Tag Archive: Verizon

HTC Rhyme now available from Verizon

HTC Rhyme

Seems not all that long ago the HTC Rhyme was nothng more then a rumor and now Verizon will gladly sell you one for $ 199 on a new 2-year contract. You get that fancy interactive charm to go along with it so it’s not all that bad of a deal, especially considering the package as a whole.

Nothing mind blowing can be found in the specs but that’s not what the  [Read More…]

Verizon Motorola Xoom 4G LTE upgrade process now open


The Motorola Xoom launched around the same time that Verizon debuted its 4G LTE network, but users were disappointed to learn that the Xoom would not support LTE until users sent in their device for an upgrade. Several months later, that day has finally arrived.

Verizon is now providing hardware upgrades for current contract subscribers of the  [Read More…]

Patent wars: Verizon jumps into the fray, siding with Samsung against Apple


Over the weekend, the ongoing patent war between Samsung and Apple took an interesting turn. No new devices have been banned, but a rather unlikely third-party has made their opinion on the situation known. The unlikely third-party is Verizon, and it looks like the carrier may become the voice of reason.

Verizon has filed the necessary paperwork to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to ask  [Read More…]

RadioShack Slashing $100 Off Any Verizon Android Device

As some of you might already know RadioShack has ended their agreement with T-Mobile and chosen to hitch a ride on the Verizon train.  To help kick off the new deal, RadioShack is discounting any and all of their Verizon Android handsets.  So, if you decide to sign a new two-year service agreement through The Shack, you will receive a $ 100 instant rebate. What’s more, if you happen  [Read More…]

Verizon likely to support AT&T-Mobile merger, stops short of official endorsement


Speaking at a Goldman Sachs investor conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam suggested that the government either needs to allow the T-Mobile and AT&T merger to go through or figure out a way to provide more spectrum to the telecom industry.

Though Verizon Wireless is holding off  officially endorsing the proposed merger until they learn the outcome of the court case and how it will impact Verizon, the following statement clearly suggests  [Read More…]

Sprint and Verizon speak about AT&T-Mobile in very different ways


The CEO’s of Sprint and Verizon have both recently commented on AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. But the CEO’s of the nation’s leading CDMA carriers have differing views about the proposed merger of the leading GSM carriers.

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam came out in support of the proposed deal, saying that it was an inevitable match that  [Read More…]

Verizon announces the entry-level LG Enlighten, available Sept. 29

LG Enlighten

Verizon Wireless this morning announced the LG Enlighten, an entry-level Android smartphone. Specs include:

    Android 2.3 Gingerbread     3.2-inch touch screen display (320 x 480)     800 MHz processor for performance and multi-tasking     Full QWERTY keyboard with large keys for easy typing     Adobe® Flash® 10     3G Mobile Hotspot allows users to share a data connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices     Seven customizable home screens with shortcuts  [Read More…]

Verizon lighting up more 4G LTE markets on Oct. 20

Verizon LTE coverage

Verizon has unleashed a bevy of press releases — 16 in all, if you count one market getting two  releases — announcing expansion of its 4G LTE network to some 22 markets, and the expansion of two others. That means if you have the HTC ThunderBolt, LG Revolution, Motorola Droid Bionic, Samsung Droid Charge or Verizon’s LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, you’ll be able to take advantage of  [Read More…]

Verizon Announces $79.99 LG Enlighten for September 29

Verizon announced a new Android 2.3-powered handset today, tapping the LG Enlighten with a $ 79.99 price tag and a September 29th launch date.  Features for the entry level device include an 800MHz processor, 3.2-inch display, 3.2-megapixel camera, and full-sized sliding QWERTY keyboard.  Given the build of Android, the Enlighten also offers support for 3G Mobile Hotspot and Flash 10, widgets, and all that other fun stuff.  Additional hardware  [Read More…]

I’d roll with rumored Prime name for my Galaxy S II LTE, if I was a Verizon product manager


The following are certain. Verizon will launch a version of Samsung’s Galaxy S II in Q4. The device will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. It will sport the DROID branding.

What remains a mystery at this point is the device’s final name when it hits Verizon stores. I’ve lost track of the all the rumored names, but they contain about every combination possible using the words Droid, Galaxy, Nexus, and  [Read More…]