Tidbit Tuesday: Verizon offers enV2 for $20; new WiMAX launches

Aaron Baker
member from Dallas, TX
Published: August 18, 2009

Since we can't actively cover every news article that breaks (as much as we would love to), PhoneDog compiles various announcements and press releases that have been published throughout the week and places them in one easy to read article.  Enjoy!

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Verizon reduces LG enV2 to $19.99 for three day sale
In what appears to be an effort to exhaust inventory of an aging device, Verizon Wireless has discounted the LG enV2 to $19.99 with a new, two-year agreement.  The deal, which runs for three days (ends on August 20th), can be taken advantage of with any price plan, as long as it is a new activation.


WMDeals offers T-Mobile Touch Pro2 for $149.99
The way we see it, you could either go to a T-Mobile retail store and pay $349.99 for a Touch Pro2, or pick one up for $149.99 from WMDeals.  Available through the month of August, the offer is available for new lines of service only, and in order to get the discount, the customer must call the toll-free number in the picture above.  More than half off of T-Mobile retail cost - not a bad price at all!  Via WMExperts



Verizon Wireless launching OS 4.7.1.42 for BlackBerry Tour soon?
Though it seems to be rumor and nothing more at this point, BGR is reporting that OS 4.7.1.42 could be en-route to Verizon Wireless' BlackBerry Tour customers (and Sprint shortly thereafter).  No word on what improvements the software will bring, but it's possible that it could fix some slowdown and lag problems that customers are reporting.  Via BGR



Clearwire and Sprint launch WiMAX in Atlanta, Portland, and Las Vegas
Clearwire and Sprint formally launched WiMAX in Atlanta, Portland, and Las Vegas today, bringing the 4G technology to a total of four markets in the United States.  Unlimited service costs $69.99/month, while a day pass costs $10.  At present, only one device is available for use with the service (on Sprint's side) - the U300 USB modem.  Clearwire and Sprint are slated to launch the following markets by the end of 2009: Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Ft. Worth, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Austin, Texas; Abilene, Texas; Amarillo, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Bellingham, Wash.; Charlotte, N.C.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Greensboro, N.C.; Honolulu, HI; Killeen-Temple, Texas; Lubbock, Texas; Maui, Hawaii; Midland-Odessa, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.; Salem, Ore.; San Antonio, Texas; Seattle, WA: Waco, Texas; and Wichita Falls, Texas.  Via Engadget