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A river of rumored low and mid-range handsets flows toward Verizon

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

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, 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 in the US and around the world. 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.

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