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Verizon to give discounts to customers with off-contract phones

Verizon is finally going to give you a discount for off-contract phones. Starting April 17th, customers of Big Red are going to be able to bring their own off-contract devices onto shared MORE Everything plans at a discount. No longer will they have to pay a subsidy fee for a subsidy they're not...
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LG Optimus Zone 2 brings KitKat to Verizon prepaid for $49.99

LG has added a new phone to its Android lineup on Verizon Wireless, the Optimous Zone 2. Definitely an entry-level device, the Optimus Zone 2 runs Android 4.4.2 features a 3.5-inch 480x320 display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and a 3-megapixel camera. LG's software on the Optimus Zone 2...
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Verizon giving 1GB of free data along with new tablet activations

Turns out T-Mobile isn't the only carrier with some tablet data incentives this week, as Verizon has just posted its own promotion for some "free" data. While it doesn't approach T-Mobile's offering of a completely free 200MB for the lifetime of your device, Verizon is giving customers who...
HTC M8 on Verizon

New HTC One packaging, specs revealed as Verizon model apparently sold on eBay

Buyer seemingly nabs 32GB M8 for $499.99, specs on box confirm earlier rumors Just a day after a purported set of new HTC One (M8) specs emerged online, we have further evidence of the phone's high-end internals, along with a cheeky look at its retail packaging. The device pictured above —...
Verizon Wireless buying spectrum and assets from Cincinnati Bell for $210 million

Verizon Wireless buying spectrum and assets from Cincinnati Bell for $210 million

Cincinnati Bell Wireless has entered into an agreement to sell its spectrum holdings and wireless infrastructure to Verizon Wireless. The deal, valued at $210 million will see Cincinnati Bell's customers transferred to Verizon "or other wireless providers" over the next 8-12 months, during which...
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Verizon Galaxy S5 price: $199.99 on contract, $599.99 outright

Shipping for April 11 global launch Last but by no means least when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S5, Verizon has put its pre-order page live at last. It will ship by the global launch date of April 11, and to pick one up you'll need to part with $199.99 – via a $50 mail in rebate – on a two-...
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HTC One M8 might turn up in red on Verizon

A quick snippet of information has been delivered by @evleaks this morning regarding a new color variant of the HTC One M8 and a possible destination. No images, just the message that a red version is headed the way of Verizon. It's not the first time we've heard reports of a red – and indeed a...
Verizon HTC One M8

The new HTC One M8 is buy-one-get-one-free on Verizon

A quick heads up that if you're in the market for a new HTC One M8 on Verizon, you can get in on a buy-one-get-one-free deal. That'd be two M8s (is in dos, not some new version of the M8 — because someone always asks) for the price of one. As for that price, it's $199 with a two-year contract, $...
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Verizon posts Q4 2013 earnings, wireless revenues reach $21.1 billion

1.7 million new customers, significant year-over-year increases in service and retail revenues Verizon has today posted its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2013, showing strong results for its wireless and wireline businesses. Focusing on the wireless side of the equation, Verizon...
Verizon HTC One Max users can get Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 starting Monday

Verizon HTC One Max users can get Android 4.4.2 starting Monday

Verizon's HTC One Max has a treat soon, says HTC executive director of product management Mo Versi. Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 have received approval, and will be making their way to users as early as Monday afternoon. HTC Verizon One Max Owners! We have received technical approval for Sense 5....

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Now that the Motorola Droid X2 is available and we've done our initial review of it for you all and gone hands-on we're sure some new owners are out there that may be looking to learn how to use one their freshly purchased device. Luckily for us, Verizon has posted up some pretty helpful how to videos which, should help minimize the learning curve if you are new to Android.  Jump on past the break if you're looking to learn more about your device.

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Here it is, folks. The Motorola Droid X2 on Verizon. Fresh out of the box. So there's nothing spectacular in that respect -- it's your typical Verizon/Motorola retail deal, with the microUSB cable and charger, and that's it.

As for the phone, as we've said before, and we'll say again once or twice before all is said and done, this isn't a big departure from the original Droid X. It's a step up, and some good steps at that. But if you're looking for some gigantic leap into the future, you might be left wanting.

Check out the video above, where we take our first look at the Droid X2 and put it up side by side with the original Droid X, and we'll be back with more soonest.

Droid X2 SpecsDroid X2 ForumsDroid X2 Accessories

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Those of you who placed a pre-order for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play might want to keep an eye on your email in-boxes. Word is some folks have been getting their shipping and tracking information sent to them indicating their devices should be arriving at their doors before the actual ship date of May 25. Anyone else get a notification? If so, drop us a comment and let us know.

Thanks, for sending this in Braden!

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You didn't really think the Droid Incredible would be left to languish with Froyo, did you, folks? (You certainly shouldn't, because HTC's said Gingerbread's coming. And to that end, a leaked Gingerbread ROM (Android 2.3.3) has made its way out of everybody's favorite Chinese ROM dumping ground and packaged up into flashable form.

If you're hoping for the latest and greatest version of Sense, well, you're going to be disappointed. But that's also why we keep telling you not to expect it. It ain't gonna happen.

If you're in the mood for a little hackery, check out the links below.

Download: XDA Developers; Source: 911HTC; Via: Android Central Forums

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Just a friendly reminder for all you Verizon customers out there. Tomorrow, will be a great day if you live in the any of the following areas:

  • Mobile, Ala.
  • Montgomery, Ala.
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.
  • Greater Fairfield and New London, Conn.
  • Bryan-College Station and Temple-Killeen, Texas

Verizon's also increased the LTE footprint in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans and Philadelphia.

Keep in mind though; you'll need a 4G LTE capable device in order to see any changes. Samsung Droid Charge and HTC Thunderbolt owners, you're in. The rest of you, well -- no such luck unless you're making use of a 4G modem offered by Verizon.We're pretty sure Phil will be 4G drunk by mid-afternoon so we're counting on him to tell us the second it actually goes live.

Full list of LTE-enabled cities is after the break.

Source: Verizon

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The Xperia Play isn't the only phone to go live on Verizon.com tonight, the Motorola Droid X2 has also appeared, ready to order.  $199.99 (with a new agreement) gets you Big Red's first dual-core phone, (Paging Mr. Bionic.  Please pick up the white courtesy phone), or if you prefer to buy things without getting tangled up in a contract it will set you back $449.99.

The DX2 is catching a lot of heat for not having an LTE radio, but for those who don't live or work in an area that will see any LTE love in the near future, it should make for a great phone.  It's all about the choices.

Source: VerizonThanks, THEURBANblend!

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After the messy launch of the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung Droid Charge, Verizon's launch of the Xperia Play looks to be right on track.  The pre-order page has gone live, and as announced the pricing is $199.99 with a contract and $449.99 if bought outright.  We also see that orders will ship out by May 25, so it looks like you gamer types can have your PlayStation Phone in your hands the same day they arrive in stores.

While it's not the dual-core monster many are waiting for, looking at Dieter's hands-on from Mobile World Congress we see that the gameplay looks butter smooth.  We also had a chance to fondle them at Google I/O earlier this month, and they are quite snappy performers.  We certainly wouldn't blame you if you picked up one of these beauties.  Join the discussion in the Xperia Play forums to make the wait a bit more tolerable!

Source: Verizon. Thanks, kly412!

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Now, we're not telling you how to spend your Thursday or anything. But if you're dying to get yourself a Motorola Droid X2 ahead of the next guy, it would behoove you to swing by a Verizon retailer tomorrow. Yeah, yeah, the official word is that online sales start tomorrow, and it'll be in stores May 26. But the unofficial word -- which we've received from a trio of sources -- is that this thing's been ready to go for the better part of a week now, and why wait any longer?

Oh, want another pic of a Droid X2 in store? Head on past the break.

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Hey, look at that. As soon as the Droid X2 is officially announced by Verizon, we start getting pics of some of the in-store materials, plus a live demo phone. Just a little bit to whet your appetite, you know? Now, to count the hours until we can preorder this puppy.

Thanks, xWiggy18x!

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Online orders begin May 19

Not much of a surprise at this point, after we leaked the launch date last week, but the Motorola Droid X2 officially will be released on Verizon on May 26, with online orders starting May 19. It'll go for $199 after contract and rebate. And with that, you'll get:

  • Android 2.2 (with the promise of an upgrade to Android 2.3)
  • 4.3-inch display with qHD resolution
  • 8MP rear camera
  • Dual-core 1GHz processor
  • Swype
  • 3G mobile hotspot
  • And all the other usual bells and whistles

All and all, a nice bump for one of our favorite phones of 2010. Presser's after the break.

More: Droid X2 forums

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When it comes to the HTC ThunderBolt, probably our biggest gripe is the spate of reboots. Look down, and, yep, there it goes again. It's one thing if it's a hacked phone with nightly builds -- and another if it's a stock consumer release.

But the good news is that some whiny blogger whined about it on Twitter, and Verizon responded with what you see above. Not that we had any doubt that HTC and Verizon are working to squash a bug or three, but it is nice to see it publicly.

Source: Twitter; More: ThunderBolt forums (1, 2, 3, 4)

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And the long slog of the that is the Motorola Droid X2's march to official release continues. Motorola and Verizon have now outed the follow-up to the original Droid X on their sites respective sites. Of course, we've already brought you pictures and video, plus full specs and a possible launch date. Go figure.

According to the Motorola's page, the Droid X2 will have a dual-core 1GHz processor and a qHD resolution. The phone will also follow its older brother, the Droid X, with a 4.3-inch display.

So it's getting close, that's for sure. Think that May 26 date's going to hold up?

Source: Verizon and Motorola

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The LG Revolution may be hitting shelves on May 26. Photos of the Best Buy listing for the device have surfaced, followed by inventory information that has the "in-stock" of May 25. Verizon has a history of launching phones on a Thursday -- and we'll see the Xperia Play and possibly the Droid X2 on May 26 -- so this is entirely possible.

Again, nothing is official until Verizon announces it --and we've seen supposed launch dates come and go all sprint -- so keep that in mind.

If you've been waiting patiently for the LG Revolution, which will be a 4G LTE device, your wait may come to an end next week.

Source: Droid Attic; via LG Revolution Forum

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Anyone with their RSS reader pointed toward Taiwan should know by now that today an Android 2.3.4 test build has leaked out for the HTC ThunderBolt. If you're not the sort who enjoys buggy test builds, better to stay away for now. But if you're the adventurous type, links to the source files and a rooted, flashable build are below.

Source: 911HTC; flashable download: XDA Developers

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Verizon announced today that it will be turning on its LTE coverage in a slew of cities this Thursday, May 19. Customers in the following cities will soon be cruising in the fast lane:

  • Mobile, Ala.
  • Montgomery, Ala.
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.

In addition, Verizon will be expanding its LTE network to cover a larger area in the following markets:

  • Denver, Colo.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.

What's it mean for you? If you're rocking an HTC ThunderBolt or Droid Charge, you'll now be able to take full advantage of LTE. For more details on just how wide your city’s LTE coverage will soon be, hit the source link for the full press releases.
 

Source: Verizon Wireless

Update: Chicagoland's getting a big boost, too. Full list of communities is after the break.

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Staying up nights wondering when the Droid X2 is going to drop? Well, wonder no more, as we've gotten our hot little hands on Verizon's internal listings. The Droid X2 is scheduled for direct fulfillment on May 19, with an in-store launch on May 26. That's five short days to wait for the initial shipments, and 12 days until the dual-core qHD device hits stores.

That's a pretty big sign that Verizon's not going to make a huge deal out of the Droid X2 launch, kind of like the Droid Incredible 2. Not surprising, we suppose.

Oh, and if you want more confirmation on the full X2 specs -- including 512MB of RAM and a Tegra 2 processor, we've got 'em after the break.

Thanks, anon!

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Read our Droid Charge review!

The Samsung Droid Charge has officially been on sale for less than 24 hours now, and a system update has already been released. Update ED2 is just a minor little thing, a 5.2-megabyte update that brings a couple of fixes to Samsung's Media Hub app. And the fixes are:

  • A software change was made to the Media Hub application to prevent downloading content over the 3G network. This application will only work in the 4G network or when using Wi-Fi to ensure quality and speed.
  • A pop up message was added to the Media Hub application to inform customers of the size of the download when in a 4G coverage area before downloading.

We're never really happy to see a software update that takes away functionality, but there you have it. So if you're dead set on using Media Hub over 3G, might wanna hold off on this one, folks.

More: Verizon Wireless. Thanks, Smarti277!

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Read our Droid Charge review!

Update: Verizon just e-mailed us and has officially confirmed the Droid Charge goes on sale at midnight Eastern tonight. Huzzah!

Word around the campfire is that The Samsung Droid Charge is finally going to go on sale tomorrow, May 14, and we've now got the internal notes to back that up. It's been a long road for the 4.3-inch LTE device. It was announced four months ago at CES. But its April 28 launch date was postponed in the wake of Verizon's LTE data outage. Can't say we blame anyone for that.

So, who's picking one up tomorrow?

Thanks, anon!

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HTC Thunderbolt owners, listen up! If you've not already received your OTA update then we have good news for you -- it's now rolling out to everyone. Go ahead, check for updates it should be there waiting for you. As noted, the whole process should take about 2 minutes to complete in which case your phone will reboot and you will be all up to date on the software level.

If you all remember this update, from a few weeks back then you'll know both are one and the same so you can expect better 3G connectivity and GPS along with better organization of SMS and MMS messages. If for any reason you're having issues, don't be afraid to hop into the Android Central forums to seek out some help.

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Read our exclusive HTC Merge preview

Well, will you look at that. More than seven months after we first got our hands on the Verizon-branded HTC Merge, it's finally headed to Verizon. But according to this screen shot we just got, it's only going to be available through third-party distribution, so don't look for it in a Big Red store.

Not familiar with the Merge? It first surfaced in the fall of 2010, sporting a great keyboard and world phone capability, meaning you can use it on overseas GSM networks (no LTE on this guy). But it had (and from what we've heard, still has) a fatal flaw -- Bing. It's had its Google location and search functionality stripped out and replaced with Microsoft's Bing. The Merge at one point was slated for a Q4 release on Verizon, but that never materialized.

So instead, we now find it relegated to third-party distribution only. That's not quite the same thing is a death sentence (and the Merge has since been announced on Alltel and Cellular South, which piggyback Verizon's network), but it's still a damn shame for such a nice piece of hardware from HTC. But these things happen.

We're trying to track down pricing and such, but figure it'll be in the $150-$199 range. Any more than that might be pushing it for, considering the pace at which newer (and faster) hardware is being released.

Thanks, anon!

HTC Merge Specs | HTC Merge ForumsHTC Merge Accessories

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