Verizon Wireless officially launches the Barrage, the Shade, the Razzle and a Gateway netbook

By on October 1, 2009 at 8:00 AM.

Verizon Wireless officially launches the Barrage, the Shade, the Razzle and a Gateway netbook

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While heralding the launch of the HTC Imagio, Big Red snuck in a few extra goodies and made the rugged, PTT-capable Motorola Barrage, the entry level Nokia 2705 Shade, the QWERTY-packing Verizon Wireless Razzle and a 3G-enabled Gateway netbook official. All rumors and innuendos about these myriad of devices have been confirmed with launch dates and pricing as follows:

  • Motorola Barrage: Available on October 1st for $129.99 after a 2-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. Non-camera version available October 21st
  • Nokia 2705 Shade: Available on October 6th for $29.99 with a 2-year contract
  • Verizon Wireless Razzle: Available on October 6th for $69.99 with a 2-year contract
  • Gateway LT2016u: Available on October 4th for $149.99 after a 2-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebate

With a feature phone for every family member, a smartphone and a netbook to boot, there is a proverbial cornucopia of new wireless devices on the way for Verizon Wireless customers. Now if Big Red could just take the wraps off that Motorola Tao so we can stop squinting at those blurrycam photos. Hit the jump for a few more press shots.

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Verizon Wireless Razzle and Nokia 2705 Shade to hit Verizon Wireless October 6th

By on September 30, 2009 at 7:20 PM.

Verizon Wireless Razzle and Nokia 2705 Shade to hit Verizon Wireless October 6th

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While all the world is heralding the arrival of Windows Mobile 6.5 on October 6th, Verizon Wireless will be launching two new feature phones that will almost certainly go unnoticed. We have already seen renders of the Razzle and now we have the launch date and pricing. The Razzle will see an online launch on October 6th with other channels to follow once remaining Blitz inventory has been sold off. Pricing is decent, coming in at $69.99 with a 2-year agreement. Also launching on the 6th, the Nokia Shade is an entry level flip phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPS, 1xRTT connectivity, 2.5mm headphone jack and changeable faceplates. The Shade will launch for $29.99 with a 2-year agreement. Hit the jump for a few more slides.

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Nokia Shade gets pictured; headed to Verizon to replace the Mirage?

By on September 2, 2009 at 5:50 PM.

Nokia Shade gets pictured; headed to Verizon to replace the Mirage?

Was the Mural announcement from this morning not quite enough to satisfy your entry-level Nokia cravings? Don’t fret — the Shade should be just what the doctor ordered. Not much is known about this mysterious flipping feature phone for the time being but suffice it to say, most of you likely won’t care one way or the other. If you happen to have a child or perhaps a much younger sibling looking for a low-end dumb phone with a standard 0-9 keypad however, take notice: Rumor has it the Nokia Shade will eventually replace the Mirage on Verizon’s shelves, though specs are completely unknown for now. Figure on S40, a 2 megapixel camera and a handful of music/social networking features headlining the spec sheet once this little guy gets official. Hit the jump for another couple of shots.

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