Verizon roadmap includes the 1.3GHz DROID Pro
This article contains unofficial information.
Samsung and Motorola are each working on Android flavored tablets for Verizon. The former is expected to produce a model with a 7 inch screen with a front-facing camera. The latter is working on a tablet with a 10 inch screen, a 1 or 1.3GHz processor, a front-facing camera and Android 3.0. Originally a December launch, the Motorola tablet will have to wait for the OS to be ready which means that it will end up being released in February, 2011. According to the leak, the carrier will have 75% of the country covered by LTE by April 2012. Speaking of LTE, in January or February a MiFi device will be available from Novatel that will support 10 simultaneous Wi-Fi users. Verizon is expected to price LTE data cards at $59.99 per month, although it is unknown how much data you will allowed to grab at that price.
Android continues to be the word at Verizon and it appears to remain the focus even if a certain touchscreen phone becomes available to Big Red as we reported. For the carrier, they are keeping their eyes focused on what has been working best for them, which means another Red-eyed Motorola DROID model and more high-end Android offerings from other manufacturers.
1. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
Yet no mention of the iphone... thank goodness.
3. eddysson (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Apr 2009)
1122 - Do Not Be Ignorant verizon iphone is something nobody can stop
5. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)
eddysson- a verizon iphone is something nobody can start
6. sammmmmmmmmmmmmy (unregistered)
suck my dick
10. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
^ You must be gay, coming on to a message board full of dudes, asking for something like this.
13. eddysson (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Apr 2009)
testman22--why not? also Apple is not interested in renewing the contract of exclusivity so think first before speaking
15. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
Why are they allowed to post now? That's really annoying.
19. SPcamert (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Feb 2010)
Doesn't mean that Verizon is going to be willing to pay Apple their fees just to carry the stupid thing. With the android phones Verizon really doesn't need the iPhone.
21. nexusKoolaid (unregistered)
22. Suze (unregistered)
SPcamert: you are so right. But then again they are paying the price that RIM charges for the BLACKBERRY devices. I think they will if they truely want to be #1 in this area, of course in my opinion they already are ~ I've been with Verizon for over 8 years now & wouldn't have my cell service with anyone else.
7. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)
Somebody pass me a drool cup. I was all ready to upgrade to D2, and now this happens. Maybe the Pro will launch on the anniversary of D1.
20. tuminatr (Posts: 682; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
I would wait tel December Motorola and HTC have both announced a 2Ghz droid this year
8. DroidXWins (unregistered)
Honestly, I'm sick of VeriPhone rumors. Android is on track to become a better platform than iOS anyways, and once Verizon gets a device with a front facing camera (even though I think video calling is a novelty that will die within good time) no one will care about iPhone 4. I'm excited about the roadmap, Android all the way!
9. Russki (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Dec 2009)
Why would anyone want an iphone after Froyo is released?
16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2997; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Why does phonearena have this device listed as a gsm and edge phone when its coming out for verizon?
18. nobody (unregistered)
Beacuse they are needing a world capable droid phone to keep up with the sales of blackberry and palm and the other international travlers. why wouldn't they. It was to be expected.
17. Sniggly (Posts: 7061; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Oh thank God. Up until now the only choice customers had for global capable smartphones on Verizon were Crapberries. Global capable Androids on Verizon will be a significant boost, esp. to businesses who would otherwise be leaning toward the Iphone. There are some big changes in the air, folks. I just hope that rumor about a data cap on Verizon isn't true.