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Verizon's third Android device to be Open Dev certified?

updated 04:55 pm EDT, Fri October 9, 2009

Verizon to get Open Dev-certified Android phone?

A third Android device, likely due out early next year, will be the first with the Google operating system that will be certified for Verizon's Open Development program, according to a Friday Unstrung report. This new device is unnamed but will join more than 30 wireless devices sold by independent vendors that can run on Verizon's CDMA network. Verizon's upcoming Android-based phones Desire and Droid, aren't part of that program and are locked to Verizon's network.

To be eligible for the certification, phone vendors must meet some standards, including phone location capabilities compatible with the E911 emergency standard, over-the-air activation capabilities and SMS text messaging support. While no specifics on the third Android device are known, it is reportedly built by a small, specialist handset maker and will double as personal Wi-Fi router much like Novatel's MiFi.



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