Posts Tagged ‘verizon’

The AT&T/Verizon Duopoly (Infographic)

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

I found this on the web, check it out:

Verizon vs. AT&T Infographic
Source: TheSimpleDollar.com

BlackBerry Torch 9850 now available at Verizon Wireless

Monday, September 12th, 2011


Great news BlackBerry fans! Verizon Wireless has finally announced that the BlackBerry Torch 9850 is available for sale, you can get them online. You can get the Torch 9850 for $199.00 with a 2-year contract or $499.99 outright. They will be available in stores on September 15th, so start lining up!

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Verizon Wireless launching BlackBerry Bold 9930

Monday, August 15th, 2011


Not many people know this, cause Verizon did do a major announcement on this, but Verizon Wireless just launched the BlackBerry Bold 9930. They are one of the first carrier in USA to off the Bold 9930. You can get this baby for $249.99 on a 2-year contract or $509.99 without a contract.

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BlackBerry Touch (Monaco / Monza) Hands-on!

Friday, April 1st, 2011


The guys over at BGR got their hands on a BlackBerry Touch (Monaco/Monza) and posted pictures of it. Lucky them… Both names are codenames that signify different carriers the phone will land on, we’re told — Verizon Wireless will get the Monaco while the BlackBerry Monza is the global GSM version. The BlackBerry Monaco/Monza is most likely going to join the Torch family and not the Storm.

RIM has not yet announced when the release date of this device is, but rumor has it that it’s going to be in the BlackBerry World Conference in May; along with other BlackBerry models of 2011.

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Verizon is all prepared to push its own BlackBerry app store.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

RIM is initiating a plan to release BlackBerry App World 2.0 in recent time, as the purchase of its current version phones can only be done through PayPal. This version 2.0 comes with an added advantage of carrier billing support and also accepts major credit cards. RIM however, has been beaten by Verizon with a knock by this one. RIM will definitely be out of luck if BlackBerry users come to use Verizon’s competing stores in huge numbers before the arrival of App World 2.0 in the market.

Verizon Wireless now wish to have its own BlackBerry app stores to be used by its customers, moreover the carrier introduced comes with an advantage over RIM. The most important factor that can be cited about this is that it chains career billing. Few models of 3G BlackBerry phones like Storm 2, Tour 9530 and Bold 9650 comes with these kind of facilities. However, the company has a plan to enable the feature to other phones as well, and we can expect it quite soon. RIM has never forced their customers of BlackBerry phones to use their BlackBerry App World store, in long run this may end up incurring loss in the part of the smartphone manufacturer.

As RIM is already challenging Apple and Google, hence a situation like “fractured application delivery market” must be a non-desiring factor for them. It has also been observed that before Apple and Google, RIM started the production of the BlackBerry smartphones. But in recent times, thing has observed drastic changes. But on the other hand it has been seen that although being a late arriver in the market, Apple and Google still reserves the advantage of being large player and technically stronger. Let us get back few years back where palm software was sold in the form of CD and could be installed with the help of a desktop. This shows how technology changes and that too fast enough ever for the personal devices.

Now the good news is that carrier billing can also be made available for the BlackBerry phone, if it support the system and is with Verizon. It is now time when RIM should prepare its plan and work toward the development of those things which it has been promising so far. Otherwise it will have to leave everything in dust for someone else to pick it up. It is truly having been a difficult task for a company to digest to see that a cellular carrier has beaten up the show from RIM. The history will witness the move.

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Sprint and Verizon to launch BlackBerry Tour2 very soon

Friday, January 15th, 2010

blackberry-tour-9630It seems like the year is going to see new smartphones lined up for release. Research In Motion is at work again, making new smartphones for the release of which US wireless carriers are getting ready. According to the rumours and the leaked news about the phones the new phone from the laboratories of Research In Motion is the BlackBerry Tour2 9650. There are also documents which have got leaked and it is these documents that show that the two US carriers namely Verizon Wireless and Sprint will be launching the phone very soon.

Though there are few tidbits of news, there is not much detail regarding the new BlackBerry available. The little amount of information about the BlackBerry phones going to be launched by Sprint and Verizon that is available has come from the SKUs of the phone. As with the former BlackBerry phones which were released approximately two months after the SKUs were leaked, we can expect the BlackBerry Tour2 9650 to be released around March or April. Since there are no confirmed sources of news, we can’t say much about their dates of availability other than this assumption.

Not much is known about the looks and functions of the new BlackBerry, but according to the people at BlackBerry Cool, the new BlackBerry Tour2 can have improvements as far as memory and the processor is concerned. It is also likely that Wi-Fi and a trackpad will be assembled in the yet-to-arrive smartphone.

Apart from the BlackBerry Tour2, there is another phone from Research In Motion that has been leaked. It is the BlackBerry 8910, which seems to be the BlackBerry Atlas according to BGR. The Atlas which has been leaked just like the BlackBerry Tour2, is basically a BlackBerry 8900 version that integrates 256 MB of RAM, a 624 MHz processor, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, optical trackpad and EDGE-only connectivity. However the Atlas doesn’t fit in with the announcements made by Research In Motion to release only Wi-Fi enabled devices. Perhaps it could be a change of plan that led the changes.

If you are looking forward for more details of the two BlackBerry phones that are about to be launched, all you can do is be satisfied with the little details available now, as there is not much known about them.

Source: Softpedia News

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Verizon Partially Uncripples GPS Transceiver on Curve/Pearl OS 4.5 Update

Friday, December 5th, 2008

This is great news guys at Verizon! Update your BlackBerry OS asap!

Users of HowardForums are confirming that the latest update to BlackBerry OS 4.5 (version ending in .77) on Verizon for the Curve and Pearl enables the internal GPS transceiver to work with BlackBerry Maps.

When tested with the new functionality, the reports average a lock time of up to a minute for the first lock, with 30 seconds being the norm after each subsequent lock to establish functionality.

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BlackBerry Storm press release photos

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Engadget just reported about the offical press release photos of the BlackBerry Storm by Verizon Wireless. Here are the images:

BlackBerry Storm by Verizon Wireless

Just 2 days ago our German sister site reported about the new BlackBerry Storm coming to Vodafone Germany (which partly owns Verizon). So we guess the device must have been pushed by Vodafone to bring an iPhone competitor to the corporate market. It is quite obvious as there are just images from Verizon and Vodafone out there of the BlackBerry Storm. I am so excited about this device! Need to get it into my hands asap!

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RIM to launch touchscreen BlackBerry “soon”: Verizon

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Just found this on Reuters:

Research In Motion is preparing to launch the long anticipated touch-screen version of its BlackBerry smartphone, according to an official promotion e-mail from U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless.

The device will be known as the BlackBerry Storm 9530 and will feature “global capabilities”, Verizon said, without providing specifics. It also did not give an exact launch date, saying only that the smartphone is “coming soon”.

Via: Reuters.

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Verizon announced Blackberry Storm – video leaked

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Our German speaking / writing sister site of BlackBerryInsight just reported that this BlackBerry Storm video (see below) appeared on the internet not long ago. It is presented by the Chief Marketing Officer of Verizon Wireless who explains some of the Storm’s key features like its new touch screen including multi-touch navigation. This is a revolution for BlackBerry device and direct answer of RIM to Apple’s iPhone.

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