Along with the latest announcements in spring fashion lines, Verizon Wireless has announced its spring handset line up which includes: the BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Research In Motion, LG’s enV2, the Verizon Wireless-branded XV6900, Motorola’s MOTO Q 9c and the Alias by Samsung. Many of these handsets are already available from other carriers.
The BlackBerry Curve 8330, which will be available from Verizon Wireless beginning in May, features all the BlackBery functionality users have come to expect in a small, light and fashionable package. As RIM’s smallest and lightest full-QWERTY smartphone, the Curve 8330 “combines stylish looks with the tools people need to manage their professional responsibilities and maintain personal communications.” The BlackBerry Curve 8330 will be available online at all Verizon Wireless stores for $269.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Users who sign up for qualifying voice and data plans will be eligible for an additional $100 credit.
LG’s enV2, successor to its enV handset, gets a makeover with a new slim redesign and sophisticated black or maroon finish. Similar to the enV, the enV2 supports V CAST Music and Video, VZ Navigator, Bluetooth, dual speakers and a 2-megapixel camera. The enV2 also comes with a full QWERTY keypad and 2.4-inch internal screen; it will be available for $129.99 after a $50 rebate with a new two-year customer agreement sometime in April.
The XV6900, made by HTC, is a touch-screen-based, Windows Mobile 6 handset, featuring a built-in speakerphone, Bluetooth 2.0, an expandable microSD slot with support up to 8 GB, 2-megapixel camera with video and internal 256 MB of ROM/128 MB RAM. The Verizon Wireless XV6900 will be available in April for $349.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The XV6900 also comes with the additional $100 credit, with the purchase of a qualifying monthly service plan.
Motorola’s most recent Moto Q handset, the MOTO Q 9c offers professionals an “indispensable productivity tool wrapped in a sleek and fashionable design.” Another Windows Mobile 6 handset, the MOTO Q 9c features an optimized QWERTY keyboard that has been engineered for fast and accurate typing, with dedicated “hot keys” for shortcuts to popular applications, including e-mail, multimedia and Internet as well as a large 2.4-inch color display. The MOTO Q 9c also offers a 1.3-megapixel camera with flash and video, 128 MB of internal memory and optional removable memory with support up to 32 GB. The MOTO Q 9c will be available for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate in April.
And finally Samsung announced the Alias will be available from Verizon Wireless in mid-April. The successor to the popular Samsung SCH-u740, the Alias sports the dual-hinge design packaged in a cool silver finish; when users open the phone horizontally it features a full-QWERTY keyboard, when opened vertically, the handset is a sleek clamshell phone. The Alias will be available in mid-April for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.