Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530, Samsung u640 Convoy and Casio G’Zone Brigade
Apart from announcing the HTC Droid Eris and launching the LG Chocolate Touch, Verizon has also announced the BlackBerry Curve 8530 and Samsung Convoy today.
The 8530 features EV-DO connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS, full QWERTY keyboard, QVGA display, optical trackpad, 3.5mm headset jack, 2MP camera and MicroSD card support.
BlackBerry Curve 8530 will be available at Verizon starting November 20 for $99.99 on contract (after a $100 mail-in rebate).
The other device announced by Verizon – Samsung u640 Convoy – is a rugged Push To Talk clamshell.
The Samsung Convoy meets military specifications 810F standards for dust and shock resistance, humidity, vibration, solar radiation, low/high temperature and altitude. It comes with VZ Navigator, external and internal displays, Bluetooth 2.1, 2MP camera and a 1300 mAh battery. The phone will be available from Verizon starting November 15 for $49.99 on contract.
Another rugged phone that’s headed to Verizon is the Casio G’Zone Brigade which, according to Engadget, is waterproof and features Push To Talk and document viewer. The G’Zone Brigade has a small display and an alphanumeric keypad on the outside, as well as a large display and a QWERTY keyboard on the inside.
The launch date and price of Casio G’Zone Brigade were not announced by Verizon.