Whether you’re holding out for the Droid Prime (SCH-I515) or Nexus Prime (GT-I9250), both handsets are very real and Verizon’s upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich offering has just received its WiFi and Bluetooth certification.
Sure, there’s little interesting about a handset receiving its WiFi and Bluetooth certification but these less than interesting certifications make way for the more juicy news. What will likely be the answer to the Galaxy S II on Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T, as well as the upcoming iPhone 5, the Droid Prime is expected to launch around October, ready to do battle.
With the Bionic set to launch in a few days, Verizon will likely give Motorola’s offering some breathing room as the go-to LTE handset. A lot of people have been waiting for Motorola’s dual-core/LTE handset, but with the Droid Prime on the way, we’re inclined to pass.
We’d say the top three phones to look out for that we know of are obviously the iPhone 5, the Nexus Prime, and the Droid Prime, or whatever it will be called when it launches on Big Red. While there may be comparable phones that are set to launch in a similar time frame, anything that’s not one of these three handsets are in the back of the line (and our minds, too).
With both the SCH-I515 and GT-I9250 getting WiFi and Bluetooth certification, we could imagine that some sort of announcements are in order in the near future, if not a good leak. If you’re in the market for an Android handset, you best wait to see what Samsung’s big guns are this year. The upcoming Galaxy S II phones will surely be hits but we’re waiting for our first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich before we pull any sort of trigger this year.