Verizon road map finally gives release dates for the Android phones you want

March 30, 2011 | by Michael Heller



A buddy of mine has been in the market for an Android phone for a couple months now. He is dead set on staying with Verizon, and he doesn’t want to get a phone that will be obsolete too soon (that’s the biggest trouble). I was able to convince him to avoid the iPhone 4 (for obvious reasons), and the HTC Thunderbolt (because of the battery life). But, keeping him from making a rash purchase has been trouble, because the release dates for the most exciting Verizon phones has been pretty vague. There had been rumors that the LG Revolution would hit in March, and there were teases for the Samsung Galaxy S II, and Droid Bionic, but nothing set. Until now.

A leak reported by Phandroid today shows 8 Android phones coming to Verizon in April and May, and almost all of them are pretty exciting. The only one I might leave off of the exciting list is the Casio Commando, which has an interesting idea, but Casio hasn’t built any trust with me in the Android market. More towards what users have been looking forward to, we’re getting:

  • Samsung Charge on April 7th
  • Sony Xperia Play on April 14th
  • HTC Incredible 2 on April 28th
  • LG Revolution on May 5th

The Droid Bionic, Galaxy S II and Droid X2 are also listed for May, but no specific dates are given. An interesting note here is that the Incredible is not listed as the Droid Incredible 2, but simply the HTC Incredible 2. And, of course the Samsung Charge is the fabled 4G phone teased back at CES.

What do you guys say? Is it a good time to be a Verizon customer?