This excerpt taken from the VZ 10-K filed Feb 26, 2010.
We believe that our position in the U.S. wireless industry has enabled us to become a wireless service provider of choice for wireless device manufacturers and has helped position us as the launch partner for new and innovative device offers for our customers and branded phones that complement our focus on high-quality service and an optimal user experience.
We offer several categories of phones 3G smartphones, 3G multimedia phones and simple feature phones. The majority of our phones are EV-DO enabled, and all of them are compliant with the FCCs Enhanced 911 requirements. Many of these phones support our V CAST and VZ Navigator services. We offer our consumer customers a number of phones that include QWERTY keyboards, a feature traditionally included on devices targeted to business customers. In addition, we offer phones that enable our customers to access GSM networks when traveling abroad.
3G Smartphones. Our device line-up includes an array of 3G smartphones, devices that are enabled to utilize our EV-DO (Revision A) higher-speed data service and have high-level operating platforms, such as webOS, Windows Mobile and Android. We offer 3G smartphones from RIM, Palm, Samsung, Motorola and HTC. Several of our 3G smartphones include touchscreens, such as the Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pixi Plus, Samsung Omnia II, HTC Touch Pro 2 and the BlackBerry Storm2.
In addition, in November 2009, we began offering two 3G smartphones on an exclusive basis in the United States that operate on Googles Android mobile operating platform the Motorola Droid and the HTC Droid Eris. These touchscreen devices include innovative applications developed by Google and us, as well as by third-party developers, are Wi-Fi capable and can access thousands of Android Market applications.
3G Multimedia Phones. We offer numerous phones that are EV-DO-enabled, have HTML-browsing capability and can run various applications, such as music, games and video, using BREW (binary runtime environment for wireless) technology, which we refer to as 3G multimedia phones. Certain of these phones have other enhanced features, such as QWERTY keyboards, included on the LG enV3 and the Samsung Alias2, as well as touchscreens on the LG enV Touch and the Samsung Rogue.
Simple Feature Phones. Our simple feature phones include those that operate via our CDMA-1XRTT service, such as the Samsung Intensity, as well as EV-DO-enabled phones, such as the Motorola Barrage. Depending upon the device, these phones include various features, such as QWERTY keyboards, and can access services such as Mobile Web, V Cast and VZ Navigator.
3G Internet Devices. Our customers can access the Internet wirelessly at broadband speeds on their computers via data cards that we offer, or via EV-DO-enabled phones with connector cables, and on certain OEM laptop computers with embedded EV-DO Mobile Broadband modules. In addition, we sell several netbooks, which are portable wireless computers, smaller than traditional laptop computers, which can access the Internet via our Mobile Broadband service.
This excerpt taken from the VZ 10-K filed Feb 24, 2009.
We believe that our status in the U.S. wireless industry has enabled us to become a wireless service provider of choice for wireless device manufacturers and has helped us to develop exclusive wireless device offers for our customers and branded handsets that complement our focus on high-quality service and an optimal user experience. The handsets that we offer are predominantly EV-DO enabled. In addition, certain of these handsets have HTML-browsing capability. We refer to these handsets as smartphones. We offer smartphones from RIM, Palm, Samsung and Motorola, and we have GSM-enabled smartphones that operate on GSM networks outside of the U.S. We also offer several smartphones that include touch-screens, such as the Blackberry Storm, Samsung Omnia, LG Voyager and LG Dare.
Our customers can access the Internet wirelessly at broadband speeds on their computers via data cards that we offer, using EV-DO-enabled handsets with connector cables, and on certain OEM laptop computers with embedded EV-DO Mobile Broadband modules.
All of the handsets that we offer comply with the FCCs E-911 requirements. The majority of our handsets are also Bluetooth compatible.
This excerpt taken from the VZ 10-K filed Feb 28, 2008.
We are a service provider of choice for wireless device manufacturers which helps us develop exclusive offers for our customers, as well as branded wireless devices that complement our focus on a high-quality customer experience. The wireless devices that we offer are predominantly EV-DO enabled, and all of them are compatible with our 1XRTT network. In addition, all of the handsets that we offer are headphone/earphone compatible and, compliant with the FCCs E-911 requirements, through their GPS functionality.