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Have you ever wondered about the stories behind the logos of some of the most famous companies in the world? For example, did you know that the Verizon logo is actually a combination of the the words veritas (latin for truth) and horizon? If not, continue reading to see more.

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You can either call this dumb or genius, but one thing's for sure, this Verizon software developer did have a lot of extra time on his hands after outsourcing his job to China for just 20% of what he was making, pocketing the rest. He was fired after his employer discovered that he was interested in Reddit, eBay shopping, and watching cat videos during working hours. Continue reading for more information.

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Internet users in the US who demand the fastest speeds will be happy to know that Verizon will soon offer 300Mbps / 65Mbps FIOS internet plan. To put the speeds into perspective, a "two-hour HD video can be downloaded in 2.2 minutes instead of 4.4 minutes. A batch of 10 songs can be downloaded in 1.4 seconds instead of 2.7 seconds." Continue reading for more information and to see the slower, yet still blazing fast 150 Mbps / 35 Mbps FIOS connection in-action.

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Sure, this Verizon bill payment was made in 2006, but the clever method used would still definitely confuse people today. Fortunately, for those who aren't math experts, the equation has been explained above. Click here to see more images gone viral this week, according to Imgur.com. Continue reading for a few viral videos.

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Powered by a 1.0-GHz TI OMAP4 dual-core processor running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, the DROID Bionic "has more metal and glass than the all-plastic Samsung Droid Charge, for instance, and at 2.63 by 5 by 0.43 inches (HWD) and 5.6 ounces it's a little bit bigger, but lighter and slimmer than the HTC Thunderbolt." It's available now through Verizon Wireless, priced at $299.99 with a new 2-year service contract. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for an unboxing video.

There's an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture on the back, a VGA camera on the front, and a standard 3.5-mm headset jack on the top, and Motorola says to expect more than a day's worth of use from the 1735 mAh battery.
[via PC Mag]

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A quick way to piss off Verizon is by sending payment in the form of a math equation, like the example above. Sure, they'll figure out eventually, but not without their resident math expert. Continue reading to see what happens when people start handing out personal checks to the needy.

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Samsung's DROID Charge may not be the latest and greatest, but as a 4G LTE enabled Android phone, it excels. Featuring a 1.0-GHz processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 8.0-megapixel camera, and 2GB of internal storage. Videos after the break. Click here for more pictures. Here's the bottom line:

The Droid Charge is a total sleeper. We'll be perfectly honest that we weren't expecting to be wowed but, well, we're certainly impressed. In terms of performance it's more or less on par with the recently-released Thunderbolt, but battery life is far superior...
[via Engadget]

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The Verizon iPhone 4 has started shipping and that means it's time for iFixit's traditional tear down. As you'll see, the "Qualcomm MDM6600 chipset actually supports both CDMA and GSM connections." Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

[via Technabob - iFixit]

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Set for release nationwide on February 10th is the Verizon iPhone, and unfortunately (or fortunately), the only physical difference are "those tweaked CDMA-compatible antennas running around the edge -- four in all, placed symmetrically and bumping down the volume / mute buttons." Hands-on video after the break. Click here for more pictures. Here's the bottom line:

Bottom line, if you have a terrible AT&T experience wherever you're at, and want a shot at a more reliable one, Verizon really is going to be your best bet.
[via Engadget - Gizmodo]

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Apple insiders speculate that the company will release a 4G LTE version of the iPhone on Verizon's network as soon as January 2011. That's right, "Verizon managers are being trained to handle the iPhone and have functional units running on Verizon's 4G LTE networks."

The iPhone will be equipped with a multi-band chip that will work on Verizon's large CDMA 3G network as well as the 4G LTE. All marketing for the Verizon iPhone will be for the 4G compatibility.
[via CNet]