Posts tagged with: Verizon
  • 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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  • by | February 4, 2014 3:51 AM

    We all remember what Samsung did with the ATIV S: the South Korean phone-maker took the Galaxy S III and slapped Windows Phone on it. It later made its way, more or less, to Verizon as the ATIV Odyssey. Apparently that's a move that worked out quite well, as Samsung is preparing to repeat the stunt: we've been consistently hearing about the SM-W750V, and there was strong indication that it might soon land on Verizon with the codename Huron. Now this Huron is exactly what you see above, according to @evleaks, in this Samsung Huron press render. If it looks exactly like your Galaxy S 4, you ...

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  • by | February 3, 2014 2:54 PM

    For the past couple months, we've been talking about an unreleased Samsung Windows Phone 8 device, the company's model SM-W750V. The evidence that has shown up so far has been particularly strong; we're not talking about rumors from unnamed sources or anything nearly so nebulous, but instead traces of the phone showing up in official government import records, and in a UAProf listing on Samsung's own servers. While its existence looked confirmed, we still lacked any understanding of Samsung's plans for the phone – was it still on-track for a release, and if so, how would it arrive? ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 12:34 PM

    We're well used to seeing smartphone retailers offer discounts on their wares, but all too often those savings come with significant restraints: maybe only certain models are covered, or only those form specific manufacturers, and we're often talking about some narrow time window during which you can take advantage of the deal. Yesterday Best Buy revealed a new promotion that isn't without its own limitations, but the generally wide-open structure of it, with comparatively few restriction, has us thinking it's worth sharing with you. Here's how it works: if you're currently an AT&T, ...

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  • by | January 29, 2014 2:04 AM

    There was a lot of back and forth concerning the camera inside the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S 5 (as in the case of the other specs of the upcoming flagship). Whether we're talking megapixel count, or the inclusion (or omission) of the optical image stabilization, rumors have tried to anticipate the shooter that will probably be the most popular in the Android world of 2014. The image above (original at the source below) isn't very telling with regards of its contents. It has been allegedly snapped with a Samsung SM-G900V device, which according to @evleaks, will be the Verizon variant of ...

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  • by | January 24, 2014 5:11 AM

    Mid-February is what some European carriers, like SFR from France, predict when it comes to the official Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One. While unlocked versions might receive the refresh earlier --and there are already reports of it being sent out-- American carrier flavors will not lag that much behind. According to the latest official information from HTC, the 4.4 update has been sent to carriers and is currently undergoing testing and certification stages. Those rocking an HTC One on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, should expect, according to the manufacturer, ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 2:49 AM

    After Verizon officially confirmed the name of the device to be the Nokia Lumia Icon, the page was pulled just to reappear again online together with a price tag and everything -- needless to say the page has been pulled once more. However, as the screenshots reveal, the press render of the device featured a Wednesday the 5th date on the Calendar tile. So does this most recently leaked screenshot from the upcoming user guide, revealing a bit from the Nokia Lumia Icon availability. And, as @evleaks rightfully noticed, Wednesday the 5th can easily be either next month, in February, or the ...

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  • by | January 22, 2014 8:02 AM

    Samsung introduced the Rose Gold and Merlot Red color options for the Note 3 at the beginning of December last year, and has ever since expanded the regions in which these are available. Earlier this month, when we were still busy with CES, @evleaks predicted that the Rose Gold options will arrive on Verizon's line-up. Now, the images above and below are official images of the Verizon Rose Gold Galaxy Note 3, published by Samsung on its official website. There is currently no word on specific pricing and availability for the phablet, but those who want to be a tad different than their ...

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  • by | January 21, 2014 11:51 AM

    When, oh when, will the Nokia Lumia Icon finally launch? A couple weeks back we got what might be the biggest break in the phone's launch story to date, when a page on Verizon's test site not only revealed the phone's listing prematurely, but also confirmed that Icon name, marking a major shift in how we talk about Lumia phones. But as quickly as it was unearthed, that page vanished. We were hoping that a launch might soon follow, with rumors pointing to a possible January 14 date, but that day came and went without delivering any Lumia Icon. Today we wonder if we're once again right on ...

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