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Motorola and Verizon unveil the budget Entice handset

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on September 23rd, 2009

motorolaenticeMy grandma has no need for a feature laden cell phone. She has a hard enough time figuring out how to answer calls or check her voice mail without having to worry about how to send a text or surf the Internet. The perfect phone for her is cheap and easy to use.

Motorola and Verizon have unveiled a new handset that Grandma and other people looking for cheap and basic will love called the Entice W766. The handset has a 2-megapixel camera that can record video and has dual displays set up for reading.

Verizon UMW190 global modem

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2009

Verizon UMW190 global modemWith so many people traveling across the world on business, Verizon wants to make sure that you have an Internet connection no matter where you go. That’s why Verizon has rolled out its UMW190 global modem, which will handle EV-DO domestically and EDGE when you are outside of the country.

If you absolutely need an internet connection no matter where you are, this should be perfect. It coud come in handy in an emergency. The UMW190 will cost you $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate when it becomes available.

Verizon gets HTC Ozone

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on June 26th, 2009

htcozone-sbHTC only recently announced its new Android-powered smartphone called the Hero. HTC has a number of smartphones on various wireless networks in the US and is the maker of the T-Mobile G1 smartphone that runs Android.

HTC has announced its latest smartphone called the HTC Ozone that will be a Verizon Wireless exclusive. The device is described as an easy-to-use smartphone with a simple design and lots of connectivity options.

Verizon getting the Palm Pre in 6 months

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on May 28th, 2009

Verizon getting the Palm Pre in 6 monthsThe CEO of Verizon, Lowell McAdam, said that his company would get the Palm Pre as well as the Blackberry Storm 2 in about six Months. Around Christmas time or earlier. As you might expect, the news helped push Palm’s stock up. It’s good news for Palm sure, but even better for Verizon customers who are just itching to get some Pre action.

As it stands, Palm has the #2 and #3 US carriers and AT&T has more or less said that it will join in when the Sprint exclusive deal expires. Is the Pre really going to give the iPhone the whatfor?

Verizon Wireless to launch enV Touch on June 5th

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2009

Verizon Wireless to launch enV Touch on June 5thVerizon Wireless wants some of the spotlight when Sprint debuts their Palm Pre, so they’re releasing the enV Touch a day earlier.

It may not dissuade many people from the Palm Pre, but Voyager fans may want to see what the enV Touch has to offer. Some specs include: 3″ internal display, On-screen keyboard, External 3″ display at 800 x 480 resolution, 3.2-megapixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens, 3.5mm headset jack, EVDO Rev A connectivity, and a microSDHC memory card slot.

Verizon and Apple working on possible iPhone deal

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on April 27th, 2009

iphone3g-sbI love my iPhone, but I don’t feel the same way about the AT&T network the device is tied to. The biggest issue as a user of AT&T’s rural networks is that 3G coverage is very lacking and plain EDGE service can be hard to get in many locations while Verizon and Alltel offer seamless coverage in the same areas.

Back in 2007 when the iPhone first launched we mentioned that Verizon had passed on the iPhone when Apple asked them about working together on the device. According to USA Today Apple and Verizon are in talks again about bringing the iPhone to the Verizon network. The newspaper cites high-level sources that say the two companies are in discussions to bring a LTE version of the iPhone to the Verizon network.

Verizon Launches HTC Touch Diamond

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on April 10th, 2009

htctouchdiamond-sbHTC makes some of the coolest smartphones on the market and is the maker behind the T-Mobile G1 running Android. HTC has all sorts of different smartphones with features like touch screens and other niceties.

HTC’s latest smartphone, the Touch Diamond, will be available starting today with Verizon Wireless through its business sales channels. The handset has a 2.76-inch touch screen display and uses Opera web browser for surfing the net. The device has a 3.2-megapixel camera and offers memory expansion via microSD cards up to 16GB.

BlackBerry Storm in stock at some Verizon stores

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on December 19th, 2008

BlackBerry StormThe geeky world of smartphone fans was giddy with anticipation when BlackBerry announced its first touchscreen device called the BlackBerry Storm. So excited were the hoards of BlackBerry fanatics that Verizon stores quickly sold out in many areas on launch day.

If you were one of the folks who wanted a Storm, despite the rather bad reviews of the device, and were unable to get one before stocks ran out Verizon has announced that some of its stores in the Southern California area will have stock today.

HTC Touch Pro comes to Verizon Wireless

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on November 25th, 2008

HTC Touch ProSmartphones are the top growing mobile phone category. The Apple iPhone may be at the top of the sales charts, but it has many competitors looking to take that top spot away. One of the smartphones that hoped to steal some of the iPhone thunder was the HTC Touch Pro.

When the Touch Pro first launched it was a Sprint exclusive handset. Verizon Wireless has announced that it is now offering the HTC Touch Pro to its subscribers as well. The features of the handset are the same as the Sprint version with Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro as the operating system. Users get access to Word, Excel, and Outlook on the device.

Verizon Wireless announces new USB broadband modem

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on November 17th, 2008

Verizon Wireless USB760It wasn’t so long ago that a wireless broadband modem was a large and clunky device that often needed two of your available USB ports to operate. The things drew lots of power and were just plain big. Modems today have shrunk in size and need less power from your notebook. Verizon has announced a new and small wireless broadband modem that will be available soon.

The modem is called the USB760 Micro Modem and it offers a microSD card slot that supports up to 8GB of storage. The software needed to use the modem on Windows and Mac systems is installed on the modem so no disc is needed. The modem is sized more like a USB drive that the typical broadband modem.

Verizon Wireless gets exclusive MOTO W755 phone

Posted in Motorola,Verizon by Shane McGlaun on May 28th, 2008

Moto W755Motorola hasn’t really had a hit when it comes to cell phones since the Razr was so hot several years back. Since then Motorola has been losing market share and popularity at a rate its shareholders are sure to not like.

Verizon Wireless announced today that is has a new exclusive handset from Motorola called the MOTO W755. The device looks similar to the popular Razr phone and is available in slate black or purple colors. The phone has a built-in music player and supports AAC, AMR NB, MIDI, MP3, and WMA V9 file formats.

Verizon announces sweet looking touch screen XV6900

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on March 31st, 2008

Verizon XV6900With all of the phone announcements Verizon Wireless has made today ahead of CTIA 2008 you have to start wondering if they are holding anything back to actually announce at the show. Thanks to the iPhone touch screen devices are still all the rage right now.

Verizon is continuing the touch screen craze with its XV6900 handset. The device has navigation at the touch of a finger and come in what Verizon calls pure white color. The thing looks more silver in the pictures to me. The XV6900 measures a compact 3.98” x 2.35” x 0.56” (L x W x D).

BlackBerry Pearl goes pink at Verizon

Posted in BlackBerry,Mobile Phones,RIM,Smart Devices,Verizon by Darrin Olson on January 24th, 2008

Pink BlackBerry Pearl from Verizon WirelessThe BlackBerry Pearl has been coming out in a number of new colors lately and we had heard earlier this month that the latest will be this new pink model with Verizon. We knew it was coming soon and today Verizon Wireless along with Research In Motion (RIM) announced that the Pearl in Pink is coming to Verizon stores and online starting tomorrow (Friday).

Gone are the days of smartphones lacking style and color according to Verizon as they describe the pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 as “chic and sophisticated”, and it still packs all the same communication features of it’s bland siblings and Verizon’s tools via the EV-DO network. The pink version, just like the others can browse the web with the Verizon wireless broadband connection, has a speakerphone, 2 megapixel camera, media player, external microSD memory card slot, wireless Bluetooth and that not-quite-QWERTY keyboard.

Verizon announces Palm Treo 755p

Posted in Palm,Smart Devices,Verizon by Darrin Olson on December 17th, 2007

Verizon launches Palm Treo 755p smartphoneToday Verizon Wireless announced that they are adding the Palm Treo 755p to their lineup of Palm smartphones, coming in their own new color of deep blue-green. The Treo 755p runs on the Palm OS and uses Verizon’s EV-DO high speed network to support Direct Push email and Verizon’s Wireless Sync.

The smartphone also comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, 1.3 megapixel camera, mini-SD card slot, Pocket Tunes, Bluetooth support, Documents go Go for viewing Microsoft Office documents and PDFs. It supports editing Word and Excel files and comes with Google Maps for mobile ready to go out of the box. Verizon is pricing the 755p at $349.99 if you sign up for the two year contract, get an $100 online discount and get a $50 mail in rebate.

Verizon teams with Paul Frank for new cases

Posted in Mobile Accessories,Verizon by Nino Marchetti on December 13th, 2007

Verizon Paul Frank CasesWireless provider Verizon and designer Paul Frank are teaming to provide wireless users stylish new cases for their mobile devices. These new Paul Frank designed cases and pouches are priced at around $25 and $15 respectively.

Three products are specific to this Paul Frank inspired line up. One is a PDA case which fits almost any Verizon PDA. It has a belt clip, removable wrist strip and comes screen- printed in the Skurvy pattern. The other case is for mobile phones. Verizon says this case, printed in the Julius pattern, is versatile and fits most phones. It includes a carabineer clip and removable wrist strap.