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.
October 30, 2012 |
Verizon Wireless, joining the Windows Phone 8 parade, will sell two new devices running the Microsoft operating system just in time for Thanksgiving. The New Jersey-based carrier said this week it will sell the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Nokia Lumia 822. The HTC Windows Phone 8X features a 4.3-inch HD screen and runs on a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. The 8X has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front camera that can shoot 1080p HD video. It also includes Near-Field Communication (or NFC)
October 30, 2012 |
Cox Cable, DirecTV and Dish Network are still trying to reach agreements to carry Time Warner Cable's new sports channel SportsNet in time for the outlet's first Lakers telecast Wednesday night. Time Warner Cable's SportsNet, which launched Oct. 1, is the new home for the Lakers and will be the only place for fans to see 57 of the team's 82 regular-season games. Other games will be available on national outlets, including Tuesday night's Lakers season opener against Dallas, which was on TNT. Last week, Time Warner Cable struck distribution deals for SportsNet and the Spanish-language service Deportes with Charter Communications, AT&T U-Verse and Verizon Fios.
October 29, 2012 |
As many as 60 million Americans could be directly affected by Hurricane Sandy, a.k.a. Frankenstorm, according to a report on CNN. If someone you love is caught in the storm, the major cellphone providers are hoping you'll resist the urge to place a checking-in phone call and send a quick text instead. PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy approaches Sending a text, as opposed to placing a phone call, will help the recipient of your good...
October 28, 2012 |
Dwight Howard and Steve Nash are not the only additions to the Lakers this season. The storied franchise also has a new television partner: Time Warner Cable. And just as new players sometimes have trouble fitting in with the established stars, Time Warner Cable is learning that launching a sports channel is not as easy as an uncontested layup. Time Warner Cable struck deals with Charter Communications and Verizon Fios on Friday, and on Saturday added AT&T U-Verse and its 450,000 subscribers.