Verizon: More Brew Phones with Better Store On the Way
Verizon Wireless today announced that it plans to debut a handful of new handsets running Qualcomm's Brew MP platform in the coming months. These devices will have a completely updated application store, according to Verizon. The new storefront will feature a redesigned user interface that Verizon claims is easier to use. It allows customers to preview applications before buying, features a new recommendation engine, and claims to have a better discovery process. Verizon points out that the new application storefront for Brew MP handsets will allow developers to offer in-app payments and direct carrier billing to customers' Verizon Wireless accounts. Verizon didn't provide any specifics about these forthcoming handsets. Brew has been the foundation of Verizon's feature phones for almost a decade.
Verizon to Let Prepaid Customers Manage their Accounts Through My Verizon App
Verizon Wireless today said its prepaid customers will soon have access to the My Verizon account management tool. Beginning June 28, prepaid customers can download and use My Verizon to pay bills, set up auto-pay, add data, and perform other account-related tasks.
Verizon Shares More HTC 10 Launch Details
Verizon Wireless says it will be the first U.S. carrier to stock the HTC 10 in retail stores, beginning May 5.
Verizon Brings WiFi Calling to iPhone Via Message+ App
Verizon Wireless updated its Verizon Message+ app for iPhones, adding the ability to make phone calls over WiFi. In order for WiFi calling to work, Verizon iPhone owners will need to switch on the advanced calling function of their phone.
Verizon to Preload Lyft On Some Android Phones
Verizon Wireless today announced plans to install Lyft's mobile application on an unknown selection of its future Android handsets. Lyft serves as an alternate to traditional taxi services and is meant to help people find rides quickly and cheaply.
Verizon to Offer HBO Now to Wireless Customers
Verizon and HBO today announced the immediate availability of HBO Now to Verizon's internet and TV customers. Subscribers to Verizon's FiOS broadband and television services can trial HBO Now for free for 30 days, after which it will cost $15 per month.
Direct carrier billng for Brew phone apps but not Android?
I hope to Gawd that carrier billed apps never appear where I work. I don't provide support for those apps, so why should I be responsible...