EXCLUSIVE: Touch Pro, Saga and Renown for Verizon
posted by FAUguy / Nov 12, 2008, 6:11 PM
Samsung Saga Specifications
Second is the Samsung Renown SCH-U810 flip phone, with an Internet and Telesales release date of Nov 19th (in-stores Dec 1st) and a 2-year price of $179 (after $50 rebate). It is also Dual-band CDMA and Quad-band GSM capable, but lacks EVDO Rev A and WiFi. Other features include a 2MP camera, Bluetooth, QVGA display, microSDHC support up to 8GB, and comes with a SIM card pre-installed.
Samsung Renown Specifications
Lastly, the HTC Touch Pro smartphone is scheduled for Internet and Telesales release on Nov 24th and in-stores on Dec 1st, with a 2-year contract price of $349 (after $70 rebate). Features include Dual-band CDMA with EVDO Rev A, WiFi 802.11b/g, Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, Office, Opera Mobile, 2.8" VGA touch-sensitive display, TouchFLO 3D navigation, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2MP camera with autofocus and flash, and supports microSDHC cards up to 16GB.
HTC Touch Pro Specificatrions
...so I'm guessing this means the Omnia WONT be out any time soon...?
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:42 AM 0
I think I read somewhere that it may not come out until January 2009 now. Just read that earlier this evening. You never know though...I think some of the tech news you find on the internet is based in rumor and speculation.
posted on Nov 13, 2008, 11:41 PM 0
I still dont get why verizon had HTC build them their own touch pro, it doesnt make any sense. Though itll prolly still run TF3D just fine, since it is minimum specs for it (the originally diamond had 192 ram, and ran it just fine). Not like i care though, im getting the BB Niagara or Jupiter whichever comes first lol
posted on Nov 12, 2008, 8:59 PM 0
the pro touch is kind of xpensive. if bb storm is gonna be 199 or 299, why would you want to get anything else?! just wait and see. lets see the compared reviews are w/these fones?
posted on Nov 12, 2008, 9:10 PM 0
The Storm will be $199 after rebate. Good old Microsoft charges for everything. I think that has something to do with the higher price of the Touch Pro. When we used to sell the Treo 700, they where side by side and the 700p was $249 and the 700WX was $299... Same phone, different OS... Window is good for alot of things but over all I think BB is better... And CHEAPER!
posted on Nov 13, 2008, 1:36 PM 0
I would love to know which phone has a faster processor....the Blackberry Storm, the Saga or the Omnia...I heard Palm runs very slowly when browsing the web...That is the Palm OS. I know there is a Palm with Windows, but haven't heard how fast it is.
posted on Nov 13, 2008, 11:45 PM 0
$350 for the Touch Pro? You've lost me, Verizon. Gonna go to AT&T and get a Fuze tomorrow. Probably should had gone long ago since I get discounts from my job with AT&T.
posted on Nov 12, 2008, 9:21 PM 0
Idiots. It's not about what you can or cannot afford. Hardware wise, Verizon is offering an inferior product and charging more for it. It's not being cheap to refuse to purchase it, it's called being a good consumer. Why should this guy have to shell out an extra $50 for a stripped version of the phone?
posted on Nov 13, 2008, 9:18 AM 0
Call customer care and complain that the price is higher and see what they do... or go to an agent location and see if they can sell it for cheaper. Or just give up because you clearly arent willing to try to get what you want unless its handed to you.
posted on Nov 13, 2008, 12:09 PM 0
OMG...I don't ever have a phone of any kind for two years. it isn't cheap to want a better deal. it is prudent since, in all electronic devices, better products come out way closer together than two years. I would die of boredom if I had the same phone for two years. That would be like carrying the same bag for an entire season....I like to accessories too much to wait that long to change them. I generally upgrade every year. Even at the new contract price and without the extra discount, it is worth it to keep up with the newest technology.
posted on Nov 13, 2008, 11:49 PM 0
They all go on sale. Prices fluctuate just like the economy. Also, as soon as a newer version or a new product comes out that draws enough attention, the prices will drop and, if you bought it at the price it came out with, you end up feeling ripped off in six months.
posted on Nov 13, 2008, 11:51 PM 0
Congrats Verizon, you lost another customer! You expect me to pay more $$ for a device that has worse specs then the lower costing Sprint and AT&T models? Gotta be joking me. Off to AT&T or Sprint I go.
posted on Nov 12, 2008, 9:31 PM 0
ok this phone does all of that! like i said you have a laundry list of things you want youre phone to do YET youre not willing to pay for them. so if ATT and sprint has it for cheap then go to att and sprint. there's a reason why they offer their phones for so cheap, because they dont invest nearly as much in their network, they dont have in-store technicians and most of all GSM phones cost a considerable amount LESS to produce than a CDMA version. Why do you think CDMA versions tend to be released after gsm model?
posted on Nov 12, 2008, 9:49 PM 0
Rabid Verizon fanboys......... *sigh* I know it does all the features I listed. But AT&T's and Sprint's do them better for less. Seriously. Why don't you and your buddies get a life and do something other that prowling the internet trying to defend your company in every way possible? You can tell you've cornered a Verizon fanboy when you force them to use "the network" as a reason. Honestly if "the network" was that great I wouldn't be dropping calls on an i760 on Interstate 5 from LA to San Diego. It's not the phone. I've been through 3, and I still get the same results. Even when I'm at home, my phone only works on the ground level or outside.
posted on Nov 12, 2008, 10:00 PM 0
Like anything with electronics, you get what you pay for bro. Any that whole biz about going to Europe for work doesn't make any sense when the phones mentioned in this article are capable of that, not to mention, why not just go for a BB Storm?
posted on Nov 12, 2008, 10:04 PM 0
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