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Verizon Roadmap: DROID Incredible X in November, Spectrum 2 in October, Lumia 920 and More

A purported Verizon roadmap obtained by the folks at PhoneArena may give us a look at the smartphone rollout schedule for the next couple of months. It’s filled with Android devices, some of which you’ll care about, others you may not. If anything, it appears as if Verizon isn’t about to slow down now that the iPhone 5 is out. No sir, we are going to see top Android phones, the new Windows Phone 8 devices, and even a new Blackberry 10 phone. It’s a good time to be a Verizon customer. 

HTC DROID Incredible X

The HTC “dlx” (yes that’s DLX not DiX) will apparently roll with the name DROID Incredible X when in launches some time in November. I’m not going to lie, I think the name is ridiculous, but I get what they are doing. Take the HTC One X which Verizon foolishly passed on initially, then decide now that they want one after seeing it’s success, know that they have to make it an Incredible if they do carry it, so let’s call it the DROID Incredible X! We had previously heard that the device would be “DROID” branded, so this makes sense. We also know that the device will potentially run a new Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, have 1.5GB of RAM, and a 5″ 1080p display with 480ppi. This is the phone that has me more excited than any other phone of 2012. Well, besides the next Nexus.

LG Spectrum 2

We have been covering the LG Spectrum 2 for months now, but it may finally launch in October. As you may recall, this is essentially the Optimus LTE2 and is a solid phone with mostly beefed up specs. It has a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, NFC, LTE, a 4.7″ HD IPS+ display, and 16GB of internal storage. The only thing to remember here, is that this is not the new Optimus G. Not that it’ll be a bad phone, but I’d be worried about purchasing this when LG is likely to focus all of their efforts on the G over this. Ask any original Spectrum owner what they think about LG and their software update time lines and you aren’t going to hear many good things.

Samsung Stratosphere 2

We have also been talking about the Samsung Stratosphere 2 for a couple of months and are surprised that it hasn’t been released already. For keyboard lovers, this may end up being one of your last options. It should get a beefed up Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, a Super AMOLED Plus display, and again, have an actual physical keyboard for you to tap away on. The original Stratosphere was a low-end phone to say the least – this one should be decent. Today’s roadmap claims that we should see it any day now.

Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X

I’ll be perfectly honest, I’m super excited for these two new Windows Phone 8 devices from HTC and Nokia. I test drove a Lumia 900 for a weekend and loved the operating system. Unfortunately for the operating system, the phone itself was garbage. But even after Nokia put out a subpar device in the 900, the 920 looks to be amazing with new optics, a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 4.5″ HD display, NFC, LTE, 32GB of internal storage, and a big 2000mAh battery. The HTC Windows Phone 8X looks to be on par with the Lumia 920. It has a slightly smaller screen and less internal storage, but it does have HTC’s ImageSense chip, which means the camera will be awesome. We are looking at November for these two.

Blackberry 10

Blackberry 10! Apparently, this roadmap has this device penciled in for a Q1 2013 launch at the earliest. Some pics of a purported Blackberry 10 device popped up all over the place this week in case you were looking to catch a glimpse of it. Who knows if it’ll be worth talking about, but if anything, it’ll be nice to see RIM join the party that everyone else has been at since 2009.

Excited? So in November, you’ll have to choose between the Galaxy Note 2 and the Incredible X. Which one will it be?

Via:  PhoneArena

  • HTC awesome? same camerachip as the One-X. Look at the comparison from Engadget. The GSIII and OneX are bad in low light.

  • Dain Laguna

    im with kellen on the windowsphone boat; super excited. i already have an n7 so my next phone just needs a decent os and an epic camera.

    as far as a new gnex goes, count me as one of the folks who hopes its more than just a refresh.as in, i want something totally new.

  • Shmoe

    Note II, definitely. More screen, more storage options, more battery, more power, more, more, more… Verizon has plenty of great options for those who want a regular Android smartphone. However, if you really want a PHABLET, why pussyfoot around?

  • Any day now? I want my stratosphere 2! Give me a date, document! A date!

  • I’m looking forward to the Stratosphere II. I miss mine even now that I have a D4, but I am afraid that seeing how the GS3 and GN2 are with bootloaders, they may lock this baby down as well. And since I and a few others were pretty much the only dev team for the OG Strat, I don’t see it ever being hacked to get around it.

  • dsignori

    Dinc X all the way. However, it needs to have 2 things for me:
    1. Huge battery/Sufficient battery life – that 5″ 1080p screen is gonna suck battery power.
    2. Jelly Bean ( I’ll pass if this drops with ICS)

  • Chuck Finley

    Oh Verizon..why must you tempt and tease me with the further delay of that ZTE tablet and all of its Honeycomb goodness…

  • Jillxz

    HTC Incredible X has no SD card slot and no mention of NFC. Nope , this one won’t be for me. I’ll wait for something much better. Also , why don’t these companies put in 2 GB of ram instead of the 1GB that most use ?

    I a

  • Neomastermind

    What have they done the Incredible line of phones? They started off so good with the OG DInc, but they’ve fallen so far. OG DInc is the only DInc worthy of its name.

  • AJA0

    Why would you be more excited about dix than the note 2? Note 2 beats dix in every single area. Do you really just like dix that much?

    • trob6969

      Have you read the DLX specs and benchmarks? It TOTALLY stomps the Note 2!…well, if it has a microSD slot.

      • AJA0

        Uh… smaller screen, smaller battery, less RAM, probably feels like a brick (Like every other HTC phone I’ve ever touched), no stylus… No thanks.

        • trob6969

          When weighed against the dlx display, processor, and judging by the camera set that HTC put in its new Windows 8 phones which will probably be in the dlx too, the Note 2 still loses.

        • DanWazz

          The One X is no brick. That phone is light weight and gorgeous.

          • AJA0

            ..And has no microSD card slot. And has a crappy battery. And doesn’t have multi-tasking. And only has 1GB of RAM.

          • DanWazz

            @AJA0 I thought HTC brought back the multi-tasking just their version? I’m living fine with no SD card and my 1GB of RAM is killing it on my Nexus. The One X isn’t perfect, but what android phone is? I’ll chalk this one up to preference.

          • AJA0

            Their version of “multitasking” is that apps close themselves as soon as another opens IIRC. I’m not saying any Android phone is perfect, but HTC’s phones always have major problems with them (battery life, screen, signal strength).

  • Incredible X you are mine! It will be my last phone before the world ends lol Started with the Incredible, ending with an Incredible.

  • S_T_R

    The HTC DIX. I like it.

    No homo.

    Not that I have a problem with that. If you like DIX, then go for the gold.

  • Bionicman

    i have fond memories of my old Dinc and if the specs are amazing, it would make me think twice about not getting a new phone this year. though i would definitely still wait to see what the new Nexus is going to have.

  • Personally I’ll stick with my Gnex, just because it’s what I’ve got already. My wife, on the other hand, is on her third Incredible 2, so I think I’ll be upgrading her to the Incredible X. I’m still wondering how things are going to go as she’s on a plan with unlimited data, so re-signing probably won’t be an option and we may buy the device at full price, so I’m hoping it’s not TOO expensive, otherwise I’ll just put her on a Nexus like me.

  • DontBeConfused

    The supposed specs on the DIX has made it the only phone I’d consider dropping my galaxy s3 for

  • corymcnutt

    Why isn’t the Note 2 on the “road mao?”

    • Well, we know it’s coming out in November. Samsung already told us that, this is all of the rumored stuff.

  • Can’t wait for the DIX to launch and have a locked bootloader so Verizon can tell me what I can and can’t do with MY OWN phone.

  • Where’s the Note 2?

  • corymcnutt

    So why isn’t the Note 2 on the “road map?”

  • droidbeat

    What does “launch” mean, announced or on sale?

    • Paul

      On sale

  • RelentlessPace

    Would this mean us Verizon customers aren’t slated for the new Nexus?

  • Chey023

    I am waiting for the DroidHDXMaXXHDNexusXXXXXLTE2 and whatever other letter they through on. Jeez, a million phones, hard to keep up.

  • Wes

    November is so far away though. I’m becoming impatient.

  • Radgatt

    If this roadmap is accurate then there may be no Verizon nexus this year. I’m perfectly content with that droid incredible x. My first android phone was the original incredible. I would have still had that phone if it wasn’t for me dropping it on its face. Asurion sent me the incredible 2 but I just like the feel of the original incredible. I’ve had the bionic and the nexus. The nexus is cool and all but to be honest I’m too lazy to sit around and download different ROMs all day. HTC phones have always treated me well and I don’t think the incredible x will be any different. Whenever it comes out I will pay full retail for it so I can keep my unlimited data plan.

    • RelentlessPace

      I formerly owned the Incredible 2. It was my first Android phone as I had jumped from the iPhone with AT&T and wanted to try something new with Verizon. All in all, I thought the Inc2 was a really solid device and made me a fan of both Android and HTC. I hope this Inc X brings the thunder in a major way.

      • Derek

        HTC and all things “thunder” aren’t exactly a solid pairing.

        An HTC Thunderbolt Owner (on his soon to be 5th one)

        • Radgatt

          If you have a thunderbolt and got it the day it came out you should soon be eligible for an upgrade. If you don’t want to change plans because of unlimited data then you can pah full price to get out from under that thunderbolt. If you can’t afford that then I don’t know what to tell you.

    • cooksta32676

      They might just release a top tier device with no skin and pure Google instead of creating a whole new device. That would make sense.

  • Wes

    Def going to have to go with that DIX. Really hope the micro sd slot is there though.

  • MikeCiggy

    Dont see any nexus news for verizon 🙁 or anywhere. Either google is doing a hell of a job keeping it secret or we aren’t getting a new device this year.

    • Tony Allen

      Its probably going to be similar to the Gnex refresh we’ve seen hinted at for the GSM version. Myself, I still love my Nexus, its a better software experience than any of the other Android devices I’ve owned.

      • MikeCiggy

        I 100% agree. I love my Gnex, and i love it from release day and still love it. Which is something I have never been able to say after a year with the same device.

        However if a new Nexus comes out I can tell you i’d sell my Gnex and buy it just because I love having new tech in my hands. It’s more then just a phone to me it’s a hobby.

  • jldleo

    It will be a good time to be a Verizon customer
    a) When they keep their bloatware off our phones
    b) When they stop locking the bootloaders
    c) When they give as a REAL Nexus phone

    • chris125

      When they let us keep our unlimited data

      • Edwin M

        Too bad I can’t vote this up more. I’m clinging to my unlimited data like white on rice.

        • CopierITGuy

          …served on a paper plate in a snow storm!

          • You forgot “in a glass of milk” but thanks for reminding me to watch that movie again.

      • I’ll drink my own piss if that’s what it takes for me to keep my unlimited data!

        • trob6969

          You CAN keep your unlimited data plan but the catch is that you have to pay full price for a new phone or keep your current phone.

          • If I was rich I would totally do that.. but now I’m gonna try to upgrade to the Lumia 920 by calling verizon sales and to be able to keep my unlimited….

        • michael arazan

          So you wait 6 months for the phone you want to go eol or a clearance sale because they are getting new phones, I’ll wait 6 months for it to drop price. The phones no like the SG3 and new LG and HTC with snapdragons and new quad cores with 2 gigs of ram will be around for a while, they are 3 year phones at least, and are so powerful they will be fast until lte becomes faster to download and that’s not going to happen unless Google creates their own Carrier, crossing fingers.

          • I’m switching away from Android and getting a Nokia Lumia 920 anyways…..

    • They have amazing customer service and LTE coverage though.

      Also, I will only get excited once they announce OMAP 5 devices. S4 and the like are really just an incremental update.

    • Sporttster

      Pretty soon, it’ll be good to be a T-Mo customer because they have unlimited and none of the sharing data nonsense…..

      • yarrellray

        I have been extremely happy with the fact that I not only KICKED Verizon and it’s overrated cdma battery draining network to the curb in June. But I haven’t looked back and Tmobile and it’s GSM HSPA PLUS 42MPS network simply just works no outages and speeds are wonderful. Reception and signal strength are excellent and so is my unlimited data. Now it’s time for the GALAXY NOTE 2 arrival.. Good riddance to the overrated over priced and bloatware network that every loves to prop up like they are apple.

        • 80am

          So basically you can’t afford Verizon? Its cool dude, even the short bus riders need phones. Sounds like you found yours.

        • solomonshv

          your are either remarkably retarded or this is a sad T Mobile marketing ploy. T Mobile doesn’t have an unlimited data plan. after you use 2 gigs of data on their network they kick you off of HSPA and put you on EDGE, which is the same thing as having no data service anyway.

          the only carrier with an unlimited data plan is sprint. but i’m sticking with verizon.

          if you are on verizon and don’t have the unlimited data plan, just wait for the next double data promotion to upgrade your device. you get 4 gigs instead of 2 as the data cap. if 4GB isn’t enough for you, then i guess you will be paying retail price for your phone, like Europeans have been doing for ages.

  • xRand0mx

    I have to agree with you Kellex on the 920. Out of all the phones coming out I’m most excited for Nokia’s. Of course I don’t think I could jump ship yet but it sure does seem tempting. The camera alone makes me want to give it a shot.

    • ojaymayo22

      Couldn’t agree more. Sticking with my quality 4.1 Gnex until the Nokia Lumia 920 comes out

  • Clint O

    “you’ll have to choose between the Galaxy Note 2 and the Incredible X. Which one will it be?”
    Note 2 due to the pen functions

  • p_droid

    Out of all of these, I’m most excited for the Windows Phones. Nokia is innovating and doing cool stuff with the wireless charging feature, PureView, etc.

    • Sporttster

      Put a cover on the phone, which a majority do, there goes your wireless charging…..

      • Ochowie

        I really don’t understand the point of wireless charging. Until you can charge a large variety of devices from a single charge pad it is exactly the same as charging with a regular wire.

    • ojaymayo22

      Agreed. Lumia 920 or Nexus.

  • Mario Mendez

    The LG Optimus G excites me the most.

  • JG

    There never has or ever will be a good time to be a Verizon customer. Tmobile is on my radar right now. Picking up a 8X and a Note II and enjoying life free of carrier restrictions

    • WAldenIV

      Isn’t AT&T buying T-Mobile? If so, your freedom is bound to be short-lived.

      • Nope. The buy out didn’t pass regulators. Not happening anymore.

      • JG

        It fell through. I think ATT had to give them a couple billion dollars and the ability to roam on their network for like 6-7 years or something like that. To put it simply, T-mobile made out with a decent killing in their attempt to grow. And I want to help them fund that growth as well as help Verizon lose money 🙂 (even though I know them losing a customer that only gives them 180 month isn’t going to sting a bit.)

        • Trueblue711

          $180 a month is a good amount of money for one subscriber. As for T-Mobile, good luck with the service. I’m not being sarcastic — it’s just that everyone I know who has/had T-Mobile wasn’t reachable half the time I tried to contact them. Not to mention they don’t have real 4G.

          • They plan to piggyback at&T’s lte in 2013. Should be interesting.

          • none of these carriers have “real 4g”… once LTE A comes out then that’s “real” 4G

      • Trololo

        Do you live under a rock by any chance sir?

      • J Dub

        Where have you been hiding?

        • WAldenIV

          Under a rock, apparently.

    • Jillxz

      For me , it’s always a good time to be a Verizon customer. Verizon is the best we got in this area.

  • jak_341

    GNex 2 or bust! Where are the GNex2 rumors?

    • Mack

      Nexus anything really as long as it lands on Verizon, although I’m doubtful that’s going to happen.

  • DanWazz

    I’d be pissed if I were a Incredible 4G owner. At least the original Incredible is getting a proper successor. I will, from now on, refer to the “dlx” as the Incredible 2.

    • abqnm

      I hope that people didn’t believe it was a high-end phone. It was marketed as a mid-range device, not as a substitute for a One series. I think the Incredible 4G would be more suited to the name Incredible 3, as it was akin to the original Incredible line.

      • DanWazz

        I have to disagree. The original Incredible was a high end phone for the time. The DINC2 and DINC4G were/are mid range phones. This DIX seems like it will be a high end phone, more deserving of the Incredible moniker.

        • abqnm

          I agree with this. The Incredible was a high-end device, but the Incredible stuck around long after its time and became a mid-range device and the name has since devolved into mid-range devices. So it would be nice to get another high-end Incredible again. That said, unless HTC gets their act together with Sense, I can’t see myself getting this device, regardless of how awesome the specs are.

          • DanWazz

            Sadly you are right. I love my Original Incredible and still have a soft spot for the Incredible line of phones, however, I have since become a Nexus only fanboy and cannot stand skins, locked bootloaders, and am slowing becoming a crack flasher. The Incredible line will always have skins and should be the the premier line eof HTC phones for Verizon. I will never buy another one, but I hope the Incredible line becomes a high-end option for the user that does not care for such things but still wants high end specs.

    • trob6969

      Going by the product code number its probably going to be the rezound 2.

  • Johnny

    UPDATE: The Motorola DROID RAZR HD is scheduled to launch in the middle of Q4, according to the leaked document. The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD is also penciled for a November release.

    • Adam

      I was just at Verizon Today. Both The HD and the HD Maxx are set to release in 2 weeks

      • DER

        How do you know this?

      • Verizon usually doesn’t disclose that stuff….Did they actually tell you this? Technically Q4 starts today….so maybe…..????

    • Sporttster

      Happy with my Razr Maxx. Why would I need to upgrade? Don’t understand the need to jump constantly from phone to phone. I understood going from the Droid to the Maxx. That was a REAL upgrade and really made a huge difference in every way. Now the differences are minimal at best and the cost prohibitive. Sticking with the Maxx till it gives up the ghost….

      • fixxmyhead

        its cuz people have more money than sense these days

        • Adam

          don’t you mean more “dollars” than “sense.”

          • fixxmyhead

            whats the difference?

          • D. Roid

            play on words my good man

          • fixxmyhead

            i see

          • Jillxz

            Adam . it’s all the same lol

        • romma

          Sense? HTC FTW!

          • fixxmyhead

            NO!! i hate HTC and sense

      • trob6969

        I went from the original moto Droid to the rezound and I’m not switching to another phone until I can get 5″ 1080p HD, removable battery, AND microSD slot.

    • Larizard

      Here’s a funny thought: so what happens if the next Nexus also comes out around November? Would Google be competing against itself? just sayin. funny thought.

  • “I’ve got a hole that only the 5″ DIX can fill.” “Can’t wait to put a 5″ DIX to my mouth and ear” “Every time I think about the 5″ DIX I get a little excited”

    • r0lct

      You really don’t need two hands for a 5″ DIX

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        You don’t need two hands, but it is more fun that way.

    • r0lct

      If your 5″ DIX is turned off is it even noticeable?

    • r0lct

      you better get a serious cover for your DIX, don’t want it to get dirty

    • r0lct

      I keep jacking up on speed and and my DIX just can’t seem to last that long any more

    • The 5″ DIX sounds amazing but I’m afraid it might be too big for me.

      • Wes

        I see what you did there.

    • abqnm

      Haha I am surprised these comments didn’t start when the first article hinting at the name came out.

  • Bionic

    How about some Bionic ICS update news?

  • Here is to hoping HTC releases the ability to unlock the device over issuing a “Developer Edition”.

    • David Hayden

      Considering they’ve already been doing that, I don’t see what there is to worry about.

  • Captain_Doug

    So it is D-I(not L)-X…

    • Detonation

      yea I always had read it as the “DLX”

      • Futbolrunner

        Yeah me too

  • Isn’t the world ending the end of December anyway … so what’s the point of this article? LOL
    JK … thanks for the info gents! :^)

    • Sporttster

      Might end sooner if the wacked out Muslims burn everything down over some stupid movie…..

  • Jem

    More interested in news about the upcoming Nexus, but still nice to know what is upcoming otherwise.

  • John

    It’s so nice still being perfectly content w/ my current phone(gnexus). It used to never be like that, but a majority of these newer phones are good to enough to actually keep you happy during a bs contract term.

    • r0lct

      I think it mostly has to do with how far the software has come. IMO any of the recent hardware running stock JB would make me quite content.
      Having said that as a GN owner I would like an upgrade on camera, battery life and radio. So maybe a Note 2 is in my future as the lack of Nexus details leads me to believe it’s looking like 2013.

      • RW-1

        Totally with you there, I mean, lets face it, unless something fantastic occurs where you actually NEED the latest and greatist HW out there, you can get still get around quite well on a Gnex running stock JB, or even a custom ROM and OC it.
        It made sense to grab a Gnex as a progression from my OG, it while running JB as well was truly at it’s HW end as it was pushed as far as it could go, and we know it was shortchanged memory and storage wise (IMO if it had more it likely would have made it thru JB 🙂 )
        Gnex2 will be worth a look, but to me it is going to not only be what HW bang for my buck I get coming from the current Gnex, but what major innovation in the OS wil make me consider it as well, because the community will push out the OS releases to it long after VZ does.

    • mustbepbs

      After buying the Nexus 7, the only thing I want on my phone is stock JB. I currently have a GS3 and CM10 and PA are just not there yet. I’m really missing my GNEX :/. The GS3 power doesn’t matter to me anymore since I got my N7.

      I’m just waiting for my Verizon contract to end this time next year to sell my GS3, buy a GSM GNEX and switch to ST or TMO prepaid. **** the carriers.