Verizon Wireless at CES: We’re not just a phone company

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.  by   Gigaom

Touring Verizon’s booth wasn’t quite what I expected, but that’s not a bad thing. Instead of focusing on new consumer devices, the company is using the venue to show off partner products from its Innovations Center, illustrating the benefits of connectivity where you’d least expect.

When you think of Verizon Wireless as a company, do you think of products such as smart meters, car diagnostics modules or connected recycle bins? Probably not and it’s easy to understand why: The consumer face of Verizon Wireless is that of a cellular phone company that now covers 273 million consumers with fast LTE service on smartphones and tablets. But you’d never know that from the company’s booth at CES. [read more]