Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet heading to Verizon on July 17, pre-ordering starts tomorrow

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Since the start of 2014, we heard about a Sony tablet making its way to Verizon. But for months, even after the Xperia Z2 Tablet launched, nothing ever became official and people continued to wonder whether or not it was actually going to happen. Today, Sony announced that the Xperia Z2 Tablet will join Big Red’s network on July 17 with pre-ordering opening July 10. The price is $599 without a contract and $499 with a new two-year contract.

The Xperia Z2 Tablet is no slouch. It ships with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but has Sony’s own software layered over the stock experience. Inside is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM. A 6000mAh battery is keeping this beast going and it includes a Stamina Mode when necessary. The Xperia Z2 Tablet also features dust and water resistant certifications, ensuring some durability. It may have a hefty price, but it is definitely worth it.

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Verizon to offer Kansas and Missouri customers network test drive program

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Verizon has officially confirmed that they will be offering a test drive program for their network to customers in some states, similar to T-Mobile’s latest Uncarrier move. Apparently, Big Red has been quietly running this program for about a year in Kansas and Missouri. Customers were allowed to test out a smartphone or data device for a week to test if they liked Verizon’s service and network, although very recently that program has been limited to just data devices.
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evleaks confirms Verizon offering of prepaid 4G LTE starting on July 17

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On Thursday, July 3, a rumor broke suggesting that Verizon prepaid would be getting 4G LTE treatment. A leak by evleaks all but confirms the service along with the target date of Thursday, July 17, of course, he’s been wrong before. Even so, this should be a welcome speed boost for those who use the service.

What you’ll get with the prepaid service is unlimited talk and text with 500MB of data for $45. You can choose to add 1GB or 3GB for an additional $10 or $20 respectively. The kicker — according to the leakster — is the service will work with any LTE capable phone. So if you have a spare LTE phone and you’re looking to start a line for your teenager, or if you despise contracts, this may be the route to go.

source: evleaks

Group photo of LG G3 models leaks, Verizon unsurprisingly makes noticeable changes

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Which one of these devices is not like the others? The Verizon model, of course. You are looking at the different carrier models for the upcoming LG G3. While each has implemented carrier branding here and there, Verizon has gone ahead and revamped LG’s 2014 flagship. The color is noticeably darker and the rear button setup has been altered to resemble what was done with last year’s G2 with chrome trims. On the front, too, Big Red has made changes. The chin of the G3 is now black , which matches their unique design of the back panel.

Is Verizon’s branding and changes holding you back from purchasing the LG G3? Or are you on another carrier and intend on jumping on this device?

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Verizon Prepaid to get 4G LTE on July 17

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It looks as though Verizon Prepaid will finally be able take advantage of the carriers 4G LTE network, starting on July 17. This is good news for Verizon users, who may have been frustrated that the company has been lagging behind in prepaid data speeds.

Verizon’s ALLSET plan, which includes 500MB of data, will get 4G LTE access and users can add what the company calls BRIDGE DATA to the plan, at 500MB for $5, or 3GB for $20. We are not sure yet whether or not the 4G LTE access will be full or throttled, or if BRIDGE data pricing will change.

Source: Droid-Life

New render of LG G Vista for Verizon shows back of device

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The latest render to surface of the LG G Vista headed for Verizon shows the carrier-logo emblazoned back of the device. This past weekend we saw an image that seemed to show the LG G Vista next to an LG G3. Thus far, other leaked images of the LG G Vista have really only shown the front of the device although a little bit of the back peaks out in some leaked Verizon promotional material for a case for the device.

The LG G Vista is expected to be a renamed version of the LG G Pro Lite 2, which is a de-tuned version of the LG G Pro 2. Speculation suggests LG will use a less powerful processor and lower resolution screen.

source: @evleaks (official site)

LG G Watch headed to Verizon and AT&T in U.S.

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A new leak indicates the LG G Watch will be landing on both Verizon and AT&T. Currently the LG G Watch is like most other smartwatches in that it is paired with another device, like a smartphone, instead of having its own wireless carrier chip on board. This means companies like Verizon and AT&T will be selling the current version of the LG G Watch as an accessory to be used with other devices. It is expected the G Watch will come without bloatware from the wireless companies retaining a stock Android Wear experience.

source: @evleaks (official site)

Verizon’s XLTE network speeds reach more than 300 markets

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The new XLTE network over at Big Red is growing impressively. Verizon announced that the speedy network reaches more than 300 markets, just 200 shy of its 500 total for 4G LTE markets. While XLTE is not LTE-Advanced, it does bring increasing network speeds in those particular markets.

Other networks have similar approaches to this sort of network speed. Sprint calls it Spark and T-Mobile does not bother renaming it at all. AT&T, though, has not announced any sort of network.

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LG G Vista appears next to G3, could be Verizon’s G Pro Lite 2

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Lately there has been some confusion as to what exactly Verizon has going on with the LG G Vista. It looks almost identical to the G3, but now there seems to be clarity in that it is another LG handset with different branding. The LG G3 is on the left in the image above and the G Vista is on the right. The G Vista looks a tad wider and taller, meaning that this is quite possibly the G Pro Lite 2. It is very common for non flagship devices to be renamed and that could be the case here.

Look closely and we may have an August 7 release date on Verizon’s network for at least the G Vista. The G3′s release date is already scheduled for July 17.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 coming to Verizon on June 26

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Today Verizon announced that they would be releasing their variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 on June 26. The device, being called the “family tablet,” will be available both online and in store, and will cost $379.99, or $279.99 with a new two-year activation.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 features an 8-inch HD display, a 3MP rear facing camera and a 1.3MP front facing camera. It comes with 16GB of internal storage, and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

Source: Verizon