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Verizon Roadmap Leaks; 9 Android Devices and Curve 9370 4G

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IGN has managed to snag a photo of Verizon's upcoming smartphones and there's 9 of them running on the Android OS, which is great. These dates are, of course, subject to change to don't be surprised if they get pushed back a few days or weeks. On September 8th it looks like the Motorola DROID Bionic, Samsung Stratosphere, Motorola XOOM 4G LTE, and even the BlackBerry Curve 9370 (with LTE!) will be launching. Keep in mind that it's highly unlikely that all four devices will launch on the same day so they're just estimates.

On September 29th, it looks like the Samsung Illusion and the HTC Bliss will be available. On October 6th you can expect the HTC Vigor and this one will reportedly be a high-end phone with a 720p display. It's being touted as the HTC Thunderbolt successor. On the 20th, you can expect the LG Revolution 2. Sometime in November the Samsung Galaxy Tab P8 will launch and this could be a 4G (LTE) Galaxy Tab 8.9. Interestingly enough, in January you can expect the Samsung Plato to launch which will be running Android "Ice Cream Sandwich".

On the spec sheet are other low-end phones like the Pantech Breakout, Jest 2, and the Casio C701 so you can look out for those ones as well. Interesting stuff, but it doesn't look like the Galaxy S II is on the list and we know that one will be hitting the carrier soon - possibly August.

[Android and Me, IGN]

BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, Torch 9810/9850/9860 Get Official; Curve 9360 Leaks

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Finally, RIM has come clean and has announced the BlackBerry Torch 9810, the Torch 9850 / 9860, and the Bold 9900 / 9930. All of these smartphones pack a 1.2GHz CPU, 768MB of RAM, and OS 7.0. The new OS is reportedly 40% faster at browsing and also supports Liquid Graphics tech which uses a dedicated GPU for a smoother experience.

At this point, you should already know all about the Torch 9810 which was made official earlier this morning on AT&T's website and the Bold 9900 / 9930 which was made official a few months ago. The Torch 9850 / 9860 is the newest of the bunch. This one packs a 3.7-inch touchscreen display and aims to be much better than the Storm line-up ever was. With the new OS 7.0, this Torch could take some of the smartphone market - unless you're into that dual-core CPU hype.

Mobile Syrup has mentioned that Virgin Mobile will be releasing the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the Torch 9810 in Canada. Another Engadget post has mentioned that the BlackBerry Torch 9850 and the Bold 9930 are headed to Sprint and the Torch 9850 is also headed to US Cellular. Slash Gear has also posted a new photo of the upcoming Curve 9360 which wasn't officially announced today. This one should actually be announced soon though because it's expected to hit Canada before the end of the month. The full spec sheet for this one is unknown right now but it does have OS 7.0 along with an optical trackpad, 3G, a QWERTY keyboard, and a microUSB port.


T-Mobile USA Releases the HTC Wildfire S For $79.99

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If you're looking for a mid-end handset then you might want to take a look at the HTC Wildfire S. The handset is available right now on T-Mobile USA for $79.99 on a 2-year contract. The Wildfire S features a 3.2-inch display, 512MB of RAM, a 600MHz CPU, a 5MP camera, WiFi / Bluetooth support, a microSD card slot, and Android 2.3 with the Sense UI. Check it out on T-Mobile.

[Engadget Mobile]

Chatr Releases the LG Phoenix For $190 Contract-Free

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Chatr has just released their latest mid-end handset, the LG Phoenix. It can be yours right now for $190 contract-free. If you buy this one you'll also be able to get a $45 data plan (unlimited talk and text with 100MB of data) if you need it. The Phoenix packs a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, WiFi support, a 3.2MP camera, and the Android OS. Check it out on Chatr.

[Mobile Syrup]

Fido Releases the LG Optimus 2X For Just $100

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We already knew it was on the way and Fido has just released it. The Canadian carrier has just released the LG Optimus 2X. This smartphone runs Android 2.2 and will reportedly get an upgrade to 2.3 soon. This features a 4-inch display, a Tegra 2 CPU, a microSD card slot, an 8MP camera, and WiFi / Bluetooth support. It's available right now for $100 on a 3-year contract and $425 contract-free. Check it out on Fido.

[Mobile Syrup]

Huawei Vision Gets Official, 3.7-Inch Display and 1GHz CPU

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What you see above may look a bit like Samsung's Nexus S but it's actually the Huawei Vision. This handset will be hitting "select markets" this September and it's a pretty decent one from the company. The Vision features a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, a 5MP AF camera with an LED flash, WiFi b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 support, and a 3D interface. Price for this one is still unknown but it shouldn't be too expensive.

[Android Central]

Sony PlayStation Vita Hits the FCC, On Pace For Fall Release

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There's really not much to tell you here but the Sony PlayStation Vita has just been spotted at the FCC, This means that the launch could be coming up soon, especially since it's rumoured for a Fall release. Nintendo seems to have dropped the ball with the 3DS so maybe Sony will be able to catch up in the handheld gaming department with this one. Check it out at the FCC here, here, and even here.


AT&T Reveals the BlackBerry Torch 9810 Early, Claims 4G Speeds

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AT&T has revealed it early, it's the BlackBerry Torch 9810 which will be sporting HSPA+ (4G) connectivity. The smartphone has just popped up online (here) and the full spec sheet is there for everyone to see. The Torch 9810 packs a 3.25-inch touchscreen display, a slide-up QWERTY keyboard, a 1.2GHz CPU, 8GB of storage, a microSD card slot, 720p video recording capabilities, WiFi / Bluetooth support, and OS 7.0. Price and release date for this one is still unknown but it could be available before the end of the month.