Verizon’s Winter catalog shows new phones, tablets, 4G prices, and netbooks
Are you a Verizon wireless customer that’s been waiting for better phones? Well, you’ll only need to wait a little while longer, because Verizon has put out its Winter 2011 catalog (So I might have been lying when I said you only needed to wait a “little” longer). The catalog shows plenty of phones, tablets, and prices that had previously unknown release dates.
Inside Verizon’s catalog was:
The BlackBerry Bold 9650, Curve 3G 9330 and the Droid 2 Global; all of which are listed as “while supplies last”, most likely meaning that successors are coming soon. Along with those already released phones, there were also 2 newcomers; the Xperia Play and the HTC Trophy. This is the first time we’ve heard of the PlayStation phone release date, and a Windows Phone 7 device on the CDMA carrier; both are mentioned as “coming soon”.
Only one new tablet was listed in the catalog, RIM’s Blackberry Playbook. This finally brings the back-and-forth to an end of whether or not Verizon would carry the 7 inch tablet.
4G/LTE data plans
If you were afraid that Verizon’s lightning fast LTE service would cost you more than its slower 3G brother, then fear no more! Verizon has stated that 4G plans will be priced as follows:
$20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for $10GB.
The catalog also shows a sign that the netbook market isn’t dead; with two new netbooks coming down the pipeline, the HP Pavilion dm1 and the Compaq Mini CQ10. The HP Pavilion dm1 is 11.6″ with a 1.6GHz AMD Fusion chip; and the Compaq Mini CQ10 is 10.1″ with an Intel Atom N455 processor. Both netbooks, unfortunately, can only take advantage of the 2 most expensive 4G plans.
Overall, Verizon looks to have a strong lineup for the winter months, and it’ll be tough to wait until snow is on the ground again for these products. Check the Verizon link for the catalog or Engadget for pics.
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