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Articles tagged with: Verizon

Verizon Rolling Out Optimus LTE II In US?

LG recently launched a smartphone named LG Optimus LTE II in their home country Korea. You might get to see the phone sooner than you expected. Apparently Verizon is planning on rolling it out next month. Freshly a new version of the Optimus LTE 2 with the VS930 model number was discovered at the FCC and led to the rumors that the phone is headed to the United States…

US Shares Spectrum With Mexico And Canada’s Borders

Spectrum sharing helps maintain the wireless network and keep it in a good state by shifting the excess users to the shared spectrum. Couple this with the fact that the US government is quite eager to provide 4G facilities near border areas, and you’ve got yourself a partnership with neighboring countries.

To achieve this goal, The Federal Communications Commission made a deal with Mexico and Canada for sharing certain wireless band spectrums. The FCC has not disclosed many details regarding the deal. However, the deal with the Canadian industry involves the sharing of commercial spectrum in 700 megahertz and 800 MHz bands.

Galaxy S2 Gets A QWERTY Keyboard

The Samsung Galaxy S2, powered by Android, is already making news in Asia and Europe as the best Android Smartphone yet. However, US users have yet to experience the epic of this handset. This cool smartphone is expected to arrive in the US in late July or August as the news suggests.

Also, different carriers will have this smartphone released under different names. The Sprint variant will be called the Samsung Within, on AT&T the Attain, and on Verizon, the Function. Looks like AT&T’s version is making a huge change in the handset’s design which is simply cool. Yes, it’s true. AT&T will be releasing the Attain with a QWERTY keyboard.

Finally A Mobile Security App Released By Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout Mobile Security has released an Android Application for Smartphones known as Mobile Security API to fight against any kind of Malware. Though our computers might not be safe, but Lookout Security has made our smartphones safe so that we can enjoy a threat free environment.

This application eliminates any threat of Malware by keeping track of every Application uploaded by a developer. So in a sense, it compromises a malware at the time of its origin and never lets it enter the cloud of applications.

ISPs To Punish Illegal Downloaders

Are you one of those people who would rather risk stiff fines and possible jail time than spending money on any digital content? If you have Comcast, AT&T, or Verizon here is your warning that they plan to start cracking down even more if you are caught sharing illegal files.

These ISPs have been working on an agreement with media companies more closely with piracy. Rather than just receiving a warning in the mail you could receive throttled bandwidth or limited access to the Internet.

Get Your Droid 3 From Verizon Today!

Verizon quietly rolled out their Droid 3 today, so if you’ve been waiting to upgrade your Droid device, now’s the time to do so. You can grab yours today at Verizon’s site. You can grab it today for $199 with a two-year contract or if you want to upgrade your device and you don’t qualify for an upgrade, you can shell out $460.

I know it’s been a while since we’ve covered the Droid 3, but just to refresh your memory, it contains a dual core 1GHz processor, and an 8MP camera for all you amateur photographers out there.

Nokia’s Messaging Business Goes To UK’s Synchronica

The UK-based mobile messaging company Synchronica has inked a deal to take over Nokia’s operator-branded messaging business in a deal worth about $25 million—including a scant $4 million up front and warrants for some 18.3 million common shares in Synchronica.

Synchronica plans to continue to operate and support Nokia’s messaging system, so existing partners and customers shouldn’t’ see any disruptions.

Verizon Rejecting All Motorola Gingerbread Phones?

Although Motorola had previously confirmed that Android 2.3 Gingerbread was coming to Verizon droid smartphones, only the Droid X was actually lucky enough to receive the update. The other phones, Droid Pro, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, and Droid X have yet to enjoy the refreshed operating system.

The rumor on the street is that Verizon is rejecting all Motorola-approved Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates. This came after Verizon had to send builds back to Motorola after receiving dysfunctional and buggy phones.

Four Reasons The iPhone 5 Will Dominate

Apple reinvented the mobile phone, and revolutionized the smartphone when it introduced the iPhone. It has been surpassed in overall market share by the Android OS, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is a worthy challenger as well, but this fall Apple has an opportunity to set the bar for the industry once again, and leave the competition in the dust with the iPhone 5.The following factors strongly support this thought:

Silicon Valley Startup, Pinger Launches Textfree Web

A Silicon Valley startup, dubbed Pinger, has just launched a free service for sending out text messages over a web browser. The feature is called Textfree Web and will be a great way to cut back on your text messaging for all you heavy texters out there!

With Pinger’s Textfree Web, users can select a local U.S. number and use it to send and receive texts to other mobile numbers online. You can even send texts through the platform to as many as 18 different countries for free, and the service applies to photo messages too!