Posts tagged with: Verizon
  • by | November 21, 2013 1:20 PM

    HTC's largest screened smartphone to date debuted last month, and ever since we've had our eye on the One Max's arrival in the States. Last week we were talking about Sprint's plans for the phablet, but today we've got Verizon in our sights, learning of the handset's arrival alongside two much more petite Androids. The One Max itself will run Verizon users just about $300 on-contract. While not exactly surprising, given Verizon's penchant towards pricing phablets in this manner, we're still worried that specs like the Snapdragon 600, versus a beefier 800, might make it hard for shoppers to ...

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  • by | November 21, 2013 2:39 AM

    It is November 21 and a Monday rumor suggested that the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet -- which is already under the microscope in our labs for the review treatment -- would be available today on Verizon. If you head over to the source link below you can grab yours, in black, for $399.99, on a two-year contract. Of course you can also opt for the $499.99 month-to-month option, as well as choose the red version of the slate. The same rumor implied that the Nokia Lumia 929 would become available today too; we can't seem to find it just yet, in case the rumor predicted the future accurately, but ...

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  • by | November 19, 2013 1:12 PM

    Motorola's been working hard to make Android 4.4 KitKat available to owners of the Moto X, and we just told you about news of a soak test underway at Verizon. While that's generally a sign that broader distribution of the update is imminent, we weren't quite expecting to see things move this quickly; Motorola has gone official with news of the update, announcing distribution beginning today for Verizon subscribers. As per usual, this update is headed out in phases, so while you may not see it on your Verizon Moto X straight away, rest assured that it's coming. You're probably quite ...

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  • by | November 19, 2013 3:27 AM

    When Motorola introduced the Moto G on November 13, the company kicked off the event with information concerning the Moto X, specifically that the G's bigger brother will get the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, "in a matter of weeks". Verizon has started sending out to Moto X owners for the Android 4.4 update soak test. Aside from being the latest version of the OS, KitKat also brings improvements to the table, and Verizon Moto X owners should expect to see restyled status and navigation bars, stronger security, improved Phone application, plus a lot more, which you can see in the ...

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  • by | November 18, 2013 3:53 AM

    A Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, five-inch 1080p screen, 2GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel PureView camera, is what you should expect, if the rumors are true, to see on the upcoming Verizon Nokia Lumia 929 -- specs which are pretty much identical to the Lumia 1520, minus the one-inch-smaller display. We've seen a lot of leaks, rumors, and speculation and now we're hearing some more, this time, regarding a possible release date. November 21 -- this Thursday -- is what an anonymous tipster claiming to be a Verizon insider suggests. The tipster also claims that we'll see the Lumia 2520 on ...

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  • by | November 14, 2013 11:23 AM

    This fall, there have been two big developments in the availability of mobile payment solutions. For one, we saw Google deliver Android 4.4 with host card emulation, breaking Google Wallet free from carriers and their control over your phone's secure element. That really gave Wallet the freedom to expand, and on the flip side we also heard that Isis – the big mobile payment competition from the carriers themselves – was nearly ready to make its national debut. Today, the match is officially on, as Isis becomes available across the US for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon users. The Isis ...

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  • by | November 14, 2013 4:08 AM

    Motorola announced the Moto G yesterday and wowed everyone not necessarily with the specs of the phone, which are mid-range worthy, but with the exceptional value of the device, which will be available starting $179. Motorola also announced that the Moto G will come to the US early next year, and will be available also from the carriers. Verizon tweeted that the Moto G will join its line-up early next year. It will be available as a pre-paid phone, but sadly, no specifics regarding the actual date, or a price, have been made public. As a reminder, the Moto G packs a 4.5-inch screen with ...

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  • by | November 12, 2013 1:13 PM

    For what seems like the hundredth time to date, the rumors of BlackBerry's demise may have been a bit premature. Don't get us wrong; the company seems farther away than ever from being able to recapture its former glory, but we now know it intends to solider on, rather than slicing itself up and selling off to the highest bidder. As the story of BlackBerry the company continues, so too does that of its phones, and today we get some additional details of how its latest will arrive. Late last month, we saw Verizon announce the BlackBerry Z30. The five-incher was set to start selling sometime ...

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  • by | November 11, 2013 11:42 AM

    Last week, rumors were flying left and right about big changes coming to the Moto Maker custom site for Moto X design. Were those wooden back options finally about to become available? Would carriers beyond just AT&T be able to get in on the custom design action? We heard T-Mobile might get access last Friday, but that didn't come to pass. It turns out all we needed was a little patience, and now the Moto Maker is available for all four major US carriers. Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile – all three join AT&T in the custom Moto X club. That's fantastic to see happen, even if it took ...

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  • by | November 9, 2013 3:11 AM

    $649.99 is what you had to pay to own a Developer Edition Motorola Moto X. However, if you are preparing to grab one just now, the new price is more attractive. It will set you back $549.99 for both the GSM (works with AT&T and T-Mobile), as well as the Verizon flavor of the Developer Edition phone. These phones are the 32GB internal storage flavors and you will be able to easily unlock their boot loaders. As far as the color is concerned, the special black and woven white Developer Edition design will set it apart just a bit. Source: Motorola (1)(2) Via: AndroidGuys

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  • by | November 8, 2013 10:44 AM

    Motorola's Moto X is neither the newest nor most powerful Android around, but the smartphone continues to hold a special place in our hearts, with performance that belies its meager hardware. Of course, if you really want to do the Moto X right, that means having a custom handset assembled just for you, using the online Moto Maker tool. So far, AT&T's had an exclusive on such custom designs, but lately rumors have been talking about the service finally opening itself up to the other carriers. We heard one claim that Sprint might get access to Moto Maker this coming Monday, and another ...

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  • by | November 7, 2013 1:39 PM

    The way things are headed, the year will be 2015, we'll be awaiting the release of the Nexus Play or iPhone Air, and Samsung will still be cranking out more Galaxy S 4 variants. After all, in addition to all the spinoff models (Zoom, Active, Mini), LTE-Advanced versions, and just general carrier-specific editions, we've also seen these options available in a number of colors. By this point, the early GS4 hype has well worn off, yet that's not about to put a damper on plans to keep on building-out the phone's family, with word arriving now that availability of the blue version of the phone ...

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  • by | November 6, 2013 4:20 PM

    Google's ASUS-made Nexus 7 is one of the hottest tablets out there, and for users in the United States, Verizon offers some of the best LTE coverage around. With this year's Nexus 7 launching with an LTE option, the two seemed like a perfect match – until you try to go an activate the Nexus 7 with Verizon. Users attempting such feats have been met with frustration, with Verizon appearing either unwilling or unable to set up new service – on the other hand, moving an existing Verizon LTE SIM over to the Nexus 7 worked like a charm. We've been waiting for the carrier to get around to ...

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  • by | November 6, 2013 11:47 AM

    All too often, when we're evaluating the relative strengths and weaknesses of wireless carriers, we're focused on raw speed. And when we start to look for a secondary criteria, it's often something like quality of coverage, or just size of the network. What about signal latency – how long it actually takes these networks to send around our data? While often a minor concern, if one at all, a new report is hoping to shed some light on the situation, ranking the big four carriers in the States by just how low latency their networks are. It's a close race, yet T-Mobile emerges as a bit of a ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 1:34 PM

    Last week, word of a new Android tablet leaked for Verizon. We didn't know much initially, only hearing the name Ellipsis 7 (confirmed by USPTO filings) and seeing a press render of a rather unadorned slate, featuring a quite prominent Verizon logo. It sure looked like it would be a cheaper model, as carrier-branded hardware tends to be, but we still had lots of questions. Today we finally get the details on this slate, as Verizon goes official with the tablet and its $250 price tag. Sure enough, the Ellipsis 7 hardware isn't too exciting, with a seven-inch 1280 x 800 display, 1.2GHz ...

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