Rumor: Palm Pre 2, Storm 3, plenty of Android coming to Verizon

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| August 17, 2010

Palm Pre

Rumors have been flying lately about upcoming Verizon handsets, and today we've got even more to add to the list.  Our friends over at Phone Arena have obtained info from a "trusty source" about devices that will reportedly be hitting Verizon in the next few months.  First up is September, when the source believes that we'll be seeing both the global-ready DROID 2 that we've heard about before as well as a "youth-oriented" Motorola Citrus WX445 running Android.

In October, we'll get the BlackBerry Storm 3 9570, which the tipster says will be running the BB 6 OS with a SurePress touchscreen.  RIM will also launch the BlackBerry Curve 3 9330, the CDMA version of the 9300.  On the Android front, October will finally bring the Samsung Fascinate, says Phone Arena's source, as well as the mid-range Samsung Continuum I400 and the low-end Samsung Gem I100.  As for Motorola, we'll be seeing the XT610, which the source says will be a device with a 4.3-inch screen like the DROID X, but with lower specs, such as a slower processor.  The tipster also believes we'll get the Motorola A957.  We've known the A957 as the DROID Pro, but the source says it may be called the "Sick."  Finally, we could be seeing the Palm Pre 2 land in October, although info on the device is pretty tight at this point.

Lastly, the source believes we'll see the HTC Merge in November, launching with a 10 megapixel camera and a processor faster than 1 GHz.  Also, we should be seeing both the Motorola Z600 (aka STINGRAY) tablet as well as a tablet from Samsung currently known as the I800.  We could also see two LTE data cards appear in October, which lines up with rumors we've heard in the past.

This is a large batch of rumors, but we've definitely heard the information in the past from (presumably) different sources.  There's definitely a lot of Android planned for Verizon if the rumors hold true, but that's not terribly surprising given how close Big Red and Google have been in the past.  Just remember that all of this is still up in the air at this point, so I wouldn't go taking days off of work for any of this devices just yet.  Which of the many rumored products is the most appealing to you, dear readers?

Via Phone Arena