The original clamshell form factor device with the dual screens and the internal QWERTY keyboard had a major Refresh last year. The model was named the LG enV Touch when Verizon could not work out an extension of its deal with headset maker Plantronics to use the Voyager name. The enV Pro is expected to keep the same basic design as the Voyager and enV Touch with Android 2.1 running the show. Like the other devices on the list, this model will support global roaming.
The Motorola DROID 2 Global and the Motorola DROID Pro are both in the lineup. As we reported just the other day, the DROID 2 Global recently showed up on a training system for Verizon reps even though many figured that the introduction of the DROID Pro put the kibosh on the model. The latter device has just been introduced by Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha as an Android model for the businessman. With a 3.1 inch display and a BlackBerry-esque portrait oriented QWERTY keyboard, the unit will ship with Android 2.2. Both models can make calls in 220 countries and support data coverage in 200.
That leaves the HTC Merge. As we told you, the device is expected to launch on November 11th. The "Bing-ed" out handset will be equipped with the second generation Qualcomm 800MHz Snapdragon processor under the hood along with Android 2.2 and global roaming capabilities.
It looks like the carrier's global smartphones for the current quarter are quite a formidable quartet. With a variety of different form factors, manufacturers and features, globe-tripping Android users should have no problem finding a handset they like from Verizon's lineup.
LG enV Pro Preliminary Specifications
Motorola DROID 2 Global Specifications
Motorola DROID Pro Specifications
HTC Merge Preliminary Specifications