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Motorola Droid Pro, Droid 2 World Edition and Android Tablet headed to Verizon?

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on August 16th, 2010

The folks over at Boy Genius Report have received some inside information about some new Android smartphones and tablets that are headed to Verizon Wireless. Looks like there will be a Motorola Droid Pro with a 4 inch display, a 1.3GHz processor, and global roaming, that should be set to launch in November 2010.

There will also be a business edition of the Motorola Droid 2, with a world edition global roaming feature, plus it looks like there may also be an Android based tablet, or maybe a slab style touchscreen smartphone.

Verizon to air first 3D NFL game to FiOS subscribers

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on August 12th, 2010

This summer we have seen some of the first 3D sporting events land on satellite and cable channels all around the country. The catch was that most of the events were things that are boring to a lot of us like golf. Verizon has announced a new 3D sporting event that will appeal to many viewers.

Verizon has landed the rights to air the first 3D NFL football game to its FiOS subscribers. The game will air on September 2 in some markets. The game will be a pre-season match between the Giants and Patriots.

Samsung Gusto lands at Verizon Wireless for the a phone is a phone crowd

Posted in Samsung,Verizon by Shane McGlaun on August 12th, 2010

There are plenty of people out there who have no desire to know how to use the advanced features on a smart phone. For this sort of user the most important thing is a phone that is easy to use and has good call quality. Verizon has a new device that fits the bill nicely for these users.

The handset is called the Samsung Gusto and uses a flip phone form factor. It has an external screen and a 2-inch internal screen. The phone supports email and web access and full messaging options. The device also has a VGA resolution camera with night shot mode.

Verizon Droid X outted on its own site

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2010

Verizon’s upcoming Droid X has surfaced on the carrier’s Droid page. The handset was expected to make an official debut next week and begin shipping on July 19. The page confirms a 4.3-inch screen and a 720p resolution, though that’s probably a reference to video capture and not the actual display.

The official unveiling event on June 23 might also bring news of the Droid 2 slider. The Droid X, also called Droid Touch on the Verizon site, will also feature a 1GHz OMAP processor, an eight-megapixel camera with HD video recording and an HDMI output.

Analyst says no iPhone for Verizon this year

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on May 6th, 2010

If you are a Verizon user and have been waiting for the new iPhone 4 this year, we have some bad news. According to BroadPoint AmTech analyst Brian Marshall, AT&T has extended its exclusive deal thanks to their bargaining with the iPad.

Basically AT&T had to do something dramatic to get in on the iPad action. They negotiated a 50% discount on iPad data plans with Apple. And so, AT&T was able to negotiate a six-month extension on the iPhone exclusive, where they will continue to provide dropped calls and horrible service.

HTC Incredible specs land on Verizon site

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on April 15th, 2010

We already know that he HTC incredible will be landing on the Verizon network later this month. The full specs for the device have now turned up on the Verizon website.

The handset will have a 3.7-inch 480 x 800 OLED touch screen with a virtual QWERTY keyboard. The handset also sports an 8MP camera with video capture and auto focus.

Verizon Wireless unveils Charge Anywhere

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on March 25th, 2010

Verizon Wireless has unveiled a new platform that lets users of wireless device on its network pay for items using their cell phones. The new platform is called Charge Anywhere. It has nothing to do with charging the battery of the phone.

The Charge anywhere platform is a payment gateway that lets retailers accept direct payments via credit card using the customers mobile phone. The app required for the user’s phone is available on Android, Blackberry, and WinMo devices.

Verizon’s rugged Casio Brigade C741 already available?

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on March 9th, 2010

Having been approved by the FCC in August last year and having first appeared in photos in November, the Casio Brigade C741 appears to be already available in various Verizon retail stores, despite the fact that Verizon didn’t announce it yet.

Some users have already managed to buy the Casio Brigade C741, and it looks like the phone can also be ordered via TeleSales. Apparently the Brigade C741 will be going for $249 after a $50 mail-in rebate, and will come with the customary contract. It should start to be sold nationwide on March 14th.

Verizon offers free replacement battery covers for the DROID

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2010

Have you been having problems with a loose battery cover on your Motorola Droid? Maybe you’ve lost the battery cover completely because of it. Well, if you need a battery cover for your Droid, Verizon Wireless is now offering replacement battery covers with overnight shipping, and it’s totally free.

Replacement covers normally cost about $5, so it isn’t surprising that since these are free, Verizon has run out of inventory. No word yet on when they will get another shipment, but it won’t hurt to keep watching Verizon’s site if you need one.

Verizon offers $29 subsidized netbook for Black Friday

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on November 25th, 2009

verizongatewaylt-sgI am a fan of netbooks even though it bothers me that they are all pretty much the same. Netbooks offer plenty of power for most mobile needs on the go in a more portable and less expensive package. If you want a netbook and need 3G broadband service too, a subsidized netbook may be the way for you to go.

Verizon Wireless has announced a new Black Friday deal that runs from Friday until Monday that will let you grab up a Gateway LT netbook for only $29. The machine has a 10.2-inch screen, 160GB HDD, 1GB of RAM and Intel Atom power.

Verizon ads call the iPhone a “misfit toy”

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2009

Verizon layed the smack down this weekend in its anti-AT&T campaign with three new ads. The first ad, “Misfit Toys,” attacks the iPhone’s attachment to AT&T and says it belongs on Rudolph’s Island of Misfit Toys for running on a network with low 3G coverage. The new commercials make a point to praise the phone, but attack the network, making it seem like Verizon is backing away from direct criticisms.

The “Blue Christmas” and “Elves,” ads are less direct but show iPhones with no logos ruining Christmas because they can’t get a good signal. You can see the other ads below.

Verizon Motorola Droid promo goes after the iPhone

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2009

Verizon Motorola Droid promo goes after the iPhoneVerizon has launched a smack-talking offensive against the iPhone, with a new campaign called DroidDoes.com for their upcoming Motorola Droid Android smartphone. The handset, previously known by its codenames of Tao and Sholes, is being promoted as offering everything the iPhone can’t: an open development platform, the ability to run background processes, a flexible open App Store and replaceable batteries, etc. They really do some trash talking. Verizon has even set up a countdown timer showing that the Motorola Droid will arrive on October 30th 2009.

The teaser site starts off with some statements, all using the familiar i-prefix and in an Apple-style font. Stuff like “iDon’t run simultaneous apps”. Then a countdown page, with specs of the upcoming Motorola smartphone.

Verizon lands basic Nokia 2705 Shade handset

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on October 2nd, 2009

VERIZON WIRELESS NOKIA 2705 SHADEVerizon Wireless has announced several new handsets this week that are going to be exclusives for the carrier. Some of the handsets were higher end devices and others like the Nokia 2705 Shade are cheaper handsets for users who want nice features, but don’t want to spend a lot.

The key features of the phone are that it has Xpress-on covers for color customization, it is VZ Navigator capable and has a large display on one of the smallest devices Verizon offers. The phone can also store up to 1000 contacts.

Verizon Wireless adds Gateway netbook to line

Posted in Gateway,Verizon by Shane McGlaun on October 2nd, 2009

verizongatewayIn many parts of the world, subsidized notebooks and netbooks have been common for a long time. Here in the U.S. subsidized notebooks have really only started to be offered over the last year. Verizon Wireless has announced the latest addition to its notebook line, the Gateway LT2016u.

The device is set to go on sale with Verizon on October 4 for $149.99 after a $100 mail in rebate. The netbook has a 10.1-inch LED backlit screen and a 6-cell battery for power. The CPU is an Intel Atom N270 and it has 1GB of RAM and 160GB of storage.

Borders to offer free Verizon Wi-Fi

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2009

borderslogo-sgMost of the large bookstores have very common offerings when you go inside. There is usually a snack bar with expensive coffee and free Wi-Fi to lure you into spending time inside the store. Barnes & Noble and AT&T do this with their free Wi-Fi offering.

Borders and Verizon announced today that they were teaming up to offer free in-store Wi-Fi to customers. The offering will have a custom splash page when people log on that will offer info on new books and specials.