Samsung Verizon LTE Android phone

When it rains LTE devices, it pours, apparently. Above is what purportedly is a Samsung LTE device on Verizon. Gizmodo's tipster notes that it's running Touchwiz atop Android 2.2.1, and that Bing is nowhere to be found.  There's also a front-facing camera, which would be a first for Verizon.

Yes, folks. LTE phones are coming. Soon. Simmer down -- CES will be upon us all too soon. [Gizmodo]

There are 26 comments

jimmyk0789 says:

And now I can say u said so remember that model number from a few weeks ago SCH-510. That is for this phone SCH-500 is the facisnate and SCH-400is the continuum

jimmyk0789 says:

Mean yo say I told u guys so

jimmyk0789 says:

Idk y it says SCH-520 but anyways its the same phone sorry for some many messages

I'll take it or HTC. Screw Moto. No locked bootloaders. Ever again for me.

screw Samsung too. i feel sorry for those who went w/samsung, no OS updates, and broken gps systems. and when they finally roll out the OS updates they pull it back cause its bricking phones..

go w/HTC if you want a great phone AND great support.

patfactorx says:

Plastic FTL =0(

jfultz14976 says:

A Samsung with froyo? Probably won't work. :)

pDoG says:

I cannot wait to see what's in store at CES.

Smokexz says:

One: Froyo works
Two: Samsung has the BEST build quality
Three: We Touch wiz is some nice eye candy

nyc_rock says:

Really thinking the best android experience is on google phones. Hope they release a CDMA version of the Nexus S.

myalover says:

If there's no Bing does that mean this will be a "Droid" labled phone?

That's what I always read.No Bing = "Droid" xxx on Verizon Android devices.

jelly roll says:

I still want incredible hd

bdcannon035 says:

Crap. I just had to get a fascinate. OG droid died on me.

TuxDotKing says:

Samsung made me a big fan of theirs with the Nexus S. But really? Froyo? Touchwiz doesn't help much either. And while I thought the Nexus S felt sexy and elegant, this phone is probably a step down from that. Meanwhile, the Droid Incredible HD looks beautiful.

So, still looking at the Droid Incredible HD for when my upgrade is available.

fwdixon says:

Actually, they have fixed the GPS issue quite well. All it took was new drivers for the radio & gps.

(DJ05 unofficial update for the Fascinate, Official 2.2 update for all)

craigrn16 says:

If they can fix there GPS problems that are notorious with their Galaxy and update there phones on time then I'm all in.

thebizz says:

Verizon is on a roll made me happy I waited now let's get some in the consumers hands and ill be happy

No doubt it will be running 2.2 with an update to 2.3 sometime in 2011, which means December of 2011.

jason821 says:

We won't see this for a long long time.

NexusNole says:

Looks like my Fascinate's gettin a little brother

tim242 says:

You mean big brother?

storm14k says:

It all begins again. The critics said Android had cooled down in sales. I'd say that might be because the train of new superphones had stopped. Everybody's working to get their 4G and dual core models out the door. When these things start dropping expect the first half of 2010 to happen all over again.

Haso17 says:

If you look close enough, there is a black strip of tape on the top right. What is it possibly blocking out? hmmm...

LinuxKnight says:

New Verizon LTE phone....
May or may not be a Droid series....
Bing has been banished....


PS- Dear Verizon, keep this up. If we want bing we can download it ourselves thankyaveramuch. Just no more pre-installing MS foundation search and stuff on a GOOGLE device.
Verizon Customers Everywhere

Microsoft has their own line of smartphones now. If Bing is so great why allow it to be used on the competition's devices.Make Bing a Windows Phone-only feature. I'm sure people will be more than happy to switch over from their iPhones,Droids,or BBs once they realize that's the only way to have Bing.