There was a time when the major U.S. carriers were issuing press releases on a regular basis to announce the addition of new markets to the list of areas covered by their high speed data infrastructure. As the market matured and these major projects concluded, the pace of these announcements waned. Leave it to Verizon to keep plugging away at the pockets of the country that still need coverage as shown in their latest press release announcing the addition of thirteen new markets to their XLTE network. Read more
When the phone was announced, Verizon slyly mentioned that the HTC 10 would be a timed exclusive for its customers. Select carriers, including T-Mobile and Sprint, simply said the phone was on the way while Big Red proclaimed it would “be available in the U.S. first on Verizon.” And that has turned out to be true.
Both the DROID Maxx 2 and DROID Turbo 2 could get successors this year according to famous tipster Evan Blass.
Despite all the balls rolling around on your TV screen and the acrimony flying around between U.S. carriers, Verizon continued to solidify its position in the wireless market with continued strong, positive financial results during the first quarter of 2016. In their earnings report released today, Verizon indicated they added 640,000 retail postpaid subscriptions despite the first quarter usually being low volume. This bumped Verizon up to over 112 million connections which was a 3.7 percent year-over-year increase. Read more
Buckle up, because you’re about to get hit with the most ironic promotion of 2016. Verizon is offering up to 2GB of free data to any customers that use Android Pay for two months. After years of anticompetitive practices blocking Google Wallet, delaying Samsung Pay, and tons of other sketchy behavior, Verizon is finally supporting a mobile payment system that they aren’t paying under the table. Go ahead, check the date. It’s definitely not April 1st. Read more
Samsung is pushing out a pretty large update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and it seems to include a neat feature called Display Scaling.
Finally, the HTC 10 is official and approaching a release around the world. The phone set on putting the company back on track is actually already up for pre-order and should ship early next month. Depending where exactly you are and the carrier/retailer you get it from, the HTC 10 will be offered in three colors — Carbon Grey, Glacial Silver, and Topaz Gold.
Let’s see where you can get the HTC 10 in the United States.
Yahoo has been clinging to life for years now, and it looks like it’s finally starting to see the writing on the wall. It’s planning on selling auctioning off its web business next week to whomever is willing to throw the most money at it. Yahoo has its fingers in many different pies, but nothing has really paid off for it against massive competitors like Google and Microsoft. Read more
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (reviewed here) handsets are certainly proving to be popular thanks to both the handsets being well-received as well as Samsung and the carriers giving away a Gear VR with each pre-order. Verizon customers had the added bonus of being able to choose between the Gear VR headset or Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch but it seems that demand has outstripped supply of the Gear S2 wearable, with Verizon now informing affected customers of delayed delivery times. Read more
For all owners of last year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on Big Red, we’ve got some good news. Google’s latest Android 6.0.1 update it inbound!