Verizon spec sheet peep show reveals what's in the pipeline
First in line is the beastly Motorola Droid X smartphone, which has been already announced officially, in all its 4.3” capacitive screen glory. Next comes a feature phone courtesy of Pantech, called the Jest. It is a low-end QWERTY slider, touted as a messaging device, which will have a 2MP camera with video capabilities. The Pantech Jest will come in bilingual English/Spanish interface, and feature a dedicated messaging key for social network updates, IM, browsing, or blogging. It is listed to launch in a few days on July 1st.
The other two offerings come from Samsung – a flip phone, and a netbook. The Samsung Haven has already slipped through the Internet cracks a few weeks ago under its SCH-u320 moniker. It is a basic flip phone designed with ease of use in mind – large number keys, voice commands and dedicated emergency calling buttons. “Lifestyle applications” round up the offering with reminder alarms, fitness app, and stress relieving music, whatever that is. There is no camera on this bad boy, and we suspect the battery life will beat every smartphone out there.
Another Samsung device finishes the list of our tipster, but this time it is the N150 netbook with Verizon's Mobile Broadband built-in, which is slated for a July 8th release. It's a basic ten-incher with the Intel Atom CPU, 1GB RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. The Early Termination Fee on this one amounts to the unpleasant $350, so don't think you can sign up and sell it on eBay, better do it with the iPhone. Independent reviews of Sammy's N150 have found the six-cell battery to run up to seven hours under normal use, which makes it a good device for on the go surfing.
Check out the leaked spec sheets below for the design looks. The netbook has a nice red stripe around it, huzzah!
7. tuminatr (Posts: 638; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
thy just found out about this, but all of us have known for a while
8. ajac09 (Posts: 1215; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
no I do this thing called browse the net and all the info here is stuff known for awhile now
3. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
I would still like to see more new stuff. The Droid X is the only exciting thing listed.
4. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
I never understood the point of "dedicated emergency calling buttons". How hard is it to press 9-1-1? Or just use speed dial for numbers to friends or family. Even a little kid or elderly person is capable of that and that is who is in the market for a simple phone like the Samsung Haven. (that is a dumb name for a phone too...)
5. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
I disagree 100%.... In a hurry or panic people may have a problem dialing 911. My grandpa has a lot of problems dialing any number when he's not in a hurry or panic. I think the 911 button is an important feature for the elderly.
6. fantaman101 (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)
I personally don't because how many people do you think have hit the button by accident and called 9-1-1? wasting the 911 emergency operators time where people in real danger would need help.
9. urdaddi (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Jun 2010)
A dedicated ICE (in case of emergency) is for dialing any number YOU designate...not just for 911. I have my dedicated ICE se to dial my wife's cell phone.