Since we talked about Verizon’s epic Q4 2012 roadmap in a post earlier today, which ended by asking for your personal preference in the devices mentioned, we thought we may as well make it official with a poll. HTC has the DROID Incredible X in the works, Samsung the Galaxy Note 2, Motorola the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD, and LG the Spectrum 2. But beyond those, there are Windows Phone 8 devices, a new slider from Samsung, and others on the horizon. If you would pick one, what would it be?
Over the last week or so, the holiday lineup on Verizon has really started to take shape. Most companies took to press events at the end of August and beginning of September to announce their Q4 devices for Big Red, while others have remained slightly silent. Thanks to a handful of leaks and rumors though, we have been given a clear enough picture that we can at least start to talk about it. Verizon may have introduced questionable shared data plans, however, they still have the biggest LTE network in the land, and are also about to take back the “best device lineup in the land” crown as well. Q4 of 2012 is going to be a time to remember in the history of smartphones.
How are you going to decide which phone to get? Let’s walk through the expected lineup, with potential dates, and see if we can’t help.
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.
Mysterious 5 Inch HTC Device Shown in Press Render, Might Be Called ‘One X 5′ (Updated: Concept Art)
These days, you have to even take press renders with a grain of salt, but could this be the final rendering of the 5 inch HTC phone/tablet hybrid we have been hearing rumors about lately? We must say, the black and red is looking pretty good on this device, and would hopefully point it squarely in Verizon’s direction. And we also have a tentative name for this beast of a phone: the One X 5.
Update: The image above is a concept image by Flickr user Dannix. It’s not real, meaning the name won’t be HTC One X 5. Well, unless he’s just calling this a “concept” to keep HTC’s legal department off his case. We’re leaning towards it simply being a pretty picture. The artist also created a concept for the next HTC Flyer device which looks fancy, but again, is also just a concept.