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Google Wallet hacked to work on Verizon Galaxy S III [video]

July 30th, 2012

You won’t find Google Wallet, officially, on any of the smartphones offered by Verizon Wireless (VZ), not even the Galaxy Nexus. In fact, you won’t find Google Wallet on any smartphone offered by T-Mobile (DTE) or AT&T (T) either — the only carrier that supports Google’s (GOOG) mobile payment platform is Sprint (S). Other wireless service …

Verizon now giving the Galaxy Nexus away

July 30th, 2012

Just one week after slashing the price of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to $99.99, Verizon Wireless (VZ) is now giving the device away for free as long as users are willing to sign a two-year service deal. PhoneArena was the first to notice Verizon’s latest Samsung (005930) Galaxy Nexus price cut when it found that Best …

Verizon hacks Galaxy Nexus price to just $99.99

July 23rd, 2012

Android fans who want to get a pure Google device without paying top dollar are in luck because Verizon Wireless (VZ) has chopped the price of Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy Nexus smartphone down to a mere $99.99 if purchased online with a two-year service agreement. DroidLife speculates that Verizon is dropping the price for the Galaxy Nexus because …

Samsung to offer Galaxy S III Developer Edition with unlockable bootloader on Verizon

July 11th, 2012

Following criticism regarding Samsung and Verizon Wireless’s policy for the bootloaders of its devices, Samsung announced that it will offer an unsubsidized Galaxy S III smartphone compatible with Verizon’s network that includes an unlockable bootloader. The handset will be offered directly through the South Korean company’s website and will feature the same specs as the …

The surprising impact of the iPhone on AT&T and Verizon’s rivalry

July 10th, 2012

AT&T paid dearly for iPhone exclusivity that started in June 2007 and ran for nearly four years. What did it buy? Back in 2Q07, AT&T Wireless generated $10.4 billion in sales, and Verizon Wireless did $10.8 billion. Verizon Wireless edged out AT&T by just 4%. This was a very interesting point in time to inject a …

Nokia Windows Phones coming to Verizon soon

July 9th, 2012

Since its inception nearly two years ago, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has struggled to capture a significant share of the U.S. smartphone market. While every major carrier has offered a Windows Phone device, AT&T and T-Mobile are the only wireless service providers in the U.S. that have offered Nokia’s flagship Lumia smartphones. This is about …

RIP, Verizon grandfathered unlimited data plans [updated]

July 9th, 2012

Anything that’s too good to last rarely does. Such is the case with some lucky Verizon Wireless customers who were able to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone last month while still holding onto their grandfathered unlimited data plans. That’s because we’ve received a tip from a reader who says that Verizon is no longer …