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Verizon Wireless Pushes V CAST to BlackBerries

Today Verizon Wireless announced that BlackBerry devices on its network will now have access to its V CAST services. BlackBerry customers using BIS (BlackBerry Internet Services, for consumers) will notice the addition of a V CAST icon in the main menu, which when used will link to Verizon's... - read more

Verizon Adds mSpot Radio to App Offering

Verizon Wireless today announced that it is offering the mSpot streaming radio service to its customers. mSpot provides access to over 300 different internet radio stations. which are streamed to the handset via Verizon's 3G network. The application is free, but the service cost $5.50 per month.... - read more

Verizon and Qualcomm Team for Brew App Catalog

At the Uplinq 2010 conference in San Franisco, Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm announced a new Open Catalog for Brew phones. The Open Catalog will let developers offer their apps to Brew feature phones on Verizon's network more quickly. Developers will not have to ensure that all phones are... - read more

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Launch Droid X

Today Verizon Wireless, Motorola, Google and Adobe took the stage at a press conference in New York City to announced the new Droid X, Verizon's latest in its series of Android devices. The Droid X is a slab-style touch phone. It has a 4.3-inch screen with WVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels), HD... - read more

Verizon Announcing Next Motorola Droid on June 23

Verizon Wireless has announced that on June 23 it will be holding a press event to reveal the "next generation of Droid" from Motorola. According to Verizon Wireless, executives from Motorola, Adobe, Google and Verizon Wireless will be there. Adobe's presence strongly suggests that the new... - read more

Verizon Says Skype Hitting More Handsets Soon

Verizon Wireless recently announced that it will offer its free Skype application to a wider range of handsets, including "3G multimedia devices" later this year. Verizon didn't specify which handsets, nor exactly when the app will become available. Verizon also indicated that it will offer the... - read more

Verizon Wireless Rolls Out Group Calling Service

Verizon Wireless today introduced Group Communication, a new tool that can be used by families or other organizations to contact up to 20 people at once via phone call, text message or voice message. Verizon is offering two different versions of the service. Family Group Contact provides a 1-800... - read more

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Coming To Verizon Wireless

After its debut on Sprint, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 will also come to Verizon Wireless. The Network will offer the Bold 9650 on its Web site from June 3, and in stores from June 10. The phone will use Verizon's Push to Talk feature, in addition to standard Verizon Wireless apps like VZ... - read more

Verizon Wireless Confirms Tiered Pricing For LTE Services

Speaking at a conference this week, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam said that it will not offer unlimited use of its Long Term Evolution network, and will instead use tiered pricing programs. McAdam indicated that customers will "buy buckets of data by the megabyte." McAdam didn't say what... - read more

Verizon Launching Two New Moto Droids In July

According to the Wall Street Journal, Verizon Wireless will be promoting and launching two new Android handsets made by Motorola. "We will introduce new Droid products in the Verizon franchise," said Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha. Jha also indicated that Verizon will be supporting its devices with... - read more

Verizon Wireless Offers Barcode Scanner App to Customers

Verizon Wireless today announced that it has made a free barcode scanner application available to over 30 of its handsets. ScanLife for Verizon phones performs similar to other barcode apps in that it allows users to take a picture of a 1D or 2D barcode on a product, which is then processed by... - read more

Verizon Wireless Rolling Out Software Update For Devour

Verizon Wireless said that it is currently sending out an over-the-air update to customers with the Motorola Devour. The update is not a system upgrade to Android 2.0 or 2.1, but it does offer a number of stability improvements. According to Verizon, the email application is easier to use for... - read more

Samsung Gives Verizon A Dose Of Reality

Today Verizon Wireless and Samsung introduced the Reality, a new touch phone that also has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for messaging. The Reality has a 3-inch display and runs Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, which lets users place widgets on the home screen. Verizon is pitching the Reality as... - read more

Verizon Wireless Launches New Droid - HTC Droid Incredible

Verizon Wireless today took the wraps off the long-rumored HTC Droid Incredible, the newest phone in the carrier's Android lineup. The Droid Incredible will be available online from April 19, and in stores from April 29. The new device will cost $300 with a contract, and a $100 mail-in rebate,... - read more

Microsoft Intros Kin 1 And Kin 2 For Verizon Wireless

In association with its new Kin platform launch, Microsoft introduced the first two handsets running the platform. Both phones are sliders that feature full QWERTY keyboards, capacitive touch screens, dedicated camera buttons, internal storage and 3G. Kin 1: The Kin 1 is a round, puck-shaped... - read more

Push To Talk Transforms BlackBerry Tour From Verizon Wireless Into A Powerful Business Communications Tool For Field Workforces

Verizon Wireless today announced that Push to Talk will be available for the BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630 smartphone on March 30. It will be available for both BlackBerry® Internet Service and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server customers using the BlackBerry Tour smartphone.... - read more

Verizon Wireless Apps For DROID Help Customers Stay Organized While Away From Home

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Verizon Wireless offers its customers some home-grown apps to help manage their lives while traveling. Running on the largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, applications in the Android Market™ give customers the freedom to do almost... - read more

Motorola DEVOUR Now Available On Verizon Wireless Network

Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc. today announced that Motorola DEVOUR™ is available today. DEVOUR is the second Android™-powered smartphone from Motorola to run on Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. The phone comes with MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s unique content delivery service... - read more

Verizon’s Fiber-Optic Cell Site Links Provide Critical Capacity And Reliability For The New Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Verizon Global Wholesale and Verizon Wireless announced today that Verizon Telecom’s ultra-reliable, variable capacity fiber-optic links between cell sites and switching facilities will provide critical support for the nation’s first 4G Long Term... - read more

Verizon Wireless Selects Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Backhaul Solution For Nation’s First 4G LTE Network

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010® Verizon Wireless has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) mobile backhaul solution, which transports voice and data traffic from wireless base stations to the broad network to support Verizon Wireless’ 3G network and prepare for its... - read more

10 Years And Counting: Verizon Wireless Network Testing Program Expands - Prepares For 4G

Since its creation in 2000, Verizon Wireless has employed real-life test men and women to monitor and test the company’s network by driving its fleet of vehicles. Ten years later, that fleet has more than tripled in size with Verizon Wireless now operating 100 specially equipped,... - read more

A Test Vehicle Called Ike

Ike is no ordinary member of the Verizon Wireless fleet of 100 company-owned and -operated vehicles that travel the United States every day testing the nation’s most reliable wireless network. Based at the company’s Network Operations Center outside Dallas, Ike, a four-wheel drive... - read more

Take A Drive With Verizon Wireless Test Men And Women

Question: How does Verizon Wireless ensure its network is not only the most reliable today, but is prepared for future growth and expansion? Answer: Through aggressive network investments, including ongoing testing and analysis conducted by a team of real-life test men and women. In 2009,... - read more

Verizon Wireless Updates 4G LTE Build-Out - Opps For Developers - And Media Q&A At CTIA WIRELESS 2010 In Las Vegas

WHO: Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless provider in the United States WHAT: Verizon Wireless hosts a one-hour discussion about the status of its 4G LTE wireless network build-out and efforts to build a 4G ecosystem of developers to fuel b2b devices, apps and consumer products. The... - read more

Verizon's Skype App To Be Available March 25

Today Verizon Wireless announced that its new Skype application for smartphones will be available starting March 25. The application will offer free Skype-to-Skype calling over Verizon's CDMA network, in additional to cheaper international calls. Customers need a Verizon Wireless smartphone... - read more

LG And Verizon Reach For The Sky With Cosmos Handset

Today Verizon Wireless and LG introduced the Cosmos, a new messaging phone that has a sideways slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Cosmos is compact, but offers built-in support for Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, on top of regular messaging services such as SMS, IM and email. The Cosmos has a... - read more

Skype Mobile For Verizon Wireless Available Thursday

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010® in Las Vegas, Verizon Wireless and Skype today announced Skype mobile™ will be available this Thursday, March 25, starting with nine Verizon Wireless 3G smartphones. Skype mobile uses the Verizon Wireless voice network for the wireless connection of the... - read more

Verizon Wireless And LG Mobile Phones Offer A Strikingly Hip Device

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) announced LG Cosmos™ will be available on March 25 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com. Equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for... - read more

CHARGE Anywhere® And Verizon Wireless Announce Mobile Payment Processing Solutions For Business

CHARGE Anywhere® LLC, a leading provider of secure mobile payment software and mobile payment gateway services, announced today that it has furthered its relationship with Verizon Wireless by offering a new Verizon Wireless billing option. This new billing option provides qualified... - read more

Enterprise Messaging From Verizon Wireless Offers Secure - Rapid - Cost-Effective Business Communications To Mobile Phones

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network said that industries ranging from healthcare to education rely on Enterprise Messaging from Verizon Wireless to send large numbers of 450-character text messages to... - read more

Verizon Wireless Launches Field Force Manager 3.2

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, today announced that Field Force Manager 3.2, the newest version of the company’s mobile worker management service, will be available on April 5. In... - read more

Verizon Wireless Plans eCommerce Mobile Payment Service

Verizon Wireless and Danal, Inc., the global pioneer and leader in charging eCommerce transactions directly to mobile phone accounts, said today that Verizon Wireless plans to launch Danal’s BilltoMobile™ payment service later this spring, enabling Verizon Wireless customers to... - read more

Verizon Wireless And Skype To Unveil Skype Mobile At CTIA WIRELESS 2010 In Las Vegas

WHO: Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless provider in the United States, and Skype, the company with the software that enables the world’s conversations WHAT: Verizon Wireless and Skype will hold a news conference during CTIA WIRELESS 2010® to unveil Skype mobile™. Speakers... - read more

Five Things To Do This Month With Your DROID

This March, Verizon Wireless customers with DROID by Motorola smartphones can add something new and different to their day-to-day routine. Whether customers are thawing out of winter in the Northeast, craving some fun in the sun, or looking for an Ethiopian restaurant in San Diego to stimulate... - read more

Game On For Verizon Wireless Customers With Palm Pre Plus Smartphones

Verizon Wireless customers with the Palm® Pre™ Plus can experience the most popular console games on the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network. Pre Plus smartphones operating on the Palm webOS™ platform offer customers exciting gaming... - read more

Verizon Wireless CASIO G'zOne Brigade Offers Businesses A Tough Exterior For Extreme Conditions

Verizon Wireless and CASIO today announced that the water, dust and shock resistant CASIO® G’zOne Brigade™ is available today. The CASIO Brigade is the perfect device for business customers in industries such as construction, public safety and utilities who need devices that... - read more

Verizon's First LTE Handset Coming Mid-2011

In a recent interview, Verizon Wireless' chief technology officer, Tony Malone, indicated that the company will have a Long Term Evolution handset ready for the market by the middle of 2011. That's about six months sooner than Verizon had expected. Malone noted that the device won't be... - read more

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Testing Promises Significantly Faster Speeds Than Current 3G Networks

Verizon Wireless announced today that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network field trials in the United States have demonstrated wireless data speeds that are significantly faster than today’s 3G network speeds. Trials in Boston and Seattle indicate the network is capable of peak... - read more

Verizon To Score Microsoft's 'Pink' Phones By Summer

According to an unnamed source cited by Reuters, Verizon Wireless plans to sell two new devices from Microsoft that are not Windows Phone 7 handsets. Reuters' source says that the two new phones are being developed under the code name "Pink" and they will be aimed at heavy users of social... - read more

Non-Profits Set Up Mobile Giving For Chile

U.S. carriers were quick to react over the weekend with mobile giving programs after the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile early Saturday. Similar to the tragedy that struck Haiti, the major U.S. carriers mobilized and provisioned short codes for use in mobile giving campaigns to... - read more

Apps For Everyone On Palm Pre Plus And Palm Pixi Plus

Whether a student, mom or business professional, Verizon Wireless customers with new Palm® smartphones can get down to work or play with a wide variety of applications running on the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless network. Operating on the Palm webOS™ platform, both... - read more

Droid - Imagio Can Become FiOS TV Remotes

Today Verizon Wireless announced a partnership with its parent company, Verizon Communications, that will allow subscribers to Verizon's FiOS TV services to use their Motorola Droid or HTC Imagio as a remote control. The Verizon FiOS Mobile Remote app lets the Droid and Imago do everything that... - read more

Verizon Wireless And Skype Join Forces To Create A Global Mobile Calling Community

At the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Verizon Wireless and Skype today announced a strategic relationship that will bring Skype to Verizon Wireless smartphones in March. The new Skype mobile™ product enhances Verizon Wireless’ smartphones for users who have data plans by... - read more

Vodafone - Verizon Wireless And nPhase Announce Strategic Alliance To Provide Global M2M Solutions

Vodafone, Verizon Wireless and nPhase, a Verizon Wireless / Qualcomm Joint Venture, today announced they are forming a strategic alliance aimed at accelerating the adoption of global machine-to-machine (M2M) deployments by simplifying the remote management and monitoring of devices spread across... - read more

Verizon Wireless Location-Enabled Mobile Broadband Devices Broaden GPS Capabilities For The Enterprise

Verizon Wireless today announced that businesses can now use select Mobile Broadband PC cards and USB modems with a variety of third-party Location Based Services (LBS) applications for navigation, in-vehicle tracking, geo-fencing and more. Location-Enabled Mobile Broadband uses the... - read more

Verizon Wireless Global Enterprise And Government Team Boost Portfolio With Routing Customization Solution

Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of Dynamic Mobile Network Routing to improve and enhance the ability of enterprise customers to seamlessly integrate their wireline and wireless networks. The solution will be part of an expanding portfolio of wireless offerings available to... - read more

Verizon Wireless Supports Text4baby Program

Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, said today that it is participating in text4baby – a new, free mobile information service providing timely health information to pregnant women and new moms through a... - read more

Motorola DEVOUR Brings MOTOBLUR To Verizon Wireless 3G Data Network

Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc. today announced the availability of Motorola DEVOUR™ in March. Motorola DEVOUR will be the first Verizon Wireless phone to feature MOTOBLUR™, Motorola’s unique Android™-powered content delivery service created to make wireless phones... - read more

Verizon Wireless Launches VZ Navigator 5.0

Verizon Wireless, provider of the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network, today announced the launch of VZ Navigator® 5.0, the newest version of its award-winning map, navigation and local search service, which helps users find their way around town. Powered by TeleCommunication... - read more

Verizon Pushes Free Calling To Haiti Out To Feb. 14

Today Verizon Wireless said that it is extending its free calling services to Haiti from Verizon landline and mobile phones to February 14. The program was originally set to expire Jan. 31. Source: Phonescoop - read more