Verizon

  • HTC Titan In The Wild

    HTC Titan In The Wild

    Check it. The picture you see is apparently the upcoming HTC Titan, the follow up to the HTC Apache. Yet another boring looking HTC device with a slide out keyboard, the Titan is rumored to carry EV-DO, 256MB of storage, Bluetooth 2.0, and a 2-megapixel camera. Not too shabby, but nothing too exciting here. Obviously if it drops in the US, Verizon or Sprint are bound to carry it. So keep a look… Read More

  • The Futurist: Can The Mobile TV Industry Survive The Slingbox?

    The Futurist: Can The Mobile TV Industry Survive The Slingbox?

    After years of infrastructure building and billions of dollars of investment, the United States is finally ready to join the ranks of our Eastern neighbors who have long had watchable streaming TV service. CES announcements by companies such as MediaFlo and Verizon made as much clear, and competing services aren’t that far off. However, standing in the way of these corporate Goliaths is… Read More

  • An Open Letter to Verizon Wireless, From Yours Truly (and David Letterman)

    Dear Verizon Wireless, I know it’s maybe been a tough year, breaking ground on your new 3G network, losing some traction to Sprint and T-Mobile, watching competitor Cingular make inroads towards stealing some of your high-speed data thunder. What you need is some hip, edgy marketing to lift you spirits, and I think Dave Letterman’s crew has just the right idea: I sincerely hope you… Read More

  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 For Verizon Now Available

    Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 For Verizon Now Available

    If you’re looking for some sweet speeds for cruising the Internet on your laptop and you’re a Verizon customer, be sure to check out the AirCard 595 from Sierra Wireless. Available for $99 from the Verizon store (or $50 with two-year agreement), this bad boy is one of the first EV-DO Rev. A cards available to Verizon customers. The card can also be used on Verizon Wireless’ CDMA… Read More

  • Panasonic Adds Verizon 3G Service To ToughBooks

    Earlier in the week, HP announced a partnership with Cingular Wireless to bring 3G HSDPA service to its Compaq nc6400 notebook. Today, Panasonic announced the direct selling and activation of Verizon Wireless’ 3G Wireless Broadband service on its durable Panasonic Toughbooks. What does this mean for you? Buy a ToughBook and you won’t need to work at a HotSpot anymore. You’ll be… Read More

  • EV-DO Rev. A Coming to Verizon Very Soon

    Verizon users jealous of the high-speed EV-DO Revision A power that Sprint has been handing down from on high can take heart; VZN has announced that it has already stealthily rolled out its Rev. A network in several American markets, and has plans to light it up soon. There have been rumors to this extent recently, but a spokesman just confirmed them as fact to GigaOM. Though none of the current… Read More

  • Black Q: It's What's Inside That Counts

    , but it’s come to our attention that this black Q actually has differences that are more than skin deep. Besides a rubberized exterior for a better grip, the new Q offers a software upgrade that includes improved power management for longer battery life and a unique (and, we think, useless) feature allowing the user to control the jog wheel with the volume buttons on a Bluetooth headset. In… Read More

  • The Eight Ways The Tech Industry Tries To Screw Us — And How To Avoid Them

    The Eight Ways The Tech Industry Tries To Screw Us — And How To Avoid Them

    It may come as a shock to some people that tech companies are corporations–charged first and foremost with making money. Still, it sometimes seems like it wouldn’t hurt Big Tech to treat us just a little bit better. Here are some of the ways companies try to screw you… and how a savvy customer can avoid them. Read More

  • Verizon Censoring Youtube Content On VCAST

    Verizon Censoring Youtube Content On VCAST

    Big surprise here folks: Verizon is going to be censoring Youtube content when it brings it to VCAST in late December. For that $15 a month you shell out for VCAST, (which, truth be told, isn’t too terrible a service), you get “selected and approved videos that have the broadest appeal and highest entertainment value.” Oh hell yeah, videos of mentos and diet coke and cats running… Read More

  • What Will YouTube Be Like On Your Mobile Phone?

    What Will YouTube Be Like On Your Mobile Phone?

    YouTube and Verizon have partnered up to bring video clips to the mobile phone. The feature will launch in December as part of the Vcast $15 per month service. Verizon customers will be able to view “select” video content, as well as post videos from their mobile phones. Given that most mobile-generated content, videos or photos, lives and dies on the mobile phone, this may be a valid… Read More

 
  • Verizon's QWERTY Phone enV of Others

    . The enV is Verizon’s follow-up to its popular V QWERTY flip-phone. The basic features are the same: you have a candybar-style phone that opens on the side to display a full keyboard and a secondary screen for texting or emailing. The OS, however, is Verizon’s standard phone system, no smarts there. Some of the hardware, however, has been upgraded. Read More

  • Verizon Gets Windows Mobile for New Clamshell Smartphone

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Star Trek, the 802 has most of the same features as the GSM phone: a 320×240 main screen, full color secondary screen, Bluetooth, microSD, 1.3-megapixel camera, and a slim flip form factor. The Pantech, however, also includes EV-DO for wireless broadband, at speeds that smoke the 3125's EDGE speeds. While a worthy… Read More

  • LG VX9900 enV Coming to Verizon

    LG VX9900 enV Coming to Verizon

    According to Gizmodo, the LG VX9900, apparently dubbed the enV, is set to drop on November 27. The smartphone features a 2.0-megapixel camera, EV-DO, VZNavigator, microSD and dual stereo speakers. Rumors set retail price at $320, but you can knock that down to a more realistic $150 if you’re willing to pawn off two years of your life to Verizon. LG VX9900 QWERTY Smartphone… [Gizmodo] Read More

  • LG VX8600 Chocolate Flips Onto Verizon

    <img class="right" src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/3GP video playback, and Bluetooth A2DP support. The Chocolate flip is available now for $129.99 with a two year contract. Product Page [via Gizmodo] Read More

  • YouTube To Go Mobile With Verizon?

    YouTube To Go Mobile With Verizon?

    I reported last week that YouTube founder Chad Hurley stated his ambitions for making YouTube mobile by the end of 2007. Well it now appears that the internet video giant might be inching closer to that goal quicker than it had anticipated. Reuters this morning ran a piece speculating that YouTube might soon be penning a deal with Verizon to deliver its videos to Verizon phones. It does not… Read More

  • Verizon to Offer OTA Contact Sync

    Why is this man smiling? Because Verizon today announced it will be selling a service from Plaxo that allows its wireless customers to automagically sync up their contacts between their computers and mobile devices, over the air. The Java BREW application is compatible with most current Verizon handsets and costs $4.49 a month. While we’d rather see this as a one-time fee-for-service charge… Read More

  • White Chocolate Coming to Verizon For Halloween

    Mmmmm, white chocolate. The white version of Verizon’s popular (is it?) LG phone is coming next Tuesday, just in time for halloween. The specs are the same as the black chocolate: 1.3-megapixel camera, micro SD slot, Bluetooth stereo A2DP music, WAP 2.0, and Flash themes. What’s different will be the price, which is $360 if you buy it retail, $230 if you sign on for one year, and $180… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Gives Users Daily V-Cast for $3

    Verizon Wireless is going daily with access to its V-Cast service. Currently, the V charges its customers $15 a month for the privilege of watching unlimited shorts from sports and the news. The new plan allows customers to sign up for one 24-hour period, where it’s all you can eat, then the love stops, and you awake with a hangover and no recollection of where you are or how you got there. Read More

  • Verizon's LG9900 Official Marketing Shots

    Verizon's LG9900 Official Marketing Shots

    Judging from these product photos, the newest LG communicator from Verizon, the 9900, seems to be almost ready to launch. Looking a bit sexier than the 9800, the 9900 has a 2-megapixel camera (up from 1.3-megapixel in the FCC filing), microSD slot, QWERTY keypad, and built-in speakers. Fans of the older communicator will definitely want to upgrade, even though the external screen is (still) tiny. Read More

  • Verizon to Get Treo 700wx By End of Year

    Verizon Wireless is about to add an “x” to its Treo 700w. The 700wx is currently offered by Sprint only. They differ very, very little, support for dial-up networking being the key factor, but everyone wants to be on the same game. It will keep the EV-DO, with Windows Mobile 5, GPS, 1.3MP camera, 240×240 screen, and 128MB built-in RAM that the Sprint version has, but no word on any… Read More