Now before you get too excited about the bevy of rumored handsets listed below, we want to be extra clear in stating that this is rumor. A definite rumor. A steaming pile of rumor. And so on. While the source of this list has proven somewhat reliable in the past, it is also a bit loose at times with tipster-sourced information. Ok, enough with the disclaimer… Feast your eyes on a laundry list of low and mid-range handsets (and the Storm 2) reportedly headed to Verizon in the near future:

  • LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 – Full touchscreen, might be like the BL40
  • BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 – October-November release
  • Nokia Shade 2705 – Replaces the Mirage 2605
  • Nokia Twist 7705 – This might be the swivel-style phone that has been rumored for months.
  • Palm Treo 800W – “Even though this was released for Sprint last year, Verizon may not have it out until February 2010.”
  • Motorola Entice (or Harmony) W766 – Replaces the W755
  • Samsung Rogue U960 – Replaces the Glyde U940, expected in August
  • Samsung U450 – Verizon Mobile TV-compatible
  • Samsung Strut U440 – QWERTY handset
  • Samsung Omnia-II i920 – Due out by Christmas

And a few PTT handsets to boot:

  • Motorola V860
  • Samsung Convoy U640
  • Casio Rock C731
  • Casio Brigade C741

Sweet. Happy Sunday everyone.


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.