Lately, we've been seeing lots of information on upcoming Verizon Wireless Android handsets, thanks to the tipsters of BoyGeniusReport. Yesterday, PhoneArena posted up a new Verizon roadmap with many more devices listed, including a phone we have seen before, and a sibling to the Droid X. While this new roadmap doesn't claim to stretch into 2011 like BoyGeniusReport's, it still has plent of juicy information.
PhoneScoop doesn't reveal their source, or provide any real evidence to back up their claims, but the phones and details seem to mostly line up with what I have heard so far. They also mention the likelihood that some of the dates referenced by them may change, due to "delays, change of plans, etc." We'll focus on Android devices for the article, even though there are plenty non-Android devices mentioned as well.
September appears to be the launch window for the Motorola Citrus, which may be the Motorola WX445 we saw back in July. In addition, the World Edition version of the Droid 2 should launch, making it the first Android-powered world phone.
October will apparently see the Samsung Fascinate (Verizon's variant of the Galaxy S line), as well as the Droid Pro, and the Motorola XT610, which Phonearena claims looks very similar to the Droid X, but features less powerful hardware, cutting down the price, and maybe opening up the market to new consumers.
November is the month when Verizon will likely launch the enTourage eDGe and enTourage Pocket devices, which are Android powered dual-book E-readers, which AndroidandMe are not too impressed with. The HTC Merge, a world phone with "a 10MP camera and faster than 1GHz processor" will also appear in November, alongside a rumored Samsung Galaxy tablet, and Motorola's Z600, rumored to be called the Stingray.
Android Central adds that "some of this will probably pan out, some may be pure speculation, but it's all fun to talk about."
AndroidandMe notes that while Verizon is fairly pricey, "you can’t argue with the impressive Android lineup produced so far the largest 3G network. Looking into the future, things should only get better as Verizon will be launching 4G LTE this year and should ship the first LTE handsets in 2011."
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