New Verizon phones due out by the end of the year

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New Verizon phones due out by the end of the year
We have received some information from a source within Verizon detailing some new phones that are due out over the next few months. We have listed them below for easy viewing. Thank you "SnapDude"!

LG Chocolate Touch VX8575. This will be Verizon's 4th Chocolate phone (after the VX8500, VX8550 and VX8560) and is expected to have a full touchscreen interface, but we're not sure how close it will resemble the BL40.
BlackBerry Storm 2 9550. We've heard about this for a while now and is expected out by October-November.
Nokia Shade 2705. Basic replacement to the Mirage 2605.
Nokia Twist 7705. This might be the swivel-style phone that has been rumored for months.
Palm Treo 800W. Even though this was released for Sprint last year, Verizon may not have it out until February 2010.
Motorola Entice (or Harmony) W766. Replacement to the W755.
Samsung Rogue U960. Replacement to the Glyde U940 and expected out in August.
Samsung U450. The U450 will feature Verizon Mobile TV service (MediaFLO).
Samsung Strut U440. The long-overdue Strut U440 will have a compact QWERTY keyboard.
Samsung Omnia-II i920. The new Omnia-II is expected to be out by Christmas.

There are also going to be four new PTT devices:
Motorola V860
Samsung Convoy U640
Casio Rock C731
Casio Brigade C741

If you have information about any upcoming phone, please let us know.

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1. mulda71

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

omnia 2 expected "by Christmas"..... ouch. What happened to July? I'll bet the TP2 doesn't get released until next summer... right about when the "TP3" is being advertised.

2. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

your probably right! vzw usually gets them last, just like the palm treo 800W! the phone has been out since LAST year& their not getting it until feb of 2010! WTF! TP2 would be nice to get on VZW, but i bet they'll be the last of the bigger four carriers to get it!!!!

9. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

8 exclamation points in two and a half sentences huh? You know there is this little thing called a period on your keyboard. It's located 2 keys to the right of the M key, directly above the ALT key. If you need further directions let me know and I'll try to be more specific......

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

maybe he just feels really strongly about it.

13. B_Adams

Posts: 24; Member since: May 25, 2009

thee guy was just postn a comment; its not like he was writing an essay and gettn graded.

20. vzwcody

Posts: 14; Member since: May 22, 2009

You have a full keyboard at your finger tips. It's not hard to type a few extra characters to look at least a bit educated. God help you all if you get a desk job that requires you to type something.

63. B_Adams

Posts: 24; Member since: May 25, 2009

That's different. It's a job. Of course you are going to do it right.

3. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

I really hope that the W755 replacement will be available for prepaid.

28. VZWProductTestr

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 03, 2009

I am 100 % certain it will be.

4. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 2009

looking at this line up i proably leave verizon, mainly because no TP2

21. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

You probably work for one of VZW's competitors anyways, xcalibur. So let me get this straight, you would leave a company so close to LTE launch and lock yourself into a 2yr contract because of a WINMO phone? Because we all know that WINMO is NOT the way to go. lol

24. facts&truth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Well, the fact of the matter is, Sprint will have Wimax, Tmobile's 3g when completed will be highest standard in america because of frenqencey and umts,hsdpa, and wcdma, and AT&T is currently updating therir 3g to european stndards which is way faster than american 3g. LTE is GSM based. All AT&T and Tmobile has to do at that time is minor updates which will leap frog into LTE. Verizon has to build a whole new GSM base factor in which you may ecounter the cost there of. Possibly

29. VZWProductTestr

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 03, 2009

Facts & Truth, Your leave out some important information. WiMax will be ahead of LTE by about another 12 months but once LTE launches it will make WiMax look like an endangered species. The data that has been collected shows that LTE is much more faster than WiMax. Now as far as ATT&T goes, I agree with you that they are in fact putting a lot of money in improving their 3G speeds to make them faster than other carriers. However, this is coming at a cost. They're timetable for LTE is expected to launch a minimum of a year after Verizon launches LTE. The infrastructure for Verizon switching to GSM will be no different than what ATT & T and Cingular/Sprint and Nextel have been going through in order to get all of their customers under one network. They all the existing customers of the current carrier to continue to use the existing cell towers and as they come in to upgrade they will either purchase a hybrid device (similar what Verizon will offer with CDMA/GSM) or go completely to GSM depending on the time frame.

31. facts&truth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Yes this is true to an extent. ATT already has the infrastruture for LTE. So, Verizon has to get ahead of the the game because it will take them much longer and a whole lot more money to get into motion because they are cdma and lack the proper infrastruture unlike their co owner Vodafone. And U see what Sprint did. I was reading on Saturday night that when in motion it wont be much of a difference in LTE and WiMax. I looked at some of the speeds that are out right now and compared them to upoming LTE and personally I didn't see a difference except in technology and that it 30% cheaper to build and it wont be a world standard so far.

64. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

So let me get this straight ICanAffordVZW, you probably work for VZW, and you say that WINMO phones are NOT the way to go. So, you most like are a retail sales rep who owns a useless blackberry device... the only thing that blackberry has that winMO doesn't completely trump in every way is BBM. Windows phones have more ram more processing speed, more functionality, are cheaper to run from an IT standpoint for an Exchange server, are easier to develop applications for, and proved at least 100X more customization to the device... but you are right... WINMO phones are totally NOT the way to go.

67. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

I do work for VZW, but I am not a retail sales rep. WINMo devices need more RAM because if they dont have it, then their phones r u n v e r r y s l o w. My last reason why WINMO is not the way to go is that: Name a windows device that is worth its purchase price. Treo? HTC Touch? Diamond? 6900? 6800? 6700? MOTOROLA Q...?lol

5. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

whtas TP2?

6. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

The mighty Touch Pro 2

7. npaulseth

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 06, 2009

The 800w is just a terrible device. I hope plam re-did litterally everything to that phone so that it's nothing like the current 800w. The Treo Pro on the otherhand rocks.

8. EraserXIV

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2009

no date for the chocolate touch? i really hope it measures up with the BL40, WiFi and all.

10. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

I doubt it verizon likes to get rid of those features. I just want to see one chocolate phone actually work properly

18. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

The Chocolate 3 is a great phone, it's lasted for me with no issues since I got it last year.

12. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

I don't believe that the omnia II will be release in December, I think it will come sooner. I think I learned my lesson on trusting phonearena remember that "tipster" who said a July release.. What makes this guy any different from the other one, for all I know it could be the same person who sent that crap. I know I got proof of a July release because I emailed them and they told me they anticipate on selling this month but I think that info was false( proof: under samsung omnia II (i8000))

14. VZWProductTestr

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 03, 2009

I was actually the one who posted some of this information on another site that will remain nameless. Most of the information that was posted over here was accurate....The storm II will be launching around the same time as last year as to allow those unhappy storm users to early upgrade to the new device. I can tell you that this new device will rid your mouth of that vomit taste you get whenever you here the words: "Blackberry Storm". The Omnia II will also have a similar launch date. Also, unless someone else is info that I do not, the Samsung 450 will not feature MediaFlo. However, the new PTT Samsung Convoy will. Also the Touch Pro 2 will be released but because of software issues we may be looking at January. At the same time it all depends on competitive advantage so it may be launched at the same time Sprint does. Any questions, ask away

15. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

Thank you for the information. The FCC site lists the Samsumg U450 as supporting MediaFLO.

16. EraserXIV

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2009

does the samsung rouge look like it's going to be released early august or late august? also do you have any info on its size, particularly its thickness?

17. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 2009

lol i know what site it was.... verizon needs to stop launching their phones like the touch pro2 so far behind their competitors

19. ckeegan

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 20, 2005

First of all, this list was supposed to be comprised of "low to mid-range handsets", so it's makes sense that the TP2 isn't on the list. Also, no other carrier has released the TP2 in the US yet, and T-Mobile is the only one with a semi-confirmed release date. Therefore, don't assume Verizon will be that far behind everyone else. After all, the Tour was released by Verizon at the same time as other carriers, and the Snap (Ozone) was released around the same time as other carriers too, but Verizon's version is superior to all of them, since it is the only one with CDMA/GSM capabilities.

23. facts&truth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

The GSM is only for out of the country travel. Why is bigred so superior, then why were they the 2nd largest for 4 years. Not to mention they are co owned by Europoe's Vodaphone which is GSM.

25. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Why is the o2 coming out so late? So that email they sent me of a July release was fony? I am not waiting that long for that phone, and who are you work behind the scene of verizon?

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