The Verizon-branded phone will also include a Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD) SIM card so that it can run on CDMA and GSM networks, according to the blog AndroidGuys.com, which obtained pictures of the prototype (below).
The phone, similar to the HTC Evo, but sporting a sliding qwerty keyboard, is likely to run a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) processor and Android 2.2 at launch, the blog says.
In other mobile device rumors and reports today:
According to reports , the elusive Schubert will launch in the fourth quarter of the year across Europe and potentially through AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) in the US. Schubert joins fellow composer-named Windows Phone 7 devices, the HTC Mondrian and HTC Mozart.
Bear in mind, however, that TechCrunch was also the site that promised us Verizon was racing to deploy LTE by early 2010 in order to support an Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) tablet. Even knowledgeable sources sometimes get it wrong.
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile