Tag Archives: Verizon

Verizon Hoping To Keep The iPhone For Itself After AT&T Exclusivity Ends?

Hoping to not get lost in today’s Nexus S news cycle is a report by analyst Shaw Wu of Kaufman Bros who believes that Verizon will pay to keep the iPhone away from Sprint and T-Mobile.  I believe it’s safe to say that analyst opinions like this are often steeped in fantasy more so than fact but it’s an interesting proposition.  Where we take issue with the logic is that Wu believes Android has … [read full article]

Is Verizon Single-handedly Responsible For Androids Success?

In the midst of yesterdays Verizon LTE announcement, a little ego showed on behalf of Verizon as they proclaimed themselves responsible for the success of Android. “Android really took off when Verizon got involved” is the direct quote from Verizon CTO Tony Melone and comes off pretty matter of fact. T-Mobile was the first carrier to launch Android in the US with the G1 but can Verizon really take credit for Androids current success? … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Reaction To Verizon’s LTE Announcement

With the 4G Wars heating up after today’s announcement of Verizon’s new LTE network  bringing impressive speeds to the table, T-Mobile shares its reaction to the announcement.  T-Mobile welcomes Verizon to the “4G world”, claiming that T-Mobile subscribers have been enjoying “America’s Largest 4G Network” for a while now and love it.  Magenta also states that it is still on track to cover 200 million people by the end of 2010.  Compare that to … [read full article]

The 4G Wars Are Definitely On Now

Following Verizon’s LTE announcement this morning, it’s really quite clear that the battle for the “4G” speed war has begun.  Early tests from bloggers and journalists  testing the Verizon network are coming back with very impressive results, although they all admit the results are on a network with almost zero load on it.  Up until this point however, T-Mobile has been widely heralded as the speed leader, a prize they may only hold until … [read full article]

Sprint Claims To Be Only “True” 4G Network, They Also Have Big Pipes

If Sprint was hoping to steer the conversation back in their direction with this, the latest entrance in the “4G” argument, they should have tried harder.  This video, which offers up a mini-tutorial on how Sprint 4G works as well as some digs at the competition, effectively does neither very well.  All I learned from this video is that Sprint apparently has a larger pipe than everyone else. Claiming that “other carriers might claim to have … [read full article]

T-Mobile HSPA+ Really Fast Says Root Metrics

T-Mobile has been saying that its 4G HSPA+ network will boost speeds across the board regardless of whether or not the phone is capable of the full speed.  So Wireless testing firm Root Metrics decided to put that to the test and found that the speed boost indeed was noticeable across the board no matter which device.  In a sample of six markets, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Oakland and Orange County, California T-Mobile … [read full article]

Verizon Claims Fastest 4G Network; How Should T-Mobile Respond?

Well, what do we have here?  It’s another entry into the “4G” war by big red Verizon herself.  The above image, via Twitter, shows that Verizon is ready to tackle the 4G issue and formally enter the 4G war.  This time the ad hits AT&T where Verizon has enjoyed hitting them in the past, their 3G network.  Anyone remember the “There is a map for that” ad campaign?  While T-Mobile has enjoyed the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Teams Up With AT&T & Verizon To Bring NFC Mobile Wallet System To The U.S

Today, T-Mobile announced that it is teaming up with the other two major U.S carriers, AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless to bring Isis, a mobile payment system to customers. Isis will use near-field communication (NFC) based technology to allow smartphone owners to use their handsets as a form of payment, thus replacing the need to carry around credit cards or even cash. Currently, there are no NFC enabled smartphones on the market, but one is coming … [read full article]

Sidekick Has No KINs?

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A while back, there were several rumors floating around of Magenta supposedly discontinuing the Sidekick line. Many thought that the T-Mobile Sidekick would be replaced with the rumored Microsoft “Project Pink” handsets for Verizon Wireless. Today, April 12, Verizon Wireless and Microsoft announced the KIN ONE and the KIN TWO which are devices targeted towards the younger social networking crowd. T-Mobile states that, even though these new devices are very similar to the T-Mobile Sidekick handset, Sidekick … [read full article]

Is T-Mobile Losing Their (Android) Thunder?

Google and Verizon announce partnership, love and new Android handsets to result

As some of you may know, there have been a bunch rumors (that are less rumor and more fact) about Verizon’s upcoming Android phone, the Motorola Sholes.  Well, Verizon and Google went semi-official and announced their (somewhat unlikely) partnership today.  While these companies have had disputes in the past, everything seems to be just peachy now.  In a press call, Verizon and Google said that they will be showing off two (so the Sholes and … [read full article]