Top 5 New and Upcoming Verizon Phones: Spring/Summer 2011

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So Verizon users– you’ve got an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of months and while you like some of the phones already out there, you really wanna know what Verizon’s got planned during the next few weeks or months so you don’t go out and buy something only to really regret it a week later. We’re here to help. While not all of these are confirmed to be coming to Verizon (some are just our best guesses based on rumors we’ve been hearing), here are 5 phones that are said to be on their way to Verizon that if you have an upgrade should be really excited for.

Samsung Droid Charge

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This is something you’ll be seeing a lot of from Verizon this year: very powerful 4G LTE phones. And the Droid Charge is definitely on this list. While it’s pretty pricey at $300 with 2 year contract and $30 a month unlimited data plan, it’s still pretty powerful as Verizon’s second 4G phone with specs like a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen8 megapixel back camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera for higher quality video chatAndroid 2.2 with Swype keyboard and Mobile Hotspot and 1 GHZ processor. 

Whether this is worth going with over Verizon’s first and cheaper 4G phone, the HTC ThunderBolt, remains to be seen, but you should be able to try both out for yourself at your local Verizon store once it finally goes on sale (which should be any day now once Verizon fully fixes a recent problem that completely shut down its 4G network two days ago).

LG Revolution

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This is the 3rd of Verizon’s 4G phones announced back at CES in January, and like the ThunderBolt and Droid Charge, this is equally incredible. Rumors have this coming anytime between next month and June and like the ThunderBolt and Droid Charge, this will pack a 1 GHZ processor4.3 inch Super LCD screen (like Samsung’s Super AMOLED this screen will also make everything on it look great)Android 2.2 (though hopefully with the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread by the time it comes out), 5 megapixel back camera with a second front one for video chat, and 16 GB of built-in memory (upgradeable through microSD to 32 GB).

We saw a non-final version of the Revolution briefly at CTIA last month, and while we couldn’t see how fast this is on 4G, the actual design of the phone felt great in our hands, the screen was sharp and apps were very quick to load. With the rumored price of this to be cheaper than the Droid Charge (a still pretty expensive $250 compared to the Droid Charge’s $300), this looks to give it and the HTC ThunderBolt a run for the best 4G Verizon phone so far.

Motorola Droid X^2

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The new Droid X^2 (pic from

Verizon’s new Droid Incredible 2 isn’t the only new powerful 3G phone Verizon’s releasing this spring. Also expected to make an appearance between now and the summer is the next generation of another Droid, the Droid X^2 (meaning Droid X squared, like when you square something in math).

Unlike the Incredible 2 however, the big changes here look to take place under the hood. The same thin design and 8 megapixel camera with flash are all still here, as is the massive 4.3 inch screen which gets an upgrade to look much nicer, clearer and sharper. The biggest upgrade said to be coming here though is in speed, and this new Droid X^2 looks to be one of the fastest phones out there. Packing a 1.2 GHZ Dual Core processor and probably a RAM upgrade to 768 MB or 1 GB expect everything you do on here to be extremely fast no matter what it is (like watching HD video, playing games, texting, updating your Facebook or doing all at that and more at once!).

We still don’t yet know exact price (which if we had to guess would be under $200), release date and if this will be running the latest and greatest Android for phones, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but hopefully all this will be announced soon.

Oh, and if you were wondering about the 4G Motorola Droid Bionic, that’s been delayed until the summer as Motorola has decided to change/upgrade the specs there to make it a much better phone. More on that as we get it.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

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How can we have an upcoming Verizon phone post without any mention of the PlayStation Phone? As was announced in February, Verizon is going to be getting the Xperia Play this Spring though as to when exactly that will happen we’re not exactly sure. After everything we saw of it in our first look back at CTIA, if you’re looking for a great gaming phone this will be perfect for you. It’s fast, sleek and games play great. Seeing as it’s almost May we should see this pretty soon hopefully at around $200.

BlackBerry Monaco/Touch/Storm 3

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Verizon is also expected to be adding one of the new much more touch-focused BlackBerry’s sometime over the next couple of months, with one of the first of those new BlackBerrys said to be the all touch BlackBerry Monaco/Touch/Storm 3 (clearly the name is still very much a rumor).

This new all touch BlackBerry, which we covered under that major BlackBerry leak in January, looks to be a top of the line BlackBerry and much better than Verizon’s first 2 Storms. And with specs like a clear, sharp, high-res 3.7 inch screen, fast 1.2 GHZ processor and the latest BlackBerry OS 6.1, this should make for a very solid BlackBerry.

More info on this hopefully will be revealed next week at BlackBerry World (which starts on Tuesday, May 3rd).

Wrap Up

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The latest rumor of what the iPhone 5 might look like, as you can see now with a much thinner design, larger screen and new home button (pic from This Is My Next)

So there you have it– some very awesome upcoming phones that should be coming to a Verizon in the next few weeks and months. Of course, as with AT&T, we’re sure Verizon has a whole lot more planned up its sleeve (I mean, that new 4G network is still be rolled out all across the US and they are also said to be getting the iPhone 5 the same time AT&T does whenever it comes out later this year) and we’ll of course keep you updated on whatever awesome new news they announce.

But we wanna know: any of these new phones for you or do you just plan to wait until the iPhone 5 or more powerful 4G phones like the re-designed, more powerful Droid Bionic come out whenever that is before you make a decision? Sound off in the comments.

Posted on April 29, 2011, in Cell Phones, Rumors, Verizon and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. Definitely the Droid Bionic. I love the Droid X^2, but I am sure the Droid Bionic will be bumped up a bit in specs before release, and my next phone needs to be 4G (it costs the same as 3G, why not get 4G). Both of these two devices have the horsepower I desire! 🙂

  2. the blackberry storm 3 is here,and the galaxy s2 isnt? i had a storm,and it was the worst phone ive ever had,its the phone that pushed me to android.and from what ive read,there are alot of peoeple with the same opinion,i really dont see it as one of the top 5 upcomming phones

    • same exact situation as me haha. the storm pushed me to android and i haven’t looked back since. why anyone continues to buy a blackberry over an iphone or android phone for personal use just boggles my mind. blackberries are such horrible phones.

  3. This is a horribly written article. “Like Samsung’s Super AMOLED this screen will also make everything on it look great” was the must nontechnical description you could possibly attribute to the Super LCD technology.

    And I’m glad the screen is receiving an “upgrade to look much nicer, clearer and sharper.” Very descriptive.

    Also, thank you for the, “…like when you square something in math” clarification.

    • I agree Jared some people are just total morons. I would assume that the level of education possessed here is inferior compared to your intellect. THAT IS THE MUST DESCRIPTIVE I COULD BE.

  4. lmao you sound like such an asshole…chill. you know it says teens talk tech, right? i still gave you a thumbs up though, cause i laughed.

  5. anuragprasad

    blackberry storm3 i have storm 2 its the best phone i ever had

  6. why is verizon just throwing out touch sn phones? how about us dinosaurs that like to physically have a key pad??! please verizon!! come out with something crazy that also has buttons!! PLEASE!!

    • Its the new thing gotta just catch up don’t get discouraged I was the same way and I have the droid x its touch I love it I figured if u wanna have nice phone gotta catch up cause I don’t wanna b left in the dust cloud!!!

  7. I’m diggin the iphone 5

  8. Waiting for phone 5. Notify me for release date

  9. The IPhone is so done. It lacks speed and doesn’t do well on anyone’s network. The Droid brand is the way to go… RIP IPhone, you had a good run…..

  10. My Verizon blackberry contract is up in Sept–Ive used the phone for work emails but hate the slow internet speeds, small screen–Ease of use is important, which i do like on my girlfriends att iphone–Id prefer to stick with Verizon but if something really good comes out in fall, id wait—Im thinking it would be a 4g phone since im going to have to have this phone for 2 years under a new contract–Anything super hot with a much much better battery life coming in the fall?

  11. I don’t believe all phones should go to touch screen and I will leave Verizon is all phones go that way and move to another company should they offer a normal keypad phone. I love my Blackberry with the key pad. Sorry but you can’t use nails on a touch screen. I have tried and you can’t type on them. The world does not all need to go touch screen. Give me a break.

  12. Cathy cook cut your damn 6 inch nails then and stop crying. My wife has nails and doesnt complain and verizon does have keypad phones lots of them. So i dont even know what your complaining about. Its about tech and with a bigger touch screen you can do so much more rather then taking up half the phone for your x y and z.

  13. But when will they come out with a 4G LTE phone that is global ready? Until then I’m stuck with my ancient BlackBerry

  14. I played with a Windows 7 phone recently. I honestly like it more than any other phone (right now I am on Android). The tiles are just so cool. The phone seems so alive and absolute pleasure to use. Verizon, please put out a Windows 7 phone with 4G NOW! If it comes with all the same standard features of today’s high end phones (8mp cameras, dual processor, long battery), I am SOLD.

  15. Waiting to see the iPhone 5 and Bionic – have upgrade available now but… Really like the potiential of LTE…

  16. I gota hav the motorola bionic which now they are sayin will b the motorola targa cause they had to make some improvements to it….i am so ready for that fone. I was gona get the samsung droid charge, but I will b patient and hope the motorola targa gets a release date REALLY SOON..Verizon please tell me something…LOL

  17. Waiting for the iPhone 5. My current phone, HTC Eris (Droid), was wonderful at the outset. Now I absolutely hate it (constant freezing, slow, inability to answer phone, etc.). The complaints about battery drain on some of the other models suggest that they will have many of the same problems (once you add a bunch of apps, bad things seem to happen). Since Consumer Reports suggests NOT buying the current Verizon iPhone, I am simply putting up with my dreadful Eris until the iPhone 5 is released. But when???

  18. I am waiting for a 4g droid or an iphone 5 while praying that the iphone will. Be a 4 g

  19. that berry looks ill , i have droid x and its good but sometimes cant pick up calls 😦

  20. And I’m still waiting for a Windows Phone 7 with a physical keyboard….

  21. Zooyorksk8r2009

    personally im looking forward to the droid bionic that wasnt mentioned and i dont know why, but yes goodbye IOS android is taking over. and yeah id look up the Motorola Droid Bionic if you want a good looking phone.

  22. I like the galaxy smart phone but it keeps on freezing and dropping calls.Can’t wait for my 4g or Samsung 2 .

  23. robert breeding

    i just want a phone that will accept twin 64gb micro SD cards, a 300mAmp battery, night vision,
    stereoscopic 3-D gaming, and shoots laser beams. is that too much to ask for. geez.

  24. to me they all look ugly phones me like htc they are slick design

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