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Verizon Launches $5 Daily Tablet Data Plan

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The big four telecommunications companies in the U.S. are in a race to see who can get and retain the most subscribers.  Each of them have launched various plans that may or may not require a contract.  Now Verizon is offering a $5 daily data plan for tablets and other connected devices.  This plan serves up to 300MB of data.

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HTC One Max Hits Verizon For $299 With Contract

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Verizon Wireless has started to sell the HTC One Max.  Verizon launched the availability of the One Max on Thursday for $299.99 with a two-year contract or the $25.22 per month on Verizon Edge.  Sprint is selling the phone for $249.99 with a contract with an additional $100 off for customers that bring in their older phones.

[Source: GigaOM]

 

Major Wireless Carriers Reject Smartphone Kill Switch Idea For Preventing Theft

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The four largest wireless carriers in the U.S. have rejected the idea of Samsung’s kill switch plans, according to The New York Times.  The anti-theft kill switch would have given an Android smartphone or tablet user the ability to quickly “brick” their device if it was stolen.

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Android KitKat Is Coming To Moto X On Verizon Today

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Motorola has announced today that Android KitKat (version 4.4) will be made available for Moto X phones that are on the Verizon Wireless Network today.  The Moto X will get the Android KitKat on other carriers and countries soon.
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Verizon Acquires Streaming Video Startup UpLynk

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Verizon has acquired a startup called UpLynk.  UpLynk is a startup that makes video streaming easier.  UpLynk is a software company that helps programmers and pay TV providers with “TV Everywhere” strategies. 
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Verizon Drops The Price Of The Customized Moto X Phone To $50

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Verizon has dropped the price of the Motorola Moto X smartphone in half after purchasing it through the Motorola Moto Maker website.  The price used to be $100 with a two-year contract. 
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The Moto Maker Customization Feature Comes To All Major Carriers

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Motorola has dropped the price of the Moto X to $99.99 on contract.  Motorola also said that an upgrade to Android KitKat is coming soon for the Moto X.

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The LG Intuition Is Getting Upgraded To Android 4.1 On Verizon Wireless

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The LG Intuition will soon be getting upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless.  The LG Intuition is a 5-inch wide Galaxy Note competitor that LG launched last year.  Some of the changes to the user interface includes multi-page sharing, broken bookmark sync fixes, new apps, new games, the removal of certain widgets, and updates to certain Verizon apps.  The update also includes Project Butter, which offers a smoother interface and expandable/actionable notifications.  The update is taking place over-the-air and it is unknown when the rollout will start.
[Source: The Droid Guy]