updated 09:15 am EDT, Mon August 24, 2009
VZW Sholes Storm 2 Leaks
A leak from within Verizon today has provided a detailed outline of the company's phone launches for the rest of the year and hints that some high-profile phones may ship early. The Motorola Sholes, LG Chocolate Touch and BlackBerry 9550 (Storm 2) are all believed by BGR to be shipping in October and would give Verizon's high-end phones a major upgrade in short succession, including its first Android phone (through the Sholes). The roadmap also confirms the BlackBerry Curve 8530 coming in late November, possibly being renamed the Curve 2.
Also seen in the roadmap is the Nokia Twist 7705, the likely production version of the swivel phone seen earlier; it may ship in September for $230 on-contract. It also shows the HTC Razzle and Samsung Rogue messaging sliders coming in late October and August respectively, while the similarly-shaped touchscreen Samsung Intensity would arrive in September for $130.