The Verizon One converged device, now known as The Hub has been officially released as this month. The device includes a cordless handset and base with a 7-inch touch screen. Consequently, it looks like the marriage of a cordless phone and an iPhone. In any case, the phone hooks up to any service provider’s broadband connection and can interact with any other wireless device via the landline so long as it too is a Verizon device. The Hub comes supporting features the likes of VZ Navigator, VZ Chaperone, VCAST, real-time calendar, search, picture viewer, and text messaging. This landline killer runs at about $250 a pop and a monthly fee around $35 (including messaging).

“The Verizon Hub reinvents the home phone system that’s been centered on your kitchen counter for years. We’re bringing huge new functionality RemoteHub to a common household device that will unlock its true potential. And in the process, Verizon Wireless is updating the tools busy families can use to manage their lives,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer at Verizon Wireless.

This little guy does it all:

 

  • Check local traffic and weather in the morning before leaving the house
  • Update your calendar and automatically receive a text when an appointment changes or as a reminder not to be late
  • Get directions to the new site when the location for soccer practice is moved
  • Find the number of the new pizza parlor to order a pie
  • Preview the trailers from an upcoming movie that you might want to take the family to over the weekend, then purchase tickets using the Verizon Hub

 

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