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Microsoft has announced that the Denim update is finally available for the Lumia Icon - the first time that Verizon's Windows Phone 'flagship' has received an OS update since its launch a year ago.
Some new info points to an LG phone running Windows and headed for Verizon. Unfortunately this isn't official just yet and the device itself seems to be destined for the low-end of the market.
From Office intrigue and Windows 10 revelations, to Google's apology, faster 'broadband', the end of the Surface 2, and a LOT of iPhones, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Yesterday, it was reported that you cannot buy a Lumia device from Verizon anymore, and while new products are not showing up, you can still buy a refurbished phone for a reasonable price.
It appears that Verizon Wireless has pulled all Lumia phones from its site altogether. Other Windows Phones are still available via the store, so it seems to be a Lumia-only issue.
A Samsung employee has revealed details of its Android 5.0 rollout in the US, including which devices will get the update first, and hints that Samsung is pressuring carriers to speed up its release.
The product listing of the Lumia 735, which was expected to be launched in the US on Verizon in the coming months, has mysteriously disappeared from Microsoft Mobile's website.
From late Microsoft arrivals and early Steam deals, to more Sony leaks, Lollipop on LG, Denim on Verizon, and a phone the size of your head, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
Microsoft has started pushing out the Denim update for Verizon Lumia users who have a 922 or 928. However, if you have an Icon, you will have to wait a bit longer.
Microsoft has formally announced that the rollout of its Lumia Denim update has begun for a "limited number of devices in selected markets", with a wider rollout scheduled for early January.
Just in time for football season, Verizon customers can purchase a new Moto X for only $119.99 with a 2-year contract and customize it with a genuine football leather back.
Motorola and Verizon have a new device called the Droid Turbo, and after spending some time with the phone, we will help you decide if this should be your next smartphone.
The two biggest cellular providers in the United States are working together to bring a better voice call feature to cellular handsets that can access LTE networks in 2015.
Alongside the rather expensive "affordable flagship" Lumia 830, AT&T will also launch the HTC One M8 for Windows on Nov 7, which has until now been a Verizon exclusive, and pricing has been announced.
Verizon is offering customers who take advantage of their larger data plans up to 50% more data for the same price as they're paying now, but hurry as it's for a limited time only.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has said that the company is working with Verizon on testing the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update, but added they "aren't sure how long it will take" until it's ready.
The recently launched Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon is set to go global as the company has sent out invites for an event in Brazil showing off the rear side of the smartphone.
Verizon and Motorola launched their latest Android flagship, the DROID Turbo. This handset is touted as being able to last two days on a single charge. The handset will release on October 30th.
Verizon is expected to be the only carrier to launch the Lumia 735 in the US - but multiple sources now indicate that Microsoft's new 4G 'selfie phone' won't actually go on sale there until next year.
Verizon's support staff mentioned that the Lumia Icon is being retired by the company. If this is true it means a top of the line Windows Phone is being retired after less than a year on the market.
Redbox Instant, a movie streaming service in direct competition with Netflix, has thrown in the towel and will be shutting down on October 7th with refunds to customers issued later in the week.
AT&T is set to roll out a new limited time promotion that will offer current and existing customers the opportunity to double up on shared monthly data plans at no extra cost.
According to Nokia's website, the Lumia 735 and 830 will be coming to the US soon but the dates and carrier details are not listed on the website for the new phones.
In a recent experiment, T-Mobile's devices lasted longer in battery tests when it was pitted against identical devices from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. Some devices lasted up to two hours longer.
Motorola's next flagship rumoured to be launched on September 4, under the Moto X+1 name has been leaked through a press image, showing off its colours and custom back cover.
The president of HTC Americas has hinted at plans to expand availability of the HTC One M8 to more buyers later this year - and an international launch is looking increasingly likely too.
Earlier today, HTC and Verizon announced that the One M8 would becoming to Verizon starting tomorrow but not to be left out, AT&T is now saying that they will get the phone too.
After yesterday's report that showed Windows Phone shipments slowing down and the market share shrinking, we went and asked sales reps at Verizon, AT&T and Sprint about Windows Phones.
An image showing the long-awaited Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 has been discovered on the servers of Verizon, ahead of its expected launch at an event in New York on August 19.
HTC is building a flagship Windows Phone and it will be coming to Verizon later this year. The device is also said to support VoLTE which will offer high-quality phone calls too.
Verizon has tried to win back customers that have lost trust and patience with the company, but they've recently backtracked by unveiling a new policy that will throttle some Unlimited 4G LTE users.
Verizon has officially announced the pricing and availability of a new smartphone from HTC, called the One Remix -- a rebranded version of the One mini 2 exclusively for the carrier.
If you're on Verizon's FiOS service, the company has some good news for you: from today, it's introducing a huge boost to its upstream speeds, with uploads up to five times faster, free of charge.
According to a latest leak, the mid-range LG G Vista smartphone, will go on sale in the United States on Verizon starting Friday, 18 July, and is expected to launch alongside the G3.
Another leak has revealed that the Windows Phone 8.1-powered Nokia Lumia 1525 will feature the Snapdragon 801 processor and launch on AT&T and Verizon in addition to T-Mobile in the United States.
Verizon is set to get two new smartphones from the Korean manufacturer, LG, in the form of the G3 and G Vista, according to leaked images which feature the carrier's prominent branding.
A new report indicates that the Sony Xperia Z2 could arrive on US carrier Verizon during the next quarter of this year, with new 4G LTE-Advanced capabilities. It is reputedly currently in testing.
Multiple tech giants, including Apple, Verizon and Cisco, have joined Microsoft in opposing the US government's requests for search warrants for data stored on overseas servers.
Ahead of Father's Day, Verizon users can score the HTC One (M8) for $100 off the normal price, and in two new colors: Glamour Red and Amber Gold, in addition to Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver.
The latest Windows Phone for Verizon has landed in our hands and we have put it through our daily grind to see if this device can stand up to the recently released Nokia Lumia Icon.
Redbox released a minor update to their streaming application, but the update has a big new feature: Streaming to the Google Chromecast is now supported from your Android device.
T-Mobile has announced that beginning in May for bills that are issued in June, it will ditch all overage charges for all of its plans, and challenged AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint to do the same.
A new report claims that the rumored Windows Phone 8.1-based Samsung ATIV SE smartphone will launch April 18th via Verizon Wireless in the US for the off-contract price of $599.
T-Mobile continues its Un-carrier ways by celebrating its 1 year LTE rollout anniversary by promising to upgrade existing 2G / EDGE coverage to LTE by years end.
Nokia's latest Windows Phone, the Lumia Icon, is in our shop for review and with the company about to be absorbed by Microsoft, this could be one of the last great Nokia phones to be built.
The White House gives a very encouraging response to a petition regarding Net Neutrality, emphasizing the importance of a free and neutral Internet.
Intel has officially announced plans to sell off its Intel Media unit, which had planned to release a Internet-based live TV set-top box and service, to Verizon. Terms were not disclosed.
An appeals court in Washington struck down part of the FCC's net neutrality rules on internet service providers, which could now allow them to prioritize or even block traffic to websites.
T-Mobile announced their plans to pay Verizon $2.37 billion dollars in order to acquire space on the 700MHz spectrum, a move which the company says will significantly improve their LTE coverage.