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Novatel Wireless’ new Verizon Jetpack MiFi device is just $129.99 prepaid

If you are planning on coming to the United States any time soon and you’re planning to be out-and-about (that is, not chained to a specific hotel or office with WiFi), you’ll probably be giving a lot of thought about data roaming costs. I recommend dumping your existing operator’s roaming expenses and picking up one […]

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The Verizon iPhone press release in full

For those who’d like to read the full announcement today: Verizon Wireless and Apple® today announced that the iPhone® 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Thursday, February 10. Qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order iPhone 4 online on February 3, ahead of general availability. iPhone 4 […]

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Ready for some iPhone Verizon rumours? 3rd of Feb is NOT the day! [Updated]

BGR reckons that Apple will announce the availability of an iPhone compatible with the Verizon network (i.e. CDMA) on the 3rd of February. This all subject to the usual hoopla associated with rumours. Here’s what BGR have to say: BGR has confirmed with a source close to Apple that the company has blacked out employee […]

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Unlocking the Verizon Motorola Droid Pro for use in the UK

A colleague of mine arrived back into the UK recently with one of Motorola’s latest Android devices, the Droid Pro (otherwise known as ‘the one with the QWERTY keyboard’). The Pro has been raising a lot of eyebrows recently given the addition of the physical keyboard — something that’s been keeping many an executive tied […]

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Verizon sticks it to Apple over Droid X

This is the back of today’s USA Today newspaper. As you can see, the advertisement is showing off the all new Droid X Android handset launching on Verizon on 15th July. Look really close at the blurb at the bottom. It reads: … And most importantly, it comes with a double antenna design. The kind […]

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Verizon Palo Alto Store: ‘Yeah you don’t want the Blackberry Storm, it’s buggy’

If you were reading my Twitter feed earlier this afternoon, you’d have caught my update from outside the Verizon Wireless Store in Palo Alto. Here’s a pic: I was Palo Alto for a few meetings, one with a mobile titan (ID not public alas)

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It’s a dark day for Storms

The Wall Street Journal has just run a piece on the failings of the BlackBerry Storm and problems that plagued it soon after its launch in the States, some of which were clearly mirrored elsewhere in the world *cough* It’s an interesting read, which contains items that even our deft investigation did not uncover to […]

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US aggregators stunned at Verizon’s $0.03 MT transaction fees increase

The US text message market is in a bit of flux. I’ve been getting phone calls and text messages from aggregators across the country who can’t quite believe that, from 1st November 2008, Verizon will apply a $0.03 transaction fee on every outgoing text message through it’s network. I can’t quite believe it either. It […]

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Yahoo to power AT&T search, while Google picks Verizon

AT&T, the largest wireless service provider in the US, has today announced that it will start offering search services powered by Yahoo!. AT&T will offer access to Yahoo’s Onesearch web-based services to approximately 70 million of its total userbase through the provider’s mobile internet portal. The services will include website keyword search along with links […]

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Verizon and LG launch phone and headset combo

The phone is called the LG Decoy and it is a slider phone that has a built in Bluetooth headset. Pretty nifty. The press release doesn’t say, but I’m assuming that there will be a holster designed specifically for it too. Actually this is quite interesting and certainly seems to be an interesting development from […]

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Google wants to reuse TV spectrum for fast mobiles

Following the release of Android, it looks like Google has no intention of leaving the mobile world alone. According to Bloomberg, the internet search giant submitted a plan to Federal Communications Commission asking it to open up unused TV airwaves for mobile use. Bloomberg reports that Google’s plan says that the vacant spectrum or “white […]