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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1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

lol there TEC increasing wow

8. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

So if Verizon gets the moto x on august 23rd that means everyone else should get it before the end of July, right?

15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It means that everyone gets it last December.

13. tll84

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

i saw the tec increase too....far more interesting point imo as i am waiting to see what the nexus 5 looks like. suffering thru a thunderbolt and havent been impressed at all with htc since i made the mistake of getting the thunderbolt, so never excited about the one, and after all that hype the moto x looks to be a mid range handset (correct me if im wrong about that).

37. grech03

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

Yeah, it's going up $1.01 if you have warranty/TEC. $3.00 for just warranty (instead of $1.99) and $8 for TEC (instead of $6.99). I can't post links but if you go to vzw .com /tec the prices are already posted there.

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: 247; 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

29. pomplemousse

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 11, 2013


9. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

1) You dont know that that isn't the standardized launch date. Nothing else has been said. 2) Its already been confirmed, if i'm not mistaken, that the X on verizon won't be a droid branded phone, so no droid logo...

25. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

What makes you think they're getting it first? We haven't seen any other release dates for carriers, at least to my knowledge, so what's the problem? When a device is available on all major carriers in the U.S, Verizon is usually the last to get it; the Galaxy S4 and One both ended up last on Verizon, with the One still not available. I wouldn't expect this to be different. Also, the Moto X isn't a Droid phone.

32. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Yes I know that but they PAY MOTOROLA too get it first and who knows if the X phone will release on the same day that's what I'm worried bout

39. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You're 100% wrong about Verizon branding the Moto X. That's what the droid mini is for.

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.

4. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; 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: 4744; 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: 4744; 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: 4744; 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.

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: 4744; 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.

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: 4744; 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

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