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ESPN Mobile Exclusively on Verizon Wireless

Posted in News,Verizon by Paul Patterson on February 11th, 2007

ESPN Mobile Exclusively on Verizon WirelessIf you want ESPN Mobile, you better have Verizon Wireless. In a recent announcement by the Sports Network, Verizon Wireless becomes the only mobile destination for Mobile ESPN.

With the new multi-year licensing agreement, Verizon Wireless customers who sign up for a V-CAST subscription will receive exclusive access to ESPN content including:

Mobile ESPN – Real-time sports news, scores and information; personalization for favorite teams; scoring alerts and video.
Select ESPN Insider content and ESPN fantasy team management on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST services.
ESPN On Demand mobile video – V-CAST customers get video clips including highlights, analysis, news and content from ESPN-branded shows including SportsCenter, Cold Pizza, Rome is Burning, Outside the Lines, Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn.

The ESPN mobile service will be included in the standard V CAST subscription at no additional charge.

Mobile ESPN was originally launched back in November, 2005 …

Verizon Launches EV-DO Rev. A USB Modem and Service

Posted in Services,Verizon by Darrin Olson on February 2nd, 2007

Verizon Wireless USB Modem EV-DO Rev AVerizon Wireless has unveiled a new Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Rev. A upgrade to their high speed broadband service. This upgrade will allow wireless customers to enjoy faster broadband speeds which they can access through the USB720 EV-DO USB wireless modem adapter which was also recently launched by Verizon. The USB modem provides wireless broadband internet access to notebooks desktops and hand held devices with a USB interface.

This upgrade is a strategic answer to the same service offered by Sprint and launched last year. EV-DO Rev A. is the fastest wireless network available to consumers in the US, which allows not only fast download speeds but has impressive upload speeds as well. Users of the new broadband service will have typical speeds of 450-800 kbps down, and 300-400 kbps up.

The USB720 measures 3.52 x 1.49 x .69 inches and is compatible …

Verizon passed up deal for iPhone

Posted in Apple,iPhone,News,Verizon by Darrin Olson on January 29th, 2007

Verizon passed up deal with apple for iPhone two years agoVerizon recently released information that it was approached by Apple two years ago for a deal to provide service and sales for the iPhone, but declined stating that the terms requested by Apple were not mutually beneficial.

According to reports, Apple wanted to earn a percentage of the subscription fees from Verizon customers who used the iPhone as well as complete control over the development and launching of the product. Not surprisingly, Verizon had to decline the offer. “We said no. We have nothing bad to say about the Apple iPhone. We just couldn’t reach a deal that was mutually beneficial,” said Gerace, vice president of Verizon Wireless.

Maybe it was a mistake for Verizon not to make a deal with Apple since the iPhone is more than likely going to bring in a few new customers for Cingular, …

Verizon Launches Mobile Phone Television

Posted in Mobile Phones,Television,Verizon by Chris Weber on January 8th, 2007

verizon v-cast mobile tvFrom the CES, Verizon in planning to launch a service that allows mobile phones to receive live Television broadcasts. The service, called V Cast Mobile TV, is expected to launch sometime in the first quarter of 2007.

The service will allow subscribers to get live content from NBC, ABC, Fox, MTV and others. Pre-recorded shows will also be available for viewing.

Two phones, a model from Samsung and the LG VX9400 will be available with more expected by year end.

Verizon will be using a network built by Qualcomm. The technology known as MediaFLO allows content to be broadcast to phones rather than requested by each individual phone. To think of it as having a TV antenna on your phone and you can watch what is on right now, instead of requesting specific content.

The MediaFLO technology …

YouTube Plays on Verizon Wireless

Posted in Google,News,Verizon by Paul Patterson on December 1st, 2006

YouTube-VerizonYouTube has announced that its videos will now be available on mobile devices starting in early December. This announcement marks the first step by the Google-owned video-sharing service to deliver video entertainment to mobile consumers.

Initially, YouTube will give exclusive access to Verizon Wireless V CAST consumers. The service will give Verizon customers limited access to a sampling of YouTube videos from their mobile phones. More partnerships and features from YouTube for the mobile phone are expected to be rolled out over the coming year.

The YouTube videos will be available on any one of the Verizon Wireless V CAST-enabled handsets. Consumers will also will be able to record and share their favorite moments using their mobile phones.

Verizon Wireless customers can purchase a V CAST VPak monthly subscription for $15.00 or $3.00 for daily access. The VPak subscription includes unlimited basic video, but application download fees …

The enV by LG from Verizon

Posted in LG,Mobile Phones,Verizon by Paul Patterson on November 27th, 2006

LG-enVVerizon Wireless and LG Electronics have announced the exclusive availability of the LG enV mobile phone. The enV is the successor to The V by LG and offers loads of multimedia functionality including V CAST, V CAST Music, and VZ Navigator.

The enV comes with a 2.2 inch internal color LCD and features an integrated slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easy access to messaging applications. The enV features Wireless Sync, the proprietary e-mail solution from Verizon Wireless. With Wireless Sync, customers can synchronize their enV with a home or office PC for easy access to new emails, calendar, contact, and task information.

The enV is the perfect device for V CAST and V CAST Music fans. The V CAST music store offers over 1.4 million songs that customers can download and play whenever they like. Bluetooth capabilities allow customers to enjoy their music by pairing the device …