A Look Ahead at Three Smartphones Coming Soon to Verizon

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According to unconfirmed reports, Verizon Wireless is prepping a trio of Windows Mobile-based devices that will debut next month: the HTC Touch Pro, the Samsung Omnia, the Samsung i770.

This isn’t the first time rumors and leaks have indicted that these devices will be coming to Verizon, but Phone Arena has acquired an internal document that says all three will hit the market next month.

This document does not say what any of these Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional models will cost.

HTC Touch Pro

The HTC Touch Pro is a business-oriented device with VGA touchscreen and sliding keyboard. Verizon’s version is apparently going to be called the XV6850, a strong indication that it will replace the current XV6800.

This smartphone will reportedly offer EV-DO Rev. A, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Other features will include a microSD memory card slot, a 3.2 MPx camera, and a GPS receiver with VZ Navigator support.

The Touch Pro could soon be available from the top three U.S. carriers. In addition to Verizon, Sprint is definitely going to start offering it this week, while AT&T is supposed to launch it in the coming months.

Samsung Omnia i900

Samsung Omnia

The Samsung Omnia has been on the market in Europe since this summer, but Verizon will reportedly be the first U.S. phone company to introduce it.

All versions of this device have tablet shape with minimal buttons, a 3.2-inch, 400-by-240-pixel touchscreen, optical mouse, 5 MPx camera, and a GPS receiver.

Verizon’s version of the Omnia, the i910, will be supposedly be a CDMA phone with EV-DO. In addition to its microSD slot it will have 8 GB of internal storage capacity.

Samsung Saga (i770)

The Samsung Saga will reportedly have a tablet shape, with a small QWERTY keyboard below its 320-by-320-pixel touchscreen. This device, also called the i770, will take the place of the Samsung i760 in Verizon’s lineup.

It will be both a CDMA phone with EV-DO Rev. A s well as a quad-band GSM phone for use internationally. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Other features of the Saga will include a microSD card slot and a 2 MPx camera.

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