Verizon roadmap

The folks over at IGN (yeah, the game guys) got their hands on a leaked internal Verizon document that shows release dates for a slew of Android phones, as well as info about the LTE upgrade for the Motorola Xoom.  The big fellas on the list, the Motorola Bionic and Samsung Stratosphere, look to be scheduled for a September 8 release date, here's the break down:

Interesting to see the Thunderbolt and Revolution getting replaced in stores so soon, but that doesn't mean they are gone out to pasture -- just that something else will occupy their shelf space.  Also seeing the Stratosphere (rumored to be Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S II) and Bionic launching on the same day comes as a bit of a shocker.  And maybe the most interesting thing is the unnamed Galaxy Tab P8 -- could that be the 8.9 inch Galaxy Tab so many of us have been waiting for?  We'll have to wait a bit and see.  In the meantime, looks like the whole Verizon lineup just got a good bit better.

Source: IGN

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So it looks like the Samsung Stratosphere (rumored GSII) will also have 4G :)

NCX says:

I can bet that the Stratosphere is the LTE slider that leaked a while back that looked like an EPIC 4G.

It makes NO sense whatsoever to release two high end Android phones with LTE on the same day unless they differ in so many ways.

It cannot be the Galaxy S2, its already been leaked for a long time now running that its going to be called the "Function"

It makes more sense to release a Mid-range LTE slider alongside a "close to high end" Android LTE device. I say close-to because the Bionic isn't what it should've been months ago.

chuckz28 says:

Weird. The Samsung stratosphere's origional name is Aegis which all searches show is a netbook.

redraider133 says:

Wow the blackberry curve will have 4g. Could be a big seller for those who want 4g and a keyboard

Still no google phone? #fail

moosc says:

i really dont see a new nexus till thanksgiving or beyond. the S is still pretty new.

moosc says:

wow so lets see vzw forces every one into a two contract, takes away rebates raises phone prices. then in six months they kill your phone and try to force you to pay outa of pocket or feel guilty you have a old phone. i do not like this new practice. and by the way this thursday podcast should be a bitchhh fest. this so ridiculous

redraider133 says:

This has been happening forever something new always comes out a few months better if you cant handle that then dont buy a phone or suck it up and pay full retail. Just because you cant keep a phone for more than a few months doesn't mean that is verizon's fault to get new and better phones to attract new customers.

judasmachine says:

Honestly it's no one's fault you get upgraditius.

Lemme just say this about that: We've seen Verizon roadmaps before.

moosc says:

yes we have.. cough cough and recently how many roadmaps on Bionic release?

rrbrambley says:

Seriously, I've been waiting for this phone for so many months.

1LoudLS says:

your telling me, my contract ran up a week after CES!!!

Hand_O_Death says:

12/22/10 here. Still waiting.

tdizzel says:

Ahhh...release date rumor number 853. I'm sure this one is legit.

Workodactyl says:

Something tells me I'm about to be let down in the near future with all these dates...

spideymike says:

Well, hope those dates are true. I'd like to get my hands on both the Bionic and SGII and pick one or the other soon.

There's no way the Stratosphere is the SGSII, do you really think Verizon would release two top-tier smartphones on the same day? I agree with chuckz28, its probably a netbook.

El Jefe says:

Except that all the way to the right it says "4G smartphone w/ Android 2.3"

It might be this phone which would be different than the SGSII w/o keyboard:

EggoEspada says:

Ohh. Lets see if rumors are true about the Vigor. Should be exciting to see it so soon. Upgrade in Nov.

redraider133 says:

Maybe htc can actually make the phone last more than a few hours on lte. Then again it is htc so probably not.

meth68#AC says:

My fear with the Vigor is we need to see it, this has all the makings of a Brick of a phone. I am going SGS2, Moto really screwed up with the Bionic, if these dates are correct who in their right mind would go with a phone that is technically 4 months old already?

bplewis24 says:

Somebody smart enough to not buy a phone that is 7 months old already (SGSII)?

I mean, the SGSII is a great phone, but why do people continue to bash the Bionic as not being "high end" enough and then will go out and buy a phone that isn't any more high end and isn't newer?

Justified says:

Anyone else see how the HTC vigor says it's gonna replace the Tbolt?

NCX says:

I tried telling the blogs the model numbers are similar for a reason.

ADR6400LVW - HTC ThunderBolt
ADR6425LVW - HTC Vigor

and this confirms it has LTE so we can finally stop guessing whether or not it has.

LVW - LTE device

not to mention if it were replacing the ThunderBolt, it would have LTE, so thats a duh.

Hand_O_Death says:

LVW = LTE Verizon Wireless

meth68#AC says:

Make sense to me I had someone at a verizon wireless store telling me he tries his best to sway people away from upgrading to the tbolt because it's so horrible. He said even after the update, the battery is laughable, especially to people who are coming from an older phone and are used to their current battery life. He pushes them towards the Charge if they must have LTE for now.

Hand_O_Death says:

Crackberry guys are a little pissed that the Curve is getting 4G treatment before the Bold.

I just hope that the Stratosphere ends up being the SGS2 with 4G and a slider so I have a good comparable against the bionic before I decide on one.

funandroid says:

Another Samsung phone releasing on 29th September. Anyone heard anything about Samsung Illusion?
I feel like this one is going to be the Galaxy S II and it's 3G folks :(

The Revolution 2 might be interesting if its dual core and LTE I haven't seen the original in person and I also have not had an LG phone in a long time so I can't really recall how I feel about their build quality. This whole road map could be bogus anyway. Seems to soon to be replacing the tbolt and revolution.

ptb127 says:

I am looking forward to seeing the Revolution 2 actually. I haven't had an LG since the CU500 on at&t which was their first 3G regular phone lol. The LG revolution though does feel really well in the hand and stuff, and definitely an alternative if you don't want HTC or Samsung.

heraldo says:

LG is all I used to buy. Because of the quality. I just switched to blackberry

ptb127 says:

U think switching from an i4 to a LG Revolution would be a good idea?? I am thinking about it.

sheba510 says:

I am eligible for upgrade at end of September. It is nice to see I will have some new dual core LTE phones to choose from. I am still leaning towards the Bionic.

izzyncade says:

motorola seems to be on the September band wagon as well...

Nate Rules says:

If the GS2 had come out last week, I would own it. But now it is too late. I will be waiting for the Vigor, that sounds like a beast. So Samsung has already blown it.

meth68#AC says:

I would like to see more about the Vigor, because of now it has all the makings of being a HUGE phone, and that would be a deal breaker for me.

Upgrade comes in December - GS2-Bionic-Vigor dust storm should be settling down by then...

metalmessiah says:

The Stratosphere, original name Aegis, was rumored to be a netbook.