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Verizon Leak Says They Have a Lot On the Way For the Holiday Season

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There was a leak today and the faucet is definitely still running. This is a huge leak regarding Verizon's upcoming devices and they're all below for you via Engadget. Before you scroll down I'll just mention the best / worst parts.

The Storm 3 reportedly isn't headed to Verizon anymore and that might be good / bad news depending on whoever you are. The rest of the BlackBerry line-up will reportedly be updated in October so maybe that means the OS 6.0 update is on the way. The Continuum - just like we heard this morning - should be available in late October or maybe in early November. The Motorola DROID Pro is reportedly also going to hit the carrier in late October / early November - this will be the Global Edition of the DROID 2. The Motorola Venus is apparently going to launch October and will sport a BlackBerry-style. This smartphone will sport a 1GHz CPU along with the Android OS. The LG enV Pro is apparently going to launch in November with Android and a 1GHz CPU. The HTC Merge that has been leaking out lately is reportedly also going to be available in the next month or so with a 1GHz CPU and it's another global handset. Clearly, it's reportedly going to be a big month for Verizon.

Last, but not least, there's the Motorola Stingray tablet which will sport a 10-inch display, 16GB of internal storage, Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset, CDMA connectivity, upgradeable to (4G) LTE support, and Android 3.0 "Gingerbread". There's also talk of a bunch of hubs, so you can check that out below.

The BlackBerry 9570 Storm3 has been canceled. It could still launch somewhere, but it won't be on Verizon, apparently -- and considering that it was shaping up to be an ever-so-slightly-retuned Storm2, we can't say we blame them.

The Tour, Bold 9650, and Curve 3G will all get updates in October. "Known issues" and the like.

Samsung SCH-i400 Continuum on tap for late October. We'd heard from our other source that it'd be on tap for early November, but either way, the wait shouldn't be a long one. It's got a 1GHz processor and is known internally by the codename "Garnett."

Motorola Venus in October. This is an interesting one -- Verizon bills it as having "BlackBerry look and feel" with a QWERTY keyboard up front below the screen, possibly mimicking T-Mobile's Charm, but higher-end thanks to a 1GHz processor and both CDMA and GSM / HSPA radios on top of Froyo.

Motorola Droid Pro tentatively scheduled for late October or early November. It's listed as having a 1.3GHz processor, Froyo, global radios, and Flash 10. We still have every reason to believe this is the phone we've been calling the Droid 2 World Edition (or Global Edition), but it's unclear whether it'll replace the Droid 2 altogether.

HTC Merge / Lexicon / Lexikon coming in late October / early November, too. Don't be fooled: all of these code names refer to the same device, and even Verizon's communication uses both "Merge" and "Lexicon" interchangeably. As expected, it's a global phone with a 1GHz Snapdragon.

LG enV Pro -- with Android -- coming in November. In all likelihood, this is the phone we referred to as the enV Touch 2 back in August. It'll maintain the enV Touch form factor and feature a 1GHz processor plus a global radio, making it the best enV (and frankly, possibly the best Android phone from LG anywhere in the world) to date.

Motorola Stingray tablet in Q1 of 2011. Now this is interesting. We'd previously thought the Stingray would be a smaller tablet, but it now seems it'll be a full 10 inches with Android 3.0 Gingerbread, 16GB of on-board storage, and Tegra 2. Oh, but that's not the best part: it'll also be "hardware upgradeable to LTE," initially launching with CDMA alone. Whether that means you'll need to purchase and insert some sort of module or something, we're not exactly sure.

FiveSpot next month, three USB modems for LTE in November, LTE MiFi after that. After a few fleeting rumors that it had been deep-sixed, it seems that the ZTE-sourced FiveSpot mobile hotspot will finally launch on October 7. We'll then get a trio of USB LTE modems in November from LG, Pantech, and Novatel -- perfect for Verizon's first round of commercial LTE launches -- and an LTE MiFi (from Novatel, naturally) either in the fourth quarter or first quarter. The "initial launch" of it will be domestic only, presumably meaning no GSM support.

[Phandroid, Engadget]


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