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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

Boost Mobile Expands International Calling Footprint

Today Boost Mobile announced some changes to its International Connect plan. The $10 monthly add-on already offers unlimited text messaging and Walkie-Talkie calls to Canada, Baja California (Mexico) and Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Chile. Now the plan includes unlimited regular calls to... - 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

T-Mobile First To Add Carrier Billing To Android Market

T-Mobile has indicated through its support forums that it is bringing carrier billing support to the Android Market. Until now, users wishing to purchase applications had to use Google Check-Out to pay the software developer directly. With this feature enabled in the Android Market, T-Mobile... - 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

AT&T Asks Its Customers To Become Unpaid Network Testers

AT&T has released a new application for the iPhone called "Mark the Spot." The free application will allow iPhone users to provide AT&T with feedback about their network experiences via reports. Users can report dropped calls, failed calls, no coverage, data failure and poor voice... - 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

AT&T Launches Voicemail-To-Text Service

AT&T Wireless has launched Voicemail To Text, a service that lets subscribers read voice mail messages on their computer or cell phones. The service costs $10 per month, and lets you receive voicemail as text messages, e-mail, or both. You can reply by calling back, sending a text, or... - read more

AT&T, LG Intro 1 GHz Smartphone

AT&T and LG Electronics introduced the eXpo smartphone Monday and the handset could be useful for mobile professionals needing to share data on the go. The handset is powered by Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.5, and it will be the first major U.S. smartphone to pack a 1-GHz processor. The... - read more

AT&T Exposes LGs eXpo With Pico Projector

Today AT&T and LG announced the eXpo, a new sideways slider that features a removable Texas Instruments DLP pico projector. The eXpo has a 1GHz processor on board and can connect to AT&T's 7.2Mbps HSDPA network where available. The eXpo also has a full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2-inch touch... - read more

Sprint Nextel Completes Acquisition Of Virgin Mobile USA

Sprint Nextel Corporation and Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., today announced that they have completed their previously announced merger transaction. The acquisition of Virgin Mobile USA strengthens Sprint’s position in the growing prepaid segment by bringing together the iconic... - read more

HP iPAQ Glisten Reaches AT&T With AMOLED Screen

AT&T returned to carrying HP smartphones today through the iPAQ Glisten. In addition to being HP's first Windows Mobile 6.5 device, it's also the first smartphone for AT&T and HP to include a relatively color rich AMOLED touchscreen. Similarly, it's one of the few anywhere to combine... - read more

HPs iPAQ Glisten To Be Sold By AT&T

Today AT&T and HP introduced the iPAQ Glisten, a new Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone that has both a QWERTY keyboard for messaging and an AMOLED touch display. It has quad-band GSM/EDGE and tri-band 850/1900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and GPS radios. It features a 3.1... - read more

Sprint Finalizes Virgin Mobile Buy

Today Sprint Nextel announced that it has completed its acquisition of Virgin Mobile. Virgin Mobile's shareholders voted in favor of the acquisition earlier today, paving the way for the deal to go through. Sprint will offer both Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile pre-paid services and says that... - read more

Boost Mobile Adds Motorola i410 To Line-Up

Today Boost Mobile announced the Motorola i410, a new entry-level clamshell that is available at Boost retail locations starting today. The i410 supports PTX features and has GPS, Bluetooth, speakerphone, and MMS. The i410 is semi-rugged, has dual-displays and has an Openwave WAP browser on... - 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

AT&Ts BlackBerry Bold 9700 And 8520 Coming Soon

Today AT&T announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be available on November 22. AT&T also said that it will carry the BlackBerry Curve 8520, which was released by T-Mobile earlier this year. AT&T said it will become available in the "coming weeks." Source: Phonescoop - read more

LG Shine II Headed To AT&T On Nov. 22

This morning LG and AT&T announced the Shine II. Similar to the original Shine, the Shine II is a slider phone with 3G and stereo Bluetooth. It features a 2.2-inch wide mirror LCD, Java 2.0, and a 2 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and video capture. The Shine II comes with on-board... - 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

T-Mobile Launches The Tap Touch Phone

Today T-Mobile made the Tap touch phone available for sale. The Tap is a monoblock-style device with a large touch screen and touch user interface. The Tap has quad-band GSM/EDGE radios and supports T-Mobile's 1700MHz UMTS/HSDPA 3G network. The Tap, which was made by Huawei, includes a 2... - read more

HomeLogic Demos Home Automation Interface that Mimics iPhone

HomeLogic – one of those unsung heroes of home automation – is coming out with a new touchscreen interface that mimics the one it designed for the iPhone. The company has always prided itself on offering the same look-and-feel of its interfaces across a full line of controllers:... - read more

AT&T Adds Canada To Nation And Family Talk Plans

Today AT&T rolled out two new variations on its Nation and Family Talk plans. The two eliminate long-distance charges to Canada; provides 1,000 anytime and night minutes; and includes Rollover for unused anytime minutes. Nation with Canada plans start at $60 per month and FamilyTalk with... - read more

T-Mobile Hangs Up On MyFaves

Today T-Mobile confirmed that it is phasing out its myFaves set of calling plans. The company said in an email to Phone Scoop, "T-Mobile’s new Even More plans, which feature options for unlimited calling, text and data service, have taken the place of myFaves unlimited calling feature.... - read more

AT&T Completes Centennial Acquisition

Today AT&T announced that it has fully acquired Centennial Communications. By purchasing the rural wireless provider, AT&T has bolstered its coverage footprint in the Midwest and Southeast United States (specifically, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio and Texas), and in Puerto Rico and... - 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

Carrier Billing T-Mo Channel Coming To Android Market

Today T-Mobile USA's CTO Cole Brodman said that the company is planning to offer a T-Mobile channel in the Android Market. This channel will host content that T-Mobile recommends to its Android customers. T-Mobile also said that it will soon be offering carrier billing for applications that are... - read more

Wi-Fi Alliance Welcomes T-Mobile As New Sponsor Member

T-Mobile has become a Sponsor member of the Wi-Fi Alliance and has appointed a Director to the organization's board.  T-Mobile is one of more than 330 member companies that comprise the Wi-Fi Alliance and joins Apple, Atheros, Broadcom, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Sony... - 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

T-Mobile Equinox Makes The Phone Fun Again

T-Mobile is launching a new phone-- the Sony Ericsson Equinox. Unlike most headline-making mobile phones, the Equinox is not trying to be the next iPhone-killer. The Equinox isn't even trying to be a smart phone. The Equinox is a feature phone, which is a polite way of saying its not a smart... - 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