Live from Verizon's CTIA event!

We're coming to you live this morning from the beautiful Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, where Verizon is going to talk to us about ... something. Given the context of the CTIA venue, it's entirely possible we'll just be getting an update on Verizon's network capabilities -- and possibly an update on when to expect Voice Over LTE. Or, perhaps we'll actually get some new hardware. 

Only one way to find out -- it's liveblog time!

The show kicks off at 2 p.m. EDT, and 11 a.m. PDT. (OK, technically things get going at 10 after, but we're nothing if not early.)

Join us after the break as we bring it to you, live.

There are 104 comments

orlanka says:

Wait a minute. Two hour time difference between east coast and west coast? I think it's supposed to start at 2pm EST


Hope they say that they are releasing latest Android for the S3... pfft yea right.

d3c509b says:

time is messed up...
And for what its worth. current timing on East Coast is EDT (not EST).

HTC ONE or an HTC phone for Verizon

Please be an HTC One for Verizon thats announced.

CURRENT Verizon Wireless post-paid customers
will not like what they reveal at this event. :(

Two words: E_ _ _ __ D _ _ _ _ _ _ _

rookie83 says:

They are really gonna reveal a new feature that will cost us another $20-$30 more a month!!!!!!

zhecht says:


cowboys2000 says:

I hope not. If they do, ATT will follow suit and that will leave us with Sprint and T Mobile with the only discounts.

Ravaloft says:

Erectile Dysfunction?

breadfan758 says:

I hate being so cynical, but I just know if there is a One coming to VZW it will be droidified.

mlacla22 says:

I'm thinking this too. But if it's the "stealth black" one... Sign me up!

cguella says:

We want Japanese version with SD Card

moises1204 says:

better lube to help ease the pain!!

nickacs says:

LOL, nah VZW customers love to be bent over with no lube...raw, like sushi :)
Thank goodness I've left them recently. Love how they keep emailing me to "come back" and "tell us what we can do to get you back". NOTHING! Buh bye!

ConTejas says:


gbhhbg says:

The reason it did say 1 pm EDT time before it was fixed is that Verizon is announcing a time machine app that warps the space fabric of time between east and west coast. Verizon exclusive- can't get it on rooted devices.

jscarano says:

Sweet. I totally think this is what its gonna be.

gbhhbg says:

Only problem is that it fails to function correctly the entire universe will be destroyed. SFT warnings- Space Fabric of Time-will be required on all new phones by the FCC.

ChuckG73 says:

I hope the announcement is that they are going to do away with the Droid Line. It is old and tired.

MarkSeven says:


codiusprime says:

I doubt they would keep it around if it didn't sell.

Damn my central time zone self. :p

ChuckG73 says:

No worries

Jdane07 says:

The closer we get to this event, the more and more I think the One WON'T be announced.
Come on Verizon, don't piss off your customers!

ChuckG73 says:

I will be so disapointed if the One is the big announcement

Why, its a great phone?

ChuckG73 says:

Do they need to hold an event to announce that they are carrying an announced phone.....

deadpenguins says:

I bet you wish they were announcing the One now, eh?

can someone in Vegas put down $5 on red 17 for me? Thanks!

MarkSeven says:

Get ready for another screw job from Verizon. If it ain't Unlimited Data I want no parts of it!

Verizon Wireless will introduce a new unlimited data plan.
(unlimited until 2GB, of course) :)

cowboys2000 says:

How about making 32GB standard for newer Android Devices? :)

I know the HTC One has 32GB, but don't force me to this over the S4 (as your only admitted offering is 16GB).

cerebasan says:

Not seening anything in the box above on
Glitch, perhaps?

Fable says:

CNET has it starting at 2:15 EDT and ending at 2:45 EDT. Maybe there is just nothing to show yet?

why can't this be a video liveblog? :(

I want to see that hot Verizon exec... whatever her name is...

mdlissner says:

Please please - HTC One is coming to Verizon! Or else its adios VZW - hello AT&T

According to the US Naval Observatory atomic clock, it's already 2:10PM EDT.

Still nothing on the liveblog? :(

Edit: CNET's liveblog says the Verizon event starts at 2:15PM

balthuszar says:

maybe they'll tell us that isis is a no go and they'll allow wallet on our phones? HA...HAHA...HAHAHAHAHA...LOL...that was a good one

dg4free says:

Live from the devils themselves!

I love AndroidCentral, but I'm heading over to CNET to watch the liveblog with video. :(

Why can't AndroidCentral have video liveblog? :(

gbhhbg says:

My guess from who is on stage- latin music, tv.

osubeavs728 says:

Hmmm....their huge announcement was jennifer lopez...maybe she'll pull a vzw one out of her big 'ol booty

Parapyro says:

No NEW phones?? Where the F is my HTC ONE!?

gbhhbg says:

Verizon changing its name to Veriziones to sound hispanic

infg3570 says:

Slash with a serrated knife to the back with the J-lo announcement... if you want to throw salt in the wound, then no mention of the HTC One... damn i h8 that woman!!! LOL

fierro951 says:

I want to leave Verizon because of this.

happasaiyan says:

i now have the strange desire to throw my s4 against the wall when it arrives tomorrow. my mobile company thinks this is a great event? what planet?

dplane says:

To say the whole Jennifer Lopez thing is anything but terribly awkward is the understatement of the century.

gbhhbg says:

No HTC One porque JLO esta el presidente nuevo de Veriziones.

nickacs says:

JoLo, chupa mi penga, tu puta! Cabrons... aye de mi

dplane says:

Well at least it appears my VZW rep wasn't lying yesterday when he said the HTC rep told them there would be no new HTC flagship on VZW until late summer.

Guess that means the Butterfly 2/ Droid DNA 2 is more likely than a HTC One based phone.

josue85 says:

Please tell me there is more to this press conference than this? I'm a Latino and I couldn't care less about this crap...

But they have accessories geared just for us man...what's better then a regular screen protector, a Latino one!!!! this event was ridiculous

gbhhbg says:

Interesting business concept, but not what the faithful want to know about.

Not too exciting an announcement, but J Lo is still a hottie.

fierro951 says:

@josue85 ditto. I wasn't aware Latinos love to social network and always bring their families shopping with them. Latinos want the HTC one. Fact.

matt3166 says:

So this whole thing is wanting to sell more to the Latino community? I dont get it at all, I've never heard a company just target one group of people like this.

Dirty-Bird says:

x1sspic says:


Wildo6882 says:

That. Was. Terrible.

StuartV says:

Biggest YAWN ever....

ChuckG73 says:

WOW!!!!!! That sucked

still1 says:

wtf. thats all i can say now

matt3166 says:

Wow, what a waste of time. Can I get the half hour of my life back?

According to Jennifer Lopez during her speech,
Latinos spend 1.5 hours more per day doing
things online than any other ethnic race group....

does this include work hours?

joebob2000 says:

Hahahahhaa. Racist, but, hahahahahhahahahahahha

how is that racist?

my company fired all the white and Chinese/Korean-American software programmers and
hired all new ones from India... because Indian workers were cheaper. is that racist also?
(the owner of the company is Indian-American)

nickacs says:

F those Hapu's! Offshore deesh

GuidZilla says:


cadzilla74 says:

What a big bag of nothing! Verizon going after the Latino market partnering with JLo her Viva Movil company.

Maybe we'll get the HTC UNO.

akronevan2 says:


little812 says:

Good for the company, kick in the nuts for customers wanting more.

KingChicago says:

Verizon's big announcement was a Latino based phone carrier they have zero stake in, but rents their bandwidth. Im really, really, reallllly starting to hate Big Red.

ChuckG73 says:

What was the tweet?

gbhhbg says:

New Verizon Data Plan Name: Cojones. Pay more and you can upgrade to the Cojones Pro.

Jdane07 says:

Seriously, I'm paying the ETF today. Sick of Verizon.

ChuckG73 says:

I agree 100%.....but where do we go?

jellis24 says:

I left last year after being a customer for more years than I can remember and moved all 5 of our lines to Straight Talk (using AT&T SIMs) and haven't looked back.

mdlissner says:

Me too. Might wait until after the Apple WWDC to do it just to see what they announce.
Hoping just maybe they come out with a 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 soon too.
If I go to AT&T I can have all my choices for sure with iPhone 5S, GS4 @32GB and HTC One.

RickyU1967 says:

Just bought a Droid DNA on eBay.....thinking about reselling it and telling Verizon to stick up their....Arse...12 year customer and completely fed up with their arrogance........

nickacs says:

Do it. Go prepaid and you don't be disappointed. BEST thing I ever did.

jellis24 says:

Ha ha ha ha ha!! All the more reason that I'm happy that I've left this poor excuse for a company last year. What a joke! They've lost it!

Verizon, the official phone company of millions of illegals!

ChuckG73 says:

Where did you go?

jellis24 says:

Moved all 5 lines to Straight Talk, 4 of them are using the AT&T SIM cards and 1 is using a T-Mobile SIM. No more Verizon BS, and our bill has actually gone down.

Hu Slung Pu says:

That was almost as bad as the Samsung dog and pony show for the S4. Which reminds me, I guess I'll be getting an S4 tomorrow morning. DAMN YOU BIG RED!

law2010 says:

I feel dumber for having witnessed that event. So, to make this clear, did Verizon and Jennifer Lopez just degrade the Latino community?

infg3570 says:

Verizon is just a POS...Going to ATT as soon as June.

ChuckG73 says:

If I left VZW, it would be all Nexus all the time

jellis24 says:

Exactly what I did with my family... Left VZW and got Nexus 4s for every line we moved to Straight Talk SIM. The final straw for me was the Galaxy Nexus mess on Verizon. Never looked back and have been happy ever since.

ChuckG73 says:

I will have to check that out

mdlissner says:

Two Words: "Adios Verizon"

ChuckG73 says:

AT&T Nexus 4 sounds good. I am tired of VZW as well. So tired of the Droid line and all the BS they keep feeding us....

Josh798 says:

Wow I am glad I missed this liveblog! At least I already ordered a Droid DNA when it was on sale for free!

this was damn racist event

tech_head says:

And that was the BIG announcement?????
EPIC FAIL! Could have done that with a press release like everyone else.
A branded carrier partner for a specific market.

Also somebody's numbers were off 2012 US Population was about 315 Million
The Hispanic portion is about 16%. That means about 50 million individuals.
She claims 1.2 Trillion in buying power. 1.2x10^12 is 1.2 trillion.
so 1.2x10^12/50x10^6 = $24,000 for each Hispanic man,woman and child.
The U.S. average household income or "per capita income" is under $30,000. So how did she/they arrive at the 1.2 trillion dollar figure spread across 50 Million. That would make the average household income if we assume four people at close to $100,000. Nope.

I got my figures from the US Census. Where did she get her's from????

muddy13 says:

I just read through the play-by-play on Verizon's announcement and it has me asking one question...who do I see to get the last 15 minutes of my life back? No device announcements???? What a colossal waste of time.

RickyU1967 says:

I hope the technology news community reports this for what it was, a joke, a farse, a slap in the face of Verizon customers who have stayed with them even when they are the most expensive wireless provider out there. Verizon doesn't care about it's customers and I don't think the customers should care about them any longer! In today's technology age you can own any device you want with respectable service from more and more providers stepping up to the plate everyday. Screw you Verizon....basta con el abuso!

Thanks for the comic relief in here or I might actually be pissed..

Parapyro says:


Parapyro says:

So the HTC One, the Nexus 4, the rumored X Phone AND Nexus 5 are all going to other carriers and Verizon announces THIS crap at CTIA!?!?!

cadzilla74 says:

Not to mention the LG Optimus G Pro which, for the price, is a reasonable phablet alternative to the Note 2 from what I've been reading.

Verizon to customers "You'll get NOTHING and like it!"

kylecpcs says:

I was kinda hoping for an HTC One announcement, but after all the doom and gloom reports of HTC's management jumping ship, I'm not sure I want to be saddled with a phone for the next two years from a company that might no longer be in existence.

thats stupid htc fired these guys because they not doing there job they wanted better people

popartist says:

I'm Latina and I'm not sure how I shop differently for wireless than everyone else - I want a phone with excellent specs and a plan with a good price that gives me plenty of data. Silly if you ask me.