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Motorola Droid Turbo Review

Preview: Hands on with the most surprising phone of the year, Motorola’s Droid Turbo

By on October 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Preview: Hands on with the most surprising phone of the year, Motorola’s Droid Turbo

Motorola’s new Droid Turbo came from out of nowhere when it first leaked last month, and now the handset is official. We have repeatedly referred to it as the surprise of the fall season and now that it’s here, everything we knew from leaks and rumors that began trickling out just a short while ago has been confirmed: Motorola and Verizon Wireless’ new Droid smartphone is an absolute beast.

Following the device’s unveiling during a Verizon press conference on Tuesday, I spent some time with the new Droid Turbo to see how it stacks up against the competition. More →

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Live Coverage
Verizon Event Droid Turbo

Live coverage: Verizon unveils the powerful new Droid Turbo smartphone

By on October 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Live coverage: Verizon unveils the powerful new Droid Turbo smartphone

Just when you thought you had seen all of the great new smartphones launching ahead of the holidays this year, Verizon and Motorola had to go ahead and throw us all for a loop. In late September, a powerful and mysterious new Motorola phablet began to leak and needless to say, it caught our eye. The more we learned the more intrigued we grew, and now it looks like the Droid Turbo will end up being one of the most impressive Android smartphones of the year.

Now, after weeks of leaks and rumors, the wait is finally almost over. More →

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Verizon Event Droid Turbo

We’ll be live from Verizon’s big Droid Turbo unveiling tomorrow at 11:00AM!

By on October 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

We’ll be live from Verizon’s big Droid Turbo unveiling tomorrow at 11:00AM!

Just one short month ago, Android fans probably thought they knew everything there was to know about the hottest Android-powered smartphones on store shelves this holiday season. Then, seemingly from out of nowhere, a beastly unannounced Motorola smartphone began leaking and forced smartphone enthusiasts to second-guess their plans for the holidays.

On Tuesday, that beastly new smartphone becomes a reality. More →

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Droid Turbo Specs

Leaked photos show the incredible new Droid Turbo for the first time

By on October 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

Leaked photos show the incredible new Droid Turbo for the first time

Yes, we already know just about all there is to know about Motorola’s upcoming new Droid Turbo smartphone, which will be unveiled next week by Verizon Wireless. Everything we know has leaked quite recently though, so some might consider the Droid Turbo to be the most surprising smartphone of the year. After all, no one expected one of the most sleek and powerful flagship smartphones of 2014 to come from Motorola, a company that recently turned its focus away from bleeding-edge tech and more toward customization and user experiences.

Now, the world has seemingly been given its first glimpse of an actual Motorola Droid Turbo smartphone powered on and in use. More →

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Verizon Earnings Q3 2014

Verizon misses estimates in Q3, adds 1.5 million net retail customers

By on October 21, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Verizon misses estimates in Q3, adds 1.5 million net retail customers

Verizon on Tuesday posts mixed earnings results for the third quarter. The nation’s top carrier reported earnings of $0.89 per share, missing analysts’ EPS consensus of $0.92, but revenue was up 4.3% sequentially to $31.6 billion, narrowly topping the Street’s estimate of $31.57 billion. Verizon said it added more than 1.53 million net new retail subscribers, including 1.52 million postpaid customers. The carrier’s total retail connection count rose more than 5% to 106.2 million. More →

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Droid Turbo Release Date

This is the new Droid Turbo, and it looks amazing

By on October 20, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

This is the new Droid Turbo, and it looks amazing

Motorola has been through a lot over the past few years as it struggled to find its place in a world after flip phones. The company’s future looked promising as it helped put Android on the map with Verizon’s original Droid, but then Samsung began throwing billions of dollars into marketing its own Android phones and Motorola was basically buried in the process. Following a sale to Google… and then another sale to Lenovo, Motorola appears to have finally hit its stride with impressive entry-level phones like the new Moto G and incredible flagship devices like the brand new Moto X.

But Motorola isn’t done just yet. More →

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Netflix Verizon Streaming Increase Jump

It’s about time: Verizon’s Netflix streaming is finally getting faster after payouts

By on October 13, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

It’s about time: Verizon’s Netflix streaming is finally getting faster after payouts

On Monday, Netflix updated its ISP-shaming speed index, and it revealed the average streaming speeds for Verizon FiOS, which rose 31.5% last month to 3.17 Mbps during peak hours, up from 2.41 Mbps in August.

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Opinions
Why Are There Data Caps

Wireless data caps are a massive crock, and carriers know it

By on October 8, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

Wireless data caps are a massive crock, and carriers know it

Pretty much everyone hates wireless data caps, particularly the ones that get you slapped with huge overage fees for going over them. However, Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin has taken a look at some of the recent changes that carriers have implemented to their wireless data cap policies and has concluded that they never needed to implement such strict caps on their customers in the first place. More →

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Verizon Redbox Instant Vs. Netflix

Verizon’s attempt to compete with Netflix ends in hilarious failure

By on October 6, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Verizon’s attempt to compete with Netflix ends in hilarious failure

Remember Redbox Instant, Verizon’s video streaming service that was created to compete with Netflix? Personally, we’d completely forgotten about it until this morning when we stumbled across a piece from Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin that reported Verizon is shutting down Redbox Instant after a year and a half of hilarious failure. More →

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Nexus 6 Specs

Nexus 6 leak spills new details

By on October 3, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Nexus 6 leak spills new details

Google is getting ready to unveil a new Nexus handset this fall, a huge 6-inch Nexus 6 smartphone that is supposed to launch once Android L is ready for its commercial release. Interestingly, in addition to selling directly from the Google’s Play Store, the Nexus 6 may also be stocked by certain carriers in the U.S., including Verizon, which didn’t sell any of the most recent Nexus smartphones. More →

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Verizon Sprint Data Plans Pricing Promotion

Verizon and Sprint follow AT&T’s lead with new double data offers

By on October 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Verizon and Sprint follow AT&T’s lead with new double data offers

Over the weekend, AT&T announced a data plan promotion which would allow customers to sign up for double the data at the same price as their current plans. Not to be outdone, both Verizon and Sprint announced their own promotions on Wednesday for customers on MORE Everything plans and Family Share Pack plans, respectively. More →

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Verizon Unlimited Data Throttling

Verizon cancels plans to throttle subscribers with unlimited data

By on October 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM.

Verizon cancels plans to throttle subscribers with unlimited data

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday announced that it is cancelling plans to throttle subscribers with grandfathered unlimited data plans. Back in July, the nation’s top carrier had said it would being slowing data speeds for the top 5% of data users in congested areas, and the new policy was set to go into effect on October 1st. According to a statement released on Wednesday afternoon — the same day throttling was set to begin — Verizon will no longer take any measures to limit data speeds. More →

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Verizon HD Voice Video Calling

Verizon starts turning on HD Voice and Video Calling just in time for the iPhone 6

By on September 15, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Verizon starts turning on HD Voice and Video Calling just in time for the iPhone 6

If you were one of the millions of people who preordered the iPhone 6 last week, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll soon be able to take advantage of another cool feature if you’re also a Verizon subscriber. Verizon announced on Monday that it’s started offering its Advanced Calling 1.0 feature across its entire network for select smartphones, which should provide a significant boost to both voice and video calling quality. More →

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