Verizon

  • It's a White (Chocolate) Xmas for Verizon

    Verizon is set to give us something to go with our Thanksgiving dinners: White Chocolate. There have been colored Chocolates before, but not from an American carrier (which makes sense, as VZN is the only one around these parts currently). The features should remain the same, and chances are it’ll have its speakerphone enabled out of the box, so you won’t have to take it in for a pesky… Read More

  • Verizon Enables Speakerphone on Chocolate

    Verizon today dropped a firmware update that you Chocolate lovers have been waiting for. V04 of the firmware for the sexy, touch-sensitive slider is out, and it enables the speakerphone feature that, for some reason, was disabled when it first shipped. The downside is you can’t update yourself. To flash the firmware, you’ve gotta take the phone into your nearest authorized VZN dealer… Read More

  • Verizon's KRZR Drop Imminent

    Your RAZR is about to (officially) suck. The over-produced, now-tacky cellphone icon is so everywhere, it now has about as much “cool” attached to it as tickets to a K-Fed concert. Fortunately, it’s about to be replaced by the new Motorola KRZR (Crazer), the follow up to the RAZR (Razor). It appears that Verizon Wireless will be the first camp to bring the long-rumored KRZR to… Read More

  • BlackBerry 8703e -> Verizon

    BlackBerry 8703e -> Verizon

    It’s a few weeks late to the table, but Verizon has now officially launched the BlackBerry 8703e. It features a 320×240 screen, Bluetooth connectivity and, of course, EV-DO compatibility for mobile broadband access. The 8703e available now for $249 with two year contract or $399 with one year contract. BlackBerry 8703e Now Available on Verizon [Gizmodo] Read More

  • LG Goes Flip-Chocolate With The VX-8600

    The upcoming chocolate flip-phone from Verizon is called the XV-8600, and comes with the same chocolate design as the original slider version of the chocolate (VX-8500). The flip phone XV-8600 has a lower resolution display compared to the 8500, but everything else is intact. To refresh, stereo Bluetooth, EV-DO, one-megapixel camera, microSD slot, music player and external touch-sensitive… Read More

  • Blackberry 8703e Launched on Verizon

    Verizon’s just launched the BlackBerry 8703e, an EV-DO capable BlackBerry device. The 8703e has your standard BlackBerry software that you either love or hate, and adds capability to tether your laptop to it to act as a modem. The keyboard on the BB is a full QWERTY and not a half-QWERTY, as seen on smaller, candybar-shaped BlackBerries. This will be available for $349.99 with a two-year… Read More

  • Verizon Quietly Drops First American OLED Handset

    . With little fanfare, OLED finally comes to North America thanks to Nokia (via Pantech), with the new Nokia 6215i. This lightweight clamshell features not one, but two OLED displays, an internal at 128×128 pixels, and an external at 96×64. The phone also features a VGA camera with flash and auto-timer, speakerphone, and voice-dialing. This is notable because OLED, as a technology… Read More

  • Motorola Q Software Update Available For Verizon Customers

    Motorola Q Software Update Available For Verizon Customers

    We thank you, oh Verizon overlords, for finally releasing a software update for the Motorola Q. Your generous endowments of which we are not worthy will add the Microsoft Messaging and Security Feature Pack, which gives push email to our bedeviled Q’s. Your generosity in allowing us to now tether our smartphones to our laptops so we can use thy fast EVDO internet for laptop browsing will not… Read More

  • Sprint Revises EV-DO, Issues new Card

    Sprint Revises EV-DO, Issues new Card

    In the race against Verizon for EV-DO market dominance, Sprint just nosed ahead. The company has announced that it is upgrading its EV-DO network to Rev. A and will soon be releasing cards that utilize the new implementation. Revision A cards will support download speeds averaging from 450 – 800kbps and uploads ranging from 300 – 400kbps. The new Rev. A cards are backward compatible… Read More

  • When Verizon Chatbots Attack

    When Verizon Chatbots Attack

    A close friend of CrunchGear sent us this charming exchange he had with Verizon regarding his decision to pick up a nice new phone. Did he get many answers? No, but he did get frustrated enough to send me the chat log. All names have be redacted to protect the cyborgian. Read More

 
  • Verizon Treo 700w vs. Sprint 700wx Compared, With Video

    Comparing the Sprint 700wx and the 700w from Verizon, they have the same connectors on the bottom, same dialpad and the same side buttons. The 700wx is a bit more responsive and has more than double the program memory. It also doesn’t have the picture mail program, something the narrator thinks is quite lousy. Treo 700w vs. Treo 700wx [Shadowmite] Read More

  • Upcoming Verizon Chocolate Flip-Phone

    Upcoming Verizon Chocolate Flip-Phone

    This doesn’t look like the LG KG810 Chocolate (it has a different wheel), but it is definitely a flip-phone version of the Chocolate, headed for Verizon some time in the near future. Howard Forums [via Phone Arena] Read More

  • Verizon V640 EVDO ExpressCard Reviewed

    Verizon V640 EVDO ExpressCard Reviewed

    If you have an ExpressCard port in your laptop rather than the good old workhorse PC Card, you might be wondering if all the various hardware makers are going wake up and create cards for your early-adopting self. Now some have jumped into the fray, including Verizon Wireless, providing a Novatel V-640 ExpressCard for its EVDO connectivity, and the GearLive crew tested one for our reading… Read More