Verizon Wireless Posts
In the original Verizon FiOS iPad app, the company did not have the ability to stream live TV channels directly to the tablet. The app was just limited to a remote control. The app has been updated and now it allows users to stream any of 75 channels as long as they are connected to their home WiFi network according to Engadget. The Verizon FiOS app has similar features in its apps for the Xbox 360 and the Samsung Smart TV. The update includes a tweak to the remote control pairing process and has iOS 6 support.
Verizon Wireless has announced that they are shutting down their own branded app store starting in January. Verizon’s app store is known as Vcast Apps and they launched it as an alternative way for people to get their hands on Android and BlackBerry apps. Vcast Apps should be fully shut-down by March 27, 2013. At one point Verizon was working with Chomp, but Apple bought that company and shut it down.
ItsOn Inc. is a smart mobile service company that recently raised $15.5 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. SV Angel and Jim Davidson’s investor group participated in this round as well. ItsOn has created a new way for mobile services to be delivered, purchased, and consumed. ItsOn’s has built direct-to-consumer services and cloud-based solutions that will serve the needs of both mobile services and content providers.
Hurricane Sandy has affected millions of people and flooded thousands of buildings. Earlier today I wrote about how Apple prepared their 5th Avenue store. It looks like Verizon’s New York headquarters have been too. Below is a photo of Verizon’s lobby at 140 West Street in Manhattan, which filled up with three feet of water around 9:30PM Eastern time last night. This building is used for administrative purposes along with serving hundreds of thousands of voice and data circuits across New York. The company is working at pumping out the storm water.
Verizon Wireless is offering the LG Spectrum 2 for $99.99 after a $50 mail in rebate. You would also need to sign a 2-year voice plus data plan with Verizon to get that price.
The Nokia Lumia 822 will be coming to Verizon Wireless at a price of $99.99. The Lumia 822 has the Windows 8 operating system, Nokia Drive+ turn-by-turn spoken navigation, Nokia Music with Mix Radio, 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss, 1080p HD video, and face-to-face 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls. Even though Nokia has not officially announced a release date yet, it is expected that the release date will be November 12th.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is now available for pre-order on Verizon Wireless and AT&T. The cost of the device is $299.99 with a two-year contract, which matches the price points that AT&T and Sprint revealed earlier. The Galaxy Note II has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display powered by a quad-core processor and has LTE connection support. The Galaxy Note II comes shipped with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and can be purchased in grey or white colors. Pre-orders through Verizon will be shipped on November 27th while AT&T will start shipping on November 6th. To pre-order to the device, either go to Verizon or AT&T’s website or stop in to one of their retail stores.