Upcoming phones for Verizon make an appearence

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Upcoming phones for Verizon make an appearence
It appears that the release is right around the corner for a handful of phones for Verizon Wireless. We first heard of the LG Clout VX8370 last year when it passed through the Bluetooth approval and then through the FCC site, as it would replace the aging VX8360. But for features we're hearing that not much has changed, as it remains a flip-phone with a 2" internal QVGA display, 1.7" external display, 1.3MP (or 2MP) camera, microSDHC memory card slot, and front music player buttons. Pricing is expected to be under $100 with a 2-year contract, and it will require a data plan just like the VX8360. Next up is the Samsung Intensity II U460, which recently made an appearence in a Verizon catalog and with a dummy unit showing up at a Best Buy store. As the name implies, the Samsung Intensity II U460 will be a replacement to the original Samsung Intensity U450, and will be offered in two colors: Metallic Blue and Deep Gray. Features include the sliding QWERTY keyboard, 2MP camera, 1x data, and microSD memory card slot. Best Buy is expected to sell it for $1 with a 2-year contract, though no word yet on what Verizon's price will be. After that is the Salute F350, which will be Verizon's first phone from the manufacture ZTE. This 1x device is expected to have a hidden sliding keypad, 1.3MP camera, microSD memory card and Bluetooth. Pricing of the Salute should be under $50. Last but not least is the Samsung Haven U320, which will be a replacement to the Samsung Knack U310, though the only real difference here appears to be its appearence with a monochromatic dark gray. The Samsung Haven will be a basic flip phone designed with ease of use in mind – large number keys, voice commands and dedicated emergency calling buttons. “Lifestyle applications” round off the features, with reminder alarms, fitness app, and stress relieving music. There is also no camera or memory card slot, but that was to be expected. The Haven should be around $40 with 2-year contract.

So there you have it. Are any of these phones enough to get you excited, or are you going with a smartphone, such as the Motorola DROID X MB810, Motorola DROID 2 A995, or the Samsung Fascinate?


                       LG Clout VX8370                          Samsung Intensity II in Metallic Blue          Samsung Intensity II in Deep Gray


                Verizon Salute F350 by ZTE                            Samsung Haven U320

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20 Comments

1. bannerboy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 22, 2010

The Clout data plan is optional and as of now is only offered thro aithorized agents

2. LordZoid

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 22, 2010

Come on Verizon, this is the best you can offer? Verizon is like the GM of cell phones. They offer nothing except a large network. Out of the 4 carriers Verizon is always lagging on the selection of phones. The new trend is with the smartphones. They make it sound like a big deal and offer 3G phones in limited supply, yet their rolling out 4G at the end of the year but offer no 4G phones. How about a HTC EVO phone ? Ya, we know you have a reliable network, but your phones selection suck.

8. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

This seems like a comment from 2+ years ago. Verizon has the best selection of Smartphones. They have every Smartphone OS that exists in the United States, besides the iPhone, which is only on one carrier. They have the largest selection of Android phones, the best Palm WebOS phones out, top notch Blackberries, and some of the best Windows Mobile phones around. Not everyone wants a smartphone, so that is what the phones in this article are for. And I'm not sure if you realize this, but Sprint had a 4G network for well over 6 months before they had their first 4G phone. Verizon will be launching their LTE network soon and is expected to have LTE phones some time in the first half of 2011, on about the same schedule.

13. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Its like he thinks that this is Verizon's total phone inventory. He must not have a TV in his house to see all the Droid commercials that are on now.

14. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

wow what an idiot. lol you need to get out of the house lordzoid. but then again, there are alot of ignorent people on this site, and alot of noobs that have no idea what the hell they're talking about and should probably read up a little more before they speak out

19. elpuser

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

lol you know better than to jump on verizon like that, or these guys will jump on you like white on rice, and its over for you, lol fanboys.

20. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

I am happy to see some lower end phones being launched. Tons of people come in and DON'T want a smartphone, especially older people. VZW has tons of great smartphones and they need to also broaden their lower end phone line up.

3. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Droid Incredible, Droid X, Droid 2, whatever the Galaxy variant will be called....4 smartphones in about three months isn't enough for you? Not everyone wants a smartphone dude. And why release a 4G phone without the network to support it? Just so we can pay an extra $10 a month for nothing like EVO owners on Sprint? No thanks.

4. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Dude just to fill you in Verizon kills people on money and you see these basic phones they have to have a data plan that cost hmmmm oh yeah $10....when the internet on them suck. Even when you pay $10 extra dollars for the EVO its still so much cheaper than Verizon. When Verizon comes out with LTE you think they will be generous enough to only charge $10 a month........lets see nope. It will def be more. So with that being said your right the other phones they came out with are really good phones but please dont try and diss EVO owners unless you can back it up thanks

5. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Verizon kills people on money? Please define that. Only ONE of the phones in this article requires a data plan. $29.99 for unlimited data. Yea might be a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. I have had verizon for over six years now and NEVER had a complaint about their service. EVER. Verizons rates are similar, if not exact to AT&T and I'm sure not too much higher than Sprint. If verizon was like $50 more per month on average I'm sure there would be complaints and verizon would have the reputation it does now. And as far as your CLAIM verizon will charge more than $10 extra for 4G, you have absolutely no proof of that. So try and use numbers that exist. Don't tell me to back up anything I say when you are using your predictions as your fact. I never dissed EVO owners. I just refuted the OPs call for a 4G phone on verizon. I don't like paying for something I don't get. The EVO is a great phone but why should it's owners be charged for 4G that they don't get?

7. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

I will be the first to say that Verizon has the absolute best coverage hands down...I work for Verizon and can tell you that every phone has to have a data plan on it unless it is the most basic phone you can find. 29.99 data plans are for smartphones 9.99 is for all the other phones that is a fact my friend. Your right about me making a prediction on 4g data prices but the only reason I think it will be higher is cause Verizon not only beats Sprint with reliability they also beat them in prices lol. Yeah you do get what you pay for and I have had sprint for over 5 years and honestly never had receiption problems ever and i like to travel around the U.S.A lol. Not here to prove you wrong just dont agree with your statements. Oh and one more thing it is funny to pay 10 for premium data service (4G) and not have it but hey im not complaining maybe it will help them build it faster lol

9. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

I stand corrected. Totally forgot about the $10 data I had with my Dare. Honestly I didnt even have beef with you. I was after "Captain Everybody wants a smartphone" LordZoid. I hate people that make very broad generalized statements, which are their own opinion, and try to pass it off as fact in an argument. And then to say that Verizon's selection sucks? HA They have been exponentially better in the last year and a half. To me the carrier that needs to start adding phones is AT&T. Not that I give a rats ass but if hes gonna attack a carrier it should be them. Bottom line, competition is the best thing. Hopefully we all continue to benefit from it. By the way I finally did check out Sprints plans...They are really good. Especially the lower minute, data included plans. I think in the future I wont bash them as hard as I have in the past. Just something about Verizon keeps me hooked.

6. c3money88

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Ya sprint is deff cheaper and right now has no plans to go to tiered data unlike verizon. Im not saying sprint wont eventually follow but for not sprint is the better deal and value. My brother inlaw and sister actually switched from verizon to sprint last nigh. He planned on getting the evo because even with the extra 10$ there plan would still be 50$ cheaper than verizon. The Evo of course is back order so they put him on the waiting list but they also told him in a year sprint 4g(wimax) would be nationwide. Of course lte is faster but sprint has talked about upgrading so i personally believe they will. By the way im a verizon customer so im not showing favorites here..

10. ChimpinHard

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 22, 2010

I agree that Sprint is cheaper but Verizon is the largest and most dependable, hands down. And what do you mean by Nationwide? Obviously more than 30 cities but I have family in South Dakota and I would be shocked if they have 4G in a year. There is a reason Verizon is the largest and that they charge higher rates. Once they can start carrying ample supply of their smartphones I anticipate that their customer base will grow even further.

11. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Lord Zoid is a moron. These are cheap phones for basic people wanting nothing but talk and/maybe text. Why put out 4G phones when there's no 4G network? Just because Sprint sells a "4G" phone, yet has no 4G network nationwide, doesn't mean every other carrier has to do it. Nothing on the Sprint or Evo fans, but where I live, you don't even have a solid 3G network, and 4G doesn't exist. So, you can be $50 cheaper a month than Verizon or AT&T, but when you have no service, I guess saving money is pointless.

12. c3money88

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I cant really elabortate on what the rep. meant by nationwide...i agree with the same thoughts as you

15. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Verizon's featurephone/3G multimedia phone selection is pretty lackluster TBH. The Reality is nice, but I liked the Rogue better. And the Envy Touch is meh. Its cool that Verizon is adding some really great smartphones, but it'd be nice if they added to their selection of non-smartphones.

16. joey18

Posts: 681; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

shiete phones

17. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The Haven will be able to receive pix messages even through it doesn't have a camera. So grandma can get pix of the grandkids. Kind of neat, though not totally revolutionary.

18. ILovePhones11

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 23, 2010

I think the Intensity II will be totally cool (by what it can do )

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