Verizon has finally made official its rugged newcomer, the Casio G'zOne Boulder.
The latest successor to the Type-V and Type-S phones, the Boulder is smaller and slimmer, plus it has a 1.3-megapixel camera, EV-DO Rev. A-based push-to-talk, VZ Navigator support, a microSD card slot, and a few more goodies.
If you want the Boulder without a camera, that's an option too, but you'll still have to pay the same price. The Boulder is available in both orange and black/silver, though the one sans-camera is only available in black/silver. It's currently available for $129.… Read more
The broadband war between cable and phone companies could get bloodier as these companies aggressively try to steal customers from each other.
Comcast, the largest cable operator in the U.S., said Wednesday that it is still adding new subscribers for its high speed Internet and telephony services, but that growth is slowing as broadband penetration levels plateau and economic concerns ripple through its business.
Judging from the earnings announcements from Comcast, Verizon and AT&T, adding new broadband customers is getting more tough as many people already subscribe to either cable or DSL. As a result, cable operators … Read more
A 5.4 earthquake hit Tuesday while Verdell Wilson was having an exam in her gynecologist's Los Angeles office.
Given it was her first earthquake experience, Wilson did what comes naturally--she twittered it.
"As soon as I got dressed, I twittered my experience from my cell phone," Wilson said. "I usually twitter to 80 friends, but I now have 274 messages from people commenting on it."
Twittering and texting may be the way to go in an emergency, given landline and cellular phone networks were heavily congested as callers jammed the lines, creating frustration for … Read more
New Yorkers will now officially be able to get Verizon's Fios TV service.
The phone company launched the new service Monday in what is the largest launch of Fios TV to date. Initially, about 300,000 of the city's roughly 8 million residents will have access to the service. But Verizon plans to be able to offer the service to at least three million homes and businesses in New York City by year's end.
Verizon representatives were on hand all day Monday at the busy Grand Central train station in midtown Manhattan to get the word out … Read more
Verizon Communications' wireless business continues to boost the company's profits as its landline business sputters, according to second-quarter earnings reports.
On Monday, Verizon reported a 12 percent increase in second quarter net income. The company reported that profits jumped to $1.88 billion in the second quarter from $1.68 billion during the same quarter a year ago. This increase came as the company only slightly grew its revenue, which was $24.12 billion for the quarter up from $23.27 billion a year ago.
Wireless once again proved to be the big growth engine for Verizon, which jointly … Read more
Verizon's Fios TV is coming to New York City starting Monday.
The phone company sent a media advisory on Friday about the launch and will provide more details about the service during a Webcast press conference Monday morning. New York City granted Verizon its TV franchise back in May. And on July 16th, the company won final approval to offer its TV service from the New York Public Service Commission.
Verizon has been aggressively marketing its Fios Internet and TV service in the New York City suburbs for the past couple of years. And the company has offered the … Read more
Verizon Wireless today launched the Motorola V750. The silver flip phone offers a durable design and it operates on the carrier's EV-DO Rev. A network. Its features include external music controls, full Bluetooth with a stereo profile, and support for the carrier's V Cast video and V Cast Music with Rhapsody services.
The phone has a 2.5mm headset jack, a 2-megapixel camera, text, multimedia, and push-to-talk capabilities, a wireless Web browser, instant messaging, an external memory card slot, and support for the VZ Navigator GPS service. The Moto V750 costs $99.99 with service.
In the famous words of Beyonce, "I can (up)/ Can I (up)/Let me upgrade you." Perhaps that will be the tune Samsung SCH-i760 owners will be singing today as Samsung released an official Windows Mobile 6.1 software upgrade for the Verizon Wireless smartphone. The software update is available for download through Samsung's Web site and has installers for both Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista users.
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