May 10, 2013 |
Nokia and Verizon Wireless are teaming up to launch the Lumia 928, a variation of the Finnish phone maker's flagship smartphone. After a few days of teasing users with vague ads like one that ran in a recent issue of Vanity Fair , the company officially announced the expected device Friday morning through a blog post. And as many expected, the Lumia 928 appears to be very similar to the Lumia 920, a phone that launched last year exclusively for AT&T. Nokia said the Lumia 928 features a 4.5-inch OLED HD screen.
May 7, 2013 |
Nokia is set to announce a new smartphone next week, but it's already begun teasing the device in magazine and alleged billboard advertisements. Last month, the Finnish phone maker sent out invitations for a May 14 event in London where it promised to reveal "what's next" for the company. That set off speculation about what the company might reveal, and many guessed it could be the Lumia 928, a version of its flagship smartphone built for Verizon that could feature one of the most advanced cameras available on smartphones.
April 12, 2013 |
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival starts Friday, and that means hundreds of thousands of smartphone users will descend on Indio. And when you get that many people in one location, there's bound to be some connectivity issues. That's why the four major wireless carriers say they're going out of their way to make sure there is enough network capacity for their customers to make calls, send texts and upload photos and videos to their social networks. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint understand that at events such as Coachella -- where as many as 90,000 people may show up on one day -- users see just how good their networks are, and perhaps more important, how well their friends' carriers hold up. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 AT&T, for example, said it will be using all 18 beams of its super multi-beam antenna.
March 14, 2013 |
Verizon Wireless began taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Z10 on Thursday and announced it will sell the smartphone in stores beginning March 28. The device, BlackBerry's first to run on the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, will be available from Verizon for $200 with a two-year service contract. Users who pre-order can expect their BlackBerry Z10 to arrive by March 28. Verizon will sell the phone in black as well as in white, which is exclusive to Verizon. The Z10 is a touch screen phone that has a 4.2-inch display and 16 gigabytes of internal storage. LIVE DISCUSSION: Join us at 12 p.m. for a live unboxing of the BlackBerry Z10 Earlier this week, AT&T began taking pre-orders for the upcoming BlackBerry device.
February 1, 2013 |
What better way is there to tell someone you love them than by giving them a hot pink phone? That's what Verizon Wireless thinks you should do. The carrier announced a Valentine's Day edition of the Motorola Droid RAZR M on Friday morning. The device looks just like its black-and-white counterpart, but it has a bright magenta frame. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 The New Jersey-based carrier put the device on sale along with a flurry of of other Valentine's Day deals . Besides offering a special version of the Droid RAZR M, Verizon has also discounted the phone by $50 and now offers it for $49.99 with a two-year contract.
January 25, 2013 |
AT&T said it has agreed to purchase licenses to high-speed cellular spectrum in 18 states, including California, from Verizon Wireless for $1.9 billion. The spectrum, in the 700 MHz B band, covers 42 million people, and would allow AT&T to expand 4G LTE services "to meet demand for mobile Internet services on a wide array of smartphones, tablets and other devices," the company said. Big carriers have been switching to 4G LTE technology to provide higher-speed data connections for mobile devices. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 As part of the deal, AT&T said it will also give Verizon licenses to 10 MHz Advanced Wireless Services spectrum in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Fresno and Portland.
December 14, 2012 |
Verizon has begun operating system upgrades for Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones running on its network. The New Jersey-based carrier is the last of the four major networks to upgrade its customers' Galaxy S III phones from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean -- a more recent version of the Google mobile operating system. Verizon announced the news in a blog post Friday, saying the upgrade will be pushed out to customers in phases, so they may not get it right away.
December 5, 2012 |
Galaxy S III AT&T devices got an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, leaving Verizon as the last major network to not release an update for the popular Samsung device. AT&T told its GS3 customers Tuesday that they could get the update by going to this page and connecting their device to their computer. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the second new update for the Google mobile operating system. Two months ago, Sprint became the first major U.S. network to roll out the update for its users, followed by T-Mobile a few weeks ago. QUIZ: What set the Internet on fire in 2012?
November 29, 2012 |
Verizon Wireless has topped an annual list of best cellphone carriers published by Consumer Reports. Of the four major U.S. national cellphone standard service providers, Verizon received favorable scores for voice and data service quality, and for support attributes such as staff knowledge and resolution of issues. Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T each received mostly middling to low marks, particularly for voice and text service quality, Consumer Reports said. AT&T was among the lower-scoring providers, but its 4G LTE network was rated the most favorably of any carrier.
November 13, 2012 |
Verizon and HTC are bringing 1080p HD to the palm of your hands with the new Droid DNA smartphone. The New Jersey-based mobile carrier says the new device is the first 5-inch smartphone to feature a full 1080p HD display in the U.S. Verizon announced the Droid DNA at an event Tuesday. It is now available for pre-order online for $299 on a new two-year contract. It can also be purchased for $600 without contract. The Droid DNA's display has a 1,920-by-1,080-pixel resolution and has a 440-pixels-per-inch density.