Mar, 30 2011

So you want to know when all those shiny 4G LTE handsets are actually launching on Verizon? A friendly neighborhood tipster has sent along Verizon’s upcoming roadmap for their Spring releases, and it’s chock full of Android. For starters, the Samsung 4G LTE phone we had believed would go under the Stealth name is once again confirmed as the Charge (though Droid Charge will be the final name) and pegged with a release date of April 7th. Also planned to launch on the same day is the rugged Casio Commando, which was shown off at CTIA to little excitement. Jump forward a week to April 14th and we have the release of the highly anticipated Sony Ericsson Xperia Play gaming smartphone. If that wasn’t enough Android goodness for April already, expect the HTC Droid Incredible right around the end of the month on the 28th.

Moving out of April, May should see its share of Android, as well. May 5th is given as the day we can expect the the 4G LTE LG Revolution,, and the Motorola Droid Bionic is loosely listed with a May release, as well. Also without certain dates but listed as launching in May (or later) are the Motorola Droid X 2 and, get this, the Samsung Galaxy S II. I don’t think we expected the US launch of the Galaxy S followup to come so soon, but Verizon is suggesting it might be so (unless they are simply suggesting the launch will come after May).

Whew, that was a lot. Did you take all that in? Verizon has a big couple of months ahead of them. Let’s just hope another Thunderbolt fiasco doesn’t push back these dates further than they need to go.

[Thanks, Thomas!]

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