We know Verizon's The V (formerly known as the VX9800) has its fair share of fans (and detractors), but we're hoping they nailed it on the second go with their rumored VX9900; though the image here may be craptastic, it definitely does look to be a bit of an improvement and even takes a few notes from the gone-but-not-forgotten Ixi Ogo. Oh, and supposedly that Chocolate flip U830 is pictured here as the VX8600, so it's all coming together.

*Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.

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