Verizon's Holiday phone lineup leaked

Verizon's Holiday phone lineup leaked
Having seen both Android handsets for Verizon in recent pictures, we now have more details on more cell phones that the carrier plans to roll out around Christmas. The information comes from Gizmodo and is unofficial, but looks credible since it confirms what we already know about the relevant release dates of most of the handsets.

We have already told you that Big Red is preparing the launch of the HTC Hero, although the picture says "HTC Desire" and we were the first website to report exclusive information about it. However, the carrier hasn´t announced its choice of name for the Android-based handset.

HTC Hero CDMA Specifications

The names Samsung Omnia II and Saga 2 gripped our attention right away. The Omnia II has not been announced yet, but it wasn´t such a long time ago when we showed you a picture of device with the carrier´s logo on it. Now we get another confirmation of the device as well as its release date - at the beginning of November. While you wait for official information about the Samsung Omnia II from Verizon, read our review of its GSM version.

Samsung Omnia 2 CDMA Preliminary Specification | Review (GSM)

This is the first time we have seen the name Samsung Saga 2 and we still don´t have any other information about it, aside from the leaked image. Still, the release date is mentioned and the device is scheduled to hit the shelves at the beginning of November, along with the Omnia II. Being a successor to the first Saga, we guess the phone will come in a classic candybar form factor, feature a full QWERTY keyboard and run Windows Mobile 6.5.

The picture also features the RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 and Curve 2 8930. There´s been ample information about the second generation Storm and we know that the manufacturer has integrated a new Piezo technology. We can´t say we were really impressed during the tests of the prototype that we based our preview on, but we hope everything will be just fine with the retail units. According to the document, both handsets are coming out just before Black Friday that is on 27 November this year.

RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Preliminary Specification | Preview
RIM BlackBerry Curve 2 8930 Preliminary Specification

The Casio Rock C731 and Casio Brigade C741 are cell phones that we have already told you about, but we now have the release dates of the two PTT handsets, the Rock C731 is coming mid November, while the Brigade C741 at the end of October.

The LG VX8575 Chocolate Touch gets mentioned as well and according to the picture, we should see it in the second week of November. This is something new, since the information that we have goes the phone rolls out on 18 October. Please, do read our preview to find our more about the Chocolate Touch.

LG VX8575 Preliminary Specifications | Preview

The HTC Imagio, Motorola Barrage V860 and Verizon Razzle TXT8030 are the other three cell phones indicated on the document, but they have already been released and we recently published our hands-on with the former two. Stick around for our upcoming reviews, because we think we are in for quite an exciting winter.

source: Gizmodo

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