updated 04:35 pm EDT, Mon July 20, 2009
Upcoming Verizon phones
A list of upcoming handsets due out soon at Verizon Wireless has been outed by a Verizon insider, according to a weekend PhoneArena report. All are expected to be available later this year, and among them is the LG Chocolate Touch VX8575, which is expected to sport a full touchscreen interface and may turn out to be the previously leaked BL40. Rumors of the BlackBerry Storm 2, aka 9550, have also been well documented, with the device expected to arrive sometime around October or November.
Two basic handsets from Nokia, the Shade 2705 and Twist 7705, are also due soon, though no additional information on the pair has been revealed. The report mentions the Palm Treo 800w due by February, though we remain skeptical on this device. A Motorola W766 may show up wearing the Entice or Harmony name tag, and will replace the W755.
A foursome of Samsung handsets is also expected, including the Rogue U960 to take over from the Glyde U940 in August. The U450 will have access to Verizon's MediaFLO Mobile TV service. The Strut U440 will sport a small QWERTY keyboard, while the Omnia II i920 should be out by Christmas.
At the same time, the source said four new Push To Talk (PTT) devices will be joining the Verizon lineup, composed of the Motorola V860, Samsung Convoy U640, Casio Rock C731 and Casio Brigade C741.