Leaked Verizon road map reveals launch dates for HTC One and Motorola Moto X

Leaked Verizon road map reveals launch dates for HTC One and Motorola Moto X
In our in-box on Wednesday morning, we found a leaked internal memo sent by one of our loyal readers. Once we saw that it was a road map for Verizon, we got very excited. As you might realize, this is a treasure trove of information that includes launch dates for some of the most anticipated handsets for the nation's largest mobile carrier. Starting on July 25th,  Big Red will be introducing the LG Exalt. According to the road map, this phone will offer the largest display on a basic flip phone and will feature outstanding sound quality. This probably isn't one of the models that you were looking for. Don't worry, just read on.

On August 1st, the long awaited HTC One will launch for Verizon, making it the last of the big four carriers to offer the phone in the states. Two weeks later, the Samsung Convoy 3 will be released to replace the Samsung Convoy 2. This is a featurephone that is built to military specifications allowing it to be dust, shock, vibration and temperature proof.

The Motorola Moto X will launch from Verizon on August 23rd. From what we know about the phone, those ordering it online will be able to pick a color for the back cover and another color for the trim. The phone can also be engraved on the back. However, if you go into a retailer to buy the phone, you will have to buy a standardized version in black. On August 29th, the Samsung Stellar for prepaid customers will be available.

If you're a Verizon customer, August 1st and August 23rd will be two of the most important dates in the second half of the year. It looks like the Motorola DROID RAZR Ultra, Motorola DROID MAXX and Motorola DROID RAZR M Ultra will be coming to market no earlier than September.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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40 Comments

40. rmac

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 04, 2010

Dear Verizon, I have been a faithful customer for several years, and throughout my upgrading experiences with you, I have consistently been totally let down several times when it comes to HTC products. The original Incredible launches - backordered for months due to lack of components. Incredible 2 launches - LCD technology downgrade and similar processing power, shouldn't even have launched the thing. Droid Incredible 4g LTE - delayed for months, launched beyond any point of popularity, phone flopped. Droid DNA - Delayed, again awesome phone, delayed delayed delayed. HTC One - denied launch, realized potential, tries to capitalize on mistake, delayed delayed. What the hell marketing strategy are you trying to use? If I were HTC, I'd have my entire legal team up your backside trying to reclaim lost sales that you're trying to gain by selling off your dated crappy flopped phones that nobody wants to buy. Why not subsidize the older phones at free or nominal pricing and release the latest technology ON TIME for once? For all of us users who are "stuck" with Verizon for sake of existing contract or work purposes, what incentive do I have to wait around to get stuck with another 2 year contract for a price break 8 months after the initial launch on other networks? It's not just "The Network." Mobile internet technology download speeds on any 4g network are beyond what is necessary for a smartphone anyway, plus with a 2gb limit on most plans, you don't really need that kind of download speed in the first place, unless of course your intention is to rip the shirts off of your users backs for downloading one Netflix video. Moral of the story is you're clearly drunk on your image of being the best, and should honestly sober up before you go bankrupt trying to catch up with your loans to develop your next generation 4g network. I have been eligible for an "upgrade," i.e. a 2 year prison sentence with your accursed network, and though the One will 'potentially' be announced Aug. 15th, which heaven forbid Verizon ever delay a launch, because that never happens ever, I've quite had enough waiting for old technology to get a red housing and slapped with a giant VERIZON logo all over the red buttons. Why not just including a hat, tshirt and car flag with every smartphone purchase? Maybe you could subsidize your phones by giving everyone a pair of stupid black bordered glasses and we can walk around saying "Can you hear me now?" Well that guy is now a customer, that customer is me, and I'm asking you if you can hear us now?

38. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

LG Exalt feature phone was to be there on the 25th and it is now the 29th and is not on the Verizon site. Just say'in how trust worthy these leaked memos are. Have to wait and see if the HTC One and the MOTO X arrive on time.

35. mk7se

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Foiled again!!! There will be no One on 8/1. The road map is a false leak. If it were true, where are the Moto phones on the "leak" that are now available for pre-order? Where is the LG Exalt, that was supposed to launch today? Sorry, but the One will not be coming anytime soon.

36. grokr

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

I agree with you 100%. I was hoping the roadmap was real but I guess anyone can throw together a powerpoint slide to get everyone excited.

34. pokerjoe150

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

OK i usually don't post or like to start rumors, but today I ran into an old friend of mine that works for Verizon we got talking about my upgrade which just became available today and she asked what phone I was looking for and I told her the HTC One. She smiled and winked at me and said wait till August 1st it will be here. I have known her for a long time and she is a district manager so I have no reason to doubt that it is true.

33. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

who cares. HTC has a way of wow'ing you for the first week & then you are wanting to move on to the next. HTC hasn't done anything worth investigating imo since the original EVO. Motorola...same thing. Hopefully Google's influence on Moto can change the tide. Right now, it's about Samsung and Apple...i'd even say Nokia at this point.

30. vzwsantaclara

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Since I work for a Verizon Retail store I thought I would give some feedback. All these dates that are swarming around online are purely just rumors. If the HTC One was coming out next month (August 2013) we would be able to pre-order them through our activation system, Eroes or Vision which we are not. This device is not available for pre-order yet nor does it have an official release date. I hope this helps some people out...The only thing that is official is that the HTC One is coming, but most likely will not be in August. Verizon has always taken pre-orders for phone release at least a month in advance, with a phone like the HTC ONE, why would it change? You're likely to see it in September, we still do not have an official launch date and Verizon Customer Care cannot legally relinquish unofficial information over the phone, it is against their policy and agents can and will get fired if they do so.

31. thomasjackvzw

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I work for vzw also and that screen capture sure looks like an official Verizon road map to me?

28. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

By the time the Verizon releases the HTC One there'll be a New york press conference for the HTC Two/ One A/ One +/ or whatever they're next-next flagship phone is.

24. JMartin22

Posts: 2422; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Why should anyone even care about the HTC One anymore? It came out in the beginning of the year. Now nearly 3/4 into the year, there are better devices on the verge of being announced.

18. SirrJonathan

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Now when you gents say the HTC One, are you speaking of the HTC Butterfly S ?

21. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Nope. HTC One, 4 months late. Verizon was at one point planning to release the Butterfly S as a Droid, but I think they changed their plans.

26. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Not at all, just the One. The Butterfly S will be a DNA replacement most likely

16. noles22

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

So coming from an Iphone 5 on Verizon, the question is Galaxy S4 or HTC One for Verizon's network?

17. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Moto X.

20. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Coming from an iP5, I think you'd be pretty happy with the quality of the One, but yes, check out the Moto X too.

27. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Metal build, front speakers, great low light camera, and smaller LCD display with a minimalist UI and a few good features; or a plastic build, rear speakers, great day camera, and larger AMOLED display with a heavy UI and a lot of features, some good some not so well done. The GS4 will probably get faster updates, but they both should be supported for the same amount of time (unless you get into rooting and flashing ROMs, then it shouldn't matter). Your pick, choose what suits you best. My advice would be to get some hands on time in stores to see which UI you like best, then go from there.

4. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Nothing shocking here. Instead of vzw getting the LG G2 they'll be getting the LG Exalt... -_-

7. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

But it's the biggest display ever on a basic flip phone! That's HUGE!

10. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

The Samsung Alias 2 had a 2.6" main screen -- btw, people with bad eyesight need larger displays to accomodate the bigger font size. In Japan, flip phones had 3" displays for many years. It would be nice if that flip phone was thin (less than 0.5") and had a 3.2 MP shooter. No everyone needs a smart phone and that phone woud be great for the prepaid $35 a month if it came with 3G speeds.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'd rather see a good sized qwerty with a nice screen than a flip phone. I dread the day my retired parents are forced to buy smartphones, but they do need a good keyboard.

12. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Check out ths linkhttp://www.gizmag.com/sharp-flip-top-swivel-screen-mobile-phone-launches-in-japan/9604/ The flip phone came out in 2008; it had 3.3" screen, you could watch tv in landscape mode, and it had 5.2 MP shooter. Japan has far more advanced flip phones than in the US. As for qwerty keyboard on Verizon flip phones, the Alias used electronic ink to display keyboard in landscape mode. Unfortunately, the Zeal was just a rebadged Alias 2. Had Samsung upgraded the spec's on the Zeal, it would have created a new market.

19. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

My previous phone, the Samsung Rogue, had specs like a (2008) smartphone. Full qwerty, 3" WVGA AMOLED (300 ppi!). They stopped making quality feature phones like that because the margins were too low.

3. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Oh must be nice Verizon alwaays getting the latest moto set

23. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Oh must be nice, every other carrier getting the latest from Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Nokia, etc. months before Verizon, if they get them at all.

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Of course Verizon gets the x phone first while the rest ofvus have too wait for the real X PHONE without the droid logo.

5. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

What are you complaining about? Vzw is usually the last one to release a phone that all the other carriers have had in the market for at least a month....Look at the HTC One is not even out on vzw and the other carriers have had it for a few months now.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Not true. Then explain y Verizon gets a phone with a bigger screen? Not every don't want too be on Verizon with their outrages plan price.

22. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Some don't have a choice due to no/spotty coverage, so we lose out on the phones the rest of the world seems to get (between AT&T & T-Mobile). You're missing out on a couple phone models, Verizon customers miss out on most of them,and if they do get them they're radically changed to make them a Verizon exclusive, most of the time dropping key features available on other carriers. You want it, get Verizon, if that's not an option, tough. I would've loved to give the One or the Nexus 4 a try, but no luck in my area. Just be thankful you have a choice of carriers, many don't.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Where does it say that? For all we know, Aug. 23 is the launch day for all carriers.

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