Verizon is planning to come out with two Motorola tablets this December, according to a report that was published on CNet. The two tablets are actually from the same Xoom 2 family, the brand that Motorola is using for the international market. The two tablets are going to be a 10 inch and an 8 inch version. But for the American market, the Xoom 2 name will be dropped in favor of Droid Xyboard. Verizonâ€™s line of high end devices is Droid, hence the name change. [Read more…]
This is a logical step for Sprint as the carrier has finally snagged Apple iPhone 4S, which is a big win for the carrier. Sprint announced its network plans with the initial 120 market implementation of the LTE services. This will then be further expanded to a total of 260 markets by the end of 2013. Sprint also announced that it will be releasing its first LTE device in 2012. [Read more…]
With iPhone lovers already upset with Ma Bell over pricing, network issues or (most likely) both, it comes to no surprise that the Verizon iPhone rumors are once again making the rounds.
But apparently the media is once again claiming that we will see a Verizon iPhone in our life time, which means that loyal fans of the carrier may finally be able to join the iCult.
Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone company, will start sellingÂ Apple Inc.â€™s iPhone next year, endingÂ AT&T Inc.â€™s exclusive hold on the smartphone in the U.S., two people familiar with the plans said.
Thanks to competition between the two major mobile data carriers, U.S. mobile phone consumers stand to benefit starting next week. Verizon took ahead of the race earlier this week when it announced major price drops in its various mobile services. Not long after, AT&T also announced similar price reduction. And so, mobile consumers are more than happy.
Verizon’s unlimited talk and text plans
Verizon announced its new Nationwide Unlimited Talk plan that will allow U.S. customers to call anyone in the U.S. for $69.99 monthly. Likewise a corresponding Nationwide Unlimited Talk and Text Plan was also launched that will allow Verizon customers to call and send text, picture and video messages to anyone in the U.S. for $89.99 monthly. In addition, Verizon is also rolling out a new Nationwide Unlimited Talk Family SharePlans with unlimited options for $119.99 monthly access and Talk and Text Family SharePlans for $145.99.
Verizon is also expanding its 25MB data package requirements with $9.99 cost to include all Verizon Wireless 3G multimedia phones which provides quick access to mobile e-mail, games and internet. Â Mobile phones such as LG Chocolate Touch, Samsung Rogue, Motorola Entice W766 among other multimedia phones are now included in the said package. If you’re on a prepaid plan, there will also be a Montly Unlimited Talk plan for $74.99 and the unlimited talk and text plan for $94.99.
AT&T’s unlimited mobile data plans
Responding to Verizon’s price drops, AT&T also announced new unlimited plans that will take effect across its devices including smartphones. In brief, AT&T’s offerings include unlimited talk plan for feature phone for $69.99, Family Talk plan for $119.99, unlimited talk and text plans for quick messaging devices for $89.99 per month, unlimited family talk plans for quick messaging devices for $149.99 per month and unlimited voice and data plans for $99.99 for all AT&T smartphones including iPhone.
So there. Whether you are on Verizon or AT&T network, the heated competition between these two companies are finally taking its effects, positively. Thanks to business competition.
If Moto Droid’s controversial ad campaign sparked some tremendous amount of buzz in the U.S., its European counterpart, the Motorola Milestone seemed to be a tamer version. The Moto Milestone is currently available Â in most Europe mobile distributors and earlier report from Expansys indicates that sales is starting to pick up, slowly.
Maybe the dull and boring ad campaign is not helping out Motorola to gain some market momentum for the Milestone? Or is it because Europeans are still not ready yet to embrace Android?
Now, going back to the ad campaign, any idea as to why the European version is not as hard-hitting to iPhone as the American ad campaign? Right now, I could only think of one thing – that Motorola was not after all behind the ad campaign that kept on attacking the iPhone and even AT&T.Â So, it’s quite obvious that Verizon is the mastermind of the iPhone bashing after all.
Anyway, Motorola Milestone’s video ad aside from not hitting any competitor was also nicely done with a bit of serious tone. It actually suits well with the Motorola Milestone’s features.
So, which of the Motorola Droid/Milestone’s video ads do you like better?