By way of the official twitter account for Big Red, @VerizonWireless has tweeted that they will be announcing 21 new locations that will be receiving 4G/LTE in June. This comes not far behind our article in May noting a press release that lists 5 cities that were set up with 4G/LTE on May 19th.
So stay tuned for further details. Keep an eye on the @VerizonWireless twitter account, because as I write this article, they look to be tweeting each of the 21 cities individually! Alternatively, you can check the Recent News Releases from the Verizon website.
We told you about Verizon finally getting the Xperia PLAY on their network on May 26th, and now you can beat the line (and possibly stock) by ordering it online now until May 26th for $199.99 on a two year term. It comes with 7 pre-installed PlayStation titles to get you gaming as soon as you turn it on. The titles include;
- Madden NFL 11
- Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior
- Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
- The Sims 3
- Star Battalion
- Crash Bandicoot
I love it when two companies come together to create and form a great idea. Medco Health Solutions and Verizon Wireless are entering the healthcare industry with a bang thanks to their recent mobile application, The Medco Pharmacy App. The application offers “real-time patient-specific drug safety and savings information” along with critical information for patients and their doctors. One of the major features the app entails is the assistance of the prevention of having dangerous drug interactions occur, thanks to the Medco software running what they call “safety checks” for medications that could possibly conflict with one another. The app runs on both Blackberry’s and Android enabled smartphones. It’s also customizable for any user’s pharmacy benefit plan and houses all of their medical history as well. Check out the rest of the features and screenshots below. You can get the app on the Android Market.
From the Market:
The Medco Pharmacy app offers eligible members access to lower-cost medication alternatives anytime, anywhere, as well as mobile alerts to keep members on track with taking their medication as prescribed.
The app has three features:
• My Medicine Cabinet: View medications and set reminders for yourself or other members of your household to take or refill them.
• My Rx Choices®: Look up lower-cost prescription options.
• A virtual prescription ID card offers convenience to members on the go.
Full Press Release & More Screenshots:
Verizon continues to grow its 4G LTE network with the following cites going live today:
- Mobile and Montgomery (AL)
- Greater Fairfield and New Haven (CT)
- Gainesville, Pensacola, and Tallahassee (FL)
- Fayetteville-Lumberton (NC)
- Bryan-College Station and Temple-Killeen (TX)
In addition Verizon is expanding coverage in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, and Philadelphia.
4G LTE is now available in 55 cities which represents about 35% of the network. Verizon expects to hit 147 cites by the end of the year.
Full press release after the break
You can go to Verizon Wireless online right now and get the fresh new DROID X2 for $199 as was mentioned earlier this morning. That’s a great deal and all, but guess what….You can also go to Amazon Wireless and grab the DROID X2 for $149.99. Now to me that seems like an even better deal. One thing I did noticed when looking into this deal is that unfortunately it looks like the phone is on backorder. So if you’re wanting to get this deal from Amazon Wireless, you’ll possibly have to wait a couple weeks for it to ship. If you guys are like me, you’ll want instant gratification. This may mean paying the extra $50 to get the DROID X2 from Verizon, assuming they have plenty in stock. You probably should look into that prior to choosing from where you’ll order.
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.
We have been talking about the Droid X2 for a while now. Last week we reported that it would be in Verizon stores on May 26th with online orders beginning May 19th.
Today Motorola and Verizon made it all official. The price will be $199 for a 2-year contract. We originally thought that it would ship with Gingerbread, but it will ship with Froyo. Again the specs for the X2 are:
- 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor
- 4.3-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen (that’s 540×960 pixels)
- EV-DO Rev. A connectivity
- 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash
- 802.11 Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- HDMI out
- Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- Proximity, ambient light, accelerometer and compass sensors
- 8GB of internal storage
Full press release after the break
Verizon, one of the last carriers to get the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, is finally bringing it home by launching pre-orders on Thursday May 19th for all, and available in stores Thursday May 26th 2011. You’ll be able to grab this for $199.99 with a 2 year contract, then you’ll be ready to hit some good ‘ol PSOne titles along with all the other titles available from the Xperia Section of the Android Market on top of the hundreds of thousands of already available Android apps.
Here’s a refresher on specs just in case:
- Gingerbread OS (2.3)
- HSDPA Technology
- Slide out PSP style gaming pad
- 4-Inch Multitouch 854 x 480 LCD
- 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon II processor
- 512MB of RAM
- 802.11n WiFi
- FM Receiver and Transmitter
- 5 Meg Camera With LED Flash
- VGA Front Facing Camera
Full Press release below.
The original Verizon spring roadmap had it in May and then we thought it was going to be May 12th, but it looks like it will be May 26th with direct fulfillment orders May 19th.
This has not been announced by either Motorola or Verizon, but we expect they will make the official announcement by next week.
A month ago we told you that Verizon was going to have some nice releases for April and May. It looks like the Motorola Droid X2 and the LG Revolution are on schedule and will be released next Thursday, May 12. The HTC Trophy (WP7) which was originally expected to hit in April, will now be released next Thursday as well.
For those waiting for the Sony Xperia PLAY, you will be happy to know that it has been scheduled for Thursday, May 26th. This phone was also originally scheduled for April, but due to some bugs it was pushed back.
The Droid X2 will be Verizon’s first dual-core Tegra 2 phone. The LG Revolution will be a 4G LTE phone and be the first Android phone with Netflix support. The HTC Trophy will be Verizon’s first Windows Phone 7 device.
It looks like the Verizon stores will be pretty busy next Thursday.