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No new Motorola phone coming this week after all, Facebook game was false alarm

by: AdrianAugust 8, 2012

We’ve been waiting for Motorola to get back into the high-end smartphone game for so long that yesterday’s supposed hint to a Razr HD unveiling on Friday almost caught us off guard. But as it is the case so often, when something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

“We’re sorry for the confusion, but it’s a Facebook game asking people to guess a current smartphone and not meant to come across as a new phone.” said Becki Leonard, a Motorola spokeswoman in a quick talk with several hours ago, quashing speculation that the Razr HD might be officially announced this week.

As a reminder, Motorola started a “Guess the Smartphone” game yesterday on [...]

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Motorola hints something big is coming on Friday

by: Bams SadewoAugust 7, 2012

Guess who’s in a playful mood this week? Motorola is asking fans on its Facebook page to guess what new phone the company is going to launch by the end of the week. Each day, there will be a clue given before the big reveal on Friday, with the first one being: “I have the power of 4G LTE.”

Given that most smartphones now come with 4G LTE radio, relying on the first clue alone won’t probably get you far. You could play along and wait for the next clue – or you could just declare yourself as the winner by guessing that Motorola is preparing to unleash the Droid Razr HD. You’ll have to fight out the non-existent prize with other folks who have gotten it right as well, [...]

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HopeLine Android app brings hope and resources for domestic violence victims

by: Bams SadewoAugust 6, 2012

Domestic violence is an issue not to be taken lightly, as it affects more people than you know. According to studies, 1 in 4 women, 1 in 9 men, and over 3 million children have to deal with this harrowing problem. Clearly, we’re not just talking about celebrities. Verizon is hoping to bring more awareness about domestic violence by releasing the HopeLine app for Android devices.

Verizon Wireless executive director of community relations and multicultural communications Elva Lima said that the HopeLine app offers “necessary resources for victims seeking help, as well as individuals looking to get involved.”

The HopeLine app provides quick access to resources and [...]

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AT&T new Mobile Share plans to kick in on August 23

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 6, 2012

Last month, AT&T revealed the first details about its upcoming shared data plans, stating that the new pricing scheme will come into effect by the end of August. Now the carrier has announced that the Mobile Share plans will become available to customers starting August 23.

AT&T’s Mobile Share plans (just like Verizon’s similar Share Everything offer) will allow customers to use one pool of minutes, text, and data on up to 10 devices, of which one must be a smartphone. One important difference between the shared plans of America’s two largest carriers is the fact that AT&T won’t force anyone to move to the new shared plans, as Big Red practically [...]

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Wireless Charging Kit for Samsung Galaxy S3 hits Verizon stores

by: Bams SadewoAugust 3, 2012

If you don’t mind the lack of Samsung’s official branding, you can now purchase a wireless charging pad for your Samsung Galaxy S3, and for other compatible Android phones, from Verizon’s website. Verizon is charging – pun intended – $50 for the wireless charging pad.

The charging pad comes with a LED indicator that will emit a flickering green light when you’re charging the phone, and a solid light when it has completely replenished the phone’s battery. It will also emit a beeping sound when you place the phone or when it’s stopped charging – a feature that apparently can’t be turned off.

You’ll need more than the charging station to [...]

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Deal of the day: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE available for $49.99 on a two-year contract

by: AdrianAugust 3, 2012

Although Amazon Wireless doesn’t need to artificially cut the prices of its phones to get people to buy them, the online retailer seems to now be going through some sort of a record-breaking form when talking about offering deals. Otherwise, we simply can’t explain how is it possible that, just a few days after putting the Galaxy Nexus on a never seen before sale, Amazon can now slash the price of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE to an all-time low.

We can’t explain, but we surely can take advantage of the offer without asking too many questions. After all, does anyone care why would someone be selling such a great phone like the [...]

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Google Wallet now works on Verizon Galaxy Nexus, lets you add any credit cards

by: Bams SadewoAugust 3, 2012

Even though the Galaxy Nexus is meant to be a pure Google device, Verizon couldn’t help putting some extra touches, including preventing the Google Wallet from running on the phone. It didn’t exactly stop creative folks from coming up with a workaround, though. However, the days of tinkering are over, as Google Wallet is now officially compatible with Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

Several users have reported that they have successfully downloaded and installed Google Wallet on their Verizon Galaxy Nexus – without any tinkering. So if you happen to do a search on the app at Google Play, you should no longer see the Verizon Galaxy Nexus listed as [...]

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Verizon Droid Razr HD now appears in leaked pics, looks better than its international counterpart

by: AdrianAugust 3, 2012

Motorola might not have been in the spotlight as of late, but Google’s subsidiary is certainly trying to change that. And we all know you don’t just need a great product to get back in such a difficult game, but also huge marketing efforts, which is exactly what Moto seems to be doing.

Less than 24 hours after spotting the alleged international version of the soon to be released Razr HD in some leaked photos, the phone’s Verizon counterpart now stars in its own set of pics. And while we could suspect the first leak to have come from sources untied with Moto’s advertising team, this second one smells like marketing from a mile.

The pics seem to show off a [...]

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Android 4.0 ICS update heading to HTC Rezound

by: Bams SadewoAugust 2, 2012

Following our last report on the possible arrival of Android 4.0 for the HTC Rezound four days ago – it looks like Verizon is finally ready to send that scoop of Ice Cream Sandwich update for your handset.

Several sources have confirmed that the 299MB OTA update has been pushed out by Big Red to many thrilled owners of the HTC Rezound. According to those who have gotten the update notification and made the jump to ICS, the firmware of the phone has now been bumped to version 3.14.605.12.




It may take more than a couple of days – or weeks even – for the OTA update to hit all phones, so there’s nothing to worry about [...]

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Better than free: Verizon Galaxy Nexus available via Amazon for a penny with $40 free credit

by: AdrianAugust 1, 2012


If you thought Verizon’s deal from last week, dropping the on-contract price of the Galaxy Nexus to $99, was great, wait till you hear about the new special offer for the “pure Google” device. Not only are Amazon and Big Red now offering the GNex for free with a two-year contract, but they are also throwing in a free $40 credit to sweeten the deal even more.

And sweet it is, considering exactly how cool and snappy the Nexus still is, even compared with high-end smartphones released in the last few months. Powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, the GNex might not exactly have the same oomph as, say, the S3, but it does come with a beautiful 4.65-inch HD [...]

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