Today Verizon Wireless announced that it will soon offer the LG Vortex, its latest Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone.
The Vortex sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with the Swype virtual QWERTY keyboard pre-installed. It supports 3G Mobile HotSpot connectivity, which will allow it to share its 3G connection with other Wi-Fi enabled devices.
Users will be able to customize up to 7 different homescreens, one of Froyo’s features, and the phone also comes with pre-installed LG apps including My Status with Twitter, Facebook for LG. The phone is also capable of placing Skype calls over Verizon Wireless’ circuit switched network.
The Vortex offers a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, auto-focus, and video recording. Bluetooth 2.1 is also supported.
The Vortex’s default search engine is Bing Search and it also comes preloaded with Bing Maps.
Verizon Wireless will offer the Vortex in black and violet. It will launch for $79.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year Verizon Wireless contract.
Today Verizon Wireless quietly launched the Motorola DROID 2 Global.
The DROID 2 Global offers many of the features of the DROID 2, including the slide-out QWERTY design, but it also supports global 3G HSDPA/HSUPA networks. Under the hood, it’s powered by a faster 1.2GHz processor, too.
Other features include a 3.7-inch 854 x 480 pixel touchscreen display, a 5 megapixel camera, 3G hotspot support, and more.
The Motorola DROID 2 Global is available now from Verizon Wireless for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and with a new 2-year contract.
Today Samsung announced the Samsung Solstice II, a feature phone that will launch on AT&T on November 7.
The Solstice II offers a 3-inch 400 x 240 pixel touchscreen display, a 2 megapixel camera, GPS navigation with AT&T Navigator, Bluetooth 2.1, and a microSD card slot that supports up to 16GB microSD cards. The Solstice II also supports Vlingo, a subscription-based voice command application that lets users make calls, compose text messages, search the web, and more using their voice.
The Solstice II has a 1,000mAh battery that’s rated for up to 5 hours of talk time, or 10.4 days of standby.
AT&T will launch the Solstice II for $29.99 with a new 2-year AT&T contract.
Today T-Mobile announced the Comet, a budget-friendly Android smartphone that will cost just $9.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and with a new T-Mobile contract.
The Comet runs Android 2.2 Froyo, has a 2.7-inch touchscreen display with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution.The Comet also offers a 3.2 megapixel camera, portable Wi-Fi and USB tethering support, and 801.11 b/g/n connectivity. The Comet will come with the Swype virtual keyboard pre-installed, too.
T-Mobile says the Comet will be available starting on November 3 in T-Mobile stores and online. It will launch in black.
Today Samsung announced the Evergreen, a messaging phone with an eco-friendly focus that it will launch on AT&T.
The Evergreen is built with 70 percent recycled post-consumer plastics, and is packaged in 80 percent recycled post-consumer paper.
The Evergreen offers a basic candybar form factor with an alphanumeric keypad and a slide-out four-row QWERTY keyboard. The Evergreen will launch for $29.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and with a new AT&T contract on November 7 2010.
For every Evergreen sold, Samsung will donate $1 (with a maximum of $100,000 donation) to Cell Phones for Soldiers.
iPhone Definitely Coming to Verizon in Early 2011, Says Fortune
Apple‘s first entry into the mobile smartphone market was with the iPhone. While many speculated that the device wouldn’t take off considering it was the first to feature nothing more than a touchscreen. However, once the iPhone actually made its way onto the market it was met with positive reception despite its initally high price tag.
Now that the iPhone line up has matured quite a bit and is on its 4th iteration. Many have wondered when we will be seeing the iconic phone hit carriers other than AT&T in the United States. Many have speculated that it will be hitting Verizon Wireless at some point but we’ve yet to actually see Apple make the swtich.
Today, Fortune has come forth to say that Verizon Wireless has secured the iPhone for an early 2011 release. Of course, this isn’t official confirmation but Fortune seems pretty sure about this rumor.
Luckily, we don’t have long to wait so we’ll have to keep you posted until anything more is made known.