Posted by dnovak on October 29, 2012 ·
LG Intuition: In all it's Glory
LG, for better or for worse is commonly recognized as ‘the third wheel’ when it comes to Android devices in the public conciousness. That said, it’s most recent product releases coming to market hope to change that perception in the minds of consumers. It has a two-pronged strategy in regards to the flagship Optimus G which has aims of usurping [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 12, 2012 ·
Verizon Wireless just unveiled the upcoming availability of the DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD. The smartphones build on the success of their predecessors and are equipped with a larger 4.7-inch 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4G LTE and NFC connectivity. The DROID RAZR HD includes 16GB of internal storage and will retail for $199.99 with a new two-year [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 6, 2012 ·
BGR is reporting that Motorola and Verizon Wireless may surprise the tech world next week by unveiling a new smartphone featuring “an edge-to-edge screen” that would completely eliminate the black bezels that line the edges of most smartphones. Motorola is counting on the fact that the all-screen display, along with unique features such as its location-based Smart Actions multitasking [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 28, 2012 ·
Motorola’s followup to the Motorola DROID RAZR, the Motorola DROID M, will be launching on Verizon Wireless soon at $149.99 on contract. The device will be available in black and white, and will include a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, a Kevlar case similar to the one that the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX featured, and an HD display with 1196 x 720-pixel resolution. Motorola [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 17, 2012 ·
Verizon is boosting up their spectrum for their LTE services with the recent signing off from the Justice Department on Verizon’s $3.9 billion Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) license acquisition from cable companies Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Bright House and Cox cable companies. Verizon and the cable companies will need to limit the scope of their joint marketing agreements [...]
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 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 March 23, 2012 ·
An image of what could be the unannounced DROID Fighter has published on PhoneHK, a Chinese forum. The handset is said to be equipped with the same whopping 3,300 mAh battery that is found in the RAZR MAXX, and a 4.6-inch high-definition display. The image of the phone also shows that the Android navigation buttons that appear on the RAZR model is no longer present, leading speculation [...]
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 November 3, 2011 ·
While the Motorola Droid Bionic took an eternity to get here, it does have some things about it that were worth the wait. While it’s not the first dual-core phone out there, nor the first Verizon 4G LTE on the shelves, the fact that it does have those qualities along with HD video recording, HDMI port, and a gorgeous 4.3-inch qHD display, the Droid Bionic is setting many a benchmark.
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 August 2, 2011 ·
Verizon is partnering with American Express to integrate the credit card giant’s mobile payment solution into their phones and tablets in the near future
Verizon Wireless is partnering with American Express where the phone giant will integrate American Express’ “Serve” mobile payment solution into its phones and tablets. The agreement will allow Verizon Wireless customers [...]
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 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 11, 2011 ·
As of 4:00 a.m. EST, Apple’s iPad 2 is officially on sale. The gadget announced last week will go on sale at Apple, AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, and Walmart retail locations later today at 5:00 p.m. EST, but if you want to order yourself the next-generation iPad and skip the retail chaos, jump on Apple’s online store, and get the goods. Early reviews, while not stellar, recommend [...]
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 25, 2011 ·
The HTC Merge, a new Android phone that’s received some BUZZ lately, will hit multiple North American carriers beginning in spring 2011.
It’s packed with a 3.8-inch touchscreen, Android 2.2, a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and HTC Sense UI. A slide-out QWERTY keyboard GPS, WiFi and the ability to capture 720p video round out the ‘Merge’s’ spec. Carrier suitors [...]
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 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 10, 2011 ·
Today is the day that the iPhone from Verizon Wireless will hit store shelves. Those wanting a CDMA iPhone can visit Apple Stores, Best Buys, Walmarts, and, of course, Verizon Wireless retail locations for their purchase. But good luck, because they will certainly go fast.
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 [...]