Verizon Holilday lineup leak reappears, confirms Samsung Nexus Prime for Big Red

Verizon Holilday lineup leak reappears, confirms Samsung Nexus Prime for Big Red
Yesterday, a curious little document representing a possible Verizon Holiday season lineup leaked out, but it was so full of typos, we doubted it was the real deal. Today though, a very similar one, this time correctly spelled and sent to a Verizon employee, confirmed the first one for probably the most interesting part - the Samsung Prime is set to replace the Samsung Droid Charge this Holiday season.

And you know why that’s interesting, don’t you - the Droid Charge is an LTE-enabled device, which might mean the Samsung Nexus Prime will support LTE as well. The Prime is expected to be the first device sporting the upcoming Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but it's also pin-pointed to be Verizon's main Android competitor to the upcoming iPhone 5 and to different flavors of the Galaxy S II across US carriers. Previously, rumors have claimed that the Nexus Prime will come exclusive on Big Red. If we listen closely to what the rumor mill churns, we'd be able to discern the release date of the Nexus Prime, expected to be somewhere between November 17th to November 24th.

The other juicy part of yesterday’s leak, was the HTC ThunderBolt 2, aka the HTC Vigor, coming to succeed the original ThunderBolt. Sadly, it’s nowhere to be seen in this now document, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t arrive on Big Red eventually.

The rest of the mentioned devices include the full QWERTY Samsung Stratosphere, which is taking the baton from the Samsung Fascinate. The all-new BlackBerry Curve 9370 succeeds the Curve 3G, but you already knew  that if you looked at the initial Verizon roadmap leak coming from a Best Buy employee.

source: Droid-life

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57 Comments

1. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Also missing is the LG Enlighten, which has leaked all over the place (including the VZW fall catalogue!) and should be taking the reins from the Ally, while the Illusion takes over for the Vortex. I don't believe this is a complete list of new devices. Unless what this REALLY means is that the Vigor is coming sooner than the holiday season.

17. wellduh unregistered

HTC Vigor suppose to be coming out Oct. 6 so yea thats before the holiday season

19. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Phonearena is famous for photoshop pics. LOL What a joke! Is it really that boring there. The "we are hiring" pop-up gets old too. :)

2. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

Damn Verizon upgrade feature phone to smartphone ends this month. Might have to get Droid bionic

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Still a really, really good device from reviews I have read. Maybe the Prime makes it within 30 day return period?

5. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Its 14 day now.... :(

15. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

It's 14 to back out of the agreement. Still 30 days to exchange to another device depending on where you go.

27. costcoHotDogs

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

there's also that Radio Shack rumor that says they will slash $100 of all verizon phones

3. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Sigh .... still not even a hint of W7 Mango. Oh well, my loss. If we decide to move to Verizon , which is the most expensive option for me but has the best reception by far in my area, this is a really, really good set of Android options to choose from. I am leaning to the HTC Vigor if I go LTE, the Droid 3 if I don't. (Not going to be in my area for a long while.) My wife will drool over the Nexus Prime, so that is the most likely for her.

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I should start saving. This or the galaxy s 3??

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the galaxyS-3, or what we thought it was going to be anyways, is actually the Prime. the S2's successor is a long way off at this point.

29. costcoHotDogs

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

No doubt the SG3 will be a great phone but that's another life time

7. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I wonder if I begged if they'd let me upgard my Thunderbolt early to the Vigor, or Prime for regular price.

22. costcoHotDogs

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

good-luck Big Red is on a roll for Greediness

42. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yes, how dare they subsidize your $500 phone and then not subsidize another $500 phone half a year later! I'm sorry, I have zero sympathy for people whining about the eeevil phone companies when they're pretty up front about limitations. If you don't like what the fine print says, don't sign a contract.

46. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

roldefol you stole my thought : )

43. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

roldefol you took the words

45. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the $100 feature phone-to-smartphone credit actually allows me to upgrade before my NE2 date. No, Verizon isn't doing it just to be generous - they'd be getting an extra $20 worth of data plan out of me - but it is pretty sweet that they'll let me upgrade early.

49. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's not a charity case. It's a business. Businesses try to make money. If u don't like it that's ok! Nobody is gonna force u to buy verizon!

51. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Finally someone gets it!

48. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

the vigor will be the same thing as the t-bolt maybe with minute differences. they just change the name to sell more

54. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Sure, minute differences like a dual core processor running 50% faster, higher quality (either qHD or 720p HD) screen, different shape, probably lighter weight, bigger battery.... Not an iPhone 3G to 3GS type overhaul, but subtle improvements.

55. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the snapdragon core is not capable of a 720p screen. The only one that might be in existance would be the Nexus Prime.. first true HD screen ever.

56. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, I'm thinking there might have been some confounding of rumors. People may have heard VZW was getting a 720p phone (the Prime) this fall, then heard the Vigor was coming this fall and confused the two. I think the Vigor will have the same qHD S-LCD screen HTC uses on the Sensation and EVO 3D. And I'll be perfectly happy with that, as it's the best screen I've seen this side of an iP4. I think for all intents and purposes the Sensation XE is the Vigor minus LTE.

8. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I am waiting for the Prime.

9. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Really? Could never have guessed. :-D

10. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

The Prime is gonna be awesome....

11. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I think I have left some clues hehe I currently own a Nexus S

12. yellowboy unregistered

Its funny how phone arena just just throws in the name nexus. Nowhere in the document does it says nexus prime and we all know by now that verizon is getting a bloated up version call samsung prime - the nexus name.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

notice where it says "Samsung Prime" Thats also why I think this document is a fake. Not 2 weeks ago, we were told the prime was not its real name, and instead it was the Galaxy Nexus or some nonsence.

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