Verizon Wireless to cut prices on select handsets and EV-DO modems

By on January 21, 2009 at 4:21 PM.

Verizon Wireless to cut prices on select handsets and EV-DO modems

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Verizon Wireless customers in the market for a new phone may want to wait a bit before bringing home the latest and greatest Verizon has to offer. We have it on good authority that Verizon will be discounting a handful of handsets and a few broadband access modems, possibly as soon as January 22nd. This would be an unusual out of cycle discount as the current rebate sheet continues until January 31st. Select hardware from Verizon Wireless, LG, Casio, Motorola, Samsung and RIM will supposedly see their mail-in rebates increased from $50 to $70. Sure the out of pocket expense is the same but a $20 discount is a $20 discount even if it comes in the form of a rebate check. With the current state of the economy, we’ll take any discount we can get. Hit the jump for a full list of discounted hardware according to our ninja.

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Spy shots of Verizon’s rumored Casio Exilim phone emerge

By on December 28, 2008 at 9:33 AM.

Spy shots of Verizon’s rumored Casio Exilim phone emerge

Casio Exilim Verizon Spy Shot

A South Korean blog has leaked what it claims to be spy shots of the rumored new Casio Exilim phone headed to Verizon Wireless. The new CDMA Casio handset with Exilim branding recently made its way through the FCC not too long ago and all we could really tell from those FCC documents is that the handset will support dual band CDMA, EV-DO Rev. A and bluetooth. The new images and leaked information suggests that the Exilim phone will be based on the Casio W53CA Exilim flip phone with a touch of Verizon love. It will sport a 5.1MP camera, possible 3x optical zoom and a WVGA screen. We have not confirmed the authenticity of these shots but there are definitely more intriguing handsets that Photoshoppers could be spending their time making fake images of. As such, don’t be surprised if the released Exilim looks familiar once it’s announced. Hit the jump for a shot of the front of the phone.

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Casio busts out with 8.1 MP flip phone

By on October 27, 2008 at 1:18 PM.

Casio busts out with 8.1 MP flip phone

With the latest crop of 8-megapixel phones, one would think they’d become ubiquitous and 2.0, 3.2 and 5 megapixel cell phones will be a thing of the past. Casio has put their Exilim series into a phone with the W63CA (if they plan on sticking around, they really ought to come up with a cooler name). This sharp shooter boasts a 3.1″ OLED display with 480 x 800 pixels – imagine the clarity and vividness of that high-definition screen. That’s right people, Casio has managed to stuff the same resolution as the HTC Touch HD into a display over a half-ince smaller! Of course, the main attraction here is the camera itself with a wide-angle lens, 9-point auto-focus, face detection, anti-shake controls and a video recorder that records VGA video at 30fps onto a microSD card – perfect for YouTube. See it hit Japan in early November and the US, umm, never.

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Casio Entering the 8 Megapixel Camera Phone Game

By on August 27, 2008 at 11:59 AM.

Casio Entering the 8 Megapixel Camera Phone Game

Casio can hardly be considered a “leader” when it comes to cell phones, especially on this side of the world. When it comes to pocketable digital cameras however, Casio can run with the best of them. So what happens when Casio’s Exilim brand pops up on a sexy 8 megapixel mobile phone? Maybe nothing on this side of the world but hey, we can dream right? The Casio Exilim W63CA far and away looks like the slimmest 8 megapixel shooter we’ve seen to date and likely incorporates the new Omnivision sensor hailed by Casio as game-changing. In terms of known specs, the FCC didn’t let too much out of the bag. We can see the slim clam shell form factor, 3G, a swiveling 800 x 480 pixel display and the 8 megapixel camera of course. Beyond that there isn’t much to tell at this point. Normally that would be more than enough to get some adrenaline pumping but this is almost certainly a handset that will only make its way to US shores by way of tourism and the odd importer. As such, it’s hard to get overly excited about it on this side of the globe. Our Japanese readers should expect a formal announcement from KDDI soon.

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