Samsung Omnia on Verizon Wireless Now $50 Cheaper at $200

Apparently we weren't the only ones a little baffled by the pricing of VZW's Omnia—after being available for only six days, the price has dropped down to $200 (with the same $70 rebate and two-year contract), bringing it even with the Blackberry Storm. We're still only seeing the Omnia being a must-have for Windows… » 12/01/08 11:00am 12/01/08 11:00am

Verizon Private Pre-Sale To Include BlackBerry Storm Next Week

At least that's what a big picture of said Storm » 11/12/08 5:01pm 11/12/08 5:01pm seems to indicate here on an invitation sent in by Verizon VIP Kevin. How you become a Verizon VIP remains somewhat unclear, but the invitation includes info on purchasing a number of VZW pieces at discounted prices at local stores, privately and with discretion. It all…

BlackBerry Storm Doesn't Need Wi-Fi or Tri-Band HSDPA Because Verizon…

Though the omission » 10/31/08 6:20am 10/31/08 6:20am of two all-but-standard smartphone features from BlackBerry's Storm is disappointing, it isn't totally inexplicable. BGR has confirmed through a "really top-level" Verizon source that the crippling was — surprise! — carried out at the behest of the wireless company. Few wireless providers are…

Verizon To Drop Official BlackBerry Storm Details Today?

So indicates this internal VZW email sent that BGR has gotten a hold of. Word is verizonwireless.com/storm will launch some time today (right now it's a 404), with official word of the first touchscreen BlackBerry from RIM, which should be getting a November 1 release. That gibes with what we've been hearing » 9/15/08 9:45am 9/15/08 9:45am, so…

JD Power Rates the Country's Best Wireless Companies, VZW Still Champ

Survey-masters JD Power and Associates have completed their most recent review of US mobile providers, dividing the US into six regions and crowning a king of call quality for each. And for most areas, Verizon is still tops. But not everywhere » 9/08/08 8:53am 9/08/08 8:53am. The survey of 22,000 wireless customers from around the country did not…

Google Courting Verizon to Become Exclusive Search App on All Phones

The WSJ is reporting » 8/22/08 9:15am 8/22/08 9:15am on a deal that's close to completion between Google and Verizon Wireless, our second-largest mobile carrier, to become the exclusive search tech across all of their phones-potentially bringing a Google search bar to the homescreen of every VZW piece. Aside from the obvious web and local searching,…

Verizon Visual Voicemail Hits LG Voyager, Sadly Not Free

Sorry to get everyone's hope up-the rumor that VZW's visual voicemail was to be gratis apparently only referred to the app download. To actually use the service, it'll cost you $2.99/month per line, plus data and airtime charges, to hold up to 40 messages for 40 days. It's only available for LG Voyager owners at the… » 8/11/08 11:45am 8/11/08 11:45am

Casio G'zOne Boulder Mil-Spec Cellphone Crammed with GPS, Compass,…

Casio's G'zOne rugged-ass cellphone has been updated yet again, and this time it's called the Boulder. The Mil-Spec clamshell's got GPS, a 1.3MP camera, an LED lantern, microSD support and a digital compass in its shock-, dust- and water-resistant frame. The Boulder is out now in black or orange for $130 after 2-year… » 7/28/08 6:00pm 7/28/08 6:00pm