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Verizon boss hints at dualmode global iPhone 5

Verizon boss hints at dualmode global iPhone 5

By Paul Lamkin

We kind of already suspected as much, due to the Qualcomm MDM6600 chip found inside the Verizon iPhone 4 (a chip that is both GSM and CDMA compatible), but now Verizon CFO Fran Shammo has seemingly confirmed that the next-gen iPhone 5 will, in fact, be... Read more

Verizon iPhone teardown hints at dualmode iPhone 5

Verizon iPhone teardown hints at dualmode iPhone 5

By Paul Lamkin

Verizon may have announced that it has had to cease online orders of the iPhone 4 to its existing customers after a record of first day of sales, but that hasn't stopped teardown champion iFixit from nabbing one.And, rather than sticking it on eBay for... Read more

Verizon Nexus One goes AWOL

Verizon Nexus One goes AWOL

By Duncan Geere

It's suddenly looking like Google's plans to release the Nexus One on the Verizon network in the USA could have hit a snag, as all references to the handset have been removed from Google's website.Previously, the phone was listed as "coming soon" to the... Read more

Verizon details 2.1 Droid update

Verizon details 2.1 Droid update

By Duncan Geere

Motorola has offered a few more details about the impending 2.1 update for its Droid handset, which is named the Milestone in Europe, and leaked documentation has suggested that it'll be arriving as soon as 18 March, delivered over-the-air.It'll have... Read more

Verizon updates tariffs before Nexus One launch

Verizon updates tariffs before Nexus One launch

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Verizon has announced new monthly service plans ahead of the introduction of the Google Nexus One on its network. Verizon now offers a 25MB for $9.99 per month data package, while those with feature phones can opt to pay $1.99 per megabyte. Data packages... Read more

Verizon: Droid becomes a family, other handsets coming

Verizon: Droid becomes a family, other handsets coming

By Stuart Miles

Verizon has confirmed that the Droid name will become a family of handsets with multiple phones from different manufactures, rather than just the single offering from Motorola.The news, clarifies rumours on the Internet that the Verizon Motorola Droid... Read more

Verizon slams competitor's 3G coverage

Verizon slams competitor's 3G coverage

By Stuart Miles

When it's not busy announcing that it will be launching a range of handsets with the Google Android OS on them, Verizon, the US mobile operator is busy slamming the competition.In a new advertising campaign launched on Monday in the US, the carrier shows... Read more

Verizon to offer Android; CEOs leak new phones

Verizon to offer Android; CEOs leak new phones

By Stuart Miles

US mobile phone carrier Verizon is the latest company to announce that it is hopping into bed with Google to develop a range of Android powered handsets.The news, announced on Tuesday, comes as Microsoft launches its Windows Phone, or Windows Mobile 6.5... Read more

Verizon staff had unauthorised access to Obama's phone

Verizon staff had unauthorised access to Obama's phone

By Katie Scott

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... Read more

Verizon given go ahead for Alltel buy-out

Verizon given go ahead for Alltel buy-out

By Katie Scott

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... Read more

Verizon Airfone to stop operations on commercial flights

Verizon Airfone to stop operations on commercial flights

By Amber Maitland

The Verizon Airfone has become a familiar site to air passengers in the US, having operated on-board telephone service for the last 20 years on Delta, United, Continental, and US Airways. James Pilcher, director of marketing for Airfone, said, "The decision... Read more