Verizon Retiring The Samsung Fascinate?

Posted in Verizon by Reuben Drake on August 4th, 2011

The Verizon Fascinate was the last Samsung Galaxy S variant to hit the U.S. and the carrier is doing its best to keep the phone up to date with software updates, even though some of them caused problems for users. Interestingly, Verizon is now listing the phone with a “retired” label.

You can see the red watermark embedded all over the device page. It says the phone is retired and so has already been removed from the carrier’s online store. So what would they replace it with? Probably the Galaxy S II variant for Verizon (whether it will be called Samsung Galaxy S II, Function, Fascinate II or Stratosphere).

Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr netbook arriving August 4th

Posted in Notebooks by Reuben Drake on August 3rd, 2011

The Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr comes with a 10.1-inch screen and 1024 x 600 resolution. It packs an Intel Atom N455 CPU at 1.66GHz, a 250GB HDD and it has 1GB of DDR3 RAM. There’s also a VGA resolution webcam for video chatting, WiFi and a media card reader.

If you’re into LTE you can expect to see download speeds in the 5-12Mbps range and uploads around 2 to 5Mbps. The Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr will retail for $449.99 with a new 2-year customer agreement. A monthly data plan with 2GB of monthly data is $30, 5GB of monthly data is $50, and 10GB of monthly data is $80.

HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr, Verizon’s first 4G LTE-powered notebook

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

Verizon has at last unveiled its first 4G LTE notebook, after churning out many other 4G devices. The HP Pavilion dm 1-3010nr Entertainment PC is designed for media lovers. You can stream HD content, play games, video chat, download music, photos, and videos at lightning speed thanks to Verizon’s 4G network. You won’t know how you got along being so slow for so long.

The notebook measures less than 1.2″ thick, sports a 1.60GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 11.6″ HD HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768), 320 GB HDD with HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection, VGA webcam with integrated microphone, multi-format card reader, WiFi, and 4G LTE connectivity. Windows 7 Home Premium operating system runs things.

RadioShack ditches T-Mobile for Verizon on September 15th

Posted in T-Mobile by Reuben Drake on July 26th, 2011

RadioShack ditches T-Mobile for Verizon on September 15th Radio Shack is ending its partnership with T-Mobile in favor of a new one with Verizon, which will be joining current partners AT&T and Sprint. If you want a T-Mobile phone or service plan at Radio Shack the last day to get one is September 14th.

The next day Verizon moves in and setting up shop the very next day. The partnership with T-mobile was apparently unprofitable and also a very rocky relationship. Better get that T-Mobile phone from the Shack now.

HTC Thunderbolt Wireless Charging Battery Cover Hits Verizon

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on June 27th, 2011

If you have an HTC Thunderbolt you might be interested in this new accessory that is now available. The official Verizon Wireless Charging Battery Cover. With the cover installed you don’t have to use wires to charge up.

Once the battery cover is installed just sit the smartphone on the charging base. The battery cover costs $29.99 and is in stores right now. It makes life a tad easier and we like that. The charge base is $70.

Verizon Unveils LTE-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2011

That’s right. Verizon has unveiled the new 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The LTE-based version is similar to the Wi-Fi version, but you will be able to surf the internet on-the-go without needing to depend on a Wi-Fi hotspot.

If you want it, the LTE-based Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available in 16GB and 32GB of storage capacities for $530 and $630.

Verizon Droid 3 Details Leak

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

We’ve known that the Droid 3 is coming soon, but we really didn’t know many details about the device. Now thanks to the folks at Techno Buffalo and their reliable source, we have some details. The Droid 3 will feature a 4″ qHD display as suspected and there will also be a keyboard that features a 5th row of buttons for dedicated number buttons.

Other features include a dual-core processor(We aren’t sure if it will be an NVIDIA Tegra 2 or a TI OMAP SoC), an HDMI out port, a front facing camera and a rear 8 mp camera. It should arrive in June. Nothing on pricing however. And sadly this won’t be a part of Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

HTC Trophy Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Hits Verizon on May 26th

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2011

We know that you’ve been waiting and now Verizon Wireless has announced that the new HTC Trophy will be available on May 26th for $149.99 after a $50 mail in rebate. Of course you will also need to sign up to a new 24 month contract with Verizon.

To refresh your memory, the HTC Trophy is a Windows Phone 7 smartphone with a 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash that can record HD video in 720p.

New Verizon LG Revolution Pics

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2011

The LG Revolution from Verizon Wireless will be launching on May 26 and now we have the first real images that have surfaced online. It will feature Bing as the default search engine and run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. You can see the lock screen and that smooth new black cover in the above image.

We aren’t sure if we prefer the black cover to the silver back that was on display at CES, but either way it looks sexy. And if you are interested in the packaging, it will look nearly identical to that of the HTC Thunderbolt.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Verizon Pre-Orders To Start May 19th

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on May 17th, 2011

Here’s some good news for mobile gamers. Verizon Wireless has announced that it will start accepting pre-orders on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play starting this Thursday on May 19th and you can expect the Xperia Play to go on sale on May 26th.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will cost $199.99 with a new 24 month contract with Verizon. Once you do that you will be rocking a 4 inch multitouch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, a 1GHz Qualcomm processor and an Adreno 205 GPU and 512MB of RAM. We can’t wait.

Verizon pushes out HTC Thunderbolt update

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2011

Verizon has finally released the long-awaited over-the-air software update for the popular HTC Thunderbolt. Right now the update needs to be downloaded manually and it brings with it several important fixes that users will appreciate. There’s a fix for data problems when accessing Verizon’s 3G network and it will also stabilize the performance of data-heavy apps.

GPS updates are said to be faster when using Google Maps and VZ Navigator with the update. Also, SMS and MMS messages will be stored properly and location information in the Weather Widget will now display accurate information.

HTC Merge Launches Tomorrow on Verizon

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2011

It looks like tomorrow is finally the day that the HTC Merge gets real on Verizon’s network. We’ve all been waiting for this device. It was rumored to be getting an LTE radio and other upgrades, but so far it has been acting like it’s scared of store shelves.

Well, tomorrow is looking very likely though it hasn’t been upgraded, but it does have global capabilities and a good looking keyboard. Most anyone who wanted it has probably moved on by now. What do you think?

HTC Trophy could hit Verizon on May 5

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 2nd, 2011

Verizon’s long-delayed and long awaited version of the HTC Trophy might just finally show up this week. We hope. A new rumor has the Windows Phone 7 device shipping on May 5, though the rumor didn’t specify a price or explain why it was delayed from the April 15 date on the Verizon roadmap.

The device features a 3.8-inch 480×800 screen, a 1GHz Snapdragon chip, and a five-megapixel camera. Verizon’s edition might have dual-mode CDMA and GSM but we know it will ship with Microsoft’s NoDo update for copy-and-paste text and other upgrades. Software changes include Slacker Radio and a My Verizon Mobile account app.

Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 2 gets official

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on April 26th, 2011

We knew it was coming and now Verizon has gone and made it official by announcing that the HTC Droid Incredible 2 will be available on Thursday, April 28th. So how much will it cost you? Not an arm and a leg. Just the usual $200 with a two-year contract.

To refresh your memory, the device features a 4-inch super LCD screen, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8 megapixel camera with a dual LED flash, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, as well as WiFi mobile hotspot support. It also happens to be a world phone.

Verizon Moves 2 Million iPhones in Two Months

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2011

It sure helps to have friends in high places. Just ask Verizon who made friends with Apple and then went on to activate 2.2 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2011, the first in which it offered Apple’s phone.

AT&T on the other hand, which had previously had an exclusive on the iPhone in the U.S., activated 3.6 million iPhones during Q1. Remember, Verizon only started selling the phone in February, so their total only spans two months of availability. Verizon must be feeling pretty good right now.