Verizon Releasing Seven Smartphones By November 11th?
Verizon may be releasing as many as seven smartphones in the span of about two weeks, according to separate rumors published by Droid Life. Specifically, the Galaxy S-branded Samsung Continuum and LG Vortex (a.k.a. the LG Optimus One) are said to be hitting shelves on October 29th, while November 11th will supposedly see the release of the 1.2GHz Droid 2 Global, Droid Pro, and Citrus from Motorola (all Android-powered), as well as the just-announced Palm Pre 2 from HP. The seventh model in this alleged window is said to be the HTC Merge, which has already been the subject of several hands-ons.
None of these launches would come as much of a surprise, as most of these models have been confirmed by the company itself (Pre 2, Droid 2 Global — on an official hold message, at least — Citrus, Droid Pro) or spotted with VZW branding (Continuum, Vortex, Merge). And with the holidays approaching — a season we’re told is quite important to retailers — it would seem that Big Red would want to present as many new options as possible to fickle shoppers.