• Boston gets cellphone reception on T, thinks Yankees suck

    One of InSite’s cellular repeaters. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are now offering cellular reception in T tunnels in downtown Boston, ensuring that your once-quiet ride will be interrupted by the loud, nasal squawking of a died-in-the-wool Southie or the charming, JFK-esque inflection of a member of the New England gentry. A company called InSite installed and will maintain the… Read More

  • Verizon Updates LG Voyager Firmware

    The LG Voyager’s firmware has been upgraded. Know what doesn’t need to be upgraded? The girl’s pony from the Verizon commercials. I wonder how she’s doing with her new pony, besides being an ungrateful brat that wants a cell phone instead of a pony. She probably asked for both and then just started pouting when she only got a pony. So the pony bites and you’re… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Carriers Roundup

    Smartphones and not-so-smartphones are gaining popularity and the necessity of finding a decent plan is becoming more and more important. Not every carrier is really providing a good price point for first adopters or really, even slightly economically-minded smartphone users. What we’re looking at today is what the Big Four carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) have on offer. Read More

  • Verizon's Venus: Now in pink

    Remember when Peter said a couple weeks ago that the Venus from Verizon wasn’t just a shiny accessory for women? Apparently it’s supposed to be, as Verizon today has released a pink version of the same phone. Same specs, same prices, just in pink. Available now from the website below, or on January 11th in retail stores. Pink Venus [Not the porn star] Read More

  • Motorola Z6c trots the globe

    I’ve gotta commend Verizon for their efforts to make global roaming a little easier for CDMA users. The Motorola Z6c slider is touting itself as a multimedia device with stereo Bluetooth, 2-megapixel camera, OTA music downloads, V CAST video, microSD with support up to 4GB and a 2-inch QVGA display. Meh. It’s available now on-line and in stores on the 12th for $179.99 after a… Read More

  • Verizon loves Google: "Android is an enabler of what we do."

    Verizon appears to be turning over a new leaf. Formerly, the monster mobile company has been criticized for being overly restrictive with its hardware, network, and even pricing. When Google revealed Android, I figured that Verizon would be the last one to want a piece of it – but lo and behold, after Verizon announced their new, open stance last week, they have also shown an interest… Read More

  • Verizon Says It Will Support Google's Android

    Although not yet officially part of the Open Handset Alliance that is supporting Google’s open-source Android mobile operating system, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam tells BusinessWeek, “We’re planning on using Android.” Why not? Talk is cheap when you are trying to come across as all open on the eve of the biggest wireless spectrum auction in a decade. But if… Read More

  • The 700 MHz Spectrum Auctions. Who's In, Who's Out.

    The deadline to apply to participate in the FCC’s upcoming auction of wireless 700 MHz spectrum passed on Monday. And we still don’t know exactly who the bidders will be. But we have a pretty good idea. Google is in. So is AT&T, Frontline Wireless, and Craig McCaw’s Clearwire. Comcast and Time Warner are out. But Cox Communications is in. Verizon Wireless… Read More

  • LG releases Blue Ice Chocolate

    The Chocolate is still around? Looks like it. LG has released a brand new Choco in Blue Ice. It’ll be available next Friday, December 7 for the low, low price of $79.99. That is all. Press Release Read More

  • LG Venus review

    I must warn you that this will be the shortest review of a phone we’ve ever done at CrunchGear. Why you may ask? Because we’ve already covered it extensively and filled you in on the specs. So I’m really only going to cover the touch interface and voice quality. That’s all there really is to write about. No need to get into the Verizon features as they haven’t… Read More

  • Verizon to test standards-based 4G network in 2008

    How’d you like to have maximum rates of 100 Mbit/s down and 50 Mbit/s up on your phone? It’s coming to certain test areas next year and, if successful, should be rolled out by 2010 at the latest. Read More

  • 3G iPhone On Track For Next Year

    In remarks at the Churchill Club, AT&T’s CEO confirmed what most Apple-watchers have been suspecting: a 3G iPhone will come out next year. Sounds like they fixed that battery-drain problem. Hopefully, these things won’t start exploding like those laptops a year ago. Mike makes fun of me for toting around a Blackberry, but I’d rather wait for the 3G version of the iPhone… Read More

  • Verizon's "Open" Network Will Really Be Two-Tiered

    Verizon’s newfound openness when it comes to its wireless network is not all that open after all. As I reported yesterday, Verizon Wireless announced that it would allow “any device” and “any app” to operate on its existing network. But that is not exactly so. By “any device” Verizon means you can bring any CDMA device to its network. Verizon has a… Read More

  • Verizon's VX6800: A meta-write-up

    Another day, another hot Windows Mobile-based smartphone made by HTC. This is the sentence where we talk about the QWERTY keyboard. This is where we mention the touchscreen. This is where we talk about the 2-Megapixel camera, the Wi-Fi, and the EV-DO data connection. Now it’s a new paragraph, where we talk about how though the hardware’s neat, we bemoan using Widnows Mobile 6… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless to open up its network next year

    By the end of 2008, you’ll be able to BYO device to Verizon’s high speed wireless network, according to a press release issued today. Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Opens Up Its Network. Who's Next?

    Update: Verizon may end up creating a two-tiered network instead of an open one. Read more here. In what is either a response to Google’s Android mobile operating system or an attempt to butter up the FCC for the upcoming 700 Mhz spectrum auctions or just a smart business move, Verizon Wireless is opening up its cellular network to any device or application that meets the… Read More

  • LG Voyager review

    As you may recall, I was a bit harsh on the Voyager a while back and I really hate when I have to take things I say back. The Voyager has come a long way since the VX9800 and improves over the enV thanks to the touchscreen. I could go on and bash the Verizon UI, but I’m tired, have no idea what time zone I’m in and it’s just not worth it. Is the Voyager a good phone? Yes. Is… Read More

  • Verizon FiOS hits 50 megabits per second in some areas

    I remember my first week of college way back in 1997 and the weird adrenaline rush I got the moment my brand new Pentium 166 (with MMX extensions) first connected to the school’s high speed network. The change from a 33.6 modem to a high speed internet connection was exhilarating. I felt like burning a cigarette into my forearm. I was alive. Read More

  • Samsung announces FlipShot for Verizon

    I really don’t know how Samsung can churn out so many phones week after week. This week is no different. Today, Samsung is announcing the FlipShot aka SCH-u900 for Verizon. The FlipShot is a weird looking phone that rotates and pivots, but its feature set is pretty darn cool. It has a business card scanner! The FlipShot supports multiple Bluetooth profiles including mono headset… Read More

  • Hands on with the LG Venus

    Here’s the Venus. Let’s forgot about the connotation of the name because there’s nothing girly about this phone. I’m pretty sure I like it more than the Voyager. Again, I didn’t have too much time with this one last month so a full review will follow next week. I just wish the entire screen was touch, but you can’t have everything in life. Enjoy the pics in… Read More