Posts tagged with: Verizon
  • 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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  • by | March 5, 2014 3:45 PM

    As efforts like After The Buzz, the Pocketnow U-Review, and Empty Nest demonstrate, we’re constantly searching for fresh ways to review mobile technology. The newest product of those efforts is Pocketnow’s “Review Rebuttal” series, in which a member of our team is assigned to test a smartphone or tablet that’s already gone through our standard review process. While the resulting video or editorial doesn’t affect the “official” Pocketnow review score, we hope it provides added context by showcasing an editor’s personal opinion, rather than a team-wide consensus. We call it ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 7:18 AM

    LTE is the best thing since sliced bread. I doubt you'll find anyone to argue that point. Latency on an LTE network is generally low, while speeds on an LTE network are typically fast. Pretty much the only problem with LTE is its "newness", which translates into the service not being available as widely as many of us would like. When I abandoned Windows Mobile for Android, I picked up the T-Mobile G1 -- the very first commercially available Android-powered smartphone. I was about a year late joining the Android party. Why? T-Mobile wouldn't sell it to me! I know, that sounds crazy, but ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 4:00 PM

    Late last week, a leak attempted to reveal Verizon's plans for adding a couple new tablets to its roster, mentioning both the LG G Pad 8.3 and the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 in the context of a March 6 launch. With just a couple days to go until then, today Verizon has gone official with its announcement of the LTE-capable G Pad 8.3, while we've still yet to get any confirmation on the Samsung tablet. Verizon's going to be the exclusive carrier home of the G Pad 8.3 LTE in the States, and it's welcoming the tablet with a short sale, making it available on-contract for just about $100 from ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 7:59 PM

    We've got three weeks and one day to go until HTC's all new One launch event (at least that had better be what it is), and as you've no doubt already seen, the still-unannounced smartphone has been all over the place lately. That video hands-on was truly remarkable for amount of detail it offered, and even HTC itself has been publishing some teaser vids of its own. This evening we switch from video previews to some more traditional advertising, while also checking out the new One's FCC paperwork. HTC's UK account shared the image above, which is promoting some sort of launch event tie-in ...

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  • by | February 28, 2014 5:12 PM

    Net neutrality. If you've been a responsible Internet user in the last few months, you're familiar with the term and what it means for us, the paying subscribers. For those unaware, it's the movement (or set of rules, rather) that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all online activity equally. In other words, you pay your fees, and you have unadulterated access to the Internet, regardless of the sites you visit, the services you use, etc. Last month, a federal appeals court shot down the FCC's net neutrality rules, and that opened the door for a Wild West Internet, where the ...

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