Category Archives: Verizon

Is This The Motorola Droid 5?

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If you want a good, fast 4G LTE phone with an actual physical keyboard on Verizon your options are pretty limited. You can either get the BlackBerry Q10 or Motorola Droid 4. Motorola and Verizon recently released three new Droids– the Droid Mini (an update to last years Droid RAZR M that adds a nicer 720p HD screen, faster processor and 10 megapixel camera), Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx (both the Maxx and Ultra have larger 5 inch 720p HD screens and the same improved camera and processor as the Mini. The Maxx also adds a larger battery that can last up to two days on a charge). While those Droids are nice, none of them have physical QWERTY keyboards. The last Droid to have a physical keyboard was the Droid 4, which is a good phone but one that is over one and half years old (it was released in February 2012). Many thought that since Verizon hasn’t updated that Droid in so long meant that the era of keyboard Droids was over. Well, if these latest rumors are right, Verizon and Motorola may be planning another QWERTY keyboard Droid, the Droid 5.

The new Droid 5 looks to be pretty nice upgrade. Rumors are it will pack either a 4.3 or 4.5 inch HD screen (up from 4 inches on the Droid 4), have a thinner design that’s water and dust resistant, and pack support for NFC and wireless charging. And of course it has that full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. We also would expect it to have a faster processor and better camera than the Droid 4.All in all, not a bad upgrade.

No word on when Motorola and Verizon would release this new Droid or how much it would cost, but if you’re someone who still likes using a real keyboard know that Verizon and Motorola haven’t forgotten about you just yet.

More info: NewCellPhonesBlog.com, Engadget

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It’s Official: The HTC One Is Finally Coming To Verizon On August 22nd

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Well, Verizon and HTC have held true to their promise after all. They said the HTC One would be coming to Verizon before the end of the summer and today they made it official. Next week, on August 22nd, the HTC One will finally be available on Verizon for $199.99 with a new 2 year contract– just in time for a last-minute upgrade before school starts.

For those who don’t know, the HTC One is one of the best phones available today. It’s got a beautiful all metal design, super fast quad-core processor4.7 inch 1080p HD screenAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean, an IR blaster (for using this as a TV remote), HTC’s new ultrapixel camera, and built-in Beats Audio support with dual front speakers for incredible sound. If you’re looking for a new phone today this is a pretty great option.

Of course, with phones like the Moto X, Droid Maxx, iPhone 5S and Galaxy Note 3 rumored to be coming to Verizon in the not too distant future, it may be worth waiting a couple more weeks before signing that new 2 year contract.

For more info check out Verizon’s sign-up page.

Top 5 New and Upcoming Verizon Phones: Summer/Fall 2013

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Yesterday we covered some of the best new and upcoming phones coming to AT&T and now it’s Verizon’s turn.

For most of 2013 Verizon has been pretty quiet on the new phones they’ve launched. I mean, the only big phones they’ve released so far are the BlackBerry Q10 and Samsung Galaxy S4. But that all looks to change very soon. If you’re on Verizon and have an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of weeks or months these are some of the best phones either already at Verizon or rumored to be coming to a Verizon store near you very soon. The last thing you want is to go out and buy something only to really regret it a week later.

While not everything here is confirmed to be coming to Verizon (some are just our best guesses based on rumors we’ve been hearing), here are five phones you should be excited for if you have an upgrade coming up.

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Top 5 New and Upcoming Verizon Phones: Spring 2013

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For most of 2013 Verizon has been pretty quiet on the new phones they’ve launched. But that all looks to change very soon. If you’re on Verizon and have an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of weeks or months these are some of the best phones either already at Verizon or rumored to be coming to Verizon very soon. The last thing you want is to go out and buy something only to really regret it a week later.

While not everything here is confirmed to be coming to Verizon (some are just our best guesses based on rumors we’ve been hearing), here are five phones you should be excited for if you have an upgrade coming up.

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Galaxy S4 Now Available For Pre-Order On Verizon

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We know a lot of you are waiting for the Verizon Galaxy S4, especially since AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are all releasing the phone within the next few days. While Verizon won’t be releasing their version of the Galaxy S4 until sometime in May, they have put it up for pre-order so you can make sure you’ll be one of the first to get it when Verizon finally releases it. As of now the pre-order page promises shipping by May 30th, though hopefully it will be much sooner than that. Pricing for the 16GB Verizon S4 is $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and a new two-year contract and you can pre-order it here.

For those who don’t know, the Galaxy S4 is Samsung’s new “next big thing” and it is an absolute beast. It’s got an amazing 5 inch 1080p HD screenpowerful quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM (for making sure everything you do on your phone runs well), 13 megapixel back camera with 2 megapixel front camera for HD video chat, IR blaster (for using this as a TV remote), and of course, 4G LTE support. The S4 also has a lot of really cool and interesting software features like Dual Camera (for taking a picture with the front and back camera at the same time), Group Play (for combining the speaker of your S4 with your friends’ S4s to make for an impromptu sound system), S Translator and Air Gesture (for controlling your phone just by waving your hand. Think of this as a type of Kinect for your phone). For everything new on the S4 see our earlier post here.

So Verizon users, are you going to go for this over something like the iPhone 5 or are you still hoping for Verizon to get the HTC One?

Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Release Dates- What We Know So Far

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If you’re looking for a new Android phone or have an upgrade coming up odds are you’ve narrowed your choices down to either the Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One. Both are very impressive phones with amazing 1080p HD screens, super fast quad-core processors, powerful cameras and interesting software features like the ability to become a remote for your TV. And best of all– both phones either are, or will be, available very soon.

We know that there’s a lot of interest in both of these beasts, so here’s a quick roundup on when they will be available at your carrier and how much it will cost you to get one.

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BlackBerry Z10 Now Available From AT&T, Coming To Verizon and T-Mobile Next Week

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BlackBerry fans the good news keeps on coming, BlackBerry 10 has officially launched in the US. AT&T announced pre-orders for their first BlackBerry 10 phone, the Z10, earlier this month and it is now available in AT&T stores and online for $199.99 on a new 2 year contract.

Now if you’re on Verizon or T-Mobile and are excited for the Z10 we’ve got good news for you. Both carriers will be releasing the Z10 next week, with Verizon releasing it on the 28th for $199.99 with a new 2 year contract and T-Mobile releasing it on the 26th. There is no word yet on the pricing for T-Mobile’s version of the Z10. And we’re sorry Sprint users,  you’re carrier doesn’t have any plans for the Z10, instead they’re waiting the keyboard packing Q10 to be their first BlackBerry 10 phone (the latest rumors say the Q10 will be out in May or June).

For more info on the Z10, Q10 and BlackBerry 10 see our post here.

So BlackBerry fans– are you going to go pick one of these up or have you given up on BlackBerry and are looking at an iPhone, Android or Windows Phone to be your next phone?

More info: AT&TVerizon (pre-order), @TMobileHelp

Verizon Announces The HTC Droid DNA– This Is The New Top Droid

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As expected, Verizon and HTC this announced their latest and greatest superphone, the Droid DNA. There were a lot of crazy rumors about this phone over the last few weeks, and well, it looks to live up to all of them.

At a size that is just slightly larger than the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC and Verizon have seem to have packed in here everything you could want in a 2012 top of the line smartphone: a quad-core 1.5 GHZ processor with 2 GB of RAM (so everything runs fast and smooth on here), Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with the latest version of HTC Sense, an 8 megapixel back camera with a second 2.1 megapixel front camera for HD video chats, 16 GB of built-in storage (though unfortunately no microSD card slot for adding more), support for NFC (so you can do things like share pictures just by tapping phones) and wireless charging, built-in Beats Audio (with some updates so that your music will sound better even when playing at the maximum volume), and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The greatest part about this phone however is the screen.

The Droid DNA packs an unbelievable 5 inch Full HD 1080p screen. As strongly rumored as this was, that it’s actually here is pretty insane. Basically, this has the same amount of pixels as the average 40-50 inch HDTV, but in this much smaller design. This means that anything and everything– games, pictures, books, Facebook updates, Tweets, text messages– will look absolutely amazing on here. 

The Droid DNA will cost $200 when arrives in Verizon stores next Wednesday, November 21st. If you really can’t wait to make this your next phone, you can pre-order it now from Verizon’s site which as of this writing has a promised ship date of Monday, November 19th.

More info: HTC

Is Verizon Launching the Droid DNA Tomorrow?

Over the last few weeks there have been a lot of rumors about another new Droid ready to join Verizon’s lineup,  the Droid DNA by HTC. And like the most recent new Droids, the Motorola RAZR MAXX and RAZR MAXX HD, this guy looks to be an absolute beast.

Now all we know is that this guy will be called the Droid DNA, and this comes thanks to some promoted tweets from Verizon Wireless’ official Twitter account teasing a big announcement set for this Tuesday. These Verizon tweets also lead to a Droid Does site that yesterday mentioned “unboxing the new Droid DNA” (they have since changed it to just “unboxing the new Droid”).

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Of course, what the rumors say about this phone line up perfectly with one other Verizon teaser tweet that this new Droid will “better, stronger, faster.” How much “bigger, stronger and faster?” Well the latest rumors say this beast will have an insane 5 inch full 1080p HD screen (think of this like a bigger, even better version of the iPhone 5’s Retina Display. Basically, this will make anything and everything you do look ridiculous), a 1.5 GHZ quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM (for speed), 8 megapixel back camera with a 2 megapixel camera on the front for HD video chat, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and of course, built-in Beats Audio and 4G LTE. This looks to be going right up against the Galaxy Note 2 for the title of best super-sized Android phone on Verizon.

No word on a price or release date (rumors are that it will be out before Thanksgiving possibly for $200 on a new 2 year contract), but we’ll hopefully know all that very soon.

Info via: @VerizonWireless, DroidDoes, pictures from @evleaks and Droid-Life

Motorola Gives The Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD A Price And Release Date, Both Coming October 18th

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We know a lot of you have been waiting for Verizon and Motorola’s next-gen Razrs, the Razr HD and the Razr Maxx HD, to finally come out. Well today we have some good news for you– we finally now have a price and release date. Beginning next Thursday, October 18th, you’ll be able to go into your local Verizon store and pick these bad boys up. The Razr HD will cost $199.99 while the Maxx HD will cost $299.99, both with a new two-year contract.

For those who don’t know, the Razr HD and Maxx HD are the next generation of last year’s original Razr and January’s Razr Maxx. Like those Razrs, the Razr HD and Maxx HD have the same very thin, water-resistant design made from Kevlar (so you don’t need to worry about this breaking in half if it drops or if a little water gets on it), 8 megapixel back camera with a second HD front camera for HD video chat, and 4G LTE support. These new Razrs of course are also now packing some much updated specs such as a 1.5 GHZ dual-core processor (up from the 1.2 GHZ dual-core processor on the original Razr) with 1 GB of RAM, a larger 4.7 inch HD screen (up from the non-HD 4.3 inch screens on the older Razrs), Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (with a promised upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean by the end of 2012), and support for NFC. The Razr HD will ship with 16 GB of storage and be available in either black or white while the Razr HD Maxx will ship in black with 32 GB of storage as well as that much larger battery for even better battery life (Motorola and Verizon claim it will get an insane 32 hours of battery life, or more than enough to get you through the day).

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The 2012 Razr family: Maxx HD, HD and Razr M

We recently saw the new RAZRs at an event in New York and we gotta say they are some nice new phones. The screens were extremely sharp, things ran fast and they both felt great in our hands. As you’d expect with the RAZR line, both were extremely thin– even the HD Maxx which has that 30% larger battery (in fact when we put both side by side we had a hard time telling the difference between the Razr HD and HD Maxx). All in all, if you’re looking for some fast and thin phones on Verizon you’re going to want to check these out.

Info from Verizon