Verizon has one killer lineup of devices. In the past six months alone, Big Red has launched a flurry of LTE powered smartphones from all different manufacturers, in a range of specs and sizes. But when is enough, enough?
A new handset for Verizon has been leaked today being called the LG Spectrum (Revolution 2). Rumored to launch with support for Verizon’s LTE network, the Spectrum is said to come packing a 720p display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and an eight megapixel camera. If the Spectrum sounds familiar already, that’s because it’s essentially the Verizon version of the LG Optimus LTE. Or LG Nitro for AT&T. All three devices may look slightly different, but their internals are all the same.
While the Spectrum will undoubtedly be a welcome addition for some, others may argue that Verizon is reaching the point of over saturation. A wide range of options to suit everyone’s taste is great, but has Verizon taken it too far?
Let’s take a look at Verizon’s lineup. Including devices that are slated to release shortly, Verizon carries the Droid Bionic, Motorola Razr, HTC Rezound, Galaxy Nexus, Droid 4, Samsung Illusion, Samsung Stratosphere, Droid 3, HTC Thunderbolt, LG Enlighten, Pantech Breakout, HTC Rhyme, Droid Charge, LG Revolution, Xperia Play, Droid X2, G’zOne Commando, Droid Incredible 2, LG Vortex, Motorola Citrus, Samsung Continuum, Samsung Fascinate and Motorola Droid Pro.
Just in case you stopped counting, that’s a grand total of 23 devices not counting the Spectrum. 23 devices that have to be maintained with security and firmware updates among other things. In my mind, that is simply way too many devices for the average consumer to ever make an educated decision.
Did you know that if you visit Verizon’s website, you can buy a certified pre-owned Droid Pro for $49 dollars with a two-year contract? Did you know that a brand new Droid Pro with a two-year contract is free? Verizon is carrying so many devices, they can’t even properly manage their own system.
Of course, getting rid of some older devices would help keep things straightened out. Slowing down would do a lot of good and keep this problem from happening again.
Everyone wants their chance at releasing the next big device on the number one carrier in America. And everyone should get that chance, but maybe they should only get it once every six months.
What do you think? Is Verizon’s massive, ever-growing lineup for the best, or is it too much of a good thing? Let us know in the comments below.