[Rumor] Leaked Verizon memo suggest Thunderbolt 2 and Samsung Prime?

Posted on Sep 12 2011 - 10:07pm by Mike Wewerka

Okay, before I start to discuss the image above, I’d like to say that I’m having a hard time believing an image that was posted on a forum, that is a white piece of paper with really bad spelling errors, no markings or logos from Verizon and hole punches (just because it looks fake). So I feel that it is my responsibility to issue my concerns to you all before you read the following. This could all be bullshit (and most likely is) or it could be real.

All that said, the above image shows a timeline that shows how current Verizon devices are set to be replaced with new models. The odd thing is that one of them is marked as the Thunderbolt 2, which is set to replace the original Thunderbolt…a phone that is only 7 months old. The same goes for the DROID Charge, which is set to be replaced by the “SAM PRIME” which obviously means the DROID or NEXUS Prime. Now while I agree that both the DROID Charge and HTC Thunderbolt are both due for an upgrade, simply because they launched with lackluster hardware (aside from the Charge’s Super AMOLED Plus display). I have a hard time believing that Verizon is going to one, update a model that has only been on the market for 7 months and two, that with all the trouble that has been surrounding the Thunderbolt, Verizon would name another device the Thunderbolt 2 and automatically attached the previous model’s stigmas.

I am also not convinced based upon the evidence shown thus far, that Verizon is getting the Nexus. I do however believe they’ll get a DROID branded prime with bloatware. This piece of paper says Sam Prime, which does leave the name very ambiguous, it doesn’t mention, DROID or NEXUS, which could be the “creator” of this documents way of not being called out as a fake from the get go as he/she doesn’t name one model in any specific way.

I’d also like to point out that the HTC Vigor, which supposedly this report says will be the Thunderbolt 2 doesn’t even remotely resemble the Thunderbolt branding. I am more inclined to see the HTC Vigor become the HTC DROID Incredible HD. With the similar body styling on the back and red accents, I just have a gut feeling on this one.

In the end, I could be wrong and this report could be 100% legit or this could all be some stunt by some forum reader. But in the end, that spelling on an official Verizon handout makes me VERY suspicious.

Source: Phandroid