Verizon

  • 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… Read More

  • 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?


    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… 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… 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… 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… Read More

  • 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… 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… Read More

  • 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… 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… 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… Read More

  • 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… 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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