Verizon has busy November coming (Storm2, Curve2, Desire, Droid)
posted by Alan F. / Oct 19, 2009, 1:56 PM
Lastly, the tipster liked both the Motorola Droid and the HTC Desire/Hero. As far as the Droid is concerned, despite releasing the "I don't" ad campaign, he says that a lot of software issues might delay the launch. He had tested three Droid test units and each had its' own problem. He says that there is a push going on to get a final yes/no on the handset by this week so that production can begin immediately. The screen gets high marks from him for quality and responsiveness, but he says that the keyboard is terrible as it has small flat buttons with little spacing although they do respond well. The HTC Desire/Hero flies on the Verizon network and works as expected.
Verizon customers are going to end up looking like Linda Blair early next month, head spinning around, not sure which way to turn. It sounds like a very promising and exciting month coming up for Verizon.
RIM BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Specifications | Preview
RIM BlackBerry Curve2 8930 Preliminary Specifications
HTC Desire Specifications
Motorola Droid Preliminary Specifications
Thanks to our anonymous tipster!
Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009
Isn't the Sprint Hero "with Google"? It has the Sense UI so that kinda blows this theory out of the water. Here's to hoping the mystery HTC Android device a few articles back is the Desire like the commenters were saying on BGR.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:44 AM 0
Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009
Maybe you should tell Sprint that... http://nextelonline.nextel.com
"HTC Hero with Google" DisplayPhones?phoneSKU=APA6277 KT
posted on Oct 19, 2009, 6:42 PM 0
Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 19, 2009
Sense the omnia 2 was not mentioned I am guessing that is being moved to december?
posted on Oct 19, 2009, 2:15 PM 0
Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009
I find it odd that for the most part these "tester" folks have either LOVED or HATED the keyboard. Calling either "comfortable" or "useless" ... so eithere there's very differed alpha models out there being tested, or like always, people just can't seem to appreciatte items and will always want more more more.
posted on Oct 19, 2009, 2:16 PM 0
5. vzw fanman
Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
i love the keyboard on the storm. the suretype is amazzzing.
posted on Oct 19, 2009, 2:41 PM 0
Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 16, 2009
okay how come omnia 2 isn't mentioned. I thought you said it was coming out on November 1st
posted on Oct 19, 2009, 3:04 PM 0
Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 19, 2009
i currently havee at&t, but i am switching to my brothers verizon wireless family plan to save money. If they dont release the omnia 2 or the droid within a month i will change my mind. by the time they release these phones, tmobile will have the HD2 which crushes all of these phone specs.
posted on Oct 19, 2009, 5:42 PM 0
Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009
if verizon isnt gettin a phone sense, then whtat was the google-verizon thing about. it showed a phone with sense ui, and the motorola sholes so im lost here. so is verizon getting 3 devices or 2 devices with android?
posted on Oct 19, 2009, 6:28 PM 0
Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 19, 2009
Hmm... Curve2. Seems to be an 8900 with a trackpad. How come we haven't heard anything about this before? I'm super excited for the Droid.
posted on Oct 19, 2009, 6:38 PM 0
Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009
"Storm2 a legit iPhone challenger". Didn't they say that about the first one and it flopped. Phonearena... what do you be talking about sometimes
posted on Oct 19, 2009, 7:34 PM 0
Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 18, 2009
ok phonearena, just so u know this tipster is full of B.S. My buddy told me they have a shipment schedule for droids next week. postponed my butt!
posted on Oct 19, 2009, 9:42 PM 0
24. ggp unregistered
I've gotta go with this... I really don't think VZW would launch a massive ad campaign with a counter on the website and everything, just to say "whoops... just a couple more tweaks... hold please!" Although it's motorola, so I wouldn't doubt the calls will be flowing to tech support once it launches!
posted on Oct 20, 2009, 12:22 AM 0
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):