Posts tagged with: Verizon
  • by | March 30, 2014 1:38 AM

    There were a lot of rumors and leaks of Windows Phone 8.1, and its features, and on March 26 we've heard that Microsoft has allegedly finalized core development for the upcoming refresh. According to some recent reports, March 26 was also the day on which Microsoft's OEM partners have gotten their hands on Windows Phone 8.1. What does all this mean? First of all, phone makers can now develop and test firmwares; it also means that Windows Phone 8.1 devices should be just around the corner. WPCentral claims to have information on a certain April 23 date on which the first phones will become ...

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  • by | March 25, 2014 7:11 PM

    You've heard the news, you've read the review, you've watched our hands-on videos: have you made up your mind yet about HTC's new One? If you are itching to go ahead and buy yourself the company's latest smartphone, you've got a ton of options, and HTC has really gotten a leg up on Samsung and its Galaxy S5 today by making the new One immediately available. Just how you'll go about purchasing the phone depends on what edition you have in mind, and which carriers you're interested in using for service. Let's take a look at your options: Verizon is the only carrier in the US to offer the new ...

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  • by | March 24, 2014 7:15 PM

    Verizon is clearly excited about tomorrow's launch of the new 2014 HTC One: we've seen leaked images of the phone's packaging itself, accessories, and promotional material, all with Verizon branding. Those promo graphics also suggested that the carrier might have the phone up for sale just moments after its unveiling, mirroring similar claims from UK retailers. But then over the weekend we started hearing that maybe Verizon might be alone in the US when it comes to this early access to the new One, and that while it would start selling the handset tomorrow, other US carriers wouldn't get ...

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  • by | March 24, 2014 3:45 PM

    For the longest time now, we've been hearing about a new Windows Phone handset from Samsung. Considering how half-hearted the manufacturer's affinity for the platform has seemed, we were surprised to see anything new at all, and were doubly shocked when the specs attached to this phone seemed so high, with things like a 1080p display. More recently, we've heard that this model may arrive as the ATIV SE for Verizon, and even got to check out a leaked render. We still haven't heard any official word about the model, but a new rumor now attempts to zero-in on its launch date. According to ...

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  • by | March 23, 2014 2:30 AM

    Saying that Verizon was late to the HTC One party back in 2013 is a slight understatement, as the flagship made its way to Big Red months after landing on its competitors' line-up. However, this year, we've seen a lot of 2014 HTC One leaks, and, from those, there were many involving Verizon, whether that's renders with the phone wearing the carrier logo, a retail box, or the most recent leak. There might be an explanation to that, as, according to a recent report citing "trusted" sources, Verizon will have a "couple of weeks" of exclusivity for the 2014 flagship. The phone will reportedly ...

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  • by | March 21, 2014 10:45 AM

    By this point we don't have a ton of outstanding questions about the all new HTC One the company plans to introduce at next Tuesday's launch event, but one that's managed to hang around concerns just when the handset will be available for sale. We've heard from one UK retailer that it expects to have the phone in its stores just minutes after HTC's event, but is this going to be the case everywhere? Would US carriers similarly scramble to get the new One into users' hands, or would they take their sweet time? While we still don't have any official answers about US availability, we do have ...

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  • by | March 20, 2014 8:07 PM

    Planning to keep HTC's all new One launch countdown open in a dedicated browser tab for the next four days? Already putting your cash together on the chance that these announcements of launch-day retail availability pan out, and the phone could be in your hands by this time next week? We don't blame you for your excitement, and this evening we've got a couple new finds to tease you with, as we see Verizon getting its ducks in a row for the new One's launch. The pic you see up top was already pretty cropped by the time it came our way, but while we don't get a good look at the case itself, ...

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  • by | March 16, 2014 1:51 AM

    You know it's Sunday because of all the leaks that are popping up to get us through the weekend. After seeing the LG Lucid 3, we're now treated to a leaked official press render of another upcoming Verizon phone, this time running another OS, and made by another manufacturer. In case you forgot, there was a so-called Samsung Huron that was making the headlines not so long ago, and apparently the device above is just that. Called the Samsung ATIV SE, it is undoubtedly a follow-up to the 2012 ATIV S, with slight tweaks to the design (more Galaxy S4-ish, if you will). Aside from the usual ...

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  • by | March 16, 2014 1:44 AM

    Almost a year ago Verizon announced the LG Lucid 2, which was really LG's Optimus F5 tailored to suit the carrier's needs. Since it's been a almost a year, the network operator is probably planning on bringing a new model to its line-up, and the phone above appears to be just that. According to @evleaks, we're looking at the LG Lucid 3. With model number VS876, the Lucid 3 is expected to be a mid-ranger device with the usual Verizon logos and a Samsung-like home button. The overall design of the phone has been tweaked a little and it's more in line with (actually we're almost convinced it ...

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  • by | March 12, 2014 11:19 AM

    The formidable momentum driving forward all these HTC All New One leaks is not showing any signs of slowing down or even pausing as we hit the two-week home stretch before the smartphone's anticipated launch. Following up a big day of leaks yesterday, we get to check out some carrier branding on the handset, with a pair of new finds revealing how the All New One will look as it makes its way to Verizon. We're looking at two distinct sources for these new pics: one for the images you see below of a handset itself, and one for the box shots. The box pics show up in an eBay listing – and ...

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  • by | March 10, 2014 12:46 PM

    The past year or so has seen some changes descend upon the wireless industry in the United States. Not a lot of change, mind you, but more than we've seen in a long while, and much of its brunt has focused on rethinking the way smartphone sales are so intimately tied to wireless service, often by way of subsidy and contractual obligation. T-Mobile's been at the head of this movement, but other carriers have shown varying degrees of interest in copying TMo's actions, specifically when they let users upgrade their phones more frequently – problem is, such plans haven't always been to the ...

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  • by | March 7, 2014 11:59 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Verizon's silent launch of the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, aside from our own Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 coverage. We then talk about the renders of the Nokia Lumia 630, and what this means for the platform as we also discover some leaks of Windows Phone 8.1 with a smaller keyboard. Then we talk about the Wello case, which plans to make the iPhone a medical-grade health monitor. We then go through the FCC submission of an S Circle device from Samsung. We end today's show talking about the patent of the Samsung Galaxy Glass. All this and more after ...

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  • by | March 7, 2014 7:13 AM

    How do you like that "unlimited" data plan of yours? Whether it's on your phone or to your home, "unlimited" has some pretty major pitfalls. Oh sure, for folks like you and I it's pretty great! All the data that we want for one "low" price. That's really good if you have LTE or HSPA+ and a good signal! In many cases your phone's data plan is faster than your home's Internet connection -- or close enough that you don't care. Back in the day, that wasn't much of a problem. Other than downloading music, pretty much all we did was surf the web and get email. Today, however, we have podcasts, ...

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  • by | March 7, 2014 7:02 AM

    "What would you say to the people who think that what you do is illegal?" " ... I would tell them that I don't want to answer this question." When you're interviewing the world's most notorious phone leaker, he's bound to duck a question or two. But cautious though he is, Evan Blass –formerly of Pocketnow and currently known across the web by his pen name @evleaks– is also a fountain of insight into the shadowy craft of being a professional spoiler. On today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, Evan shares the ups and downs of the underworld he's come to dominate, and gives us a glimpse ...

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  • by | March 6, 2014 12:23 PM

    It's a tale of two tablets: one week ago, we saw a leak indicating that Verizon was planning on adding both the LG G Pad 8.3 and Samsung's Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 to its offerings today, on March 6. We had already gotten confirmation from Samsung that the carrier would introduce the tablet sometime this quarter, but there still wasn't an official date. Then on Tuesday Verizon issued a statement which verified that the G Pad 8.3 would indeed go up for sale today – but there was no word about the NotePRO. Well, now that March 6 is upon us, not only has Verizon started sales of the LG tablet as ...

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