Posted by dnovak on August 21, 2012 ·
Motorola’s September 5th media event is coming, with fairly confident anticipation of a Motorola Droid RAZR HD announcement. Yesterday, four videos of Motorola tutorials on the device leaked, but were quickly pulled from public access. What we did notice when the videos were available included a conspicuous link to Verizon and a customized Android 4.0 with on-screen navigation keys, [...]
Posted by dnovak on May 24, 2012 ·
Verizon has just released the latest of its Jetpack hotspots with the arrival of the ZTE-made model. The Jetpack 890L can share its 4G LTE service with as many as 10 WiFi devices at once. There’s no removable battery like its Novatel-made Jetpack cousin, but you do get Global Ready (read: HSPA) roaming abroad. And at $20 on a contract after a $50 mail-in rebate, the 890L will be [...]
Posted by dnovak on May 7, 2012 ·
HTC and Verizon just unveiled their newest DROID-branded smartphone, the DROID Incredible 4G LTE. It will launch in a few weeks, and the newest addition to the Incredible family features a 4-inch qHD Super LCD display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera, Beats Audio and Sense 4 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
No details regarding pricing were made [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 30, 2012 ·
Verizon has recently given us a good glimpse of the smartphone landscape for late summer and early fall this year, staring the Samsung Galaxy S3. The lineup will include more than one Verizon flagship smartphone, and all of the details push Verizon way ahead of the pack in terms of offerings.
Beginning with the Samsung Galaxy S3, we know that it will definitely be offered by Big Red, [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 4, 2012 ·
The Motorola Droid 4 ($200 with a two-year contract on Verizon) is the latest keyboarded version of the Droid family. And while Droid hasn’t had a big push on the keyboard-style designs, this one takes the grand prize in terms of usability and function.
The Droid 4 reminds you of the Droid Razr, except significantly thicker, measuring in at 2.75 by 4.98 by 0.50-inches. It [...]
Posted by dnovak on February 27, 2012 ·
Samsung Nexus Galaxy is the debut smartphone for Android 4.0, designed to show us what Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is all about, and it gives us a glimpse of this version of the Google operating system, which will serve as a benchmark for future models of phones built around Android.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is dominated by a 4.65 inch diagonal screen, and is great for those that frequently [...]
Posted by David on February 11, 2012 ·
The Motorola DROID 4 has been unleashed in stores, and it sports a slightly thinner design, reminiscent of the new DROID RAZR, and a killer keyboard.
The DROID series is an Android fan favorite and the new DROID 4 will definitely impress with some much improved specs. This Android 4G phone features a lot of power with its dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and Verizon’s [...]
Posted by David on January 13, 2012 ·
The Motorola Droid RAZR is being touted as the latest flagship phone from Verizon, and for good reason. The company is claiming that it is the thinnest smartphone to date, and we can’t argue with that. This thing is wafer-thin, but that does not slow down its performance or features. In fact, this sucker is very robust, durable and just plain cool.
The Droid RAZR is a descendant [...]
Posted by David on December 31, 2011 ·
Verizon Wireless cancelled plans to charge a $2 convenience fee to customers making one-time bill payments online or over the phone. Announced earlier this week that the new fee would allow it to continue providing subscribers with the option to make one-time payments using its web-based and telephone payment systems.
Customers were furious with this charge, so Verizon nixed plans to introduce [...]
Posted by David on October 27, 2011 ·
Motorola Droid 4 looks like a QWERTY version the recently announced DROID RAZR
Images and details of an unannounced Motorola DROID4 for Verizon Wireless have been published on the web, revealing a QWERTY version of the Motorla DROID RAZR. The Droid 4 looks like its shape is similar to the all new RAZR, but a tad thicker do to the slide-out keyboard. Specs include a 4-inch display, 4G LTE [...]
Posted by David on April 14, 2011 ·
After announcing, then cancelling, then announcing, then cancelling…….NOW, FINALLY, according to Bloomberg, Apple will launch the long awaited white version of its iPhone 4 sometime during the next few weeks. Apple has failed to produce a white version in the 10 months since it’s original announcement, although the new hue will be available on both Verizon Wireless and AT&T. This [...]
Posted by David on April 6, 2011 ·
PreCentral has leaked photos of two of HP’s latest smartphones, including one unannounced device that would be the first webOS phone without a hard QWERTY keyboard. Currently specs are a mystery with this new unannounced handset, (possibly codenamed “Stingray”), but it does appear that the screen is in the 3.2-inch to 4-inch range. You’ll also notice, if you’ve got good eyes, [...]
Posted by David on March 22, 2011 ·
Verizon Wireless CEO Daniel Mead said on Monday that the company has no interest in a merger with Sprint, a notion that had been tossed around by analysts over the weekend following news that AT&T intends to Acquire T-Mobile USA. “We’re not interested in Sprint. We don’t need them,” Mead told Reuters reporters in Florida ahead of this year’s CTIA Wireless conference. Should AT&T’s [...]
Posted by David on March 17, 2011 ·
We’ve been waiting a looooooooong time for this, and today is the day you can find Verizon’s first LTE handset, the HTC ThunderBolt, on sale and available on store shelves and online. Verizon Wireless, Best Buy, and a host of others will be selling the 4G handset for $250 on-contract, OR……Wirefly is selling this 4.3-inch beast online for a reduced $199.99, and Amazon Wireless [...]
Posted by David on March 15, 2011 ·
Perhaps my favorite line of Android phones, the HTC INCREDIBLE, because of its size and power….Now images leaked of the its offspring, the DROID Incredible 2. Blogger AndroidSpin got a hold of a few images detailing its design. They’re also reporting some keen specs, specifically a 4-inch Super LCD WVGA display, 1GHz Qualcomm MSM 8655 processor, 4GB of on-board storage, 768MB of RAM, [...]
Posted by David on March 11, 2011 ·
Reliable sources are confiming the news that the HTC ThunderBolt is now scheduled to launch on March 21st, following repeated delays. This date lines up with an earlier report that noted a March 21st release date briefly featured on HTC’s Facebook page. This new powerhouse of a phone is sure to grab some big sales, as it is boasting the fastest functionality of any phone out on the market, measured [...]
Posted by David on March 10, 2011 ·
While many have been painfully waiting for iOS 4.3. to be released, the update came a bit later than expected due to an issue fixed by last night’s iTunes update. The company just released iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. A few changes here, most notably, the addition of Apple’s new Personal Hotspot feature, which is now available on GSM versions of the iPhone 4 in [...]
Posted by David on March 5, 2011 ·
Verizon has just put the iPad 2 on their website, and says that the Apple updated tablet will be available on the launch date, March 11th. While no formal announcement has been made, and the details surrounding the launch have not been clarified, Verizon is expected to begin selling the iOS tablet at 5:00PM local time on launch day, inline with those other retailers that will introduce the much anticipated [...]
Posted by David on March 1, 2011 ·
Below is a compilation of rumors, guesses, unofficial reports and specs from iPad accessories already out- trying to make the best hypothetical guess of what we’ll hear tomorrow at Apple’s Press Event, announcing the iPad 2. Here it is:
A much thinner and lighter iPad. We’re talking seriously thin.
A slightly thinner bezel around the iPad’s display, making the device’s footprint [...]
Posted by David on February 27, 2011 ·
Verizon Wireless will begin to sell Windows Phone handsets towards the end of March. The HTC 7 Trophy, the same CDMA WP7 handset to be carried by Sprint, could be announced as early as February 28th. The device will have Microsoft’s “NoDo” update (also known as the copy and paste update) and should retail for $199.99 with a signed two-year contract. Anyone waiting for this phone?
Posted by David on February 22, 2011 ·
Due for launch from Verizon Wireless in September of this year, the Blackberry Monaco, or Storm 3 as some have affectionately deemed it, could be the third installment in RIM’s Storm series. Now, the Monaco has been caught on film for the first time.
The front of the device appears to be similar in design to the BlackBerry Torch, minus the physical QWERTY keypad. Like the Torch, the Monaco includes [...]
Posted by David on February 22, 2011 ·
While Motorola is still keeping the price of their latest tablet, the Motorola Xoom, a secret, we do know that the Xoom tablet will hit the carrier on February 24th.
But that’s not all. A small asterisk, just below the email address registration, states that Flash support won’t arrive until Spring of 2011. What is up with Flash and adobe? Are they that hard to work with? It seems [...]
Posted by David on February 18, 2011 ·
Verizon’s Home Phone Connect service just went live, and allows you to connect your home phone to Verizon’s wireless network. It uses a base station that merges your landline phone and Verizon’s cellular network. For $19.99/month, you get unlimited calling, or for $9.99/month, you can add your home landline to your existing wireless family plan. Pretty good deal, and the good news is that [...]
Posted by David on February 17, 2011 ·
Motorola announced pricing for their XOOM tablet. Apparently, the 3G/4G version will be available from Verizon Wireless for an unsubsidized price of $799. The tablet will have the option to connect to Verizon’s 3G data network, and later this year, its 4G LTE network as well for a monthly fee, but buyers will not have to sign a service contract with the carrier. Motorola also said that the Wi-Fi-only [...]
Posted by David on February 9, 2011 ·
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple’s next iPad is currently in production. Those that have seen the production models claim that the iPad will be much thinner and lighter than the existing model. Additionally, a front-facing video camera will be present, along with more memory (1GB of RAM) and a more powerful graphics processor.
Unfortunately it seems the display won’t be changing [...]
Posted by David on February 6, 2011 ·
Shortly after the iPhone 4 release, Verizon Wireless may have another handset in the Palm Pre 2. The HP’s webOS event is less than a week away and the possibility of new tablets and handesets is eminent.
The Palm Pre 2 offers some nice improvements over its predecessor, such as a faster processor, a glass screen and the new webOS 2.0 operating system. The webOS operating system is superior [...]
Posted by David on February 2, 2011 ·
Verizon Wireless LTE modem now supports Apple
—Verizon Wireless on Tuesday improved its VZAccess Manager software by adding Mac support for the Pantech UML290 LTE modem. The new update — VZAccess Manager version 7.2.4 (2534b) — adds support for Apple computers running OS X 10.4 and later.
VZAccess Manager version 7.2.4 (2534b) — adds support for Apple computers running OS X 10.4 and [...]
Posted by David on February 2, 2011 ·
Verizon iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow
—Apple has issued a reminder that Verizon Wireless’ upcoming iPhone 4 will become available to pre-order starting tomorrow. Verizon will begin accepting at 3:00AM EST tomorrow, and now Apple has confirmed that it too will take pre-orders online. Pre-orders are on a first come, first served basis and are available to current Verizon Wireless subscribers [...]
Posted by David on January 28, 2011 ·
iPhone 4 Personal Hotspot to run $20/mo. on Verizon
—Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed that there would be a $30 unlimited data plan available for iPhone 4 purchasers at launch. He also stated that the unlimited plan would only be available for a limited time, and that Verizon would then move to a tiered data plan structure similar to that of AT&T. Additionally, the Personal Hotspot feature [...]
Posted by David on January 15, 2011 ·
Verizon Wireless 2011 LTE city roll out leaked
—-Verizon Wireless is lighting up the country with 4G LTE. BLog Droid-life has got a hold of what they are reporting to be some of the next cities Verizon looks to be launching 4G service.
At the end of 2011, we should see at least 140 markets be blanketed with LTE coverage, and by 2013, Verizon is aiming to have at least 2/3 of the country covered