Verizon on Tuesday announced that it would offer Android-based Pantech Perception starting Thursday, 25th of April.
The Pantech Perception is an entry-level, pocket-friendly, handset that features a 4.8-inch HD (720p) super AMOLED screen, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera plus a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
In addition, the new handset boasts 3D gesture sensing technology onboard and 4G LTE connectivity.
Security auditors of a US critical infrastructure firm were alarmed when they spotted frequent unexplained logins from China into the company's virtual private network.
The first thought that struck their minds was that a Chinese hacker was breaking into the company's network almost daily by using an employee's RSA key.
Fearing that a hacker from China had been stealing the company's secrets worth millions of dollars, the critical infrastructure company immediately called in Verizon investigators.
On Thursday, one day ahead of the much-awaited launch of the next-generation Apple iPhone - the iPhone 5 -, Verizon Wireless revealed in an announcement that its high-speed 4G LTE network was being expanded across the Tampa region, with several rural part of Hernando County to be included in the expansion.
With the iPhone 5 to be the latest 4G LTE-capable device to hit the markets on September 21, Verizon said that its 4G LTE network is being activated at cell sites across counties like Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas.
On Thursday, Baltimore City Hall witnessed a protest by nearly 80 members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA); with the demonstrations chiefly underscoring the opposition of a wireless-spectrum deal between Verizon Wireless and cable companies.
Protesting against the deal, the CWA members said that the agreement between Verizon and the cable companies will have an adverse effect on Baltimore's chances of ever receiving the FiOS network - the next-generation Internet broadband network from the bigwig telecom company.
In a disclosure which underscores law enforcement agencies’ increasing reliance on cellphones for tracking suspects or probing crimes, a congressional inquiry has found that, in 2011, as many as 1.3 million surveillance requests were received by cellphone carriers.
According to a New York Times report, the information which the law enforcement agencies sought from the carriers last year chiefly comprised details about text messages, wire taps, and callers’ location. The carriers provided this information either because of legal orders or in emergency situations.
In a Friday announcement, bigwig US wireless provider Verizon Wireless said that it intends expanding its fiber-optic network by using the switching technology from Linthicum, Maryland-based networking equipment-maker, Ciena.
According to the Verizon announcement, the company is working towards an upgrade of its global optical network; and for that, it will be using the 5430 optical switching system manufactured by Ciena, so as to bring about a notable improvement in high-speed Internet services.
In its long-awaited data breach report released on Thursday, Verizon said that a small number of data breaches in 2011 were a result of the activities of hacktivists, and that most of the cyberattacks during the year could have been avoided had the companies not overlooked basic security-related precautions.
Based on an assessment of over 850 data breaches, Verizon's 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report was compiled with assistance from the US Secret Service as well as law enforcement agencies in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and The Netherlands.
iPad 2 users on the Verizon network have no real reasons to worry. Their tablets are fine and Apple is just recalling a very small number of those because apparently, they carry a large number of them since they had some manufacturing defect.
The defect would apparently cause problems with connecting them to a 3G network. Allegedly, these iPads carried identity codes that were already present on other Apple products.
Recently Verizon has joined hands with AT&T, Sprint as well as T-Mobile; it will offer a smartphone running on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system. The company has made the announcement of its first smartphone named HTC Trophy running on Windows Phone 7.
The costumers can get this new phone at verizon. com from 26th May, while it will available on Verizon stores from 2nd June. The price of the phone will be $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
According to Apple, it is looking into a matter which needs a few iPad 2 owners having the built-in Verizon 3G for rebooting their devices to re-enable 3G following its turning off.
According to an Apple representatives statement that has been launched to All Things Digital today, the company told everyone that it knew of a few people owning the iPad 2 having the Verizon 3G model who were facing connectivity issues. It also said that it was looking into the matter and that the number of the affected users was quite low.
Keeping in line with its earlier smartphone options, Verizon has announced it new phone named the HTC ThunderBolt, which is capable of using its fast 4G data network.
The new phone is set to be available from Thursday, with an unlimited data plan for $29.99 per month. Apart from this, Verizon already has unlimited data plans for its existing 3G smartphone and iPhone 4 series.
Apple's new TV ad "Two is better than one" is praising both AT&T and Verizon as both are now providing network to the iPhone. The Apple iPhone has recently been made available on AT&T's rival network provider Verizon. Earlier, AT&T had the exclusive rights to sell the iPhone.
Apple's new ad demonstrates two iPhones next to each other performing exactly the same tasks at exactly the same time, to give the impression that the two network providers are equal.
Verizon has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission, challenging its powers to impose the net neutrality rules it approved last month.
The FCC, which regulates interstate and international communications by radio, TV, wire, satellite and cable, approved rules that intended to prevent telecoms and cable companies from discriminating internet services in favor of paying customers.
Consumer Reports has warned against grabbing the recently announced Verizon iPhone 4, saying it "middle aged" and likely to be short-lived.
The publication is also expressing doubts on Verizon's intentions to offer the unlimited data deals announced by the carrier itself.
Paul Reynolds and Mike Gikas are of the view that the Verizon iPhone 4 is "promising, but it could soon be replaced by a newer and cooler version. iPhone maker Apple usually rolls out a new iPhone model once every year. The Verizon iPhone 4 has been announced when many have already started expecting the iPhone 5.
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