Verizon Promises Android Phones with Google Voice Support

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Verizon has some of the crappiest phones available, so there's been no shortage of leaks about it getting an Android phone. Now the Verizon/Google love-affair is official: Big Red will introduce two Android-based handsets "within the next few weeks".

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Verizon plans to support Google Voice, saying you either have an open device or you don't, and theirs will be open. Hopefully that means VoIP calls over 3G will be possible. No word if one of the two Android phones will be the Verizon Motorola Sholes/Droid, but we'll fill you in when we know more. [PR Newswire]

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Verizon Wireless and Google plan to co-develop several Android-based devices that will be pre-loaded with innovative applications from both parties as well as third-party developers. The family of Android phones on the Verizon Wireless network will come from leading handset manufacturers.

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brokenmachine
Broken Machine

Perfect timing. If my wife saw this a week ago, the himing and hawing she's been doing for months about a new phone would have been extended. Currently on Verizon, she switched because there were no phones she wanted.

She switched to Sprint for the Pre, now I get the benefit of twice as many chargers I can use scattered about the house and vehicles.