By Alexandra Burlacu | Sep 24, 2012 09:53 AM EDT
Verizon Wireless' year-end roadmap has reportedly surfaced online yet again, unveiling the carrier's smartphone plans for the near future, according to Phone Arena. As expected, the roadmap lists a handful of Android gadgets to come, including devices from as many as six hardware makers. If the leaked details prove to be accurate, Verizon will soon bring something for everyone.
The first device to hit Verizon will be the Samsung Stratosphere 2, which is expected to feature a Super AMOLED Plus display, a sliding QWERTY keyboard, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset, and an 8-megapixel camera. It is uncertain at this point which version of Android it will run, but Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich seems the most likely. According to Phone Arena, this handset will land before the end of this month.
Just a few weeks later, an LG Spectrum 2 will make its way to Verizon in "early October." The smartphone is expected to be Verizon's take on the LG Optimus LTE II, and will reportedly sport a 4.7-inch display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera, NFC, a 2,150mAh battery, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Following the LG Spectrum 2 will reportedly be the 5-inch HTC device referred to as the Droid Incredible X. This handset is expected to sport a 480 ppi (pixels-per-inch) display with a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel HD resolution, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage. According to Phone Arena, the 5-inch HTC will arrive sometime in November.
Verizon is also expected to launch the Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD somewhere along the way. Phone Arena's source places these nearly identical handsets in a "Q4" windows frame, but they will likely arrive before Black Friday.
The leaked Verizon roadmap also lists a successor to the Pantech Breakout, but it bears no mention of when it will actually land on the carrier's network. With no release date and no hardware details, the only thing known about this device is its name: the Pantech Perception.
Other Verizon releases pegged for this year include a couple of ZTE tablets, a 7-inch slate and a 10-inch tablet. The pricing, release dates, and even the names of these tablets are still unspecified, and Phone Arena's tipster even suggests the 10-inch model may have been dropped altogether.
Should this roadmap turn out to be accurate, Verizon customers will have plenty of options to choose from. With no shortage of Android options, an unlocked iPhone 5, some Windows Phone 8 offerings, and maybe even a new Nexus device, the carrier seems to be gearing up for the lucrative holiday shopping season. Which one of these devices caught your eye?
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