Motorola DROID Pro, World Edition and Tablet all found in Verizon Wireless systems

August 16th at 10:30 AM

Motorola DROID Pro, World Edition and Tablet all found in Verizon Wireless systems

One of our Verizon Wireless sources has done a little digging for us, and we have turned up some awesome information. We exclusively reported that Verizon Wireless is gearing up to launch a barrage of Android handsets and devices, and we are now able to further clarify that report.

The Motorola DROID Pro, the handset with a 4″ display, 1.3GHz CPU, and global roaming capability gets the model number A957, and is set for a November launch. Motorola is also apparently working on a more business-focused version of the DROID 2 with a World Edition global roaming feature, and it looks like that device will launch relatively soon with the model number A956. If that’s not enough, it also appears that the phone will come in two color choices, black and white.

Moving on to the Motorola Android slab device — it’s listed and we’ve found the model designation — MZ600. We aren’t able to definitively confirm at this time whether this is the Motorola tablet (unlikely just yet) or just the slab form factor device we reported on (much more likely). If it’s the slab touch screen Android phone, it should launch with Android 2.2 and also be a World Edition handset. It looks like there are over 170,000 of those devices on order from what we can see.

As always, we’re working on following up on the rest of the leaked Verizon Wireless roadmap — Samsung and Motorola tablets, anyone? Couple more images after the break! More →


Canada's TELUS to get the HTC Snap World Edition and Touch Pro2 World Edition

May 2nd at 11:30 AM

Canada's TELUS to get the HTC Snap World Edition and Touch Pro2 World Edition

Well isn’t this interesting. One of our TELUS ninjas just sent us some snapshots of the TELUS inventory system which now lists both the HTC Touch Pro2 World Edition and the HTC Snap World Edition. This is the first time we know of that either of these devices have shown up in a carrier’s inventory system. While nothing is confirmed, we have to think we’re looking at EV-DO Rev. A for both handsets along with dual-band GSM as the World Edition moniker implies. Beyond that we’re guessing they tout pretty much the same specs as their respective GSM counterparts. As always, we’ll dig as deep as we can to get more information and report back ASAP. Until then, rest easy knowing that it can’t be too long until two more awesome smartphones arrive on the TELUS network. Hit the jump for a shot of the HTC Snap listed in the TELUS inventory system.

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BlackBerry 9630 is the Niagara, Verizon World Edition?

February 27th at 4:02 PM

BlackBerry 9630 is the Niagara, Verizon World Edition?

So… we’ve just got word from a really trusted source, dropping bombs all around on the BlackBerry “Niagara”. First off, the model number we’re told is the BlackBerry 9630, not 8930 or 9030, or anything like that. Second, the phone will definitely be a Verizon World Edition with support for CDMA 1x, EV-DO Rev. A, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and UMTS, though we’d bet the UMTS band is going to be 2100MHz only. The last of the big news won’t surprise any Verizon-haters, but this bad beast is not going to have Wi-Fi. Oh man, they never learn, do they? To recap everything for you slow pokes:

  • The OS actually we’re told is 4.7.1 (but possibly, possibly, be OS 5.0 depending on launch date).
  • No Wi-Fi.
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support along with WCDMA support (bands not specified, but most likely 2100MHz).
  • CDMA 1x/EV-DO Rev. A device.
  • Release date unknown, but we’d say May/June if we had to bet.
  • 3.2 megapixel camera (though we heard a rumor there might be a camera-less version, but that’s unconfirmed).
  • The web browser supports JavaScript 1.6 (not huge news, but at least the browser is slowly improving).

Now how many of you are going to buy one of these things when they are released? We think a whole lot of people are.