and Verizon announced a landmark partnership
to bring several Linux-based Android phones to the Verizon network, a great network that has seriously been lacking in high tech phones unlike T-Mobile (Android
), Sprint (Palm Pre
), and AT&T (iPhone
), who have had high tech phones to peddle to their customers for quite some time.
Rumors contend that the first two devices will most likely be from HTC and/or Motorola. The current rumored list of upcoming Verizon phones includes the Motorola Sholes
, HTC Desire
, HTC Passion
, and HTC Predator
This is good news for Verizon customers, as it signals a movement in the direction of more 'open' phones, as opposed to previous policies that had been considered somewhat totalitarian. They are also promising "innovative applications" (Google Voice, perhaps?).
I will be watching these developments with interest as the phones are officially announced.