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Verizon's Galaxy Note II Arrives November 29

Verizon Wireless today announced that its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available November 29. Sorce: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Selling Some 700MHz Spectrum to Nortex

Verizon Wireless today announced one of its first sales of Lower A and B Block 700MHz spectrum licenses. This particular transaction will see Lower B Block 700MHz licenses transferred to Nortex Communications. Nortex is based in Muenster, Texas, and the spectrum covers four counties to the... - read more

Verizon Announces Modest LTE Expansion for November 15

Verizon Wireless has named several more markets that will gain access to its LTE 4G network beginning November 15. The new markets include Grand Junction, Colo.; Mount Vernon, Ill.; Lake of the Ozarks and Central, Mo.; Butte, Mont.; and Laramie and Rock Sprints, Wyo. According to Verizon,... - read more

Droid DNA Boasts 5-inch 1080p HP Display

HTC and Verizon Wireless today announced the Droid DNA, a new flagship Android phone with the first full 1080p HD display in a phone for the US. The 5-inch display has 440 ppi pixel density. The phone sports a curved glass front and a unibody solid polycarbonate curved back with matte... - read more

Verizon Adding Isis Support to RAZR M Via Jelly Bean Update

Verizon Wireless has provided details about the upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean system update for the Motorola Droid RAZR M. The update adds features specific to Jelly Bean, such as Google Now and Voice Search, actionable notifications, the new smart keyboard, and resizable widgets. The... - read more

Verizon Says LTE Network Will Be Done by Mid 2013

Verizon Wireless CFO Fran Shammo today said that the company's LTE 4G network will be fully built out by the middle of 2013. This is close to six months sooner than the company had previously said it would complete the network. According to Shammo, Verizon's LTE 4G network covers 250 million... - read more

Verizon Removing Its App Store from All Phones in January

Verizon Wireless today indicated via its developer blog that it will shutter the Verizon Wireless App Store come January 2013. Verizon launched its branded app store in March 2010 as an alternative to other established app stores. According to Verizon, it will notify owners of Android and... - read more

Stolen Phone Databases Go Live

The CTIA Wireless Association announced recently that the four major U.S. wireless network operators -- AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless -- have launched their databases of stolen cell phone IDs. The effort was kicked off in April and is meant to help curb the secondary... - read more

Verizon to Sell Nokia Lumia 822

Verizon Wireless today announced that it will soon offer the Nokia Lumia 822 smartphone. The 822 is a customized version of the Lumia 820, which was announced earlier this year. The external design has been altered a bit to make the device unique. It has a less rectangular look and replaces... - read more

Verizon Reveals Galaxy S III In Brown and Black

Verizon recently posted a teaser on its web site for "sapphire black" and "amber brown" versions of the popular Samsung Galaxy S III. The phone is currently available only in blue and white in most places, although AT&T also carries an exclusive red version. Verizon's site says that the... - read more

Verizon to Reach 400 LTE Markets This Month

Verizon Wireless today provided an update on the progress of its LTE network deployment. Verizon Wireless said that it will reach 400 covered markets by October 18, about two months ahead of schedule, when it adds Marquette, Michigan. The roll-out will continue for the rest of the year and... - read more

Droid RAZR HD and MAXX HD Go On Sale October 18

Verizon Wireless today announced that the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD (pictured) will be available starting October 18. The Droid RAZR HD will be sold in black or white with 16GB of internal storage. The MAXX HD will be sold in black with 32GB of internal storage. Source:... - read more

Verizon Pushing Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to Galaxy Nexus

Verizon Wireless has detailed the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Jelly Bean update, which is being delivered over the air, hits the Verizon Galaxy Nexus weeks after the Sprint version and months after the international version. It adds features such as... - read more

HTC Bringing Windows Phone 8 To Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile

HTC today announced its first two phones for Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 OS. HTC has exclusive use of the Windows Phone 8 brand for the actual phone model names. The flagship model will be called the "Windows Phone 8X by HTC", and the lower-end model, the "Windows Phone 8S by HTC".... - read more

Verizon Won't Charge for FaceTime Over Cellular

Verizon Wireless today said that users of iOS 6 devices will be able to use the FaceTime feature over Verizon's cellular network without paying extra for it. The feature will be available to the iPhone 5 and other Apple devices as a part of their monthly data allotment. The service can also... - read more

Droid RAZR M Arrives at Verizon Stores Sept. 13

Motorola and Verizon Wireless today announced that the RAZR M Android smartphone will go on sale September 13. It is a compact device that still includes a 4.3-inch AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera, and LTE 4G. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Wireless Offering Android Security Apps

Verizon Wireless today announced two custom-made security applications for Android devices. The apps were created through a joint venture between Verizon Wireless, Asurion, and McAfee and are meant to help protect consumers from malware and other threats. Verizon Mobile Security Basic is a... - read more

Verizon Adds the Samsung Stellar to Its Device Roster

Verizon Wireless today announced the Samsung Galaxy Stellar, a mid-range Android smartphone that includes a 4-inch WVGA display. The Stellar is what Samsung calls Samsung Approved For Enterprise, or SAFE, which means it has features businesses like, including 256-bit encryption, and support... - read more

Verizon Announces the Pen-Powered LG Intuition

Verizon Wireless and LG today announced the Intuition, a rebranded version of the LG Vu, which has a 5-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and 650 NIT brightness rating. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Intuition offers a note-taking application called QuickMemo, which can be used... - read more

Verizon Intros Suite of Apps for Visually Impaired

Verizon Wireless today announced the Mobile Accessibility Suite, a collection of applications and services that will allow visually impaired customers to use their Android smartphones more effectively. The suite bundles together 10 separate apps that make it easier for the visually impaired... - read more

Verizon's Shared Data Plans Range Up to 20GB

Verizon Wireless has confirmed that it offers an expanded series of shared data plans beyond those listed on its web site. Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney said that customers can ask for and sign up for the higher-limit plans when in a Verizon store or via the phone, but they aren't... - read more

HTC Rezound Gains Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Verizon Wireless today confirmed that it is pushing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich system update to the HTC Rezound. The update can be downloaded over the air, and Rezound owners will be notified when the update is ready for their device. Source: Phonescoop - read more

BlackBerry Curve 9310 Picked Up by Verizon

Verizon Wireless today added the Research In Motion BlackBerry Curve 9310 to its roster of BlackBerries. The 9310 is an entry-level smartphone that runs BlackBerry OS 7.1 and includes a 3.2-megapixel camera, full QWERTY keyboard with a dedicated BlackBerry Messenger button, GPS and... - read more

Verizon Reintroduces Android Data Widget

Verizon Wireless has made its Android data widget available once again via the Google Play Store. The widget was discontinued before the debut of Verizon's new Shared Everything plans, which launched June 28. The new widget brings with it compatibility with the Shared Everything plans, but... - read more

HTC Incredible 4G LTE Goes On Sale July 5

Verizon Wireless today announced that the HTC Incredible 4G LTE goes on sale starting July 5. The Incredible 4G LTE runs Android 4.0 and HTC's Sense 4.0 user interface, and features a 4-inch super LCD qHD display; 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm... - read more

Samsung Intensity III for Verizon Includes 'Fake Call'

Verizon Wireless today announced the Samsung Intensity III, a sideways slider that runs a feature phone operating system and offers a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging. The Intensity III includes a 2-megapixel camera, 2.4-inch QVGA (240 x 320) TFT screen, voice commands, VZ Navigator,... - read more

Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Go Global with Android 4.0

Verizon Wireless today announced that the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX will both begin receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update starting June 22. The update will be delivered over the air. In addition to the new system software, the update also makes the RAZR and RAZR MAXX... - read more

Verizon's 'Share Everything' Plans Arrive June 28

Verizon Wireless today announced new Share Everything plans. These are the first plans that allow Verizon customers to share voice, messaging, and data plans between multiple devices, including smartphones, feature phones, tablets, laptop dongles, and mobile hotspots. The basic plan requires... - read more

Verizon Scores the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE

Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, a new Android 4.0 smartphone that boasts a 4-inch super LCD qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, back-side illumination, and an... - read more

Verizon Wireless and Color Partner on Video Sharing Service

Verizon Wireless and Color today revealed a new partnership that is meant to make it more rewarding to share live video via Verizon's 4G LTE network when on the go. The new service allows smartphone users to broadcast their video with sound to Facebook and to friends that also have the Color... - read more

Verizon Lists Samsung Gusto 2

Verizon Wireless today announced that the Samsung Gusto 2 will go on sale in the coming weeks. The Gusto 2 is a simple flip phone with a 1.3-megapixel camera and DyVE (Dynamic Voice Enhancement) with noise suppression technology. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Wireless Announces the LG Lucid

Verizon Wireless today announced the LG Lucid, an Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone that supports Verizon's LTE 4G network and has a 4-inch display protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass. Verizon points out features such as the Lucid's Quick Reply feature which can be used to reject incoming... - read more

Verizon Drops Price of Family Locator Service

Verizon Wireless today said that it has dropped the price of its Family Locator service to a flat fee of $9.99 per month. Previously, the service had a base fee, plus a per-handset fee. Now, $9.99 covers all the phones on a family plan. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Plans to Cut Carbon 'Intensity' By 50%

Verizon Communications today published its sustainability report and has set some lofty goals for itself moving forward. Verizon wants to cut its carbon dioxide intensity by 50% by the year 2012. Carbon intensity is measured by the amount of energy needed to move data across Verizon's... - read more

Motorola Droid 4 Streets Feb 10

Verizon Wireless today announced that the Motorola Droid 4 will be available in stores starting February 10. The Droid 4 has a completely redesigned keyboard, 4.0-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera, and can be upgraded to Android 4.0. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Resurrects Double Data Promotion for 4G Phones

Verizon Wireless is resurrecting its double data promotion for its LTE 4G devices. Starting Friday, February 10 customers who subscribe to a 4G smartphone data plan will receive double the amount of monthly data, said Verizon in an email to Phone Scoop. For example, someone who chooses the... - read more

Verizon Prepping Maintenance Update for Droid RAZR

Verizon Wireless has shared the details about a forthcoming software update headed to the Motorola Droid RAZR. The update does not include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but does introduce a wide range of enhancements and bug fixes. Some of the applications affected include the mobile... - read more

Casio G'zOne Commando Update Adds Push-to-Talk

Verizon Wireless has made a system update available to the Casio G'zOne Commando that adds support for free push-to-talk services. The update also makes improvements to security, replaces the V CAST Video app with Verizon Video, adds new system alerts, and fixes a variety of bugs. The update... - read more

LG Spectrum On Sale Today from Verizon

Verizon Wireless today announced that the LG Spectrum is now available for sale at Verizon Wireless. The Spectrum runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradeable to Android 4.0) and supports Verizon's LTE 4G network. Source: Phonescoop - read more

BlackBerry Curve 9370 Hits Verizon Stores Today

Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9370 at Verizon Wireless. The Curve 9370 supports Verizon's 3G network in the U.S. and is a global device that can roam onto the GSM/EDGE networks overseas. The 9370 also included support for near-field communications.... - read more

LG Announces Spectrum for Verizon

LG today announced the Spectrum for Verizon, following in the footsteps of the Revolution announced at this time last year. The Spectrum sports 4G LTE and a 4.5-inch true HD IPS display, like the Nitro for AT&T. It also sports a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel main... - read more

Verizon Wireless Announces Global JetPack

Verizon Wireless today announced the ZTE JetPack, a new mobile hotspot that will work on Verizon's CDMA/LTE networks in the U.S., as well as the GSM/HSPA networks in other countries. The JetPack can reach download speeds between 5 - 12Mbps and upload speeds between 2 and 5Mbps over LTE in... - read more

Verizon Wireless Announces BlackBerry Curve 9370

Verizon Wireless today announced the BlackBerry Curve 9370, a dual-mode world phone that has quad-band EDGE for roaming and CDMA/EVDO for use in the U.S. It has 1GB of internal storage. It has a 2.44-inch display with 360 x 480 pixels and RIM's Liquid Graphics; optical trackpad; 800MHz... - read more

Verizon and Motorola Debut the Droid 4

Verizon Wireless today announced the Motorola Droid 4, the fourth-generation Android device that has a 4-inch qHD display and support for Verizon Wireless's Long Term Evolution 4G network. The Droid 4 is a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. The... - read more

Motorola, Verizon Announce Droid RAZR MAXX

Motorola and Verizon today announced the Droid RAZR MAXX, a new flagship Droid RAZR phone. The MAXX boasts a massive 3300 mAh battery that can sustain 21 straight hours of talk time, yet measures only 8.9 mm thick (compared to the Droid RAZR's 7.1 mm.) The display measures 4.3 inches and... - read more

Verizon's Galaxy Nexus Launches December 15 for $299

Verizon Wireless today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will go on sale Thursday, December 15. The Galaxy Nexus runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and can use Verizon's Long Term Evolution 4G network. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Says Carrier IQ Software Not on Its Phones

Carrier IQ software is not installed on any of the phones sold by Verizon Wireless, according to a tweet posted by Verizon Wireless spokesperson Jeffrey Nelson. "To be 100% clear: Carrier IQ is *not* on Verizon Wireless phones," tweeted Nelson. Carrier IQ has come under fire recently for its... - read more

Backup Assistant Plus Latest Option for Verizon Users

Verizon Wireless today called attention to a recently released service called Backup Assistant Plus. The service, which became available with the launch of the Motorola RAZR and HTC Rezound, lets Verizon Wireless customers backup their contacts, email, and multimedia content (pictures,... - read more

Verizon Announces the Casio Gz'One Ravine 2

Verizon Wireless and Casio today announced the Gz'One Ravine 2, a mil-spec rugged flip phone. The Ravine 2 meets mil-spec 810G for protection against immersion, water, shock and dust, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, altitude, and low and high temperatures. It is global phone... - read more

Verizon Updates BlackBerry 9930 Bold - 9850 Torch

Verizon Wireless has made operating system updates available to both the Research In Motion BlackBerry 9930 Bold and 9850 Torch. Both are being updated to OS version and include extensive change logs. Both devices see numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements (touch screen... - read more