Verizon roadmap includes the 1.3GHz DROID Pro

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Verizon roadmap includes the 1.3GHz DROID Pro
Verizon has some exciting new releases ahead according to a leaked roadmap that covers the rest of 2010, 2011 and some of 2012. One of the most interesting handsets coming up is the Motorola DROID Pro. Another addition to the DROID line-up, the Pro will offer a 4 inch screen which is inbetween the 3.7 inches of the DROID and DROID 2 and the 4.3 inches offered by the DROID X. Expected this November, this global roaming capable device is expected to have a 1.3MHz processor under the hood. Another device made by the Schaumburg based manufacturer is a slab form factor that resembles the Motorola Q, but with a touchscreen. It also will feature global roaming and will be powered by Android 2.2. Other global Android phones are expected before the end of the year from Samsung and HTC.

Samsung and Motorola are each working on Android flavored tablets for Verizon. The former is expected to produce a model with a 7 inch screen with a front-facing camera. The latter is working on a tablet with a 10 inch screen, a 1 or 1.3GHz processor, a front-facing camera and Android 3.0. Originally a December launch, the Motorola tablet will have to wait for the OS to be ready which means that it will end up being released in February, 2011. According to the leak, the carrier will have 75% of the country covered by LTE by April 2012. Speaking of LTE, in January or February a MiFi device will be available from Novatel that will support 10 simultaneous Wi-Fi users. Verizon is expected to price LTE data cards at $59.99 per month, although it is unknown how much data you will allowed to grab at that price.

Android continues to be the word at Verizon and it appears to remain the focus even if a certain touchscreen phone becomes available to Big Red as we reported. For the carrier, they are keeping their eyes focused on what has been working best for them, which means another Red-eyed Motorola DROID model and more high-end Android offerings from other manufacturers.

source: BGR

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22 Comments

1. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Yet no mention of the iphone... thank goodness.

2. CODYPHOBIA

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 21, 2008

Whats the iPhone?

3. eddysson

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 23, 2009

1122 - Do Not Be Ignorant verizon iphone is something nobody can stop

4. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I don't care

5. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

eddysson- a verizon iphone is something nobody can start

6. sammmmmmmmmmmmmy unregistered

suck my dick

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

^ You must be gay, coming on to a message board full of dudes, asking for something like this.

13. eddysson

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 23, 2009

testman22--why not? also Apple is not interested in renewing the contract of exclusivity so think first before speaking

15. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Why are they allowed to post now? That's really annoying.

19. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 2010

Doesn't mean that Verizon is going to be willing to pay Apple their fees just to carry the stupid thing. With the android phones Verizon really doesn't need the iPhone.

22. Suze unregistered

SPcamert: you are so right. But then again they are paying the price that RIM charges for the BLACKBERRY devices. I think they will if they truely want to be #1 in this area, of course in my opinion they already are ~ I've been with Verizon for over 8 years now & wouldn't have my cell service with anyone else.

7. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

Somebody pass me a drool cup. I was all ready to upgrade to D2, and now this happens. Maybe the Pro will launch on the anniversary of D1.

12. eddysson

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 23, 2009

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20. tuminatr

Posts: 1158; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I would wait tel December Motorola and HTC have both announced a 2Ghz droid this year

8. DroidXWins unregistered

Honestly, I'm sick of VeriPhone rumors. Android is on track to become a better platform than iOS anyways, and once Verizon gets a device with a front facing camera (even though I think video calling is a novelty that will die within good time) no one will care about iPhone 4. I'm excited about the roadmap, Android all the way!

9. Russki

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

Why would anyone want an iphone after Froyo is released?

11. eddysson

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 23, 2009

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14. DF334

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Mmm Hmm!!

16. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Why does phonearena have this device listed as a gsm and edge phone when its coming out for verizon?

18. nobody unregistered

Beacuse they are needing a world capable droid phone to keep up with the sales of blackberry and palm and the other international travlers. why wouldn't they. It was to be expected.

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh thank God. Up until now the only choice customers had for global capable smartphones on Verizon were Crapberries. Global capable Androids on Verizon will be a significant boost, esp. to businesses who would otherwise be leaning toward the Iphone. There are some big changes in the air, folks. I just hope that rumor about a data cap on Verizon isn't true.

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