Rogers ’09 Lineup Leaked, Featuring Wi-Fi BlackBerry Storm, Sony Ericsson XPERIA


Sony Ericsson XPERIA on Rogers Q3 of 2009

Sony Ericsson XPERIA on Rogers Q3 of 2009

Hooah, that’s a spicy Q1 ’09 lineup for Canadian carrier Rogers, boasting new goodies like a Wi-Fi BlackBerry Storm and 3G Pearl Flip, but a few things you might have heard about before are also on the way for 2009, including the Sony Ericsson X1 EXPERIA. Here’s the full list.

BlackBerry 8200 Pearl Flip – Due first half of 2009 – Dual-band HSDPA (850/1900) BlackBerry Pearl with Wi-Fi, including a secondary video calling camera, 2.0 megapixel camera with flash

BlackBerry 9520 StormDue first half of 2009 – SurePress clickable touchscreen, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS

Samsung M8800 PixonDue late Q1 ’09 – 7.2 MBps HSDPA, 1.8 MBPS HSUPA, GPS, 8.0 megapixel camera with flash, 120 FPS video recording, Fido launch pending

HTC Touch VivaDue first half of 2009 – Free on three-year plan with data ($99, $199.99, $369.99, $399.99 options available), Windows Mobile 6.1, Wi-Fi, Touch 3G possible

HTC Touch ProDue Q2 2009

Motorola Q11No date – GPS, Wi-Fi, 3.15 megapixel camera, quad-band GSM, Windows Mobile 6.1, still undecided on launching. 

Motorola VE66 – Due second half of 2009 –  5.0 megapixel, slider with 850/1900 HSPA

Motorola Motozine ZN5 – Due late Q1 2009 – $50 on 3-year contract (two years with Fido), $500 off contract

Sony Ericsson X1 XPERIADue Q3 2009 – 7.2 MBps quad-band HSDPA, 800 x 480 3″ touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Windows Mobile 6.1, push e-mail

Sony Ericsson CyberShot C905aDue Q2 2009 – 8.1 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, dual-band HSPA, Wi-Fi, music recognition, $299.99 on a three-year plan, comes with 2 GB memory card

Nokia XpressMusic 5800 Due Q2/3 2009

While I can’t say much about the other handsets (aside from the fact that the entire universe and its mother is waiting for the XPERIA), both the 3G Pearl Flip and the Wi-Fi BlackBerry Storm are giving much-needed feature upgrades to some hurting devices. A video conferencing camera could give the Pearl Flip a nice little kick in the pants that might actually have the flip-phone crowd notice it, while the lack of Wi-Fi on the BlackBerry Storm remained a primary gripe for most reviewers. A GSM version of the Storm was already released abroad on Vodafone, so we weren’t exactly expecting a whole new device over here in North America, but it’s more than welcome. 

Full slide gallery of Rogers’ 2009 handset lineup after the jump!


[Via HowardForums]

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