Verizon Wireless Implements Steve Jobs Educational Vision, Except With Android
Verizon Wireless was chosen to partner with East Orange Campus High School in East Orange New Jersey to pilot a program using tablets for education. All 480 students will receive a 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab that will operate on a private network, also implemented by Verizon Wireless. “This is a logical next step for school systems; delivering information in a way that our students are accustomed to consuming it,” said Makeba McCray, Technology Coordinator for East Orange Campus High School. “With the increasing cost of paper and the popularity of digital devices, this was also a natural cost-saving step that we hope everyone will benefit from and enjoy. To complement our plans, we needed a carrier with a reliable network at a great value. We’re excited to work with Verizon Wireless, who gave us exactly what we hoped for.”
This Halloween we have a few tech-safety tools and applications that parents can use to make sure their little ghouls and goblins are building lasting Halloween memories and staying safe. Parents can now, from their smartphones, keep their children safe without joining them door-to-door or worrying from home.
Safe and Fun Trick-or-Treat Tech Tips:
Get an early start on your trick-or-treating route and plan your path with VZ Navigator. VZ Navigator tells you where you are and what’s nearby, providing turn-by-turn directions.
Still not sure about your Halloween Costume? Use one of the several costume idea apps like 100+ Halloween Costumes that help you with homemade costume ideas or deals in stores.
To help make sure your children are staying together use Verizon Wireless Family Locator. You can locate multiple family members at the same time and send messages. It provides you with detailed location information and updates on their whereabouts.
Make sure your trick-or-treaters path is illuminated and download a flashlight app to their phones. Some apps even offer a strobe light function to keep it fun.
Not sure if the weather is going to end the trick or treating night early? Download the Weather Channel app and keep a close watch.
Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Network Now Covers More Than 186 Million Americans
Less than a year ago we introduced our 4G LTE network to the nation, rolling it out in 38 cities with coverage available to 110 million Americans. At that time we announced an aggressive goal of bringing our 4G LTE network to more than 185 million Americans by the end of 2011.On Thursday, Oct. 20, we turned on our 4G LTE network in 22 new markets including Buffalo, NY. With these new cities we tipped the scale and we can now officially, and proudly, say that we have surpassed our goal. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network covers more than 186 million Americans from coast to coast.
To coincide with the rapid expansion of our 4G LTE network, we’ve steadily introduced an array of 4G LTE-enabled devices, ranging from notebooks and netbooks; to hotspots and modems; and tablets and smartphones. With our two newest devices, the DROID RAZR by Motorola and Samsung Stratosphere, we now offer consumers 15 4G LTE-enabled devices to choose from.
Verizon Wireless And VMware Securely Mix The Professional And Personal Mobile Experience With Dual Persona Android Devices
Bringing the freedom of choice to the world of enterprise IT, Verizon Wireless and VMware, Inc. announced a strategic partnership to introduce to the market VMware Horizon Mobile, enabling Verizon Wireless business subscribers to gain the freedom to choose a single Android device for both professional and personal use.
VMware Horizon Mobile will provide a simple way for IT departments to securely provision, manage and de-provision a corporate mobile workspace (email, applications, data, etc.) to an employee’s Android device over-the-air, while enabling the employee to retain the privacy and control of their personal mobile environments.
HopeLine® from Verizon Begins Domestic Violence Awareness Month with “Journey of Hope” Community Tour, Text to Donate Campaign and More
Nearly one in four women will be the victim of domestic violence and nearly three out of four Americans know someone who has been a victim of domestic violence. Verizon Wireless through HopeLine® from Verizon is helping consumers spread awareness about domestic violence and aid in its prevention during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and year-round. This October, everyone has several options to join in and make a difference with Verizon Wireless.
Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced the Samsung Stratosphere™, a Galaxy S® smartphone, will be available in Verizon Wireless stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning Oct. 13.
The Samsung Stratosphere is the first 4G LTE smartphone from Verizon Wireless equipped with a five-row QWERTY keyboard and designed with Samsung’s four-inch Super AMOLED display. Additionally, the Stratosphere supports enhanced B2B-enabled connectivity services from Cisco, the most comprehensive mobile implementation of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) and support for secure remote device management from Sybase Afaria.
4G LTE – customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE mobile broadband coverage areas
Five-row QWERTY keyboard
Samsung Super AMOLED™ Screen Technology makes watching movies, viewing videos and playing games come to life, even in bright light and outdoor environments
Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread – support for Google™ Mobile Services including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Google Search™, Google Maps™ and access to more than 250,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
Samsung 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor
Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash (720p HD playback and 480p DVD-quality recording)
Mobile Hotspot Capability – share 4G connection with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices or a 3G connection with up to five devices
AllShare® – enables wireless connectivity through Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA), so customers can send multimedia content to other DLNA Certified®-enabled devices such as TVs and laptops
Samsung Media Hub – Samsung’s own content service, offering a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase
Bluetooth® 3.0 technology – support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, and object push for vCard and vCalendar
Multiple video file formats supported, including DivX and XviD
Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Verizon Wireless To Introduce iPhone 4S Oct. 14 On The Nation’s Largest And Most Reliable Voice And Data Network
Verizon Wireless announced the new iPhone 4S will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Friday, October 14. Verizon Wireless customers, as well as those who want to make iPhone 4S their reason to switch to the nation’s most reliable network, will be able to pre-order the iPhone 4S online beginning today at www.verizonwireless.com/iPhone. In addition, the company announced the iPhone 4 8 GB model is available now for $99.99 and has lowered pricing for iPhone 4 16 GB and 32 GB models.
“Verizon Wireless customers have embraced iPhone 4 on our network and we fully expect the enthusiasm will continue to grow for iPhone 4S,” said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless. “With more and more customers depending on their iPhone every day, it is important that they have the device they can count on and a network that delivers. As millions of customers can attest - reliability matters.”