It took a long time for Motorola's much anticipated Droid Bionic smartphone to hit the market, and now that it's finally here, what's left to do but strip it naked and ogle all of its sexy parts? That's exactly what the folks over at iFixIt did, who learned a little bit more about the Droid Bionic in the process.
After several delays and months of anticipation, Verizon has finally gone official with the Motorola Droid Bionic. This is the first smartphone to bring both a dual-core 1GHz processor and 4G LTE support to Verizon's network, which are flanked by several other juicy specs that position the Bionic as Verizon's flagship Android handset.
Verizon today announced the upcoming availability of the Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr netbook. What makes this netbook special is that it will be the first to use Verizon's 4G LTE network so customers can stream videos, video chat, and download music, movies, and photos on the go without having to hunt down a Wi-Fi hotspot. Verizon says customers will also have access to HP's CloudDrive, a digital filing cabinet for uploading or downloading files.
While so-called “three strikes laws” have been passed in several countries to kick those repeatedly accused of copyright infringement off the Internet, Cnet is reporting that some US ISPs are not waiting for the government to impose such a system. Several companies including Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon are reportedly deep in talks with entertainment companies to establish tough punishments for alleged file sharers.
If you're the owner of a shiny new HTC Thunderbolt or LTE modem on Verizon Wireless, you're probably wondering where that extra G went. Big Red has reportedly been experiencing an outage in its nationwide 4G network for most of the day. Users have had no choice but to drop down to 3G connectivity. What is this, 2008?
Everyone knows that sequels are (almost) never as good as the original, but luckily this trend doesn't extend into the world of smartphone hardware. Hoping to drive this point home, Verizon on Tuesday announced the Droid Incredible 2 by HTC will start shipping April 28, 2011, which is tomorrow. It will be available in stores and online for $200 with a new two-year service agreement, but should you look to upgrade?
Looking for an Android phone that isn't like nearly every other one on the market? One that marches to the beat of its own drum? Then perhaps you've been waiting for Casio's new G'zOne Commando for Verizon Wireless. The Android-powered Commando is the latest entry to the rugged wireless category and is aimed in particular at workers who toil in hazardous environments, such as construction sites, warehouses, and factory floors.
Verizon has announced its second 4G LTE Android smartphone, the Droid Charge. This Samsung device will be launching on April 28th, with reasonable specs. The price, however, may be a sticking point for some perspective buyers. The Droid Charge will be going for $299 on a two-year contract. That's $50 more than the recently released HTC Thunderbolt.
Verizon on Monday said that it is getting rid of early termination fees for its DSL service as part of an attempt to simplify its plans for broadband service with easy-to-understand bundles. High-speed DSL customers can now build upon two double-play pricing tiers, the first being an entry-level service that supports 500Kbps to 1Mbps speeds for basic tasks like sending emails and photos. The second tier kicks things up to 1.1Mbps to 15Mbps for more advanced tasks like online gaming and downloading movies.
PC purists might contend that the joke's on all iPad owners who bought into iOS and the Apple ecosystem rather than invest in Android or hold out for any number of promising tablets on the horizon, like RIM's PlayBook and HP's TouchPad. But the real joke is on Verizon iPad 2 owners who report problems connecting to Verizon's 3G network, only it's no laughing matter to those affected. After blowing up Apple's support forum, the Cupertino outfit finally acknowledged the problem, but doesn't yet have a solution.