Verizon prepares 15 still unannounced phones for release

Verizon prepares 15 still unannounced phones for release
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We got our hands on a document showing the product line of Verizon Wireless for the whole 2007 and there are plenty of new phones in there! There are photos of both already available phones and of ones that are still not announced even by the manufacturer. Here they are:

The Motorola Q9m and Q9c will be the CDMA-version of the Q9h and the successor of the Q which is still available with Verizon. The successor of the original Q has redesigned keyboard, very similar to the one of the Q9h (the 3G GSM Q) which we think is the best in the class. The Q9m is the Customer edition and will be available first, probably before the month is over. The Q9c is the Enterprise edition and will be available in Q4. Both are based on WM6 Standard Edition but have minor differences, explained in the table. Like the old Q, the Q9m and Q9c have 1.3-megapixel camera and miniSD slot, instead of 2MP and microSD found on the Q9h.

The UTStarcom SMT5800 will be another new WM6 Standard phone. Information on it has already leaked but it still hasn’t been shown officially, but the facts show it has both numeric keyboard on the front and side-sliding QWERTY, like the Vox S710. The Libra SMT-5800 has 2MP camera,128MB flash/64MB RAM, is upgradable to EV-DO Rev.A and should be available in October.

The Samsung i760 has been known for months now, but the document shows it will come in September. Like the SMT5800 it has numeric keyboard and side-sliding QWERTY, but has touch-sensitive display and so runs on WM6 Professional instead of Standard.

The UTStarcom XV6800 is the Verizon's version of the HTC Mogul, a EV-DO WM6 Professional phone (upgradable to EV-DO Rev.A) with 256 MB Flash/64MB RAM, WiFi, microSD and 2MP camera. It should come in October and replace the Apache (XV6700).

But let's make it clear: Windows Mobile is not the only platform for Verizon's smartphones! Palm Treo 755P will bring Palm OS to the carroer, in sleek form with internal antenna and with 320x320 pixels display. The exact version of the OS is Palm OS 5.4.9, the camera is 1.3megapixels and it supports EV-DO. The documents shows November as the release date.

RIM BlackBerry 8130 is the CDMA/EV-DO version of the Pearl but it comes with upgraded specifications, compared to the GSM variant. The camera resolution jumps from 1.3 to 2-megapixels with flash. The multimedia capabilities are improved with Stereo Bluetooth and 3.5mm standard stereo jack, while the slot for memory is again microSD to keep the dimensions pocket-friendly. Combine this with the well-selling design of the Pearl and you will see that the 8130 is clearly positioned as multimedia-friendly smartphone.

As not all people are happy with the big, bulky and camera-less 8830 when they want a global-phone, the Motorola Z6c Jackques will come right at place. It is EV-DO CDMA slider (we are not sure if it will be RIZR or ROKR labeled) that also supports GSM-networks that are required for overseas usage. Its specs also include 2-MP camera, microSD, speakerphone and Bluetooth but the Z6c will probably have similar functionality to the Z6tv, except for the TV features of course. The Z6c should come in November, while the Z6tv has the “Second half” as a release date.

The Verizon CDM-8630 comes with simple UI, large keys and 3 dedicated buttons for one touch dialing. It is clearly targeted to the entry-level market. It should come in the second half of the 2007.

Two mid-level clamshells should come before the end of the year. The Samsung SCH-U410 will probably be successor of the U340, featuring similar clamshell design with oval shape. The LG VX5400 will respectively replace the VX5300.

Also expected in the second half is the LG VX8350, a minor upgrade of the VX8300 with even more-oval shape, redesigned external music keys and internal antenna. We don't get the idea of this phone, as LG already has offered the VX8600 and VX8700 which look way better.

In addition to the SCH-U700 which we exclusively showed you a few days ago, Samsung will also offer the SCH-U900. The U700 will be slim clamshell with 2MP camera while the U900 will have 3-megapixel resolution and probably high-resolution camcorder. Both Samsungs, together with the V9m are listed also for second half of 2007.

Verizon's upcoming phones for 2007:

Model Scheduled Release Key Features
Motorola Q9m / Q9c August / Q4 WM6 Standard, QWERTY, 1.3MP, miniSD
Samsung SCH-i760 September WM6 Professional, Numeric+QWERTY, 1.3MP camera
UTStacom SMT5800 Libra October WM6 Standard, Numeric+QWERTY, EV-DO rev. A upgradable
UTStacom XV6800 October WM6 Professional, QWERTY, EV-DO rev. A upgradable, 256 MB Flash/64MB RAM, WiFi
Palm Treo 755p November Palm OS 5.4.9, 320x320 display, internal antenna
RIM BlackBery 8130 Pearl November BlackBerry, 2MP camera, Stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack
Motorola Z6c Jackques November CDMA EV-DO + GSM for overseas. Slider
Motorola Z6tv Second Half of 2007 Slider with TV feature
Samsung SCH-U700 Second Half of 2007 Thin clamshell, gold-color housing, 2MP camera
Samsung SCH-U900 Second Half of 2007 3MP camera with lens-cover
CDM-8630 Second Half of 2007 Easy to use, Dedicated once-touch dialing buttons
Samsung SCH-U410 Second Half of 2007 Simple clamshell design; Pocket-friendly size
LG VX5400 Second Half of 2007 Simple clamshell design; Pocket-friendly size
LG VX8350 Second Half of 2007 Oval shapes, music-keys, integrated antenna

Big Thanks to Omie!



1. unregistered

Wow! That's all I'll say!

2. someone unregistered

This is VERY good news for Verizon... things have been slow all year on the phone release front for them, they've put out only 14 new phones in the first eight months of '07. If the article is true, they're set to exceed that over the final four months of the year. Guess all the folks complaining about no new phones will finally be happy.

3. unregistered

These look great! But why are there still no simple samsung bar phones? The Mot L7C does not satisfy the bar standard. They need to get something like the Wafer or Trace.

4. verizon customer unregistered

It's about damn time! Considering Sprint has had their version of the XV6800 for months now and AT&T has the iPhone! If there's one thing that Verizon totally and completely SUCKS at is their phone release and selection!

65. unregistered

wow first of all watch your language!!!!!! second of all SUCKS is the wrong word to use its stinks. and second of all your weird

67. ??? unregistered

woudn't it be 3rd of all you're wierd??? hmm

5. unregistered

mind you many of these phones (like the XV6800 and the Sammy i760) are LAST YEAR's technology, they were released more then a year and half ago and only now is Verizon releasing them. Guess it took them this long to figure out how to lock people out of these phones...

6. unregistered

How do you not get the idea of the 8350? It will be in competition with the lower priced high-end phones, like the Samsung u540, RAZR, SLVR, etc.

7. unregistered

Is there any news about the HTC TOUCH in CDMA?

8. Doug on Maui unregistered

Sorry Verizon, I'm not impressed. Where's the LG Prada? Where's the iPhone killer? Where's the phone that will surf the net with a vga screen at high speed? I love the network, but am rarely impressed by the phones.

64. unknow unregistered

yes i agree with you verizion needs to get new phones i don"t like them and i think we need to get the LG Prada phone..and the iphone why did"t verizon take that phone it was the best thing that could of happend to the company!!..we need the PRADA LG PHONE!!!!

9. new cell unregistered

When will the RazR2 come out?

10. Joe unregistered

Another poster pegged it right...Verizon is just too late to the show with these offerings. They've been promising the XV6800 since last November! So it's being released a year late. The Broadcom suit hurt them, but they should have reconciled it sooner. I am a former Verizon customer that got tired of waiting and defected to AT&T and the 8525. The 3G network is great and while I still see some of the GSM RF anomalies I never had on CDMA, at least I have the phone I want and one I can use worldwide as well.

11. new cell unregistered

I would dump VZW in a second except for the fact CDMA is better than GSM in the US. It's been proven so many times with my associates... At least in Las Vegas :)

12. Alan unregistered

yes!!! i havent renewed my contract for a couple of months hopeing for new phones to come out!!! yesssss!!!!...i hope one comes out like the enV but better!!!!

13. unregistered

Doug on Maui... The iPhone killer is ITSELF, nothing needs to be introduced to do that. A QVGA smartphone that surfs at high speeds, well, I hope you weren't comparing to the iPhone there, since EDGE is FAR from high speed. LG obviously hasn't offered the Prada for CDMA yet. Do you have the idea that Verizon produces the phones? That obviously is not the case. They can't just tell LG to produce whatever they want them to produce.

14. beach unregistered

i am just pleased to see the pearl finally a blackberry with a camera and not to mention a pda wit vcast

15. unregistered

your phones only as good as the network its on

16. Afura unregistered

Like Anon said, Verizon may tell them what they want, but I'm sure they can't dictate everything. Slow releases? Maybe because the manufacturers have to adjust the equipment to CDMA spec's, handset issues, or they have contracts not to release similar models to competitors (like the VX8500/8550 Chocolate). Just guesses, but that's what I assume. Waiting for the new BB, yay for camera!

17. Jay unregistered

I spoke with a Verizon sales rep and was told the 8350 will have a very important improvement over the 8300, as will ALL new phones coming out from Verizon: no more lousy UI! They've had so many complaints, especially regarding text being too small to read, that all new phones coming out now have much larger text and more varied UIs in general -- though ALL have larger text than before... According to the sales rep. This, for me, alone takes it from deal-breaker with the 8300 to deal-maker with the 8350. This may also be a big reason why there's so many new Verizon phones slated for the second half of '07.

18. carl d unregistered

what are the price ranges for these phones? also, what if i'm looking for a multimedia phone and i have to use verizon? i dont want the lg enV because it's like a year old..are the UTStarcom SMT5800 or the Samsung i760 or UTStarcom XV6800 good choices if i don't want to use the business aspect?

19. Mike unregistered

Is Verizon going to release that phone Prada from LG. It works like a iPhone?? If so when? Or not? I heard there was a issue with the Qchip? If the Prada comes out this year I will stay with Verizon if not I am going to ATT. I have a LG enV and I am looking for a phone like the iPhone - I have to say Verizon has lost its touch - it is no longer releasing phones better than other companies? What is up with management?

20. unregistered

the I760 will smash a Iphone my friend has Iphone and has envy when i do things he cant with my Samsung I730 he cant search his phone dir he cant get google traffic and Verizon is not AT&T THANK GOODNESS

21. Matt unregistered

Verizon has more than twice as many customers as Sprint. They let sprint try out the phones and deal with the bugs in beginning, have the manufacturers fix them, then release the phones. Remember the first Razr with Cingular? That phone sucked soooooo bad. The Razr2 is available on Verizon's website right now!

22. unregistered

The VZ 5800 and VZ 6800 are manufactured by HTC, not UT Starcom.

23. Al unregistered

I saw the Razr2 Commercial last night for verizon! pretty slick! ...

24. lee unregistered

just got this phone, not too happy so far.. had the 8600 and it performed well. Reception isn't very good, yes no anteana.. Where's the external speakers? and the camera flash??? also the bluetooth is choppy. the phone feels cheap in your hand, all plastic! if i drop it by accident it's a gonner!

25. Matt unregistered

Verizon wireless has disappointed me too...Why would they hold out on these phones, I also heard a rumor they passed on the Iphone? When are they going to get their stuff together, or should I jump ship and stop expecting quality phones from the best network?

26. sln unregistered

The reason Verizons phones come out later than other carriers is because they have extensive testing to do. Verizon has very strict standards and when phones do not pass the tests, Verizon will postpone their release until the manufacturer fixes the problems. When the Razr came out, they were not planning on carrying it because it was not passing their strict standards in testing for phones. Customers complained so much that they decided to carry it, but then of course, everyone complained that it was a piece of crap. Thats because anytime there is a software issue and Verizon asks Motorola to issue a patch, they never respond. Verizon is still waiting for a patch on the Krzr to fix picture caller id and that phone has been out for a year!! The reason I know these things is because I work for Verizon.

27. MR WIRELESS unregistered

If you look a the LG website, is the manufacturer NOT Prada for those who dont know), its specs say EDGE CDMA>> thats Sprint's and AT&T's...i'm pretty sure. But if you think for one second that Verizon isn't sick with it anymore... just search the VX10000, this is the answer and the end-all-be-all to the iPhone and the legacy started by the enV. Not only is that phone awesome, that's just a taste of what's to come in the wireless industry. For all the people always wanting more, just come to reality folks, you're going to buy a phone and within 6 months there's a better one. That's just how it works. Remember, "your phone is only as good as the network its on!"

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