Verizon Wireless dropping prices on select handsets starting June 28th

By on June 26, 2010 at 4:15 PM.

Verizon Wireless dropping prices on select handsets starting June 28th

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Verizon Wireless customers in the market for a new handset may want to put the brakes on any purchases until next week. One of our insiders tipped us off to a sale on handsets that is slated to start on Monday, June 28th. The promotion extends to both smartphones and feature phones and includes the following handsets:

  • LG enV Touch: $49.99 after $100 mail-in-rebate ($30 drop). Eligible for BOGO (buy one get, one same device).
  • BlackBerry Storm 2: $149 after $100 mail-in-rebate ($30 drop). Eligible for BOGA (buy one, get any device of equal or lesser value).
  • Nokia Twist: $49.99 after $50 mail-in-rebate ($50 drop).
  • Kin ONE: $29.99 after $100 mail-in-rebate ($30 drop). Eligible for BOGA.
  • Kin TWO: $49.99 after $100 mail-in-rebate ($30 drop). Eligible for BOGA.

With an average savings of $30, the sale is on the small side, especially for the singleton looking to score one phone; but a couple, with two phones in hand, can do well with the price drop and the BOGO combined.

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BOGO sale for the Verizon Wireless DROID, Eris, enV Touch and enV3 starts December 4th

By on December 3, 2009 at 4:44 PM.

BOGO sale for the Verizon Wireless DROID, Eris, enV Touch and enV3 starts December 4th

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No more speculation — we’ve got the low down on that Verizon Wireless DROID/Eris buy one get one free sale that was rumored to start on Friday. From December 4th to the 7th, if you buy one DROID or DROID Eris, you can get one DROID Eris for free after rebate. Sorry folks, no free Motorola DROIDs on BOGO this time. If you are in the market for a feature phone, a BOGO promotion for the LG enV Touch and the enV3 also starts on Friday and extends though December 25th. So don’t bother making that trip to your local Verizon Wireless store tonight, put that plastic back in your wallet and sleep on it one more night. Pleasant dreams!

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BGR Holiday Gift Guide: Mobile Phones

By on November 25, 2009 at 5:11 PM.

BGR Holiday Gift Guide: Mobile Phones

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Every year countless gifts are given during the holidays. Some of them are great, and some of them… well, you can’t win ‘em all. We’ve never done a Gift Guide before but with countless new products popping up almost weekly, we’re surprised those of you who aren’t glued to BGR are able to pick out a gift at all. Sorting everything by price point didn’t make much sense as the average price of what’s listed is around $199 after rebate, so we sorted it by lust-factor. We’re working on a couple other Gift Guides but in the meantime, here’s our cell phone one. More →

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Behold Verizon's Black Friday sale

By on November 25, 2009 at 5:39 AM.

Behold Verizon's Black Friday sale

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One of our Verizon connects was kind enough to hit us up with some info regarding Big Red’s upcoming Black Friday sale which will be going on all weekend. Sadly we weren’t told anything about super hot smartphones like the DROID, Storm2 and Touch Pro2, but we’d like to think that at least one of those phones will have a few bucks knocked off of its sticker price. Having said that, these deals are definitely worth checking out, so here we go:

  • Gateway LT Netbook: $29.99 after $100 MIR
  • Blackberry Pearl Flip: $9.99 after $100 MIR [BOGO]
  • HTC Ozone: $9.99 after $100 MIR [BOGO]
  • LG Glance: $0
  • LG Versa: $29.99 after $50 MIR [BOGO]
  • Mifi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot: $49.99 after $50 MIR. (Black Friday only)
  • Motorola Entice $19.99 after $50 MIR [BOGO]
  • Motorola VU204: $0
  • Nokia 7705 Twist: $29.99 after $50 MIR
  • Samsung Smooth: $0 after $50 MIR

In addition to what’s listed above, anyone purchasing an LG enV3 or enV Touch on Black Friday will receive a free LG HBM-210 Bluetooth headset.

Anyone seeing anything they wouldn’t mind picking up, or are you going to be trying your luck elsewhere?

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Verizon Wireless lowers prices on LG enV3 and enV TOUCH

By on June 11, 2009 at 7:03 PM.

Verizon Wireless lowers prices on LG enV3 and enV TOUCH

Early adopters may feel a bit peeved at Verizon Wireless right now. Launched only a few weeks ago, both the enV3 and the enV TOUCH have already seen a $50 online price reduction. Available originally at $129 and $149 respectively, the enV3 and the enV TOUCH can now be had for $79.99 and $99.99. Those of you who already purchased either phone can try your hand at sweet talking a Verizon rep into crediting your account for the difference. Those who have been on the fence, have at it. Best of luck!

Thanks, Jen!

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LG enV Touch and Glance walk the Big Red carpet

By on June 5, 2009 at 9:06 AM.

LG enV Touch and Glance walk the Big Red carpet

So far in our coverage of these two Verizon-bound handsets by LG, feelings have certainly been mixed. The LG Glance — with its 1.3 megapixel camera, 2.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth, VZ Navigator and slim frame — has not garnered much love on the pages of BGR. Seeing as it’s an entry-level feature phone of course, we really didn’t expect it to. The enV Touch on the other hand has been received much better. Sure there is the occasional GSM addict who scoffs at this CDMA kit despite dual 3-inch displays, full QWERTY keypad, 3.2 megapixel camera with a Schneider Kreuznach lens and auto-focus, 3.5mm headphone jack, Visual Voicemail and MicroSDHC support, but you can’t please everyone. The bottom line is whether or not these new LGs are your cup of tea, variety is a good thing… Just ask Hef. Right on queue, the LG enV Touch and LG Glance have both appeared on Verizon’s website and are now available for purchase through all channels — the former for $149.99 on contract after MIR and the latter for $49.99 on contract after MIR. Looking for an upgrade? Looking for a downgrade? Hit the read link and get to shopping.

Thanks, Brandon!

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Verizon announces the LG enV 3, enV TOUCH and Glance

By on May 28, 2009 at 4:50 PM.

Verizon announces the LG enV 3, enV TOUCH and Glance

Today Verizon took the wraps off of three devices we feel like we already know all too well. Starting off with the successor to the Voyager, the evV TOUCH features a 3-inch touchscreen display on the exterior, a non-touch 3-inch display on the interior, full-QWERTY keypad, 3.2 megapixel camera with a Schneider Kreuznach lens and auto-focus, 3.5mm headphone jack and the ability to view Microsoft Office documents from a microSD card. The enV 3 features a full-QWERTY keypad as well, but it has a 2.6-inch external display coupled with a 1.56-incher on the inside and support for microSD cards up to 16GB. Moving on to the Glance, not much to see here other than the 1.3 megapixel camera, 2.5mm headphone jack and slim silhouette. All three devices feature GPS by way of VZ Navigator, mobile email, web and IM in addition to threaded SMS and MMS. The enV TOUCH will be available on June 5th for $149.99 after a $70 MIR with the Glance coming out the same day for $49.99 after a $50 MIR. The enV 3 will be available tomorrow for $129.99 after a $50 MIR.

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Palm Pre lands on Best Buy website… for $849

By on May 21, 2009 at 10:43 AM.

Palm Pre lands on Best Buy website… for $849

As if we didn’t see this one coming, the Palm Pre has made its official debut on Best Buy’s website. The handset is sporting a super-high $849 price tag which is apparently a deterrent. With a shortage of handsets “expected at launch”, Best Buy supposedly wants to discourage Best Buy employees and any other customers from buying the handset at full retail. We will see how this shakes out as the launch date draws closer.

Thanks, anonymous and jeff!

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Pre-order your enV Touch today from Best Buy Mobile or snag one early from Verizon Wireless

By on May 20, 2009 at 5:28 PM.

Pre-order your enV Touch today from Best Buy Mobile or snag one early from Verizon Wireless

Well, it certainly is not the BlackBerry Storm but the LG enV Touch must rank high up on the Verizon Wireless ladder as it is seemingly getting the same pre-order treatment. Starting today, Best Buy Mobile is launching a pre-order sale for the upcoming LG enV Touch. A mere $50 deposit will guarantee that you can walk out of Best Buy holding this upcoming touchscreen QWERTY clamshell on its June 5th launch date. We are not sure that this handset warrants such “first day sellout hysteria” status but if have five sawbucks burning a hole in your pocket, then what do you have to lose? Those felling a bit more adventurous can try their hand at scoring an enV Touch extra early from Verizon Wireless. Several members over on Howard Forums have reported success in ordering the handset early from telesales and at least one or two have already received the phone. Hit the jump for the first unboxed picture of the enV Touch courtesy of 91ZCpe.

Thanks, anonymous Best Buy Mobile employee!

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Verizon Wireless enV Touch to launch June 5th

By on May 19, 2009 at 1:43 PM.

Verizon Wireless enV Touch to launch June 5th

Rumors have been flying around over the past day or so regarding the enV Touch launch and we just confirmed that the handset will indeed launch with Verizon Wireless on June 5th. The update to the almost two-year-old Voyager will feature some much needed improvements including a 3-inch internal display with on-screen keyboard, external 3-inch screen with 800×480 resolution, 3.2 megapixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens and a 3.5mm headset jack. The side-opening clamshell will also include EVDO Rev A connectivity, a document viewer, HTML Web Browser, microSDHC support and will measure 4.52H x 2.16W x 0.66D. According to our ninja we are indeed looking at $219.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract — definitely doable.

Thanks, KrazyVZW!

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