Posts tagged with: Verizon
  • by | February 27, 2014 5:36 PM

    Samsung's Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 may be a serious tablet heavyweight, but it's also got a premium sticker price to match, selling for $750 on up. If you've been hoping that a carrier subsidy might be a nice way to bring that figure down a little you're in luck, as we've already seen evidence of a Verizon-branded NotePRO 12.2 leak. But when might such a device actually arrive? If we're to believe a new leak, it could be just one week away, with launch dates revealed for both the NotePRO 12.2, as well as LG's Android tablet. As you can see below, this message indicates that Verizon's preparing ...

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  • by | February 20, 2014 7:33 PM

    MWC 2014 is already upon us, with Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera hitting the ground in Barcelona just as this podcast goes under the mic, and we're here to bring you mobile mavens all the pre-show rumor and speculation that you've come to expect. But there's also plenty of news of the non-Mobile World Congress variety, from the endless leaks focusing on the "All-New HTC One" to speculation surrounding the Galaxy S 5 launch date - and we'll be spending plenty of time on that, too. Plus, Taylor Martin has finally spent enough time with his suitcase-coddled Lumia Icon to develop some ...

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  • by | February 19, 2014 7:01 AM

    Nokia's Lumia 1020 was easily one of the most impressive smartphones of 2013. Better yet, it's one of the more innovative handsets of the decade, with its 41-megapixel image sensor, paired with optical image stabilization. Its solid design and Nokia's reputation for quality didn't hurt matters either. However, CDMA users have been left mostly to feed on the Windows Phone scraps of late, and Nokia stepped up to the plate with yet another stellar entry, the Lumia Icon for Verizon Wireless. With specifications that rival even some of the most popular and powerful Android handsets, it's sure ...

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  • by | February 12, 2014 12:22 PM

    Nokia's Lumia Icon has been patiently awaiting launch day for months now. Even if we look past all the early Lumia 929 business, we've been spotting signs of it over on Verizon's servers going back well over a month by now; when's it finally going to become available? The latest leak has suggested that the Icon could launch sometime next week, possibly on Wednesday but maybe more likely on Thursday, but in advance of that Nokia has put up a comparison video featuring the Lumia Icon, demonstrating its audio recording capabilities against the Galaxy S 4. The video was posted by Nokia's US ...

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  • by | February 11, 2014 12:04 PM

    As we prepare to say goodbye to the "Google-ified" Motorola we'd only just gotten to know, it bears remembering that the brand hasn't been issued a death warrant. Motorola under Lenovo may well flourish, after all, so it's premature to start planning the funeral. Still, two ownership changes in two years is a lot for any company, and from the inevitable brain drain of personnel losses to the unpredictable nature of marketing machinations, the future of the Motorola brand is anything but certain. So we thought it'd be nice, at this crossroads in Motorola's history, to take a look back at ...

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  • by | February 10, 2014 3:31 PM

    We may be nearly seven months removed from the initial launch of the second-gen Nexus 7, but Verizon has still not gotten around to officially offering the tablet on its network, despite compatible LTE bands. Recently, though, it's been looking like the carrier was finally coming around to the Nexus 7, and last week we both got an early look at Verizon-branded Nexus 7 accessories, as well as heard a rumored launch date: this Thursday, February 13. As we wait to see if that info's accurate, the retail leaks continue, with a shot of the Nexus 7's packaging, complete with Verizon logo. ...

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  • by | February 9, 2014 1:14 AM

    Before Nokia even started teasing the phone with model number 929, dubbed the Nokia Lumia Icon for Verizon, we've heard rumors that the phone would eventually land either in February or March, leaving an open question regarding its appearance at MWC later this month. According to this latest leak, it appears that the Verizon Windows Phone will be available before the Barcelona show. WPCentral has received the screenshot above, allegedly snapped off of inventory listings. We can see the Lumia Icon listed in both black and white colors, and some dates. According to the report, you should ...

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  • by | February 8, 2014 2:51 AM

    The upcoming Verizon Samsung Huron has been popping up in reports recently with the first mention of the device dropping at the beginning of December 2013, with a mention of its model number: SM-W750V. The codename "Huron" was tipped at the beginning of the month, and since, we've seen the alleged press render of the device showing off a very Galaxy S 4-like outline. Now this very SM-W750V, the Verizon Samsung Huron, has visited the FCC, just in case there was a need for further confirmation of the phone's existence. The bands support the theories and rumors that it will be indeed a CDMA ...

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  • by | February 7, 2014 3:35 PM

    Sometimes it's not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier - sometimes it's just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That's the case with today's podcast guest, friend of the show and longtime Verizon Wireless customer Chris Larson, who's leaving Big Red for the much smaller T-Mobile USA due to Verizon's stance on net neutrality. On this episode of the Weekly, we'll talk to Chris and find out just what he's prepared to sacrifice, and why. Before that, though, there's an avalanche of news ...

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  • by | February 7, 2014 2:33 PM

    The 2014 Mobile World Congress may still be a couple weeks away, and while we're sure to see a lot of new hardware at the expo, we've also been catching word of some pre-MWC events. Overnight, for instance, we learned that LG's planning some sort of announcement in South Korea for next Thursday. Nokia may already have its own MWC even scheduled for February 24, but now we're wondering if it also might be planning to make a launch announcement in advance of MWC, as the company posts a new teaser video to YouTube today. The short clip, embedded below, invites Nokia fans to “see and hear ...

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  • by | February 7, 2014 12:12 PM

    Verizon sure has been taking its sweet time in getting its act together with the 2013 Nexus 7. While the hardware has physically supported Verizon's LTE network this whole time, the carrier has been dragging its feet in officially welcoming the tablet, making it a real pain for anyone to activate – it's not like there weren't work-arounds, but we craved something more formal. Last fall, we heard that software issues might have been delaying Verizon's certification, and that the arrival of KitKat would finally start changing things – but even after Android 4.4 arrived, Verizon still ...

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  • by | February 6, 2014 2:49 PM

    After a brief lull in news about KitKat updates for some of our favorite Android flagships, new tidbits started arriving earlier today, as we learned about the first Galaxy S 4 Android 4.4 updates to reach South Korea. Aside from the GS4, the other Android model that's been demanding a lot of attention for its own KitKat update status has been the HTC One. Late last month, we heard from HTC about the delays it was facing, and how despite delivering updates to US carriers for certification, it could still be a few weeks before everything was approved and on its way out the door. Sprint got ...

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  • by | February 5, 2014 8:31 AM

    The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 should land, on Verizon, as a first, with 4G LTE connectivity, later this quarter. We've learned this, and more, about Samsung's CES tablet line-up from a recent Samsung official press release. While it could land even at the end of March, and still be "later this quarter", we're getting a look at the Verizon Note Pro 12.2 in this leaked render. Courtesy of @evleaks, we're seeing the large tablet rendered above, with rater prominent branding on the back, calling out both Verizon and the 4G LTE logos. Aside from the addition of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 5:25 PM

    If we're to believe one analysis of a recent leak, the Nokia Lumia Icon for Verizon (aka the Lumia 929) could launch as soon as tomorrow. Then again, it might not be launching until March 5. Or heck, it could even be some other date that's yet to emerge as a probable contender. But one way or another, this phone simply needs to make its debut – we've been tracking leaks of the hardware going back a solid four months now. Until Verizon makes its announcement, we've got yet another sign of the Icon's pending launch to look at, with a number of case accessories showing up in some new ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 12:30 PM

    Yesterday we started getting some answers to the questions we've been asking for the past several weeks about the commercial availability of the new Samsung Galaxy TabPRO and NotePRO tablets. The big detail we wanted to see filled-in was pricing, and we got that as a retailer opened pre-orders of the 64GB NotePRO 12.2 and the 32GB TabPRO 12.2. Those two only make up a fraction of the full lineup, so luckily Samsung comes through today with details on the rest. Remember, we already saw the 64GB NotePRO 12.2 selling for $850 and the TabPRO 12.2 for $650. Samsung confirms both those figures, ...

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