Verizon To Allow Modem Use For EV-DO Handsets
Feb 2, 2006, 2:33 PM by (staff)
Verizon is set to announce a change in policy that will allow owners of EV-DO handsets to use them as modems for laptops. Using a USB cable, not Bluetooth, owners of most current EV-DO handset will be able to tether their phones to a laptop and use the Broadband Access data network. Verizon already offers this option to users of the Blackberry 7130e. As with the 7130e, users will have to upgrade their data plan to a $60 per month version. The LG VX9800 and VX8100 as well as the Motorola e815 and V3c are all compatible with the new option. The XV6700 and Treo 700W smartphones are not supported at launch.
Razer Concept Would Pair Its Smartphone with a Laptop Dock
Jan 9, 2018
Razer today revealed Project Linda, a smartphone and laptop hybrid concept that would pair the Razer handset with a laptop shell to create a single device. The Linda itself features a 13.3-inch 120 Hz screen, full keyboard, customized buttons, an internal battery and storage, and several ports (USB-A, USB-C, 3.5mm).
TCL Outlines Alcatel and BlackBerry Handset Strategy
Jan 4, 2017
TCL, the parent corporation of Alcatel, unveiled its new handset strategy moving forward. The company will continue to build its Alcatel-branded smartphones that target the low/value end of the market.
Facebook Pulls Support for BlackBerry 10, BBOS
Mar 18, 2016
Facebook has decided to cease supporting the BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS platforms. The company has chosen to discontinue its essential APIs for BlackBerry, effectively breaking the existing app.
TCL to Be Sole Maker of BlackBerry Phones
Dec 15, 2016
BlackBerry today said moving forward TCL Communications, the parent company of Alcatel, will be responsible for designing, manufacturing, selling, and supporting all BlackBerry-branded smartphones. The companies struck an agreement that sees TCL licensing BlackBerry's security software and service suite along with the BlackBerry brand.
Amazon to Ban Sale of Non-Compliant USB-C Cables
Mar 30, 2016
In order to protect consumers, Amazon said it will no longer sell USB Type-C cables that don't conform to the published spec. Specifically, Amazon stated that its retailer partners are not allowed to list "any USB-C cable or adapter product that is not compliant with standard specifications issued by 'USB Implementers Forum'." The USB-IF is the standards body that created and manages the USB-C spec.
Sprint's Price Better
So yes, Sprint kills VZW's price, for the same service.
And before any loyal VZW people say their network is better:
1) That is voice calling...
so whats the deal with this?
Can it work at my house?
why so damn expensive?????
so how will this work? is one going to have to pay the $15.00 for v-cast and $60.00 for the data plan? or just the $60.00 which i'm guessing and hoping.
it would be nice if the included these phones in on the voice and data choice bundles.
i think its great they finally realize what people want. but why make them pay $60.00 bucks for it. why cant they just make it a cheaper add on? or just let folks get the $15.00 vcast pack and let them teher th
Finally caving in
Baby steps to Bluetooth though...... 😕
At least Verizon is appearing to be slowly but surely caving into customer requests to allow us to use the technology the devices they sell were designed for...Took em long enough, but it is a step in th...
$60 is for people with data plans