Remember when I said it was all going to change? Well, here's just the beginning. Verizon Wireless unveiled its new fall lineup today for the holiday season, and included is a high-end handset named Voyager that will compete with the iPhone.
The Voyager does it all, with a full screen touchscreen on the exterior (a nod to the iPhone), but it opens up clamshell-style to reveal a second screen on the interior, complete with a monstrous QWERTY keyboard.
Voyager includes high-speed wireless access though, something the iPhone is lacking. And that high-speed access means the V CAST streaming video and music service is part of the package. It also includes a microSD slot - which now maxes out at 8Gb of storage (and growing) - so you can store your own MP3s.
"We think it'll be the best phone ... this year. It will kill the iPhone," Verizon Wireless Chief Marketing Officer Mike Lanman said in an interview with Reuters.
Remember, the iPhone was released just over 3-months ago, and already we're seeing other wireless carriers responding with their own sleek convergence phones. Imagine what will happen two-years from now?
Check out another picture of the Verizon Voyager after the jump...
Wow, "iPhone ripoff" or not, the Verizon Voyager is beautiful.