Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Wireless is one of the major mobile phone providers and the second in the nation to offer the iPhone after AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Interestingly enough, the company’s roadmap for the second half of this year was leaked and it now has the tech world buzzing with rumors.
Firstly, there will be no new iPhone at WWDC as some had hoped but according to the documents, the new iPhone is scheduled to be released in fall 2012. However, there will be plenty of phones that come out before that. Verizon will begin to offer the next round of “big-name” Android smartphones. The most interesting one is the Samsung Galaxy S III. The mobile phone provider passed on the Galaxy S II but added the Galaxy Nexus instead.
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Next in the leaked documents, we see plans for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to offer a new a Galaxy Note competitor by HTC Corp (TPE:2498). For those of you who do not know, the Galaxy Note is the phone/tablet that has a 5 inch display, 1080 HD playback, quad core chipset, HTC Corp (TPE:2498) Sense 5 and stylus. I am not a huge fan of these new phone tablets but nonetheless, HTC will get one out to consumers by the end of summer.
In addition, Motorola is expected to launch “multiple” versions of the RAZR which are expected to come out in the next few months.
Please keep in mind that these are all classified as rumors right now. Verizon has not released any statements confirming that this roadmap is correct. If it is real then I would say that Verizon is going to have an exciting second half of this year.
New Androids, new iPhone, etc should certainly help boost the company’s customer base and grow sales as more people will want to upgrade their plans to meet the requirements for the new phones.
Turning to the iPhone, there have been no specific details as to what we can expect from the new iPhone. There is a lot of speculation out in the public right now but I would not pay any attention to it. All we know right now is that the iPhone’s launch date has been consistently “fall 2012” but we can not confirm this for sure as all the leaks have not been confirmed.
Hopefully, we will be hearing from Verizon shortly on whether or not the document is a true roadmap or whether someone was just trying to get the internet all excited.