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Motorola Droid Ultra

Motorola starting software soak test for Verizon Droids

Attention, owners of the Verizon Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Mini and Droid Maxx: Motorola has just sent out invites for a software "soak test" for the trio of devices. Nothing definite, but that could well mean Android 4.4 KitKat is on its way. (Or it could be a lesser version. We've got our...
T-Mobile

T-Mobile nearing deal to buy 700MHz spectrum from Verizon

In return, Verizon to receive cash and AWS spectrum in certain markets T-Mobile could potentially be ready to wrap up a big deal for some of Verizon's spectrum. According to a report from Bloomberg, the carriers are nearing a deal to transfer 700MHz "A block" spectrum from Verizon to T-Mobile...
SIM cards

CTIA, FCC come to agreement on cellphone unlocking terms

Customers to be notified proactively of unlocked status, get devices unlocked for free The CTIA has announced today it has come to an agreement with the FCC regarding cellphone unlocking. The five largest carriers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular — have signed-on with a...
Samsung Galaxy S4

Small OTA update hitting Verizon Galaxy S4 with various fixes

Third-party charger issue purportedly fixed A small follow-up update to the original jump to Android 4.3 back in October is hitting Verizon Galaxy S4's today with a few small fixes and improvements. According to the Verizon support document for the update, email connectivity has been improved,...
wood

Wood-backed Moto X leaked yet again, this time with a Verizon logo

If you're waiting on the wood, know that it's still coming We know they are coming. Motorola has even said as much. So tonights' latest from @evleaks doesn't surprise us much. Pictured are those same Moto X phones everyone knows and loves, but with the highly desired hardwood backs.  I'm a bit...
Droid DNA

HTC and Verizon confirm Droid DNA Android 4.2.2 update

600MB update already landing on devices Both HTC and Verizon have confirmed that an update bringing Android 4.2.2 along with Sense 5 is on its way to Droid DNA owners today. It's certainly been a long time coming (as other HTC devices start to hit Android 4.4), but we'll never turn down such a...
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Verizon dramatically increases LTE network capacity in major cities

Network expands to 40MHz, double the largest available previously Following up on the admission that its network isn't up to par in major cities, Verizon has just quietly flipped the switch on massive LTE network enhancements across the country. Just one month ago Verizon CFO Fran Shammo ...
Verizon

AT&T and T-Mobile expected to bid for Verizon's 700MHz spectrum

Valuable block of spectrum could net Verizon a big profit on the sale Verizon may be considering a sale of its 700MHz "A block" spectrum, and its no surprise that T-Mobile and AT&T are both in line to make a bid for it. Although Verizon continues to actively use the 700MHz spectrum, it has...
White Droids

Verizon Droid Ultra + Droid Mini now available in white

Following some recent (and not-so-recent) leakage, the Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Mini have appeared in white on Verizon's online store. Nothing has changed besides the color of the phones' exterior — you're still basically looking at a Moto X-class device in a different form factor with added...
Motorola Droid Mini

Verizon Droid Mini shows up in white in leaked press render

It's the Droid Mini you know and love, now with a new color option Frequent device revealer @evleaks has posted a press render today of a Motorola Droid Mini in white, headed to Verizon. Details on an exact price and availability aren't known, but there isn't much to the imagination here....
Chromecast

Verizon the latest retailer to begin selling Chromecast

Listed as an online-only accessory for now The days of constrained Chromecast supply are long gone, as Verizon is yet another retailer selling the $35 TV dongle. Coming in right behind Motorola which just started selling Google's accessory and long after both Amazon and Google Play have offered...
Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1

Verizon introduces $5 'Daily Plan' 300MB data pass for tablets

New plan targeted at infrequent mobile data users Verizon is hoping to get more people hooked on mobile data for their tablets with a new $5 "Daily Plan." The new plan slots in below the previous low offering of $20 for 1GB of data each month, and gives you 24 hours of access to 300MB of data,...
Verizon home buttons

Verizon launches Samsung Galaxy S3 + S4 Minis

New Verizon home buttons now available If you want a pint-sized Samsung phone with a full-sized carrier logo on the home key, Verizon Wireless has launched two new devices that may pique your interest. As foretold, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy S4 Mini are available today from Verizon,...
HTC One Max

Verizon now selling the HTC One Max for $299

With exactly zero fanfare, Verizon today has begun selling the HTC One Max. It'll cost you $299 on contract, or $25.22 a month with the Verizon Edge plan. Outright, you'll be paying $599. The HTC One Max is a large — 5.9-inch display, but the phone itself is a bit bigger than that thanks to the...
Droid RAZR M, HD and MAXX HD

Motorola adds six more phones to Android 4.4 update list

List gives no indication of when updates will actually begin rolling out Motorola was quick to refresh its software support page to indicate which devices are set to receive Android 4.4, and it has just updated the page again with six more devices. Verizon and Motorola's 2012 Droid lineup are...
Moto X on Verizon

Motorola makes it official: Verizon's Moto X first to get Android 4.4 KitKat

Updates, in their usual staggered order, to begin pushing today No great surprise here, given that the soak test that just started said exactly that, but it's nice to see something official. Verizon's Moto will be the first in the line to receive Android 4.4 KitKat. Motorola does note that you...
Moto X

Moto Maker customized Moto X for Verizon just $49 on-contract until Nov. 18

Save an additional $50 on your custom Moto X this week It may be just a few days since Moto Maker went live for Verizon, but the carrier is putting out another discount on the handset. Following up on a $100 on-contract price drop that put the handset at just $99, you can now pick up a...
soak test

Verizon Moto X soak test invites going out again

Soak test invites follow closely on the heels of news that KitKat is coming 'in a matter of weeks' After hearing that the Moto X would be getting Android 4.4 soon, seeing Verizon users get a soak test invite is a bit intriguing. If you're not familiar, a soak test is where a group of people are...
Moto G

Verizon says it'll carry the Moto G on prepaid next year

If you're looking to get the new Moto G — be sure to check out our quick-look video — on Verizon when it's available here in the U.S. in early 2014, it looks like you're going to have to go prepaid to do it. The official VZWNews Twitter account this morning confirmed as such. The move to prepaid...
Verizon

Verizon CFO admits network isn't up to speed in big cities

Customers getting dropped from LTE to 3G because of 'capacity constraints' Speaking at an investor conference, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo admitted that his carrier's network isn't offering a high enough quality of service in big cities. Although it reminds everyone regularly that it has the nation'...

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