“Lots of people are picking up new Android phones these days—nearly 200,000 per day, at last count. Google’s default apps are pretty handy, but the Market has many great apps, most of them free. Here’s a look at our favorite free and cheap Android apps.”—Lifehacker
Looking at the current selection of Android smartphones in the US market, there is no arguing that Verizon Wireless is in possession of some of the best ones out there right now – with each new release seemingly outdoing the previous. It was only a few months ago when the HTC Droid…
“The muralist [Shawn James] has created works in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and was recently announced as the winner of Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound Public Mural Initiative. The artwork – a vibrant image of gospel singers dressed in traditional church choir robes surrounded by an urban landscape – marks Verizon’s commitment to the annual “How Sweet the Sound” national gospel choir competition.”—Kristin Gray, Afro.com
For Eighth Consecutive Year, Verizon Named to Latina Style Magazine's List of Best Companies for Latinas to Work for
Verizon has earned the No. 4 ranking in the Latina Style 50, LATINA Style magazine’s annual list of the best companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S. This is the eighth consecutive year that the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognized by the publication.
Take Skype mobile on Verizon Wireless Back To School With You
App Now on Select 3G Multimedia Phones Enables Unlimited Skype-to-Skype Calls Around the World
As college students hunker down for the fall semester, Verizon Wireless now offers Skype mobile™ on many 3G Multimedia phones, making it easy to affordably stay connected with friends and family. The LG enV® TOUCH, LG Chocolate Touch™ and Samsung Reality™ join Verizon Wireless’ strong lineup of 3G Smartphones that already feature Skype mobile.
Bon Voyage – If students need help preparing for their time abroad before they go, they can use Skype mobile to talk with professors about how to balance studies and travel. Skype mobile also offers language support in Spanish, Korean and simple Chinese, helping students keep in touch with new international friends after they return home.
Close Quarters – Living in a dorm room with a stranger can be nerve-racking, but students can use Skype mobile to get to know future roommates, making the transition to dorm life easier. Whether they want to plan the dorm room décor or bond over favorite movies, Skype mobile lets them chat for hours and become fast friends.
Dark or White? – Calculus class? Check. Biochemistry test? Aced it. How to separate dark and white loads? For some students laundry is stressful. When a terrible stain hits a favorite shirt, students can use Skype mobile to call home for laundry expertise until the spot is only a memory.
Don’t Let Summer Love Fade Away – Maintaining a relationship while apart is tough, but with an “always on” capability, Skype mobile means students never have to miss a call while away from their computers.
B.F.F. – Making friends at a new school is important, but staying in touch with friends from home is too. Best friends can send and receive unlimited instant messages with other Skype users to stay close no matter how far away from each other they may be.
Wisdom of Age – Students living away from home for the first time may need some survival tips from older siblings. Knowledge from a big brother or sister is easy with unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls via Skype mobile.
“The engineers are now working to optimize compressed video signals for sign language, increasing the quality of the images around the face and hands to reduce the data rate to 30 kilobytes per second. To minimize the amount of battery power, the phones employ motion sensors to determine whether sign language is being used.”—CNET/Health Tech
"The Tumblr Android application provides users much of the same experience as posting on the standard web. Android users can now post pictures, links, quotes, audio, video and basically any other mobile content you can think of right to your Tumblr blog."
In Q2, RIM’s Blackberry smartphone shipments jumped 41%, allowing it to maintain a U.S. market-share lead over the iPhone of almost 50%. Against a market phenomenon as powerful as Apple and the iPhone 4, that’s impressive. The problem for RIM is, Q2 Android smartphone shipments surged by 886%, Canalys says.
Yes, part of the reason for Android’s dizzying growth rate is that it started from such a tiny base. But a deeper look at some of the numbers offered by Canalys shows that Android’s gains have been both significant and widespread, and that the overall smartphone market is expanding in every possible direction.
With a slew of new handset options, the Android operating system is attracting a steady stream of new customers. Now, for the first time, Android has topped Research in Motion’s BlackBerry platform as the top mobile OS sold to U.S. consumers in the second quarter, according to Wednesday data from NPD Group.
During the second quarter, about 33 percent of new smartphone purchases were for Android-based phones, compared to 28 percent for BlackBerry, and 22 percent for Apple’s iPhone.
Largest Wireless Network in United States Also Nation’s Most Reliable Wireless Network
During the first six months of 2010, in the Northeast region of the US, Verizon Wireless network systems performance engineers drove 78,646 miles to conduct 301,418 voice call attempts and 1.7 million data tests on the Verizon Wireless network and the networks of major competitors.
“New smartphone subscribers choosing Android handsets accounted for 27% of U.S. smartphone sales in the first half of the year, surpassing the 23% share held by Apple’s wildly popular phones, the Nielsen Company said Monday.”— Nielsen