Information on upcoming Verizon phones

We've received information on Verizon Wireless's new phones, including the Touch Diamond and Raphael …
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56. iphonefan unregistered

you might want to check your facts. I am an iphone fan. i don't have one but it is a nice device. however, despite profit sharing with apple. first year of sales, second year of sales, it doesn't matter. the fact is, att/cingular actually netted fewer new customers after the launch of the iphone than during that same time the previous year. verizon added more new customers every quarter since the launch of the iphone verizon is adding more new customers than att and keeping more of their existing customers

57. unregistered

For one... Verizon Employees, what? Secondly, what makes you think that we aren't able to get one? Verizon's service is more expensive and the Dare is the same price as the iPhone "3G", so I don't know what you're talking about. Finally, the Chinese store with the cheap knock offs has no relation to Verizon "Employees" hating on the iPhone. A Chinese store with cheap knockoffs does the community a favor by making clones and selling them for extremely reasonable prices because people can't afford the iPhone. I don't know what you're getting at here.

64. unregistered

It's so funny how people take so much stuff personally. I am a VZW employee. I have friends with the iphone and I have had my fair share of devices. it's all personal opinion. Me, I wouldn't own one. Buisness functionality wise, iPhone is sub-par. Media wise its a great device. The nice thing that comes from stuff like this is there is always a company wanting to make something better. Who benefits from it. all of us. So people can hate, people can enjoy but in the end none of us really care how much of a hater you wanna be.

65. unregistered

(Writer of comment 63) I didn't say I was a hater..., Check what comment I'm replying to. I found it offensive because he didn't know what he was talking about and he's being an ignorant idiot. Also, I found his comment about "Chinese stores" offensive, because he calls them "cheap knockoffs which they are in a sense, but they also try to implement their own ideas if possible and make it easier to get. A cheap knockoff is good when your income cannot afford luxuries.

66. unregistered

you do realize verizon passed on the iphone dont you? PS all you Apple geeks should probably look into getting a life and not focus all your energy and life on what your almighty apple does

68. unregistered

My bad, I meant I was the writer of comment 69 XD

72. unregistered

I like the iphone, but I prefer windows mobile. Not everyone's jealous of it heh. My brother has an iphone, gonna trade for the 3g too, but I really like the touchflo interface and the slideout keyboard of the raphael/pro, as I didn't like the onscreen keyboards of the iphone.

75. unregistered

I know... Stupid. Like when they passed up on Michael Jordan in the draft. Stupid

79. unregistered

YOU need to check your facts. Prior to the launch of the iPhone Verizon was adding customers at twice the rate as att and their chrn rate was almost half of ATT's. They were on pace to pass them within 3 quarters. Then came the launch of the iPhone and while Verizon's has still beat out ATT in churn and net adds, the numbers are VERY similar. It has been a HUGE turnaround for ATT getting the iPhone. If Verizon had landed it, they would have only increased their numbers, taken lots of defections from ATT and likely would have taken the title on Nation's largest carrier several quarters ago. As it stands ATT is closing the gap every quarter in those categories, and Verizon will not catch them in the forseeable future without any buyouts/mergers with other carriers.

7. unregistered

The touch pro is about 2'' thick. I'll stick with the diamond.

39. unregistered

It is 6mm (little more than 1/8") thicker than the diamond... Not quite 2". And for a real keyboard I'll deal with that MASSIVE girth! It's about half the size of my Apache.

44. unregistered

I think it's more like 8mm thicker, still worth a full qwerty.

9. unregistered

hopefully verizon doesnt change the color of the Diamond and the Pro to white like they did to the Touch, it would jus completely ruin them two phones.

11. unregistered

hmmm...diamond in real life is kinda white...never seen a black diamond before...VZ might make it clear to match the property of the real diamond...haha...teasing.

12. unregistered

so blackberry touch screen????????? i'm so waiting on taht

13. unregistered

Wow I really hope verizon releases info on this phone soon. I was planning to go on july 3rd for the dare but now that this is announced it is a really hard choice. I just emailed them asking questions such as the date and stuff. Just when I thought I would have a normal week waiting for the dare, this bullshit happens. They must be retarded to release this kind of information right before the dare goes on sale in stores.

28. unregistered

Yeah, thats how tech rumors work... Verizon didn't "release" this information, this information got leaked. E-mail won't do you any good since none if its official. Any or all of it could change at a moments notice. As others pointed out, you'll spend your whole life waiting for a next great new phone if you don't just bite the bullet and get one at some point. By the time the VZW Diamond hits HTC will be working on a better one and those details will start to leak. Same with the BB Thunder. It will get released and either BB will already be working on a sucessor or Samsung, LG, Nokia, etc will be waiting in the wings with something even better just a few months down the road. Personally thats part of the reason I just spend the extra $50 to get the one year contract.

19. XxTNTxX

Posts: 12; Member since: May 12, 2008

ya i'm soo glad to hear this news too cuz daamn! for the past month, Ive been obessing about the Touch Pro but was sad cuz it wasnt out for Verizon. I was thinkin about switching carriers but didnt want to leave the great big red service. Now w/ this info, I'm content =)

21. Thomas unregistered

The Thunder in an interesting option but a Qwerty keyboard makes emails and texts a lot easier to compose. I just hope that Verizon doesn't mess around and do the same thing they did last fall with the Touch (i.e. change the color and then release 6 to 8 months too late); because I have bee eligible for my upgrade since last August and I am really looking forward to seeing the Raphael/Touch Pro.

24. Splmonster unregistered

I'm sorry Trevor but the Iphone is the most overrated phone on the market. It lacks so many basic features, yes it does have a fine OS, but still the phone does not offer much. Plus At&T is garbage....

25. Splmonster unregistered

Remember that Verizon is completely changing its ways with just about everything. Most of the new devices will be open-source, and and open to do anything especially Bluetooth file transfer which is already seen in the Dare and Decoy. Verizon is making the necessary changes to make them the best overall carrier. They already had the coverage, they just needed to change ways in the phones. Plus our phone lineup is the best of all the carriers.

26. unregistered

best phone lineup is questionable but i will agree that they are taking steps in the right direction

45. unregistered

ditto, I am interested to see what open-source phones will emerge. Also, the any device, any app deal is pretty exciting (if you're a cell phone junky like me).

53. unregistered

Glad to see the change as a long time Verizon customer. Best line-up, though...come on. I'm always thinking about leaving because of the line-up

27. unregistered

Actually Trevor the IPhone in itself is a knockoff...LG came out with the first touchscreen phone in europe called the prada

83. unregistered

but that is not in america so apple was the first one in america

30. unregistered

I going to get the htc touch pro when it comes to t-mobile. I had verizon before and it sucks compared to t-mobile. Or maybe the new iphone, I haven't decided yet. Hopefully t-mobiles 3g is fast where i live.

36. unregistered

I don't think T-mobile offers 3g at all. By the way they are the worst carrier. Go to Att, at least they are 2nd to last worst carrier

37. sprintrep1 unregistered

correction sir, tmobile 3g is existent in certain parts of the us, theyre trying to expand right now

40. unregistered

You should switch carriers as well.
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