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  • Verizon to stock Palm Pre
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    Verizon to stock Palm Pre

    By 28 July 2009

    Verizon has said they will be offering the Palm Pre in the US early next year, giving hope to millions of customers looking to get the new handset but not wanting to transfer to mobile operator Sprint. "We plan to offer the Palm Pre early next year",...

  • AmazonWireless goes live
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    AmazonWireless goes live

    By 10 July 2009

    Amazon has made a major move into the mobile phone retail market in the States with the launch of AmazonWireless. Currently in beta, the new website offers "cell phones" and service plans, promising American consumers an easier, free-shipping shopping...

  • BlackBerry Tour priced and dated on Verizon
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    BlackBerry Tour priced and dated on Verizon

    By 30 June 2009

    BlackBerry's new Tour smartphone, angled as a "global" effort that can be used across 200 countries, has gone up for pre-order in the US. Two American operators have been confirmed as due to offer the handset, but it's Vodafone-backed Verizon, over Sprint,...

  • HTC Ozone (aka Snap) launches on Verizon
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    HTC Ozone (aka Snap) launches on Verizon

    By 25 June 2009

    Verizon in the US has announced that it is the latest operator to take the HTC Snap. Following hot on the heels of Sprint and T-Mobile with the Snap and Dash 3G respectively, the HTC Ozone, as it will be called, is virtually identical to the Snap and...

  • BlackBerry Tour announced
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    BlackBerry Tour announced

    By 16 June 2009

    In the States, RIM has introduced the BlackBerry Tour, describing it as a "powerful new 3G BlackBerry smartphone for CDMA customers in North America". The "highly refined world phone" works on CDMA/EV-DO Rev networks in North America, but also, and hence...

  • Samsung Alias 2 launches with E-Ink display
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    Samsung Alias 2 launches with E-Ink display

    By 11 May 2009

    Samsung has launched a mobile phone in the States that offers a "state-of-the-art" transforming E-Ink display. The Alias 2, described as a "next generation dual-hinge messaging phone with the convenience of an E Ink transforming keypad in a unique flip-style...

  • Verizon and Microsoft in talks over iPhone rival
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    Verizon and Microsoft in talks over iPhone rival

    By 29 April 2009

    Further to the rumours swirling that US operator Verizon Wireless is in talks with Apple to offer two new iProducts, the Wall Street Journal has it that the company is also involved in discussions with Microsoft to offer an iPhone-rivaling device. The...

  • Verizon in talks for iPhone lite and Apple media pad
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    Verizon in talks for iPhone lite and Apple media pad

    By 28 April 2009

    The rumours that Verizon Wireless is in talks with Apple over future models of the iPhone have intensified in the States, with the news that there are two "iPhone-like devices" currently being discussed by the two companies. BusinessWeek reports that...

  • Verizon launches Samsung Trance
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    Verizon launches Samsung Trance

    By 24 April 2009

    In the US, Verizon Wireless has announced that it is to offer the Samsung "Trance" mobile phone for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in with a 2-year contract. The mid-range Trance offers music player functionality including Bang & Olufsen ICEpower external speakers,...

  • BlackBerry Storm update due soon
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    BlackBerry Storm update due soon

    By 14 April 2009

    It's being reported that Verizon Wireless is prepping an over-the-air software update for the BlackBerry Storm in the US, while Vodafone, the Storm operator in the UK, can't confirm when the update is due. The 4.7.0.113 update is expected to fix the handset's...

  • HTC Diamond hits USA as Diamond2 imminent
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    HTC Diamond hits USA as Diamond2 imminent

    By 10 April 2009

    While the UK is gearing up for the launch of the HTC Touch Diamond2, spare a thought for our American friends who it seems are only just getting their hands on the first version of the handset. Verizon has announced that its customers will finally be...

  • Nokia 7205 Intrigue launches on Verizon
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    Nokia 7205 Intrigue launches on Verizon

    By 24 March 2009

    In the States Nokia has launched the Nokia 7205 Intrigue in partnership with Verizon Wireless. Described as "sophisticated", the Intrigue gets a hidden-until-lit external display, internal colour keypad and support for "exciting" multimedia and music...

  • BlackBerry 9630 leaked in real life photos
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    BlackBerry 9630 leaked in real life photos

    By 5 March 2009

    Photos of RIM's forthcoming 9630, codenamed the "Niagara", have been leaked online. Live shots of the new smartphone show that it is Curve 8900-like but with a Bold-esque keyboard. Said to be a "World Edition" model, connectivity comes in with GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSPA...

  • LG Versa launches on Verizon
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    LG Versa launches on Verizon

    By 27 February 2009

    LG has announced the "Versa" to launch on the Verizon network in the States. With a chrome border, the EV-DO Versa offers a 3-inch touchscreen interface with tactile feedback and - interestingly - an "attachable" QWERTY keypad. In addition, the Versa...

  • Apple to offer iPhones via Verizon?
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    Apple to offer iPhones via Verizon?

    By 24 February 2009

    Apple may soon be preparing to launch the iPhone on Verizon Wireless in the States, 9to5Mac reports. This move would be significant for the industry - as well as consumers - as Apple's iPhone business model in the US has so far been a single operator...

  • Verizon has sold 1 million BlackBerry Storms
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    Verizon has sold 1 million BlackBerry Storms

    By 28 January 2009

    Stateside statistics have been revealed for the launch of the BlackBerry Storm, RIM's first touchscreen smartphone. The handset, said to have been created for UK operator Vodafone and on sale in America through Verizon Wireless, went on sale on 21November....

  • US BlackBerry Storm launch rushed
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    US BlackBerry Storm launch rushed

    By 26 January 2009

    RIM has admitted they made the deadline for the launch of the BlackBerry Storm in the US "by the skin of their teeth", according to the company's co-chief executive Jim Balsillie. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on problems with Verizon's BlackBerry...

  • More future Motorola mobiles revealed
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    More future Motorola mobiles revealed

    By 18 December 2008

    Following the recent leak purporting to show Verizon Wireless' 2009 handsets from Motorola, three more renders have been revealed. Either the Boy Genius's "ninja" source has been getting busy with PhotoShop, or here are some more images of Moto mobiles...

  • Motorola's 2009 Verizon phone launches leaked
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    Motorola's 2009 Verizon phone launches leaked

    By 17 December 2008

    A selection of future Motorola mobile phones has been revealed in renders that show the handset's new designs. One of the Boy Genius' "ninjas" has apparently leaked the company's 2009 product line for the Verizon Wireless mobile phone operator in the...

  • BlackBerry Storm OS faults reported in US
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    BlackBerry Storm OS faults reported in US

    By 27 November 2008

    The Verizon-issued BlackBerry Storm has been released to the public with a buggy operating system, reports are suggesting. US blog The Boy Genius Report claims to have got hold of internal docs from Verizon that are a kind of troubleshooting guide for...

  • Verizon staff had unauthorised access to Obama's phone
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    Verizon staff had unauthorised access to Obama's phone

    By 23 November 2008

    Some Verizon employees may have had unauthorised access to their President-elect's personal mobile phone account. Details that the employees could have viewed, according to experts, include the numbers a customer had called, how long conversations with...

  • Verizon given go ahead for Alltel buy-out
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    Verizon given go ahead for Alltel buy-out

    By 3 November 2008

    The US Department of Justice has given Verizon the all-clear for its $28 billion purchase of Alltel. The deal will see Verizon overtake rival AT&T as the largest wireless carrier in the US of A. The DoJ agreed the deal but under the condition that Verizon...

  • BlackBerry Storm guide docs leaked
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    BlackBerry Storm guide docs leaked

    By 6 October 2008

    One slide show we might actually be persuaded to sit through - top secret staff manuals and customer user guides have been leaked for the BlackBerry Storm. US blog Boy Genius Report has received a wedge of leaked (presumably smuggled out) paperwork relating...

  • BlackBerry Storm confirmed for UK
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    BlackBerry Storm confirmed for UK

    By 22 September 2008

    Multiple sources have confirmed to Pocket-lint that Vodafone will be getting the UK exclusive for the new touchscreen BlackBerry: the Storm. "Vodafone will be the exclusive operator in the UK with the 'Thunder' name being ditched in favour of the global...

  • FCC puts roaming plans on hold
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    FCC puts roaming plans on hold

    By 27 August 2008

    Over in the US, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put a freeze on plans which would have allowed small wireless phone carriers to use the networks of larger telecoms companies. The move has been postponed because of a debate as to whether...