Softcard App Will Shut Down on March 31, Accounts Closed With It

Softcard, the failure of a mobile payment system created by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, that tried its hardest to kill Google Wallet for years only to be acquired last month by Google in the most hilarious turn of events, is officially shutting down on March 31. According to emails being sent out to the four Softcard users in existence, the Softcard app will no longer work come March 31 and accounts will then be closed shortly after.  (more…)

And This is How Verizon Will Brand the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Shortly after yesterday’s big MWC announcements wrapped, we poked fun at Verizon’s mid-back branding of their variant of the HTC One M9. To keep it fair, we couldn’t help but do the same for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge now that we have official photos. As you all know, Verizon is notorious for blasting their “Verizon 4G LTE” logo in increasing size all over the backs (and sometimes fronts) of phones. They appear to be doing so in full force this year on all flagships.  (more…)

FYI: Verizon’s HTC One M9, With Its Massive “Verizon 4G LTE” Logo, Won’t Launch Until Q2

If you are skipping Samsung’s two new amazing-looking phones to instead going with HTC’s new One M9, know that the phone won’t be available from Verizon until some time in Q2 of this year. HTC announced this morning that the new M9 would start shipping in March at select carriers and retailers. However, Big Red likely needs more time to test it…or something. Maybe it’s hanging out with the Nexus 6?

Oh, if you buy the One M9 on Verizon, you also get this awesomely large “Verizon 4G LTE” logo on the phone’s backside to look forward to.  (more…)

Here is Verizon’s Nexus 6 Demo Video for Today’s Launch That Didn’t Happen

Verizon’s Nexus 6 was supposed to launch today. Don’t believe me? All you need to do is watch the video below, which Verizon published to YouTube this morning as the phone’s official demo clip. Within the first 10 seconds, the presenter says, “The new Nexus 6, now available on the Verizon 4G LTE network.” Yeah, I’d say today was supposed to be the day.

Of course, the phone never did become available today, as March 12 is now the target, according to sources of ours. When the day does come, it should be available for $249 on-contract.

Until then, feel free to watch Big Red talk about Google’s 3-month old whale. Well, until they pull the video. (more…)

Here is a 360-Degree GIF of the Verizon Nexus 6 (Updated)

For the most part, we believe that Verizon will one day sell the Nexus 6, Google’s newest whale of a smartphone (our review). We don’t know when that will be, but previous reports and our own sources have been under the impression that February 26 is/was more than likely the target. February 26 is tomorrow, in case you haven’t looked at a calendar in a while. Will it arrive tomorrow? Who knows. But hey, this neat little 360-degree viewer of the device popped up on Verizon’s site recently! It must still be happening!

Oooooooh. Ahhhhhhh.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Core Coming to Verizon on February 26

Verizon announced availability of the Samsung Galaxy Core today, a mid range device featuring Samsung’s design principles from a couple of years ago. The device runs Android 4.4, comes with capacitive buttons, a beautiful home button, and TouchWiz, of course.

Specs for the Galaxy Core are a 4.5″ WVGA display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of internal storage, 5MP rear-facing camera, microSD card support up to 128GB, 2000mAh battery, and will receive an update to Lollipop in the future.  (more…)