It looks like Verizon has a serious case of the “leakies.” Somebody inside the company just leaked a supposedly official roadmap of the company’s upcoming devices. The roadmap extends all the way from September to January of next year. If we’re to believe this leak, Verizon will release a total of 9 new Android devices in that time frame. Let’s take a look.
- Droid Bionic — September 8th — We know all about the Droid Bionic at this point. All that’s left to do is wait one more month.
- Samsung Stratosphere — September 8th — Word on the street is the Stratosphere will replace Verizon’s Fascinate. It will launch with 4G LTE support and Android 2.3.
- Motorola XOOM 4G LTE — September 8th — Nothing to report here. It’s just the Xoom with 4G support.
- Samsung Illusion — September 29th — A 3G device running Android 2.3, most likely aimed at the low- to mid-end section of the market.
- HTC Bliss — September 29th — Another Android phone powered by Gingerbread. However, this will one will supposedly be marketed to women.
- HTC Vigor — October 6th — It looks like the HTC Vigor will replace the HTC Thunderbolt.
- LG Revolution 2 — October 20th — You guessed it! This one will replace the LG Revolution.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab P8 — November — A 4G LTE tablet that could very well be the Galaxy Tab 8.9.
- Samsung Plato — January — This is one quite interesting. The device was, for some reason, pushed back to January. Last time I checked, Ice Cream Sandwich will be released this Christmas. So, the Plato will be either one of the first Android devices to run ICS or it will be outdated at launch. Humongous difference between the two.
There you have it. A total of nine Android devices, all coming out over the next few months. I fear my wallet won’t make it through this Christmas shopping season.