Until now, getting the latest Verizon device as quickly as possible required a visit to your nearest Verizon retailer–but not any more. Place your order by 10am on a weekday and it will arrive no later than 7pm that same day; the service comes at a $19.99 cost, and the pilot program is currently only available in Philadelphia–though it is set to also roll out to New York City, San Francisco, Dallas, and Pittsburgh in the not-so-distant future. I don’t know what kind of premium most of you would be willing to pay for same-day delivery of your mobile device, but to us, $19.99 seems like one heck of a bargain.
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It looks like the Moto X will begin appearing on carriers other than AT&T any second now. According to a post by Motorola’s Punit Soni on his Google account, the Moto X is expected to make its way onto T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon “in days.” Soni also revealed that a developer edition of the same phone will also be launched, bringing good news to developers and consumers alike. We’ll be sharing our thoughts on the Moto X as soon as our review unit arrives–so make sure you check back.
Verizon is releasing several new devices in the coming weeks, including: the LG Enact, Kyocera Hydro Elite, Samsing Convoy 3, LG Exalt, Motorola Droid Ultra and Ultra Maxx, Moto X, HTC One, and LG G2. All of these handsets are targeting with a “by September 15″ date, which means they’re just about a month away…kind of in line with conversations we are hearing about a potential September 10th announcement from a certain fruit-named company.
It’s finally here! We got to play this on the E3 show floor this year, and I was very impressed. I’m a big fan of dual-stick arcade style shooters, and I can’t think of a better world to set one in than Halo.
Spartan Assault features 25 levels, highlighting some of your favorite Halo vehicles and weapons. The game was designed around touch screen controls, but support has been included for mouse+keyboard users. That’s a very nice touch so non-touchscreen Windows 8 users aren’t left out in the cold. I’ve played on both, and controls are very tight.
For Windows Phone players, the game is currently a Verizon exclusive, but 343 Industries has announced that H:SA will go wide in August. In the meantime, you’ll just have to watch as players on Big Red occupy most of the leader-board standings I suppose…
Grab it from the Windows App Store! $6.99 is all you have to part with to start killing Covenant.
VZW Galaxy S III owners, you’ve got a nice surprise waiting for you. There’s a massive update being rolled out right now, and among all the usual “bug fixes” and “system improvements,” there’s a really tasty update borrowed from the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4.
Yup. You lucky GS3 owners can now utilize Samsung’s proprietary split-screen tech, allowing you to use two apps at the same time! Probably one of my favorite features on any non-Nexus device, and it’s all yours now. Go live it up!
Also on board is improved NFC and Hotspot performance, plus you now have direct carrier billing options when purchasing items off of Google Play.
Check your settings to see if your GS3 has been graced with Big Red’s approval.
Nice of you to join us Samsung! I know you’re crushing the Android market right now. I’m a big fan. I’ve been interested in seeing what you might be able to do for us Windows Phone fans. We’ve been lonely. Don’t get me wrong–HTC and Nokia have released some great devices, but we’ve missed you. Absence making the heart grow fonder and all that.
Better late to the party than never. We have a place set at the table, and I’ll have Mitchell pull your dinner out of the oven.
Now then, let’s take a look at the Ativ Odyssey!
Verizon’s Redbox Instant, the service that allows subscribers to access movies from both Redbox kiosks as well as through digital streaming, now has an exclusive console partner: The Xbox 360. Currently in Beta, the new app will allow Xbox users to buy or rent their favorite titles directly from Redbox without requiring a subscription. Here’s all of the info directly from Larry Hryb–Xbox Live’s Major Nelson:
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Today we’re happy to reveal that Redbox Instant by Verizon will be coming to Xbox 360 in the very near future. If you are currently a Redbox Instant beta participant, you’ll receive an email with a unique code to access the app on Xbox 360 in the coming days. Interested newcomers to the Redbox Instant beta can request entry into the beta by visitingwww.RedboxInstant.com.
Xbox 360 is the exclusive gaming and entertainment console launch partner for Redbox Instant by Verizon. A Redbox Instant by Verizon subscription package, priced at $8 per month for DVD or $9 per month for Blu-ray, combines four one-night credits for the latest movie releases at Redbox kiosks with access to a great catalogue of popular movies available for unlimited streaming. Through the app, Xbox 360 movie fans can also purchase and rent the newest digital releases without needing a subscription. Redbox Instant by Verizon combines disc + subscription, purchase and rental viewing choices into a compelling destination so movie fans can always find a movie to enjoy.
Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to launch.
*Xbox LIVE Gold subscription and/or additional subscriptions/fees including a Redbox Instant by Verizon subscription may be required and sold separately. Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and country. For additional details and availability, see http://www.xbox.com/live.
It is official – BlackBerry 10 has arrived and after months of rumors, the first full-touch device is indeed the BlackBerry Z10. Featuring a 4.2-inch 1280×768 resolution display, dual-core processor, 2 gigs of RAM as well as LTE, it will launch on all 4 major U.S. carriers this March, with Verizon being the first to officially announce availability–it will retail for $199.99 on two-year agreements, and a white version will be exclusive to Verizon when it launches. Our Canadian readers will be happy to know that while we may have to wait a couple of more months for the Z10′s release, they won’t–Canada can expect it on all carriers in the next week. Among the announcements at Blackberry’s media event is the dropping of the name Research In Motion – the company will now only be known as BlackBerry. We’ll have more from today’s Blackberry event…so stay tuned.; but for now, click past the jump for Z10 specs.
Verizon has announced new Share Everything plans for small business, set to arrive on January 24th. The new plans allow companies to purchase a single plan with up to 25 lines with unlimited minutes, texts, pictures and video messages, and tiered pricing dependent on whether you want data limits of 30, 40 or 50GB. Enterprise customers can also pay for plans with tailored minutes to Canada or Mexico, should they do business north or south of the border. Check out the details courtesy of Verizon.