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Verizon's iPhone: Coming 'Early Next Year'?

Apple's wildly popular iPhone may soon be available on Verizon Wireless. The country's largest mobile carrier will begin offering the device in the first quarter of next year year, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal Wednesday.

Verizon Wireless to Sell Motorola's Business Smartphone, Droid Pro

Verizon Wireless will sell the Droid Pro, Motorola%u2019s (MOT) first device for business customers that uses the Google (GOOG) Android operating platform. The new device will feature corporate-level security on e-mails, Reuters reported. It will also support Flash software and have Wi-Fi short-range wireless connections so users can stay connected in areas of weak cell phone coverage.

FCC to Verizon Wireless: Too Slow to Make Refunds

Despite the carrier's admission of overbilling, the FCC says it plans to investigate why it took Verizon two years to notify customers of the problem, reimburse them and take corrective action. Additional penalties are a possibility.

Verizon Likely to End Unlimited Data Plans Soon

A tiered data plan is in the works for Verizon customers, potentially doing away with the unlimited data plans that new customers currently enjoy. CEO Ivan Seidenberg said Thursday the nation's largest carrier may introduce its tiered data plan in the next four to six months.

Big Three Wireless Providers Hedge Bets With Galaxy Tab

AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint-Nextel want to protect themselves against the iPad and the power it brings Apple in the wireless marketplace. Case in point: Samsung Electronics will launch its new Galaxy Tab tablet soon and all three telecoms will market it.

Analyst: A Verizon iPhone Won't Hurt Motorola; AT&T May Embrace Android

With many analysts expecting Apple's iPhone to hit Verizon Wireless early next year, what will the impact be on Motorola, one of Verizon's top partners on Google's Android operating system? Gleacher's Mark McKechnie says Motorola will continue to benefit despite Verizon's iPhone roll-out.

Do You Sleep with Your Cell Phone? Most Americans Do

A new study by the Pew Research Center found, not surprisingly, a growing number of Americans are using cell phones. What is surprising, however, is that most of these cell phone users bring their devices to bed with them, too.

Motorola's Droid X Smartphone Sells Out on Verizon Wireless Site

Motorola's Droid X is either a huge success, or the company didn't make enough of the smartphones to handle even modest demand. The Droid X is sold out on the Verizon Wireless website, and very few are available in the wireless service provider's stores.

Verizon iPhone Reportedly Set for January Launch

Verizon Wireless, will begin selling Apple's iPhone early next year, opening up the wildly popular device to millions of new customers, Bloomberg reported. Such a move would end Apple's exclusive arrangement with AT&T which for three years has been the sole iPhone service provider.

Your Jeep Owners Manual? There's an App for That

When Chrysler takes the wraps off its newly redesigned 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV in a few days, it will have a feature that no car has ever offered before: a smart-phone application that provides vehicle information.

Verizon Ramps Up Droid X Sneak Peek

Verizon offered a sneak peak of the Motorola Droid X smartphone before its official launch June 23, a day before rival team AT&T and Apple open up their doors for the iPhone 4 launch.

Sprint Overestimated EVO Sales

Sprint-Nextel announced last week that sales of its new EVO 4G phone, a competitor to Apple's iPhone 4, "marked the largest quantity of a single phone sold in one day ever for Sprint." turns out those numbers were off -- way off.

Verizon CEO: We Will Offer Apple's iPhone 'Eventually'

Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said his company has told Apple it wants to offer the iPhone on its network. Currently, AT&T is the exclusive U.S. provider. Seidenberg offered few other details other than to say Verizon thinks it will get the iPhone "eventually."

Verizon Drops Prices on Two Palms, One BlackBerry

Verizon Wireless announced it was slicing the prices on its Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus by more than 60%, and on the BlackBerry Curve by more than 70%. That's good news for both Palm and Research In Motion, which have seen their smartphone sales slip recently.

Look Out, Apple: Google's Android Gaining Steam

Is Google's (GOOG) Android platform the long-awaited iPhone-killer? Not yet, but new data shows Android is posing a serious threat to Apple's (AAPL) popular smartphone. According to mobile research firm Flurry, Verizon Wireless's Google-powered Droid smartphone outsold Apple's original iPhone during the first 74 days that each device was on sale.

Verizon's Layoff Costs Turn Q4 Profit into Loss

Telecom giant Verizon Communications added 2.2 million mobile users, handily beating Wall Street's expectation of 1.5 million, but posted a fourth quarter loss thanks to a $3 billion charge from a major round of layoffs in its wireline business.

Verizon Delivers $3 Million in Subscriber Text Donations for Haiti

Verizon Wireless advanced the $2.98 million in mobile donations that Americans have made to the Red Cross on Friday. Since the earthquake hit Haiti earlier this week, mobile operators have received a flood of donations via text messages. Typically, such donations can take up to three months to be delivered.

Verizon Wireless cuts prices

Verizon Wireless announced today that it would cut costs of its wireless plans by about 30% to 60% and also be offering its customers new prepaid...

Text Messages Raise Millions for Haiti

Americans set a single day record for mobile giving Wednesday, as tens of thousands of people used their cell phones to donate $3 million to earthquake-stricken Haiti, according to Verizon Wireless.

Higher Speeds, Fees on Verizon's 4G Network

Verizon is expected to roll out a long-awaited fourth generation wireless network by year end, promising to boost data speeds by 10 times. But watch out. While it may mean sharing hi-def video, say, over cellphones, it could also give the carrier a reason to raise monthly fees.