Recently, leaks from Verizon detailing new products have been popping up all over the place. A Best Buy in North Carolina put out a Motorola Droid 2 on its shelves, detailing pricing information and the fact that it would run the Android 2.2 Froyo Operating System at launch. Also, Verizon’s roadmap for 2010 and 2011 has been leaked, detailing many new smartphones, tablets, and other devices.
The Droid 2 has been rumored to be released on August 12. However, Motorola, nor Verizon have released any information on this new addition to the Droid family. In North Carolina, rumors of the device were ultimately confirmed on the shelves of a local Best Buy where an employee had put a Droid 2 “dummy unit” on display. Product information confirms that the device will come with Android 2.2 Froyo, a 5-megapixel camera, and will cost $199.99 with new two-year agreement. Putting a little extra frosting on the cake is the newspaper ad that was also leaked.
In other news, Verizon’s 2010/2011 roadmap that was leaked shows plans for Android tablets, LTE MiFi units, Android 3.0 Gingerbread devices, video conferencing, and more. Among the possible devices are:
- DROID Pro – 1.3GHz CPU, 4-inch screen, and global roaming capabilities
- Motorola device – Featuring a slab form-factor, looks similar to the Motorola Q, full touchscreen, and Android 2.2 Froyo
- Global Android devices from Samsung and HTC
- 7-inch Samsung tablet – Android-based with front-facing camera
- 10-inch Motorola tablet – Either 1GHz or 1.3GHz CPU, front-facing camera, and Android 3.0 Gingerbread
- Novatel LTE MiFi device – With support up to 10 simultaneous WiFi users
The leaked roadmap also included Verizon Wireless’s goal to have at least 75% of the country with LTE service by April 2012 and pointed to LTE data pricing remaining at $59.99 per month for data cards. LTE is the next-generation data service, which is much faster than current 3G service.