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More Music On BlackBerry Smartphones From Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless said today it is bringing more music to many of its BlackBerry® smartphone customers with the introduction of the exclusive slotRadio+ microSD card. Designed by SanDisk, the slotRadio+ microSD card combines 1,000 popular songs featuring top-charting Billboard® artists... - read more

Get The Nations Most Reliable 3G Network On New Palm webOS Phones

Today’s availability of Palm® Pre™ Plus and Palm Pixi™ Plus will bring the Palm webOS™ experience to the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network. The reach and reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network will provide customers with a 3G... - read more

Verizon Waives Calling Fees To Haiti

Today Verizon Wireless joined T-Mobile and Cricket in waiving calling fees from both its wireless and wireline customers to Haiti. Verizon customers in Haiti will not be charged to call the U.S. Verizon Wireless said it will waive all extra calling fees retroactive to the time of the earthquake... - read more

Verizon Offers Free FiOS DVR App To Droid

Verizon Wireless recently made a free application available to its Android customers via the Android Market. The app, which is called Verizon FiOS Mobile, allows Android users to program their FiOS DVRs remotely from their wireless devices. The app also lets them browse and search TV... - read more

Verizon Wireless Offers Simple - Affordable Convenience With New Unlimited Voice Plans

New monthly service plans from Verizon Wireless make connecting to the nation’s most reliable wireless network easier than ever. Beginning Jan. 18, customers may sign up for a new Nationwide Unlimited Talk plan that allows customers to call anyone in the United States for $69.99 monthly... - read more

Palm webOS Arrives On Verizon Wireless Network With A Plus

Today at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, Verizon Wireless and Palm, Inc. announced the Jan. 25 availability of Palm® Pre™ Plus and Palm Pixi™ Plus, bringing the Palm webOS™ experience to customers on the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G... - read more

Motorola Planning Second Maintenance Update For Droid

Today Motorola said that it is planning to release a second system software maintenance update for the Droid device. Motorola said it is incorporating customer feedback to make further improvements and changes in the system software. It didn't provide a timeframe. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Deck The DROID By Motorola With Apps A Plenty

Twas’ the night of holiday splendor and all through the land, Verizon Wireless customers were buying cool apps with the DROID by Motorola in hand. This holiday season, customers can rely on the DROID by Motorola to help them ease holiday stress and manage demands of the season. Whether... - read more

Verizon Wireless Updates LTE Specs

Today Verizon Wireless announced that it has revised the specifications developers will need to use to build devices that can access its Long Term Evolution network in the 700MHz band. The new specs include updated network access and SMS requirements, new information about lab and signaling... - read more

Verizon Wireless Adds TLC To V CAST Mobile TV Lineup

Verizon Wireless said today it has added TLC as one of its exclusive channels on V CAST Mobile TV. TLC is part of Discovery Communications, and now popular shows such as “Cake Boss;” “What Not to Wear;” “Little People, Big World” and “18 Kids and... - read more

Verizon Wireless Updates Specifications For 4G LTE 700 MHz Devices

Verizon Wireless today announced it will host a webcast on Jan. 20, 2010, to review updated specifications for wireless devices that will run on the nationwide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network it is building on the Upper 700 MHz C-Block spectrum. Released today, the updated specifications... - read more

Verizon Wireless Pushing Out OTA Fix For Eris

Verizon Wireless has started updating the HTC Droid Eris in small batches via an over-the-air system update. Some of the fixes include better SMS/MMS compatibility with other devices; improvements to the on-screen mute and speakerphone keys; quicker call ending with two presses of the end key;... - read more

Verizon Is Pushing Out The Motorola Droid Update

Today Verizon Wireless said that it has begun sending the over-the-air update to a small set of Motorola Droids. The update is being rolled out in phases, and more will begin to receive the update link in the next week. The update is identified as ESD56, and it provides systemwide changes from... - read more

HTC Eris To Receive Android 2.0 Update In Early 2010

Today Verizon Wireless spokesperson Brenda Raney said in an email to Phone Scoop that the HTC Droid Eris will be updated to at least Android 2.0 -- with Google Maps Navigation and Sense UI -- during the first quarter of 2010. Depending on the timing, the Eris may even be updated to Android... - read more

Verizon Wireless Goes Rugged With The Casio GzOne Rock

Verizon Wireless and CASIO today introduced the new CASIO® G’zOne (pronounced Jeez_wun) Rock™ to Verizon Wireless’ growing line-up of rugged phones. Perfect for customers with active lifestyles, the Rock’s advanced G’zGear software operates in six modes,... - read more

Social Media Made Simple With Social Beat On Verizon Wireless Phones

Running on the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G network, Social Beat makes it easy for Verizon Wireless customers to stay fully connected to popular social media sites, including Facebook®, MySpace™ and Twitter®. Social Beat also displays more than 50... - read more

New App Brings Social Networks To Verizon Feature Phones

Today Verizon Wireless announced a new application that it is making available to a wide selection of feature phones on its network called Social Beat. The application, which was developed by iSkoot, will let Verizon customers access their social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and... - read more

Microsoft Opens Online Mobile Marketplace

Windows Marketplace for Mobile debuted in October as Microsoft's answer to smartphone app stores. As with Google's Android Market, Windows Mobile 6.5 users could initially only find and purchase apps from the device. Now Microsoft has published an online catalog to mirror its mobile storefront.... - read more

New Invention Addresses Lithium Battery Fires

A new technology to prevent lithium-ion batteries from catching fire or exploding in laptops and mobile phones may be on the market as soon as the first quarter of 2010, its inventor said on Wednesday. The invention, called Stoba, was developed at the Industrial Technology Research Institute... - read more

Samsung Convoy Joins Verizon Wireless Fleet Of Push To Talk Phones

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), announce the availability of the Samsung Convoy™, a rugged Push to Talk device with military specifications built to withstand the harshest of elements. The Convoy’s high-quality stereo speaker, extended... - read more

Ten Great Uses For Your Camera Phone

A camera phone can be handier than you think. Here are some innovative ways in which you can put yours to use. IN THE OFFICE Capture a whiteboard after a meeting. How many times have you left a meeting wishing that you could capture all the great ideas on a whiteboard or easel... - read more

Bring An Android Device Home For The Holidays With DROID ERIS By HTC Exclusively From Verizon Wireless

Beginning Nov. 6, DROID ERIS™ by HTC will invade Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the United States, bringing the power of the Android™ platform and the Verizon Wireless network together. DROID ERIS by HTC combines the popular Android platform with HTC Sense™, a... - read more

Verizon Wireless Introduces The BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone

Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone, an exciting new addition to the BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones. The slim BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone gives customers access to Verizon... - read more

HTCs Hero Comes To Verizon As Eris

Today Verizon Wireless announced its version of the HTC Hero, renamed the Droid Eris. The Eris shares most of the same basic features as its GSM and Sprint cousins, but is thinner and replaces many of the physical buttons with capacitive touch controls. The Eris uses HTC's customized Sense user... - read more

Verizon Announces The BlackBerry Curve 8530

Today Verizon Wireless announced that it will begin selling the BlackBerry Curve 8530, a CDMA variant of the 8520 that is for sale from T-Mobile. The 8530 has has 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1. It will support microSD cards up to 32GB, has a 3.5mm headset jack, 2 megapixel camera with video... - read more

Verizon Takes Samsungs Convoy On The Road

Today Samsung and Verizon Wireless announced the ruggedized Convoy, a new push-to-talk phone that meets mil-spec 810F standards for durability. It can withstand shock and dust resistance, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, altitude and low and high temperatures. The Convoy features... - read more

Mobile Operators And Vendors Join Forces On LTE Voice Services

A group of 12 mobile operators and vendors said Wednesday that they have agreed on a way to offer SMS (Short Message Service) and voice services on next-generation mobile network technology LTE (Long-Term Evolution). The goal of the initiative, called One Voice, is to ensure widespread... - read more

Leading 4G Network Build Verizon Wireless Also Focuses On Fueling LTE Ecosystem Collaboration

From the LTE Americas 2009 Conference, Tony Melone, Verizon Wireless senior vice president and chief technology officer, said in his keynote this morning that Verizon Wireless’ commitment to network leadership is elementary as it rolls out the nation’s first 4G Long Term Evolution... - read more

Verizon Wireless Confirms The Droid Can Be Tethered

Verizon Wireless has indicated that it will offer customers the ability to tether the Motorola Droid to act as a wireless modem for their laptops starting in early 2010. Uses can expect to pay an additional $15 above the normal smartphone data plan for this feature, which allows for up to 5GB of... - read more

Hello Humans: Droid By Motorola Arrives Next Week

High-speed Web browsing, voice-activated search, customizable large screen, access to thousands of Android applications and hundreds of widgets and the best 3G mobile network in the country: DROID by Motorola arrives on Nov. 6. Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest... - read more

A Powerful New Storm Rolls Onto Verizon Wireless Network On Oct. 28

Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry® Storm2™ smartphone will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications stores beginning Oct. 28. The BlackBerry Storm2 with BlackBerry® OS 5.0 evolves the BlackBerry® touchscreen platform with... - read more

VZ Navigator From Verizon Wireless Helps You Find � And Find Your Way To � Popular Destinations

More customers than ever before are using VZ Navigator(SM) from Verizon Wireless to find their way around town or around the world, or to search for the nearest restaurant, movie theater or gas station, the company said today at CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment® 2009. More than 65... - read more

PlayMaker Mobile On Verizon Wireless Phones Connects Fans Directly To Sports Stars

From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009®, Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of PlayMaker Mobile, a new mobile social networking application that gives fans using their Verizon Wireless feature phones unique access to an exclusive group of athletes. PlayMaker... - read more

Maple Story: Warrior From SkyZone Now Available On Verizon Wireless Phones

From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009® in San Diego, Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and SkyZone® Entertainment, Inc., a leading provider of premium mobile games, content and services with strong... - read more

Amdocs Helps Build Verizon Developer Community

From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009®, Verizon Wireless said today it is working with Amdocs Interactive, a division of Amdocs (NYSE: DOX), the leading provider of customer experience systems, to help build and grow the recently launched Verizon Developer Community (VDC). The VDC... - read more

Groundbreaking Agreement Between Verizon Wireless And Google To Leverage High-Speed Network And Open Android Platform For Wireless Innovation

Verizon Wireless and Google™ today announced a strategic partnership that will leverage the Verizon Wireless network and the best of the Android™ open platform to deliver leading-edge mobile applications, services and devices. Both companies view this agreement as an opportunity to... - read more

Calling All Developers: Help Select The Winners Of Verizon’s Apply Your Ideas Mobile Apps Contest

Verizon today announced the semi-finalists in its inaugural Apply Your Ideas mobile applications contest and invited registered members of the Verizon Developer Community to log on and cast their votes for the winners beginning Oct. 7. The company also introduced a diverse panel of judges who... - read more

Verizon Wireless, Google To Jointly Develop, Sell Handsets

Google Inc. and Verizon Wireless said they will work together to produce mobile devices based on the Internet-search giant's Android operating system that will access the telecom heavyweight's network, calling it a groundbreaking agreement. Verizon Wireless, jointly owned by Verizon... - read more

Verizon Wireless Announces 4G Venture Forum, Designed To Encourage Innovation For Advanced Mobile Networks

Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless provider, announced today the creation of the 4G Venture Forum (4GVF), a new initiative which uniquely brings together financial investment, product incubation and market validation for products and services that will harness fourth... - read more

Did You Know? Verizon Wireless Has Nation’s Largest And Most Reliable 3G Wireless Network

Verizon Wireless, the first wireless provider to offer 3G speeds, today has the largest and most reliable 3G network coverage area in the United States. The Verizon Wireless 3G data network provides its customers in more locations than any other wireless carrier with the ability to: Browse... - read more

Developers: The Verizon Wireless LTE Innovation Center Lab Opens

From CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2009, Verizon Wireless took another step in delivering on its promise of collaborative innovation over the upcoming fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network with the opening of the lab at the Verizon Wireless LTE Innovation Center. In... - read more

RIM Patches BlackBerry Phishing Flaw

Research In Motion (NSDQ: RIMM ) issued a security patch that fixes a vulnerability that potentially leaves BlackBerry users open to phishing attacks. The flaw enables a malicious coder to trick BlackBerry users into visiting a potentially malicious Web site by making the device think the... - read more

Verizon Wireless And Georgia Institute Of Technology Team Up To Lead Wireless Innovation

Verizon Wireless announced today it has committed $100,000 and a variety of wireless devices to the 2009/2010 Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center’s (GT-RNOC) Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC). The company’s open development group will sponsor a category of the... - read more

Verizon Wireless And Motorola Introduce The Motorola Entice W766

Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the availability of the Motorola Entice™ W766. Designed for one-touch access to popular features such as a music player, camera and speakerphone, this feature-packed phone offers a classic flip design that will keep customers... - read more

Verizon Wireless Is Leading The Way To 4G With Laser Focus On Core Competencies And Collaboration

At the 2009 PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show, Tony Melone, Verizon Wireless senior vice president and chief technology officer, detailed the company’s roadmap for rolling out the nation’s first 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network. In his keynote this morning, Melone said,... - read more

Enhance Indoor Cellular Coverage With The Verizon Wireless Network Extender

For Verizon Wireless customers, enhancing wireless coverage inside homes where location, geography or structural conditions interfere with reception is easy. All they have to do is purchase the Verizon Wireless Network Extender by Samsung online, by phone or at Verizon Wireless Communications... - read more

Samsung Rogue From Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless and Nuance Communications, Inc., today announced that the new Samsung Rogue™, exclusively available from Verizon Wireless, features innovative speech capabilities powered by Nuance Mobile. Samsung Rogue users will not only be able to access and launch a variety of... - read more

Verizon Wireless Announces Two New Messaging Phones - Samsung Rogue And Samsung Intensity

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the availability of two new messaging phones – the Samsung Rogue™ and the Samsung Intensity™. Samsung Rogue The Samsung Rogue is a sleek messaging phone with a full touch display that... - read more

Roam The Web Wirelessly

Verizon Wireless announced the new Verizon Wireless UMW190, a USB wireless modem developed by Personal Communications Devices, LLC, will be available today. Perfect for business travelers and others who need to access the Internet and e-mail while on the go, the UMW190’s 3G capabilities... - read more

Robocalls To Be Illegal Starting September 1

Automated "robocalls" that come from companies will become illegal starting on September 1. Any company that places unsolicited or automated calls to consumers in an attempt to sell products will be violating the law and subject to a fine of up to $16,000 per call. Some exceptions apply. Banks,... - read more