UPDATED: Verizon alerts employees about new devices launching really soon

UPDATED: Verizon alerts employees about new devices launching really soon
What appears to be internal communications meant for Verizon employees eyes only has been leaked. The big "Verizon red" letters spell out "New Devices Launching Soon" with the word "Really" being added in black ink just before the word soon. It all adds up to an effort by Big Red to get the troops excited about whatever new handsets Verizon is about to drop on its customers. Based on all of the recent activity, we would imagine that one of the new devices would be incredible-the HTC Incredible, that is. We recently reported that the Incredible is now listed on Verizon's InfoManager which brings it one step closer to your hands.

Since Verizon used the plural form of the word "device", we can assume that more than one handset will be launched soon. Among the possible suspects would be the Nexus One, the BlackBerry 9650 (either called the Tour2 or the Bold), or maybe it will be something that has been off the radar screen. If we put our detective caps on, we remember that the Nexus One name was claimed by the family of Author Philip K. Dick to have been stolen from Dick's novel, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?". In the book, the androids were called Nexus-6. Note that the box in the Verizon memo has the words "Top Secret Code Name: 6".  If we have cracked the code correctly, it could be a couple of very tasty Android handsets making their way to Verizon customers "Really" soon.

HTC Incredible Preliminary Specifications
RIM BlackBerry Tour2 9650 Preliminary Specifications
HTC Nexus One CDMA Specifications

source: BGR

UPDATE: It looks like another slide has leaked (this time reportedly from a BestBuy presentation), providing some more info about what we should expect from these upcoming handsets. The good news is that we see the HTC Incredible is listed with an April 29 release date, so it can't get any better, can it? Other BestBuy launches are the LG Cosmos on April 25 and Samsung Reality on April 22, as well as the mysterious LG 5600PP on the 25th.

via: MobileCrunch



1. Rigg3L

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

Woohoo!! Please be the Nexus One!!!

6. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Phones that will Launch: Nexus One, HTC Incredible,LG VS740 (Android), LG VS750 (Windows), LGVX-8370 and BB Bold aka Tour2 9650. Those are all the phones me and the partners have worked on chipsets for.

18. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

The "VS" in the model number isnt a Verizon Model, our have always been "VX". I confirmed the Incredible and and the VX-8370 but the other phones arent listed. Id say 6 is to throw you off.

21. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

One is going to a phone that is made by Sharp from Microsoft...I believe that will be the project pink phone that everyone is referring to. The others will obviously be the Incredible, Nexus One, 2 LG phones for Android and Windows, and I would guess a new BlackBerry to complete the picture. Good time to be a big red customer! Ready for my Incredible!

24. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Actually if you check in your guys program called: VIA ? I think it is: papajay224 you will see that the VS is clearly in there. and it will show Verizon has them on order with that model number.

34. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

We did just get the VN-250 (cosmos) so it is possible there switchin it up

35. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I am not sure about model numbers, but I have a friend that works for Verizon that confirmed this in whatever Verizon's Inventory system is called. VS740 and VS750. I told him to forward me screen shots, which I hope he will. To top it off we finished all the chipsets at my company months ago. So these phones are being released at any time. They usually launch 4-8 months after we are done and have them sent to the manafacturer.

37. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

VS may be new since these are Smartphones hence the "s" and not the "x", we have yet to see a smartphone from LG so hopefully this is it. I'm also hoping LG goes capacitive and ditches resistive LG and Samsung seem to be holding on to that for some reason....that's for the correction gentlemen.

42. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

*UPDATE* Looks like Samsung is in the Game with 2 Identicle phones in 2 colors! Im not posting any official model numbers or release dates because I love my job.

2. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

Lol that last sentence makes no sense

3. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

My guess would be that the 6 means six devices. The three mentioned make sense. Also, the replacement for the Rogue is coming shortly, as well as a LG windows phone. Thats 5. Not sure what the sith one is, mabe the replacement for the LG 8360.

38. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Your talking about the Reality that look like the Rouges replacementrigth rigth? Well I dougth the Reality is the Rouge replacement because the Reality has a 3" screen and the Rouge has a 3.1" AMOLED screen and the Reality dosent that would b a step back don't you think.

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

6=2? huh? what does that last sentence mean?!?!? god who writes for this website seriously..because your lack of education makes me wanna give you money to go finish elementary school.

7. spk

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

what they mean is...included in these supposed "six phones" would be "a couple of very tasty Android handsets" (aka 2 out of the 6 are the andoid phones we've been anticipating) the Nexus One and HTC Incredible

5. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If the six really means six devices, my vote is for the NexusOne, HTC Incredible, BB Bold, Microsoft Pink, and the Rogue replacement & LG WinMo phones mentioned by BrokenImage. Some other sites are predicting the CDMA iPhone but considering they're not supposed to begin production on them until September, I think that's highly unlikely. Personally I think the CDMA iPhones are for the Asian markets where CDMA is used and VZW's iPhone will be one of the first LTE handsets. That's my lil bit of Nostradomus, we'll see how it shakes out.

11. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Maybe it'll be one of Microsoft's Project Pink phones?

23. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

Agreed. It is leaking out on Microsoft blogs and other technology websites. I called a Tech Support manager at Verizon a week ago and he said they're testing a new phone from Sharp that runs on a Microsoft OS that is definitely not Windows. Unless its a major curveball, he had to be referring to Project Pink since Sharp is making the phones and its passed the FCC

8. Kblakeshot

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 05, 2010

Believe me guys... YOU DO NOT want the Nexus One. I work Tech Support/Customer Care for that phone and it has HUGE problems. The touchscreen sucks, the volume on the phone is super low, the battery is horrible, the paint comes off, the 3G consistency is no where to be found, and the power button WILL fail you and quit working. The phone is EXCELLENT when you have a device that works flawlessly.... too bad there are only about 1 of those for every 10 devices.

9. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008


10. Iphoneluv

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

There is.......... It's called an IPhone!!

15. mthoren68

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

"Iphoneluv?" Get a life, fanboy.

25. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

I wouldn't get the Nexus One. I have seen too many bad things about it in reviews and posts, but the Incredible is getting a lot of praise from what I can tell. That will definitely be the phone that I get.

12. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

yeah they said that it was top secret phones coming out lol

27. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

I bet its the Incredible, Nexus One, and Project Pink...Incredible and N1 people already know about through all the leaks about it here. A Technical Support Manager I spoke with last week said they're testing a new phone made by Sharp with an OS from Microsoft that isn't Windows...curious that the FCC approved a device with the same description for Verizon back in February and Microsoft has said their first Project Pink phones will be made by Sharp...put two and two together and you have...whatever that secret phone is they're testing that the Tech Support Manager told me about.


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The Incredible isnt listed in infomanager...

17. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Yes it is its under device management, no picture is listed but its listed under Model ADR6300

14. mthoren68

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

"Confirmation" on Android Forums of a 4/25 or 4/29 launch at the latest for the Incredible. That phone is going to be the shit. Differences between that and the N1: -INC has Sense UI, N1 has stock -N1 has noise-canceling second mic -INC has second flash -N1 is 5MP camera, INC is 8MP -N1 has track ball, INC has optical -N1 only buy online with very limited customer support, INC online and in stores -N1: NE2 and corporate discounts likely not applicable The INC is going to beat the N1 all to hell and back.

16. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Wooww you have alot of info on this phone....so can you break down the comparison between the INC and the EVO. Im curious to see how close they are to each other.

19. mthoren68

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

Big differences: -EVO 4.3" WVGA vs. INC 3.7" AMOLED -Both have Sense UI -Both 8MP, plus EVO will have front-facing camera -EVO has HDMI output -EVO has built-in hotspot, don't know about INC Screen size, screen type and front-facing camera are the meaningful differences. For me 4.3" is just more to crack, the INC will be more vibrant, I'm not going to Skype on my cell phone so I don't care about the front-facing camera, and I'm not going to do anything on my cell that I would want to HDMI. Some people might have use for these differences. For me, I am going with whatever is on Verizon. AT&T and Sprint have sucked for me, Verizon has been excellent. Good service, better signal more places. If the EVO was on VZW and the INC on Sprint, I would get the EVO. People are going to get caught up in all these little technical differences. To me it's pointless, it's just a bunch of stuff geeks talk about to try and one-up each other over who has the better phone. Few of those differences are significant to most people that they would ever notice. I do notice that I can barely get a Sprint signal in my house, but VZW is strong. I notice where I can use my phone and my friends can't. EVO/Desire/Incredible, they're all close enough for me, I go with the network. I don't put the N1 in there because I'm not doing a phone I can only get online, period.

20. Iphoneluv

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

Yawn....... I'm sure you vzw fanboy, Iphone wannabe's will be labeling this the next Iphone killer too. So Sad!! Did I mention YAWN!!

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