Verizon Smartphone & Tablet Roadmap Detailed; Motorola Stingray Tab in the Offing

October 1, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A new Verizon roadmap has surfaced and it provides a colorful picture of the carrier’s tablet and smartphone plans for the coming months. The leak suggests that one of the main offerings from the carrier will be the Motorola Stingray tablet.

According to the leak, the Motorola Stingray will be arriving sometime in the first quarter of 2011. Earlier it was thought that the Stingray would be a smaller tablet, but the new leak reveals that it will be a bigger one coming equipped with a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen (with multi-touch support) and Android 3.0 Gingerbread.

The device will also feature an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 16GB of internal storage. But the device would only ship with 3G initially but the hardware would be upgradeable to LTE for 4G, presumably through a card or a USB modem.

Another interesting info from the leak is that the BlackBerry Storm 3 is listed as having been cancelled. That decision must have come probably because the device is more of a refreshed Storm 2. The update would have been extremely conservative and primarily added BlackBerry 6 and a five-megapixel camera.

Other devices revealed include the Samsung Continuum (a dual screen Android phone coming in late October), Motorola Venus (Android phone with CDMA and GSM, due in October), the Droid Pro or Droid 2 World Edition (equipped with Froyo and scheduled for late October or early November), the HTC Merge (an Android QWERTY slider set to arrive in late October/ early November) and the LG enV Pro (the first Android-based enV phone, coming in November).

The ZTE-made FiveSpot 3G pocket router, three LTE USB modems (from LG, Pantech, and Novatel) and LTE MiFi (from Novatel) were also found to be listed in the roadmap.

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