At this point we’ve gotten pretty used to Verizon slapping their logo all over the phones that they carry, seemingly not even caring about aesthetics, found in the most awkward places on some devices.
This time, things might be a little different. Evleaks has tweeted out a picture of Verizon’s variant of the HTC One, and guess what— no Verizon logo to be found on the front of the device! (We are sure that this is Verizon’s variant because of the “4G LTE” icon in the status bar.)
Although it wouldn’t be a surprise if Verizon’s logo were to be found on the back of the device, this certainly marks a change in the carrier’s way of doing things. Launch date and pricing are pretty much anyone’s guess as Verizon hasn’t released any further information about the device.
Just in time for the holidays and those all those brand new LTE devices wrapped neatly under the tree, Verizon will be adding more than thirty new markets to their impressive 4G coverage map. Recent figures suggest Big Red is providing their signature high speeds in 179 markets presently, which means the 200 mark will easily be surpassed when the newbie cities go live on December 15th.
Has your location has been added? Check below to see which new markets will be included.
New Verizon 4G LTE Markets:
- Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Do you like the new HTC Rhyme? Do you really “like” it? If so, then put those words into action: head on over to Verizon’s Facebook page to help them accumulate more than 2,000 “likes” for the device over a six day period and Big Red will offer the phone as part of a promotion they call a “Group Buy” for 50% off! Quite a charming offer, don’t you think?
Verizon’s Facebook Link
Verizon will be launching the Samsung Galaxy S II variant called the ‘Verizon Function’ on August 12th according to Shin Jong-Kyun, president of the company’s mobile communications business. It’ll start landing in Las Vegas locations, then others immediately afterwards. Other Galaxy S II variants called the ‘Attain’ and ‘Within’ are also expected to launch in August with other US carriers, but Verizon looks to be the first.
Analyst Paul Mueller says, “August 12 is a possibility. It will arrive first on Verizon and then the rest of the carriers within a month. Samsung will market this directly against the iPhone 5”. The Samsung Galaxy S II is Samsung’s fastest selling device to date, already selling over 6 million units shipped in 3 months since its release.
Yesterday, we told our readers that Big Red would officially have the DROID X2 in store on May 26th for $199 with 2yr contract, and online today for the same deal. Well here’s a screenshot of the proof. Today is May 19th and VZW has held up their end of the bargain. This new device may be only releasing with Android 2.2, but the press release assures us that it’ll see an update to 2.3. Powered by its 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 540×960 qHD capacitive touchscreen it definitely beats out its predecessor the Droid X.
So if this is the DROID you’ve been looking for, the wait is over. Head on over to Verizon Wireless and check out the deal today.
The dates are April 28th through the 30th. Many of us are patiently awaiting who will be picked up for our favorite teams. Although the event is held in New York City, and also live on television, Big Red felt that all of us on the go, who may not have the time to sit in front of a tv, just might want to be updated on the draft. Yup, i know i would!
You probably know by now that the iPhone is headed to Verizon next month. What you may not know, however, is that Big Red is putting an end to their “New Every Two” and early upgrades program for both new and existing customers.
For those of you who are not familiar with the program, the “New Every Two” program offered a credit of between $30 – $100 towards a new phone every two years. Additionally, some customers were eligable for upgrades as early as 13 months into their 2-year contract, which meant that Verizon was primarily making their income off the cell phone plans.
This means that now a customer who is ready to sign a new 2-year deal that also used to get a $100 credit will have to pay the full $199.99 for an iPhone 4, compared to the $99 they would have paid previously. The move will ultimately put more of the cost of getting a new device on the customers, and force more customers who want to upgrade early to pay full retail price for a new device.
As a Verizon customer, I am a bit disappointed at the move. However, rather than take my word for it, we would love to hear from you! Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think of this move by Verizon.
With the holidays coming up, everyone is looking for a great phone to give, so why not a Motorola Citrus? According to a press release from Verizon, you’ll be able to pick up this stocking stuffer of an Android device on Big Red on November 11th – tomorrow – for $49.99 on a 2 year commitment, after a $100 rebate. Remember, the Citrus touts:
- 3″ screen 320×240
- Android 2.1
- 256MB RAM
- 512MB ROM
- 528 MHz CPU
hit the break for the full press release, and let us know why you do or don’t want a Citrus in the comments!
Verizon is pumping out Droids like it’s nobody’s business. Just this year, we have seen the launch of three “Droid” branded Android devices from Verizon: the Droid Incredible, the Droid X, and the Droid 2. However, it looks like Big Red has at least one more Droid up its sleeve for this year, and that is the Droid 2 World Edition. It is basically a Droid 2, but with the ability to use GSM networks, not just CDMA. Other than a few other tweaks, like a little more silver, the phone is still – essentially – a Droid 2. The boys over at Droid Life have gotten a couple of pictures of the yet-to-be-released device, so check out the full gallery below, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Over at Boy Genius Report, there’s rumors floating through the breeze that Verizon may be discontinuing the DROID 2. Still in its infancy after being released just last month, the DROID 2 may be pulled from Verizon’s lineup to make room for the DROID 2 World Edition, which has yet to be released. Sure, the move makes perfect sense from a manufacturing and carrier standpoint, this news is probably quite disappointing for folks who have already rushed out and spent their coin on a DROID 2.
While this is just a rumor for now, be sure to keep your cursor here for further updates, and let us know what you think in the comments below!