An Entire City’s 4G LTE Network Can be Brought Down for $650

Researchers at Virginia Tech have made a startling discovery: an entire region’s 4G LTE network can be brought down with a device that costs $650 bucks. Of course, doing so would require some expertise in communications technology, but Marc Lichtman, the research assistant on the study, said “Any communications engineer would be able to figure [...]


HTC Droid DNA: Full 1080p, 5-inch Display

Phones with 720p HD displays are old news. You know what’s cool? A 5-inch, 1080p Super LCD 3 display with an astonishing 440 pixels-per-inch. Meet the Droid DNA, the latest and greatest superphone from HTC and Verizon, unveiled at a media event this morning in New York. The Droid DNA goes up for pre-order today, [...]


Shipping Now: iPad mini with LTE

If you’ve been following along the last few weeks, you might remember my last post about the iPad mini with WiFi + Cellular not shipping until November 21, with a delivery date shortly thereafter. It looks like Apple has gotten their inventory in and started shipping a little sooner, because I received the below email [...]


Verizon Adds Mobile Charging Stations for Hurricane Sandy Victims

The fine folks at Verizon have setup mobile charging stations for those still without power and affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you live in the New York area and need power to charge your devices, Verizon welcomes you to come charge them, completely free of charge. They provide all the current locations of their charging [...]


Verizon’s 4G LTE network will be complete 6 months early

Verizon’s CFO Fran Shammo spoke at the Wells-Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom Conference and told attendees that Verizon would finish rolling out its 4G LTE network rollout plans 6 months early. Since they began rolling out LTE, Verizon has stuck by their timeline of “end of 2013″ to cover their entire nationwide 3G footprint [...]


Summary: Smartphones vs. Feature Phones

This is the summary of the entire [ZAGG Report]. You can view previous parts here: Part 1: Verizon (link) Part 2: T-Mobile (link) Part 3: Sprint (link) Part 4: AT&T (link) If we take the smartphone penetration stats provided by each of the four national carriers above and average them, we see that 60.25% of [...]


Part One: Smartphones vs. Feature Phones – Verizon

When was the last time you saw someone with a mobile device other than a smartphone? Remember the clamshells with retractable antennas we all used in a previous life? Or the game ‘Snake’? It seems like eons ago. Smartphones are cannibalizing feature phones (read: dumb phones) at every turn. They empower us to do more [...]


Verizon adds carrier billing for Google Play Purchases: Coming Oct. 18

The above screenshot shows that, starting tomorrow, Verizon will support carrier billing for purchases in the Google Play Store. AT&T has offered this ability for a while now, so it’s a welcome move from our friends at Big Red. No longer will you be required to provide a payment method like a credit or debit [...]


You can now get a Black or Brown Galaxy S3 from Verizon

If you’re a Verizon customer and you’re thinking about buying a Galaxy S3, Pebble Blue and Arctic White aren’t your only choices, any longer. As I told you about back in August, Samsung has finally added two more colors to the palette for Big Red customers: Amber Brown and Sapphire Black. You might recall from [...]


These cities get Verizon 4G LTE next week

On October 18, Verizon will light up 4G LTE service in the following 15 new markets: Gadsden, Ala. Chico/Oroville, Calif. Owensboro, Ky. Waterville/Augusta, Maine Marquette, Mich. Brainerd and Fergus Falls/Alexandria, Minn. Hattiesburg and Laurel, Miss. Columbia, Mo. Norfolk and North Platte, Neb. Clovis, N.M. Jamestown, N.Y. Bend and Medford/Grants Pass, Ore. Amarillo and Victoria, Texas [...]

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