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Your iPhone 6 Is Less Attractive To Thieves

Apple's new iPhones will include a kill switch that owners can use to remotely lock or wipe them, reports Reuters. The feature has been part of iOS for several years, but the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will have the feature turned on by default. The feature can be installed on older iPhone models,... - read more

Verizon's VoLTE Service Live for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Verizon has made its Advanced Calling 1.0 feature available to the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The free service will pass voice calls over Verizon's LTE 4G network rather than the cellular network. It offers high-quality voice calls and video calls. In order to enable the service, owners of... - read more

Starbucks Announces Rollout of Wireless Charging Stations

Starbucks has announced a national rollout of a wireless charging stations, beginning with stores San Francisco.    Working in partnership with Duracell, Starbucks will expand Powermat charging stations to additional major markets in 2015, with a full national rollout in... - read more

Verizon Wireless Launches More Everything Plans

"MoreEverything" plans designed to increase data allowances and increase options for international messaging without increasing the price.It's a deal for some and inconsequential for others. Under the new plans, Verizon will double the amount of data available in some Share Everything packages.... - read more

Verizon Delivering KitKat to Motorola Droids

Verizon Wireless today indicated via one of its Twitter accounts that the Android 4.4 KitKat system update is being pushed to the Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini. The update will be distributed in phases, so it may take a few days to reach all users. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Boosts LTE Capacity In Dozens of Markets

Verizon Wireless has activated LTE 4G on its AWS spectrum in dozens of markets, reports GigaOm. Verizon Wireless lit up AWS-based LTE in New York City earlier this year, but has recently expanded the number of markets to include many of the major metro areas east of the Mississippi River, as... - read more

Verizon Pushes VoLTE Launch to 2014

Verizon Wireless today indicated that it plans to launch VoLTE service next year. As recently as October 8, Verizon said that VoLTE handsets and service would launch this year. The news regarding the delay was buried in a press release about the third anniversary of Verizon's LTE network... - read more

HTC One max Now on Sale at Verizon

Verizon Wireless quietly made the HTC One max handset available today. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Selling Samsung Galaxy S III and S 4 Minis

Verizon Wireless today added both the Galaxy S III Mini and Galaxy S 4 Mini to its Android smartphone lineup. According to Verizon, both phones are compatible with the just-launched Isis mobile payment service. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon to Sell BlackBerry Z30 Nov. 14

Verizon Wireless today indicated that the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone will be available beginning November 14. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Adds Features to Cloud-Based Messaging Service

Verizon Wireless today updated its Verizon Messaging product, a cloud-based, cross-platform service that lets people send messages between smartphones, tablets, and PCs. The new version of Verizon Messaging bakes in support for Glympse, which allows users to share their location data with... - read more

AT&T - Sprint - Verizon - U.S. Cellular to Sell Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung today announced that the Galaxy S4 Mini will become available from the top U.S. network operators beginning in November. The GS4 Mini was first announced in May. AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless have all agreed to sell the phone. The Mini swaps out the S4's... - read more

Verizon Pushing Update to Samsung Galaxy S4

Verizon Wireless has begun delivering a system update to the Samsung Galaxy S4 that adds several new features. Chief among the new features is Samsung's Optical Reader application. Optical Reader uses the camera to take pictures of documents, such as business cards, and convert it into text.... - read more

Verizon Deploying LTE On Its AWS Spectrum

Verizon Wireless today confirmed reports that it has begun deploying LTE on its AWS spectrum. The company has lit up LTE in the 2100MHz AWS band in portions of New York City, which is spectrum that it acquired from cable companies last year. "As our customers' wireless data usage continues... - read more

Verizon Commits to BlackBerry Z30

Verizon Wireless is the first U.S. network operator to throw its support behind the BlackBerry Z30. The company announced via its Twitter account that the Z30 is coming to its network soon. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Apple Reveals the iPhone 5S with Fingerprint Sensor

Apple today announced the iPhone 5S, a refresh to the iPhone 5, that will be available in slate, silver, and gold. The iPhone 5S is made from aluminum with chamfered edges and a 4-inch Retina Display. Outwardly it looks similar to the iPhone 5, but Apple says the iPhone 5S has numerous... - read more

Apple Announces the iPhone 5C

Apple today announced the iPhone 5C. The 5C is a replacement for the outgoing iPhone 5, which will no longer be sold. The hallmark feature of the iPhone 5C is that it trades a metallic body for a hard-coated polycarbonate shell. The shell has a metal frame on the inside, which also acts as... - read more

Verizon's LG G2 Goes On Sale September 12

Verizon wireless today announced that its version of the LG G2 will be available online and in stores beginning September 12. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Samsung Note 3 Offers Bigger Screen, Smaller Footprint, Updated S Pen

Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note 3, its third-generation phablet with S Pen stylus. The Note 3 increases the screen from last year's 5.5-inch display to 5.7 inches. It also improves the resolution from 1280 x 800 to 1920 x 1080 full HD. Despite the larger screen, the Note 3 is 1mm... - read more

Android 4.4 Named "KitKat"

Google today announced that the next major version of Android - version 4.4 - will be named KitKat, after the Kit Kat candy bar made by Nestlé. Each major version of Android is named for a sweet treat starting with a successive letter of the alphabet. Only major versions get a new... - read more

Samsung Convoy 3 Available from Verizon

Verizon Wireless today made the Samsung Convoy 3 available for sale from its web site. The Convoy 3 is a rugged flip phone with push-to-talk services. The phone's main features include dual color displays, dual microphones for noise cancellation, and mil-spec rating for protection from... - read more

Kyocera Brings Hydro Series to Verizon

Verizon Wireless today announced the Kyocera Hydro Elite, a waterproof Android phone. The Elite is the highest-end model of Kyocera's growing Hydro series, sporting a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, 8-megapixel camera, front camera, NFC, Qi wireless charging, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, DLNA,... - read more

Samsung i425 Aimed At Verizon

Documents recently made by public by the FCC confirm that a rumored Samsung SCH-i425 phone is designed for Verizon. Although the model number suggests a Stratosphere II successor, internal photos in the FCC filing confirm that the i425 does not have a physical keyboard. The i425 is an... - read more

Moto X Coming to Verizon on Thursday

Verizon today announced that it will make the Moto X available "in the coming weeks". Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Adds LG Enact and LG Exalt to Lineup

Verizon Wireless today began selling two phones from LG on its web site. The LG Enact (pictured) is a sideways slider Android smartphone and the LG Exalt is a basic flip phone. Enact: This QWERTY-equipped smartphone features a 4-inch, 800 x 480 display; 5-megapixel camera with 1080p... - read more

Samsung Outs the Convoy 3 for Verizon Wireless

Samsung has published details about the Convoy 3 for Verizon Wireless. The Convoy 3 is a rugged flip phone that includes support for push-to-talk services. The phone's main features include dual color displays, dual microphones for noise cancellation, and mil-spec rating for protection from... - read more

HTC One Lands in Verizon Stores August 22

Verizon Wireless today announced via Twitter that its variant of the HTC One will be available beginning August 22. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Offers FiOS TV Streaming to Android Phones

Verizon today released a new Verizon FiOS Mobile application for Android smartphones that can stream live TV to handsets. The application lets Android device owners access 75 live TV channels, as well as on-demand content from Starz and Encore. The app takes features from the Verizon Media... - read more

Verizon to Offer More NFL Games on Phones

Verizon Wireless has expanded its content deal with the National Football League to include the rights to air more games. Verizon and the NFL already stream games to Verizon smartphones on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday evenings. Under the terms of the new agreement, games that are played... - read more

Verizon to Offer BlackBerry Q10 June 6

Verizon Wireless today said that the BlackBerry Q10 will be available for purchase from its web site beginning June 6 and in stores beginning June 10. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Confirms It Will Sell the HTC One

Verizon Wireless today revealed through one of its Twitter accounts that it will offer the HTC One smartphone later this summer. Exact pricing and availability were not announced. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Details Major Galaxy S III Update

Verizon Wireless has published the details of a system update that will soon be made available to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Among the many new features being prepped for last year's device is the split-screen multitasking mode available to Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Note/Note II devices. Other... - read more

Verizon Cloud Now Available to Apple iPhone

Verizon Wireless today made Verizon Cloud, its backup and storage service, available to the Apple iPhone. Verizon Cloud lets customers sync their smartphones and tablets to Verizon's servers. It offers 500MB of storage for free, and up to 125GB of storage for $9.99 per month. Verizon says... - read more

Galaxy S 4 Now Available from Verizon

Samsung today indicated through one of its official Twitter accounts that the Verizon variant of the Galaxy S 4 is now available. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon's Galaxy Note II Primed for System Update

Verizon Wireless has prepared an operating system upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The upgrade boosts the OS to Android 4.1.2 and makes a number of improvements to the device's performance. It adds IPV6 to the mobile hotspot feature, improves Exchange-based email syncing, adds... - read more

Pantech Perception for Verizon Arrives April 25

Verizon Wireless today announced that the Pantech Perception, a global Android smartphone, will go on sale beginning April 25. According to Verizon, Motion Sense is the Perception's stand-out feature. Motion Sense allows Perception owners to answer phone calls, scroll through the contact... - read more

LG Cosmos 3 and Revere 2 Reach Verizon's Lineup

Verizon Wireless recently added two LG feature phones to its device roster, the Cosmos 3 and Revere 2. Both phones are follow-ups to previous devices and stick to entry-level features. They are limited to Verizon's older 1XRTT 3G technology and each includes a 1.3-megapixel camera with video... - read more

Motorola Droid Bionic to Receive Jelly Bean

Verizon Wireless today announced that the Motorola Droid Bionic will begin to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update starting April 15. It will be delivered over-the-air in phases. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon's LG Lucid Earns a Sequel

Verizon Wireless today announced the LG Lucid 2, a new Android device that Verizon is positioning as a good entry-level smartphone. The Lucid 2 features a 4.3-inch qHD display and runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It has Starter Mode and Standard Mode, which are two different user profiles. The... - read more

Verizon to Add Gaming Portal to Android Devices

Verizon Wireless and PlayPhone today announced the new Games Portal, a socially-connected gaming platform that will be installed on Verizon's Android devices moving forward. The Game Portal allows users to find and play mobile games with their online friends, and share scores and... - read more

Verizon Now Pushing Text Messages to PCs and Tablets

Verizon Wireless today announced an update to its Verizon Messages service that it says will help customers avoid missed messages. The service can be set up to deliver any SMS message originally sent to the customer's phone also to their PC, or their Android or iOS tablet. In addition to... - read more

Motorola Droid 4 to Receive Jelly Bean March 19

Verizon Wireless indicated that the Motorola Droid 4 smartphone will begin to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update today. The update will be pushed over the air and adds a number of new features, such as Google Now. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon's Galaxy Nexus Gains Android 4.2.2

Verizon Wireless today announced that its version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will receive Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean beginning today, March 19. The update includes Photo Sphere, the new predictive keyboard, and other features. It is being pushed over the air. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX Graced with Jelly Bean

Verizon Wireless today revealed that both the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX will begin receiving the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean system update beginning today. The update adds Google Now, Project Butter, the Jelly Bean predictive keyboard and other new features. The update will be pushed over... - read more

Samsung Galaxy Stellar Earns Its Jelly Bean Update

Verizon Wireless today said that the Samsung Galaxy Stellar will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean beginning March 4. The update will be pushed out in phases, though it can also be downloaded manually starting Monday afternoon. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Pushing Ice Cream Sandwich to HTC Thunderbolt

Verizon Wireless today announced that it is finally delivering the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the HTC Thunderbolt. The system update will be pushed in phases beginning today, February 5. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich adds the Holo theme and includes many new features, such as... - read more

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Hits Verizon Stores January 24

Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced that the ATIV Odyssey will be available at Verizon Wireless stores beginning January 24. The ATIV Odyssey is a mid-range Windows Phone with a 4-inch AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, and LTE 4G. It costs $49.99 after... - read more

Verizon Delivering Jelly Bean to Galaxy S III Dec. 14

Verizon Wireless today announced that it will begin pushing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to the Samsung Galaxy S III starting December 14. The update, which adds Google Now, new notifications, ISIS compatibility, and Project Butter, will be delivered over the air in waves. Verizon said... - read more

Major Carriers Agree to Nationwide 911 Texting Service

The top four wireless network operators have all agreed to let customers send text messages to 911 emergency centers via their networks. The Federal Communication Commission has been pushing for what it calls a next-generation 911 service and AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon... - read more

Verizon Prepping Jelly Bean for RAZR HD, MAXX HD

Verizon Wireless today provided more information about when it will deliver the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update to the Motorola RAZR HD and MAXX HD. According to Verizon, the new operating system will be pushed out in waves beginning next week. The update includes new features such as... - read more