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3 Reasons Why The Droid Ultra By Motorola Is The Go To Smartphone For The Holidays

December 12th, 2013 by Christen

There are so many smartphone options nowadays, more options than ever before.  For the first time in history, consumers aren’t limited to strict molds of what a smartphone should look like, feel like or do. With so many options aside from the latest iPhone or Galaxy giants – it’s easy to get lost in a sea of smartphones available at multiple carriers.  That’s why we’ve compiled these 3 reasons to consider the Droid Ultra by Motorola from Verizon Wireless this holiday season.

Droid Ultra by Motorola


1.  Great holiday photos with Clear Pixel.  

Clear Pixel is a system that adds in a fourth “clear” pixel to the standard RGB pixel arrangement to make a so-called RGBC sensor, which lets in more light and therefore creates more impressive holiday pictures.


Droid Ultra By Motorola


2.  Fast & Convenient holiday shopping (online & in stores) with Isis.

Isis uses NFC technology which enables customers to wave their phone at special cash registers to pay for anything including quick bite to eat or cab ride across town.  Isis isn’t just a digital wallet either, it can also improve your shopping experience with freebies, discounts and more. Discover how Isis can improve your last minute shopping duties HERE.



Droid Ultra By Motorola

3.  Keep the holiday fun going with great battery life.

The Droid Ultra does a great job of not using up power while in “idle” mode, the Active Display means you’re turning on the screen less often to check your notifications, (which helps on battery life) and with an overall talk time of 12hrs+ you can keep the holiday fun going non-stop without interruptions all season long.


Now the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone is also one of the strongest.  Take on your day with touch less control and an active display.  Capture pictures with the simplified camera and share them quickly with the exclusive Droid Zap.  The Droid Ultra by Motorola is stylishly thin, sleek and at $99 from Verizon Wireless (with 2-year contract), it’s a great buy to consider this holiday season!  For more on the Motorola Droid Ultra visit


LG’s Latest Smartphone the LG G2 Now on Verizon Wireless

September 16th, 2013 by Analie

The highly anticipated LG G2 is now available on Verizon Wireless. Last month LG announced the LG G2 and we had a great first impression of it. The phone is unique in which the home button is located on the back side, that’s right, the back side of the phone. The volume rocker surround the home button. LG thinks that the phone will feel more natural that way. The LG G2 is now available on Verizon Wireless!

When playing around with the LG G2, I was surprised at how comfortable the phone felt, even when using the home button at the unusual place. But that was only for a few minutes. I will see how it is on a day to day basis when we get our review unit in.
Check out our first impressions of the LG G2 HERE
In the mean time you can order your LG G2 from Verizon Wireless HERE


LG G2 Now on Verizon Wireless Rear Home Button - VZW #VZWBuzz

LG G2 on Verizon Wireless Pricing:

$199.99 with 2 Year Contract
$0 down and $24.99 / month with Verizon Edge
$599.99 on a month to month Verizon Wireless plan


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Check out the LG G2 Specs:


Display: 5.2 inch (1920 x 1080 resolution)

Processor / RAM: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.26 Ghz Processor / 2 GB RAM

Memory: 16 GB  or 32 GB – NO MicroSD Expansion Slot

Cameras: 13 Megapixel Camera / 2.1 megapixel front facing camera

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 / Wi-Fi a/b/g/n / NFC / GPS /

Battery: 3,000 mAh (embedded) battery

OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2


In case you are not on Verizon, the LG G2 is also coming out for Sprint and T-Mobile. You can get it for Sprint on October 11. If you do pre-order it from Sprint, they will throw in a QuickView case (valued at $49.99).

Find out more about the LG G2 from Sprint HERE 



As for T-Mobile, they will be getting the LG G2 next week on September 18th.

You can preorder the LG G2 for T-Mobile HERE.
Price: $99 down with payments of 21/ month for 24 months or a full payment of $603.99.


If you don’t want to wait, Verizon is definitely the way to go!

What do you think about the LG G2 so far? 


Motorola Introduces The New Droids: Mini, Ultra, & Maxx, Coming To Verizon #VZWbuzz

July 26th, 2013 by Rod

Yesterday, Verizon introduced the newest members of the Motorola Droid family of products.  But rather than just refresh last year’s models and call it day, Moto decided to up the ante by continuing to add innovation to the brand.  Innovation that is worthy of the spotlight.  The trio of new Droids consist of: the Mini, Ultra, & the Maxx.

2013 Motorola droid family
The 2013 Droid family offers  24% faster CPU speeds, 100% faster GPU, a Kevlar unibody design w/ Gorilla Glass coating, and is water-repellent.  Motorola’s is using their new custom X8 Mobile Computing System that combines a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro application computing processor, a 400MHz quad-core GPU chip, 1 contextual computing, 1 natural language computing and a power/audio management system into chipset.  All devices are running Android 4.2.2, 2MP front-facing + a f/2.4 10MP rear-facing Clear Pixel camera w/ 60fps 1080p HD video capture.

Motorola Droid  mini

What are the key differences between the three Droids?

Droid Mini offers a 4.3-inch display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 2000 mAh battery.
Droid Ultra offers a larger, 5inch AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 2130 mAh battery capable of 28-hours of juice.
Droid Maxx offers the same specs as the Ultra but with 32GB of storage and a 3500 mAh battery capable of a whopping 48-hours of juice.
Some of the new features to the Droid family begin with Droid Zap. This is their native media sharing feature a la Galaxy S Beam that allows you to share photos by swiping up to share and catch them by swiping down.  Also along for the ride, are the many features expected to see on the upcoming Moto X like access voice access to Google Now via Touchless Control and double-twist of the wrist for Quick Camera Capture (faster to way to camera mode without having to unlock your device).
Motorola Droid Maxx

Motorola Droid Maxx

As added bonuses: the viral game Ingress comes pre-loaded as Droid users can invite up to 5 users.  Consumers who buy/pre-order by September 30th get 6 months of Google All Access service for free.

Motorola DROID Pricing and Availability

The Droid Ultra ($199) and Droid  Maxx ($299) will become available on August 20th as the Droid Mini ($99) launches on August 29th.  You can pre-order yours here.
via Verizon
Are you still a fan of the Droid? Which model best suits you?

Verizon Announces HTC One is Coming!

June 4th, 2013 by Analie

Verizon is rarely the first carrier to carry a flagship phone. When the HTC One was announced back in February, we learned that it was the first flagship phone from the manufacturer that would be carried across all major carriers –except Verizon. Verizon Wireless customers would have to resort to the HTC Droid DNA (which isn’t a bad phone at all). But many were feeling left out. There were rumors of HTC’s next phone on Verizon being called the HTC DNA +. Those rumors are finally put to rest now!


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Verizon Announces HTC One is Coming!

Today Verizon Wireless announced through their twitter page (@VZWNews) that the popular HTC One would indeed be coming to carrier. There is no news of pricing and exact release date except that it’s later this summer. Needless to say that Verizon Wireless customers were ecstatic to hear the news. I personally hope it has red accents. That would be a cool look!


We have reviewed the HTC One here at Divas and Dorks. You can check out what we thought about the phone HERE: HTC One Review

Verizon Wireless - The HTC One is Coming - Divas and Dorks

Here are the specs of the HTC One on other carriers. You can expect something similar to this:

HTC One Review – Specs

HTC One official

Display: 4.7 inch / 1,920 x 1,080 resolution

Processor / RAM: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core 1.7 Ghz Processor / 2 GB RAM

Memory: 32 GB – No SD expansion slot

Cameras: 4 “UltraPixel” rear facing camera / 2.1 megapixel wide-angle lens front facing camera

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 / Wi-Fi a/b/g/n / NFC / GPS /

Battery: 2,300mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable) battery


We’ll keep you updated on pricing and availability of the HTC One as Verizon let’s us know! Stay posted.


Are you going to wait for Verizon to get the HTC One? Were you planning on getting another smartphone until you heard this news? 

“It Can Wait” Campaign Grows – Backup From Sprint, VZW, T-Mobile & More

May 16th, 2013 by Analie

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As you may already know, we’re big fans of the “It Can Wait” movement here at Divas and Dorks. Originally sponsored by AT&T, the It Can Wait campaign encourages smartphone user to stop texting and driving. The fever has caught on and now other companies are joining in spreading the word!



It Can Wait Campaign Grows – All 4 Major US Carriers Support the Cause

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Now joined by Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile, the It Can Wait campaign is getting stronger. It doesn’t just have the support of these carriers, there are 200 other companies that are spreading the word.


Texting while driving is a deadly habit that makes you 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash,” said AT&T Chairman & CEO Randall Stephenson. “Awareness of the dangers of texting and driving has increased, but people are still doing it. With this expanded effort, we hope to change behavior. Together, we can help save lives.


The summer-long initiative kicks off on May 26th and will be supported by a new national advertising campaign featuring people who are living with the consequences of texting while driving, a large-scale nationwide texting-while-driving simulator tour, major retail presence in tens of thousands of stores, and more. The campaign, aimed at educating drivers to change behaviors that will ultimately help save lives, will run throughout the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, deemed by AAA as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.



It Can Wait Campaign Grows: Shocking Facts About Texting and Driving:

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Texting while driving is an epidemic, and it’s not isolated to teen drivers. It affects adults as well. A recent AT&T survey shows business commuters know texting while driving is unsafe, but they still engage in these behaviors. In fact:

They are texting and driving more than they used to.

  • Six in 10 commuters said they never texted while driving three years ago.

Nearly half of commuters admit to texting while driving, which is more than teens.

  • 49 percent of commuters self-report texting while driving, compared to 43 percent2 of teens.

Despite knowing the risks.

  • 98 percent said sending a text or email while driving isn’t safe.

For many, it has become a habit.

  • More than 40 percent of those who admitted to texting while driving called it a habit.

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It Can Wait Campaign Grows – National Day of Action

The highlight of the summer campaign will be a national day of action on Sept. 19. On that day, It Can Wait advocates will reach out in their communities to raise awareness of the risks of texting while driving, encourage everyone to make a personal commitment not to text and drive and recruit others to join the growing ranks of advocates dedicated to saving lives by ending texting while driving.


Take the pledge and don’t text and drive: #ItCanWait

Samsung Galaxy S4 Availability Details For Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon

April 25th, 2013 by Rod

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A lot has happened since we reported on the launch details of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for various carriers.  Originally AT&T and Sprint subscribers could buy one in stores starting this weekend on the 27th.  While T-Mobile subscribers could begin buying theirs online at  But alas, that is no longer the case.  Everything for AT&T will go continued as planned but for Sprint & T-Mobile – things have changed.  Here’s what’s going on:

Samsung Galaxy S4 For Verizon


Samsung Galaxy S4 For Verizon

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Sprint announced earlier yesterday via email that they have been affected by an unforeseen inventory shortage from Samsung.  They will have to delay their launch but are still taking pre-orders and customers can still order one online on the 27th.  No word on when the #3 carrier will get their stock in.

Samsung Galaxy S4 For Verizon

Samsung Galaxy S4 For Verizon


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Yesterday evening, T-Mobile announced a similar statement but with a bit more clarity on when their subscribers can get theirs.  T-Mobile’s delay is due to inventory shipping delays.  They are only delayed by 5 days as online sales continue on the 29th while the launch is still happening on May 1st…for now.

Samsung Galaxy S4 For Verizon

Samsung Galaxy S4 For Verizon


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On a more positive note, Verizon announced that they will begin taking pre-orders for their Galaxy S4 starting today.  Hopefully that means within two weeks, VZW subscribers can enjoy their Samsung Galaxy S 4 along with everyone else.   Pricing for the 16GB model version of the phone will begin at $199 ($249.99 w/ a $50 mail-in rebate).
So be patient Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon subscribers, it’s coming.  While AT&T users will get their Galaxy S4 before everyone.

Samsung Galaxy S4 For Verizon

Samsung Galaxy S4 For Verizon

How long are you willing to wait for the phone? Keep checking in with Divas and Dorks and we’ll update you on the Galaxy S4 availability!

Samsung Galaxy S4 For Verizon

This Season’s Holiday Shopping “Appvice” from Verizon Wireless

November 21st, 2012 by Christen

There’s no better time to challenge the power of your smartphone to make your life a little easier this season.  Black Friday chaos, Small Business Saturday shopping and Cyber Monday is right around the corner to kick off the holiday shopping season, and this year you have the power to control your entire shopping experience.  Verizon is here to help!  Tis the season to shop stress free this year and enjoy your holiday weekend with the help of these helpful apps, tips  and Verizon’s 4G LTE Network:


Take Control of Your Commute with VZ Navigator


  • Map out where you want to go and what route you want to take. Use VZNavigator for turn-by-turn directions, your location, and live traffic conditions to avoid the crowds.  Use real-time, turn-by-turn spoken directions with street names and true-to-life images of highway and exit signs, many in 3D. Advanced navigation instructions include landmarks such as traffic lights and number of streets.  Discover millions of destinations and businesses that are constantly updated for accuracy, including the nearest ATMs and low gas prices. Search by name or category: restaurants, shopping, airports, museums and more.




  • If you’re interested in searching for deals by store, product categories, or most recent offers, download the TGI Black Friday App .  This app lets you view Black Friday ads from all major retail stores, create a personal shopping list, and compare prices to make sure you’re getting the best deal.  TGI Black Friday is currently the highest rated Black Friday app for the Apple iPhone in 2011. The free app allows you to search thousands of Black Friday deals for every major retail store. You can create a personal shopping list and use your iPhone to shop smarter and faster on Black Friday.


  • Worried about your favorite team rather than a shopping deal?  Don’t! With the Verizon NFL Mobile you get 24/7 access to everything NFL.  Check out scores, latest news, and highlights.



  • Ready for Small Business Saturday?  Make sure you stay fueled so your shopping experience is a marathon not a sprint.  Small Business Saturday, is Saturday, November 24th!  Support local business and download the Yelp app so you know where to get the closest cup of joe or sandwich to keep you going.  Find and read reviews about great local businesses near you.  Looking for a burrito joint open now? An Irish pub nearby? A gas station you can drive to before your tank hits empty? Yelp for Android is here to help. Use us to search for places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play then read reviews from an active community of locals in the know.



  • Cyber Monday is important and on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network you’ll be able to search and shop faster.  With the app you can use that power to compare prices, read reviews, and buy all the latest gear and gadgets. Browse, search & buy millions of products right from your Android device.  The Amazon Mobile App allows Android users to browse and “Shop by Department”, quickly search, compare prices, read reviews, share products with friends, access Gold Box Deals, and make purchases on



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