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Passion/Dragon news for today

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kwaping, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Android_LIFE

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    I stopped by a Verizon down by St. Louis, and asked a guy who I know is real good & knowledgable with Windows Mobile Devices and He said and I quote,
    "The Passion is never coming to Verizon"
    I also asked him when there would be an OTA for the Motorola Droid.
    His reply, "Not anytime soon, probably never"

    ...your thoughts please...
     

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    I think the guy either doesn't like you or android in general and/or he is completely ignorant and a poor source of any information about Android.

    Our own phandroid released official vzw documents outlining DROID OTA updates coming soon
    Motorola Droid OTA Update Coming December 11th? | Android Phone Fans
     
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    Yeah, I delibrately tested this guy. He even commented negatively when he saw a Moto Droid was now holstered on my brother's belt. My brother had returned an hTc imagio. (WinMo)

    I agree with you, the guy doesn't like android. The way he was frowning and talking badly about the Moto Droid...trying to understand why my brother had problems with the imagio.
     
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    Just a tip to all which isn't meant to undermine those with positive news, but rather thwart those who get a sales guy who say "ain't gonna happen". The sales guys in the stores are the last line in knowing about an impending phone. They often know of the phone because they just got a shipment and not a second sooner. Most that hint at knowing something travel in the same circles online as the rest of us. Alot of times when you get "not coming" or "not coming anytime soon", it's usually based on past experience with Verizon which of late has done a total 180 in releasing new phones. These are the same folks that will tell you to expect certain features to be locked out, another outdated misnomer as it pertains to Verizon's smartphone devices. This is well proven by many accounts of dealing with the in-store sales staff. To date, the best info comes from business sales reps for Verizon. They tend to be more privi to stuff coming down the pipe. Any real info or leaks comes from testers who tend to be the "connects" on these mobile blogs. I, for one, put stock in the connect that reported to BGR that Verizon was aiming for the smartphone crown. He said Curve2 and Passion were vying for black friday and mid-Dec, whichever was ready first would get the first release. Well, the Curve2 hit on black Friday in stores. Go with the track record. I still think there will be radio silence on this thing for another week to prevent Droid returns. No FCC approval by the end of this week may not be a good sign, though.
     
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    Looks like the HTC Passion website has been updated. It currently shows a Verizon logo and says "coming holidays 2009." - woot!

    http://htcpassion.com/
     
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    dead link
     
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    works for me
     
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    Thanks..Ill try again
     
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    had to put my glasses on to see that one..HAHAHAHAHA

    Thats been floating around for a few weeks
     
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    Worked for me as well.

    I have faith in BGR. BGR has an outstanding trackrecord.
    Its only a matter of time before we have some more news. And if not, I'll kindly wait.

    hTc's Drew Bamford did say they are working on exciting things. Thats all I EVER needed to hear. End of Story.

    @ kyler13

    The same guy I spoke to @ VZW, was the guy who mentioned NO hTC HD2 but to expect the hTc Leo coming to VZW.
    After my last conversation my brother & I had with him, we had a laugh as we walked out.

    I listen to BGR much more seriously than ANYONE at a Retail VZW. Two different worlds!
     
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    I've heard several rumors that this site is fake...

    ....as the source code would seem:

    <div align="center">
    <img src="http://htcpassion.com/htcpassion.jpg" />
    </div>


    No actual preemptive site would have that little detail on the source code.
     
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    If it is fake, and it probably is, I wonder what the owner is getting out of having the website up saying coming "holidays 2009"? What happens when the "holidays" get here and there is no phone, what then? Just not sure what the objective is aside from squatting, and if they are squatting, why put a graphic up? Oh well, all this rumormill speculation and investigation stuff is sorta fun. :)
     
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    I assume that when the site hits the requisite views/day they will slap some google ad-sense on there. Perhaps the biggest giveaway that it's fake is that the site has managed not to put the official verizon or HTC logos on the site probably to avoid being vulnerable to a cease and desist order for unauthorized use of a trademark.
     
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    Well, that the last BGR report of a "high res picture of the passion" is fake, and really just a theme for a jailbroken iphone. The unlockr pics are still very much real. We have that, at the very least.
     
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    I agree with Android_LIFE in that BGR has a very good track record. They just didn't make it up out of thin air, but got the info from a trusted source. If I didn't have that confirmation, I would treat this as pure rumor.

    And for what it is worth, a poster at the VZW Community forums, who seems to be somewhat in the loop, seems to confirm it as well.
    Re: HTC Passion - Verizon Community

    Although, until we hear some sort of official confirmation, this certainly is all rumor and speculation right now.
     
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    The photo provided by theUnlockr that BGR posted up waaay before the iphone dash to me,
    is all the proof that I need to know that SOMETHING from HTC, running Android, IS INDEED on its way.

    That and the word of hTc's Drew Bamford where he mentioned that hTc IS working on some exciting...future device things. Although he was VERY vague & hush hush, Bamford didnt deny a future Android device.

    I'm just sitting back waiting on the fireworks...that is, an official word by Verizon, hTc, and/or Google regarding this or any other similar device.
     
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    The pics of the device should be real. But pics of the system information screens may also be fake. But its really the main blogs reporting "such and such HTC passion", not the rumored HTC Passion, but they state it as fact. For some reason I think HTC is purposefully keeping quiet about the phone. Maybe due to a contractual reason, maybe because they are having more problems. If they aren't being purposefully quiet why not just come out and say they're not making it?
     
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    This is killing me. I just bought the Eris on Friday (my wife refused to wait and let me do more research) and while I like it, this phone seems SOO much better. I liked the Moto Droid, but hated the feel and the real keyboard.

    So I've basically got until Dec. 27th for this phone to come out....... :mad:
     
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    You have till January 14th to exchange or return ....Just ask VZW they will confirm this.
     
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    Thats better news. Though I've got a sinking feeling that if its not out by Christmas it wont be very likely to come out before the 14th.
     
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    I have been waiting too for a little over a month now for it and almost got the Eris because I need a new phone..I am having a hard time waiting longer but I am waiting for the Passion or dragon or what ever they want to call it...just bring it out already...hahaha
     
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    Luckily I have until Feb. 1st to wait, though I would much rather have it by the 1st of the year.

    Here's to hoping it's out by Feb. 1st, otherwise I might have to just go on ahead with the Eris (hopefully it's running Eclair by then) or the Droid.
     
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    True..I would rather have Eclair on the Eris than the moto droid if it does not show by then.I have been wondering who else will actually sneak a droid phone in the verizon stable other than who we know of,HTC etc.
     
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    Not that I know any release dates, but I've heard about the Vphone?

    Also, not that it's android, but the latest in the rumor mill is that Verizon will get it's own version of the iPhone (slightly smaller) in June of 2010.

    lol I've been researching what's the best phone to get on what network for some months. Want to make sure I have the best I can get at the time.
     
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