Saturday, January 15, 2011

What’s new, Verizon Wireless?

Well, welcome to another Saturday morning, the weekend before the MLK day holiday.

All in all, last week was a slow week, and a reasonably slow week in technology news. There was the big Verizon Wireless announcement about the CDMA iPhone that should be available next month. There’s no significant difference between the AT&T and the Verizon iPhone except the network, and the fact that the Verizon iPhone can’t do both voice and data at the same time (a limitation of CDMA, not specifically Verizon). Well, that and using it as a mobile hotspot.

I did see a few good articles on-line about the Verizon iPhone, but the general recommendation is, if you’re a Verizon customer, wait until the iPhone 5 comes out in June or July, because that one could be using the LTE network. If you’re an AT&T customer and you don’t get good coverage where you are, you should do what a reported 26% of existing iPhone users will do, and switch to Verizon.

One thing I want to look at today is the Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon. I got a call last night from a coworker and friend who told me that it would save me money in the long run over my MiFi card, and do texting, GPS, WiFi B,G, and N, 3G, streaming video, all running Android 2.2, so it has Flash 10.1 capabilities, too. It looks like an awesome combination, and can take the place of my Augen GenTouch as well as the MiFi. It could be an exciting mix. I’m hoping to get some time with one today and chat with a Verizon Wireless person about it and see what happens.

I have a business trip coming up next week to San Antonio, Texas. I’ll be flying out on Tuesday, which happens to be the 23rd anniversary of my 25th birthday. The last time I flew to San Antonio on that date was 26 years ago, and that wasn’t my favorite trip (that’s when I enlisted in the Air Force), so hopefully this trip will be a little bit more upbeat!

So, with the trip this week, I’ll be doing a little bit of blogging throughout the week. Saturday will be left for recuperation. Hopefully I’ll be able to get it posted with no issues on Saturday next week. Short post this week, like I said, I didn’t see much happen in tech news. Have a great week.