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Verizon iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Flow in, With a Minor Glitch

They've waited years for this. Today, Verizon customers were able to pre-order their iPhone 4s. The phones should arrive on or before Feb. 10. So far, the supply is holding up, though some frustrated customers were greeted with an error message.

Android Takes the Lead in Smartphone OS Market Share

Handsets based on Google's Android-based handsets accounted for 32.9% of worldwide smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter, compared with Symbian's 30.6% market share, according to a new report from market researcher Canalys. Apple's iOS was a distant third, with 16%.

Should Verizon Customers Hold Out for the Apple iPhone 5?

Verizon customers will likely flock to the Apple iPhone 4 when the largest U.S. carrier starts selling it in February. But many industry-watchers expect an iPhone 5 a few months later. And that could create a quandary for folks on the fence about their next smartphone move.

Amid iPhone Hype, Verizon Quietly Ending 'New Every Two' Program

Amid all the hype around the Verizon iPhone, you may have missed one important change: Verizon (VZ) is ending its popular "New Every Two" upgrade program. The program offers Verizon subscribers a credit of as much as $100 toward a new phone every two years, SmartMoney reported. As of Jan. 16, the company will no longer offer the credit to new customers and won%u2019t re-enroll current customers after their next Every Two upgrade.

Will Verizon Charge Extra for Faster Wireless Data Speeds?

Verizon is considering expanding its wireless data pricing plans to include rates based on the speed at which data is delivered -- potentially adding yet another layer of complexity to the rapidly evolving systems by which customers are charged for consuming mobile data.

T-Mobile USA Says High-Speed Technology Faces Obstacles

T-Mobile USA warned that plans to introduce new high-speed mobile technology could go badly wrong for consumers and companies. Verizon Wireless (VZ) is currently working on a high-speed service for the end of this year, Reuters reported. The service will be based on an emerging technology known as Long Term Evolution (LTE). AT&T (T) plans to introduce an LTE service in 2011.

Verizon Fined $25 Million by FCC for Data Download Overcharges

Verizon was today fined a record $25 million by the Federal Communications Commission and agreed to refund an additional $52.8 million to customers to settle allegations that the largest U.S. mobile-phone company overcharged customers for data fees.

Verizon Earnings Drop 25% in Third Quarter

Verizon Communications (VZ) reported earnings of 31 cents per share for the third quarter, compared with 41 cents per share last year. The third quarter earnings included non-operational charges of 25 cents per share, the largest of which was related to pension settlements

Verizon Gets the iPad on Oct. 28

Verizon Wireless will start selling Apple's iPad on Oct. 28, two weeks after competitor AT&T kicks off its iPad sales. This is welcome news for many Verizon customers, although some of the might be wondering -- where's the iPhone?

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 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.

1 in 4 iPhone Users Would Dump AT&T for Verizon

Almost one in four users of Apple's iPhone would switch to Verizon from AT&T as their cell phone carrier once AT&T's exclusive agreement with the iPhone expires, Information Week reported Tuesday, citing an analyst note from Credit Suisse Group analyst Jonathan Chaplin.

Verizon CFO John Killian to Retire at End of This Year

Verizon Communications (VZ) said that CFO John F. Killian will retire near the end of this year. No successor was named. Killian, 55, has been at the company for 31 years. He is retiring to spend more time with his family, the company said in a statement.

Vodafone Sells China Mobile Stake for $6.5B

Vodafone Group, the world's largest mobile communications company by revenue, has agreed to sell its entire 3.2% stake in China Mobile for $6.5 billion, close to doubling its original investment in the company.