Verizon has just announced a slate of new partnerships at CES today, bringing The Daily, Slacker Radio and a host of other apps to select Android tablets. With today's announcement, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners will be able to access Rupert Murdoch's tablet-optimized news app, with either a $4 monthly subscription, or $40 annual plan. The Galaxy Tab 7.7, meanwhile, will receive the app at a later date. The carrier is also bringing Slacker Radio to a wider range of Android slates, and has launched apps like TouchyBooks and Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition, as well. For the full run-down, head past the break.
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The Daily and Verizon Wireless to Release the Android™ Version of the News App on Select Verizon Devices
Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 will be the First Device to Come Pre-Installed with The Daily
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and The Daily have announced an agreement to make the first Android™ version of the top-selling subscription tablet news app available on select Verizon Wireless devices beginning this month.
The first Verizon Wireless device to come pre-loaded with The Daily will be the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Devices will get the app with an update to the software, and The Daily will also be available on the home screens on those tablets for new customers. The recently announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will also offer The Daily at a later date.
"Verizon Wireless has been a key partner since we launched on iPad, and we're thrilled to now be available to Android customers as we continue to expand and grow throughout the mobile space," said Greg Clayman, publisher for The Daily.
The Daily, the No. 3 top grossing iPad app in 2011, is the first and only national news publication created and designed for tablet computers. From breaking news and in-depth analysis to gossip, editorials, sports, business, and tech coverage, The Daily publishes more than 100 pages of original content each day, providing its readers with news that pops.
Verizon Wireless customers with these select tablet devices, and others to come, can enjoy a free trial week of The Daily, and then choose from a monthly ($3.99) or annual ($39.99) subscription. Download charges vary and airtime or megabyte charges may apply according to the customer's data plan.
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New Slacker Radio for Android™ Tablets Shown Exclusively at CES With Verizon Wireless
New Application Features Superior Graphics and Album Art Optimized for Fast 4G LTE Network
LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Slacker, Inc. today announced the Slacker Radio application for the Android™ tablet is being shown at the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259).
The new Slacker Radio application has been specifically optimized for the Android tablet with a content-rich interface to get the most from a fast 4G LTE connection. A highly visual application, Slacker Radio for the Android tablet features a unique station tile display with horizontal and vertical scrolling along with the ability to preview stations before playing and an optimized ability to browse for content, making music discovery even easier. Navigation of the application has been simplified to easily browse content and switch views. Slacker Radio offers song lyrics, artist profiles, album reviews and more all in one place with additional content discovery just a tap away.
Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker, said, "Our new application for the Android tablet combines the hands-off listening experience that Slacker is known for with hands-on, in-depth music discovery perfected for a high speed network. Having the opportunity to show this application for the first time at the Verizon booth at CES is incredible, and we're honored to participate."
Slacker Radio is dedicated to offering a fully customizable and personal online radio experience in the United States and Canada that includes the most varied and compelling range of content offered by any Internet radio service. The Slacker Radio experience includes over 150 expert-programmed music stations, personalized ABC News and ESPN sports content, comedy, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations featuring artist commentary and exclusive interviews. With a music catalog that is over ten times larger than Pandora, the leading radio competitor, Slacker Radio gives listeners the ultimate music and content discovery resource.
Verizon established its Innovation Program to encourage collaboration and help advance the 4G LTE ecosystem. The company's LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., and its Application Innovation Center in San Francisco were created to inspire, enable and develop non-traditional devices, services and applications that take advantage of Verizon Wireless' industry-leading wireless networks. Through the Innovation Program, Verizon seeks to expand the possibilities of 4G LTE by working with diverse companies, from start-ups to established players, in industries representing a broad range of verticals.
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Verizon Wireless Features TouchyBooks: Golden App Of 2012
Installed on Samsung Galaxy Tab™ Tablets from Verizon Wireless, TouchyBooks is the Children's Playable Bookstore App of the Year
LAS VEGAS, NV, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEW YORK, NY - From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Genera Interactive today announced TouchyBooks is being shown at the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259).
TouchyBooks creates playable ebooks for children that inspire learning and engagement in powerful new ways. Parents can share this free virtual picture book boutique full of multilingual interactive stories for children ages 1-8, who can play as they read. This type of interactive play gives them a wonderful opportunity "to practice what they are learning." Users can browse playable and interactive stories by well-known publishers, brands, content owners and freelance writers and illustrators.
Genera Interactive, the creator of TouchyBooks, works closely with Verizon to provide customers with five-star quality children's interactive applications. Internationally known and recognized, Genera Interactive incorporates many benefits of 4G LTE technology in their applications to fit the lifestyles of today's families and is considered a leader in technology and distribution. TouchyBooks has become a must-have for all Verizon customers and families. Enrique Tapias Fraga for Genera Interactive, said, "Verizon Wireless is an excellent company to work with, and together we have found a way for their community of parents, teachers and young students to share and experience TouchyBooks, our playable ebooks, together in dynamic ways."
TouchyBooks is installed on Samsung Galaxy Tab™ tablets available from Verizon Wireless and is also available for other Android™ and iOS devices. TouchyBooks stories can be found in Windows Phone, NOOK® and BlackBerry® app marketplaces.
The Verizon Developer Community (VDC) is for developers who wish to work with Verizon to distribute their apps through the company's mobile storefront, Verizon Apps.
For more information about Verizon at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow Verizon Wireless news on Twitter at @VZWnews. Visit www.touchybooks.com for more information about Genera Interactive.
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Trend Micro™ and Verizon Wireless Bring Mobile Security App to Millions of Smartphone and Tablet Customers
The Latest Security Solutions from Trend Micro Offer New and Easy Ways to Secure Personal Information on Mobile Devices
LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, today announced Trend Micro™ Mobile Security Personal Edition is now available in Verizon Apps on select Verizon Wireless Android™ devices. The app will be demonstrated at the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259) throughout the show.
Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition for Android addresses a need for cyber security on mobile devices and offers an easy solution for Verizon Wireless customers to help keep personal information on their Android devices safe.
After downloading the app, customers can take advantage of key features, including an app scanner, lost device protection and enhanced security to block threats as well as inappropriate content while surfing the Web, calling or texting.
"Smartphones are a key form of communication today and contain the type of irreplaceable personal information hackers find most valuable. This is why we're excited to be able to offer Verizon Wireless' customers an application that can protect their personal information, keep their kids safe online and help recover a lost device," said Carol Carpenter, general manager, Consumer Division at Trend Micro.
Verizon Wireless' mobile storefront, Verizon Apps (formerly V CAST Apps), is available on select smartphones and delivers thousands of apps and games to Verizon Wireless customers. Powered by the Verizon Developer Community (VDC), Verizon Apps enables customers to discover, purchase and use apps with a simple process and offers the ease and convenience of direct billing – apps purchased are invoiced on customers' monthly bills.
Customers can download Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition from Verizon Apps in the Utilities category. Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition offers Verizon Wireless customers anti-malware app scanning for free with premium features available for a $2.50 monthly subscription or $30 per year on a number of popular Verizon Wireless 3G devices, including DROID Incredible 2 by HTC, DROID X2 by Motorola, CASIO® G'zOne® Commando, and on several 4G LTE smartphones, including ThunderBolt™ by HTC, Revolution™ by LG and DROID Charge by Samsung. Data charges may apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.
For more information about Verizon at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow Verizon Wireless news on Twitter at @VZWnews. For information on how to become a member of the VDC, visit http://developer.verizon.com.