Mar 11 AT 1:47 AM Taylor Wimberly 84 Comments

A closer look at Verizon’s upcoming onslaught of Android phones

Over the next six months Verizon will unleash one of the most impressive lineup of Android devices we have ever seen. There will be smartphones of all shapes and sizes including several lightning-fast 4G LTE models, a couple of dual-core beasts, devices made for play or work, and several sequels to some of our favorites. Check out the details of eight upcoming Verizon Android phones after the jump.

1. HTC Thunderbolt

HTC Thunderbolt kickstand

Everyone knows about the HTC Thunderbolt by now, which should be Verizon’s first 4G LTE phone. The device has been in testing for awhile as Verizon works out some issues, but it should be launching “by the end of Q2″. Rumored pricing places the Thunderbolt around $249-299 on contract. We are still waiting to learn how Verizon’s tiered 4G data will work on smartphones, but see the Xoom’s data plans for a preview of the pricing.

Highlights of the Thunderbolt include:

  • Android 2.2
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon single-core CPU (MSM8x55)
  • 4.3 inch WVGA TFT capacitive touch screen
  • 8MP with autofocus, LED Flash (2x LED), 1.3MP front facing camera
  • 8GB emmc + 768 RAM Memory card, preinstalled 32 GB microSD
  • 1400 mAh battery
  • Network support – Verizon 3G, 4G LTE

For more information see the HTC site.

2. LG Revolution

LG Revolution

The LG Revolution was another 4G LTE phone unveiled at CES that is slated for a Q2 release. This device is similar to the Thunderbolt in terms of CPU and display, but it has a few notable features like Qi wireless charging and support for voice over LTE (VoLTe). The Revolution recently passed through the FCC and is currently in testing, so there is a small chance it could beat the Thunderbolt to stores (unless HTC has some exclusive deal).

Highlights of the LG Revolution include:

  • Android 2.2
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon single-core CPU (MSM8x55)
  • 4.3-inch display (800 x 480)
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash, 1.3 front-facing camera
  • 16 GB internal storage, 512 MB RAM
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Network support – Verizon 3G, 4G LTE

For more information see the LG CES 2011 site.

3. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Xperia Play

The Xperia Play (aka PlayStation phone) was leaked a really long time ago and Sony Ericsson finally announced it at Mobile World Congress. This will be the first device to be PlayStation Certified and have access to the PlayStation Store. Gameloft will release their 10 best selling games for the Xperia Play’s launch and produce 10 more titles within six months. We don’t know when it will hit stores, but it should arrive by summer.

  • Android 2.3
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon single core CPU (MSM8x55)
  • 4 inch LED-backlit LCD display(480 x 854)
  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, VGA front-facing camera
  • 8 GB internal storage, 512 MB RAM
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Network support – Verizon 3G

For more information see the Sony Ericsson site.

4. Samsung Stealth

Samsung Stealth

Back at CES Verizon was calling this phone the “Samsung 4G LTE phone”, but it now sounds like they have decided on the name Stealth. This device is similar to the Galaxy S series since it has the same Humingbird CPU, but there are new additions like the Super AMOLED display and support for LTE. Current rumors suggest the Samsung Stealth will fly into Verizon stores by mid-April.

Highlights of the Samsung Stealth include:

  • Android 2.2
  • 1 GHz Hummingbird single-core CPU
  • 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus Display
  • 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Unknown memory
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Network support – Verizon 3G, 4G LTE

For more information see the Samsung press release.

5. Casio G’zOne Commando

Verizon Gzone

We have never mentioned Casio’s G’zOne Commando smartphone, but it was on display back at CES. The Commando is a rugged phone that is water resistant and designed for outdoor activities. Casio packed eight useful tools into this phone including an earth compass, walking counter, adventure training, thermometer, tides, sun/moon, and star gazer. Specs are unknown at this point, but it is rumored to have an 800 MHz processor.

For more coverage see PhoneScoop and AndroidSpin.

6. HTC Droid Incredible 2

HTC Incredible SNo real surprises here. HTC’s Droid Incredible was one of the best selling Android phones on Verizon and now they are launching a sequel. The Droid Incredible 2 will be nearly identical to the recently announced Incredible S. The design has been tweaked, processor and memory have been upgraded, and a front-facing camera was added. We have already seen the device pop up in Verizon’s inventory system and it’s currently being tested, so look for a release in the coming months.

Highlights of the Incredible 2 include:

  • 1 GHz Snapdragon single-core CPU (MSM8x55)
  • 4 inch display 480 x 800 resolution
  • 8 megapixel color camera with auto focus and dual LED flash, 720p HD video recording , 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • 1 GB internal storage (subject to change), 768 MB RAM
  • 1450 mAh battery
  • Network support – Verizon 3G

For more information see the HTC site.

7. Motorola Droid Bionic

Droid Bionic

The Droid Bionic was announced at CES and is Verizon’s first 4G smartphone with a dual-core CPU. It is similar to the Motorola Atrix 4G, but it gains a larger display while losing 512 MB RAM and the fingerprint scanner. If I was a Verizon customer, this phone would be at the top of my list. The scheduled release date is Q2.

Highlights of the Droid Bionic include:

  • Android 2.2
  • 1 GHz Tegra 2 dual-core CPU
  • 4.3 inch qHD (540 x 960) display
  • 8 megapixels camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480) front-facing camera
  • 16 GB internal storage, 512 MB RAM
  • 1930 mAh battery
  • Network support – Verizon 3G, 4G LTE

For more information see the Motorola site.

8. Motorola Droid X2

Droid X

Rounding out the group we have the Motorola Droid X2. We know from leaked pictures of the Droid X2 that it will look almost identical to the original, much the same way the Droid 2 resembled the Droid 1. However on the inside, Motorola has upgraded the specs to include a dual-core Tegra 2 chip. Overall the specs are pretty similar to the Droid Bionic, but the Droid X2 will only operate on Verizon’s 3G network and not support LTE. Expect a summer launch.

Rumored specs for the Droid X2 include:

  • 1 GHz Tegra 2 dual-core CPU
  • 4.3 inch qHD (540 x 960) display
  • 8 megapixels camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, front-facing camera
  • 16 GB internal storage, 512 MB RAM
  • Battery unknown
  • Network support – Verizon 3G

For more on the Droid X2 see our previous post.

Which one will you buy?

If you are looking for a new Android phone, it’s a good time to be a Verizon customer. Every one of these devices looks to be a quality product (Casio I’m not sure of yet) and Verizon has something that appeals to everyone but the fans of physical QWERTY keyboards.

These are all the phones we know about right now, but Verizon is likely to toss in a couple mid-range models from HTC and Motorola. I expect they will also launch the Samsung Galaxy S II and Motorola Droid 3, so Verizon could offer well over a dozen Android devices in the next six months.

Which Verizon phone do you want the most?

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  • http://Website theGman911

    First!! Thunderbolt or bionic….

  • http://Website John

    Nice title change ;)

    I def. noticed it when I saw the original…. poor timing.

  • http://Website ari-free

    ooo casio commando. Definitely want to know more about this one

  • http://Website Velhym

    I love my Droid X. Of the lot, I’d be all over a Droid X2 before anything else, just for the boost in specs. All the Single Core phones are a joke, and anything being released with Android 2.2 at this point I can’t take too seriously. LTE I don’t more or less care about. Its not in my area and won’t be for a while anyways. I’d also be reluctant to hop on it with pricing being uncertain. Paying more than I do right now wouldn’t be an option.

    To be completely honest, all it would take for Verizon to get my attention is to have a Google Experience phone released on their network like the original Droid. I don’t want anything to do with Sense, Blur, or TouchWiz at this point, any longer.

    • http://Website st4xor

      I think I’m waiting to see how things play out as well. I also don’t feel like paying a higher cell phone bill right now, and could probably live without 4G.

      A dual-core Google Experience Droid 3 would get my money on the spot (currently rocking the D1)… so I think I will be waiting to see how things play out for a bit…

  • http://Website Tito!

    They’re mostly all Single Core! XD
    Not Impressive, at all.

    • http://Website JAG

      Just MOTO likes dual cores…

  • http://Website Hans

    Seems like they’re focusing more on LTE than dual-core at the moment.

  • Dan Lazarides

    Good job on the title change

  • http://Website Mark

    It’s sad that zero, nada, zilch, NONE of these phones sport a qwerty keyboard. I would rather stick with my G2 than move to Verizon for any of these phones. Yes, I love my QWERTY keyboard THAT much. Processing power, screen size etc mostly always come second for me. What’s even more disappointing is that only ONE of these phones is dual core. I would advise anybody on the fence to stay away from this batch because right after them the Big Red will announce a new batch that will probably ALL have DC. It’s like they’re releasing last year’s phones. lol.

  • http://Website Android Sensei

    Here is a great comparison of Bionic vs. Thunderbolt vs. Revolution. Check out the chart and you decide:

  • http://Website Anonymous

    Wow, an interesting line up of phones.
    Hard to believe that only 2 of these phones (Droid Bionic & Droid X2) have dual core processors.

    I suppose it all depends on how long it takes to find a way to unlock the bootloader on the Motorola phones, including the Droid Bionic.
    And, also depends if Verizon keeps the 4G data pricing the same as the 3G unlimited or if they make it an option of 3G data or 4G data, and not force us to buy 4G data if were not in a 4G area.

    Those will help me decide which phone to replace my rooted HTC Droid Incredible.

  • http://Website Daniel

    I’m not too keen on the Stealth’s looks, but it ain’t too bad either. I’m just happy to see Samsung come up with their own design for a change. I can’t even remember the last time Samsung released a smartphone that didn’t either look like an Apple/HTC knockoff or be ugly as sin (like the Galaxy 5).

  • http://Website revs

    ill wait till i see some reviews this network might bomb like at&ts 4g
    niceeeee phones tho im impressed

    • http://Website eli

      No way does the att network even come close to comparing to the Verizon network. First of all att never en made a fuzz about 4g and it pop out a 4g phone. I imagine how stupid people could be to jump on this boat knowing how much the att network sucks, just for the phone. Why do u think jobs ended exclusivity with them and chose big red?!!!!

      • http://Website blahshed

        Why is apple not exclusive to ATT anymore? Because there getting there asses handed to them by android…either expand or keep failing

  • http://Website longhairbilly

    I doubt my next phone will be LTE. While I’d love to enjoy the faster speeds, I’m scared of the pricing. More of a concern is the data limits. Unlimited or nothing for me.

  • http://Website Richard

    Actually… NONE OF THESE DEVICES ARE ALL THAT IMPRESSIVE… Verizon lineup is WEAK… SPRINT LINEUP RULES.. Plus sprint has proven 4g device since June 2010…. SPRINT LINEUP 2011… Htc Evo 3D, Nexus S 4g, Htc Evo 4g, Htc Evo Shift 4g, Samsung Epic 4G, Htc Evo View 4g, Samsung galaxy tab, Blackberry playbook, What more needs to be said here.. Sprint has PIMP SLAPED EVERYONE AT CTIA… Every device in the Verizon lineup is last year’s specs except the Bionic and even that is behind with 512ram.. The Droidx2 is nothing to write home and tell nobody about might be dualcore but still last year’s specs… OPENLY VERIZON SUCKS and just want to OVERCHARGE for there CRAPPY LTE SERVICE… Glad sprint rules

    • http://Website eli

      I agree that the lineup us better but what the hell is a good lineup for if th network is crap! 4g? How can they even call that 4g? Damn wimax had to return it that same day I got it. Verizons 3g network is a lot faster than that so called 4g. Proven fact

      • http://Website Jim Howard

        I have a Sprint Epic which is a great phone, especially if you like a slide out qwerty keyboard. I find the unlimited 4G service to be pretty good, only a little slower than dsl.

        The sad thing is that Sprint can’t or won’t update the Epic to Android 2.2 (let alone anything beyond that).

        Sprint customers should avoid the Epic unless and until Sprint and Samsung figure out how to update its software.

        • Phil

          The 2.2 update already came out for the Epic

    • http://Website j smith

      TThunderbolt is a fine gizmo. It rules. Get ur head out of ur a..

  • http://Website MicroNix

    Bionic FTW!!

  • http://Website Rob

    The Incredible 2 does not currently have support for Verizon. Pocketnow has one and it works on T-Mobile network. Go watch their video.

  • http://Website Balthazar B

    None support global roaming? Then I don’t want any of them.

    The Bionic is the most forward-thinking spec-wise, but it’s not enough if it’s limited to VzW’s US-only network.

    @Richard: would agree that none of these are very impressive (but I don’t think Sprint’s current or known future lineup are that impressive, either).

    • Deter

      Do you not realize that LTE is the global standard going forward?

      • http://Website Balthazar B

        Yes, LTE will be the prevailing protocol going forward, but like GSM it will be supported on different frequencies in different geographic areas. Cribbed from Wikipedia:

        “The LTE standard can be used with many different frequency bands. There are planned 700 MHz deployments in North America (Verizon); 900, 1800, 2600 MHz in Europe; 1800 and 2600 MHz in Asia; 1800 MHz in Australia.

        The situation is similar to the GSM standard that is deployed worldwide on many GSM frequency bands, from which most popular are: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz. That is why phones from one country often do not work in other countries. For example, one needs at least a GSM quad-band handset (850/900/1800/1900) to be sure their phone will work in both North America and Europe. Consumers have the same problem with 3G technologies – the UMTS standard is deployed worldwide on 14 different UMTS frequency bands. For this reason, each 3.9G-supporting device will most likely provide fast internet access in one or two regions, while in others voice and data services with slower internet data-access will work when it is a GSM quad-band.”

        Besides, it will be at least a couple of years before LTE has significant coverage here or in Europe, so in the meantime the phone I want will support Euro UMTS bands in addition to VzW’s EVDO/CDMA bands. VzW LTE would be icing on the cake.

  • http://Website Ny

    Why is motorola aka king of the locked bootloader the only company bringing dual core phones to vzw? Wee all know that at the least lg and samsung could provide dual core phones. And if the htc pyramid is real then even htc could provide a dual core phone to vzw. Verizon and their customers are getting the shaft this year!

  • Black Kristos

    If the HTC Pyramid doesn’t end up being real and on T-Mobile by the start of Q3, I am certainly considering jumping ship for the Bionic or X2. Not too happy about the 512 RAM, but that 1930 mAh battery + dual-core is pretty hot!

  • http://Website Miguel

    I’m a T-Mobile customer. I have 2 lines. Nexus One and G2. So it’s not like I NEED to jump ship right now. But the Droid bionic looks very tempting.

    My biggest concerns are price and data caps. I know I am going to pay more than T-Mobile, but the question is how much more. I have 2 unlimited lines now. I might be able to get away with a set number of minutes per month so that might keep the price in check on Verizon.

    But my biggest concern is what kind of surcharge Verizon will charge for LTW, and their tiered service. I use about 3GB per month. I can see LTE eating throught that fast, since I eat throught that in several days of YouTube HQ viewing on HSPA+.

    Plus the Nexus One and the G2 have free tethering so I save money there… oh wtf… decisions!

    • WickedToby741

      Verizon would be smart to keep unlimited plans, but we’ll see where that goes. Also, you should be able to get free tethering just by rooting, but again, if unlimited data plans are abolished what is the point in tethering. If they do go to tiered data plans, The best plan for them to offer would be 2 or 3 GB’s of 4G LTE and then unlimited 3G for like $40 instead of making both 3G and 4G tiered.

  • http://Website bingobingo

    how come the single core processor get more ram then the dual core?

  • http://Website cash

    Im kinda over the thunderbolt, it seems like an hold phone now. We’ve been hearing anout it forever and now there’s better products on the way

  • Deter

    Looking at the Bionic for my next upgrade at this point. I don’t think the lower RAM will be as noticeable as people think when you consider the dual core (at least not until there is something with both). Personally I’m not interested in any of the others due to simple facts. I already have a single core CDMA phone, so the only phone thats a true upgrade is the Bionic. Hopefully more are on the way, and i would for sure like to see something like the Bionic with a QWERTY, perhaps a Droid 3?

  • http://Website AceoStar

    :( I hope Sprint’s lineup is looking a bit more strong than this. I’m pretty close to picking up the Atrix, but I’d love a 4.3 dual core device. I’d get the Bionic, but why not just get the Atrix and not switch carriers if I’m going to go that route.

    le sigh. I want an HTC dual core 4.3 pls. Evo2 perhaps

    • WickedToby741

      I’m confused about your remark about getting the Atrix and not switching carriers. The way you talk, I’m going to assume you’re a Sprint customer and Sprint uses CDMA and WiMax whereas AT&T uses GSM and HSPA+, so an Atrix won’t work on Sprint if thats what you were implying. With both the Atrix and Bionic you would have to switch from Sprint if that is indeed your carrier.

      • http://Website AceoStar

        Sorry, I was a bit unclear. I’m an AT&T customer who is willing to switch to the first carrier to release a dual core 4.3 if I don’t get the Atrix instead. At least with the Atrix, I can get a 1 year contract for $300, however, I have gorilla hands so that .3 is a nice bonus.

  • http://Website ben steel

    boy talk about shooting yourself in the foot….sad to see HTC exclusive dealings with Qcom have put them so far behind in the race for “OMG Gotta have it phone”. Especially with the Tegra PS gaming news. Wonder if they’ll ever be able to catch up.? By the time Qcom has their dual core ready, Tegra will be introducing their quad. A shame, cause HTC has so much else going for them. I’d be worried about the Thunderbolt after all the delays…you have to wonder if you’ll be dealing with a phone that spends the next 6 months getting updates and fixes…too obvious that the issues are serious with all the delays and misinformation regarding the release.

  • http://Website phantomzer0

    First will be the Thunderbolt
    HTC signed an agreement saying that they would have the first 4G phone on Verizon’s network so no other phones will be released that are 4G until after that which really sucks because they can’t get their stuff together also the Revolution is complete and LG is just waiting for the go ahead to start shipping them out.

    And what other’s may not know is that Verizon will be recieving at least 2 dual core phones from LG by end of Q3 this year and Verizon is also rumored to be recieving LG’s first Quad Core tablet.

    Oh yea and the LG enV Touch Pro lives on lol
    It will be available from US Cellular and Verizon Wireless
    But for Verizon Wireless it will be known as the LG Genesis and will only be available at Big Box stores like Walmart.

  • http://Website phantomzer0

    Oh yea and just so you know i’ve seen a speedtest on the Thunderbolt while in 4G that clocked 44mbps Download and 9mbps upload just for reference sake that way none of you think 4G may not be worth it.

  • http://Website blahshed

    Of course you forgot to list the HTC MERGE (comming in next couple weeks) and Droid 3 sometime in the next 6 months, and isnt there an LG Ally 2 comming with more ram

  • http://Website anon

    Nice to see all of the large screens. I’m waiting for the bionic (unless something better is announced before it gets to the stores).

  • http://Website phantomzer0

    Yes there will be a new LG Ally with more ram still running 3G
    Also on a side note LG is requiring that all smart phones are to have a minimum requirement of a snapdragon processor because and I quote “We’ve learned our lesson using slower processors”.

    I consider this to be a good thing and not to be byass towards LG right now but they will be a force coming strong with high end devices soon and they do NOT plan on locking their phones because and I quote again “We understand what open source means”.

  • matthewdlyons

    That Casio device looks like garbage.

    I am still looking for an OEM to create a more unique or compelling design. I have a Droid X, but other than rounding our corners, it seems like everything is just a variation of a slab. HTC’s Legend was probably the most attractive design I’ve seen on an Android device. Too bad we’ll never get that device in the States.

  • http://Website Alan

    I wouldn’t really call them “all shapes and sizes” They’re all 4″ or 4.3″ slates :P With all the other phones still not there like the DROID3 Droid Pro 2, GalaxyS2, it looks lke they’ll have one hell of a lineup

  • http://Website Eric

    Droid 3…!! I.E….I want my Droid X size (Bionic dual core would be nice, however) and resolution, but I want my QWERTY keyboard back!

    • WickedToby741

      That would be one massive phone.

  • http://Website Michael

    I won’t be buying any, I feel so cheated with this whole Fascinate (slow/no) Froyo upgrade! Verizon has a long way to go to earn my trust back (and my 5 lines a month).

    • http://Website DK

      That had to be samsungs fault, All the galaxy s phone updates were pushed out on all the carriers, not just on verizon. The other 2010 verizon android phones got froyo much sooner.

      • http://Website Balthazar B

        Ummm…logically it’s more likely VzW’s fault if all the other carriers have pushed Froyo on the Galaxy S variants already, except for VzW on the Fascinate. Wouldn’t you agree?

  • WickedToby741

    Isn’t the HTC Merge coming too, which will offer an up to date Android phone for fans of hardware keyboards?

    • matthewdlyons

      My understanding is that the Merge will not be LTE/4G. That’s so disappointing, because all the hype about the phone last fall included speculation that it would be an LTE device. Womp womp!

  • http://Website AceoStar

    Casio G’zOne Commando

    I can’t wait unti a few years down the road when processor upgrades slow down, and we have beastly processors in a rugged, can’t break it frame like this. I love these type devices but the screen size and specs are always a little weak. One day :)

  • http://Website Josh

    do any of the phones have a vanilla version of android like on the droid? or do they all have sense/blur etc?

    • matthewdlyons

      Sadly…it does not look like vanilla/stock android is in the plans for any of these devices. I actually think an OEM could create a following for a device if they offered the option for stock android or it’s own UI overlay. I thought that the EVO had that option cooked in at first, but I could be wrong.

      • http://Website Josh

        That’s too bad, if any one of them had vanilla android I would be inclined to use my upgrade on it.

  • ColdFusion71

    Sweet! Bionic or Droid X2 for sure!

  • http://Website Oscar

    I am going to get the htc thunderbolt in the name of Jesus!! Amen

  • http://Website Volta

    I am looking at either the Thunderbolt (it looks very robust) or the Droid Bionic ONLY if it has an unlocked bootloader. I still have my OG Droid, rooted with CM7!!! I love the option of running current up-to-date software when the carriers move on.

  • http://N/A Shiz Niz

    Finally getting a rugged Android. Strange its not from Moto. The only rugged smartphone I’ve seen up to know was WinMo 6 which nobody has used for a while.

  • http://Website jkeene81

    All I wanted from Verizon was a vanilla android device, the only dualcore offering is moto’s damn locked down phone and HTC is peddling crappy phones saddled to Qualcomm’s falling behind processors. Epic Fail Big Red!

    • http://Website Fuzz Nuzz

      Get the hardware you like and Root it.
      And DAMN BIG RED!

      • http://Website jkeene81

        Thats my problem, I have a Droid Inc and its been rooted for a long time, but the hardware such as NFC chips and dual core( that doesnt have a locked bootloader) isnt available on big red and doesnt look like it will be. If my phone has to last two years on contract I at least want the option of purchasing a phone with hardware that isnt already outdated a month from now

  • Sean the Electrofreak

    “This device is similar to the Galaxy S series since it has the same Humingbird CPU, but there are new additions like the Super AMOLED display”

    *Super ALMOLED Plus display

    (Currently Galaxy S already have Super AMOLED). ;)

  • http://Website jay

    why did they not make the droid x 2 a 4 g phone . i love my droid x but if i wanted to upgrade i would want the droid x2 to be capable of 4g speed , a better screen resolution and a front facing camera.

  • http://Website Jasen

    A “tsunami” of new phones? Good timing, guys.

    • http://Website Ben

      Yeah I’ll agree. Seems distasteful. Hopefully it was an inadvertent slip up and not a veiled attempt to drive traffic to the site.

  • http://verizonn ashley

    i love this compony but the phones are expesive i love the phones there i have the sliden up phone and its so ausome i love it so much my mom and dad have the droides they are so lucky i am gettig a touch screen phone

  • http://Website John

    I went ahead and took the THUNDERBOLT. I expect to be very very happy with the choice.

    The most disappointing thing about the phone for me is no DC( really wanted NVIDIA) and no HDMI-out. Other than that is a big win.

    I got it thru Amazon with the best price and no state sales tax.I had beaten up Verizon for an earlier — upgrade price(NE2) which Ive read may go away in the future. I had to change my phone plan which results in 50 less anytime minutes and 250 more texts messages at about the same price Im paying now. I have 4G at the all-you-can-eat price of 29.99 a month( just like before).

    Im an HTC fan so a MOTO was probably not going to be my next phone but would have looked very hard at the LG Optimus 2x if it was available. I do like SENSE-UI and this will be an easy transition from my current ERIS. Verizon threats to stop early upgrade pricing and also tiered data caps prompted me more to make a move sooner than later.

    I like the kickstand and the added speaker which I consider both as big pluses and exclusive so far. 8G internal memory and a pre-loaded 32G chip is the memory I wanted. The smackdown down test against the EVO on wirefly showed me this phone is very fast. HTC said this phone will upgradeable to 2.3. My opinion is that Verizon and HTC have a big vested interest to ensure this device rocks. I dont see anything that beats it right 2 cents.

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    As a proud sprint customer and current Htc Evo 4g owner since day 1 June 4th 2010 I welcome the new device to the Htc Evo family on sprint. Looks like this year 2011 is going to be big for Sprint and as a customer we all should be happy just knowing that sprint does there best to bring the best devices to our network and trust me there WILL BE NO LOCKED BOOTLOADER ON THIS EVO3D just like that fake Evo on Verizon…Our carrier line up is very IMPRESSIVE. New devices Htc Evo 3d, Motorola Atrix 4g, Nexus S4g, to go along with the Htc Evo4g,Htc Evo shift4g,Samsung Epic 4g, plus Tablets, Htc Evo view4g, Xoom4g, Samsung Tab4g, and Blackberry Playbook4g, What more of a selection can anyone ASK FOR???

  • http://Website Dr Dasilva

    None of them I’m waiting for a 4 inch 4G phone with a qwerty keyboard

  • http://Website djkoz78

    Why the hell does Verizon always get the lowest spec phones out ouf all the carriers? Are they doing this because of the Iphone? If so I’m jumping ship. Att got the Atrix same specs as the bionic except it has a freaking gig of ram and biotech security which the f-ing bionic doesn’t have and not verizon has possibly canceled the bionic in the place of another moto phone. Sprint is getting the EVO 3d and if you check out the specs on that phone is ridiculously awesome plus the ability to view take pics and video in 3d. T-mo is getting the HTC Pyramid which has all these phones beat spec wise and we only have 2 phone possibly now coming that’s dual core all the other are a single core. And the dual core phones they’re coming out with have 512mb of ran while the other carriers are 756mb and higher what the F*** Verizon. I swear to god if they’re doing like AT&T did with the Iphone I’m leaving them when my contract is up in 4 months. I will never buy an Iphone and I will not stay with a carrier that purposefully degrades all the other phones so to not have them out sale the Iphone. This is BULLSHIT!

  • http://Website Tony

    I got the HTC Thunderbolt the day it came out. I love it except the battery sucks and Verizon’s 4G network is very spotty. It works great…. when I rarely get 4G…

  • http://Website G-man

    Incredible 2 – slightly smaller screen + bigger battery than Thunderbolt = better batter life, plus I like HTC Sense GUI.

  • http://Website Xylenz

    None. They are all WAY TOO BIG. That Verizon “upgraded” the Incredible to 4″ from 3.7″ is stupid. Not everyone wants these behemoths, but that’s all that is being offered. I think the Aria and the Defy are the only reasonably sized android devices in the US market.

    The reason… miniaturization is expensive. Smaller phones cost more to build but they can charge more for larger ones. So they wind up the marketing machine to convince all you suckers to believe that you want a huge phone in your pocket because it saves them money!

  • http://Website Melad360

    wow not impressed at all -___- my atrix can still pwn all these any day

  • http://Website Junito

    Tier plans, no smartphone for me. Maybe some day when carriers stop being so greedy. For the mean time looking forwarding hearing from the masses how great their phones are.

  • http://Website cole

    anyone know whats up with the galaxy S2 iv been looking forward to it>>..

  • Debby

    Hi everyone, I’ve never had a smart phone, but will be getting one next month and I need help. Went to the KY state fair Tuesday night and the Verizon people (I’m already a customer) showed me some android phones. And I want one of them, but don’t know which one. I don’t know anything about them and thought some of you could tell me your suggestions. I’ve never had a smart phone and I don’t know much about them. But I do want a good camera, I need a good scheduler, I’m a genealogy researcher. Thanks

    • Tim

      I would wait for the Droid Bionic if I were you.

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    i think the best #1 is motorola Droid Bionic

  • nonya beezwax

    i want one so bad