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Verizon Roadmap Is Android Heavy
InformationWeek ^ | August 20, 2010 01:14 PM | Esther Shein InformationWeek

Posted on 08/20/2010 11:24:26 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Android fever has hit Verizon Wireless, which is reportedly preparing to launch several Android-powered devices including the Motorola Droid Pro and the LG enV Touch 2.

A Verizon Wireless spokeswoman declined to confirm the phones’ release, saying “We don’t pre-announce our phones.”

However, a leaked roadmap detailing the carrier’s plans for the rest of 2010 and further down the road reveal the Droid Pro may see possible release in November, as well as another Motorola device in the works that will run Android 2.2, according to website Boy Genius Report.

The Droid Pro will reportedly have a 1.3 GHz CPU, a 4-inch screen and global roaming capabilities, thanks to a GSM/HSPA radio.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: android; cellphones; hitech; smartphones; telecom; verizon

1 posted on 08/20/2010 11:24:29 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Just upgrade the rom on my My Touch Slide 3g, now getting Droid X speed out of that little handset, but no flash, alas. Ended up with the iPhone of the Androids. :(
2 posted on 08/20/2010 11:29:07 AM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: ShadowAce; NVDave
Well,... now I want to wait and see the Droid Pro.

A forum thread discussing the Pro and what it might have:

Motorola "DroidPro / DroidWE" Prerelease Thread Howard Forums

3 posted on 08/20/2010 11:42:01 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: kingu
Nice looking phone.

http://mytouch.t-mobile.com/

4 posted on 08/20/2010 11:52:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I can’t wait to leave AT&T. My Android phone, which I waited forever for them to get, is so locked down by them. The other carriers have real Android phones. All AT&T has is the boring iPhone and locked down Android phones. My friends have Android phones that are really pushing the envelope. The Droid-X wireless hotspot for up to 10 users is great on Verizon’s network. A guy at a bar opened his up for us last night.


5 posted on 08/20/2010 12:03:00 PM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If I had sense, I would have held out for the G2’s coming out this fall, or jumped onto one of the other offerings, but I like my keyboards, and I love stable and reliable phones that just plain work. Didn’t have to root this one to make it functional, but love the added features that I have now that I did.


6 posted on 08/20/2010 12:40:38 PM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: kingu

Are they sending the upgrade through the air?

I have the original Mytouch, Froyo is supposed to be coming soon, I’m just curious if they are officially upgrading your MT slide now, if so, mine should be coming soon.


7 posted on 08/20/2010 1:04:28 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The more I read about this... the More I think that maybe Verizon is the problem.

What if, a year ago, the ATT exclusive DID expire and Apple went to Verizon and for the 2nd time, Verizon, thinking they had this game made with Android, told Apple to kiss off?

What if?

Maybe Verizon is “emotionally” invested in being right and hasn’t “liked” the company line about “how dumb they were to pass on the iPhone”?

What would this mean? Would it mean they would reject the iPhone or the terms and Apple would see that their profits with ATT are good enough and just stay as is in America?

Afterall, Apple has everyone else, everywhere else? Why Verizon?

Could the CMDA iPhone be Sprint who is lagging and could the Verizon vs et al, be the new game?

Google and Verizon and Android vs Apple, ATT, Sprint and the iPhone?


8 posted on 08/21/2010 7:11:09 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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