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Verizon Wireless announced today that they will be selling the Apple iPad starting October 28.
Verizon was once rumored to be the intended target for the iPad 3G in June of this year, though like most rumors concerning Verizon and Apple, reality was far different.
As we reported, Verizon President, COO, and overall head honcho, Lowell McAdam, announced yesterday the eminent launch of Verizon Wireless’ LTE (4G) network. The carrier expects to have their 4G network launched and covering a slew of cities and airports by the end of 2010.
McAdam and Chief Technical Officer, Tony Melone, had a lot to say about the capabilities and attributes of LTE, but didn’t have much else to give us. Still unknown are the actual launch dates. Even less known are the devices themselves. What we do know about, aside from technical specifications, are the launch sites and some tempting bits of information.
Information is already trickling out. These are the cities listed as part of the initial launch:
In a mere 15 minutes we’ll be viewing the Verizon Wireless LTE press conference. Already, Lowell McAdam spoke at the CTIA conference as part of the keynote program, and gave a bunch of bits and pieces for us to feast on. Once we have the full - AND OFFICIAL - lowdown, we’ll be putting it up on PhoneCan!
Verizon Wireless and Motorola announced yesterday the launch of two new Android devices in their Droid/Android line of phones: The Motorola DROID PRO, and the Motorola Citrus
Many people inside the rumor mills found online thought the Droid Pro would be an alternate version of the Droid 2, also by Motorola - namely, a global version. The rumor sites were in for a big shock when they discovered the phone had little resemblance to the Droid 2, looking more like a 2011-style Motorola Q. (Author’s note, this is why PhoneCan doesn’t dig too far into rumors!)
Verizon hasn’t released any pricing for the phones, and their tentative launch dates are “soon” and “Q4 2010,” so expect to see pricing and availability later.
In the meantime, we thought some of you might be interested in reading some of the specs on these phones.
Just a short while ago, Verizon Wireless sent out an announcement that a press conference will be held tomorrow at the Fall CTIA Show (now renamed the CTIA Enterprise & Application show) which will outline Verizon Wireless’ eminent 4G launch. Lowell McAdam, President and COO of Verizon Wireless, is expected to announce details concerning the launch of Verizon’s LTE (Long Term Evolution) network, popularly referred to as the up-and-coming 4G network.
There has been a lot of speculation of the last six months as to where and when the 4G network would launch. Hopefully, those questions will be answered tomorrow at 11:30 Pacific Daylight Time.
PhoneCan will bring you news as it happens!
As we just announced, Verizon Wireless has decided to refund 15 million customers money they were charged, in error, for data transfer fees.
There are few things which upset me, not just as someone who works in the wireless industry, but as a consumer. Possibly the biggest frustration I’ve had in a decade concerns carriers switching from per-minute data transfer charges to per-megabyte data transfer fees.
Most people don’t seem to be fans of Verizon’s $1.99 per megabyte data transfer fee. In fact, I don’t know of anyone who would say they like it, except Verizon Wireless, of course. Even still, Verizon Wireless just made a huge concession to those who feel the charge is unjustified.