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VZW memo: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders start August 3rd; phone launches August 19th?

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VZW internal menu: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders start August 3rd, phablet launches August 19th?
A tipster claiming to work for Verizon Wireless has written to tell us that the nation's largest carrier has sent out a memo to store employees. According to this missive, Big Red will start accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on August 3rd, the day after the phablet is unveiled by Samsung. Previous rumors suggested that consumers would be able to reserve a Galaxy Note 7 immediately after Tuesday's unveiling.

Tomorrow's Samsung Unpacked event should also include the introduction of a new version of the Gear VR made for the Galaxy Note 7. According to the alleged memo, Verizon stores will get the new headset on August 4th. While the current Gear VR doesn't support the Type-C USB port that will be found on the Galaxy Note 7, the new Gear VR will work with both the Type-C and microUSB ports. It also has a wider 110-degree view versus the 96 degree look that the current model provides.

According to the memo, also on August 4th, Verizon stores will receive wireless charging pads for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Verizon will launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on August 19th based on the internal memo.


We have seen the memo, and while we can't post it to protect the source, it does look legitimate and does say everything in the quote box above.
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