the same handset as the Desire Z and T-Mobile's G2 with a zippy 800MHz processor and a landscape sliding physical QWERTY keyboard. Closing out this month, Android and Me added the entry level Motorola CITRUS to its version of the roadmap. A Motoblur device powered by Android 2.1, this model is strictly for the smartphone or Android rookie.
In November, the LG enV line of handsets presents its first smartphone and it will have Android aboard, The LG enV Pro will keep the Voyager-esque form factor with both an internal and external display. A 1GHz processor will be under the hood along with a global radio.
Another device added by Android and Me is the Motorola DROID T2 which could be available in December. You might recall that we reported
that the scenario laid out was for this model to be the first to launch with Android 2.5 (Gingerbread) while the 3.0 OS is being saved for tablets. We also mentioned the speculation that this device would feature NVIDIA's Dual-core Tegra 2 processor (hence the T2 name). A front facing camera is expected with this unit along with 1080 video encode/decode.
Moving ahead to Q1 of 2011, Verizon should be launching the Motorola STINGRAY Android tablet. The specs are sizzling as this tablet will come with a 10 inch display, Android 3.0 and a Dual-Core Tegra 2 processor. Originally launching with 3G connectivity only, the tablet will eventually be upgraded to connect on the LTE pipelines.
It sounds like Verizon customers have a very exciting fourth quarter of decision making ahead of them. Grab that Magic 8 ball and see if it is time to make the switch to a new phone.
Samsung Continuum I400 Preliminary Specifications
Motorola DROID Pro Preliminary Specifications
Motorola VENUS Preliminary Specifications
HTC Merge Preliminary Specifications
LG enV Pro Preliminary Specifications
Motorola DROID T2 Preliminary Specifications
source: Engadget via AndroidandMe
1. timshady337 (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Nov 2009)
As far as the Droid T2 goes... IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME!
3. tomorrowisnow (unregistered)
No. First VZW had the R2D2 Droid. The T2 will have a pic of Schwarzeneggar on the back of it and when you power the phone down it will say: "I'LL BE BACK".
5. tkfox007 (unregistered)
No, it's Judgement Day
4. vzw fanman (Posts: 1974; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
since i have a droid x. i'm going to wait for a high end 4G phone.
6. danelliott (unregistered)
Anyone heard any news about a Verizon iPhone in 1st quarter of next year
7. blahblah (unregistered)
The iPhone is not going to be coming anytime soon. Why would you want the iPhone with all of these amazing Android phones coming out?
8. vzw fanman (Posts: 1974; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
because the iphone is the jesus phone, duhhh. :-T
12. derp (unregistered)
because people are finally realizing how much android sucks. a hyped up unstable turd with the google brand. slap it on some shitty hardware (motorola) and voila. sheep will buy it.
13. raw (unregistered)
lol iphone lovers are sheep, so go ahead and fallow the herd, how high will you jump if Steve asks you to?
16. droidCLH (unregistered)
I suppose you post would say posted from iphone if you could get the shitty thing to catch a signal. go toot your shitty horn somewhere else where the other crapple fans will appreciate it. You've probably never even used an android device long enough to understand it, and no before you ask using the fucking Hero on display in the verizon store doesnt count as understanding android.
9. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)
im bored with android.. blah snooze i want to be able to jail break something.. like an i phone or i pad.. waiting for i pad to come down in price.. otherwise.. im waiting for the i phone..
10. mcdach3 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)
The above comment has been flagged for being GAY
11. BBlover (unregistered)
This is more then disappointing. I really wanted the Storm 3 or 2.5, whatever you want to call it. I want the torch without a physical keyboard. Now I am strongly considering the S2...
14. jstine (unregistered)
crackberry doesnt matter anymore. android or iphone thats it that matter. and the storm 3 got canceled