News coming from Verizon Wireless

News coming from Verizon Wireless
According to Engadget Mobile, LG’s upcoming touchscreen phone, the VX9600 Versa, will be available with the carrier in March, along with HTC’s business-oriented QWERTY-less marvel, the Touch Diamond. In addition, Verizon’s business users will have the opportunity to try out the CDMA version of the BlackBerry Flip, the 8230, which will also come with Wi-Fi support. However, it is still unknown exactly when RIM’s device will hit the market.

More good news coming - in mid-March, the Big Red is about to cut the price of the Samsung Omnia to $99 on contract. Still, it isn't certain whether this would be a temporary discount or a permanent one. And finally, the carrier is said to launch a device, which will be “unlike anything anyone has seen before”. Now, it’s obvious that Verizon has gone a little too far here, but this only makes it more intriguing to see what more is there to come.

source: EngadgetMobile

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15 Comments

1. SDAlpha1510

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 09, 2009

ABOUT TIME, seriously!... Verizon falls far short about their high end touch phones in my opinion, I have been cruising along with no contact since October just waiting for them to get a decent touch phone. Although the omnia and the storm are nice, but not good enough. I am very excited to see what the last comment is all about. Personally I keeping a bit reserved because its quite possible it will be an enormous let down like some random puerperal instead of a phone. All that said ,if its a phone please GOD let it be a high end touch screen!

2. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

How would a high end touch screen be "like nothing you've ever seen"? They're a dime a dozen now. My bet is on that silly Pantech swivel phone that we've been seeing with VZ branding.

6. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

"How would a high end touch screen be "like nothing you've ever seen"? They're a dime a dozen now." Thats exactly what I think of the pre.

3. Bored_Shitless

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 16, 2009

they are supposedly going to start carrying laptops and netbooks.

4. soul0ne

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

It just might be some sort of android phone.

7. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

I don't know if I'd put that in the "unlike anything anyone has seen before" category either. A. Its supposed to be the Vaio P which has been out for awhile and short of being a bit smaller really isn't that revolutionary and has mostly been met with mild amusement. B. That practice is starting to be fairly common. They've been doing it with Dells and HPs for awhile now. Obviously its just a marketing phrase and is going to disappoint regardless but I'd guess its going to be a odd (useless) form factor on a cellphone.

5. soul0ne

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

It just might be some sort of android phone.

8. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

No it will not be somesort of Android Phone.... VZW is not part of the Open handset alliance

13. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Yes they are

14. bokfu74

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

No, they're not. But One of the parent corps (Vodafone) is. They support LiMo. http://www.openhandsetalliance.com/oha_members.html

9. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Engadget has a VZW photo of the upcoming phones now. It adds the Nokia Intrigue which looks just enough unlike other phones on the market that VZ's promo people might consider it "unlike anything you've seen" but would certainly be a disappointment if thats it. http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/02/12/verizons-touch-diamond-versa-intrigue-and-pearl-8230-take- a/

10. Bored_Shitless

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 16, 2009

It's........the money you could be saving with Geico

12. westbank504

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 23, 2009

lmao!!! Brilliant!!

11. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

-Can u hear me now? -No, but i just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico!

15. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It's going to be... an iphone... with 3.2 cam, copy/paste, MMS, video capture, removable battery;) No one's ever seen that!!

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