Leaked MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) documents obtained by Droid-Life point to four new phones set to launch in the near term on Verizon Wireless. Make that three new phones and one long overdue one, as we’ve been waiting on Droid Bionic for months and months now.
As shown in the photo, one Motorola, two HTCs and an LG now have model numbers and a MAP effective date of yesterday, August 1st, which means that they should be hitting VZW retail and online outlets in the coming weeks. MAP dates don’t necessarily correlate directly to launch/in-store dates, but as with smoke and fire, where there’s MAP dates there’s usually a launch-filled near future.
Here’s what we think we might maybe kinda sorta – but probably! – know about the phones in question, in order of excitement factor:
HTC ADR 6330VW (Vigor)
The new beast on the block? Vigor’s said to be packing Qualcomm’s latest dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU with Adreno 220 graphics, a 1280 x 720 (720p) display, and Android 2.3.4, and has been killin’ it on Nenamark benchmark tests and sneaking onto Flickr. Hello, Xmas Flagship Phone!
Motorola MOTXT875 (Droid Bionic)
Speaking of flagships, the Droid that should have ruled them all this past Spring is finally set for a September launch. Unless it’s delayed again. Motorola’s Droid Bionic is said to be lighter, sleeker, and more responsive now than it was way back when at its CES debut. And it’ll likely ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread instead of 2.2 FroYo. Whatever, just get the thing in stores already!
LG LG-VS920 (Revolution 2?)
LG Revolution with dual-core processor and higher-res display? Sounds good to me. And makes sense, too, since the original’s model number is VS-910 and we’re looking at VS-920 on the MAP document. We’re just guessing on the specs and name at this point, though.
HTC ADR 6425LVW (Incredible 2 White/Silver?)
Last but certainly not least is a current phone in a new set of clothes. HTC’s Incredible 2 has been captured by the phone paparazzi in a new suit of White and Silver. Known as Incredible S outside of the US, I2 has been on sale for a few months now through Big Red, and it looks like this refresh will be strictly cosmetic.
Alright, who’s excited? Vigor? You’re psyched for Vigor, right? Yes, no, maybe so? Sound off in the comments!
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