Verizon FiOS Commercial Leaks Updated Kindle

August 10, 2008

I was watching TV when a commercial for Verizon FiOS in NYC came on. I noticed that the Verizon installer was using an electronic gadget to keep track of his installation appointments. The gadget looked surprisingly like an Amazon Kindle. That’s when I realized that they must be testing an updated version.

Based on the commercial, we can see the following:

  • Same basic size and shape.
  • It will have a touch screen with cute little beeps when you touch it.
  • It will have either a backlit screen or a much brighter screen.
  • It will support custom applications like the Verizon FiOS installation application.

I assume it will be released in time for Christmas.

I’ve included the commercial and some large screen caps below.

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Same rubber back and it looks like they did not move the on/off or the wireless switches
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Looks like the same face and keyboard, but the little scroll ball is whiter. They may have moved the next/previous page buttons because he would be changing pages as he's holding it.
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TOUCH SCREEN!!!
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Poor cable guy is still using a clipboard.