Among the mobile phones that should arrive on the airwaves of Verizon Wireless in the near future, we can count a so-called DROID Prime device from Samsung, which is expected to become the next flagship smartphone at Big Red, an exclusive device supposedly closely related with the next Google phone, the Nexus Prime.
The mobile phone
was rumored last month as being on its way to the United States exclusively on the airwaves of Verizon Wireless, and it already received the necessary approvals from the Bluetooth SIG.
Now, the mobile phone was spotted at the WiFi Alliance
), where it received certification with support for IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n connectivity, and with support for 3G networks as well.
The mobile phone sports model number SCH-I515, just as some of the previous rumors on it suggested.
What should be noted here is that the model number and the WiFi certification show that the DROID Prime (SCH-I515) is a different device from the Nexus Prime
, which is said to sport model number GT-I9250.
The later has just been spotted in a UAProf, which confirmed its existence, and has received the necessary Bluetooth SIG certification only now, unlike the DROID Prime, which got the approval a few weeks ago.
When released, the DROID Prime will be one of the most advanced handsets at Verizon, most probably running under Google's next mobile operating system version, Ice Cream Sandwich.
For the time being, no official confirmation on this device has emerged, but some of the previous reports on it suggested that it should include a large touchscreen, 4.3'' or larger, a fast dual-core application processor, most probably a 1.5GHz one, and a high-quality photo snapper as well, an 8MP behemoth with HD video recording.
If real, the handset
will be one of the most appealing smartphones that Verizon launched during the past few years, and will certainly prove a great competitor for Motorola's DROID Bionic, which is expected to hit the shelves tomorrow with LTE connectivity on board.