Hot new phones coming to Verizon next month!
posted by Nanko R. / Oct 24, 2008, 10:21 AM
The Samsung OMNIA SCH-i910 looks exactly as the GSM version, with the Widgets on the homescreen and optical mouse between the send and end keys. From the few listed specs it seems to be the same when it comes to features, too. Instead of GSM it is a CDMA/EV-DO phone but also runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS and features 5-megapixel camera, 8GB internal memory plus microSD slot, 128MB RAM and GPS (for VZ Navigator). As there is a main menu button on the bottom of the home screen we guess that the Verizon OMNIA will have the same personalized interface as the original.
If you are keen on Windows Mobile but don’t like the OMNIA, don’t worry, Verizon Wireless will spread some HTC magic as well. The CDMA version of the Touch Pro appears as the PCD Raphael C XV6850. We guess that stands for Raphael CDMA (Raphael is the internal name of the Pro) and the carrier will call it Verizon Wireless XV6850, the successor of the XV6800. Features include EV-DO Rev. A support, Windows Mobile 6.1, 3.2MP camera, Wi-Fi, microSD slot and VZ Navigator. We hope we’ll see the TouchFlo 3D interface as well, although it is not shown on the picture.
The third new Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional smartphone is the Samsung Saga SCH-i770. This is the VZW variant of the Epix and will replace the i760 as a CDMA/GSM hybrid (it is quad-band GSM for global roaming). Saga features EV-DO Rev. A, WI-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD and 2MP camera.
Samsung Renown SCH-U810. It is a clamshell reminding of the Gleam, with 2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, microSD slot and one of the few to offer Visual Voice Mail.
The document of course displays also the first touchscreen BlackBerry, the Storm.
Which one do you like most? Do you plan on buying for a self-gift for the Holidays? Tell us in the comments section below!
I think I'm going to be torn between the Storm and Omnia. From the pictures and specs, I'm loving the Storm so far but Verizon's plans for Blackberry aren't cheap. The Omnia is also looking pretty good too...
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:42 AM 0
November 17 is the release? I thought it was the 21st. I am dying for it to become available. I am a little torn between the Saga (it isn't attractive, but I love the Epix....I almost switched networks for the Blackjack II...only because I liked how customizable it was right out of the box, and not after 3rd party applications). Let me know if it really is coming out on the 17th. That will make my day! You can write to me at email@example.com. Thanks...
posted on Nov 15, 2008, 10:18 AM 0
Amazing - Verizon goes from no good smart phones to 3 of the best (Storm, Omnia, and Touch Pro) in one month. Now I got to decide which one to get!
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 10:46 AM 0
Are we really supposed to get all excited for these yet. For all we know, couldn't this memo be from 3 months ago and things have since been significantly delayed? It wouldn't surprise me if the Onmia, Touch Pro and i770 all weren't available in November.
posted on Oct 25, 2008, 9:08 AM 0
I must be dreaming and if so i do not wanna wake up! Verizon is really stepping up to the plate with this line up. Having the best network in the states and now with the best phones out, plus the storm still to come, who can resist not being part of the big red family? It's a no brainer!!!
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 10:59 AM 0
Well, I can get better smartphones (Fuze a.k.a. Touch Pro, iPhone 3G, or nearly any unlocked GSM/UMTS/W-CDMA smartphone) from AT&T or get either the Diamond, Touch Pro, or 2009 Google Android phone from Sprint with cheaper plans, with slightly better coverage in my area vs. Verizon. I could also go with T-Mobile for their new upcoming Samsung touchscreen device, G1, or any unlocked quad-band GSM smartphone for much cheaper than VZW (and T-Mobile in my area matches Sprint and Verizon for coverage). Those are the reasons why I can resist the Big Red family, by not being a mindless drone and realizing the offerings and coverage of all carriers around me.
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 11:18 AM 0
Are you freaking kidding me!? You named all these cool smart phones from other companies, but honestly what's a good phone with out the network? Don't try to make it look like t-mobile, sprint or even worse at&t can even come close to the best network in VERIZON. The BIG RED baby is the answer! ;)
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 11:50 AM 0
except when you travel anywhere and that sprint coverage goes to crap... and att coverage as far as that high speed stuff goes, because god know you want a smartphone thats faster than dial up, absolutely sucks!! T-mobile from what i know from friends isnt a horrible company but they are limited due to availability of high speed(3g)... they just got in the game kind of late but they seem to take care of their customers.... I have had sprint service and my best friend/roommate had att until about six months ago... Your reference to being a mindless drone is just insane jealously... it angers you that so many people like verizon and it is simply because verizon has great customer service and coverage.. if their is a problem they take care of it.. everytime so yes many of us are loyal
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 11:51 AM 0
Do any of the Verizon fans here have evidence that Verizon is the best carrier for EVERY person in this nation? Don't cite JD Power, because that study doesn't apply to EVERY customer in the US. It's just a statistical study that is based on a sample of the whole population. I just want a phone that can make good calls in the Philly area, and that replaces my home phone. I have had excellent experience with Verizon's coverage, but I don't like the plans. It's the only carrier not to have an option for nights and weekends after 7 pm. Also, does not have rollover like AT&T. So, even with the 900 minute plan with Verizon, I could potentially go over my max and pay crappy penalties if I talk too much at home. I don't want to wait until 9 pm to talk. And I don't want to pay more than $60/month. With AT&T or Sprint, if I make calls after 6 or 7 pm, then they're free. I don't mind dropping a call here or there if I can pay a better price. Verizon guys- any suggestions? I'm off contract and looking to get a new phone. AT&T or Sprint guys- is the service good in Philly?
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 12:24 PM 0
My extended family all use Verizon in the Philly area, and I've never noticed dropped calls, or heard any of them complain. I think some of the different stores give you a trial period, so that'd be your best bet to find the best network for YOU.
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 1:10 PM 0
29. #17 unregistered
#23- thanks for the suggestion. Appreciate it. "yo adrian"- not sure if you're referring to me (I wrote comment #17), but some people on this forum want unbiased advice about cell phone carriers. No need to be critical. A helpful response would be more appreciated. Thanks.
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 1:56 PM 0
I find it funny that there are so many people who are completely unwilling to accept that, while VZW does have an excellent network in a great deal of places, they are simply not the best EVERYWHERE, nor is their customer service any better than any other company's (excluding Sprint, who has generally poor customer service, at lest in my experience). Where I am, VZW drops calls on a regular basis, not to mention their customer service is the closest thing to horrible in my area. As I said before, VZW is an excellent company with an undeniably fantastic network in many, many locations, however there are places where the other carriers top them (especially ATT, and often times Alltel(until their acquisition is complete at least)). For what it's worth, I am a VZW customer at the moment, however I will not be for much longer as their coverage on my school's campus is very unreliable, whereas ATT and Sprint have quite impressive networks here. And THAT is an unbiased opinion about VZW from a current VZW customer who realizes that there is no single carrier that is best EVERYWHERE.
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 2:36 PM 0
I have Sprint and I work and live in Philly. I don't have any complaints about my voice or data coverage at all. I think AT&T is pretty good here too, but I would take the nights at 7 standard over the rollover. I think AT&T charges $9 a month for nights at 7.
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 3:54 PM 0
Actually no, I'm going to ATT because VZW drops calls constantly at my school, which is where I am 99% of the time. Clearly you did not read my post or else you would have seen that I explained that very explicitly. And if you must know a**hole, I'm getting the Fuze (Touch Pro) when I switch to ATT. The iPhone is nothing special and I have no interest in it. How on Earth did you come to the conclusion that I'm after the iPhone? I suggest you learn to read.
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 4:05 PM 0
i love the idiots that say i can get this unlocked or that jail broken. for those slow people out there we are talking bout phones from a specific company that works great with that service. not oooo this company is great cause i can ghetto rig a phone that wasnt even made for them
posted on Oct 24, 2008, 6:18 PM 0
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