On May 28, Verizon will add three new color options to the DROID Turbo, a phone that was once the carrier’s flagship Android device but feels less and less important these days as current owners of it continue to wait for its big update to Lollipop. But hey, new colors!
The DROID Turbo will be available in a new Grey Ballistic Nylon color with choices of blue, orange, or violet accents. The price won’t change – you can still buy it for monthly Edge payments of $20.83 or $499 full retail. (more…)
Take a long look at that image of the LG G4. See anything that might give a hint at a potential launch date for it on Verizon?
For one, that is the Verizon version of the phone. As hard as that may be to believe because it doesn’t have three or four “Verizon 4G LTE” logos all over it, just know that we grabbed the photo from Verizon’s G4 landing page. (Breaking news: Verizon’s LG G4 only has a single Verizon tattoo!) (more…)
Yesterday, retired leaker @evleaks told us to expect a never-before-seen LG tablet on Verizon in the near future. He called it the G Pad X, which sounds a lot like a continuation of LG’s G Pad line of tablets that included the G Pad 8.3 LTE. While we still don’t know much in terms of specs, price, or a timeframe for release, Evan did post a picture of the device today. (more…)
At the end of our HTC One M9 review, we told you to skip the phone and instead opt for last year’s HTC One M8 should you really love the all-metal design and style of HTC’s products. The One M8 is a better phone. It looks better. It has a better camera, even if it is a bit of a gimmick. It has a better display. It’s battery life is somehow, confusingly better. And best of all, it’s waaaaaaay cheaper.
Take today’s deal for example, where you can buy a brand new HTC One M8 for AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint at just $299 through Best Buy. That’s $299 for a phone at full retail, without a contract or payment plan. You pay $299 and then walk away with a phone that you own.
The deal includes “limited quantities” and is only available today, so be quick if interested.
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Verizon’s HTC One M7 is getting its Android 5.0 Lollipop update today, at least according to a full changelog posted to the company’s support site. The update arrives in two parts, but finishes on 6.21.605.3 when all is said and done.
After the update, users will see Lollipop’s fun, including new notification panel behaviors, an all-new quick settings pull-down, notifications on the lock screen, more control over which apps can send you notifications, new Rolodex-styled recent apps, more power with Android Beam, and more. HTC also tossed their HTC EYE experience into the camera. (more…)
According to former leaker extraordinaire, @evleaks, the newly announced and mostly underwhelming Sony Xperia Z4 may be on its way to Verizon, along with a new tablet from LG called the G Pad X. Through a Tweet, in typical minimal @evleaks style, all we are told is that these two devices, along with a new iPad mini and the Desire 526 are “coming” to Big Red. No pictures were included. (more…)
Verizon announced this morning that it is acquiring dial-up internet king, AOL, for $4.4 billion. Of course, that “dial-up king” comment is tongue-in-cheek, as the company is now known for their digital content and advertising platforms. Verizon hopes to take all of that digital expertise and drive their LTE wireless video and OTT (over-the-top video) strategy. (more…)
Add XT1578, XT1585, and XT192A to your list of potential model numbers for future Motorola devices headed to Verizon. That’s it, though. Just add them to the list.
Where did the numbers come from? Over the weekend, a redditor created an account called AndroidLeaks and posted up those three model numbers, along with what he claims are select specs from each. He supposedly grabbed the information in an “analytics system” that shows the devices being used in and around the Chicago area, where of course, Motorola is based out of. (more…)