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Leaked Verizon Roadmap Reveals Potential Launch Dates for Stratosphere, Vigor, Bionic and More

The folks over at IGN may have just landed the ultimate Verizon roadmap leak for the next couple of months.  We’re not even sure where to begin with so many exciting things to point out including potential release dates, but we’ll do our best to contain ourselves and make this simple.  The big things of note are the confirmation of the Samsung Stratosphere that we’ve been talking a ton about lately, the HTC Vigor replacing the Thunderbolt, and a new LG Revolution 2 that we semi-confirmed the other day.

So here we go…  

  • DROID Bionic:  (9/8 launch) – You already know everything about this device, don’t you?
  • Samsung Stratosphere:  (9/8 launch) – 4G LTE device running Android 2.3
  • HTC Vigor:  (10/6 launch) – Will replace the HTC Thunderbolt
  • LG Revolution 2:  (10/20 launch) – Will replace the original Revolution
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab P8 (November launch) – Could be the 8.9″ Galaxy Tab?
  • Samsung Illusion:  (9/29 launch) – 3G smartphone running Android 2.3
  • Samsung Plato:  (January launch) – whatever it is, it was pushed to 2012
  • HTC Bliss:  (9/29 launch) – Lower end Android 2.3 device; the chick phone?
  • Motorola XOOM 4G LTE:  (9/8 launch) – Assuming this is the date that the 4G LTE upgrade starts. Also when the 4G LTE version will be in stores.

Still no word on whether or not the Stratosphere is the Galaxy S2, but it could be battling it out directly with the Bionic should they both meet that 9/8 launch date.  Folks will have to wait for the HTC Vigor which will make its debut the following month to replace the Tbolt as one of the most anticipated devices we have reported on in a while.  And we could see some additional Android players on all sorts of levels.

So August may indeed be as boring as we predicted, but this fall is looking to be spectacular.

Via:  IGN

Cheers Derek!

  • Mehoff88

    Where is the iPhone 5?????????

  • Anonymous

    The Samsung Stratosphere is “previously” the AEGIS?  Aegis was a Samsung laptop, not a smartphone.  Or am I missing something?

  • I will buy the Bionic, Running behind every phone coming out will put you in the poor house or drive you crazy.

  • nicotinic

    Samsung Stratosphere:  She’s supposed to be the Best…Maybe she is, maybe she isn’t(when released). That light plastic hurts it for me. I know it’s durable but it’s plastic(Droid X owner)HTC Vigor:  1st because I’m really diggin my wife’s Droid Incredible 2 and HTC knows how to make a phone…for the most part. We’re all looking at you Mr. T-BoltLG Revolution 2:  Will replace the original Revolution….distant 3rd. LG has yet to make a name for itself in the Android world. A good name, not just, “don’t be a troll man, they have the…” if you have to think about it and you come up with the backlight bleeding/Random rebooting GX2, Ally or some mid-range device you should slap yourself at least once.nothing else on this list matters… for now

  • I just paid $22.85 for an iPhone 4-32GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $674 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • Kyle Lehman

    I know this is the wrong site to be caring about this but did anyone notice that the iphone 5 is no where to be found on this “leaked” roadmap? 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t even bother to try and stay up with the times of phones, you will never be able to stay current unless you pay retail price for every phone you buy…  And if you think about it, that’s a shit load of money..

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    Yes, this excel document appears to be legit.. LOL

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  • Ummm… So no GSII?! And when are we getting REAL specs on the Bionic???

    • Anonymous

      Those are the real specs just didnt change the model number

  • Ryan

    damnnn….. i was waiting for the bionic. but now i think im just gonna hold out for the vigor.

    what are you guys thinking????

    • Waiting for some solid specs on both before I make my decision…

  • Guest

    Considering the Bionic is going to be an average, even outdated phone by the time it finally launches, the Vigor doesn’t seem like a bad thing to wait for anymore.

    I was really expecting more from Moto given the delays. Bigger screen, better resolution, maybe a fingerprint scanner, even a 1.2 or better processor.

  • HeyLK

    What is a ‘chick phone’ ? Lame. 

    • Anonymous

      Like green or pink colored, comes with a lanyard stuff like that.

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  • Anonymous

    Hey whats the deal with the 2 blurry columns? what are we missing, if anything…

  • Anyone find it funny that this is on a basic spreadsheet that any 12 year old could create?

    • Anonymous

      that’s because it was done by a no-sense exec paper pusher or their assistant….

  • Interstellarmind

    any one know what the blurred out columns could be? kellex?

  • Doesn’t matter–if the GSII has a keyboard, and looks as ugly as that one that leaked a few weeks back–count me out. I’ll just wait until 2012 for a new phone. 

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  • Well like everyone else said August will suck. Hopefully we can get some good official announcements, hopefully this document is legit, and hopefully we can all get the awesome LTE phone we have all been wanting because we can all agree the LTE phones release so far have all been old technology and very lackluster

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  • I’m curious to see what the Vigor looks like if its launching in October.  I feel a sense of deja vu coming on.

    iPhone 4 launched a month before the ThunderBolt, but it was aiming to be the same month until it got pushed back again to March.  So it looks like there repeating history by making the ThunderBolt 2 come out around the iPhone 5.  Pretty gutsy but I guess its pretty bold too since it will be more powerful than the Bionic from the leaked specs lol  But will it have a kickstand? 😀

  • Anonymous

    To late, Goodby Bionic Hello Vigor. One more month isnt that bad.

    • Ryan

      my thoughts exactly

  • 98galantster

    I can’t believe more people arnt excited for the HTC Vigor that seems like the device to get for me. Was holding out for the bionic since we first learned about it but specs of the Vigor and HTC new stance on allowing phones “enthusiasts” to unlock their phone seems like best thing out for me Vigor>Bionic>S II

  • Niteperson

    Honestly, as much as I love my Droid X, I think I’m ready to revert back to a smaller 4″ screen.  The Droid 3 and Incredible 2 are both turning out to be solid phones and one of them may be next for me.  I don’t need 4G (it isn’t available in my area, anyway). 

  • Brent Farago

    I was excited about the Bionic.  Then it took too long and and looked like it would just be Verizon’s version of the Photon.  Now I’m excited about the Vigor.  I can wait another month.

  • Oct.6. That is the date I will be I will be counting down, patiently waiting for the Vigor to release, only to watch that date come and go with no Vigor. Can’t wait.

  • Anonymous

    And everyone will erupt if these dates don’t turn out to be true lol.

  • Well looks like the Vigor is my next phone.

  • Anonymous

    August is going to be a loooonnng month for us waiting for these things

    • Pnicuh

      yup, a full 31 days in the month of August blah, hope my BlackBerry S2 wont die yet haha.

      • Anonymous

        Haha, I’m rocking a BB S1. God help us both

  • Johnjr68

    One of these new 4g LTE phones needs to drop now.  My OG Droid is just about done and I need an update now.  Don’t know if I will be able to make it another month.

    • Dongwenal

      Same here was waiting on Bionic now looking at iphone5.

      • Pnicuh

        really iphone5? uhh.. ok.. nice to know in droid life.

      • Anonymous

        The iphone is supposed to come out after the bionic so if you want a 3g phone with features that have been on android for years then by all means enjoy it.

  • Droiiid

    Remember that 9/1 date for the bionic that kellen has been talking about for a while now? It could still very well be true – look at the xoom 4g listing – it says “could be one week earlier” and we know that Moto said that the xoom upgrade and bionic would drop at the same time.  Plus the bionic says “upgraded to a level one launch.” not sure what that means but it could have something to do with it. 

     If anyone knows what a level one launch is, please share

    • Anonymous

      I’ve heard that term before, and I’m pretty positive it has to do with advertising levels.

  • Derp

    Do we know if the Vigor is 4G? I assume if its replacing the TB it should be but it doesn’t indicate it there like the other 4G phones in the list..

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing it makes no sense to not have 4g if its replacing the tb then again the revolution 2 also doesnt say lte.

      • Mrbrooks418

        the Vigor is to be a 4g lte phone with dual 1.5 cores 1 gb ram a 720P res. 4.3″ screen and new Generation  graphics processor. Oh and its an HTC so it will have Sense. 🙂

        • Derp

          source?

        • Anonymous

          that is all speculation especially about the screen size.

          • Mrbrooks418

            yes it is. Hopefully we will get some solid information soon….

        • Thanks for the laugh. Is Adreno 220 the “new” generation processor?

          • Anonymous

            that guy has no idea what he is talking about he just spouts off things and expects people to believe it is fact just going by what he says. Come on @cbb856cbf8ec5bacefbae39e608d6c10:disqus source or STFU

          • Mrbrooks418

            ive read several reports on spec and they all listed the same stuff. you sound a little upset or combattive Chris 125, must be an upset Iphone owner…….

          • Anonymous

            Upset? I don’t get upset over a phone I have a thunderbolt and have an upgrade now so why would I be upset? Please don’t make me laugh maybe you get worked up over a phone but I don’t. And source or it didn’t happen.

          • Mrbrooks418

            you dont get worked up? people are on here just throwing their thoughts out and your just jumping aroud from person to person throwing out negitive BS. If you dont have any thing positive to add to someones post then dont post it. got something negitive to post about the topic this thread has been started on thats fine……..

          • Anonymous

            What negative bs am I throwing around? HTC and poor battery life that is fact every htc one negative is always the battery life. Come on man don’t get your panties in a bunch because I state what is known and you rely on some random thing you say you heard(and still have yet to provide a source) and then get all pissy when someone says something you don’t like. If you can’t handle that no phone is perfect and is going to have issues and people will note them then maybe you should go back to a flip phone.

          • Mrbrooks418

            Flip phone, Really? Ive probably had more phones and experience than you so dont start with the all mighty BS. Your probably half my age, REALLY? Im done with the nonsense….

          • Anonymous

            Doubt that since I work with phones for a living also includes have had pretty much every smart phone on verizon.

  • I for one can hardly believe anything that is said in this roadmap. There were roadmaps released before about different phones being released and none of them came true. Just some made up speculation. There is no info what so ever on the Vigor and what ever the Stratosphere is. So how is it all of a sudden coming in 1-2 month? Makes no sense to me. Second why is it in a Microsoft spread sheet if this is real and not in something a little more professional? Kind of set up the possibility for a man made roadmap to me. The only thing that has be slightly believing this is it is from IGN and they are a great reputable source 

    • Anonymous

      Because maybe this isn’t finished and wasn’t supposed to get out? I mean have you ever seen a real one of these to compare it to?

      • @BlkThndr3 Well still how can we take anything said in this serious. It still is a bunch of speculations. How many road maps have we seen were release dates have been outed and none came true. I would love for the Vigor to come in Oct, but since no word of it existing until a week or so ago how is it all of a sudden coming out in two month? Highly unlikely.

        • Anonymous

          Well actually the vigor showed up a while back when a picture was taken with it and uploaded . But yes we have saw so many roadmaps but most that people were going off of weren’t in spread sheets. I’m not saying this is true I am just saying this looks more real than the random piece of paper someone supposedly got from some source with a verizon device on it. I guess we will find out if these hold true in the next coming weeks/months

    • Anonymous

      Have you ever actually looked in Verizon’s system? Many of the pages you’d find look very unprofessional. I would know.

  • I might have to hold out for the Vigor

  • Interstellarmind

    come on, HTC. bump up a month and totally shame samsung and moto.

    (or perhaps, HTC truly is playing the customer focus angle, and letting the big guys battle it out so that loyal fans of HTC that are left can pick up the vigor, and spread it’s goodness via word of mouth? slow and steady wins the race?)

    at this point: htc can do no wrong in my eyes.

    • Floridas2012

      Agree I plan on sticking with HTC phones I curently have an Dinc2 and love it espesoly sense.

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    Bellisimo!!

  • CaptM

    Oh Come On People, all this is is an Excel Spreadsheet, anyone could have made it.
    How can anyone take this for anything Official?
    I can make the same thing and take a photo of the monitor.

    People can be so gulible.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe you should make another post saying you could make this. We get it it could be fake nobody is saying it is the real deal.

  • UncannyValley

      @comiskeybum
    It’s been out here since June 18, I just have a great dislike for the carrier (claro).And I’m not one to take pictures of a pretty well know device(s) (whats the point, bragging?), maybe if it was one of the variants(sprint,tmo,verizon etc…
    @chris125 I thought it was released on Feb.

  • Ror1997

    I Hope the HTC Vigor isnt verizons evo shift…

  • Buckgrad

    Still think the Stratosphere will be a 4G GS2. Going head to head with the Bionic on the same day would be an interesting fight. I’ll go with the GS2.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah but it might be a slider.  I dont want a stupid keyboard.  Now if it was really a gs2 LTE without a keyboard that’d be awesome.  

      • Buckgrad

        Agreed. The slider would kill it for me.

    • Anonymous

      The chances of Verizon releasing two dual core lte handsets on the same day are very low. They would lose so much money in sales by doing that, which I’m sure they looked into.

      • Anonymous

        How would they lose sales? If 100 people wanted to buy a new phone and 50 got 1 and 50 got another they still are selling 100 phones.

        • Anonymous

          100 people buy a phone, come to find out one they like more comes out. 50 people buy another phone. See how it works?

          • Anonymous

            That happens now anyway. Not to mention they are still making money so once again your point is moot.

          • Anonymous

            You completely missed the point of my comment.

          • Anonymous

            Buyers remorse happens alot they are still getting sales I understand what you are saying but it doesn’t mean they won’t do it.

          • Nonyabizz

            If SGII and Bionic were even released within 30 days apart I’m sure they’ll have returns/swaps anyway.  So why not release both and not have to worry about the onslaught of users buying temp to return later.  I hear this method being used often for people craving the latest tech OR wanting to just try out a phone.

          • Anonymous

            Because that would be to logical for verizon lol.

      • Mrbrooks418

        That woundnt happen for the sheer fact that Verizon favores Motorola over any other Vendor they deal with. they would push the nearly year old annouced motorola Bionic over samsung and definitly over HTC….

        • Jake

          Verizon favors Verizon over everyone. It’s business, and they’re not going to allow a sinking vendor to drag them down for the sake of “loyalty”. Sure, the original Droid launch, which was a combined effort by VZW and Moto, was a big boost to both companies. However, Motorola’s repeated blunders (eg delayed updates, delayed phones, delayed LTE upgrade for Xoom, inferior/rushed-to-market Xoom) are hurting. Plus, Moto has started releasing high-end phones on other carriers, and VZW embraced one of Moto’s biggest competitors, Apple (and agreed to no bloatware and no VZE branding on the iphone…that’s major). So VZW and Moto aren’t as tight as you may think. It’s business, not personal.

          If the iPhone 5 launches in September, then it makes sense for both the Bionic and the Stratosphere (assuming it’s the SGSII) to also launch in September. If only the Bionic were launching, then the news would bill it as iPhone vs Bionic, and iPhone would SLAUGHTER the Bionic in sales. By releasing two big Android phones, then the battle would be redefined as iPhone vs Android. The combined sales of Bionic and the Statosphere would appear to be more competitive against the iPhone.

          • Anonymous

            Very true verizon may see it as a chance to get both those who want the bionic and those who want the sgs2 both on the same day. They want people locked into contracts they make more money off contracts anyway. Moto had its chance and fumbled it verizon needs some money makers before the iphone launch since they know it will sell like hot cakes.

        • Jake

          Verizon favors Verizon over everyone. It’s business, and they’re not going to allow a sinking vendor to drag them down for the sake of “loyalty”. Sure, the original Droid launch, which was a combined effort by VZW and Moto, was a big boost to both companies. However, Motorola’s repeated blunders (eg delayed updates, delayed phones, delayed LTE upgrade for Xoom, inferior/rushed-to-market Xoom) are hurting. Plus, Moto has started releasing high-end phones on other carriers, and VZW embraced one of Moto’s biggest competitors, Apple (and agreed to no bloatware and no VZE branding on the iphone…that’s major). So VZW and Moto aren’t as tight as you may think. It’s business, not personal.

          If the iPhone 5 launches in September, then it makes sense for both the Bionic and the Stratosphere (assuming it’s the SGSII) to also launch in September. If only the Bionic were launching, then the news would bill it as iPhone vs Bionic, and iPhone would SLAUGHTER the Bionic in sales. By releasing two big Android phones, then the battle would be redefined as iPhone vs Android. The combined sales of Bionic and the Statosphere would appear to be more competitive against the iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    The Samsung Aegis was reported back in July to be a netbook, so the stratosphere being the gs2 is not definite.  Since August release dates are absent from this spreadsheet (and if it is trustworthy) the gs2 could be coming up on the rumored 8/12 date.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/rumored-devices/98432-unofficial-verizon-roadmap.html

    • Anonymous

      BUT,  it would not support LTE.  The GS2 is the thinnest smartphone and it would have to get a lot THICKER to support an LTE chip.  

      Its an awesome phone but I want LTE

      • Anonymous

        It wouldnt have to be that much thicker look what they did with the sprint version just made it a little larger and thicker to get the wimax radio in so it wouldnt be a stretch to see lte in the sgs2

        • Anonymous

          Wimax isn’t as big a chip as LTE.

          • Anonymous

            They are close in size though. I was just saying if they are willing to change it for sprint I can see them doing the same for verizon.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t you think we would have heard something by now if it’s to be released in a week?

  • angermeans

    The HTC Vigor will be mine. Anyone with plans to purchase the very underwhelming (and more than likely locked down) Motorola Bionic has to have a few screws loose with the much better and exciting Vigor (name will be different)

    • Anonymous

      LOL your hilarious.  You act like HTC does not lock their phones.  I know they started unlocking them but they never said they would be unlocked at time of release.  

      And by the way……….HTC’s track record is nothing to brag about.

      • Anonymous

        Neither is their battery life lol

      • Mrbrooks418

        HTC’s track record has been fine with they exception of VZW’s thunderbolt. i still thing its more on VZW side than HTC’s….

        • Anonymous

          Evo had just as many issues as the TB. It isn’t verizon it is htc they have bad battery life and their build quality is questionable at times.

    • Anonymous

      Or maybe you’re just an HTC fanboy incapable of logic or reason?

  • UncannyValley

    September 8!!!… might as well wait for the Nexus Prime(or the gs3 if it doesn’t hit a carrier wall). It’s a shame this is truly a great phone(i’ve played with it a couple of times), but this would be 7 months old by then.

    Thanks At&t,Tmo,Verizon and Sprint.

    • Anonymous

      I dont believe for a second that you’ve played with it and not taken a picture of it

    • Anonymous

      the sgs2 is 4 months old come sept. The bionic is like 8 months old

      • Anonymous

        Not really 8 months old because that was a totally different phone back in january.  The entire phone was scrapped in favor of this one.  This one was finalized in late June according to reports.  So its not old.

        • Anonymous

          well for smartphones it is old lol since it seems like every few months phones are outdated anymore.

      • Mrbrooks418

        YEP, and the HTC VIGOR is so new, were just hearing about it. Probably why it’s gonna have the fastest cores(1.5) and best screen res.(720P)

  • Ror1997

    Since the fascinate is “retired” can i brake the fascinate and get one of the new samsungs?

    • Anonymous

      I am sure they have lots of replacement fascinates waiting I would say wait a few months and then try

  • Sporttster

    Patience….patience…I need to learn PATIENCE!! RIGHT NOW!!!!! SEPTEMBER!

  • Pnicuh

    Sweet September 8th then for Droid Bionic, am gonna pre-order so maybe the end of August? =)

    • Anonymous

      Should be the Thursday before.  So 9/1 at midnight 

      • Pnicuh

        kool, thanx

        • Anonymous

          There was a report that a ton of Bionics have already rolled off the assembly line so there really shouldnt be too much of a problem getting one on pre-order day.  My 12MBPS internet is ready to do, lol. 

  • Daniel

    This spreadsheet is a joke… Verizon would never say one device is replacing another device… Lg won’t call their new device the revolution 2, after the first one didn’t sell and was released in the same year… And the author was saying that everyone knew the bionic would b released on the 8th… Who the hell knew that?

    • Anonymous

      They do it all the time.

  • Mrbrooks418

    HTC Vigor is gonna crush any other phone on the market. Dual 1.5 cores, 720P screen res, brand new Graphic processor, etc. And their saying it’s the Thunderbolt replacement? Im gonna have to accidently run my TB over come this OCT……… LMAO

    • Anonymous

      I’ll believe it when I see it.  Im not saying its not possible.  But HTC has been quit shitty in my experience.  But I hope your right.

    • Anonymous

      You won’t get it because they will have plenty of tb replacments

    • Q

      Dont forget a 1400mah battery! lol 

    • Anonymous

      No it’s not a brand new graphics processor, it’s an Adreno 220, the same GPU that’s in the Sensation and Evo 3D.  The processor will only be a little faster than either of those and you likely won’t notice a difference particularly if it has a 1280×720 resolution.

  • Which one has a keyboard?

    …Oh. ._.

  • Which one has a keyboard?

    …Oh. ._.

  • Ebourlet

    Funny everyone gets worked up about these supposed leaks… To date I don’t know of one that has even come within a month of the actual release date. I sure miss the days of when sources were vetted before people just spread rumors they heard from a guy that heard it from friend… Heck you guys spread numerous rumors about the Charge then the Bionic now a Samsung LTE that has not even cleard the FCC with a 700MHz radio and yet you clain to be Verizon LTE. How will they get a phone to market in a month that has not even cleard FCC yet?

  • Ebourlet

    Funny everyone gets worked up about these supposed leaks… To date I don’t know of one that has even come within a month of the actual release date. I sure miss the days of when sources were vetted before people just spread rumors they heard from a guy that heard it from friend… Heck you guys spread numerous rumors about the Charge then the Bionic now a Samsung LTE that has not even cleard the FCC with a 700MHz radio and yet you clain to be Verizon LTE. How will they get a phone to market in a month that has not even cleard FCC yet?

    • Anonymous

      the slider passed through the fcc and also the leaks about the droid 3 were spot on so if you dont care then why are you on here?

  • i am so effing torn now between upgrading next month to either bionic or w.e the equivalent is on samsung….OR just simply playing the waiting game that much longer to the end of/beggining off 2011/2012 and just get me some quad core mofo goodness.

    • Anonymous

      Please believe me when I tell you this.  The first quad core phones will be a complete waste of time and money because software for OS and APPS wont be optimized for it FOR A LONG LONG TIME.  It will be kinda like having a huge powerful engine in your car but the Transmission cant handle the power.  

      Not to mention 4 cores will absolutley KILL YOUR BATTERY.   Battery technology will need to catch up as well.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t expect quad core phones until mid next year at the earliest.

  • Wunderwaffe

    Samsung Illusion= GSII

    • Anonymous

      I dont think so because it was never called the viper if you look it says thats what it was originally called.

  • Loreal

    WTF?!!  I am sick of waiting for all these new 4G phones.  Dammit Verizon, get your shit together!

    • Anonymous

      then you will bitch when they come out that you have too many options.

  • SG!!

    SGII Release Date=August or 9/29 

  • Anonymous

    Come on Bionic!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Who in their right mind is still using Blackberry?  Their OS is sooooo shitty.  I dont have a single friend using them anymore.  

    • Anonymous

      businesses simply for the great email and security.

      • Anonymous

        I dunno dude.  3 of my friends work in “business”  in Chicago and all 3 of their companies switched to either Android or iphone.  

        • what he said

        • Anonymous

          Well they are still using blackberry in the past capital and county buildings. But I get your point and yes rim is sinking.

    • Anonymous

      Bottom line is that Blackberry is losing Market Share like someone pulled the plug from a drain!!

    • Anonymous

      unfortunately i do. ive had it for 2 years and am waiting for the GSII or Vigor.  I have to agree, Blackberry is a p.o.s.

  • Itsover

    I smell something fishy here hmmmmm

    • Anonymous

      Close your legs

  • CaptM

    I can create an Excel Spreadsheet also and I say the the Driod Bionic will be release…….wait for it…….wait for it….Sept………8th!!!!!
    TaaaDaaa

  • Anonymous

    Damn! Blackberry Playbook is TBD! Why lord? Why?…Verizon, you suck!

    • Anonymous

      4g curve sept 8 lol

  • KevParlee

    In all Honesty, the Bionic was a sweet phone in March… and now were getting a 6month even older technology. Might as well wait for a quad core by now.  I could possibly choose a D3 because of Battery life/Keyboard

    • DBK

      The Bionic is up to date technology wise. It will be slightly more advanced than the D3. 

    • Anonymous

      Wait, you’re considering getting a D3 but call the Bionic outdated?  Hey buddy, the original Bionic that was scheduled for March was a completely different phone, the one that we will be seeing has been upgraded significantly.  It was delayed because of problems which led to a redesign, get over it.

  • Mitchell131173

    why do these cell company do that drag everthing out that is so stupid why dont they just tell you hey you never no it mite drum up more business

    • Anonymous

      Because of unforseen delays? I mean look at the bionic that is a prime example of people getting up in arms over release dates.

  • Droidl

    September= Android Overload!

    • Droidl

      4G Overload too o.o

  • OH YEAH

  • Anonymous

    It seems strange they would launch 3 4g phones on the same day(stratosphere, bionic, curve)

    • Anonymous

      Well if you consider that Blackberry is pertty much a back burner brand now and only loyal blackberry people will buy it.  That does not directly compete with an Android OS Bionic for example.  And as for the Samsung if it only has one core then it will be considered a mid-range phone which does not compete with Bionic either.  Im sure spec wise that the Bionic will be the best device that day.

      • Anonymous

        in other words im saying these phones dont match up market share wise.  

      • Anonymous

        Well yes that could be the case I just thing it would help that the curve has 4g, not to compete but just to help get blackberry back from the dead. Even if the samsung is only single core I think some would be more inclined to get that since the unlocked bootloader even with lesser specs.

        • Anonymous

          true but not everyone cares about bootloaders.  For example I plan to cover up motoblur on the bionic with GoLauncher and im happy with that.  If moto unlocks it later I might experiment but i could really care less.  I just want a phone with good specs.

          • Anonymous

            I agree and some don’t care i don’t really care I just want to be able to root and remove the bloatware and maybe blur so there is no lag. I will definitely be checking out all of these.

          • Anonymous

            Even with motoBlur enabled and running GoLauncher I doubt you will see any lag because it has 1GB of Ram.  And its been pretty much proven that when your not using the “webtop” that the entire 1GB of Ram is free for the phone to use.  

            So I bet you can put a bunch of shit on the phone and never see any significant lag.

          • Anonymous

            I hope that is the case but some are seeing lag with the photon and it has 1gb ram also.

          • Anonymous

            Really?  Thats odd.  But it could be something as simple as the Android OS just needs tweaked a little with an update or something.  Or maybe because its on shitty AT&T??  LOL.  

          • Anonymous

            The photon is on sprint which isnt much better so who knows I guess we will have to wait and see how the bionic performs.

          • Anonymous

            Oh sorry i was thinking of the Atrix

          • Anonymous

            I agree and some don’t care i don’t really care I just want to be able to root and remove the bloatware and maybe blur so there is no lag. I will definitely be checking out all of these.

  • My question for everyone then: 

    Which phone will you upgrade to that will replace your OG Droid? 

    • Anonymous

      I think people will need to see specs before they decide because it seems all of these phones especially those replacing other phones could have some really nice specs, but who knows until we see for sure.

    • Anonymous

      Bionic.  Since my first phone that was the startac ive always had motorola.  I see no reason to switch loyalties.  Especially with those cool docks available for it.  The only phone that would peak my interest equal to Bionic is an LTE Galaxy S 2.  My friends have had HTC phones and all of them have problems so I could care less about the Vigor.  that will probablly be made out of lego like plastic.  

      • Anonymous

        II think you have something backwards, it is Samsung that males the cheap feeling LEGO block phones.

    • DBK

      Droid 3 (I needs a keyboard)  😛

    • Anonymous

      Bionic.  GS2 if it has LTE, I’d get it primarily because of the AMOLED+ display.

  • Taschwartz99

    This doesn’t include the Nexus Prime…which I read in a forum the other day is confirmed for Verizon

    • Anonymous

      Confirmation is pure bullshit.  If it was really and i mean really confirmed it would be big big big news.

      • Anonymous

        Who said anything about confirmation?

        • Anonymous

          ummmmmmm he did.  Read the original comment.  Dumbass.

          • Anonymous

            It didn’t show up right away and the androidcentral head honcho said it and he is usually spot on so boom kiss my ass douchebag=)

          • Jim Dandy

            Can’t we all just get along 😛

          • Okay, i dont get why you cant post using your facebook account when your on your phone, but im on my computer now…anyway, i read it in forums on android central, im not sure what credibility the guy has who posted it up…but everyone seemed to take his word

  • Anonymous

    I don’t believe any of these leaked documents.  We’ve seen them in the past, and they have been pretty much false hopes.  I can’t see Verizon releasing the Bionic and a Samsung product on the same day.  If they do, the Bionic is in BIG trouble.  I think people will opt for the Samsung just out of spite.  Or they may decide they have waited this long, what is another month and go for the Vigor or the iPhone 5..

    • Anonymous

      if it is the samsung slider which was rumored to not be dual core than some will get the bionic just because it is dual core.

      • Anonymous

        Can’t imagine Samsung putting out another single core unit.  What would make it any better than the Droid Charge?  Unless Verizon thinks people didn’t like the Charge because it did not have a sliding keyboard.  Personally, since Samsung used the word Stratosphere in their June Galaxy S2 promotions, I think it will be the GS2. But some of my Bionic predictions were wrong so who knows. 🙂 

        • Anonymous

          Well if it is the slider then it would give those who want a keyboard a 4g option. Just saying it doesnt make sense to release two dual core lte on the same day but who knows maybe they will do I would love that but just doesnt seem like that will happen

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what the revolution 2 specs will be? I would hope they make it like the g2x or other high end lg smartphone. Should be an interesting few months. Also that is a really short lifespan for the revolution also.

  • Eric815

    Verizon Adamant = iPhone5!!!

    Does anyone know anything about a Verizon branded phone called Adamant??

    My hunch is this is a place holder for iPhone5.

    Think about it… Verizon probably is sworn not to publish iphone release. But they probably need a place holder so Adamant could be a code name for it. Apple starts with A. Adamant starts with A.

    So Sept 29th seems like the release date. Timed after the Bionic starts to lose steam.

    • Anonymous

      look over at what it says it is replacing the salute. It isnt the iphone 5.

  • Niemeyer2010

    I would like some leaked pictures/info on the HTC Vigor! 😀

  • Martelus

    Played with a coworkers HTC sensation today, cool phone.  I’d like to see if that was the Verizon HTC Vigor.  Of course I’d also like to see if the HTC Vigor is this 720P 1.5ghz dual core ICS phone we’re hearing about.  Either way, Moto really messed this one up.  Releasing a phone 6 mos. late really threw it on the bottom of the list pretty quick.  Should have launched with the Thunderbolt, Rev and Charge and now it’s launching with their upgrades?  Lollerola, sell those stocks.

    • Anonymous

      Considering the fact that the TBolt, Revolution and Charge all sucked, perhaps Motorola made the right choice instead of launching a failed device that needs to be replaced so quickly.

      • Tarsis Brito

        lol could not agree more these stupid haters are just considering specs but not how the phone will function

  • J Dub

    Seriously? No phones in August? You suck VZW. Seriously. How many months has it been since you launched a phone worthy of upgrading from an OG? More than I care to count. I’m sure when the GS2 does launch it’ll will be fudged up. 

    • Anonymous

      The Droid 3 is nice.

  • Dean2359

    I would say that it’s a strong possiblity that the Stratosphere is a slider only because the bionic is scheduled for release the same day. I dont think the strat is the Gal S2 because there would be too much competition between similar technology and features.

  • takaides

    As I read this on my Xoom 3G, I notice on the far right column in the Xoom row, “3G to 4G upgrade process – could be one week earlier.” So… LTE update could come out as early as 9/2?

  • DBK

    Damn, that’s a lot of devices. It’s sad to see that they are planning to retire/replace the Cosmos Touch. It is a pretty nice feature phone (my dad and uncle have one).

    • Anonymous

      It is like they are releasing a bunch of phones in a couple months and then nothing for a few months. I mean the last LTE phone was launched what a few months ago?

      • DBK

        It’s like they are getting out all their dual cores as quickly as possible so they can concentrate on their quad cores…..  -__-

        • DBK

          I agree with you, chris125, btw.  🙂

        • Anonymous

          they will get all these phones and then wait 6 months til others are releasing quad cores then continue with dual cores lol

          • DBK

            lol Most likely.  🙂

          • Anonymous

            Well I’m not complaining I just want a dual core lte I can only imagine the battery life of a quad core lte lol

          • DBK

            I just want dual core, 512MB or 1GB RAM (I really don’t care),  ICS, and a decent rear facing camera. Is that so much to ask for?

          • DBK

            I just want dual core, 512MB or 1GB RAM (I really don’t care),  ICS, and a decent rear facing camera. Is that so much to ask for?

  • Anonymous

    so the curve will be 4g? Nice for a blackberry. And that just shows how much of a mess the thunderbolt turned out to be since it is being replaced so soon. Also it doesnt seem like the vigor will be lte since all the lte phones say 4g

    • Yeea the thunderbolt was dookie

    • Eric Williams

      I don’t know why they are getting rid of the Thunderbolt so soon. It has to be making VZW tons of $$$$ in extended batteries and additional charger sales. LOL

      • Anonymous

        Because it is costing them so much in returns and replacements lol. I do agree they are probably making a killing on extra batteries and chargers.

    • The Observer

      It’s replacing the Tbolt, which is 4G, so it only makes sense that the Vigor is going to be a 4G phone.

    • The Observer

      It’s replacing the Tbolt, which is 4G, so it only makes sense that the Vigor is going to be a 4G phone.

      • Anonymous

        Yes but all the others that are 4g say 4g.

  • Someone tell me about the Nexus Prime launch date!!!  That’s all I care about!!!

    • EC8CH

      What this guy just said!

    • Anonymous

      September 42nd, 2011 on Vapor Wireless

    • EC8CH

      Launching “soon” on all carriers…. except Verizon

      *sad panda*

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    • Anonymous

      I just paid $ 23.87 for an iPod 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aS0Q

  • SjB

    little skeptical of waiting yet ANOTHER month to get the Vigor because of the Bionic delays, but it’s gonna be so much better than the Bionic that I can’t justify getting it and then having something so much better come out a month later.

    • You don’t even have confirmed specs

    • Anonymous

      It will also be an htc which we can see how that turns out for battery life.

  • Anonymous

    Is it me or is this carrier rebranding and dumb new phone names annoying?  Android manufacturers keep issuing incremental updated phones and rebranding them –  Apple atleast doesn’t have that issue.  WTF is an HTC Vigor?  I wish the Thunderbolt was named an Incredible 4G, a phone that has (or had) a good following and was highly successful.  Maybe the Vigor will be a slider, or could be a rebranded Sensation, or what the Thunderbolt should have been.  Who the hell knows, but maybe android phones would have more recognition if they could get past one or two models. My 2 cents!

    • Anonymous

      Apple does the same thing they only make small increases in each version and who cares what a phone is named?

  • Anonymous

    Is it me or is this carrier rebranding and dumb new phone names annoying?  Android manufacturers keep issuing incremental updated phones and rebranding them –  Apple atleast doesn’t have that issue.  WTF is an HTC Vigor?  I wish the Thunderbolt was named an Incredible 4G, a phone that has (or had) a good following and was highly successful.  Maybe the Vigor will be a slider, or could be a rebranded Sensation, or what the Thunderbolt should have been.  Who the hell knows, but maybe android phones would have more recognition if they could get past one or two models. My 2 cents!

  • Anonymous

    wow nice job IGN!!!!

  • EC8CH

    Wow says right on there Vigor is replacing Thunderbolt.

    That was a short lifespan.

    • palomosan

      Yep, I noticed that too, regardless of what paper says, I was going to…replace my Tbolt with the Vigor.

      • EC8CH

        HA!

    • Pnicuh

      lol indeed it is

  • Anonymous

    It may be that I have’t been paying attention but it was my understanding the the Bionic and the Targa were 2 different devices….but if my eyes are reading properly it says there “original name Targa” under the bionic….right?

    • Eric Williams

      The Bionic was to be release a while ago. It kept going back to the drawing board. At some point Moto decided to rebranded the up and coming Terga as the Bionic. 

      • Anonymous

        is that what happened? like a merged project? hopefully that quad core with a 13 MP camera targa we saw will launch eventually……though if the trend continues we can pretty much change all those 2011 dates to 2012

        • Eric Williams

          I think Motorola Mobility, through a lot of setback, has lost their direction and drive. 

  • Itstimemoto

    Will the HTC Vigor be a 4g or 3g? 

    • Eric Williams

      With the specs that have been flying around I would say 4G. If you put 3G in it that would be like a ferrari with a 55 MPH speed governor installed.

      • Itstimemoto

        Oh so the HTC Vigor will be the the same as the thunderbolt just better specs? Thanks 

  • Knightcrusader

    I have a feeling the Stratosphere is the slider we’ve been seeing, at least I hope it is cause that is what I am waiting to get. Wanting it aside, would VZW really push out the Bionic and SGII together on the same day? It makes more sense they have the powerhouse Bionic launching with a slower slider instead.

    Of course, when has VZW made sense…

    • EC8CH

      November 6, 2009

      • J Dub

        I see what you did there.

  • Jikhead

    This is all bad news for Motorola.  The price they will pay for the countless delays.  Now I will look into the Stratosphere and the Vigor as viable options instead.

  • Johnjr68

    Take a look at the Bionic.  What does “Upgraded to a level one launch mean?  any ideas out there?

    • Eric Williams

      I would assume it means that it’s the highest level and soon we will see tons of Bionic print and electronic ads like we did for other flagship devices. Based on specs I would call the Vigor a flagship more than the Bionic. But I guess it comes down to $$$ paid to get that level of displays

      • We don’t even have confirmed specs of the vigor

      • Anonymous

        What specs have you seen for the Vigor?  Please post for all to see.

  • me

    So do we officially know that the vigor is not a tab

    • NOT A TABLET

      It runs Android 2.3.4 as of now so it definitely not a tablet.

      • Anonymous

        Isn’t the HTC Flyer based on 2.3.X?

        • Correct, which is what I thought it might be if its not a smartphone, but it clearly says its replacing the ThunderBolt so its most likely not a tablet.

          Android 2.3 is running on the HTC Flyer / EVO View along with Sense 3.0

  • Damn, I really wish that Vigor was coming out 9/8 as well.. Its so hard to keep holding off for new phones, Ive been waiting so long as it is.  I don’t know if Ill make it to October once the Bionic and samsung come out, but I really want an HTC phone this time around. Well, worst case scenario, Ill have 2 upgrades to use, and Ill use them both if I have to!

  • Kwalker23

    I’ve had an idea of the Bionic release date for awhile thanks to a close friend who works pretty high in Verizon…check out my post over at HF

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1723868-Motorola-Droid-Bionic-quot-Targa-quot-pre-release-thread-Part-2/page53

  • Bet the GS2 is the Illusion lol.

    • EC8CH
      • Anonymous

        I almost moderated your post since there has been sooooo many spam links lately. Everytime I see a link it’s almost automatic. Until I clicked on the link and actually laughed out loud at this response. 🙂

        • EC8CH

          I’m glad my pain has brought you joy 🙂

  • N_350z

    sickkkkkkk cant wait to upgrade from my D1

    holding out for stratosphere or vigor

    if stratosphere is not Galaxy S2 then im going for the Vigor

  • T1392

    HTC Vigor ten days before my B-Day would be nice gift to myself thanks to both my parents upgrades I’ll use my last NE2 to get DROID BIONIC, Then use my pops to get the HTC Vigor, then hope verizon gets Nexus 3 and use moms upgrade. That is if I like any of the phones. Nexus 3 I’ll hold out on till the words “Verizon WILL NOT recive the Nexus 3” come from Google’s mouth. Then I’m in the same boat that I started in

  • Itstimemoto

    oh man I am so happy to see the release date of HTC Vigor, I just wish we had more info on it, like screen size n pics of it….Thanks Kellex

    • The Observer

      Smart money is a screen size of 4.3″ – 4.5″.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Damn… WTF am I suppose to buy now???

  • Anonymous

    Why do I think this looks fake? Because I could also create the same thing on Office using info I find on phonearena.com. 

  • Niroc

    Very excited about this post.  I need a replacement for my OG that has served me well for almost 2 years now.

    As a side note I find it interesting that the piece of crap I*hone is not mentioned anywhere.  Unless the above shot is just for Android devices.

    • Anonymous

      Apple won’t let info on the iPhone reach a spreadsheet like this.  There are probably 4 people in the world that know about the iPhone 5’s launch.

      • EC8CH

        Those 4 people are all lawyers preparing lawsuits.

        • Allen Smith

          lol That just made my day. Thank you

          • EC8CH

            Laughing at a screen has been patented by *pple…

            You will be served with a cease and desist letter shortly.

      • Anonymous

        Someone needs to knock Apple off their high horse.

        I thinks its amazing that Verizon would release the Bionic and the GSII (aka stratosphere) on the same day.

        Can the Verizon-Moto honeymoon possible be over???

        • Hi

          Stratosphere=Epic 4G. 

          • EC8CH

            shut your dirty dirty mouth 😛

          • I have to agree, and I hope thats the case since the Function should be coming out this month to fill the void.  It will be a great start for Q3, especially for Samsung and the way they talked about LTE during there earnings call, there “preparing to expand the Galaxy SII lineup with techology such as Long Term Evolution and HSPA+”

        • Destroythanet

          Gonna be hard to knock Apple off their high horse. I hear the Verizon’s version of the old iPhone 4 outsells all their LTE phones combined by a landslide.

          • Drgcream

            That’s cuz verizons lte phones r shit right now and I emphasize the words right now

      • Anonymous

        Steve Jobs
        Steve Jobs’ ego
        Steve Jobs’ alter ego
        Steve Jobs’ evil[er] twin.

  • Anonymous

    I’m excited but also a little peeved that all android phones are on a 6 month cycle now. Means more money i’ll be spending.

    • P!X3L

      It’s more about recent advances in technology (especially processors) that are driving new phone releases. In fact, there would be even less time in between releases if manufacturers didn’t have to sell the old cpus before releasing the new ones.

  • EC8CH

    BOTTOM LINE:

    GSII = Stratosphere = REJOICE
    GSII = Plato = REBELL

    • JD

      Stratosphere was previously know as Aegis …. Aegis was rumored to be a Netbook.

      Samsung making netbooks…. I doubt it. More likely a phone with a full qwerty keyboard. 

      • RogerDroid

        There is the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook…
        http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/chromebook

        but I’m [REALLY!!!] hoping for a Galaxy S2, as I had my OG stolen and have been holding out for a month now waiting for a worthy replacement.

      • Jake

        it clearly says android 2.3 smartphone

    • JD

      Stratosphere was previously know as Aegis …. Aegis was rumored to be a Netbook.

      Samsung making netbooks…. I doubt it. More likely a phone with a full qwerty keyboard. 

    • Anonymous

      GSII fans are in for a big letdown I think, you’re looking at it on that list…as the Samsung Illusion (similar vein as Fascinate), meaning it won’t be LTE.

      The Plato I bet is an ICS phone…
      No way VZ launches the GSII on the same day as the Bionic, the Stratosphere is out

      • Anonymous

        So you’re betting that the Stratosphere will be the keyboard phone that was leaked a couple weeks ago, that the GSII won’t launch until the very end of September and that they’ll be letting at least Sprint get ahead of them with 3.5G on the GSII. I just don’t see why they would wait so long to release the GSII if 4G wasn’t holding it up.

        And people have already commented on how Stratosphere would make sense for the GSII from all the quotes from Sammy. An Illusion/Fascinate similarity is at least as much of a stretch.

        • Anonymous

          “” I just don’t see why they would wait so long to release the GSII if 4G wasn’t holding it up.””

          Are you serious? How about beyond a silly signup page, Samsung has made NO official announcement of GSII arriving on ANY US carrier. You can hold out all the hope you want about the Stratosphere, but VZ has never released two similarly spec’d phones on the same day, and that’s not about to change. I have no doubt the Strat is the keyboard LTE slider we saw, now is it possible that that is a GSII variant for Verizon? and that’s how they got around LTE in the GSII form factor? Plausible but I still doubt it. Samsung just released a candybar LTE phone not 4 months ago (Charge)  and there’s no sign of EOL anywhere. 

          • Anonymous

            “How about beyond a silly signup page, Samsung has made NO official announcement of GSII arriving on ANY US carrier.”
            The Sprint variant has already passed through the FCC (http://www.droid-life.com/2011/07/27/galaxy-s-ii-for-sprint-hits-fcc-with-wimax-device-sales-pass-5-million-globally/)…pretty sure that’s pretty solid proof that Samsung is releasing it to US carriers…and will probably release sooner than 2 months from now…

          • Anonymous

            haha really? That’s your argument? That’s a leak at best. Where’s Samsung’s actual announcement? Don’t confuse fact from rumor. No one’s denying it’s coming but until Samsung does the big event like last year with all the models out, it’s vaporware. 

          • Anonymous

            An FCC filing is rumor? Wow.

          • Anonymous

            I called it a leak, but whatever floats your boat man. FCC filings have no bearing on release dates beyond, eventually. Doesn’t change there’s been no event to confirm a US launch on any carrier, and since they did it last year, and did it for GSII for every other region, and that press event hasn’t even been announced so you are still at LEAST a full month from launch. Truth hurts sometimes. 

          • You mad?

          • Anonymous

            No, more like disappointed. I’ve been following this site almost since the beginning and no other way but to say it…the quality of the discussions have greatly gone down here especially the last 2-3 months. It’s getting almost as bad as igadget. 

          • Anonymous

            Agreed.  Too much white noise like Godwin’s idiotic comment.

          • Anonymous

            Agreed.  Too much white noise like Godwin’s idiotic comment.

          • Hoosiercub

            Actually.. FCC filings bear no indication of anything.. Verizon branded HTC Merge.. just saying.

          • Sheabyrd1

            dude why must you crap all over the speculation of others and NEVER contribute other than bash ideas? You seem more and more like a droid-life troll than an informed enthusiast. ‘flame suit on as I am SURE you have some BS comment’. 😉

          • Anonymous

            troll? what? I just want to stick to the facts or really good leaks. Is that so hard? Everyone here has become an emotional wreck wanting things so badly basic common sense has gone out the window hanging onto any ASCII character that arranges with GSII. It’s an awesome but do we don’t even have a picture, or even a NAME for the damn GSII and people are all out arguing and DEFENDING it’s getting released in 3 weeks. Coming back down to reality isn’t trolling

          • Sheabyrd1

            “GSII fans are in for a big letdown I think, you’re looking at it on that list…as the Samsung Illusion (similar vein as Fascinate), meaning it won’t be LTE.” Pretty bold statement for a guy who needs FACTS. However I DO AGREE with you on this. Just do me a favor and read the last 10-15 of your posts and ask yourself why you are so negative and obtuse. With your logic 95% of this site is pointless to you….But you still read the posts/articles/fanfare. Remember why you are at this site bud. Contribute don’t hate. I know you will respond to this but my point has been made. What phone are YOU waiting for if  (as it seems) you poo poo on “speculation”. 

          • Anonymous

            The irony of you quoting me was i clearly said “I think” meaning, just like everyone else, I’m wildly speculating there. You could also speculate the the GSII isn’t on that list at all. 

            ” With your logic 95% of this site is pointless to you….But you still read the posts/articles/fanfare” 

            Sadly you’re right here. There was a time this site was a lot more about tips/rooting/updates/specials and much less on the speculation unless there were solid sources to things. This flipped I’d say in the runup-hype-delay of the Thunderbolt and stayed that way ever since. Granted, life was simpler then, less devices and what not, but still. Where else are you going to go? AC? They should be renamed Sprint/evo central. I do contribute, a lot. But I can’t not call out stupidity when I see it. And telling me that because some phone made it through the FCC for ANOTHER carrier means verizon is going to get it, and it’s going to 4G AND release soon violates an insane amount of logic. 
            As for my next phone, no idea. I’m ok with my X for now, but living in the middle of an excellent 4G city I’m foolish for holding out on LTE much longer.

          • Sheabyrd1

            If you still are keeping up with this thread I think I am in the same boat as you. Running my DX OC and on justice I really don’t see a need to upgrade as I think LTE is still in its infacny and depending on the bionics battery life and thickness I don’t think that the technology has matured enough yet for me to switch. Plus our verizon rep has told us end of this year early 1st quater of 2012 they are flippin the switch here where I live. Just curious about anothers opinion. I DO think you are a informed andriod fan but I just feel I needed to call out the negativiy comming from your posts as of late. NOT trying to make you look like a cheese weiner lol.

          • Anonymous

            Please, 90% of the comments on this site have degraded into nothing but completely irrational speculation, hate and FUD, particularly towards one brand.  There is very little discussion based on fact going on here, it’s all biased nonsense.

          • Anonymous

            Samsung’s CEO said the GS2 is coming to America in August (about two weeks ago). 

          • Anonymous

            He said America, that would hold true if just one carrier gets the phone in August; they don’t all have to.

  • So uh, Curve is a 4g smartphone?

  • Andrew Akker

    Also, Vigor’s 10/5, not 10/6.

  • Poor Bionic

    • Anonymous

      i dont feel bad for the bionic at all, it will no doubt be a beast of a device….and a stable one…at least it better be stable theyve had 100 years to perfect it

  • Patrick Da Silva

    same for me

  • still have the OG Droid but after checking this roadmap out, looks like it might finally be retired 

  • Xunda10

    OMG! I think I just jizzed in my pants!

    • Muddy B00ts

      Can we please stop with the semen jokes already?

    • I’m Kick-Ass!

      Actually… that was me. I just jizzed your pants. Sorry about that Chief.

  • Patrick Da Silva

    before i upgrade i’ll wait for the vigor
    i was in doubt between bionic and sii
    but i think i’ll go with the vigor

  • Alex Lock

    i wanna know more about this “Stratophere ” and “virgo” ASAP

  • Anonymous

    I am thinking that if the Stratosphere is indeed the GS2 and it is 4g then the bionic will not stand a chance.  This is probably how Sanjay got away with saying the bionic would be the first dual core 4g, because its going to come out on the same day as the other 4g dual core.  At this point i might be getting the Samsung out of spite for how well Moto has screwed me with my XOOM 3g with maybe sd support tomorrow maybe.

    • Or the Illusion is the GS2 and 3G only . It has to be because we know for sure the Samsung slider is 4G and there’s no other 4G Samsung device anytime soon.

      • I’m Kick-Ass!

        No NO! Please not a slider.

  • Djlowproz

    My last NE2 upgrade is 9/25 so I will have to wait till after that, im thinking Bionic if is not a bust.

    • Just so you know, they don’t do NE2 anymore.

      • Anonymous

        You get one more.

      • dr154

        We still do NE2, just after they use it, no more afterwards Keith.

        • Anonymous

          So if you work for verizon, can you you confirm if the roadmap is true?

          • dr154

            i cant confirm nor deny this supposed roadmap

          • I’m Kick-Ass!

            Translation: If he indeed works for Verizon, he doesn’t have access to this level of sensitive data.

      • Djlowproz

        yes it shows it on my verizon account im elgible for a upgrade right now but if I wait till after 9/25 I will be able to use my ne2 discount and retire my D1

  • Brian Maresca

    Damn I still have my OG Droid…….should I wait the extra month after the Bionic’s release now and get the HTC Vigor?

  • I am really liking the Vigor so far… Hopefully the Thuunderbolt will have Gingerbread by then!

  • Andrew Akker

    No one’s excited about those Pantechs, eh?

  • Andrew Akker

    No one’s excited about those Pantechs, eh?

  • Jim Dandy

    This season’s phones were so horrible they are getting replaced the same year they came out 😛

    • Anonymous

      First gen 4G LTE never stood a chance.  They were all phones built on last year’s tech.

      • Patrick Da Silva

        what do you think is best kellex the sii or the vigor(as per the specs)

  • Anonymous

    HTC Vigor on my Birthday. Excellent present for myself. :]

    • Adam Wiggins

      My birthday too and I was thinking the same thing.  How can my wife say no to me on my birthday??

  • Kiter86

    First!!