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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

AT&T Launching Location-Centric Garmin Nuvifone

AT&T said Tuesday it would release the Garmin Nuvifone G60 Sunday, and the touch-screen handset could be useful to road warriors looking to ditch their personal navigation devices. The smartphone integrates location-based services into multiple aspects of the proprietary Linux-based... - read more

AT&T Gives iPhone MMS Support

AT&T rolled out software Friday to give iPhone users the long-awaited ability to support multimedia messaging service. The lack of MMS capabilities has long been a hole in the iPhone platform, as competitors such as BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and even most entry-level handsets have been... - 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

AT&T To Offer Remote PC Repairs Without System Booting

AT&T is upgrading its remote PC repair service that will allow technicians to resolve issues without a customer fully booting a computer, the company said on Thursday. Technicians from AT&T's Tech Support 360 service were previously able to remotely fix customers' PC problems only... - 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

AT&T To Offer Free Wi-Fi To Windows Mobile Phones

Today AT&T said that beginning September 14, it will offer free access to its network of Wi-Fi hotspots to Windows Mobile devices. The service will first be available on Samsung's Jack, Propel Pro and Epix Windows Mobile devices and AT&T will support all Windows Mobile 6.5 devices moving... - 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

Virgin Mobile Confirms Rumor 2 Rumor

Today Virgin Mobile said that it will soon be offering the LG Rumor 2 messaging phone. The Rumor 2 has a QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth and 1.3 megapixel camera. It is also offered by Sprint, which recently agreed to acquire Virgin Mobile. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Free Services And Features Make Verizon Wireless A Great Value

The nation’s most reliable wireless network gets even better with complimentary features and services from Verizon Wireless. With most wireless service options, Verizon Wireless customers not only get the security of the nation’s most reliable wireless network, but also a host of... - read more

Verizon Extends V CAST Video To BlackBerry Storm

Verizon Wireless announced that it is launching V CAST Video services for the BlackBerry Storm today. Verizon notes that the Storm is the first smartphone in its lineup to have access to the V CAST repertoire of content, which includes full-length television programs and live sporting events.... - read more

AT&T To Officially Mandate Data Plans For All Smartphones

AT&T has officially confirmed that starting on September 6, any customer using a smartphone will need to subscribe to a data plan. AT&T said in a statement, "Smartphone users tend to consume a higher amount of data services, like advanced e-mail, mobile Web, applications and more. Being... - read more

Samsung Gravity 2 Hits Retail at T-Mobile

T-Mobile announced that the Samsung Gravity 2 is available starting today for $30 after rebates with new contract. The Gravity 2 is a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard and support for T-Mobile's 3G network. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Wireless Intros World-Roaming Modem

Today Verizon Wireless announced the ZTE AD3700, a new wireless modem for laptops that supports Verizon's EVDO Rev. A network here in the U.S., as well as GSM, EGDE, UMTS, and HSPA networks abroad. The AD3700 connects to laptops via USB and supports Windows Vista/XP/2000 operating systems. It... - read more

J.D. Power And Associates Ranks Verizon Wireless As A Leader In Customer Care

J.D. Power and Associates ranked Verizon Wireless at the top of its 2009 Wireless Customer Care Performance Study(SM) – Volume 2, issued today. The study, which was conducted in the first half of the year, also named Alltel in a three-way tie with Verizon Wireless and another carrier. In... - read more

Verizon Wireless And ZTE USA Introduce AD3700

Verizon Wireless and ZTE USA introduce the AD3700, a Mobile Broadband USB modem with global connectivity. The consumer-friendly AD3700 gives customers access to high-speed networks in more than 175 destinations including Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO), Global System for Mobile communications... - read more

Apply Your Ideas Contest From Verizon Invites All Developers To Create Innovative Mobile Applications

Verizon Wireless is calling on all mobile applications developers to enter their most innovative applications in the Apply Your Ideas contest beginning Aug. 14. The contest encourages developers to get creative and is designed to uncover the coolest and most appealing applications for smartphone... - read more

BlackBerry Tour From Verizon Wireless

The BlackBerry® Tour™ from Verizon Wireless lets corporations equip their mobile workforces with e-mail, the Internet, business applications, corporate information, and the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G wireless network. This global workhorse features the easy-to-use... - read more

Verizon Wireless Field Force Manager Helps

Field Force Manager has been helping business customers improve productivity, reduce operational costs and increase revenue since its inclusion in the Verizon Wireless business application lineup in 2006. Companies such as NiSource, a distributor of electricity and natural gas, use Field Force... - read more

Back To School Can Mean Selecting A Young Persons First Phone

Pencils? Check. Textbooks? Check. Cell phone? For families thinking of providing a first cell phone to their youngsters, Verizon Wireless offers tips and considerations so that the experience is a positive one for both parents and their children. Simple yet cool. Phones that get the basics... - read more

Visual Voicemail Headed to Android Via T-Mobile

T-Mobile has released a new set of software for the Android platform via the Android Market. The App Pack recommends a number of applications to help users customize their myTouch 3G Android device. T-Mobile is also pushing its own applications including My Account, Visual Voicemail and Mobile... - read more

Samsung and AT&T Make the Solstice Official

Today Samsung and AT&T announced the availability of the Samsung Solstice. The Solstice has quad-band GSM/EDGE and dual-band 850/1900 3G radios, and features a three-inch touchscreen. It runs the TouchWiz user interface and has a landscape software QWERTY keyboard for text and data input. It... - read more

T-Mobile Brings HTCs Touch Pro2 Stateside

Today T-Moble USA announced that it will make the HTC Touch Pro2 Windows Mobile 6.1 phone available starting August 12. The Touch Pro2 has a 3.6-inch sliding screen that reveales a full QWERTY keyboard and tilts up for easier viewing. The Touch Pro2 will also support T-Mobile's 3G network, and... - read more

Sprint Nextel To Acquire Virgin Mobile USA

Sprint Nextel Corporation and Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., announced today that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement for Sprint to acquire Virgin Mobile USA for a total equity value of approximately $483 million, which includes the value of Sprint’s current 13.1%... - read more

Sidekick LX 2009 Now Supports Microsoft Exchange Email

Today T-Mobile announced via its forums that Sidekick Sync for the Sidekick LX 2009 is now available. Sidekick Sync will let Sidekick users access and use their Microsoft Exchange account, and supports push email, and full calendar and contacts syncing. The application must be downloaded from... - read more

AT&T Bundles Facebook - Twitter and MySpace Into One App

Today AT&T announced a new application called AT&T Social Net. The free download lets users log into and access their Facebook, Twitter and MySpace accounts from one application. AT&T Social Net has a carousel-based user interface that allows users to switch between social networks.... - read more

Verizon Wireless Announces App Store Details

Today at its own developer conference, Verizon Wireless shared a number of details about its upcoming VCAST apps store and partnerships with Qualcomm, Research In Motion, and Microsoft. Verizon noted that it does not want to compete with RIM and Microsoft's own app stores, and will work so that... - read more

Verizon Wireless Smartphones Give Customers More Choices

The new BlackBerry® Tour™ smartphone from Verizon Wireless is part of an extensive lineup of smartphones, available to customers at an array of price points that fit every budget and lifestyle. Because every Verizon Wireless smartphone runs on the nation’s largest and most... - read more

Verizon Wireless Improves Developer Opportunities

As Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and data network, hosts its first-ever Verizon Developer Community applications conference in San Jose, Calif., the company announced an agreement with Qualcomm to promote growth on... - read more

Verizon Developer Community Is Open For Business

More than 500 mobile applications developers and others involved in the mobile apps marketplace gathered today in Silicon Valley for the first-ever Verizon Developer Community (VDC) Conference, where the company announced the launch of its developer portal (www.developer.verizon.com) and the... - read more

T-Mobile Snags Samsungs Comeback and Gravity 2

Today T-Mobile and Samsung announced the addition of two new handsets in T-Mobile's line up. The Samsung Comeback and Gravity share a number of features. They both have quad-band GSM/EDGE 1700MHz UMTS/HSDPA 3G, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, 2 megapixel camera with video capture and support for microSD... - read more

Verizon To Open GPS On Samsung Omnia

Today Verizon Wireless said it is going to provide a software update for the Samsung Omnia that unlocks the GPS and lets it interact with third-party applications, such as Google Maps. The software is available from Verizon Wireless as a download. Source: Phone Scoop - read more

AT&T Lands The Sony Ericsson C905a CyberShot Shooter

Today AT&T and Sony Ericsson announced the addition of the CyberShot C905a to AT&T's lineup of camera phones. The C905a's primary feature is an 8.1 megapixel camera with autofocus, xenon flash, and video capture. The C905a has a number of advanced shooting modes and image editing... - read more

AT&T Takes A Walk With the Sony Ericsson W518a

AT&T also announced the Sony Ericsson W518a Walkman phone today. The W518a comes with Sony Ericsson's signature Walkman series features, including shake control for shuffling playlists, gesture control for silencing incoming calls, and Napster integration for downloading music. The W518a... - read more

Samsung Highlight Lights Up T-Mobile

Today T-Mobile and Samsung announced the T749 Highlight, a TouchWiz phone that packs quad-band GSM/EDGE and dual-band 1700/2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA radios. It comes with a 3 megapixel camera with video capture, music player and a microSD slot for up to 16GB of extra storage. The Highlight also has... - read more

Boost Mobile Offers Price Drop For CDMA Customers

Today Boost Mobile announced that it will drop the bundled price for any UNLTD By Boost customer to match what it is offering on its iDEN network. Customers on the UNLTD $50 unlimited talk, $60 unlimited talk and text or $70 unlimited talk, text and web plans will all be automatically switched... - read more

Verizon to Supply AirSage with Wireless Signal Data

Verizon Wireless has agreed to supply AirSage with its wireless signaling data to help AirSage better calculate and determine real-time traffic information across the U.S. AirSage will take Verizon's raw data and use its own Wireless Signal Extraction (WiSE) technology to analyze, predict and... - read more

AT&T To Sell Nokia Social Networking Surge

Today Nokia announced the Surge, a QWERTY-equipped sideways slider that will be available from AT&T starting July 19. It has quad-band GSM/EDGE, 850/1900 WCDMA/HSDPA, and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP and FM radios on board. According to Nokia, the Surge is aimed at users of social networks and it... - read more

Verizon And Sprint To Add Wi-Fi To BlackBerries

Sprint Nextel recently revealed that it plans to add Wi-Fi to the BlackBerry Tour starting in 2010, and will begin to require that all its future smartphones come with Wi-Fi. Sprint didn't say exactly when this requirement will be reflected across its entire line-up of devices, but Wi-Fi is... - read more

T-Mobile Offers Two Year Warranty On The myTouch

Today T-Mobile said that it is offering a longer warranty on the myTouch 3G. The warranty period will last as long as the customer's contract, up to two years. Customers will be able to exchange non-working devices. Most warranties last less than one year. From T-Mobile. Source: Phonescoop - read more

HTC Explains What Sets The myTouch 3G Apart

Today HTC shared some previously unknown details about the forthcoming myTouch 3G. From a software standpoint, there are three things setting it apart from the standard Android platform. The first is the Sherpa application. Sherpa is an application for users to search for things that are nearby.... - read more

HTC Ozone Brings Verizon Wireless Smartphone Lineup To New Heights

Verizon Wireless and HTC today introduce the Verizon Wireless HTC Ozone™. This easy-to-use smartphone combines a simple design with a host of connectivity options that include the nation’s largest wireless 3G network, global roaming and Wi-Fi, making it a smart option and a great... - read more