Verizon Makes It Official: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is an Exclusive, Pre-order Tomorrow

Within the last hour, we reported that Verizon would put the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet up for pre-order starting tomorrow. Verizon has now made that news official, by announcing an exclusive hold on the tablet in the US that will run customers $599. For a limited time, Verizon will let you buy Sony’s flagship tablet for $499 with a new 2-year contract, though that sounds like the worst deal in the history of tech.

The tablet will be available in Verizon stores on July 17, just as we reported.  (more…)

Verizon has Big Plans for Tomorrow and July 17 – 50% Off Phones, G3 Launch, Z2 Tablet, and More

According to sources of ours, Verizon has a handful of announcements prepared that involve happenings on July 10 and July 17. Outside of their plans to make 4G LTE a part of their ALLSET prepaid plan, which we first reported last week, we should also expect a big 50% off phone deal that will run for a couple of weeks, along with pre-orders and launch dates for the Xperia Z2 Tablet, LG G3, and G Watch.  (more…)

Verizon Begins Training Employees for Launch of Sony Xperia Z2 (Updated)

No matter how many times Sony denies it, leaks have the Xperia Z2 pegged as a Verizon exclusive on American shores. When it will exactly hit retail, however, is another matter entirely.

Thanks to new information courtesy of PhoneArena, there is reason to hope that a launch is just around the corner. A screenshot of a Verizon employee training module shows an online course for the Xperia Z2. That’s a far cry from confirmation, but could be a sign that an announcement is imminent.  (more…)

Verizon Prepaid is Finally Getting 4G LTE, Likely on July 17

According to sources of ours, Verizon prepaid is finally getting access to the carrier’s massive 4G LTE network come July 17. As those of you in the prepaid game know, Verizon has lagged behind others in terms of prepaid data speeds, leaving their customers on 3G-only, which is painful on Big Red’s incredibly slow CDMA network. That is about to change, but you now have to decide if their plan is worth considering.  (more…)

Verizon’s LG G3 to Feature Innovative, Exclusive QWERTY Slider Keyboard, 2-inch High-res Display

If you are planning to pick-up the LG G3 when it arrives on Verizon store shelves, prepare for a boatload of exclusive features that only the Big Red variant will carry. We are talking a slideout QWERTY keyboard, front physical dial pad, and an insanely high-res 2-inch front display. Think of the G3 with a set of features that no one has attempted to use since the death of the feature phone, in a good way.

Verizon and LG are really trying to change the game here, which is not surprising knowing Verizon’s past of tweaking flagship phones for the better. Think of the Note 2 and the added bonus users received with a “Verizon Wireless” logo placed on the physical home button. Better than a fingerprint scanner, right? Or what about the removal of features like Blocking Mode from Samsung phones that were nothing but a nuisance and bloatware. Think of the constant reminder that you always wished you had to show that you were connected to WiFi or that you should try to connect to a nearby network.

Verizon has always had you in mind when preparing to release a phone, which is why their version of the G3 will be unlike any other.  (more…)

Verizon Announces Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, Calls it The “Family Tablet”

Verizon made the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 for its 4G LTE network official this afternoon, announcing that the Samsung-made tablet would be available online and in stores starting June 26 for $379.99. For a limited time, the tablet will be available for $279.99 with a new two-year activation, for those of you who need constant LTE connectivity on your tablet devices.

The tablet’s ability to allow for multiple profiles on the one device is Verizon’s main sell, a feature that has been available for Android devices for quite a while. With multiuser capability, Verizon touts the Galaxy Tab 4 as the perfect family tablet. Not only can you all have separate application and wallpapers, but you can also have fun together with apps such as WatchON and built-in games.  (more…)

Source of Yesterday’s Encased Moto X+1 Render Outed as Incipio Hard Shell Case for Verizon’s Motorola “Victara”

Yesterday, a reported render of an encased Moto X+1 made the rounds, but no one could help but poke at the fact that the phone does not look all that good. For starters, there appears to be no front-facing camera, the phone features a massive chin on its front side, and this now-known Incipio case covers up any LED the device may have. These things led most people to believe that there is no way we were looking at Motorola’s next flagship device.

This morning, thanks to another leak from @evleaks, the exact source of yesterday’s render is now known. As we can see in the full image below, this case is designed for Verizon’s Motorola “Victara,” which has been a standing codename for the Moto X+1.  (more…)